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.
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
- Copy of A - Shawn Demumbrum and Patricio Batteo
- StarFuckers INC - Matt Burke, Donny Hadiwidja, Splash! and HdE
- Eraser - Marc Mason and Armin Ozda
- 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
- Ben Templesmith
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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