Congratulations to Caroline, who won the SCAM #1 Prize Pack (and Joe Mulvey’s devilish admiration) with the following con:
When I was in highschool, my father and I came to an arrangement that if I earned the state-sponsored full scholarship for college, he would pay the rest of my tuition. Of course, he probably thought he was getting the better deal, assuming that “full scholarship” was a literal designation. Suffice to say, I followed through, but he wasn’t so keen to keep up his side.
Between our agreement and my starting college, my parents divorced and my father wanted nothing to do with making my mom’s life easier. This included helping me get through college. Every semester, I had to have a “meeting” with him (ever the business man). He showed me his papers, his budget, the divorce agreements; their presentation was meant to confuse and distract me. He always gave me less than I required and told be to be grateful that I got anything at all.
Eventually I had had enough and decided to beat him at his own game. There had been a tuition hike, but the numbers I presented him with that semester were much higher. I presented my figure with a straight face. He suggested a lower amount, in fact more than I had honestly hoped for. I haggled a bit more with him before leaving, feigning defeat. He thought he had yet again come out ahead. Little did he know that his cold business-like manner had taught me to be a better liar, and with no remorse. I got through college and that’s all that matters.
Thank you to everyone who entered the contest!
“SCAM” writer/artist Joe Mulvey and Tyler James of ComixTribe want to give you a chance to win a SCAM prize pack, containing:
– a Signed SCAM #1 variant
– a piece of original art from SCAM #1
– a SCAM t-shirt
They’re great guys promoting a cool book, but they’re also good conmen. You see, there’s a string attached:
They want to know the biggest or best lie you’ve ever told!
Post your response (along with your e-mail!) in the comments section, creator Joe Mulvey will choose his favorite response, and the winner will be contacted through e-mail. The contest will run until Midnight EST on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012.
Alright folks, let’s hear some juicy ones!