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About

Hello fellow "humans". Allow me to introduce my latest project, the 'Abhorrent Abecedarium'. The inspiration for this book came to me while reading Edward Gorey. I wondered what it would have been like if Gorey and H.P. Lovecraft had a baby, and that baby wrote a book. From there, the project took on a life of its own, and became a distinctly Maxwell Mudd work. I have been working on this project since 2013, through many personal hardships, and it is finally finished!

Is this art from the book? You betcha'!
Is this art from the book? You betcha'!

The 'Abhorrent Abecedarium' is an illustrated alphabet book featuring black and white art of people, places, and things inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. Each page features a line that forms a rhyming couplet with the previous or following page. If you would like an example, the first four pages are featured in the video at the top of the page.

 Maxwell Mudd is an artist, and storyteller who is passionate about sharing the magic of creativity with the world. He resides in San Diego, California with his wonderful wife, and two beautiful children.

 What is the funding going to be used for? Good question! The majority of the funding will be going directly to reward fulfillment. The other expenses that will be covered by the Kickstarter funding are ISBN fees, and copyright registration. Any excess of the original funding goal will be used for costs associated with commercial distribution of the book.

 Let's talk rewards. 

All reward tiers will receive the PDF e-book of the 'Abhorrent Abecedarium'. Estimated delivery is August 2017 for all rewards.

$5 Pledge - Acolyte

You will receive the PDF e-book of the 'Abhorrent Abecedarium'.

$15 Pledge - Disciple

You will receive the PDF e-book of the 'Abhorrent Abecedarium', and a signed, hard-cover edition of the 'Abhorrent Abecedarium'.

Yes, this is the actual cover art!
Yes, this is the actual cover art!

 $25 Pledge - Mad Dreamer

You will receive the PDF e-book of the 'Abhorrent Abecedarium', the signed hard-cover edition of the book, and an 8" x 5" signed and numbered Cthulhu print.

This is the art for Cthulhu print.
This is the art for Cthulhu print.

 $50 Pledge - Keeper of the Lore

This pledge level was created especially for bookstore purchases. You will receive five (5) signed hardcover copies of the 'Abhorrent Abecedarium'. Cover price: $21.95.

 $75 Pledge - Hierophant

You will receive the PDF e-book of the 'Abhorrent Abecedarium', the signed hard-cover edition of the book, signed and numbered Cthulhu print, and an 8" x 10" black and white art commission.

 Your interest and and contributions to this project mean so much to me. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart. 

 

Risks and challenges

This project is very low risk at this point. All text and artwork are complete, all print and delivery times have been factored in, and everything is very nearly ready to go. I say "very nearly" because the ISBN information needs to be obtained before final layout can be completed. At this point in the project I cannot foresee any risks, other than my chosen book printer suddenly going out of business (not likely), or a fire at my house (hopefully not). I know that there is always risk associated with any endeavor, but this project is very low risk, and will be delivered.

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    You will receive a PDF e-book of the 'Abhorrent Abecedarium'.
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    Disciple

    You are a true disciple! You will receive a signed hardcover print, and a PDF e-book of the 'Abhorrent Abecedarium'. You, also, have my thanks.

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    Mad Dreamer

    Dreams of madness spill into the waking world. You will receive the PDF e-book, and signed hardcover of the 'Abhorrent Abecedarium'. And, you will receive a limited 8" x 5" signed and numbered Cthulhu print.You will also have my sincere thanks (more sincere than the previous 2 levels).

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    Keeper of the Lore

    You are purchasing for a bookstore. You are keeper of dark lore and esoteric knowledge. You will receive five signed hardcover copies of the 'Abhorrent Abecedarium' ($21.95 Cover Price). You also have my thanks and admiration.

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    Hierophant

    You are an interpreter of the cosmic symbols. You shall not go unrewarded. You will receive the PDF e-book, and signed hardcover of the 'Abhorrent Abecedarium', the 8" x 5" Cthulhu print, and you will also get an 8" x 10" black and white art commission. And, you also get my sincere thanks.

    Includes:
    • 'Abhorrent Abecedarium' PDF e-book
    • Signed and Numbered 8" x 5" Cthulhu Print
    • Signed Hardcover Print of the 'Abhorrent Abecedarium'
    • 8" x 10" Black and White Art Commission
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