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limited edition oversized hardcover anthology with a collective of artists exploring the comic book, painting, and musical art forms
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    Heartfelt thanks and gratitude from everyone involved for enabling us to create TOME.

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    Your name placed in the back THANK YOU section as an early supporter of TOME.

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    "explicitus est liber" is the limited-edition 8.5x12" hardcover companion book to TOME with 48 pages of exclusive images, process, and supplemental content exploring not only the narrative process but techniques employed by many of the artists during the production of TOME. Please add $20 more for international shipping.

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    Exclusive "Goodnight Mr. Hackney" print signed/embossed by Ben Templesmith on heavy paper stock. This print will only ever be available here and is limited to the number of pledges. Please add $20 more for international shipping.

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    Exclusive "Maid" print signed/embossed by menton3 on heavy paper stock. This print will only ever be available here and is limited to the number of pledges. Please add $20 more for international shipping.

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    Exclusive "Enemy of One" print signed/embossed by David Stoupakis on heavy paper stock. This print will only ever be available here and is limited to the total number of pledges. Please add $20 more for international shipping.

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    Exclusive "Death Tarot" print created, signed, and embossed by Ben Templesmith and menton3 on heavy paper stock. This print will only ever be available here and is limited to the total number of pledges. Please add $20 more for international shipping.

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    Limited "Meridiana of Pope Sylvester II" print signed, numbered, and embossed by menton3 on German Etching Paper. Please add $20 more for international shipping. If you've already pledged and would like to get this print, too, then email us, and we can make sure it's included!

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    Pre-order your copy of TOME with S&H included! Please add $30 more for international shipping.

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    Pre-order your copies of both TOME + the "explicitus est liber" companion book! Please add $30 more for international shipping.

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    Pre-order your copy of TOME + exclusive 18x24" signed/numbered museum quality giclee print on semi-gloss canvas of the oil painting "Something Close to a Vice" by menton3. This print will only ever be available here! Please add $20 more for international shipping.

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    Pre-order your copy of TOME + your name placed in the back THANK YOU section as an early supporter of TOME + get the exclusive "Death Tarot" print created, signed, and embossed by Ben Templesmith and menton3 on heavy paper stock. This print will only ever be available here and is limited to the total number of pledges. Please add $30 more for international shipping.

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    Pre-order your copies of both TOME + the "explicitus est liber" companion book + Exclusive "Death Tarot" print Please add $40 more for international shipping.

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    Pre-order your copy of TOME + get an original art sketch drawn by your choice of either menton3 or Ben Templesmith. We will contact you for your choice of artist. Please add $30 more for international shipping.

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    A copy of TOME handed + an invite to a catered TOME launch party held at our Chicago studio where many of the paintings in TOME will be on display. We are in no way suggesting it's worth that much to hang out with us, more that this is a great way to support and celebrate this project with us.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    You get all three "Goodnight Mr. Hackney", "Maid", and "Death Tarot" prints + the menton3 "Something Close to a Vice" giclee print + an original art sketch drawn by your choice of either menton3 or Ben Templesmith + an invite to a catered TOME launch party held at our Chicago studio where many of the paintings in TOME will be on display. We will contact you for your choice of artist. Please add $35 more for international shipping.

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    Pledge $275 or more About $275

    Pre-order your copies of both TOME + the "explicitus est liber" companion book + You get all three "Goodnight Mr. Hackney", "Maid", and "Death Tarot" prints + the menton3 "Something Close to a Vice" giclee print + an original art sketch drawn by your choice of either menton3 or Ben Templesmith + an invite to a catered TOME launch party held at our Chicago studio where many of the paintings in TOME will be on display. We will contact you for your choice of artist. Please add $55 more for international shipping.

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    Scott Radke head sculpture!! Please add $40 more for international shipping.

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    Ultra-limited slipcased edition of TOME complete with signature plate signed by 15 TOME artists. We will contact you for your choice of artist. + an invite to a catered TOME launch party held at our Chicago studio where many of the paintings in TOME will be on display. Please add $35 more for international shipping.

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    Original 10.5x14" pen/ink cover #4 prelim art for Eisner award-winning series Wolverine: Netsuke #4 by George Pratt + pre-order copies of both TOME + the "explicitus est liber" companion book! Please add $30 more for international shipping.

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    Pre-order your copy of TOME + your name placed in the back THANK YOU section as an early supporter of TOME + an original personalized song written/composed by Saltillo/menton3. After the song is sent to you, it will be deleted from our hard drive such that you will be the only person in the world with the track, which you may share or not + an invite to a catered TOME launch party held at our Chicago studio where many of the paintings in TOME will be on display. Please add $30 more for international shipping.

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    Pledge $410 or more About $410

    Ultra-limited slipcase edition of TOME complete with signature plate signed by 15 TOME artists + get an original PAINTED drawing by your choice of either menton3 or Ben Templesmith + an invite to a catered TOME launch party held at our Chicago studio where many of the paintings in TOME will be on display. We will contact you for your choice of artist. Please add $35 more for international shipping.

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    A copy of TOME + get an original art sketch drawn by Bill Sienkiewicz + an invite to a catered TOME launch party held at our Chicago studio where many of the paintings in TOME will be on display. Please add $30 more for international shipping.

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    A copy of TOME + get an original art sketch drawn by George Pratt + an invite to a catered TOME launch party held at our Chicago studio where many of the paintings in TOME will be on display. Please add $30 more for international shipping.

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    Pledge $475 or more About $475

    You get all three "Goodnight Mr. Hackney", "Maid", and "Death Tarot" prints + the menton3 "Something Close to a Vice" giclee print + the ultra-limited slipcase edition of TOME complete with signature plate signed by 15 TOME artists + the "explicitus est liber" companion book + your name placed in the front THANK YOU section as an early supporter of TOME + an original art sketch drawn by your choice of either menton3 or Ben Templesmith. We will contact you for your choice of artist. Please add $40 more for international shipping.

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    Do you have a book that needs a cover? menton3 will create a colored cover for your project!

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    Fine artist Scott Radke is known around the world for his incredible marionettes, which were personally selected by Tim Burton for his Alice In Wonderland film. He's also been commissioned for large-scale works by Mark Parker, the CEO of Nike, as well as Morgan Spurlock. Here we have a very special opportunity for you to own one of Scott's impossible to get marionettes (#308 The Snowman) + an invite to a catered TOME launch party held at our Chicago studio where many of the paintings in TOME will be on display. Please add $50 more for international shipping.

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    Original 11x17" pen/ink on warm grey paper drawing for the cover of SOUTHERN DOG by Riley Rossmo + pre-order copies of both TOME + the "explicitus est liber" companion book! Please add $30 more for international shipping.

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    Do you have a book that needs a cover? Ben Templesmith will create a colored cover for your project!

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    You will receive the original art for Ben Templesmith's "Goodnight Mr. Hackney" exclusive print! The piece is on 11x17" card stock and done with oil paints and pen/ink. Please add $20 more for international shipping.

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    You will receive the original art for Ben Templesmith and menton3's exclusive "Death Tarot" print! The piece is on 11x17" card stock and done with pen/ink, copic markers, and ink wash. Please add $20 more for international shipping.

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    Original 9x12" pen/ink on Arches paper art entitled "Spool" by Korn cover artist Richard A. Kirk professionally framed in 10.75x13.75" black metal frame with double bevel matte + pre-order copies of both TOME + the "explicitus est liber" companion book! Please add $60 more for international shipping.

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    Original 5x7" oil painting created by fine artist Matthew Bone for you! This pledge also includes pre-order copies of both TOME and the "explicitus est liber" companion book + all three "Goodnight Mr. Hackney", "Maid", and "Death Tarot" prints + the menton3 "Something Close to a Vice" giclee print + an original art sketch drawn by your choice of either menton3 or Ben Templesmith + an invite to a catered TOME launch party held at our Chicago studio where many of the paintings in TOME will be on display. We will contact you for your choice of artist for the sketch. Please add $55 more for international shipping.

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    Original 11.5x16" pen/ink and ink wash on watercolor paper art by Ben Templesmith that's an as-of-yet unused Wormwood cover! You'll also get pre-order copies of both TOME + the "explicitus est liber" companion book! Please add $30 more for international shipping.

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    Pledge $800 or more About $800

    A copy of TOME + your name placed in the front THANK YOU section as an early supporter of TOME + one of the original paintings published in TOME by menton3. You will be given a choice amongst several pieces prior to the book coming out! Please add $50 more for international shipping.

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    A copy of TOME + your name placed in the front THANK YOU section as an early supporter of TOME + one of the original paintings published in TOME by Ben Templesmith + an invite to a catered TOME launch party held at our Chicago studio where many of the paintings in TOME will be on display. You will be given a choice amongst several pieces prior to the book coming out! Please add $50 more for international shipping.

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    Pledge $950 or more About $950

    Ultra-limited slipcased edition of TOME complete with signature plate signed by 15 TOME artists + get an original art sketch drawn by both menton3 and Ben Templesmith + one of the original paintings published in TOME by Ben Templesmith + your name placed in the front THANK YOU section as an early supporter of TOME + an invite to a catered TOME launch party held at our Chicago studio where many of the paintings in TOME will be on display. You will be given a choice amongst several pieces prior to the book coming out! Please add $50 more for international shipping.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    This is an incredible opportunity...horror master Steve Niles will write an original 11 page script for you to draw + an invite to a catered TOME launch party held at our Chicago studio where many of the paintings in TOME will be on display.

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    Original 16x20" oil on canvas painting of the MONOCYTE #1 B cover by menton3 + pre-order copies of both TOME + the "explicitus est liber" companion book! Please add $75 more for international shipping.

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    Original 12x17" oil/ink on paper painting "MONOCYTE: Chronicle of the Messenger" by David Stoupakis + pre-order copies of both TOME + the "explicitus est liber" companion book! Please add $30 more for international shipping.

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    Fine artist Scott Radke is known around the world for his incredible marionettes, which were personally selected by Tim Burton for his Alice In Wonderland film. He's also been commissioned for large-scale works by Mark Parker, the CEO of Nike, and Morgan Spurlock. Here we have a very special opportunity for you to own one of Scott's impossible to get marionettes + an invite to a catered TOME launch party held at our Chicago studio where many of the paintings in TOME will be on display. Please add $50 more for international shipping.

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    Original 24x30" oil on wood panel "Something Close to a Vice" by menton3 + Pre-order copies of both TOME + the "explicitus est liber" companion book! Please add $100 more for international shipping.

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    This one is hard to believe...horror master Steve Niles will write an original 22 page script for you to draw + an invite to a catered TOME launch party held at our Chicago studio where many of the paintings in TOME will be on display.

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