Providence is Alan Moore’s quintessential horror series! In it, he weaves and reinvents the works of H.P. Lovecraft through historical events. It is both a sequel and prequel to Neonomicon, and the resulting masterpiece owes a great deal to his artistic partner, Jacen Burrows. Dreadful Beauty: The Art of Providence is a celebration of the amazing work of Burrows. Over 15 years of his works are featured here, all showcasing Burrows' original pencils and inks. Included is a complete cover gallery -- from The Courtyard to Neonomicon to Providence -- as well as choice pages, designs, and lots of unused and never-before-made-public art! For fans of the series, this is a wonderful companion volume showcasing the haunting artwork and painstaking labor that went into bringing it to life. We offer a special hardcover edition for your support that you won't want to miss. But don't just take our word for it -
"Jacen Burrows, somehow combining immaculate Swiss-watch precision and wrenching human emotion, is a contemporary master of comic-book art with an instantly classical style that looks like it’s surely been around forever; a timeless line that is as distinctive and original as anything the medium has ever produced. And while I am admittedly biased, I believe his astonishing work on Providence to represent a new level of accomplishment in the career of this already stellar artist and craftsman. A unique and genuinely remarkable talent." - Alan Moore
And what better way to showcase this incredible series than with the Providence Complete Slipcase: A beautiful set of all the related works in hardcover editions in an exclusive slipcase with new art by Burrows. The Slipcase Set includes five volumes: Neonomicon, Providence Act 1, Providence Act 2, Providence Act 3, and Dreadful Beauty: The Art of Providence. This incredible set is limited to just 1000 units and none of the volumes within will have further hardcover editions. This is THE slipcase set for Alan Moore fans!
Shipping is included in the level amounts, for all addresses in the USA. International customers: please see each level for additional shipping costs, and thank you, for your understanding -- these are really heavy!
$9 - DIGITAL DREADFUL - We get the nightmares started with this DIGITAL ONLY level. This copy of Dreadful Beauty: The Art of Providence will be delivered as PDF or CBZ files from the Comic Cavalcade digital store! This will be sent the same day the product is released in print. We also offer our appreciation and gratitude for your support!
$29 - PATRON OF THE ARTS - As well as a digital copy, with this level you get a copy of the limited Dreadful Beauty Hardcover. This hardcover edition is only available via this campaign and in the Providence Complete Slipcase.
$129 - EMBRACE THE DARKNESS - This is where things get very exciting! We start with digital copies of Dreadful Beauty and add the Providence Digital Omnibus, which includes all 12 issues of that series! Then we unleash a chilling hardcover set of everything in a deluxe slipcase! The Providence Complete Slipcase is a beautiful set of all the related works in five hardcover editions. Neonomicon, Providence Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, and Dreadful Beauty: The Art of Providence are all included. Only 1000 copies will be printed!
$199 - FEAST OF THE GHOULS - Welcome to the elite tiers where we add Alan Moore Signed books and more ultra-limited editions! All the prior treasures are included, but we replace your copy of Dreadful Beauty Hardcover with one signed by both Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows! So your copy will be in the Complete Slipcase set, but signed. But that's not all: Providence #12 has a couple very limited editions and we add the Gold Leather (gold foil over faux-white leather) and the limited-to-250 Ghoul Feast VIP cover -- each with new Jacen Burrows covers! Thanks for going that extra mile to support us!
$299 - VISIONS OF MADNESS - The pile of artifacts we include at this level will drive you crazy! All the prior treasures are included, but we replace your copy of Neonomicon Hardcover with one of the first printing -- and it's signed by Jacen Burrows! Your Dreadful Beauty Hardcover is still one signed by both Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows! Those will be in the Complete Slipcase set, but both signed. Century editions are the most coveted of collectibles, limited to just 100 copies each, and at this level we add FOUR more! The Providence #12 Pickman's Necrotica, Visions, Courtyard and Wraparound Century all feature stunning images from when Jacen first started working with Alan Moore! Also included, and limited to 100 copies, is the Royal Blue Leather! Your support at this level is a huge help, thank you!
$599 - MASTER OF AKLO - All the previous level items are included, but then we unleash Elder powers and bring forth a beast of a bundle of unimaginable magnitude! Behold, FOUR books dual-signed by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows! There is no other way to get Act 2 and Act 3 with both signatures! Providence Act 1 (now a first printing), Act 2, Act 3, and Dreadful Beauty all are dual-signed, and your Neonomicon HC is signed by Jacen Burrows! Every tome in the Complete Slipcase set will be signed! You also get a copy of the Providence #12 Platinum Leather, limited to 33 copies, graded by CGC 9.8 or better! Finally, THREE books with remarqued sketches by Jacen Burrows! Dual-signed Courtyard #1, Neonomicon Hardcover, and Dreadful Beauty Dual-signed Hardcover. These each have amazing original pieces of art by Jacen and they are only available at this level of support! Your support means so much to us, thank you!
Fulfillment date: We expect to ship all backers' physical orders by October 15, 2017. The time used is to get the slipcase created, printed, and packaged. Digital copies will be sent out the day of release of the printed edition and will be delivered as PDF or CBZ files from the Comic Cavalcade digital store
Risks and challenges
Thanks to everyone for considering to support PROVIDENCE - The Art Book and Complete Slipcase Set from Avatar Press. Production is well under way and will get kicked into high gear when funded. We will be releasing DREADFUL BEAUTY: The Art of Providence in late August 2017 and will begin assembling the Complete Slipcase Sets at that time. We anticipate these physical orders will ship by October 15, 2017. Digital Comics will be delivered as PDF or CBZ files from the Comic Cavalcade digital store. We will act fast on the publishing to make sure you know how much we appreciate your support. Anything you can do to help us spread the word on social media – posting on Facebook, Tweeting, and reaching out to like-minded collectors will help us make this project a reality. Visit us for the latest info on Avatar Press at www.AvatarPress.com
About the Publisher:
Avatar Press has been one of the top publishers of comic books for the past 20 years. With a stellar track record of on-time shipping and high quality books, you know this will be the same top-flight quality as the thousands of other publications Avatar Press has released.
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