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Aiming to fund the production of high quality prints and jigsaw puzzles featuring the Edgar Allan Poe Macabre Mansion illustration.
Aiming to fund the production of high quality prints and jigsaw puzzles featuring the Edgar Allan Poe Macabre Mansion illustration.
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Last year I made the H. H. Holmes Murder Castle cartoon cutaway and Kickstarted the production of jigsaw puzzles featuring the illustration. It was really well received and I loved the challenge of the project, so I decided to make another one. I learned a lot making Murder Castle and applied those lessons to The Edgar Allan Poe Macabre Mansion, which illustrates 20 of the author's short stories in one big, creepy house. 

768-piece jigsaw puzzle (18"x 24")
768-piece jigsaw puzzle (18"x 24")

 

Scroll down to see details from the image.
Scroll down to see details from the image.

 

18" x 24" print and coloring poster
18" x 24" print and coloring poster

 

Hours of fun!
Hours of fun!

 

Please check out this blog post I wrote describing the process of creating the illustration. It is hand drawn then colored in Photoshop. It's taken me most of the year to complete using whatever time I could find between other projects. The image is packed with details and clues from my favorite of Poe's stories. My hope is that people will listen to the audio recordings of the tales as they assemble the puzzle or color the poster! (They're all on YouTube - links in the blog.)

Scroll down to see the reward options. Each Poe item comes with a legend identifying the various stories and highlighting details hidden throughout. This puzzle is bigger and has more pieces than the last one, although it comes in the same size box so it will look very nice next to your Murder Castle! If you don't already have the original cartoon cutaway, H. H. Holmes' Murder Castle, you can get that too!

If you dig the project, please share via social media. If it hits goal by midnight on Halloween, I should be able to get puzzles out in time for Christmas! (Can't guarantee, but I don't foresee an issue for domestic orders.)

One more thing... I'm running a very special contest. Hidden within the illustration is a clue about the next puzzle (I'll be starting a new one next year). The first person to locate the clue and correctly guess the subject of the next puzzle will be drawn into the next illustration as a character! The deadline to guess the subject is January 31, 2018. 

Update: Someone has already found the clue and correctly identified the subject of the next illustration! Thanks for all the great guesses!

Thank you so much for your support! 

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Risks and challenges

The illustration is finished and the manufacturers are ready to go. All I need are the funds to get started, so this will operate as a preorder. If I can hit goal (about 250 puzzles) then we're in business!

I can't guarantee Christmas delivery (domestic orders), but I don't foresee an issues as long as I hit the goal.

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    H. H. Holmes Murder Castle print

    Receive a 12"x12" print of the first cartoon cutaway, H. H. Holmes Murder Castle

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    • 12" x 12" H. H. Holmes Murder Castle Print
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    H. H. Holmes Murder Castle Puzzle

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    • H. H. Holmes Murder Castle: 513-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle (15" x 21 ¼")
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    Poe's Macabre Mansion Jigsaw Puzzle

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    • Edgar Allan Poe's Macabre Mansion: 768-Piece Puzzle (18" x 24")
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    Poe's Macabre Mansion Coloring Poster

    The black and white linework printed on high quality stock, perfect for ambitious coloring enthusiasts. (18" x 24")

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    • Macabre Mansion coloring poster
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    Macabre Mansion Print

    High quality print of the Macabre Mansion illustration, shipped rolled and ready to frame.

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    • Print of Edgar Allan Poe's Macabre Mansion
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    Poe & Murder Castle Jigsaw Puzzle 2-pack

    Get both the new Poe jigsaw puzzle and the first cartoon cutaway puzzle illustrating H. H. Holmes' Murder Castle!

    Includes:
    • Edgar Allan Poe's Macabre Mansion: 768-Piece Puzzle (18" x 24")
    • H. H. Holmes Murder Castle: 513-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle (15" x 21 ¼")
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    Puzzle & Coloring Poster

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    • Macabre Mansion coloring poster
    • Edgar Allan Poe's Macabre Mansion: 768-Piece Puzzle (18" x 24")
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    Poe Puzzle 2-Pack

    Receive two of the Edgar Allan Poe Macabre Mansion jigsaw puzzles

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    Puzzle & Print Combo

    Get both the jigsaw puzzle and the print of Edgar Allan Poe's Macabre Mansion

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    • Edgar Allan Poe's Macabre Mansion: 768-Piece Puzzle (18" x 24")
    • Print of Edgar Allan Poe's Macabre Mansion
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    Poe & Murder Castle 18x 24 Print 2-pack

    Get both the Poe Macabre Mansion and Murder Castle 18" x 24" prints

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    • 18" x 24" Print of H. H. Holmes Murder Castle
    • Print of Edgar Allan Poe's Macabre Mansion
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    Double Puzzle, Double Print Mega Pack!

    Both puzzles and both large prints

    Includes:
    • Edgar Allan Poe's Macabre Mansion: 768-Piece Puzzle (18" x 24")
    • H. H. Holmes Murder Castle: 513-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle (15" x 21 ¼")
    • Print of Edgar Allan Poe's Macabre Mansion
    • 18" x 24" Print of H. H. Holmes Murder Castle
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    Retailer 12-pack of Puzzles

    If you are a game/book store and would like to stock the Poe or Murder Castle puzzles in your shop, you can get 12 (either all one design or a mixture of both) for $240.

    (This option is ONLY available to verified brick & mortar stores and shipping will be covered by the backer - shipping cost determined based on location. Feel free to email me prior to pledging for a quote!)

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