Friday, September 3, 2010

Meet (and win) the Pocket Coyote!

I finally finished making the Pocket Coyote last night. He and his twin will be the prizes in the TWO current contests! That's right, there's two! Did you forget?

You can enter the fan art contest by submitting any kind of fan art--drawings, photos, videos, recordings, whatever. Post the art, or a link to it, on the wall of the Masks Facebook page (there's a link in the column to the right of this blog entry). As long as the art is 1) about Masks; 2) non-obscene (PG-13, please!); and 3) not a violation of anybody else's copyright (no cameos by Superman or the X-Men), it's eligible. The winner of the fan art contest will be decided by a fan vote on this blog ... and yes, you can vote for yourself. Although I'm sure you'd like your friends to vote for you, too ...

Which brings me to the fan recruitment contest! You can win a Pocket Coyote by inviting your friends to "like" Masks on Facebook. When your friends add the page, post their names on the page's Wall (or have them post their names, along with a note saying you invited them). Whoever recruits the most people this way (and isn't Shelley, who won last time) gets a Pocket Coyote!

The Pocket Coyote is 100% machine washable and handmade by the author. No two Pocket Coyotes are exactly alike. If you want to give him to a kid, he's probably safe for any kid that can handle a beanie baby (although he might offer the kid a faustian bargain when you're not looking, so watch for telltale signs of suddenly achieving a superheroic destiny). If you want to keep him for yourself, he can probably be trained to do something, but I have no idea what.

Why am I doing all this? The usual explanation applies--the more fans I get on Facebook, the more traffic I get on this blog, and the more attention I get generally, the better the chance that Masks will eventually get published. So if you want to read the book, please help me make some noise, Pocket Coyote or no. I'll probably post the Pocket Coyote pattern eventually, too, for those of you who are into that.

Oh, and did I mention ...

... he fits in a pocket!


  1. awwwwwwwwww he so cute where did u get it

  2. I made him all by myself! I plan to post the pattern before Christmas. Watch the blog for details. :)