I hope you guys have had a very wonderful Thanksgiving (and Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday…). But let’s talk something even more important: Christmas is around the corner!
Last year, you may remember that I did a little something for our readers: a Christmas gift guide to the perfect gifts for the animation fan in your life (whether that be you or a friend or a loved one).
Well, we’re doing it again this year (call it a Rotoscopers tradition). Only this time around, we’re doing things a little different. The first edition of the Gift Guide was mainly suggestions from me and my fellow RotoWriters (a big thanks to Johnathan J. North, Morgan Stradling, and Max Den Hartog). While RotoWriters will definitely contribute this year, YOU, the reader, will be able to join in on the fun!
From now until December 10th, I want you to use the comment section below to send me your suggestions for the following items:
- TV Shows
- Art Books
- Comics/Graphic Novels
- Toys/Statues and Figurines
- General Merchandise
Why I’m asking you for things like this? Put it simply, if you can come up with a suggestion or list of suggestions from any of these categories, you will be featured in the article as part of the suggestions list!
These suggestions can come from anywhere. Any animation studio, publishing house, or online store of your choice can be featured here. When putting in suggestions, just give me the title of the item and a few sentences telling me why you think this item could be a perfect Christmas gift. I’ll do the heavy work of adding images and links, looking at prices, and figuring out the placement of your suggestion in the article (for example, ‘X recommends…’).
There are only two rules you need to follow. First, try not to suggest anything that has already been done. For example, some of you may try to put in The Art of Rise of the Guardians as a suggestion. While I love that book, we’ve already covered it last year, so try to think of items that haven’t been on the list before. The only exception to this rule: Funko POP! has produced a number of figures based on characters from multiple animated movies. If there are figures from a specific movie that you want to recommend, by all means do so.
Second, do not recommended items that won’t be available until after Christmas. I’m not setting this rule out of any sort of malice or favoritism for any type of item. It’s just the simple fact that there will be some cool stuff coming up out that animation fans just simply won’t get their hands on until sometime after Christmas. If I were you, I really wouldn’t want to break that news to the animation fan in your life: that he or she may not get that sweet, new art book or coffee mug until after Christmas. That would suck, right?
Once again, you have from now until December 10th to place suggestions in the comment section below. Once we reach the deadline, I will start collecting these suggestions and begin assembling the gift guide. While I can’t absolutely promise that this will be the case, I hope to have the article published sometime during the week before Christmas (ideally, December 14th).
And with that, I leave you all to your own devices. Have fun, and please continue to have a wonderful Happy Holidays.
Is there a category/item that you want to recommend, but you don’t see it on the list? Comment down below and I’ll have it added!
Edited by: Kelly Conley