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The first issue of an epic fantasy adventure through a nightmare world of mythological gods and monsters inside Edgar Allan Poe's head!
The first issue of an epic fantasy adventure through a nightmare world of mythological gods and monsters inside Edgar Allan Poe's head!
The first issue of an epic fantasy adventure through a nightmare world of mythological gods and monsters inside Edgar Allan Poe's head!
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Hello and welcome! My name is Dwight MacPherson and I'm the creator and writer of The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe. The reason we're Kickstarting this project is that we've been asked by several readers if our digital comics will ever be available in printed form. I get that not everyone is a fan of digital comics. Many people (like me) love the feel and smell of the printed page. So we decided to create this campaign and make our first printed comic book extra special. And by extra special, we mean a 28-page book that features a brand-new cover from Emmy-nominated Director/Producer/Illustrator, David Hartman, and a special four-page "Making-Of" section designed by author and illustrator, Tricia Martin. We decided to use Kickstarter so we can cover printing costs and pay our creative team something extra. It's a win-win situation!

Cover by David Hartman
Cover by David Hartman

 ABOUT THE BOOK

The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe is a reimagined version of the Harvey and Eagle Award-nominated graphic novel from Image Comics which features a revised script and eye-popping new art by the artist of the Bram Stoker Award-winning Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe, Luis Czerniawski. This is the first of 12 chapters/issues, and if we are successful with this campaign, the plan is to make all 12 issues available as Kickstarter-exclusive printed issues. 

But let's not get ahead of ourselves. 

THE STORY

Edgar Allan Poe has lost everyone he ever loved and now he is losing his mind. Haunted by his wife's ghost and his many literary failures, the poet tumbles into a fantastical world created by his genius...and his madness. This world called Terra Somnium is a nightmare region that merges his macabre literary creations and mythological gods and monsters of old, all hell-bent on stopping him from escaping the land of dreams. 

WHAT IS IT SIMILAR TO?

I've often described this story as "Alice in Wonderland meets The Lord of the Rings." And for those who are fans of classic literature like myself, I would describe it as "Homer's Odyssey meets Dante's Divine Comedy." 

INTERIOR ART: 

Page 1
Page 1

 

Page 2
Page 2

 

Page 3
Page 3

 

ENDORSEMENTS...

"Twisted and ominous, yet rich and charming. MacPherson has crafted a complex and enchanting story that blends the macabre and mythological into a strange dream land that is worthy of the great poet and author, Edgar Allan Poe." - American McGee, Creator and Designer of AMERICAN MCGEE'S ALICE, ALICE: MADNESS RETURNS, and GRIMM

"A beautiful and bizarre adventure into wonder, quirky, lovely and fascinating!" - Kurt Busiek, Multiple Eisner Award-winning creator of ASTRO CITY 

"Together in one package, two of the great passions of my youth (that didn’t end there); comics and Edgar Allan Poe. A thrilling adventure with beautiful art. More, please!" - Roderick Gordon, Author of the New York Times Bestselling TUNNELS series 

"A glimpse into the enigmatic dreamscape where the great chronicler of mystery and madness, Edgar Allan Poe, meets acclaimed comic creator Dwight L. MacPherson. Readers are in for one wild ride." - Chris Semtner, Internationally Exhibited Artist, Author, and Curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, VA

REWARDS 

Digital Comics
Digital Comics

 

Printed Book and Art Prints
Printed Book and Art Prints

Awesome Poe T-shirt
Awesome Poe T-shirt

 STRETCH GOALS?

*****UPDATE*****

FIRST STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED 

 

Beautiful wallpaper from David Hartman's masterful cover for your PC, iPhones, and Androids.
Beautiful wallpaper from David Hartman's masterful cover for your PC, iPhones, and Androids.

 

 SECOND STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED

 

A wonderful Irving Rat solo story will be added to the book!
A wonderful Irving Rat solo story will be added to the book!

THIRD STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED 

 

A brand new Poe short story created exclusively for this project by the amazing artist Dave Youkovich
A brand new Poe short story created exclusively for this project by the amazing artist Dave Youkovich

FOURTH STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED AT $4,000

 

Risks and challenges

The book is already completed, except for the special Making-Of back matter, so the risks are extremely small. I mean...I guess I could be stepped on by a cyclops, gored by a minotaur, or mauled by Fenrir on my way to the post office, but the chances are very slim this time of year in Florida.

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    Two Digital Comics

    A digital copy of the Kickstarter-only edition of The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe #1 and a digital copy of Terra Somnium #1 (The prequel to The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe).

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    The Printed Book and 2 Exclusive Prints!

    The Kickstarter-only printed edition of The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe #1 + 2 prints created by Luis and Andrea exclusively for this project + the two digital comics from the lower tier.

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    A printed copy of the book + David Hartman cover print + Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe t-shirt + everything in the lower tiers

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