Abhorrent Abecedarium: A Lovecraft Alphabet Art Book
This latest work by Maxwell Mudd showcases an alphabet's worth of H.P. Lovecraft inspired verses and art. Dreaming Cthulhu awaits!
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!
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'.
$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.
$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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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