Papercutz Tween Graphic Novel Publisher Zorro Contest To Celebrate Children's Book Week 11/14 to 11/20/05 -- Winner Gets Cameo Role in Upcoming Book

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Papercutz Graphic novel publisher offers readers amazing opportunity to get their likeness included in a future Zorro graphic novel if they win an essay contest saying why Zorro is their role model.

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To celebrate the 2005 Children’s Book Week, Papercutz, the New York based publisher of the just-released Zorro graphic novel # 1 “Scars!” announces a contest for Tween boys and girls ages 8 to 14 that promises as its prize a never-before offered opportunity.

WINNER GETS GULL SET OF GRAPHIC NOVELS & CAMEO IN UPCOMING GRAPHIC NOVEL

The winner of the Zorro Essay Contest will receive as their prize not only a full set of Papercutz graphic novels including Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and Zorro titles but also the chance of a lifetime to get their own ‘likeness’ depicted in a Cameo appearance in an upcoming Papercutz title. Yes, picture this, readers, you get to see YOU in an upcoming graphic novel.

“As far as we know, Papercutz is the first publisher to offer this unique prize of including a drawing of the likeness of the winner of our Zorro contest in an upcoming graphic novel” explains Terry Nantier, Publisher NBM and Papercutz. Nantier says, “It’s a wonderful way to celebrate this year’s Children’s Book Week theme of “Imagine”. Children’s Book Week 2005 is November 14- 20 sponsored by The Children’s Book Council,” he says. “Imagine the winner gets their likeness in an upcoming Zorro graphic novel, it’s an unbelievable opportunity”. he adds.

ZORRO CONTEST INFO:

Tweens ages 8 to 14 are eligible to enter the competition and win a cameo ‘role’ in an upcoming Zorro graphic novel. All you have to do to enter is describe in 50 words or less why Zorro is a role model for their life. It’s simple and you can give it your own spin, print your entry on lined paper or handwrite your entry on fancy stationery or type your entry and email it -- just be sure to say why Zorro is a role model and how he has inspired you in your life. Please make sure your entry is not more than 50 words in length.

MAIL CONTEST ENTRIES TO:

To enter via U.S. mail , send your essay of 50 words or less in a stamped envelope to: ZORRO c/o Papercutz, 555 8th Avenue, Suite 1202, New York, NY 10018. Or email your entry telling in 50 words or less why Zorro is your role model to: papercutz@speakeasy.net. DEADLINE is December 31, 2005. All entries must be stamped by December 31, 2005.

“To people of all ages Zorro represents adventure, selflessness and is a defender of the innocent against crime and evil, he inspires today’s Tween to be active and stretch beyond the role of passive couch potato, or should I say ‘mouse’ potato to do the extraordinary,” says Papercutz publisher Nantier.

FOR THE LATEST ON ZORRO GO TO http://www.PAPERCUTZ..COM

Although no purchase is necessary for entry, Tweens and their parents, teacher and librarians nationwide may want to go to http://www.papercutz.com and see some scenes from the new Papercutz graphic novel #1 ‘Scars’.

The full-color 96-page graphic novel “Scars!” from Papercutz written by the acclaimed Zorro comics writer, Brooklyn, NY based, Don McGregor, is an all-new Zorro action, adventure about Don Diego, the original man behind the mask. Set against the natural beauty of the Old West and the deadly wonders of un-charted Yellowstone, we see Zorro as we’ve never seen him before -- there’s even a sequence with Zorro on skis! -- as he duels his foes.

What helps makes “Scars!” so popular is a trendy new look -- an American manga anime-like style of big-eyed characters and exaggerated emotional expressions typical of Japanese comics (manga) The full-color illustrations by Sidney Lima add a fresh dynamic to Zorro for readers young and older.

Zorro graphic novel # 1, “Scars!” is the first in an ongoing quarterly series of Zorro graphic novels from Papercutz, publishers of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew graphic novels. Aimed at ages 8 to 88. The 96 page full color, paperback, $7.95 is also in hardcover, $12.95. Available now in Borders, Barnes & Noble and comic book outlets and online at http://www.amazon.com and http://www.barnesandnoble.co

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