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Fantome Anthology is a compilation of original art and fiction about the haunting, the ephemeral, and the ghostly.
134 backers pledged $4,799 to help bring this project to life.

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Haunted houses. Unexplained glimpses of loved ones gone before. Things that go bump in the night.

Ghost stories have fascinated humankind for as long as recorded history has existed. The unknowability of what comes after death makes it a fruitful jumping-off point. Whether they provide comfort in knowing what's lost is not truly gone, catharsis through suspense and terror, or simply a glimpse into another person's mind, almost everyone has their own idea of what makes a ghost -- and what makes a good ghost story.

illustration by ray hall
illustration by ray hall

Fantôme Anthology collects the original work of over 20 artists and writers examining the ephemeral, the ghostly, and the haunting.

Each artist and writer had only to answer the question, "what is a ghost?" -- and the varied answers are collected in Fantôme, an anthology totalling over 120 8.5x11" pages, to be printed on gloss paper and perfect bound. 

illustration by jen muir
illustration by jen muir

Supporting Fantôme means you will be supporting a project that is 100% produced by artists in support of artists.

One of the reasons I wanted to do this project was to seek out emerging artists and writers, and give them the opportunity not only to have their work published, but also to be paid. It's tremendously hard to make a living as a creative person in today's economy, and by supporting Fantôme you will be helping creative professionals take two steps forward in a difficult situation. Contributors were paid upfront for their work, and will also receive a portion of Kickstarter proceeds.

illustration by lina nguyen
illustration by lina nguyen

Fantôme's artists include:

  • Jen Muir
  • Kaitlin Wadley
  • RJ Knoth
  • Finn Lucullan
  • Kara Schutter
  • Sonia Liao
  • Clare DeZutti
  • Kristin Tipping
  • Kathleen Gleeson
  • Ryan Carr
  • Felicia Wahlström
  • SJ Miller
  • Ray Hall
  • Lina Nguyen
  • Elena Piergiacomi
  • Coey Kuhn

Fantôme's authors include:

  • Kora Burnham
  • Monica Barraclough
  • Victoria Audley
  • I.L. Sherman
  • Allen Hope
  • Kaitlin Wadley
  • AV
  • Lindsay Corso Keating
  • E.C.M. Rowntree

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Risks and challenges

This is the sixth kickstarter I've personally organized and the fourth anthology I've been part of. I've sidestepped many of the potential pitfalls by collecting the work before publishing the anthology. Should it prove to be more successful than I'm personally able to handle, I'm also prepared to hire assistance for shipping and fulfillment. I promise to be transparent and up-front about whatever challenges I face.

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    Fantome PDF

    A hi-resolution digital PDF of Fantome Anthology for your personal enjoyment, not to be shared or reproduced; delivered via email.

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    Fantome physical copy + sticker

    A physical copy of the book PLUS a full color sticker designed by anthology artist Coey Kuhn.

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    Fantome physical copy +sticker +patch

    A physical copy of the book, plus a full color sticker designed by anthology artist Coey Kuhn, plus a 4x4" embroidered patch designed by anthology artist Ray Hall!

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    Fantome + sticker + patch + tote

    A physical copy of the anthology, plus a sticker, a patch, and a canvas tote bag featuring artwork by anthology artist Ray Hall.

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    Fantome +sticker +patch +tote +t-shirt

    A physical copy of the anthology, plus the sticker, patch, tote, and a t-shirt featuring artwork designed by anthology artist Coey Kuhn.

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    Fantome ultimate bundle

    A physical copy of the anthology, plus a sticker, patch, tote, t-shirt, and a 15ml bottle of a fragrance crafted exclusively for us by Hexennacht.

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