A big thank you to everybody who picked up And Then Emily Was Gone #1 on its release last Wednesday. All signs so far indicate that the debut was a huge success, with copies of the comic being sold – and sold out! – all over the world, and a flood of positive reviews and reader comments appearing in response to it, some of which we’ll be showcasing on this blog in the coming days.
Those of you who picked up the comic will have noticed a feature called “Merksay Stories” on the inside back cover, telling a strange tale of an inhabitant of Merksay island. Here’s a look at the Merksay Story of Fisherman Bill:
We have a great, creepy collection of Merksay Stories prepared to take you through from issues #1 to #4. But we don’t have a Merksay Story for issue #5. We need your help. We’re going to hold a special contest on our Facebook page, where you can have the chance to star in And Then Emily Was Gone #5. How would you like your name and likeness to be featured in the Merksay Stories backmatter of our final issue? If you’re interested, all you need to do is post on the Facebook page with your name, your hometown, a picture of yourself, and an answer to this question: What is the scariest thing that has ever happened to you? The best entry will be chosen by the creative team, and the winner will then be notified. Entrants have until August 30th to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!