About this project
RAW: A Hannibal/Will Fanthology is a fan anthology tribute to the romantic relationship between Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham from the award-winning television series Hannibal. It collects over 200 pages of fiction, art, and comics by 50 different creators, each of whom produced a new piece just for the book!
RAW reflects the passion and excitement in the Hannibal fandom following the series' finale-- stunning not only because of its aesthetic and narrative brilliance, but because of the cultural significance of a critically acclaimed genre show choosing to move forward with a romantic relationship between same-gender main characters.
In RAW, participating artists and writers took inspiration from the series and created new art and stories about Hannibal and Will for their fellow fans to enjoy.
Now we’re working hard to bind those pieces into a book as darkly gorgeous as what’s between its covers... and we need your help to do it!
THIS IS OUR DESIGN:
RAW: A Hannibal/Will Fanthology will be printed as an 8.5"x11" softcover book with an estimated length of over 200 pages-- full color illustrations & comics on a heavyweight glossy paper, and fiction with black and white spot illustrations on an uncoated, elegant off-white paper, all bound in a matte laminated cover featuring a beautiful anatomical illustration worthy of Dr. Lecter himself by RAW artist Llewellyn, and embellished with gold foil detailing.
RAW is our gory, unsettling, beautiful love-letter to Hannibal, and to its acknowledgement that romance can blossom in the darkest of places, under the most alarming of circumstances, and even between the most unexpected of people*.
We hope you’ll join us in seeing it published!
(*Like between an FBI profiler and a serial killer.)
RAW is a labor of cannibal love created by 50 writers and artists:
emungere | coloredink | Elizabeth B. | Louise Lux | Fahye
colonel_bastard | wildehack | disenchanted | verdenal | reapersun
fydbac | Kat Verhoeven | queenstardust | Rose | TheDivineStarling
Clare DeZutti | Paperflower | Llewellyn | Janet Sung | Sam
Emilyann Cummings | Lindsay Ishihiro | Jeremia | Sonia Liao
B-Rex | E.L. | Jess Schultz | Dani | DandyBee | Loshka | Corinne Stein
juanjoltaire | simrell | Annie Estrada | Zolshii | Sakari Singh | Alex Taki
feredir | mycolour | Monica | Mmmerche | strangehats | Jenny Ghetti
Kaitlin Wadley | Beverly Arce | SJ Miller | Ariana | Tess O.
COVER ART by Llewellyn
BOOK DESIGN by Aimee Fleck
POSTER ART by Loshka / LETTERING by Aimee Fleck
STICKERS by simrell, E. L., Loshka, Zolshii, & Clare DeZutti
MINI-PRINTS by S.J. Miller, B-Rex, Jess Schultz, queenstardust, & strangehats
RAW is the first official publication of Bad Influence Press, a small press dedicated to fandom publishing. Inspired by the rich history of fandom publications, B/I Press organizes and publishes anthologies, art books, and short works of fandom literature and meta.
It is also the second fan-book organized, published, and fulfilled by Aimee Fleck, preceded by BROOKLYN, a Captain America fanzine which sold over 200 copies in online pre-order in September 2014.
RAW is a non-profit endeavor-- every cent of your money will go towards printing the book, creating the Kickstarter rewards, and shipping everything out to you! Extra book copies after Kickstarter fulfillment will be distributed to the contributors to compensate them for the time and effort they put into this project, and to make sure that the book is spread far and wide!
And to thank anyone who goes above and beyond in helping us get RAW published, we also have two extra special rewards...
Backers at the GOING MY WAY? tier will receive, in addition to all the above backer rewards, a unique postcard from Hannibal & Will's honeymoon to a character of your choice, which will be written just for you by one of the RAW authors, and hand-lettered by Aimee Fleck!
Finally, for backers at the LOVE CRIME tier, in addition to all the above backer rewards and a unique hand-lettered postcard, we will have a dozen roses delivered to your home from Hannibal Lecter! (U.S. only.)
Every dollar you contribute will go toward making sure the book you receive is the best possible book we can give you. With that in mind, as we approach certain “stretch” goals, we'll be improving the quality of the final product!
- ($18,000 -- ACHIEVED) The stickers will be 3"x3", and every backer who buys a physical book will receive two additional stickers: embossed metallic certificate seals of the design pictured below!
- ($20,000 -- ACHIEVED) A clear spot-gloss blood splatter will be added to the cover.
- ($24,000 -- ACHIEVED) RAW: A Hannibal/Will Fanthology is now hardcover!
- ($26,000 -- ACHIEVED) The mini-prints will be enlarged to 8"x10", and every book will sport a luxurious sewn-in red satin ribbon bookmark.
- ($28,000 -- ACHIEVED) Every physical copy of the book will come with a letterpress-printed bookplate, designed & illustrated by Aimee Fleck.
- ($32,000 -- ACHIEVED) Every physical copy of the book will come with one 1.25" soft enamel gold lapel pin, of the design pictured below.
Every stretch goal we meet makes the book & your rewards even better... so help us reach them by letting your friends know about RAW!
Throughout the campaign, we'll be updating our Tumblr with lots of great scoops worthy of Freddie Lounds herself-- contributor Q&As, sneak peeks of work from the book, and even videos!-- so to make sure you don’t miss out, follow us at rawfanzine.tumblr.com!
And if you’re as hungry to see RAW: A Hannibal/Will Fanthology get published as we are, please help us spread the word… we can’t make it happen without you, so we hope you’ll join us as we take this exhilarating dive!
Risks and challenges
All the work for RAW has already been created, which means that post-production is already underway, and the book and all the backer rewards will all be ready to send to print just as soon as the Kickstarter is funded!
In regards to printing and fulfillment, we've got an editorial team made up of people with professional publishing experience in both design and production, and who understand what it takes to make and ship a book. All of our goals have been carefully coordinated to match our printing and shipping fees!
While when dealing with overseas printing and the logistics of fulfillment there is always the possibility of delays, we have spoken with previous successful Kickstarter organizers to get a good sense of the time required to print and ship the final books and rewards, and we'll be on hand during the entire process to keep all our backers up to date!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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