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A pre-order project for an unrivaled anthology of unconquered fears. Preview 35 pages of the +360-page collection now!

"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 Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

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, 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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