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A darkly beautiful tarot deck inspired by love and madness. Intense, macabre, and unique . . . just like our favorite cannibal.
A darkly beautiful tarot deck inspired by love and madness. Intense, macabre, and unique . . . just like our favorite cannibal.
A darkly beautiful tarot deck inspired by love and madness. Intense, macabre, and unique . . . just like our favorite cannibal.
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Vide cor Meum . . .

From the very beginning it captured my undivided attention: a show that seemed designed to inspire artists, each episode a work of art itself--dark, delicious, disturbing art. Like so many I was dismayed when the show ended--but my inspiration didn't. 

This show is tailor-made to fit the symbology of the Tarot; the more I thought about it, the more the characters and imagery seemed to fit with the classic interpretations for each card. I was drawn in and consumed for months with creating the style of the deck, at once my own art style melded with that of the show I love. As the deck has progressed, what began as a little personal project has grown as I've started getting messages from Fannibals all over the web, asking if I plan to produce these cards. So, here I am, offering them to my fellow Fannibals: let's put on our flower crowns and tell our stories through the art of Tarot. These cards will not be mass-produced or widely available; this may be your only chance to get a deck. 

Add-Ons!

Add $25 - One extra deck of Tarot Cards (no Booklet)

Add $35 - One extra deck of Tarot Cards with Booklet

Add $45 - One extra deck of Tarot Cards with Booklet in satin bag

Add $12 - 11x17 print of "The Magician"

Add $18 - Get a Ravenstag brooch 

Stretch-Goals!

$6500 - Everyone who pledges to receive a deck will receive a booklet as well, even if you pledged at the $25 level!

$10,000 - Everyone who pledges at $35 level and above will receive a custom gold foil stamped tuck box--shiny and luxe! The card stock will also be upgraded for all decks, from 300gsm to 330gsm--super smooth!

$12,000 - Everyone who pledges at $35 level and above will receive their deck in a foil stamped tuck box with 330gsm stock. They will also receive a 35x35 silk habotai spread cloth in deep red, to wrap their deck in and spread the cards out on when doing readings!

 To see a preview of the rest of the cards in the deck, go to the gallery!

*Even though the artwork is covered under Fair Use and the decks are being printed at cost (and I don't expect an issue), please be sure to follow me on my Tumblr and Twitter accounts just in case!

Risks and challenges

Fulfillment may prove a daunting task: depending on how many people want a deck, my little Silver Lake apartment might go from cat haven to 24/7 packing station! Though the cards themselves are done and the booklet will be ready to go to the printers in the next week; assembling and shipping every reward might necessitate hiring a few helpers. Whatever it takes, I'm in this for the long haul; this is a true labor of love for me.

Contribution Breakdown:
$2000 for printing decks
$1000 for printing booklets
$500 for shipping
$500 for fees
$500 for taxes
$500 for miscellaneous expenses (bags, postcards, prints, etc)

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