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The final volume of the acclaimed comic series, featuring Dracula & Frankenstein's Monster as world leaders.
The final volume of the acclaimed comic series, featuring Dracula & Frankenstein's Monster as world leaders.
313 backers pledged $11,042 to help bring this project to life.

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Good News!  We've made our goal AND you can still back Ultrasylvania, Vol. 3, add-on items to your pledge, and help us strive toward some pretty cool Stretch Goals!  Read on for more details....

ULTRASYLVANIA is a comic series in which Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster are world leaders.  It's a world fraught with danger, mystery, and deception, where political power, back-stabbings, and manipulation clash with matters of the heart.  This volume broadens the scope of our tale, visiting the distant past, taking our characters farther into their futures than ever before, and presenting them with a threat that could spell the end of their world as they know it.

If you're just discovering ULTRASYLVANIA, don't worry. While you can read Volume 3 as a stand-alone book, you can also receive the first two volumes at the $25 level.

ADD-ON INSTRUCTIONS

Click the MANAGE YOUR PLEDGE button at the upper right. Then, adjust the dollar amount of your pledge to incorporate the add-ons of your choice from the list below. Example: You pledged the MONICA DISHER VARIANT for $40, but you'd like a copy of Vol. 1 as well. Vol. 1 is offered as a $5 add-on, so your new - managed - pledge is $45.

When our Campaign has ended, we will be in touch with you via the Kickstarter Survey function. At that time, we will verify with you your Add-Ons.
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Written by Brian Schirmer and edited by Jeremy Saliba (Dynamite's WHEEL OF TIME), ULTRASYLVANIA, VOL. 3 was produced in cooperation with the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  The hand-picked students working herein represent the next generation of comic professionals.  As they prepare to enter the industry, this project provides each of them with a published calling card and a leg-up in this competitive marketplace.

ULTRASYLVANIA has been unfolding as a webcomic since May 2012.  A pair of successful Kickstarter campaigns followed, allowing for the publications of Volume One and Volume Two.  We've now returned to Kickstarter to make it three-for-three.

This 100-page first edition will also include concept art, 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.

It is only through your generous support that we can make this a reality. But, we need more than just your backing - we need your voice.  Help us get the word out.  Take to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr.  Email your friends.  Share the link to this page.

All monies 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
  • Any applicable taxes

Once again, should we exceed our funding goal, we'll be able to unlock some Stretch Goals -  added "Thank Yous!" to all you folks who made it happen.  Now, on to....

       

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Want to know a little more about how this project came together? Well, back in January, Brian and Jeremy were invited to speak at Google as part of their Authors at Google series. You can watch the entire presentation right here.

Risks and challenges

All of the artwork is complete. The book will be sent to the printer during our campaign, and we will announce when that occurs. 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.

Finally, your assistance in spreading the word about our campaign via Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, or - in the spirit of the season - arcane ritual, will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much for checking us out.

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    THE CURSED: PDF digital version of ULTRASYLVANIA, VOL. 3, in all its glory, along with our thanks on a postcard.

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    THE FAMILIARS: PDFs of ALL 3 Volumes of ULTRASYLVANIA, in all their glory, along with our thanks on a postcard.

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    THE UNDEAD: A signed print copy of ULTRASYLVANIA, VOL. 3, shipped to your doorstep! PDF digital version of VOL. 3 in all its glory, an ULTRASYLVANIA bookmark, plus the Art Card Set, and our thanks on a postcard. This special price is limited to 50 pledges. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    THE ZOMBIE: A signed print copy of ULTRASYLVANIA, VOL. 3, the PDF digital version of VOL. 3 in all its glory, an ULTRASYLVANIA bookmark, plus the Art Card Set, and our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    THE UNEARTHED: Signed print copies of ALL 3 Volumes of ULTRASYLVANIA. If you're just discovering ULTRASYLVANIA, this is the way to go. And, yes, 3 bookmarks, plus the Art Card Set and our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    THE IMMORTAL: A signed print copy of ULTRASYLVANIA, VOL. 3, with an original sketch by one of the artists inside the book!! You also receive the PDF digital version of VOL. 3 in all its glory, an ULTRASYLVANIA bookmark, plus the Art Card Set and our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    MONICA DISHER VARIANT: A signed print copy of ULTRASYLVANIA, VOL. 3, featuring the Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover by Monica Disher. Only 20 will be printed. Each will be hand-numbered "X of 20". This particular edition will never be reprinted. Once they're gone, they're gone. You also get the Art Card Set, an ULTRASYLVANIA bookmark, the PDF, and our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    JOSEF SISON VARIANT: A signed print copy of ULTRASYLVANIA, VOL. 3, featuring the Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover by Josef Sison. Only 20 will be printed. Each will be hand-numbered "X of 20". This particular edition will never be reprinted. Once they're gone, they're gone. You also get the Art Card Set, an ULTRASYLVANIA bookmark, the PDF, and our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    THE BERTINO: A signed 11"x14" print on museum-grade paper by Academy Award nominee Tom Bertino. Only 10 will be printed. Each will be hand-numbered "X of 10" and signed by the artist. Plus, signed print copies of ALL 3 volumes of ULTRASYLVANIA, PDFs of ALL 3 volumes, and yes, 3 bookmarks, plus the Art Card Set and our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    HA ORIGINAL #1: Original 9"x12" pen-and-ink illustration of DRACULA by ULTRASYLVANIA artist Ha Huy Hoang. This signed, one-of-a-kind item ships with signed print copies of ALL 3 volumes of ULTRASYLVANIA, PDFs of ALL 3 volumes, and yes, 3 bookmarks, plus the Art Card Set and our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    HA ORIGINAL #2: Original 9"x12" pen-and-ink illustration of MERITATEN THE EGYPTIAN by ULTRASYLVANIA artist Ha Huy Hoang. This signed, one-of-a-kind item ships with signed print copies of ALL 3 volumes of ULTRASYLVANIA, PDFs of ALL 3 volumes, and yes, 3 bookmarks, plus the Art Card Set and our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    HA ORIGINAL #3: Original 9"x12" pen-and-ink illustration of REDFORD W/SHOTGUN by ULTRASYLVANIA artist Ha Huy Hoang. This signed, one-of-a-kind item ships with signed print copies of ALL 3 volumes of ULTRASYLVANIA, PDFs of ALL 3 volumes, and yes, 3 bookmarks, plus the Art Card Set and our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    HA ORIGINAL #4: Original 9"x12" pen-and-ink illustration of REDFORD by ULTRASYLVANIA artist Ha Huy Hoang. This signed, one-of-a-kind item ships with signed print copies of ALL 3 volumes of ULTRASYLVANIA, PDFs of ALL 3 volumes, and yes, 3 bookmarks, plus the Art Card Set and our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    HA ORIGINAL #5: Original 9"x12" pen-and-ink illustration of VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN by ULTRASYLVANIA artist Ha Huy Hoang. This signed, one-of-a-kind item ships with signed print copies of ALL 3 volumes of ULTRASYLVANIA, PDFs of ALL 3 volumes, and yes, 3 bookmarks, plus the Art Card Set and our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    HA ORIGINAL #6: Original 9"x12" pen-and-ink illustration of VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN YELLING by ULTRASYLVANIA artist Ha Huy Hoang. This signed, one-of-a-kind item ships with signed print copies of ALL 3 volumes of ULTRASYLVANIA, PDFs of ALL 3 volumes, and yes, 3 bookmarks, plus the Art Card Set and our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    FRANK-EINSTEIN: A signed 11"x17" print on museum-grade paper by award-winning artist & filmmaker Nicolas Villarreal. Only 10 will be printed. Each will be hand-numbered "X of 10". Plus, a signed print copy of ULTRASYLVANIA, VOL. 3 w/ a sketch by one of our artists in the book, the Art Card Set, an ULTRASYLVANIA bookmark AND, of course, the PDF digital version & our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    THE COMIC SHOP CASKET: 10 copies - in any combination - of ANY of the 3 Volumes of ULTRASYLVANIA. Mix-n-match. PLUS a promotional package, including postcards, bookmarks, mini-posters, window decal, and more - each customized to include the name of your store. (Retailers only. Books will ship only to valid place of business. International Orders, please see below.)

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    "IT'S ALIVE": 8.5"x11", pen & ink commission portrait of any character from anything by one of our artists! Plus, a signed print copy of ULTRASYLVANIA, VOL. 3 w/ a sketch by one of our artists in the book, the Art Card Set, an ULTRASYLVANIA bookmark AND, of course, the PDF digital version & our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    PAGE 41: Own the original pen-and-ink, 11x17" artwork by Nathan Shorts. Created on Strathmore Bristol board. Plus, a signed print copy of ULTRASYLVANIA, VOL. 3 w/ a sketch by one of our artists in the book, the Art Card Set, an ULTRASYLVANIA bookmark AND, of course, the PDF digital version & our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    PAGE 46: Own the original pen-and-ink, 11x17" artwork by Nathan Shorts. Created on Strathmore Bristol board. Plus, a signed print copy of ULTRASYLVANIA, VOL. 3 w/ a sketch by one of our artists in the book, the Art Card Set, an ULTRASYLVANIA bookmark AND, of course, the PDF digital version & our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    PAGE 44: Own the original pen-and-ink, 11x17" artwork by Nathan Shorts. Created on Strathmore Bristol board. Plus, a signed print copy of ULTRASYLVANIA, VOL. 3 w/ a sketch by one of our artists in the book, the Art Card Set, an ULTRASYLVANIA bookmark AND, of course, the PDF digital version & our thanks on a postcard. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    CREATURES OF THE NIGHT: Brian and Jeremy will take you out for dinner, drinks, and - ideally - a pilgrimage to a nearby comic shop! Talk comics, movies, games, and other assorted geekery! We'll bring your signed copies of ALL 3 Volumes of ULTRASYLVANIA, some surprise bonuses, and maybe a special guest or two! And, yes, the PDFs of ALL 3 Volumes, along with our thanks on a postcard. We'll work with you on the wherewithal, but this reward is limited to the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    CARFAX ABBEY: You get THREE 8.5"x11", pen & ink commission portraits of any characters from anything by 1-3 of our artists! Plus, signed print copies of all three ULTRASYLVANIA volumes w/ a sketch by one of our artists in each book, PDFs of all three volumes, the Art Card Set, an ULTRASYLVANIA bookmark, our thanks on a postcard - and any and all other goodies we can dream up for you. (Please note international shipping below.)

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    COMIC SHOP CADAVERS: Brian and at least one artist from the book will come for a signing and lecture at your comic or bookstore on a mutually agreed upon date in 2014. This includes a box of all three books and requisite promotional material. As much as we'd love to travel abroad, we're limiting this to the continental US and Canada. We'll cover our own expenses, but if you want to buy us lunch, we won't turn you down.

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