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
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.
- Ainsley Seago & Tristan Harrington
- Blue Delliquanti
- britt c. h.
- Brittney Sabo
- C. Spike Trotman
- Carla Speed McNeil
- Der-shing Helmer
- Evan Dahm
- Gabby Schulz
- Gerry Swanson
- Greg Stolze & Langdon Foss
- Hillary Blair
- Isaiah Smalley & Kev Anderson
- Jason Bradley Thompson
- KC Green
- Kit Goode & Liz Edwards
- Kristin Cheney
- Lee and Lisa Blauersouth
- Lin Visel & J. R. Cullen
- Meg Gandy
- Melanie Gillman
- Rachel Edidin & Kel McDonald
- Randy Milholland
- Savannah Horrocks
- Sophie Goldstein
- Stevan Zivadinovic & Lety R-Z
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.
We will be distributing the ebook via Scribd.
The Sleep of Reason will later be available for purchase on Comixology, for non-Kickstarter backers!
Neither am I! "Gore porn" was actually listed under "Things to Avoid" on the anthology's original submission page.
There is blood in The Sleep of Reason, but nothing I could classify as "gore." It's not as bloody as a slasher movie, or "Saving Private Ryan." Most of the horror is situational.
Wow, I wish I'd heard about this earlier! I'm a horror writer/artist. Will there be another volume of "The Sleep of Reason?"
That depends on how well this volume's received!
Yes! However, this is your only opportunity to bundle both the ebook and book for $30, and get the book with free US and discounted international shipping. Backing the Kickstarter also improves the book, and directly increases the compensation the contributors receive for participating!