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A pre-order project for an unrivaled anthology of unconquered fears. Preview 35 pages of the +360-page collection now!
An unrivaled anthology of unconquered fears. Grab the PDF or print version now at Iron Circus Comics!
An unrivaled anthology of unconquered fears. Grab the PDF or print version now at Iron Circus Comics!
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The Sleep of Reason: An Anthology of Horror

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"The sleep of reason produces monsters." - Francisco Goya

6/11/13 - PREVIEW - Brittney Sabo's Exclusive Print!

6/13/13 - PREVIEW - Savannah Horrocks' Monster Dolls! Plus: The FAQ, & More Commissions!

6/18/13 - PREVIEW - Five pages of Gabby Schulz's Hostess! 

6/20/13 - PREVIEW - Seven pages of Isaiah Smalley and Kev Anderson's Sunken Ship!

6/22/13 - PREVIEW - Two pages of Greg Stolze and Langdon Foss' I Want to Wake Up!

6/27/13 - PREVIEW - Four pages of Sophie Goldstein's Anniversary!

6/28/13 - PREVIEW - Three pages of Old Echoes, plus Stabwool's felted cryptids!

7/01/13 - PREVIEW - Four pages of Blue Dellaquanti's Alone!

7/06/13 - PREVIEW - Nine pages of Savannah Horrocks' Faerie Ring!

7/08/13 - FINAL UPDATE - Dave Cooper will be in The Sleep of Reason NO MATTER THE FINAL TOTAL.

The Sleep of Reason is a 360-page black-and-white anthology of horror comics for mature readers. Inspired by likes of Taboo, Uzumaki and Black Hole, this collection is devoid of the familiar by design. There are no garden-variety monsters in The Sleep of Reason; no well-worn terrors from film and television. This is an anthology of comics that strive to inspire unparalleled dread.

No monsters with a rule book. No easy answers.

Pre-order The Sleep of Reason now, and you help support its creators and finance its print run. It won't happen without you.

The following creators have brand new stories featured exclusively in The Sleep of Reason.

With a cover by Michael DeForge.

This pre-order event will determine the bonuses of The Sleep of Reason's creators. They've already earned a page rate for their contributions, but the more money this Kickstarter makes, the more money they'll receive.

If the Kickstarter reaches $20,000, each contributor/team will collect an extra $50.00.

If the Kickstarter reaches $25,000, each contributor/team will collect an extra $100.00.

If the Kickstarter reaches $30,000, each contributor/team will collect an extra $150.00.

If the Kickstarter reaches $35,000, each contributor/team will collect an extra $200.00.

If the Kickstarter reaches $40,000, each contributor/team will collect an extra $250.00.

And so on. There is no cap on the artist bonuses.

We're also featuring stretch goals.

Video production by Matt Sheridan.  Art by Blue Delliquanti, Langdon Foss, Savannah Horrocks, KC Green, Brittney Sabo, Evan Dahm, Lin Visel, Gerry Swanson, Gabby Schulz, britt c. h., and Hillary Blair.  Gear sound effect from mitchelk at Freesound.org.  Television static from REC Room.  Background sound from NASA's Symphonies of the Planets, electromagnetic recordings made by the Voyager probes on their way through the Solar System.

Risks and challenges

This is Iron Circus Comics' seventh publishing project, and third Kickstarter project. With a majority of the art already finished and pre-press well underway, the greatest risk is a delay in production. To be on the safe side, this is accounted for in the estimated delivery dates.

Each Kickstarter pre-order we've run has been an educational experience, and we can safely expect The Sleep of Reason's fulfillment process to run even more smoothly than any before it.

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    An ebook and paperback copy of The Sleep of Reason, with a limited edition variant cover drawn by Ross Campbell, author of "Shadoweyes" and "Wet Moon." No more than 200 copies of this version of "The Sleep of Reason" will be made.

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    An ebook and paperback copy of The Sleep of Reason, PLUS a 2-color screenprint by Brittney Sabo, creator of the webcomic "All Night."

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    RETAILER SPECIAL: An ebook, and five paperback copies of The Sleep of Reason. This backer level is for retailers only. To qualify for this backer level, you must be associated with a comic shop or bookstore. This will be confirmed before the books will be shipped.

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    An ebook and paperback copy of The Sleep of Reason, PLUS a private commission drawn by Carla Speed McNeil, Eisner Award-winning creator of "Finder." The dimensions and medium are up to the commissioner: 8" x 10" black and white ink on paper, 5" x 7" black and white ink on paper, or 5" x 7" colored ink on paper.

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    An ebook and paperback copy of The Sleep of Reason, PLUS a private commission drawn by Lin Visel, creator of "Effort Comics" and a monthly contributor to "Slipshine." The commission will be fully digital.

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    An ebook and paperback copy of The Sleep of Reason, PLUS an original page from Rachel Edidin & Kel McDonald's SoR submission, "Out of Chaos," selected at random.

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    An ebook and paperback copy of The Sleep of Reason, PLUS a one-of-a-kind original watercolor by SoR contributor and Ignatz Award winner Gabby Schulz, creator of "Monsters" and "Weather." The watercolors will be of monsters of Gabby's choosing, and on 4" x 5" watercolor paper.

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    An ebook and paperback copy of The Sleep of Reason, PLUS a private commission drawn by SoR contributor Melanie Gillman, creator of the webcomic "As the Crow Flies." The commissions will be colored pencil, on 7" x 8.5" bristol board.

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    An ebook and paperback copy of The Sleep of Reason, PLUS a one-of-a-kind art piece, a scrimshaw carved by SoR contributor Gerry Swanson. Engraved on a real piece of 3" x 4" African elephant ivory, this piece will depict an unspeakable monster of your choice. (Note: The ivory to be used in these pieces is legal, pre-ban ivory, commonly called "estate ivory." However, this backer reward is limited to American backers only, and cannot be exported outside of the United States.)

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    An ebook and paperback copy of The Sleep of Reason, PLUS a custom comic page by SoR contributor Ainsley Seago, featuring the backer being devoured, maimed, squashed, or otherwise seen to their doom by an insect of Ainsley's choosing. Ainsley is an entomologist, so the bug destroying you will be both real and exquisitely drawn.

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    An ebook and paperback copy of The Sleep of Reason, PLUS a single-edition needle felted wool sculpture by Lety RZ (AKA Stabwool) of a cryptid of the artist's choosing. These sculptures will be about 5-6" at their longest measurement.

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    An ebook and paperback copy of The Sleep of Reason, PLUS a one-of-a-kind needle felted sculpture by Lety RZ (AKA Stabwool), of the monster from her and Stevan Zivadinovic's SoR story "Old Echoes." The sculpture is felted with wool and tussah silk and has polymer clay accents. It measures about 6" tall, with gently posable arms and fingers.

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    An ebook and paperback copy of The Sleep of Reason, PLUS a one-of-a-kind, handmade monster art doll, created by SoR contributor Savannah Horrocks. These dolls are approximately 6" tall and under 1 lb. in weight. (Note: these are art objects meant for display and considerate handling, not children's toys.)

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    An ebook and paperback copy of The Sleep of Reason, PLUS SoR contributor Ainsley Seago, an entomologist working in Australia, will name a new species of beetle after you. You will receive a color photograph of the insect and a copy of the formal description once it is published. In addition, Ainsley will draw a "memorial" pin-up of you being fatally savaged by your namesake.

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