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About this project

"Quick Shivers about Bugs" will be our third anthology of nightmares, briefly told and weirdly typeset, and we need your help to make this strange and creepy idea even stranger and creepier. With your support, "Quick Shivers about Bugs" will be in FULL-COLOR and packed with illustrations and essays that explore how bugs of all kinds have wriggled their way into our imaginations.

Each "Quick Shiver" is based on an actual nightmare, re-told in exactly 100 words, then typeset using bizarre design. It's a different kind of graphic literature. With your help, these designs and the whole book can be in FULL-COLOR.

We have some great contributors from around the globe including Marge Simon, Sydney Leigh, Jessica McHugh, Anton Cancre, Amanda Hard, Robert William Iveniuk, Katharine Wright, Eirik Gumeny, Chelsea Sedoti, Ramon Rozas III, Anatoly Belilovsky, Scott Emerson, Jason Hardy, Matthew R. Davis, and Jeff Dick. 

For this KickStarter project, "Quick Shivers about Bugs," we're adding MUCH more to these fancified flash fictions. Our designer, Glenn Mielke, has promised to litter the book with theme-appropriate illustrations. We've also invited several experts to share their insights about creepy crawlies:

• L. Andrew Cooper reviews Western culture and finds it infested with references to bugs of all kinds;

• Cat Cassel lovingly recalls the Giant Bug movies of the 1950's and wonders what the heck they were *really* about;

• Michael DeLuca thoughtfully appreciates the value of maggots;

• Jim Ellis ponders the bug as the Enemy with particular attention to the classic SF movies, "Starship Troopers";

• Patty Templeton tells a tale of a fortune-telling flea circus.

Bugs are everywhere! In our houses, in our beds, in our dreams... And with your help, they can be on your bookshelf as well.

Risks and challenges

We already have the manuscripts accepted, edited and contracted. The difficulties with a design-heavy project like Quick Shivers involve post-production. Of course, our Designer, Glenn Mielke, could be bitten by a rare scarab beetle that drains him of creative energy, leaving him a mere depleted husk.

We are intending to publish both the Kickstarter exclusive version and the regular edition through CreateSpace, which is a service we've used in the past for previous volumes of Quick Shivers. We have NOT used it for full color printing and there is the chance that its quality won't be up to our standards. We have backup printing/distributing plans should that arise but that eventuality would most likely cause delays in fulfillment.

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    A .pdf version of our very first Quick Shivers done in 2013, titled "13 Quick Shivers." Oh how we've grown since this freshman effort, yet it still expressed our core, weird mandate of nightmares, briefly stated and bizarrely typeset.

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    .PDF versions of all three Quick Shivers volumes, 13 Quick Shivers, 22 Quick Shivers and the full-color, Kickstarter exclusive edition of "Quick Shivers about Bugs" including any enhanced weirdness unlocked by stretch goals.

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    Physical copies of all three Quick Shivers books, ( 13 Quick Shivers, 22 Quick Shivers and the full color, Kickstarter exclusive edition of Quick Shivers about Bugs.)

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    ONE Signed, Letterpress Printed Broadside of a story from the first Quick Shivers book - in a 2-color Kickstarter Exclusive Limited Edition - PLUS a physical copy of the full color, Kickstarter exclusive edition of "Quick Shivers about Bugs."

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    TWO DIFFERENT Signed, Letterpress Printed Broadsides of stories from the first Quick Shivers book - in a 2-color Kickstarter Exclusive Limited Edition PLUS a physical copy of ALL THREE of the Quick Shivers books (13 Quick Shivers, 22 Quick Shivers and the full color, Kickstarter exclusive edition of Quick Shivers about Bugs.) Clearly, this is your best value.

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