I am launching the comic again on February 3. I will be sharing the spinoff story "The Adventures of Captain Bacon" to fill in the time between now and Volume 2. (Read about my new schedule and plans here.)

During this time, I also want to do other fun contests and activities. First up: FAN ART CONTEST.

Winners will receive signed books, original artwork, and iTunes gift cards. Deadline is February 29.

Here's the rules and info:

  1. Create any art featuring My Sister the Freak characters. It can be any medium. However, it must be all original, nothing derivative of the comic or other artist's work (for example, no photo collages, coloring pages, tracings, etc.).

  2. Email entries in jpeg format to dani@danijones.com with the subject MSTF FAN ART CONTEST. Resize your images to no larger than 900×900 pixels.

  3. Please include your name (or nickname, however you want to be credited), email address (to contact you if you win, will not be made public), website (if applicable), and age (if under 18).

  4. Entries will be placed in two age categories – under 18, and 18 and above. If entrant is under 13, entry must be submitted by a parent or guardian.

  5. Two winners will be chosen from each age group.

  6. Deadline: Contest ends February 29. All entries must be received before midnight the morning of March 1, 2012.

  7. PRIZES: First place in each age group will receive a signed copy of the Volume 1 paperback, an original watercolor sketch of a MSTF character, and a $20 iTunes gift card. Second place in each age group will receive signed copies of the Volume 1 paperback. All winning entries will also be featured prominently on the website with credits and links. Non-winning entries may also be featured on the website with credits and links.