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A picture book about fatherhood, death, and psychoanalysis by Nicholas Gurewitch, creator of The Perry Bible Fellowship.
A picture book about fatherhood, death, and psychoanalysis by Nicholas Gurewitch, creator of The Perry Bible Fellowship.
A picture book about fatherhood, death, and psychoanalysis by Nicholas Gurewitch, creator of The Perry Bible Fellowship.
2,272 backers pledged $101,591 to help bring this project to life.

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The above footage will be part of a larger featurette that chronicles production, post-production, and the countless ideas that didn't make it into the book (my bundle of scrap pages is scarily-cool, kinda like those composition books in Se7en).

Let's talk numbers. I've got 40 of 67 pages done or near completion. If I don't re-do any of them (for continuity errors or mistakes) I am hoping to keep a schedule that lets me finish in 3 months without destroying my neck / spinal cord.

*slide whistle noise*

Thank you so much for bearing with me as I try something different. And by "different" I mean like Edward Gorey. Hope you all celebrated his birthday yesterday with negative space and cats. 

page 13 of "Notes on Case of Melancholia, Or: A Little Death"
page 13 of "Notes on Case of Melancholia, Or: A Little Death"

Nick G

PS- Thanks to everyone that sent sweet inspirations! Each and every one made me laugh & feel very lucky.

PPS- I'm gonna be at TCAF in Toronto this year! I hope you Canadians hit me up / chastise me in person. Unless the book's done (by some miracle), I hope to have some posters available. 

PPPS- I'm talking to my publisher about signing each of the books before it goes out to you (instead of a paste-in book plate). No promises yet, but I'm looking into various ways that I can reward you guys for your amazing patience. Let me know if you have any ideas. 

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      Matt DeRose on March 3, 2016

      My 2 yr old daughters favorite book is the Trial of Colonel Sweeto and other stories. (She likes the colors)
      This book is going to be great.

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      Karin Henry on February 28, 2016

      Can anyone tell me how to update my mailing address on my profile? I really want to get this book when it comes out, but I moved more than a year ago, and I'm finding that aspect of Kickstarter on the obtuse side. It's more than happy to take my Web site, but I don't have one of those. I have a house. (Forgive me: I am old.)

    3. Amanda M on February 26, 2016

      Ultra-Patience Reward: Short film of the Author enjoying a sandwich of his choice on a grassy hilltop while a chorus of Little Deaths dance to Ranz Des Vaches. (Or Beethoven's 6th Symphony, 1st or 5th Movements. Or the Marriage of Figaro, if you really wanna be outré. I'm clutching my pearls just thinking about it.)

    4. nicholas gurewitch 2-time creator on February 24, 2016

      Craig, the music is from the John Lennon-produced arthouse film "El Topo". The track name is called "Vals Phantasma", I believe.

    5. Craig Galloway on February 24, 2016

      Wonderful video you have there. I am beyond excited to see the final product, but even seeing this video is joy enough. Very well put together, your apartment looks beautiful and that music, WOW. Please do tell what the song/album is?

    6. Jeremy on February 24, 2016

      Love the video Nick. I am so, so excited for this book. Your work is fantastic.

      A documentary on the process would be a brilliant way to further reward our patience :)

    7. Johann Philipp Strathausen on February 24, 2016

      Take as much time as you need!

    8. Rebecca Flowers on February 23, 2016

      You bring a smile on our faces just seeing your dedication! Thank you for sharing your talents with us to admire and enjoy. It's all worth every moment of the wait!

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      t. sirois on February 23, 2016

      Keep on scratching! You'll know when the book is ready to share with the world. I'm looking forward to that day.

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      Reza tootoonchian
      on February 23, 2016

      amazing work and details. great to see the process involved.

    11. Harris G Porter on February 23, 2016

      Nick, you're insane in all the best ways.

    12. Dave Gauer on February 23, 2016

      Love it! Thanks for the update. BTW: Our cat makes every space a negative space, so we're always good for a proper celebration in this house.

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      Rebecca Boisvert on February 23, 2016

      I am beyond overjoyed about this book and the fact that it has taken some time is good, as it makes me forget and then get excited all over again! Good luck and I hope you make it down to Houston sometime!

    14. Matt C on February 23, 2016

      Holy cow. This makes me want to bid on one of those individual page plates.

    15. christian scott on February 23, 2016

      Thanks for the update! I'm so excited!

    16. Edward Witt on February 23, 2016

      This thing is gonna be so dope when it's finished. Thank you for suffering for our enjoyment.