We're down to the final 19 hours of the TOME 2 Kickstarter and wanted to thank all the TOME 1 Kickstarter supporters that took at look at TOME 2 and supported its creation! If you haven't seen it yet, then please take a look now while the pricing on TOME 2 and its companion book, EXPLICITUS EST LIBER 2, are the lowest they'll ever be:
Over the last few days, we've made a ton of announcements for new contributors to TOME 2. Listed below are just some of the brilliant artists you'll now experience in the book.
We also announced a TOME 2 Gallery Show at Last Rites Gallery in NYC opening September 28, with a party on October 12 with all of us at 44FLOOD in attendance plus many of the TOME 2 artists. You're all invited!
Remember to join the 44FLOOD Facebook page for more details and announcements:
And if you have any questions about pledges, then always feel free to email Tyler Crane through Kickstarter or directly using: tyler@44FLOOD.com
From all of us at 44FLOOD, and on behalf of all the artists contributing to the book, thank you for making TOME and EXPLICITUS EST LIBER something that exists in the world.
All our best,
CLIVE BARKER is an English author, film director, video game designer, and visual artist best known for his work in both fantasy and horror fiction. His creations have included Hellraiser, Candyman, Books of Blood, The Great and Secret Show, Nightbreed, Imajica, and Abarat.
DAMIEN WORM is an illustrator and fine artist whose stunning art delves into the dark and macabre.
DAVE MCKEAN is an English illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, filmmaker, and musician. He’s illustrated several award winning comics including Arkham Asylum, Signal to Noise, and Mr. Punch, as well as written/illustrated Cages and Pictures That Tick. His many CD covers include Skinny Puppy, Michael Nyman, Front Line Assembly, Tori Amos, and Alice Cooper. His feature film work includes directing MirrorMask, directing/writing Luna, and directing The Gospel of Us. He was concept artist for two Harry Potter films: Prisoner of Azkaban and The Goblet of Fire.
INKYMOLE draws on paper, and ink-heavy, word-soaked imagery is her trademark. Though she creeps into fashion and beauty, the worlds of advertising, fiction, packaging, and music are where her work seems to fit most snugly. Her touring show “If A Girl Writes Off The World,” inspired by the words of spoken word poet/rapper Sage Francis, opened at the Truman Brewery, London and toured to Chelsea, NYC and Rhode Island in 2007.
JEAN-SEBASTIEN ROSSBACH is a French artist that blends a classic painter’s sensibility with cutting edge technology. He’s the co-author of Merlin through Soleil editions and has created numerous covers for Marvel Comics.
LINA HSIAO is a visual artist based in New York City. Lina began her education as an illustrator but found the curriculum deadened originality. Her work is evocative, provocative, and primarily figurative. Most of her work exaggerates and exploits the human form.
MARGARET CHO is a comedian, fashion designer, actress, author, and singer-songwriter best known for her stand-up routines through which she critiques social and political problems, especially those pertaining to race and sexuality. Her numerous film/TV appearances include It's My Party, Face/Off, 30 Rock, Sex In The City, and Drop Dead Diva. Her current traveling show is called "Mother!".
PAUL BOOTH is an American tattoo artist and is revered as a master of the art form. He has worked on many celebrities and bands, such as Slipknot and Slayer.
PHILIPPA PERRY is a psychotherapist who following several years work in the mental health field, and a decade of private practice, joined the faculty of the School of Life in 2010. In an attempt to demystify psychotherapy, she wrote the graphic novel Couch Fiction. She has also written as a freelance journalist for the Guardian, The Observer, Time Out, and Healthy Living Magazine. Her newest book is called How To Stay Sane.
SAM HULICK is an award-winning composer best known for creating the memorable and emotional music found in BioWare’sMass Effect video game franchise and Tripwire’s Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad game. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois and is writing his debut artist album.
SAM KIETH is an award-winning comic book writer and illustrator best known as the creator of The Maxx and Zero Girl, as well as for being the artist on the first five issues of The Sandman and a popular cover artist.
STOYA is an international porn superstar and a contributor to VICE. She enjoys art and one of her hobbies is creating clothes, which she wears in her films and during erotic conventions.
VNV Nation are an Irish/English duo who've emerged as a powerhouse in the alternative electronic rock and industrial scenes. Their unique sound blends influences from contemporary electronic music, inide rock, underground dance music, and 80s industrial with thematic lyrics and inspiring, emotive vocals.