Giveaway: Best American Comics 2011, signed by cartoonists and Alison Bechdel

Since the new Best American Comics is almost out, and since Matt and I are moving abroad in a few weeks, we have to finally figure out what to do with the three copies of BAC 2011 that we had signed by a couple dozen cartoonists (on a bookplate) and Alison Bechdel. And the two copies of BAC 2010 that are signed by even more cartoonists and Neil Gaiman. We had a couple of big plans there at one point, but now we just want to give them to someone who will enjoy them!

Comment on this post to enter to win one of three BAC 2011 signed by about 20 cartoonists from both the selections and the Notables list, and including guest editor Alison Bechdel. Comment on THIS OTHER post to win one of two copies of BAC 2010 25 cartoonists from both the selections and the Notables list, and including guest editor Neil Gaiman.

Deadline: 12 pm Tuesday August 7, 2012

How to enter: post a comment below to enter to win a copy of BAC 2011. Post a comment on THIS post to enter to win a copy of BAC 2010.

Winner will be chosen by random Tuesday afternoon. We won’t limit entry to only USA, but winners must pay airmail postage via PayPal.

Note: we do moderate comments, so if you haven’t commented here before, your comment won’t show up immediately, but it is in the queue!

If you want to give us some love in exchange for this giveaway, please follow us on Facebook (Jessica, Matt, DWWP) and/or Twitter (Jessica, Matt, DWWP). Check out our new book, Mastering Comics, or read some of our recent posts on this site, on, and on Also, you can sign up for our mailing list to get infrequent updates on our activities!

We love you too! Good luck!



42 Comments to Giveaway: Best American Comics 2011, signed by cartoonists and Alison Bechdel

  • by Rusty Rowley

    On August 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    So many awesome people involved in these! I would love a copy. Fingers crossed!

  • by Neal Skorpen

    On August 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Have fun living abroad, and thanks for giving away free stuff!

  • by pete bangs

    On August 3, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    One of the best series of anthologies I’ve never been able to buy.

  • by Steven Venn

    On August 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I love these annuals and often check it out at the bookstore, but have a limited budget. The Jillian Tamaki cover from last year is one of the things I admire about the 2011 edition (big fan of hers). Alison Bechdel as curator as well, what great company on this one! Thanks for doing these, guys (contest and for series editors)!

  • by Evan Dent

    On August 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I would like a copy, please!

  • by Josh T

    On August 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Put me down for one entry, please!

  • by Keegan Lannon

    On August 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I’d like in on this. Here’s hoping I win.

  • by Scott Louie

    On August 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Oh please oh please oh please…

  • by Jarad G

    On August 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I love your books and site. Thank you for both of your insight!

  • by Fern

    On August 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm


  • by Lala

    On August 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    This would be an awesome thing to have.

  • by Mike R.

    On August 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Fantastic book! Thanks for the chance.

  • by Randy Duncan

    On August 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I would love to have an extra copy to donate to the HSU library so my students can enjoy it.

  • by Danny M.

    On August 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Great giveaway – count me in!

  • by MariNaomi

    On August 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Sign me up!

  • by daniel jocz

    On August 3, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    raises hands

  • by halby durzell

    On August 3, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Hi, Jessica and Matt! I enjoy both comics and free swag, so could you see to it that I win? Much appreciated.

  • by Brian Smith

    On August 4, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I stumbled across the first BAC (Harvey Pekar’s at-bat) a few years ago at a used book store, and it was a no-brainer at $3 (easily the most under-valued purchase I’ve ever made). I’ve been looking forward to each new edition since,and the series has only gotten better since you’ve become the series editors. Keep up the great work, and enjoy your year abroad!

  • by noel cervantez

    On August 5, 2012 at 2:33 am

    greetings jessica and matt,

    im noel cervantez the co-founder of bikol komikero, an unbrella group of writers and comics/graphic novelist artist here in Naga City Philippines. i am teaching alternative comics here in our studio with my fellow artist red patricio, your book helps us alot to teach more effectively and innovatively, thank you guys.

    i hope you could give us more suggestion and new ideas on teaching comics in general.

    more alternative comics,

    Noel Cervantez (bikol Komikero)

  • by Rachel Keslensky @ Last Res0rt

    On August 6, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Let’s do this!

  • by Kuš!

    On August 6, 2012 at 11:20 am

    (k)us! (k)us! (k)us!

  • by Chris Thorne

    On August 6, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Like Mars, I just got a bit of Curiosity! :) I would love to read these.

  • by Adrian Pijoan

    On August 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Awesome contest! God(s) of chance be on my side please.

  • by Chris Pearce

    On August 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    My classroom doesn’t yet have a copy of the Best American Comics 2011, but 2010 and 2009 are super popular reads amongst my students.

  • by karl a russell

    On August 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Great books, love to have a signed copy of either one.

  • by Logan Jaffe

    On August 6, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Cool! Don’t have a copy yet and would love one either of these.

  • by Elizabeth Noyes

    On August 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Entering for my son! He loves comics :)

  • by Jose Andrés

    On August 6, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I think my creativity ran out of fuel with the other post. Anyway, I’d love to have any of these wonderful volumes!

  • by Dino

    On August 7, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Oh if I should be so lucky!

  • by Matt

    On August 7, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    We have winners!

    Noel Cervantez
    Scott Louie


  • by Matt

    On August 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Dear Scott Louie, we don’t seem to have an e-mail for you! please comment or contact us at asap so we cant send you your book. If you don’t get in touch by Friday I’m afraid we’ll have to give it to someone else!

  • by noel cervantez

    On August 9, 2012 at 12:58 am

    wow!..Thank you so much!
    thank you jessica and matt! im so excited!

    Heres my address in philippines:

    (Blk.6 Lt.14 Grandview Heights subd.,
    Pacol Naga City, Philippines, 4400)

  • by Matt

    On August 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

    (We tracked down Scott Louie, by the way.)

  • by Casey

    On August 12, 2012 at 2:36 am

    This is my first time visiting your site and I’m pretty darn stoked about it! I picked DW-WP up at my school library and I havnt been able to put it down. I hope to self publish my first digest size Indie comic somtime this year, and it’s all thanks to this amazing book that has answered every question I’ve ever wanted to know about making my own comics. Thank you guys.

  • by Jessica

    On August 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks, Casey, that’s awesome. So glad you’re finding what you need.

  • by Jessica

    On August 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    …And Noel, glad you won the contest. I’m hoping you find more teaching ideas here on this site, but let us know if you have further questions. Check this link for round-ups of activities, etc.

  • by noel cervantez

    On August 13, 2012 at 10:48 am

    jessica is it ok if i used some of the guides in this website for the comics modules for my students?

  • by Jessica

    On August 13, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    @noel — Yes, for sure. That’s what they’re there for.

  • by noel cervantez

    On August 16, 2012 at 10:26 am

    good day jessica and matt, :-) more comics education!

  • by noel cervantez

    On August 18, 2012 at 9:51 am

    im so excited to read the best american comics :-) thank you so much matt and jessica,
    wish you all the best!

  • by Jonathan Gilpin

    On September 4, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Is it too late? Either of these sound GREAT! How generous of Matt and Jessica :-)

  • by Elana Roston

    On September 19, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Where are you guys going to be embedded comics writers-drawers-instructors?! Happy Trails and best of luck, wherever it is…Put some exotic stamps from far-flung places on the package if/when I win a copy of the book, please!

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