A BOOTLEG OF A BOOTLEG
I’m a huge fan of things that shouldn’t be. There’s nothing more terrible and beautiful than a crappy bootleg version of a slick, corporate product. It’s no surprise that I’m a dutiful servant big fan of F.W. Murnau’s NOSFERATU. What doesn’t that movie have? A gruesome monster, extremely limited color pallette, a big ‘ol boat, massive copyright infringement...I love it.
So, in October 2017 I watched it every goddamn day and drawn a scene for INKTOBER. And now, finally, I have enough material to throw together a little bootleg of my own.
Except my version isn’t crappy - it’s great. Picture this - a beautiful hardback 5x7 art book, it’s foiled and debossed cover (well...debossed if we hit some of those stretch goals) glinting in the glow of your netflix “are you still watching?” screen, your buddy spilling beer dangerously close to it’s 92 pages of 43 gritty black and white/halftone illustrations and 41 title cards from the original movie, a special stamp of the Count himself proving YOUR loyalty and membership of this exclusive NOSFERATU! Kickstarter club. Goregous. Stunning. Blood filled.
“But Marie! What is this even about?” DUDE. It’s the story of a dumb realtor who’s sent to the Land Of Phantoms, warned by everyone to leave, but who instead hangs out in a big empty (well...almost) castle with a dude who is VERY OBVIOUSLY A NOSFERATU. Instead of killin’ the blood-sucker, he allows him to escape, eat a whole ship, and infect an entire German town with some sort of plague.
It’s also a movie you can watch for free, which I did. A lot. Enough to draw 43 illustrations which I would very much like you to pay me for.
Just like the original NOSFERATU movie, this is an irreverent project made with love. I put a lot of my blood and tears into this, and now I want to put it into your hands and on your bookshelves.
“What else do I get?” Super fair question. I know these days sometimes books just aren’t enough - sometimes you need a little extra. To fund the really nice hardcover printing of this really nice book that I really, really, really love, I’d like to offer you some extra incentives. You know, standard kickstarter fare - digital copies, special kickstarter editions, stickers, buttons, pins, original art from the book and original art from my cold dead hands.
This grave dirt is about to be DUG UP! We are fully funded, you're getting the book! Wouldn't it be cool if this Kickstarter raised 10K and you could get...TWO books?
You gotta scroll down a little further to see what other cool NOSFERATU! extras you can get if we hit our stretch goals! You'll be howlin'.
Special foil stamps, embossing, and ribbons for the NOSFERATU! Art Book cover!
This dirt-box just got a little nicer. Instead of just a shiny foil stamp on the NOSFERATU! Art Book cover - this stretch goal gets us some embossing and even a ribbon so you can show off your favorite NOSFERATU! page with ease.
What’s that mean for the current look of the book? Well...there will probably be some changes. I’m gonna have to redesign - but it’ll look SLICK (not the blood kind of slick either)! This stretch goal will apply to ALL physical copies of the book - that means you ALL win. Pretty neat, huh?
A 5x7 signed (not in blood, NOT IN BLOOD) bookplate shipped with each physical copy of the book.
Each book now comes with a limited edition 5x7 bookplate of my main monster himself, ORLOK.
Embroidered “MARK OF THE VAMPIRE” patch added to all tiers $50 and above.
Look, you were under Orlok’s spell the minute you backed this book - but now you can prove your loyalty by wearing a sweet, sweet, embroidered MARK OF THE VAMPIRE patch. Actually, you can wear the button, the pin, hold the book, wear the patch and look like the ultimate bootleg monster movie fan.
Kickstarter exclusive signed art prints added to ALL physical reward tiers.
Well. Beautiful KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE ART PRINTS. Three of them, in fact, one for HUTTER, ELLEN and KNOCK (Jonathan, Mina, and Renfield) - all of them looking their bootleg best. It’s like that book plate from several stretch goals back...just more. Three times more!
ALL WEREWOLVES MUST GO - NOSFERATU! (hard-cover) Edition! will be added to all rewards tiers $50 and above. Two monster books for the price of one!
Did you know that the “werewolf” in Nosferatu was actually a striped hyena? Did you know that I specifically did not include that scene in the art book because I had already drawn 31 werewolves last year for inktober?
Did you know that if this 10K stretch goal is reached I’ll actually have to draw 13 more werewolves for the “ALL WEREWOLVES MUST GO - NOSFERATU! EDITION” hard-cover book? And that you can buy an original NEW werewolf at the special new tier “WOLFSBANE WALLOWER” for $150 - right now?
Now you do.
ALL pledges $50 and over will have a copy of “ALL WEREWOLVES MUST GO - NOSFERATU! EDITION” added to their order. That’s right. You heard me.It’ll just BE there when you open your NOSFERATU! package. Just hanging out! Looking slick and very different than the old, 2016 werewolf book.
Hey! Don’t tell me what to buy! Let me PICK.
ADD ONS. What’s an add on? Essentially it’s all the rewards offered here on the kickstarter a-la-carte. Here’s how it works:
If You’re a New Backer simply pick the reward tier you'd like, and then add the amount listed in the chart below for any items you'd like to "add-on" to your pledge.
If You’ve Already Backed visit the NOSFERATU! ART BOOK main page and click the blue “Manage” button that appears next to your pledge amount. On the next page, select "Update your pledge," and then add the amount listed in the chart below for any items you'd like to "add-on" to your pledge. Super easy. And once the campaign is over, BackerKit will send out some surveys to you and ask you which add-on items you wanted! You’ll pick your combo and get exactly what you want. You’ll even have the option to add more, in case you want to get some extra gifts for the other-horror-lovers in your life.
Risks and challenges
LIFE IS RISK.
You’ve read it in every kickstarter you’ve ever backed, where there are kickstarters, there are risks. Paper and fabric could be on backorder, maybe there’s a printing problem so everything takes a little longer to get from me to you. Maybe my studio space burns down and I lose some inventory and have to work a little harder to get everything together. All I can do is promise you that if this kickstarter gets funded you will get what’s coming your way as fast as I can get it to you.
In order to make things a little easier for me and you, you’ll be getting your very own BACKERKIT account so we can both manage add-ons, surveys, address changes, and fulfillment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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