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Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster face war, family, love, death, and the ramifications of making more "monsters".

STRETCH GOALS UNLEASHED!

We've hit our goal - THANK YOU! - and now it's time to sweeten the deal!

As we come down to the wire, not only do we now have the final art for Valerio Fabbretti's Variant: Soldiers cover - but we also made it into this lovely process gif:

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT....

In the alternate 19th century of Ultrasylvania, Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster rule European kingdoms, struggle to maintain the balance of power, and find their uneasy relationship strained to the breaking point.  This time out, they also encounter werewolves, more vampires, and the Bride.  Of course, they might not be exactly what you expect....

Art by Apple Zhang
Art by Apple Zhang
Art by Lloyd Hoshide
Art by Lloyd Hoshide

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Written by Brian Schirmer and edited by Jeremy Saliba (Dynamite's WHEEL OF TIME), ULTRASYLVANIA, VOL. 2 was produced in cooperation with the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  Over the course of fifteen weeks, students from the Academy's School of Illustration participated in a one-of-a-kind Comic Collaborative class, wherein they met and worked in the Academy's state-of-the-art Cintiq studio.

ULTRASYLVANIA has been unfolding as a webcomic since May 2012.  The result of a successful Kickstarter campaign, Volume 1 - collecting the first story arc - saw print last October.  With your support, we can publish the next volume this spring.

This 96-page first edition will also include character designs, page roughs, early layouts, and much more, taking you behind-the-scenes and giving you an inside look at the various processes of the artists.

Art by Valerio Fabbretti
Art by Valerio Fabbretti
Art by Erik Solem
Art by Erik Solem

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WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT ULTRASYLVANIA....

We've been covered by Bleeding Cool not once, not twice, but thrice!

And a FOURTH TIME on February 12th!

We got some love from io9 during the last Kickstarter.

And Things From Another World interviewed Jeremy and Brian just in time for the holidays, going so far as to put Volume One on their home page for the entire Black Friday weekend.

Stellar Four says, “The strong storytelling is backed by some outstanding artwork…. I was really blown away.”

Nosferatu TV: "...delightful", "incredibly beautiful", "for anyone interested in traditional Gothic Horor, urban fantasy, alternate history, or just want a refreshing new take on the classic monsters." .... "There is a great deal of atmosphere and ambiance to the story, which is written with exactly the right amount of suspense, drama and intrigue by Brian Schirmer."

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HOW CAN YOU HELP ULTRASYLVANIA, VOL. 2 COME TO LIFE?

1. PLEDGE

It is only through your support that we can make this a reality.  If we surpass our goal, then we have some terrific bonuses that we will roll out for everyone!

2. SHARE

We need more than just your backing - we need your voice.  Help us get the word out.  Email your friends.  Post a link to this Kickstarter project on Facebook and Google+.  

Again, we can only make this happen with your support.

Art by Matt Harding
Art by Matt Harding
Art by John Gomes
Art by John Gomes

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HOW THIS KICKSTARTER THING WORKS

You pledge an amount towards our goal by clicking either the "Back This Project" button in the upper right of the page, or one of the Pledge levels in the column on the right.  All pledges are processed via Amazon.com, making it very easy.  If we reach our goal by the deadline, then you will be charged your pledge amount - and receive the reward you selected.  However, if we don't make it, then you won't be charged and we won't receive funding.  It's all-or-nothing with Kickstarter.

To check out the various incentives and their corresponding donation levels, peruse the column on the right.

Art by Alex Marston
Art by Alex Marston
Art by Xiomara Sanchez
Art by Xiomara Sanchez

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AWESOME! WHERE'S THE MONEY GOING?

All of the moneys raised will go towards:

  • Printing 1000 copies of the book (printing in the USA)
  • Printing costs of rewards (postcards, prints, etc.)
  • Kickstarter/Amazon fees (roughly 9% of final funding)
  • Postage and shipping supplies

Should we exceed our funding goal, we'll be able to unlock some extra incentives - "stretch goals", for you Kickstarter veterans - as added "Thank Yous!" to all you folks who made it happen.

Art by Monica Disher
Art by Monica Disher
Art by Malcolm Johnson
Art by Malcolm Johnson

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I'M IN! TELL ME ABOUT THE REWARDS!

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Note: Each sketch will be unique. Artwork shown is merely an example.
Note: Each sketch will be unique. Artwork shown is merely an example.

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Note: Each sketch will be unique. Artwork shown is merely an example.
Note: Each sketch will be unique. Artwork shown is merely an example.

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Note: Each sketch will be unique. Artwork shown is merely an example.
Note: Each sketch will be unique. Artwork shown is merely an example.

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Note: Each sketch will be unique. Artwork shown is merely an example.
Note: Each sketch will be unique. Artwork shown is merely an example.

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Artwork shown are examples only.
Artwork shown are examples only.

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Note: Artwork shown is merely an example.
Note: Artwork shown is merely an example.

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Thanks for taking a moment to check out our Kickstarter project. If you feel compelled to pledge towards our goal - thank you even more!  We really couldn't do this without you.

In addition to Updates that we'll unfold here, you can track our progress on

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And, of course, at www.ULTRASYLVANIA.com!

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Video Credits: Filming and production by Dax Santi & Alessandro Squitti. Editing by Alessandro Squitti. Music: "Wizards Battle" by Gregoire Lourme, via Jamendo.com.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

All of the artwork is complete. All that remains is the printing, and while we will be using an established company in the USA, sometimes things happen that cause delays. In the unlikely event that something does go awry, we'll not only keep you in the loop with open and honest communication, but also do everything in our power to make it right as quickly as possible.

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