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Illustratus presents 13 originally illustrated ghost stories that are sure to excite and terrify a new generation of readers.
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Some of our most vivid childhood memories are of being huddled around a campfire, the hair on the back of our necks standing upright as we listened to tales of terror…or of staying up late, hiding beneath the covers with a flashlight in hand, reading a ghost story we swiped from our older brother.

We all loved these stories that both ignited the imagination and stirred up feelings of dread that kept us up until morning’s light broke.

However, we’ve been frustrated in our search to find collections of ghost stories that strike the classic tone of the books from our youth. Stories that are as surprising as they are terrifying. Stories that stick with us. Stories that we can tell the next time we find ourselves around a campfire.

GHOST is a collection of 13 original poems and tales written by Blaise Hemingway and Jesse Reffsin and illustrated by Chris Sasaki and Jeff Turley. With GHOST, we wanted to create new ghost tales for a new generation both written and illustrated in a classic, timeless style.

GHOST will be a hard bound, full color book- filled with more than 100 pages of bone chilling stories. It’s immensely important to us that we create the best quality book possible. To help offset our production costs, we’re offering an opportunity to pre-purchase and be the first to get your copy of GHOST. And—for those those wanting a little bit more—we’ve also put up some exclusive offers of limited edition artwork from the book as well as some other goodies to make your GHOST experience even more immersive.

"I come out in the night to guard the old dead, and my only friends are their bones." -Green Eyes
"I come out in the night to guard the old dead, and my only friends are their bones." -Green Eyes
"Meg looked up, taken aback that the woman knew her name." -The Library
"Meg looked up, taken aback that the woman knew her name." -The Library
"Mother, may I have this doll?” “Over my dead body.” -The Doll
"Mother, may I have this doll?” “Over my dead body.” -The Doll
“Please! Help! They’re coming.”  -Depth
“Please! Help! They’re coming.” -Depth

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    SIGNED BOOK

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    SIGNED BOOK + T-SHIRT

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    SIGNED BOOK + TOTE BAG

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    SIGNED BOOK + MUG

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    SIGNED BOOK + 2 MINI SIGNED PRINTS

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    SIGNED BOOK + 2 SIGNED PRINTS

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    SIGNED BOOK + TOTE BAG + T-SHIRT + MUG

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    PREMIUM BUNDLE

    -a copy of GHOST with a signature from all contributing artists and writers
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    -two GHOST 8.5"x11" signed prints (1 by Jeff Turley, 1 by Chris Sasaki) +
    -one GHOST themed tote bag
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    -YOUR name will be one of the characters in a story

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