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Creator of "Dinotopia"! This daily weblog by James Gurney is for illustrators, comic artists, plein-air painters, sketchers, animators, art students, and writers.
1. Artist Station Postcard

Whenever an artist designs a U. S. commemorative postage stamp, they have a unique opportunity to work with the U.S. Postal Service and their local post office to design a special cancellation called an "Artist Station" cancellation.

The design can be used only on one day and in one place, the hometown of the artist. When I designed the World of Dinosaurs stamps, they asked me if I wanted to do an Artist Station cancellation. Here is the hand-lettered and drawn pen and ink art that I created. The Postal Service scanned the art and made a rubber stamp out of it.

Here's how the actual cancellation looked on one of the stamps. The designers make a few slight changes, making the "W" smaller and moving the date to the top of the circle.

And here's a one-of-a-kind postcard with a scene from Dinotopia: The World Beneath.

I would like to give this special signed gift to a lucky blog reader from anywhere in the world.

Here's what you have to do to win it. Just be the first person to leave a comment on this blog post after 5:00 PM New York time today (Wednesday). The winner will be the one who leaves the first comment to be posted after 5:00 Eastern time (or 17:00 on the 24 hour clock). My computer is logged to Apple time. You may comment more than once.

ADDENDUM: Daniel of Florida was the winner. Congratulations, Daniel, and thanks everybody for entering.
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