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Announcing Big Dog Ink Cosplay Edition Variant Covers

BDI Cosplay Edition Variant

The first Cosplay Variant Cover is for Critter #8 by DeBalfo and Ruffino.

Big Dog Ink is proud to announce a new feature for convention appearances: Cosplay Edition Variant Covers. Limited edition, collectible variant covers have become a mainstay of the convention scene. When the family goes to a theme park you buy a collectible key chain or shot glass. When you go to a comic book convention, the variant cover is your must-have, take home commemorative item. Cosplayers are also a huge part of the convention scene. Very little beats the thrill of seeing someone so in love with comics that they are inspired to dress up in a costume and wrap themselves in the personae of their favorite character

So what’s a Cosplay Edition Variant you may ask? In short, it’s Big Dog Ink’s way of saying we love our devoted, committed, fanatical, amazing fans who come to conventions dressed up as Big Dog Ink characters and we want to support and reward their time, effort and general bad-assery. Starting with our first 2013 convention appearance at Amazing Arizona Comic Con at the Phoenix Convention Center January 25th through the 27th, any fan that shows up at the Big Dog Ink booth dressed as one of our characters will take home one of a series of special super limited Cosplay Edition Variant Covers, completely FREE!

To start the series off with a bang, the first Cosplay cover will be a variant for Critter #8 featuring a gorgeous Mike DeBalfo cover with colors by coloring master Nei Ruffino.  So come out and visit Big Dog Ink at a convention appearance near you, get dressed in your best Naomi, Danica, Lucifer, Critter, Tin Man (or any BDI character that tickles your fancy) and pick up your very own FREE Limited Edition Cosplay Edition Variant Cover as a token of our appreciation for helping us prove that Big Dog Ink has the best and most committed fans in all of comicdom!

About Richard Cardenas


Created in a lab in Tijuana, Mexico, or cloned in a test tube in Torrance, CA, depending on which story you think is a better origin story, Richard is, if such a thing exist, a second generation nerd. The son of a man who loved sci-fi, comic books and horror, and a woman who loved making costumes, reading sci-fi novels and watching cartoons, Richard was exposed to all this and more since a very young age.

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