It’s happening. The final volume of Return to Labyrinth is now on sale in bookstores around the country. Amazon orders shipped yesterday and comics retailers will have their stock out tomorrow with the rest of the new graphic novels. I’m sure many of you have already picked up a copy and are itching to talk about. Next week I’ll turn gobblin.net into a place to discuss, debate, and dissect Vol. 4 and the series as a whole. I’ll be happy to answer questions. This week, while the book trickles out to readers, I would like to keep gobblin.net a spoiler-free zone.
For those of you who are champing for a chance to chomp the newest book but for whatever reason can’t get a hold of a copy this week, there is one way you can score a free copy. I will send out 5 signed copies of return to Labyrinth this Friday, and all you have to do to win a copy is help me out with a little Goblinology.
What exactly is Goblinology? Well, it’s highly-scientific, that goes without saying! Basically, Goblinologists are experts and observing goblins and deducing their name, occupation and life story without ever touching, conversing with, folding, spindling or mutilating the goblin subject. There are skeptics who call even the very best Goblinologists brazen fabulists, liars and curs, and they might be right. But just because a Goblinologists observations are in no way grounded in facts doesn’t mean they can’t be true.
Anyway, to win one of FIVE SIGNED COPIES OF RETURN TO LABYRINTH VOLUME 4, all you have to do is come up with a name, occupation and other bit of lore for this yet unclassified gobblin specimen.
Is he a blacksmith? A florist? A dentist? Did he commit any grievous atrocities or is he a hero of the people? I haven’t a clue, but I’ll know it when I see it. After all, in Goblinology, there are no right or wrong answers — just various shades of truishness.
Send your goblin name and a brief goblin bio of this mystery specimen (no more than 200 words, please!) to gobblincontest [at] gmail [dot] com by Saturday 8/7, midnight PST. I’ll pick 5 of my favorite responses and send those lucky Goblinologists a signed book (and if you’re lucky, a Jareth sketch too!).
Feel free to post questions about the contest in the comments, but remember — only descriptions received by email will be considered.