Wonder what Tony Harris is going to think about this?
Big Dog Ink announces a new feature for convention appearances: Cosplay Edition Variant Covers.
Limited edition, collectible variant covers have become a mainstay of the convention scene. When the family goes to a theme park you buy a collectible key chain or shot glass. When you go to a comic book convention, the variant cover is your must-have take home commemorative item. Cosplayers are also a huge part of the convention scene. Very little beats the thrill of seeing someone so in love with comics that they are inspired to dress up in a costume and wrap themselves in the personae of their favorite character
So what’s a Cosplay Edition Variant you may ask? In short, it’s Big Dog Ink’s way of saying we love our devoted, committed, fanatical, amazing fans who come to conventions dressed up as Big Dog Ink characters and we want to support and reward their time, effort and general bad-assery. Starting with our first 2013 convention appearance at Amazing Arizona Comic Con at the Phoenix Convention Center Jan 25-27th, any fan that shows up at the Big Dog Ink booth dressed as one of our characters will take home one of a series of special super limited Cosplay Edition Variant Covers, completely FREE!
To start the series off with a bang, the first Cosplay cover will be a variant for Critter #8 featuring a gorgeous Mike DeBalfo cover with colors by coloring master Nei Ruffino. So come out and visit Big Dog Ink at a convention appearance near you, get dressed in your best Naomi, Danica, Lucifer, Critter, Tin Man (or any BDI character that tickles your fancy) and pick up your very own FREE Limited Edition Cosplay Edition Variant Cover as a token of our appreciation for helping us prove that Big Dog Ink has the best and most committed fans in all of comicdom!
I’ve gotta say, this seems like a pretty cool idea. It rewards the fans who take their dedication to the next level. Building a closer relationship between fans, creators, and the comics should be what we are all striving for!