The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is offering someone the chance to win two graphic novels published recently by guests who will be coming to the festival in October. The two books have both been generously provided by Jonathan Cape.
The first book is Warren and Gary Pleece’s Montague Terrace.
Synposis: In Montague Terrace, nothing is quite what is seems. Within its boundaries live an array of strange and extraordinary residents, including Paul Gregory, self-exiled pop crooner holed up in his Montague hovel for close to forty years, with only fading memories of a semi-successful music career and a bottle of JD for company. Mrs Beatrice Green, codename Babushka, an aged former special ops agent fighting a new war against overzealous council officials. Marvo the Magic Bunny and Mystical Marvin, a pair of down-on-their luck entertainers, shielding a disturbing past. The Puppeteer, toiling away day and night, pulling the strings of world events and causing chaos out of order.
Landlocked sailors, fake pet psychics, hounded inventors and randy postmen. Welcome to Montague Terrace…
The Observer’s Rachel Cooke said the Pleece brothers’ black and white drawings are ‘brisk and economical, they have an energy that pulls you along. Their story gets under your skin.’
The second book we have available to win is Eustace by Steven Harris.
Synopsis: Poor Eustace is not very well. Convalescing in bed, his world is confined to the four walls of his grand and gloomy room. His days are spent in wild imaginings, punctuated by the occasional visit from his mother and a legion of Aunties, who fuss and smother Eustace.
But then his wicked uncle arrives in a cloud of pipe smoke, accompanied by a swelling cast of prostitutes, hoodlums, drunkards and assorted hangers-on. Suddenly Eustace finds himself transformed from invalid to the star of a glittering and decadent social scene, serving drinks and holding court from his enormous bed. That is, until his Uncle’s past begins to catch up with him…
Eustace is blackly comic, surreal and exquisitely rendered. It marks the debut of a brilliant new graphic novelist.
To win the books simply tell us the name of the graphic novel which won the biography award in the Costa Book Awards earlier this year.
The closing date is 12.00 on Friday 26 April.
Send your answers together with your name, email address, phone number and postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also put GRAPHIC NOVEL COMPETITION in the subject box of the email.
The winner will be drawn at random after the closing date.
Please note that we may send you information about The Lakes International Comic Art Festival by email but otherwise your contact details will not be used for any other purpose.
Terms and conditions
1.1 Entry and participation in any draw shall be deemed an unconditional acceptance by you of these Terms. All entry instructions and any other specific details relating to the draw or the prizes form part of these Terms.
1.2 These Terms shall be governed by English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
2.1 You must be ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom. Organisers of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival or any other persons directly or indirectly connected with the draw are not eligible to enter.
2.2 You must provide personal details as reasonably requested to do so. Refusal to comply will result in disqualification from the contest.
2.3 All decisions of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will be final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into.
3.1 Two graphic novels – Montague Terrace and Eustace.
3.2 The winners will be drawn at random by The Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
3.3 The winners will be notified by email or phone within 7 days of the closing date. If a selected winner does not respond to contact made by the Promoter within 14 days of the initial notification date, that person’s claim to the prize will be forfeited and the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to a substitute winner.
3.4 Where a winner chooses not to accept a prize, they forfeit any and all claims to that prize, which will be dealt with at the absolute discretion of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
3.5 Prizes are not transferable and may not be redeemed for cash.
4.1 The Lakes International Comic Art Festival may promote or advertise that a winner has won a contest. The Lakes International Comic Art Festival may publicise, broadcast or otherwise disclose a competitor’s name or statements in advertising or promotional activities.