Free to a good home: Bunny Drop

March 18, 2010

You’ve probably already noticed this, but I can be a little scattered. This quality can result in me winding up with more than one copy of the same comic. For instance, in a burst of josei boosterism, I grabbed a copy of Yumi Unita’s Bunny Drop (Yen Press) over the weekend, completely forgetting that I’d pre-ordered it through the comic shop. But you can profit from my absent-mindedness, as I’m giving away the unread extra.

You know what I think of the book, but a second opinion is always useful, so here’s Deb (About.Com) Aoki’s take:

Bunny Drop could have been saccharine or silly – but instead, Unita gives readers a heartfelt, thoughtful and endearing slice-of-life story that will ring true for anyone who has ever loved or cared for a child.”

The last time I did one of these giveaways, I focused on fictional moms. This time around, we’ll concentrate on the father figures.

To enter, simply send me an email at DavidPWelsh at Yahoo dot Com that mentions your favorite comics father or father figure. Now, “favorite” need not necessarily mean “nice.” If there’s a perfectly dreadful father, grandfather, or male guardian that warms the cockles of your heart, he’s fair game. And by “comics,” I’m not limiting you to narrative comics from Japan. If the dad is drawn, he’s eligible, so that includes comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, and so on, from whatever country or time period you choose. If you already have a copy of Bunny Drop but still want to sing the praises of a compelling comics father figure, please feel free to do so in the comments.

Deadline for entries will be at 12 noon Eastern Standard Time Sunday, March 21, 2010. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.