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A recolored Splash Pages Collection of Will Eisner's Comic "The Spirit"! Only 10 days and ready for Christmas!
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THE SPIRIT by Will Eisner
I'm a comic collector and when i researched in some older archives the last weeks, i discovered some comics of Will Eisner and was surprised that some stuff went in the Public Domain. The copyrights of "The Spirit" 1940-1951 were never renewed! The drawings of Will Eisner are fascinating, artful and experimental. Every single one is a beautiful, storytelling Artwork.

The Comics were published between 1940 and 1952 as newspaper supplements, later they were licensed by DC and Dynamite Comics. Only the early "Golden Age" Comics went in the Public Domain and can be viewed, shared or republished for free.

Now i had the idea to take the great Splash Pages (The pages for the introduction of every new story) to recolor them and reprint them as Posters or on funny Totes and Pillows..

We have 8 different Posters, one Tote Bag and a Pillow with the same two Splash Pages on front and back.

The Posters.
They are printed on 200g Archival Matte Paper in Museum Quality. There are 8 Posters for your choice.

  The motifs are sensitively recolored, i let the marks, some rasterdots, some blurs, dust and scratches to gurantee the authentic vintage look, but not to have a scanned Poster with a lot of false colors and blurred printing process dots.

The Tote Bag.
Made of 100% spun polyester fabric, Fabric weight: 9.44 oz/yd² (320 g/m²)

Maximum weight limit – 44lbs (20kg) Dual handles, 100% natural cotton bull denim  

Handle length 11.8" (30 cm), width 1" (2.5cm) Printed, cut, and hand-sewn

The Pillow.The pillow is made from moisture-wicking polyester that has a high-end linen feel to it.   

100% pre-shrunk polyester case, Fabric weight: 6.13 oz/yd² (208 g/m²) , Moisture-wicking fabric with a linen feel, Perfect prints on both sides.

Hidden black zipper, Machine-washable, case Shape-retaining 100% polyester insert included (handwash only), Printed, cut, and hand-sewn.


The Mug!
And last but not least i decided to make a Coffee Mug with a little Story ; )
They are glossy white and yields vivid prints that retain their quality when dish-washed and microwaved. Ceramic Available in 11oz (325 ml)   
11oz mug dimensions: height - 3.85" (9.8 cm), diameter - 3.35" (8.5 cm) Dishwasher and microwave safe.

The short story on the mug : )
The short story on the mug : )

 Ok, here comes the reward overview and the timing. We will order all stuff before the Kickstarter Payout, so this will guarantee that all things will be dellivered before Christmas in the USA, UK and EU. All other countries can be hopeful, but we cannot guarantee. You will all get a tracking after shipping from the Fulfillment!

 Thanks all, who support this campaign and i hope some people will also discover the fantastic Artworks of Will Eisner! If this project gets a little feedback, i would like to restore some more scans and look what's happening in the future to "The Spirit"!

 Here come the Splash Pages in Fullsize to see the details:

 Pillow & Tote Bag Motif

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Risks and challenges

All pictures are Public Domain.
The Spirit Comics (Issues // 1940-1951) of "The Spirit" are copyright free Comics in the Public Domain Archives. All Images are in this Campaign are part of the Public Domain Archives.

All items are produced in the US OR in Europe.
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    Pledge €13 or more About US$ 15

    1 Splash Page Mug 11oz

    The perfect Mug to make your day!
    Printed with a short Comic story of The Spirit
    Ceramic
    Available in 11oz (325 ml) and 15oz (444 ml) sizes
    11oz mug dimensions: height - 3.85" (9.8 cm), diameter - 3.35" (8.5 cm)
    15oz mug dimensions: height - 4.7" (12 cm), diameter 3.35"(8.5 cm)
    Dishwasher and microwave safe

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    1 Splash Page Tote Bag

    The best Tote Bag ever! Two Splash Pages on one Bag.

    100% spun polyester fabric
    Fabric weight: 9.44 oz/yd² (320 g/m²)
    Bag 15" x 15" (38.1cm x 38.1cm)
    Capacity – 2.6 US gal (10l)
    Maximum weight limit – 44lbs (20kg)
    Dual handles 100% natural cotton bull denim
    Handle length 11.8" (30 cm), width 1" (2.5cm)

    If you want two Tote Bags, simply add 29,- €

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    1 Splash Page Artprint 50x70cm

    Make your choice later. Printed on 200g matte Archival paper in Museum Quality 50x70 cm. Ready to frame.

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    1 Splash Page Pillow 18x18"

    The best Throw Pillow ever! Printed with two Splash Pages on both sides.

    100% pre-shrunk polyester case
    Fabric weight: 6.13 oz/yd² (208 g/m²)
    Moisture-wicking fabric with a linen feel
    Perfect for fine print on both sides of the pillow
    Hidden zipper
    Machine-washable case
    Shape-retaining 100% polyester insert included (handwash only)

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    2 Splash Page Artprints 50x70cm

    Make your choice later. Printed on 200g matte Archival paper in Museum Quality 50x70 cm. Ready to frame.

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    EARLYBIRD 2 ARTPRINTS 50X70CM

    Make your choice later. Printed on 200g matte Archival paper in Museum Quality 50x70 cm. Ready to frame.

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    EARLYBIRD Tote Bag + Pillow

    The best Throw Pillow ever! Printed with two Splash Pages on both sides.

    100% pre-shrunk polyester case
    Fabric weight: 6.13 oz/yd² (208 g/m²)
    Moisture-wicking fabric with a linen feel
    Perfect for fine print on both sides of the pillow
    Hidden zipper
    Machine-washable case
    Shape-retaining 100% polyester insert included (handwash only)

    100% spun polyester fabric
    Fabric weight: 9.44 oz/yd² (320 g/m²)
    Bag 15" x 15" (38.1cm x 38.1cm)
    Capacity – 2.6 US gal (10l)
    Maximum weight limit – 44lbs (20kg)
    Dual handles 100% natural cotton bull denim
    Handle length 11.8" (30 cm), width 1" (2.5cm)

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