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About this project

Lovecraft P.I. "A Shot in the Dark" is the first completed issue in a (3) issue limited series from an original screenplay created by Fritz Striker and D.W. Kann. We did our du-diligence in seeking proper funding to shoot as a feature, but were marred by the Deep Ones themselves, which kept us from achieving our goal. Instead we turn to H.P. Lovecraft fans around the world to help us in this endeavor to raise publishing costs for the first issue which will be delivered JANUARY 2014.

We also have a LIMITED EDITION sculpture of 'Ward Lovecraft' himself as he is presented among these inked pages. Plus a whole array of rewards from buttons to original artwork in order for us to make our dream a reality.

JUST ADDED! THE FIRST (3) PAGES OF THE PROLOGUE FOR "LOVECRAFT P.I."

BE A CHARACTER IN "LOVECRAFT P.I." 

Are you excited about Lovecraft P.I.? Want to be a character in the comic? Now's your chance! After an extraordinary response to our rewards so far. We have decided to go all out for our fans and give you the opportunity to be an illustrated character in the comic. 

Below see an example of Fritz Striker's interpretation of himself and partner D.W. Kann as they would appear in the comic.

 DISCLAIMER: Do to the nature of our intellectual property, we can only share the details of the characters with serious donors. Please contact us after you have made your pledge. After all, you wouldn't want us to give the story away without the comic, would you?

WHO IS LOVECRAFT P.I.?

LOVECRAFT P.I. is a story that re-envisions the macabre worlds of H.P. Lovecraft while mashing them together with the hard-boiled detective novels of Dashiell Hammett. In this world 'Ward' Lovecraft is a Paranormal Investigator with the Miskatonic Detective Agency, an unsentimental and stubborn man who is short on temperament and long on occult knowledge.

When Lovecraft is summoned to the remote fishing port of Innsmouth, MA to investigate a murder and theft of a dangerous artifact he ends up caught in the middle of a local power struggle where the prize isn't the town but dominion over all of humanity. But Lovecraft decides to stay on to punish the guilty - even if that meant taking on an entire town and an ancient evil hell-bent on Humanity's destruction.

WHO IS BEHIND LOVECRAFT P.I.?

Fritz Striker (Trash Studios) and D.W. Kann (Darkside Films) will be attending the 2013 NEW YORK COMIC CON ~ OCTOBER 10th - 13th to meet fans of all things Lovecraft, Comics and Horror and will be selling various rewards shown to the right. As well as having 'YOU' our fans, pledge right here during the (4) day event.

Artist Fritz Striker working on Lovecraft P.I.
Artist Fritz Striker working on Lovecraft P.I.

#FOLLOW @Darkside_Films on twitter, we will send out a TY #SHOUTOUT with your first name to all our #FOLLOWERS every time a donor pledges.

Men and Womens "Tee!" $30 Plus Rewards: 1,3,4
Men and Womens "Tee!" $30 Plus Rewards: 1,3,4

REWARDS LISTED BY NUMBER:

#1: "Lovecraft P.I." mini button and you'll be listed on our "Supported By" page!

#2: DIGITAL PDF of the first issue "LOVECRAFT P.I. A Shot in the Dark" ONLY and you'll be listed on our "Supported By" page!

#3: "Lovecraft P.I." Logo Bumper sticker, PLUS a digital PDF of the first issue "LOVECRAFT P.I. A Shot in the Dark" (Note: All of the rewards below this include the digital download as well.) (includes reward 1)

#4:The paper version of the first issue "LOVECRAFT P.I. A Shot in the Dark" (All previous rewards)

#5: "Lovecraft P.I. Paranormal Investigator" white LOGO on a black MENS or LADIES T-Shirt/Tank Top size of your choice. (includes reward 1, 3, 4)

#6: Signed version of first issue by writer and artist Fritz Striker and writer D.W. Kann (Rewards 1-3)

#7: Signed, ORIGINAL pages of the first issue of "LOVECRAFT P.I. A Shot in the Dark" by artist Fritz Striker (includes reward 1, 3, 4)

#8: ORIGINAL "UNPAINTED & SIGNED" Bust sculpture of Lovecraft himself from "LOVECRAFT P.I. A Shot in the Dark" by artist Fritz Striker (Rewards 1-3)

#9: ORIGINAL "PAINTED & SIGNED" Bust sculpture of Lovecraft himself from "LOVECRAFT P.I. A Shot in the Dark" by artist Fritz Striker (includes reward 1,3, 4)

#10: ORIGINAL signed first issue cover, framed with letter of authenticity. (includes reward 1, 3, 4)

#11: Artist Fritz Striker will draw a "LOVECRAFT P.I. A Shot in the Dark" original full colored piece of art not appearing in the three issue limited issue series. Signed 1/1 (includes reward 1, 3, 4)

#12: Become a main supporting character in our (3) issue limited series "Lovecraft P.I." The (2) Females and (3) Males are plot driven and dialogue heavy characters. See Fritz Striker's interpretation of himself and partner D.W. Kann located in the main body of this project. As an example of the style of how you will be interpreted.

Risks and challenges

We know there are always unique challenges during every project. For this one in particular, we are running a (34) DAY ONLY campaign, ending on HALLOWEEN night! Keeping up with the ghosts and ghouls. We will be updating consistently, especially during the NY COMIC CON where with the advent of INSTAGRAM we will be video documenting our journey to there and for the duration. Interviewing fans reactions to LOVECRAFT P.I. with daily postings, so that YOU, our loyal pledger, can keep up with all information LOVECRAFT P.I.

This is a very interactive and transparent project that we are looking forward to getting to all our fans and more! We hope to see you at COMIC CON and if we miss you: ~ Keep it Dark ~ Lovecraft would have wanted it that way.

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    After getting lots of requests for shipping rewards internationally we came up with a new package.

    Receive the "Lovecraft P.I. Paranormal Investigator" white LOGO on a black MENS or LADIES T-Shirt/Tank Top size of your choice. (includes reward 1, 3, 4) PLUS: Receive and an original hand drawn sketch of our character "WARD LOVECRAFT." By artist Fritz Striker

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