a contest with a cool Peanuts book prize!

It’s time for AAUGH.com to run its first contest, and thanks to the folks at Fantagraphics, we have a cool prize for some Peanuts book collector out there. How would you like to win volumes 1-3 of The Complete Peanuts… in Italian?!? How many of your collecting friends have those?
Here’s what you do: send in an email to contest@aaugh.com your answer to the following question: “You bought Complete Peanuts Volume 5: 1959-1960 when it came out in the spring, because you didn’t want to wait. You’re going to buy the boxed set of Volumes 5 and 6 in the fall because you want the box. So what do you do with the extra copy of Volume 5?” The best answer wins the books.

Here’s the fine print:

  • Entries are elligible from around the world. However, the prize only has free (book rate) shipping in the U.S. If the winner is from outside the U.S., they will have to Paypal me the cost of shipping minus $5 (which is about what U.S. shipping would cost me.) Should the winner decline to pay for shipping, they’ll still be recognized as the “winner”, but the prize will go to someone else.
  • Decision of the judge is abritrary and of dubious merit, but is nonetheless final.
  • By submitting an entry, you give AAUGH.com the right to reproduce it, whether you win a prize or not.
  • Employees of AAUGH.com and their immediate family are not elligible. Of course, I’m the only person who could even vaguely be considered an employee of AAUGH.com, and I’ve already got a set. Do you really think I’d be giving them away if I didn’t have them? Does that sound like me? As for my family, trust me, my wife doesn’t want duplicate Peanuts books around the house, and little Allison can’t even type an entry.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Prize winner is responsible for any relevant taxes. Prize value: approx. $95.
  • Deadline for entries is June 26, but don’t wait and then forget about it. Answer now!

I was going to put a picture of the covers of the Italian edition here, but at the size I’d post them, you probably couldn’t tell the difference between these and the U.S. editions. They even kept the title in English!

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