The Dreamer and the Final Days
The end times are upon us. This glorious adventure into the hinterlands of Will Eisner's back pages will close its first chapter at midnight on Thursday, at which point Andrew, Chris and I will go into winter seclusion, only to emerge with the spring thaw, wild-eyed and brandishing a finished book in our hands.
Thank you so much, each of you, for making this project viable. This book will be a small but vital contribution to the history of comics. And without your passion it would not be possible.
But enough of that - we're not done yet! We still have a few days to spread the word far and wide. There are still original 1930s Eisner printing plates, publisher credits, studio tours, and consultations with Denis Kitchen to be had. And, just because we love you guys, one more exclusive reward, by popular demand.
Rob Berry's stunning illustration of Will Eisner thinking back on the early days portrayed in his graphic novel THE DREAMER was the subject of a lot of envy when the original artwork sold almost instantaneously upon listing. So we're going to make high quality prints of this beautiful piece of art, and we're listing two new rewards tiers to make them available to all of our backers. (And please message us directly if you want the print but don't want to change your current reward tier. We'll figure out the details.)
And please, pals, help us spread the word about the finals days of this campaign across social media, the blogosphere, and even throughout the real physical world using the mouth in your human face. Nothing can stop us now.
With all my love,