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A Lovecraft-inspired Cthulhu ABC book for people of all ages.
A Lovecraft-inspired Cthulhu ABC book for people of all ages.
339 backers pledged $21,396 to help bring this project to life.

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Cthulhu ABCs is a fully illustrated 60(ish) page hard-cover ABC book completely inspired by the works of author and visionary H.P. Lovecraft.
The book will be fully colored and gloriously high-detailed. Truly a labor of love for me, I will spare no expense in time or sanity to make each page creative, enjoyable, fun, and sometimes horrific - but in a good way.

The Full Wrap-Around Cover
The Full Wrap-Around Cover

 Follow Along!

As I work on the book I will be posting updates here on Kickstarter and work-in-progress shots on my blog and Facebook so my backers can follow the book as it progresses. I also plan on doing live streams while I work and will be taking questions and explaining my process. I want to involve interested backers as much as possible in the making of the book and make the journey fun for everyone.

Each letter will be painstakingly detailed and each image will provide hours of entertainment. Excerpts include:

A - Ambling Around Arkham, Abel Assesses Azathoth Actions
B - Byakee Boy Band Bellows Boohoo Ballads
D - Dapper Deep Ones Drink Daikon Daiquiris During Dagon Discussions
F - Five Fanatical Fiddlers Flaunt Fabulous Felt Fezzes
R - Rats Rattle Relentlessly
And much, much more!

Dapper Deep Ones Drink Daikon Daiquiris During Dagon Discussions! Work-In-Progress
Dapper Deep Ones Drink Daikon Daiquiris During Dagon Discussions! Work-In-Progress

Since discovering his work, I've been inspired by the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. The creatures and imagery have always fired up my imagination. Several years ago, while working on other projects I had an idea for a Lovecraftian ABC book. After becoming a father I realized I wanted a book just like that to read to my kids and I imagine that there are others out there that would love to do the same. Now, I think with your help there is no time like now for us to make this dream a reality. Let's bring the Mythos to storytime.

The first sketch of the cover.
The first sketch of the cover.

I've been drawing all my life and I've been a professional illustrator, animator, cartoonist for over fifteen years. My work has appeared in many different mediums and I understand meeting deadlines and bringing projects to completion.

I've always had an affinity with the ocean and cephalopods - When I was twelve I became a licensed scuba diver and spent an entire summer mowing lawns until I had enough money to get a pet octopus. So when I discovered the works of Lovecraft while in my teens after joining a Call of Cthulhu rpg session, I was hooked. Inspired to say the least.

In a way, this book is the culmination of a lifetime's worth of drawing, dreaming, and admiring the weird. I look forward to the sweat and tears it will take to create this book, and I hope you'll take the hedgerow-mazed journey with me. Cthulhu fhtagn!

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Just add the total for your Add-Ons to your base pledge amount and note it in the survey at the end. Feel free to send me a message with any questions you may have!

Risks and challenges

I am trying to give myself a realistic goal of 18 months to finish the illustrations, print the book, and mail it safely and efficiently to my backers. It's a challenging workload as each page will be highly detailed and no corners will be cut in the quality of the book. If setbacks do arise or if I see that certain things need to happen to ensure a quality product that may impede the deadlines that are in place I will be honest and forthright in communicating this to my backers.

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    The book, some swag, your name in lights, a sketch, and yourself in the book! A copy of Cthulhu ABCs (signed), a special Cthulhu ABCs bookmark, a Cthulhu ABCs Thank You Postcard, YOUR NAME in the Thank Yous of the book for helping us make this book a reality, and a sketch inside the cover of the book!
    PLUS YOU, yes YOU, will be immortalized by having yourself drawn in the book! I will work with you to get your best likeness in the book. Pretty awesome.

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    BY POPULAR DEMAND! The book, some swag, your name in lights, a sketch, and yourself in the book! A copy of Cthulhu ABCs (signed), a special Cthulhu ABCs bookmark, a Cthulhu ABCs Thank You Postcard, YOUR NAME in the Thank Yous of the book for helping us make this book a reality, and a sketch inside the cover of the book! PLUS YOU, yes YOU, will be immortalized by having yourself drawn in the book! I will work with you to get your best likeness in the book. Pretty awesome.

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