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A high-quality board book featuring gorgeous Lovecraft-themed illustrations for every letter of the alphabet.
A high-quality board book featuring gorgeous Lovecraft-themed illustrations for every letter of the alphabet.
A high-quality board book featuring gorgeous Lovecraft-themed illustrations for every letter of the alphabet.
1,149 backers pledged $35,568 to help bring this project to life.

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C is for Cthulhu: The Lovecraft Alphabet Board Book

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C is for Cthulhu is a gorgeously illustrated, premium alphabet board book, featuring monsters and characters inspired by the mythos of H.P. Lovecraft.

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We're incredibly grateful for all our backers who made this book possible. Keep in touch with Jason Ciaramella (@jasonciaramella) and Greg Murphy (@gmurphie) on Twitter, and like the C is for Cthulhu Facebook page to stay connected.

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Why This Book?

While browsing board books for my young son in a small bookstore in Exeter, NH a few years back, I was disappointed to find every book on the shelves was essentially the same: A is for Apple, B is for Ball... Where's the fun in that, right? My boys were exposed to the fantastic and weird at a very young age. They love monsters and mythology -- why shouldn't alphabet books for their age be filled with these things? Well, they should be! And that's why we made C is for Cthulhu

Why a Lovecraft Themed Book?

My love affair with H.P. started in the summer of 2001. I was spending my lunch break at a local library browsing the stacks, looking for something scary to read, when a I noticed the sickly-green spine of a book that stuck out like a sore thumb among the others. I pulled it off the shelf -- it was The Dunwich Horror and Others, a collection of Lovecraft stories originally published by Arkham House in 1966. I gave it a shot, and the attraction was immediate. I felt like I knew the places he wrote about, and I was connected to them both physically and emotionally. I was born and grew up in Lovecraft's New England -- we had walked the same streets in the same ancient towns, and we'd both been fascinated by the history and strangeness of it all. As a young man interested in writing, that was powerful stuff.

Who Are We?

I'm Jason Ciaramella, an Eisner Award nominated author of comics and graphic novels (The Cape, Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters, Magic: The Gathering), and I'm joined by Greg Murphy, a brilliant digital artist and illustrator working in the video game industry.

Why Kickstarter?

We've brought this project to Kickstarter in order to raise funds to print and distribute C is for Cthulhu to Lovecraft fans around the globe. We've been working hard on this book for the past year, and it is now completely finished and ready to go to print.

We're looking to raise $8,000 which will cover printing and fulfillment costs for a small, off-set print run of this board book.

The Rewards

Plus, These Backers Only Bonuses Have Already Been Unlocked!

>>>Greg Murphy Digital Sketchbook Unlocked for all Backers. Backers click here to download!<<<

>>>Danger Boys Bonus Mini-Comic Unlocked for all Backers. Backers click here to download!<<<

Risks and challenges

To manage and fulfill this project, we've partnered with Tyler James and ComixTribe, who have successfully ran and fulfilled successful Kickstarters in the past, and consulted on several more. We're well aware of the many challenges associated with delivering on a Kickstarter campaign, and have taken the following steps to mitigate the risk associated fulfilling this project:

1) The book is 100% complete and ready to go to print right now! This means digital rewards can go out shortly after the campaign ends, and we can begin the printing process as soon as funding is secured.

2) Our printers are reliable! Over the past three years, ComixTribe has printed more than 100,000 copies of comic books and graphic novels, and has established relationships with printers that the major publishers use.

3) Feel free to review previous ComixTribe Kickstarters (OXYMORON, EPIC, SCAM, THE RED TEN) for evidence of our ability to communicate with backers post campaign, and deliver on campaign fulfillment. We don't consider a project successful unless 100% of our backers have been fulfilled.

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    C IS FOR CTHULHU DIGITAL: Get a downloadable, HD resolution, DRM-Free PDF of the C is for Cthulhu board book, featuring 28 stunning Lovecraft-themed illustrations.

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    C IS FOR CTHULHU DIGITAL DELUXE: Get a downloadable, HD resolution, DRM-Free PDF of the C is for Cthulhu board book, featuring 28 stunning Lovecraft-themed illustrations, plus more than 100 annotated concept sketches and designs not included in the book. Perfect for "Director's Cut" junkies! [Included in all $10+ pledges.]

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    C IS FOR CTHULHU BOARD BOOK: Get a copy of this limited edition first printing of the C is for Cthulhu board book, featuring stunning Lovecraft-themed illustrations... one for every letter of the alphabet! (Includes Digital Deluxe PDF.)

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    C IS FOR CTHULHU + COMIXTRIBE FIRSTS DIGITAL DELUXE SAMPLER - Includes a downloadable, HD resolution, DRM-Free PDF of the C is for Cthulhu board book, featuring 28 stunning Lovecraft-themed illustrations, plus more than 100 annotated concept sketches and designs not included in the book. Also includes digital deluxe copies of top ComixTribe series, including: SCAM #0: Crosswords, AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE #1, THE RED TEN #1, THE STANDARD #1, EPIC #1, and OXYMORON #1: Passive Aggressive.

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    LOVECRAFT BOOK PACK: Get the C is for Cthulhu board book, a C is for Cthulhu Wall Poster featuring all 26 letter illustrations, and an "I Love Lovecraft" button. (Includes Digital Deluxe PDF.)

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    T-SHIRT + C IS FOR CTHULHU DIGITAL DELUXE - Get a premium C is for Cthulhu T-shirt (Available in sizes S-4XL), along with a downloadable, HD resolution, DRM-Free PDF of the C is for Cthulhu board book, featuring 28 stunning Lovecraft-themed illustrations, plus more than 100 annotated concept sketches and designs not included in the book. Perfect for "Director's Cut" junkies!

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    BOARD BOOK + T-SHIRT - Get a copy of the C is for Cthulhu board book and a C is for Cthulhu T-shirt, now available in Toddler, Youth, and Adult Sizes! (Includes Digital Deluxe PDF.)

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    LOVECRAFT ARTIST EDITION PACK: Get the C is for Cthulhu board book, and a hand-numbered Artist Edition sketch plate, signed by author Jason Ciaramella and artist Greg Murphy, featuring an original Greg Murphy monster sketch. Also includes the C is for Cthulhu Wall Poster, and "I Love Lovecraft" button, and Digital Deluxe PDF.

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    LOVECRAFT BOOK PACK WITH T-SHIRT: Get a premium C is for Cthulhu T-shirt (Available in sizes S-4XL), along with the C is for Cthulhu board book, a C is for Cthulhu Wall Poster featuring all 26 letter illustrations, and an "I Love Lovecraft" button. (Includes Digital Deluxe PDF.)

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    BOARD BOOK + 2 T-SHIRTS - Get a copy of the C is for Cthulhu board book and two C is for Cthulhu T-shirts in any size! Now available in Toddler, Youth, and Adult Sizes! (Includes Digital Deluxe PDF.)

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    LOVECRAFT ARTIST EDITION PACK WITH T-SHIRT: Get a premium C is for Cthulhu T-shirt (Available in sizes S-4XL), along with the C is for Cthulhu board book, and a hand-numbered Artist Edition sketch plate, signed by author Jason Ciaramella and artist Greg Murphy, featuring an original Greg Murphy monster sketch. Also includes the C is for Cthulhu Wall Poster, and "I Love Lovecraft" button, and Digital Deluxe PDF.

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    SMALL BOOK STORE / LIBRARY / CLASSROOM SET - Includes a set of Eight (8) Copies of C is for Cthulhu the Alphabet Board Book!

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    DOUBLE UP! TWO BOARD BOOKS and TWO T-SHIRTS - This is the pack for the Lovecraft Fan with a Little One at home. Get two copies of the book (one to keep in great condition, the other the little monster can destroy!) and two C is for Cthulhu T-shirts (different sizes okay). (Includes Digital Deluxe PDF.)

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    LOVECRAFT ARTIST EDITION PACK WITH 2 T-SHIRTS: Get TWO premium C is for Cthulhu T-shirts (Available in Toddler, Youth, and Adult Sizes), along with the C is for Cthulhu board book, and a hand-numbered Artist Edition sketch plate, signed by author Jason Ciaramella and artist Greg Murphy, featuring an original Greg Murphy monster sketch. Also includes the C is for Cthulhu Wall Poster, and "I Love Lovecraft" button, and Digital Deluxe PDF.

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    LOCKE & KEY SUPERFAN PACK! Get the Locke & Key Legacy Edition Alpha & Omega Keys! These replica pewter keys from the Eisner-winning series are made in the USA and hand-finished from Skelton Crew Studio. You'll also get everything in the LOVECRAFT ARTIST EDITION PACK WITH T-SHIRT!

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    ULTIMATE LOVECRAFT PACK - This is the big one! This pack includes: Two C is for Cthulhu Board Books, Two C is for Cthulhu T-shirts (toddler, youth, and adult sizes), a limited, numbered sketch plate signed by writer Jason Ciaramella, with an original monster sketch by artist Greg Murphy, the Lovecraft Wall Poster, I Love Lovecraft Button pack, a signed, personalized 11x11 in print of the monster of your choice (A-Z), and “Dreaming in the Atmosphere of My Youth:
    Lovecraft’s Return to Providence", a collection of letters documenting the end of Lovecraft's time in Brooklyn, and his return to Providence, curated and edited by Jason Ciaramella. This limited edition chapbook will be limited to just 26 copies, and lettered (A-Z, in order of backing.) The chapbook will also contain an original piece of Lovecraft themed
    flash fiction by Jason.

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    HELLBOY/BPRD SUPERFAN PACK - Get 5 limited edition and too damn cool Skelton Crew Studios designed Hellboy & BPRD artifacts! Includes: Bishop Zryini’s Silver Button signed by creator and Mike Mignola,
    Elf Shot signed by artist Duncan Fegredo,
    Vasilisa’s Comb & Handkerchief signed by sculpter Jamie Macfarlane, Bog Roosh’s Nail signed by sculptor Israel Skelton, and
    Ogdru Jahad Amulet signed by sculptor Tim Arp! An absolute treasure trove! You'll also get everything in the LOVECRAFT ARTIST EDITION PACK WITH T-SHIRT!

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    JOE HILL NOS4A2 LIMITED EDITION PACK - Wow! Get a deluxe, limited edition of NOS4A2 by New York Times Best Selling Author Joe Hill (also a C is for Cthulhu backer)! This edition is oversized, printed on 80# Finch, with an unpublished novella, “Wraith,” that was cut from the original manuscript. It also includes an alternate ending to the novel, as well as illustrations, in both black and white and color, by Hill’s long-term collaborator on the award-winning comic, Locke & Key, Gabriel Rodriguez. Signed by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez and also includes the limited edition slipcase. And of course, we'll also throw in EVERYTHING in the LOVECRAFT ARTIST EDITION PACK WITH T-SHIRT!

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    SUPREME PATRON of the (DARK) ARTS! - It's official...you are our top backer! We can't thank you enough for helping bring this book to life, but we sure will try. We'll give you 5 copies of C is for Cthulhu, and everything in the Lovecraft Artist Edition Pack. We'll also send copies of C is to Cthulhu to up to 20 people of your choice, just in time for the holidays! And, we'll throw in a grab bag of signed comics from Jason Ciaramella & ComixTribe. Thanks for being a supreme patron!

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