[NOTE: If you are new to David Sedaris's unprovoked feud with me, you can start by reading here.]
This is some exciting, exciting stuff. In my quest to rid the best-seller lists of all things Spedaris, I am pleased to announce this contest, which was created by my friend and blog-helper Steve Huff.
The idea is so simple it’s genius: take any photo of the cigarette-devouring David Sedaris and, using whatever media are at your disposal, alter that photo in such a way as to transform the internationally esteemed memoirist and beloved NPR contributor into a supervillain.
What kind of supervillain? That, Dear Reader, is up to you.
I will announce the top three finalists on July 2nd. Then, two days later, on July 4th, the birthday of the greatest country in the world – a country which Mr. Sedaris has shunned for the Nutella-loving shores of France - I will announce the Grand Prize Winner!
What does that person win? The greatest prize in the history of prizes, that’s what: an autographed copy of my new book, “My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face”)! I will personally have my assistant make it out to you with the inscription of your choice. PLUS, you will also receive a gift certificate to Bath & Body Works for twelve dollars. Truly an amazing, amazing prize. Total retail value: over fifteen dollars!!!
Please name your Spedaris supervillain and include a brief description of whatever super-villain powers he may possess.
To submit: either post your entry (entries?) to your image hosting account (like flickr or photobucket), then post a link to the image in the comment section of my blog.
Or you can send it to email@example.com as an attachment and put "David Sedaris Supervillain" in the heading.
Good luck, Godspeed, and may the best David Spedaris Supervillain Portraitist win.
(He's even starting to LOOK French!)