The Thanksgiving holiday is nearly upon us, so we're starting our weekend contest early! We'll have a reduced posting schedule over the next couple days as we travel to see our families, face their innumerable questions about our futures and explain how "blogging" is a real job for the 30th time, and try not to kill each other over turkey and cranberry sauce.

In the meantime, we'd like to get you thinking about what you're thankful for this year, particularly in relation to the world of comics. What made you feel happy or excited or lucky to be a comic book fan this year? What (or who) are grateful you discovered? Any sort of creative response is welcome, including art, poems, dioramas -- or if you want to keep it simple, may we recommend the old classic of tracing your hand and turning it into a turkey (with a dialogue bubble saying what you're thankful for)?Please leave you entry in the comments below, or e-mail us if that is not possible. The winner will get a ComicsAlliance bumper sticker and/or periodic table poster (see below). The contest ends at 12:01 AM on Monday, November 29th. Please click here to read the official rules.