Hello, and welcome to Aardvark-Vanaheim's first Kickstarter since October 2018.
The past seven Cerebus Archive Kickstarter campaigns were launched in order to fund the mammoth task of scanning, restoring, and preserving the 6,000 page Cerebus epic, and the archive of artwork, materials, and correspondence related to the future Cerebus Archive. Though this project has the same overall goals and fund-raising intentions, the scope of it is much more limited—getting you a nifty CEREBUS birthday card—delivered to you by your birthday in 2019! (Or right away—it's up to you.)
Here's Dave Sim on the origins of this unique project—
"An annual CEREBUS Birthday Card is an idea I had been toying with for years and stopped thinking about after my wrist went wonky in 2015. Then Dean R. sent me a copy of a CEREBUS drawing he had commissioned from Neal Adams and I thought, 'Wait a minute, it doesn't HAVE to be a Dave Sim drawing.' Neal was kind enough to grant us blanket permission for use of the image, for which I really can never thank him enough! He's been a personal hero of mine since he blew my 12-year-old mind with his work on DEADMAN in 1968. Now I just have to figure out who I'm going to ask to draw the 2020 card!"
All of the pledge levels will include this basic item—a Cerebus birthday card, penciled and inked by Mr. Adams as a commission for Cerebus (and Neal!) fan Dean Reeves, and toned and lettered by Dave Sim. In addition, Dave Sim will sign each printed card and personalize them to you, to be delivered by your birthday (or any other 2019 date of your choosing).
For the multi-birthdayed among us, you may also purchase cards in value-packs of five or ten cards each.
(Dave's original art for the card is also being auctioned off at ComicLink, concurrent with this Kickstarter!)
Secondly, we're offering an opportunity to catch up with the CEREBUS ARCHIVE PORTFOLIOS for those of you who might have missed the previous campaigns. These offerings represent the entirety of the remaining inventory of Cerebus Archive portfolios, printed and signed for the original campaigns, and still bearing their numbered designations.
Here's Dave Sim again:
"In order to preserve what's left of my right wrist for work on THE STRANGE DEATH OF ALEX RAYMOND, I've had to make the hard decision with the Artists' Editions Portfolios to only sign the front label on the Portfolio from now on, instead of all of the interior plates. So these are the last of the Kickstarter CEREBUS ARCHIVE Portfolios signed throughout that will ever be made available for sale to the public: First come, first served!"
As with previous Aardvark-Vanaheim Kickstarter campaigns, returning backers will be able to retain their special partner pledge number in this campaign.
Thanks for reading, thanks for sharing, and most importantly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
Risks and challenges
We're trying to reduce the logistical complexity AND delivery time of the prints. However, we do not compromise on quality, either in print or in execution of accurate fulfillment. We offer a 100% no-hassle, replacement or money-back guarantee if there is anything damaged, missing or if the quality is simply not up to your expectation! Each and every Pledge Partner can bank on that guarantee!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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