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Welcome Oblivion is an anthology of comic book stories inspired by the songs of the Nine Inch Nails as a tribute to the band.
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The Concept 

The concept for Welcome Oblivion: Stories Inspired by the Songs of Nine Inch Nail is pretty simple. What story plays in your head when you listen to your favorite Nine Inch Nails song? I approached some of my fellow comic book creators and asked them to create 4 to 8 page stories inspired by their favorite Nine Inch Nails songs. The song acts as an inspiration, jumping off point, theme or mood for the story. Each story varies in style and genre.

I have published five previous "Stories Inspired by" books in the past 8 years. Two books were based upon the Smiths (Unite and Take Over). The third was based the Pixies (Break the Walls). The last two were inspired by Nine Inch Nails (Nothing Can Stop Me Now and Black As Your Soul).  There were stories for the Nothing Can Stop Me Now that were unable to make the book due to time or space.  There were creators who I wanted to work with who were unavailable three years ago.  I couldn't leave those opportunities unexplored.

After a second hardcover edition failed to receive full funding, I decided to take a page from Trent's music release schedule and break the book up into up to six different comic books each 32 pages long with full color pages.  Instead of variant covers, the comics will feature the cover art that represents the main interior story.

The Plan 

I am asking backers to help with the costs to print the book, and pay for the cost to help complete the coloring and lettering on a few of the stories and pinups. There are additional upgrades that we can make to the book to offer you the best possible version which will be revealed as stretch goals.

Where the Money Goes

The money raised by the campaign will be used as follows:

Printing Costs: $2000 Shipping Costs: $300 (based upon a historical 60/40 split between U.S. and International orders for previous books) Amazon/Kickstarter Fees: $200 

The Set List 

Stories

  • Copy of A - Shawn Demumbrum and Patricio Batteo
  • StarFuckers INC - Matt Burke, Donny Hadiwidja, Splash! and HdE
  • Eraser - Marc Mason and Armin Ozda

Pinups

  • Christopher Mitten
  • Carlos Villa
  • Dave Baker
  • Damian Worm
  • Dan Sant
  • Brendan Purchase
  • Daniel Bradford
  • Dave Baker
  • Unai Ortiz de Z
  • Stephan Franck
  • Jim Mahfood
  • Roman Gubskil
  • Michael Nelsen

Cover

  • Ben Templesmith

Your Support

Thank you for your support.In order for this project to be successfully, we need your support. Not only do we need your pledges, but we need you to pass the links to our Kickstarter page to your friends. Not everyone is a fan of Nine Inch Nails (gasp), but most people know people who like independent comics, music related projects or unique storytelling. Helping to get the word out about our project would help us as much as your pledge.

Risks and challenges

As it stands based upon the project description, I can send the book to the printers shortly after the project is funded. I'm currently working with a printer I've used before, so I should have no problem printing and shipping the book prior to the end of February.

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    Welcome Oblivion - Standard Cover

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    Welcome Oblivion & Black As Your Soul

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    Welcome Oblivion - Shiny Cover

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    Welcome Oblivion Cover Art Print

    18"x24" Landscape Art Print of the Welcome Oblivion Cover illustrated by Ben Templesmith. Welcome Oblivion guitar pick. Welcome Oblivion postcard. Get your copy of the 32 full color comic that begins the third series of Stories Inspired by the Songs of Nine Inch Nails. Welcome Oblivion - Shiny Edition. Ships anywhere in the world free.

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    Welcome Oblivion & BAYS - All Covers

    Get your copy of the 32 full color comic that begins the third series of Stories Inspired by the Songs of Nine Inch Nails. Welcome Oblivion Shiny Edition. Welcome Oblivion Standard Edition. Black As Your Soul - Standard Cover. Black as Your Soul - Glow in the Dark. Black as Your Soul - Chrome cover. Ships anywhere in the world free.

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    Dave Baker Pinup Art

    Get the pinup art for Mr. Self Destruct by artist Dave Baker. Get your copy of the 32 full color comic that begins the third series of Stories Inspired by the Songs of Nine Inch Nails. Welcome Oblivion Shiny Edition. Welcome Oblivion Standard Edition. Black As Your Soul - Standard Cover. Black as Your Soul - Glow in the Dark. Black as Your Soul - Chrome cover. Welcome Oblivion Postcard. Welcome Oblivion guitar pick. Black As Your Soul guitar pick. Includes art prints of the covers of Welcome Oblivion and Black As Your Soul. Special Thank You on the title page of the book. Ships anywhere in the world free.

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    • Black As Your Soul - Chrome
    • Black As Your Soul - Glow in the Dark
    • Black As Your Soul - Standard Cover
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    • Black As Your Soul - Guitar Pick
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    Stephan Frank Pinup Art

    Get the pinup art for Where is Everybody? by animator, director and comic book creator Stephan Frank. Stephan rarely sells his original art. This is a rare opportunity to own some of his art. The art is huge measuring 22" x 17". Get your copy of the 32 full color comic that begins the third series of Stories Inspired by the Songs of Nine Inch Nails. Welcome Oblivion Shiny Edition. Welcome Oblivion Standard Edition. Black As Your Soul - Standard Cover. Black as Your Soul - Glow in the Dark. Black as Your Soul - Chrome cover. Welcome Oblivion Postcard. Welcome Oblivion guitar pick. Black As Your Soul guitar pick. Includes art prints of the covers of Welcome Oblivion and Black As Your Soul. Special Thank You on the title page of the book. Ships anywhere in the world free.

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    • Black As Your Soul - Chrome
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    • Black As Your Soul - Standard Cover
    • Black As Your Soul Cover Art Print
    • Black As Your Soul - Guitar Pick
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    Ben Templesmith Cover Art

    Get the cover art to Welcome Oblivion by artist Ben Templesmith. This is more than a standard ink drawing. There are wires, greyscale shading and gold painted marker. Get your copy of the 32 full color comic that begins the third series of Stories Inspired by the Songs of Nine Inch Nails. Welcome Oblivion Shiny Edition. Welcome Oblivion Standard Edition. Black As Your Soul - Standard Cover. Black as Your Soul - Glow in the Dark. Black as Your Soul - Chrome cover. Welcome Oblivion Postcard. Welcome Oblivion guitar pick. Black As Your Soul guitar pick. Includes art prints of the covers of Welcome Oblivion and Black As Your Soul. Special Thank You on the title page of the book. Ships anywhere in the world free.

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    • Black As Your Soul - Standard Cover
    • Black As Your Soul - Glow in the Dark
    • Black As Your Soul Cover Art Print
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    Early Bird Welcome Oblivion - 5 pack

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    Phoenix NIN Show Print

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    Nine Inch Nails Art Print from the Phoenix September 14, 2018 show. 18"x24" Landscape Art Print of the Welcome Oblivion Cover illustrated by Ben Templesmith. Welcome Oblivion guitar pick. Welcome Oblivion postcard. Get your copy of the 32 full color comic that begins the third series of Stories Inspired by the Songs of Nine Inch Nails. Welcome Oblivion - Shiny Edition. Ships anywhere in the world free.

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