About this project
C is for Cthulhu is a gorgeously illustrated, premium alphabet board book, featuring monsters and characters inspired by the mythos of H.P. Lovecraft.
Thanks for a Great Campaign!
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.
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.
Plus, These Backers Only Bonuses Have Already Been Unlocked!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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