Cthulhu Holmes is a project I conceived of over two years ago while working the overnight shift at a gas station. A proper gentleman detective with the head of an octopus investigates the strange and weird. A few months of musing on the character led to other developments and Cthulhu Holmes proper was born.
The first man I approached to help bring Holmes to life was Scott Hall. For six months, we sweated together and sent Holmes on a few wacky adventures. While we continued publishing to the internet, the goal was always print. The goal is always print.
Now, two and a half years away from that 3 am sketch session in a gas station, the dream of Holmes is print is close to becoming a reality. And all I need is the help of others that love the ridiculous antics Scott and I made together.
With the money from this Kickstarter, we will be able to do a generous printing of "The Canny Cthulhu Holmes, Vol. 1" which Scott and I will take to comic conventions across the country. We will help spread Holmes tentacles into hearts nationwide and, if successful enough, it may even cover a portion of the printing for Vol. 2.
The Canny Cthulhu Holmes, Vol. 1 will contain the first 90 pages as drawn by Scott Hall, behind the scenes material as well as a few "Penny Dreadful" strips by Joe Pangrazio.
We already have a printer lined up that has worked with other successful comic Kickstarters. All we need are the funds.
If we exceed our goal, there are a number of stretch goals we have in mind to further expand Holmes and help make him the next great character in indie comics.
The print is the goal. Print is always the goal. Will you help us reach it?
The music in the video is used under a Creative Commons license. It is the Advent Chamber Orchestra performing Bughici-Suite for Violin 9 Hora vivace, and the license is CC
BY-SA 3.0. It has been edited for time at the beginning and end of the video.
Can hardly be a good creator without giving other creators their due, now can I?
This is the reward that this whole Kickstarter is about. You will get an actual copy of the Canny Cthulhu Holmes, Vol. 1 in magnificent color. It's the masterfarce from Pangrazio and Hall.
You get your very own limited edition print (signed and personalized) as well as a copy of the Canny Cthulhu Holmes vol. 1
You will receive a personal 8 x 11 black and white sketch from the artist himself, Scott Hall. You will also receive a copy of The Canny Cthulhu Holmes, vol. 1.
You get a t-shirt (premiering in this kickstarter, as previewed above) as well as a copy of the Canny Cthulhu Holmes. You lucky person, you.
You will receive an original 8 x 11 color sketch from the artist himself, Scott Hall. You will also receive a copy of The Canny Cthulhu Holmes, vol. 1.
Provide a photo of your favorite pet and Scott Hall will make it into an ancient one that would make Cthulhu itself blush. You will receive a high resolution image of the final image as well as a frame ready print. You will also receive a copy of The Canny Cthulhu Holmes, vol. 1.
The reward for the true Cthuligan. Choosing this reward will get you everything you need to be a detective, just like Cthulhu Holmes. The kit will include: one copy of the Canny Cthulhu Holmes vol. 1, one WWCHD t-shirt, one genuine Cthulhu Holmes-like mustache, a toy bubble pipe and one certificate proving that you are a member of the Cthulhu Holmes Junior Detective agency.
Risks and challenges
With the artwork already completed, the largest issues will arise with issues with the printers. Whether it be a delay in formatting the art for print or an issue with a run, this is where the largest delays will be found. Thankfully, Scott and I have a wealth of friends and printers available to us that we will be able to take advantage of should the need arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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