Saturday, December 19, 2009

TBWCYL Day 353 - Can I have your Autograph?

Imagine you are book hunting and pick up a book to find that the author's signature is in the front cover. "OMG!" you exclaim. This must be some mistake. How could I be so lucky as to have found a signed copy for dirt cheap?

That would be my doing.

While working at the comic book store today, I reached into the 10 cent comic boxes and grabbed a few of the shittiest issues I could find and signed them with a Sharpie. I put the writers name in as if it was a signed copy and placed it back in the box. The damage done was minimal and may even give someone a rush of excitement that they would never have achieved had I not done this.

Was it wrong of me to deface these books? Maybe. But that was my task and I thought doing about .30 worth of damage was better than defacing hardbacks at the local Borders.

I hope these don't end up on ebay or I will feel bad.

That is all,

Newt

3 Ripples in the pond:

Simon said...

They will end up on eBay. You can depend on it. Then someone will start a malicious rumour that they were not in fact signed by the author, and are worthless. I hope you will take responsibility for the spate of suicides that follows.

Not that I’m trying to make you feel guilty.

Soda and Candy said...

Hopefully you will make someone very happy!

Trinity said...

Simon - Don't make me feel bad about defacing comics. I already feel bad enought.

S&C - I hate the fact that I was a party in fraud. Especially comic book fraud.