Fear The Night: Irish Ghost Story Anthology
Anthology of Irish Ghost Stories as Comics! Spine chilling tales of ancient sites, haunted houses and strange events for all who dare!
Fear The Night is a series of Irish ghost story adaptations. These stories are an attempt at re-appropriating an understanding of Irish folklore from the post-modern gaze of contemporary Ireland. Each story will have an underlying recurring theme of a transitioning Ireland emerging from a mysterious Celto-Gothic age of unknown super-naturalism slowly being penetrated by a Christio-centric cultural framework. From this perspective it is our hope to achieve and create a viable contemporary place for classic Irish lore. The comic stories are intended to be a contribution and continuing of Irish cultural attitudes while presenting a contemporary style and feel. In the same manner of C.S Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien's modern British folklore (through Narnia and Middle Earth as re-appropriated root mythologies presented trough a lens of early modern British society) the Irish ghost stories will aim to revivify a living perception and participation of Irish historical lore.
There will be three major story types:
1) The classics retold: These are YOUR retelling of classic Irish ghost stories. If you don't know any there are lots of reference books. The way you tell your story is up to you, its literally that,your way! There is an editor and sub-editor so we can help out wherever necessary. We can also provide resource material. There are already a few scripts in circulation, we will work to compile a list of possible stories and make sure we don't do the same thing twice!
2) A new scare: Lets hear something new. Possibly a modernization of a classic, a continuation of a classic or something altogether different. So long as there is a nod to the roots of the project, a Celtic theme of some sorts, its fair territory. A big part of the project is letting go of cultural biases and cliches and re-expressing a modern lived-in culture.... and yes, Ireland is a multi-cultural, liberal modern city that just legalized gay marriage by popular vote! Lets express the modern Ireland through story
3) Irish Diaspora: Its no secret the Irish made it everywhere! A small Island with 4 million people see 250 million people world wide claim Irish heritage! SO with that in mind, there as to be some stories out there that can be told! We want to see the Irish diaspora; not just Irish people abroad getting scared but the way in which the Celtic touch can be seen in so many places. Halloween is a Celtic celebration and recognized all around the world. Not only do we embrace the undead we embrace the Celts too! Lets see where the Irish signature ends up!
Our approach to our Kickstarter campaign is to keep it simple while still setting our sights on something big! the project sees an near inexhaustible pool of literary resource as well as new contributions to the ghost story genera in genera. Coupled with a massive amount of talented artists and writers, the ghost story anthology has a promising longevity while sharing the revenue among its numerous contributors.
We have set our initial funding targets low while maintaining our large dream! At €3600 we will be able to produce and distribute our very first 36 page soft cover issue of 'Fear The Night'. Containing three haunting stories that will not only send chills down your spine, 'Fear The Night' volume one will be the first installment of beautiful continuing Celtic tradition.
We are setting numerous stretch goals with a final aim of €36,000 in the hopes of producing a 300 page hardback volume produced among more than 40 artists and writers. We have set ourselves the following stretch goal targets and the more we raise the more pages we will produce in our volumes! Our profit share ratios will remain the same regardless of how much funds we generate, the only difference is MORE MONEY MEANS MORE COMICS FOR EVERYONE, CREATORS AND READERS ALIKE! However, the more money we receive the more artists and writers we can commission to contribute to the project. Meaning, not only will there be more to read BUT it will be produced faster! In only 2 months we could be able to turn over our FIRST 300 PAGE VOLUME!!! All we need is your help!!!
We are firm on a 2 month turnover for our comics, regardless of the size of the volume (remember, many hands make light work AND we can share the income among a wider group of contributors). We will be offering more pledge amounts throughout the Kickstarter campaign. What we are hoping for is between 760-800 committed backers who would be willing to support our project. We are asking for 5 euro for our 36 page comic posted ANYWHERE in the world! (postage not included in price). Once we reach our initial goal we ask that our backers consider increasing their pledge so that we might produce a larger volume. 'Fear The Night' will be an ongoing project regardless of its initial funding achievements. It is our desire to produce both quantity AND quality, with more initial capital this becomes possible. Using this as a stepping stone we hope to produce many more volumes in the future as well as support the production of other independent material.
What's that? You are concerned that you may not want to upgrade your pledge even though many others have? Well that is fine! While we are looking to have as many backers as possible at the highest pledge level we are offering we will still be printing and distributing individual 36 page issues. so if you pledge 12 euro for a 96 page comic and we end up funding the €45 300 page volume you can STILL have YOUR CHOICE of a 96 page comic or 3 of our 36 page single issues. (Please note, if this is the case these will be limited to order print runs exclusive only to Kickstarter).
Here is a breakdown of our funding targets and stretch goals:
36 page paperback: €3,600.00 - OR - A pledge of 5 euros from 750-800 backers
64 page paperback: €6,500.00 - OR - A pledge of 9 euros from 750-800 backers
96 page paperback: €9,500.00 - OR - A pledge of 12 euros from 750-800 backers
96 page hardback: €12,000.00 - OR - A pledge of 16 euros from 750-800 backers
132 page paperback: €15,500.00 - OR - A pledge of 20 euros from 750-800 backers
132 page hardback: €17,000.00 - OR - A pledge of 22 euros from 750-800 backers
164 page paperback: €19,000.00 - OR - A pledge of 25 euros from 750-800 backers
164 page hardback: €20,000.00 - OR - A pledge of 27 euros from 750-800 backers
196 page paperback: €23,000.00 - OR - A pledge of 30 euros from 750-800 backers
196 page hardback: €24,000.00 - OR - A pledge of 32 euros from 750-800 backers
256 page paperback: €27,750.00 - OR - A pledge of 35 euros from 750-800 backers
256 page hardback: €29,000.00 - OR - A pledge of 38 euros from 750-800 backers
300 page paperback: €33,000.00 - OR - A pledge of 42 euros from 750-800 backers
300 page hardback: €34,000.00 - OR - A pledge of 45 euros from 750-800 backers
Due to the nature of our pledge structure it is difficult to display any retailer incentive offers. With that being said, if you are a RETAILER and would like to avail of our retailer offer please back the project for HALF OF THE NUMBER OF VOLUMES you would like to receive. We will double your order free of charge AND adjust for shipping. So, if you order 5 copies of the comic we will send you 10 copies when we are ready to ship. PLEASE contact us after your pledge so we can make this note manual. Also, please not that this is limited to 150 volumes of any size.
We ship worldwide and are happy to answer all delivery related queries! If you wish to purchase multiple copies we can combine shipping at a reduced price. We are trying to keep the costs as low as possible! Thank you!!!
Our ever expanding list of contributors sees artists and writers from across the globe showcase their talents in an awesome comic anthology.
Mohamed Osama Salah El-Din:
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Risks and challenges
AT the moment there are a wide number of scripts waiting to come to life. What is needed most is the funding to keep the artists paid (and fed) while toe project comes to fruition. As the project it an anthology, many hands make light work. While the numerous contributors make for a beautiful and interesting project the organisation required and the supervision form the editor in chief is imperative.
With the right funding the resources to maintain this supervision and bring together all the contributions from the more than 30 contributors can happen. (including Artists, writers, inkers, colourists, editors, P.R., admin, legal, etc) Maintaining the right structure and organisation will insure not only quality but a speedy turnaround of a large quantity of beautiful comics.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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