Name a Schlock Character for Charity!

Happy GiftThe upcoming "Mallcop Command" chapter will feature several human side-characters, all of whom need names. In the spirit of giving, we've decided to auction off the rights to put your name (or a friend's name) on one of those characters. The proceeds of these auctions will benefit the Utah County Family Support and Treatment Center which helps families in crisis and works to prevent abuse. The winner of each auction will supply the name, and Howard will decide how to apply it. This is a great gift for that hard-to-shop-for Schlock fan in your life.

What you get:
1. A card, signed by Howard, sent to you within a week of payment stating the name you've chosen (perfect for wrapping.)
2. The character with the name you select will appear in a Schlock Mercenary strip sometime in the next two months.  This character may die horribly. We make no guarantees.
3. When the strip airs, we will mail either the original strip art or a sketch of the character to you (it is possible that more than one auctioned character will appear in a single strip, so we need a way to keep everybody happy.)

The four auctions are listed separately, but you can see them all on this one handy page. Happy bidding!

If you know Schlock fans who are not especially hard to shop for, the Schlock Mercenary store is having a 10% off sale through the end of December. Books, t-shirts, posters... everything is 10% off. Just use the coupon code Schlocksale09.

Cover-web 300If you have a small child in your life, this is a great week to buy Sandra's picture book Hold on to Your Horses. It is on sale this week for only $10. (With the coupon that's $9.) Or if you're looking for something free that you can give people via email, you can download a pdf of the entire book here.