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Stretch Goal #1 reached and unlocked!  Memento Mori will now get a beautiful foiled cover

Stretch Goal #2 reached and unlocked! More limited foiled prints available as rewards, all 3 designs unlocked!

Stretch Goal #3 reached and unlocked! Wooden moth pins free with all physical copies of Memento Mori 

Stretch Goal #4 reached and unlocked- All physical backers will get a free exclusive bookmark! 

Stretch goal #5 reached and unlocked! Second wooden pin design unlocked

Memento Mori  ~ Remember that you will die ~

My Name is Katie Whittle and i'm an illustrator from Liverpool. For the majority of my artistic life I've loved creating horror art and stories, and I have previously had Kickstarters for my horror comics. In 2017 I decided that I wanted to experiment with colour palettes and composition and started creating experimental horror illustrations. This book is a collection of my artworks which are usually explorations of death, nature and folklore from 2017- present.

I'm creating this book because I regularly sell my art online and at conventions and I often get asked about my unusual colour schemes and subject matters. As well as the artworks in the book I will also be including the colour palettes I use alongside the images. 

Ritual
Ritual

The finished book will be a small square (15x15cm), 40 pages in full colour. I am aiming to get copies printed for MCM Manchester in June. If I hit my goal I have several stretch goals that I would love to unlock! 


Rewards

~My most basic tier will includes a physical copy of the book Momento Mori itself for £6 

~For £10 you can get a copy of Momento Mori plus an A5 (14.8cm x 21cm) art print 


~You can grab my past 2 comics Foxglove Woods, Call of the Copse (which have also been on Kickstarter) plus Memento Mori for £14

Illustration from Foxglove Woods
Illustration from Foxglove Woods

~ For £15 you can get a copy of Memento Mori, a 40mm hard enamel Memento Mori pin plus a 10cm vinyl sticker

~ Limited  to 10 ~ for £20 you can have a limited edition A3 poster featuring my ritual print, Foiled with rose gold and signed and numbered as well as a copy of Memento Mori 


~ For £26 you can get a bundle including Memento Mori, my previous Kickstarter comics, an A5 print, a Memento Mori hard enamel pin and 10cm vinyl sticker. 

Stretch Goals 

£500~ I will upgrade the cover on all copies to a high quality rose gold foiled cover ~Unlocked~

£700~ I will offer the option for my other 2 print design to be foiled in A3 in the £20 tier, I will also open up limitations ~unlocked~

£1000~ everyone who has ordered a physical copy of Memento Mori will receive a wooden moth pin ~unlocked~

£1400~ everyone who backed a physical tier will receive a Kickstarter exclusive bookmark on high quality pearl card. 

£1550~ second wooden pin design unlocked

About Katie 


I have been creating art ever since I can remember, I have always loved horror art, fantasy and nature and you can see these influences in my work. I have a Bachelors degree in illustration as well as a Masters Degree in Art, Aesthetics and Cultural institutions which gives my work a philosophical underpinning.

in 2016 I co-founded Frisson Comics with Thomas Smith and we co-created Take Only Photographs, Leave Only Footprints through Kickstarter followed by the critically acclaimed The Trade in 2017. We are also coming up to our 3rd anniversary of running our quarterly horror zine Knock Knock this year.  

If you're interested in our horror zines, we run a submission service on our Patreon. 

Pestilence, artwork for issue 11 of Knock Knock
Pestilence, artwork for issue 11 of Knock Knock

Even though i'm a huge fan of horror comics, films and games,  my work is largely influenced from outside of those mediums. I have a fascination with the natural world, medieval art and folklore. A lot of my artwork has hidden meanings, and  background information that isn't always readily available at a glance or subtext that is an observation of the world around me. 

 I will be largely talking about these influences in my book. 

Ascension
Ascension

Why £350?

The cost for me to print 100 copies of my book is £264, plus the extra will go towards postage costs (postage goes towards the final goal), plus a little bit more to cover Kickstarter fees.  Anything over this is a bonus but it also means I can put the money back into what i'm giving my backers, if I hit £500 I will be upgrading the cover of the book to have high quality foiling on it to give it a lovely luxury look. For £700 I can offer my other 2 print designs as foil prints as well (and increase the limited amount of slots in that tier) for £1000 I will also giver everyone a lovely laser cut printed moth pin. For every Kickstarter I have run I have offered extras when I've gone over my funding goal, this is because I want to offer my backers maximum value! I am also open to suggestions with what you might like for stretch goals, always feel free to shoot me a message!

Madonna
Madonna

Risks and challenges

In the case that this Kickstarter doesn't reach it's funding goal, I will print a much smaller print run for MCM and offer a PDF for free to people who backed the project (plus the option to buy the book on my Etsy)

While I've completed and fulfilled 6 Kickstarters to date, I acknowledge that I can be optimistic with fulfilment dates. I will be much more conservative with my fulfilment dates this campaign.

At the time of launching this campaign, the book is 95% completed, there is no risk in completing the project.

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    Ossuary

    A copy of Memento Mori, a 40mm hard enamel Memento Mori pin, a 10cm vinyl Memento Mori sticker

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