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An 84-page journey into the collective nightmare of five writers and nine artists exploring horror in its many forms.
An 84-page journey into the collective nightmare of five writers and nine artists exploring horror in its many forms.
160 backers pledged $4,703 to help bring this project to life.

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http://myheartliesinfilmandcomics.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-wisdom-of-fools-5th-dimension.html

http://opinions.thefellowshipofthegeeks.net/2013/08/a-review-magician.html

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http://www.igorslab.com/home/2013/9/7/help-fund-horror-anthology-comic-the-wisdom-of-fools.html

What Is The Wisdom of Fools?

Who Are The Creators Behind The Wisdom of Fools?

What Can You Expect From The Wisdom of Fools?

I Would Kill For A Hot Dog In Times Square: What happens when you dream?  What happens when your dreams become threats to your reality?  Young Addison is about to find out…

The Magician (see the preview below): - Everyone gets old. Eugene Roberts, a polite and stately fellow, has an odd job for a senior citizen. He's one of the most sought-after assassins in the world.

Every Man Dies Alone: "War is hell" as one man discovers he may be the true monster after all.

Making Friends: Three young boys spend a drunken night on a Scottish isle, coming face to face with the power of their personal demons, and running afoul of the local citizens.

Inheritance: A small boy learns some important lessons from his father including; 'Always hide your treasures where nobody will ever think to look for them'.

Sweat: Ever woke up from a nightmare covered in sweat, thankful that the madness you just experienced wasn't real? For one unfortunate man, his nightmares are his reality...but is there something even more sinister behind his hellish state of being?

Ragged Flags: What is a horror anthology without zombies? Here, we present an alternate history where the zombie apocalypse occurs in the 1960's. Told through full page art with journal excerpts. Groovy.

The Prince of the Gold Hunters: Horses, Indians, Kit Carson, Bullets.

Plasticine Hill: What's the best way to deal with a bad situation? Acid. Always has been, always will be.

Strands: Some people are crazy...some are lunatics...but the real dangerous ones talk to spiders named Eddie. And Eddie's got some bad ideas.

What Are People Saying About The Wisdom of Fools?

Select stories have been sent out to professional reviewers, comic blogs, and other critics. The reviews have come in and we are happy to report that the reception has been overwhelmingly positive!

What Else Can You Expect From The Wisdom of Fools?

But that's not all!

In addition to prints, we're also offering custom bookmarks, one-of-a-kind sketch cards, signed and numbered copies of 'The Wisdom Of Fools', opportunities to appear as a character in the book, original art, commissions, and even the chance to have the 5D staff assist you in the creation of your very own story!  Check out all the rewards tiers for details.

Are There Stretch Goals For The Wisdom of Fools?

Of course! 

$6,000 - All physical copies of the book will be upgraded to hardcover!

$7,000 - An additional story will be added to the book!

$8,500 - A world renowned poster artist, whose name will be revealed when we get closer, will provide the cover! Trust us, it will be amazing!

$10,000 - All prints are are upgraded to 11 x 14 and a new exclusive mini-print will be included with every physical order.

What Will Funding Go Towards For The Wisdom of Fools?

The Wisdom Of Fools will be printed using the very best technology available.  It's important to us to provide quality to you for many reasons, most importantly because this book is for YOU!  Our aim is to provide the highest quality product possible.  We refuse to cut corners.

Your pledge will go directly towards printing costs, production of rewards, shipping the book to backers, and a modest promotional campaign.In other words, we're looking to reach as wide an audience as possible, not make a quick buck.Without you and people like you, this book would never exist.  Rest happily, if mildly terrified, knowing that you've contributed to the realization of our communal nightmare.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

Now enjoy a preview of 'The Magician'!

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Risks and challenges

The risks involved with supporting The Wisdom Of Fools are virtually nonexistent. All writing has been completed, and nearly all of the art. We have been in contact with a very reputable printer and quoted a price and delivery date granted our successful funding. Even if we all lose our arms in horrible boating accidents, everything will continue as planned!

Should anything arise that may cause delay, all backers will be notified immediately as we work to solve the problem. This is not only our nightmare on the line, it's your dollars, and you deserve to be in the loop every step of the way.

Any questions or concerns may be sent to EIC David M. Brown at his personal e-mail address: spiralizer1@hotmail.com. Be sure to put "Kickstarter Question" in the subject and he will respond as quickly as possible. We want you to feel 100% comfortable in your pledge, and to that end, transparency and accountability are paramount.

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    ACOLYTE LEVEL: Your name will appear in the book and you have our heartfelt thanks for helping to make this book a reality!

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    DIGITAL DEMON LEVEL: You will receive a digital copy of 'The Wisdom of Fools' and your name in the book.

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    BLEEDER LEVEL: You will receive a one-of-a-kind SKETCH CARD by a 5d Comics artist, a digital copy of 'The Wisdom of Fools' and your name in the book.

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    BEAST LEVEL: You will receive a physical copy of the 84-page, SIGNED AND NUMBERED 'The Wisdom of Fools' book, a custom 5d Comics bookmark, a digital copy and your name in the book.

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    TORTURER LEVEL: You will receive your choice of 1 of our 3 KICKSTARTER-EXCLUSIVE 8 x 10" giclée prints (numbered to the amount of pledges - print designs on the left), a physical copy of 'The Wisdom of Fools' (signed and numbered), a custom 5d Comics bookmark, a digital copy of the book and your name in the book.

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    HERETIC LEVEL: You will receive a one-of-a-kind SKETCH CARD created for you by a 5d Comics artist, your choice of 1 of our 3 KICKSTARTER-EXCLUSIVE 8 x 10" giclée prints (numbered to the amount of pledges), a physical copy of 'The Wisdom of Fools' (signed and numbered), a custom 5d Comics bookmark, a digital copy of the book and your name in the book.

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    SCREAMER LEVEL: You will receive your choice of 2 of the 3 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE 8 x 10" giclée prints (numbered to the amount of pledges), a one-of-a-kind SKETCH CARD by a 5d artist, both a digital and physical copy of 'The Wisdom of Fools' (signed and numbered), a custom 5d bookmark and your name in the book.

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    DISGRUNTLED LEVEL: You will receive a physical copy of 'The Wisdom of Fools' (signed and numbered), a copy of 'The Disgruntled Avenger: Vol. 1' ( B/W,48 pages,signed) by 'I Would Kill for a Hot Dog' artist Shannon Gretzon, your choice of 1 of the 3 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE 8 x 10" giclée prints (numbered to the amount of pledges), a one-of-a-kind sketch card by a 5d artist, a custom 5d bookmark and your name in the book.

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    HOARDER LEVEL: All 3 kickstarter-exclusive giclée prints, one-of-a-kind sketch card by a 5d Comics artist, a physical copy of the ‘The Wisdom of Fools’ (signed and numbered with a personalized thank you inside the front cover), a custom 5d Comics bookmark, a digital copy and your name in the book.

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    *NEW*ORIGINAL TERROR LEVEL: An original pencil and ink page from ‘The Wisdom of Fools’. Page will be black and white as they are painted digitally. This page will be randomly selected and will either be a comic page or a pinup that appears in the book, hand drawn and signed by whichever 5d Comics artist drew it. You will also receive both a physical and digital copy of ‘The Wisdom of Fools’ (signed and numbered with a personalized thank you inside the front cover), one-of-a-kind sketch card by a 5d Comics artist and a custom 5d Comics bookmark and your name in the book!

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    *NEW* GUEST STAR LEVEL: You or someone of your choosing will appear as a corpse in a pinup! You will be brutally murdered in some way and your face will be clearly visible! (You will need to send us photo reference of yourself for this)

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    VOYEUR LEVEL: Your name or logo (or someone else’s name) featured on a billboard in a two page spread from the story, ‘I would kill for a hot dog in times square’. Example: your Company’s logo on the billboard or if your name is ‘Tom Wilson’ something like ‘Tom Wilson’s auto repair’. Anything you can think of within reason! Be funny, serious or whatever. You also get a copy of ‘The Wisdom of Fools’ (signed and numbered with personalized thank you inside front cover), one-of-a-kind sketch card by a 5d Comics artist, a digital copy and a custom 5d Comics bookmark. We will contact you for details.

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    A PIECE OF THE ACTION LEVEL: 9 x 12 pencil and ink commission by D.N.S. You can choose any comic book character you’d like! You’ll also receive a physical copy of ‘The Wisdom of Fools’ (signed and numbered with personalized thank you inside front cover), one-of-a-kind sketch card by a 5d Comics artist, a custom 5d Comics bookmark, a digital copy of the book and your name in the book. All commissions come signed by the artist. Commission examples on side of page.

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    ANOTHER PIECE OF THE ACTION LEVEL: 9 x 12 pencil and ink commission by Dennis Coyle lll. You can choose any comic book character you’d like! You’ll also receive a PDF and physical copy of ‘The Wisdom of Fools’ (signed and numbered with personalized thank you inside front cover), one-of-a-kind sketch card by a 5d Comics artist, a custom 5d Comics bookmark, a digital copy of the book and your name in the book. All commissions come signed by the artist. Commission examples at side of page.

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    HEY MA! LEVEL: Appear in the ‘The Wisdom of Fools’ as a character! You will either appear as 1 of 2 thugs who get murdered in the story ‘The Magician’ or a CIA doctor in the story ‘Sweat’. You will need to email us your picture and you will be randomly assigned to either ‘The Magician’ or ‘Sweat’. Plus receive a physical copy of ‘The Wisdom of Fools’ (signed and numbered with a personalized thank you inside front cover), one-of-a-kind sketch card of YOUR CHARACTER by a 5d Comics artist, a digital copy of the book and your name in the book.

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    MASTER LEVEL: The FULL COLOR ORIGINAL ART for ‘The Magician’ print by SHAWN LANGLEY! This stunning, one-of-a-kind piece is 9 x 12 and is done in full color using copic markers. Comes signed by Shawn! You also receive both a physical and digital copy of ‘The Wisdom of Fools’ (signed and numbered with a personalized thank you inside the front cover), one-of-a-kind sketch card by a 5d Comics artist and a custom 5d Comics bookmark.

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    PROPAGANDA LEVEL: A half page advertisement (of your own design) to promote yourself, your company, your comic, your band or whatever you want! Your ad will appear in the front section of the book. A great advertising opportunity! Your design must meet certain format specifications (we will contact you).
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    PROPAGANDA PLUS LEVEL: A full page advertisement (of your own design) to promote yourself, your company, your comic, your band or whatever you want! Your ad will appear in the front section of the book. A great advertising opportunity! Your design must meet certain format specifications (we will contact you). We will also list you as a sponsor in the credits section of the book and list your website, blog or whatever on our 5d Comics blog as well as promote you on Twitter and Facebook to well over a 3000 fans.
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    MASSACRE LEVEL: You receive TWO commissions of any character(s) you want (one from DNS, the other from Dennis Coyle lll), the original pencil/ink COVER, a bound and signed script of 'The Magician', TWO original pages of art from the book, an 'Executive Producer' credit on the creator credits page, all THREE kickstarter-exclusive giclée prints at the premium 11 x 14" size, a physical and digital copy of 'The Wisdom of Fools' (signed and numbered with personalized thank you inside), x3 one-of-a-kind sketch cards by a 5d Comics artist and a custom 5d Comics bookmark.

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    ULTIMATE CREATOR LEVEL: Ever have an idea for a comic book? Fifth Dimension Comics members help you create your own 10 page comic every step of the way! We will then showcase it on the 5d blog, Facebook, Twitter and the upcoming Fifth Dimension Comics website! All you need is an idea, from there, we’ll help you write the outline and the script, provide art, coloring, lettering, editing and file prep, then publish it on the web. From there, you will receive a PDF of your comic and it is yours to do with as you please! Writing assistance by David Brown, art by D.N.S. letters and edits and colors by the rest of the 5d team!
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    GODFATHER LEVEL: The book is dedicated to you! You get your own page in the front of the book to say whatever you want to say about anything (within reason of course). A 5d artist will create art based on your likeness or your design. The rest is up to you! Write about yourself, write a piece of flash fiction, promote your band or book...whatever! The book will be 'dedicated' to you and you will be listed as 'executive producer' in the credits.

    You receive the original art for your page, a digital and physical copy of the book (signed and numbered w/personal thank you), a bound script for 'The Magician' signed, a commission from both DNS and Dennis Coyle lll, a one-of-a-kind sketch card and a custom 5d bookmark!

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