About this project
The RADIANCE ANTHOLOGY is a fan book based on Bryan Fuller’s HANNIBAL, a collection of stories and art, envisioning and conjuring the incarnations of Will Graham’s becoming, fueled by blood and breath.
It features 300 pages** of new art and fiction, created exclusively for this book by 47 artists and 27 writers***, arranged to represent the breaking of the chrysalis and the unfurling of a life changed.
RADIANCE is not only a love letter to an inspiring TV-show and its creators but also a declaration of love to a devoted and wonderful fandom that, even (almost) two years after the cancellation of their show, is here, living and thriving, and answered enthusiastically when we called for them to show us their visions of Will Graham's transformation, creating incredible and breathtaking new art and fiction.
The artists and writers of RADIANCE have picked up the imagery of HANNIBAL and – by mirroring and enhancing, distorting and refocusing the opulent and nightmarish aesthetic – have turned it into their own.
And... It’s beautiful.
We have collected their visions into a book. A book reflecting change, bearing the firefly on its cover, the animal that was so important for Will Graham’s becoming, illuminating his mindset when Will reached for Hannibal’s mind palace, and arguably, Hannibal’s heart.
Now, for the final stages of this book's transformation, we need your HELP!
This is what we envisioned:
RADIANCE will be printed in Germany as an A4 softcover book* with a matte laminate 300 gsm cover and 300 pages of content** on high quality 135 gsm paper.
*UPDATE: As of June 23rd the FOURTH stretch goal has been unlocked (already), making Radiance a HARDCOVER book!
**UPDATE: As of June 29th the FIFTH stretch goal has been unlocked, making Radiance the EXTENDED EDITION, featuring 400 pages of content.
***: This update will include 14 more authors and four more artists.
(Please see below for more stretch goals!)
The back cover features the quote that started it all and that leads to radiance: „Blood and breath are only elements, undergoing change, to fuel your radiance. Just as the source of light is burning.“
The lavish art pages – printed full-color and full bleed – are balanced out by a deliberately clean, almost austere text layout, letting the images and words drive the imagination unimpaired.
UPDATE: As of July, 11th, RADIANCE will feature a red color cut!
RADIANCE is our humble and heart-felt tribute to HANNIBAL, that has changed all of us and, despite its dark and oftentimes unsettling nature, has become a beacon of inspiration, companionship and love. RADIANCE is our vision of what would happen after the fall – to the murder husbands who fell, to those who were left behind, and to those Will Graham’s becoming touched. It is our craving for change and beauty, conjured up to manifest into something tangible, something to keep close to our hearts and souls.
Let us touch your hearts and souls with RADIANCE.
We hope you will join us and help us make RADIANCE shine!
RADIANCE is a work of art, visions and Fannibal love with art by:
0trevskies // Amngell // Arkarti // BrokenDeathAngel // Samantha McLaren // carrioncrowned // Oliver Barrientos // Cyaniris Nocturne // Christy Alexander Ward // Camille FlyingRotten // Dinaga // SMOD/granpappy-winchester // Lova Carlsson | Hachiseiko // mimi // Furiarossa and Mimma // hanni-bunny-lecter // Base // AuraSanchezArt // Eroten // Joy Yang [Nim-lock] // kajoi // Maëlibé Richardier // manhandlaa // meduszoa // Megumibish // M. T. Toto // Mokeia (unorthodoxtherapy) // Muffichka // Noaryr // nonexistenz/Jay // Pangaea // @Polanetta // Catherine Colson (pxmpkinqxeen.tumblr.com) // Catharine Corrigan // raynwater // moishpain // shoegazerx // Shootmesenpai // Sophie Scruggs // SparkyHero // Sylfiden // The Sea Voices // Sabrina (@WalkingFannibal) // tindu // Tirme S. / http://tirmesaito.deviantart.com // transylvanianshipper // Claudia Gironi/Wisesnail
And fiction and poetry by:
Candice Sanzari (Twitter: d0wninunderland) // CROSSROADSCASTIEL // Devereaux’s Disease // fragile-teacup // Frankenberger // Fourth Axis // Hannah Fannibal // HesterByrde | littlethingwithfeathers (tumblr) // @fancybedelia // Lilith // Magical_Destiny // Moonstruckidiot (A03) // MRESUNDANCE // Petronia // PKA // Ro // Lucas Everman (shiphitsthefan) // Sugarmouse // TigerPrawn // ThisIsMyDesignHannibal // Tartufibianchi // Thursday St. Giles // victorine // weconqueratdawn // whreflections // wraithsonwings // Bethany K. aka zacharybosch
ADDITIONALLY the PDF version will contain slightly extended content with additional art by:
And additional fiction by:
Amanda Steele (super-queer-hannibal-obsession) // Jaye (@dr3piecesuit) // Electra Rhodes // SMOD/granpappy-winchester // Kristina Cattrall // Marissa Ram T. / „murakisses“ // Nalyra // OneHandedBooks // pancakeispeople // peppermintquartz // purplesocrates // RedFive // solitarysister // Yggdrastiles
Book Layout by Romina Nikolić
Cover Art by Ramón Voigt
Customized Art & Early Bird posters by Paul Williams aka SketchyMagpie
Silver jewelry by Olga Volodina
RADIANCE is a labor of love and a non-profit endeavor.
We will not make any money from this. Every cent will go into creating this book and the rewards for you and then getting everything delivered to you. If there is any money left after all the expenses are covered (and that is a big IF), we have a few ideas up our sleeves of what else we could create for you.
These are our costs:
If there are extra copies left after production we will distribute them among our contributors (in addition to the contributor copy of RADIANCE they will recieve in any case), to make up for the time and effort they put into this project.
And if we still have some books left after this, we also consider sending a copy each to certain studios, to drive home the point that the FANNIBALS are still here, and the FANNIBALS still create beauty and this show still inspires us and drives us and will continue to do so.
Please note that - except for the digital wallpaper - all of the artwork featured as rewards is not derived from the artwork within the printed book. They are the perfect supplement to the art in the book.
With the Digital Pack you get our mesmerizing cover design as a wallpaper for your desktop and mobile devices.
EARLY BIRD POSTER
You may have seen the works of PAUL WILLIAMS aka SKETCHYMAGPIE before, but never like this. Early bird backers will receive this double sided A4 poster with his popular "Mind Palace" and "Muskrat Farm (Valentine Edition)" designs.
JOHANNA SPRINGER made these cute stickers! For an extension of her "Pets on Arms" series she paired our main antagonists of the otherworldly (current) finale with their respective spirit animals and you have to admit - it is SUPER CUTE :))
Created exclusively by SABRINA (@THEWALKINGFANNIBAL) this print set features the nightmarish visions Will Graham’s mind is able to conjure, while, at the same time, reflecting the journey he took, with and towards Hannibal. A truly astonishing depiction of smoke and mirrors and antlers, if you only dare to look.
Presented as a set of square prints, perfect for your wall.
They are printed on heavy weight paper (250 gsm).
MOISHPAIN: „A vision of change“
„Secondo" marked an important step in Will Graham’s becoming. Deep in Hannibal’s headspace he echoes his methods, orchestrates the prisoner’s death and Chiyoh’s kill, makes a beautiful tableau of the „firefly man“. What better vision to depict here, with change flowing and glowing and Will gazing at us – knowing.
SKULL_WITH_FEZ: "I don't know if I can save myself"
As Hugh said so aptly "Will would not be Will without the pull to the light" and therefore his becoming will grate and tear, birthing radiance, eventually, the strain captured here, beautifully.
NONEXISTENZ: „On the way to Cuba“
Bryan Fuller has hinted at the „cuban“ cuisine for Season 4, sparking a myriad of speculations and fanfiction and fan art. This is a snapshot, fraught with meaning, leaving the rest to our imaginations. It’s beautiful.
SYLFIDEN: „And thus I bend thy will“
Lady Godiva rode and bent her husband’s will. What better image to use here, than Will riding the Ravenstag, the very embodiment of his relationship to Hannibal, clutching his wrist with a tribute in blood, forcing Hannibal's will. To what exactly… We’re leaving that part up to your imagination :)
We will ship the posters rolled. These costs are calculated in. We are aware that this costs a bit more, but we also firmly believe that these incredible posters should not be folded. We sincerely hope you agree.
You will be able to choose which posters you want for your rewards after the campaign run, when we will send the questionnaire to our backers.
Reward levels "Blood and breath", "Cunning Boy", "A Dragon's Wings" and "Radiance“ will receive a set of buttons to pin to your backpacks or jackets, created by LOVA CARLSSON. The LAMB OF GOD, as well as the RAVENSTAG and the character interpretations in bloody and not, coming together in a cute combination.
Designed from the campaign's base design, representing beauty and change, this beautiful full silver firefly pendant with red garnets was created exclusively with and for us by OLGA VOLODINA and will be available to the reward levels "Iron & Silver", "A Dragon's Wings" and "Radiance".
It is limited to 15 pcs total and will only be available in this campaign.
Did you ever dream of seeing yourself as one of Hannibal's dinner guests? Paul Williams aka SketchyMagpie and his wonderful art can make your dream (or nightmare that is...) come true! He will draw an A4 portrait of you at Hannibal's table, customized and personalized for you. This will be available to the reward levels "Cunning Boy", "A Dragon's Wings" and Radiance“.
It is limited to 15 pcs total and will only be available in this campaign.
The reward level "Delight" will receive a 1000 word story, written exclusively for the backer by Electra Rhodes in her absolutely unique, witty and refreshing style, tipped off by a prompt of their choice.
It is limited to 15 stories total and will only be available in this campaign.
A bit much? Oh yes^^... So here is our REWARD OVERVIEW
We will put every cent into making this book happen in the best way we possibly can. And we have worked out stretch goals that can improve it even more, and we are giddy to share our plans with you!
19K€ >> UNLOCKED! << : The book cover will feature embossed details (the title, the firefly symbol, as well as the quote on the back) and spot gloss highlights, so that the firefly can literally shine.
20K€ >> UNLOCKED! << : Every backer buying the printed book will receive an additional set of mini prints, created by SOPHIE SCRUGGS, depicting so beautifully the various steps in Will Graham's becoming. From the pain of betrayal to the acceptance in Florence and to a mutual understanding as the Lamb of God.
25K€ >> UNLOCKED << : Every backer buying the printed book will receive a beautiful black tote bag, with the campaigns design on it, so you can carry your loot in style :).
28K€ >> UNLOCKED << : RADIANCE will be a HARDCOVER and garnished with a lavish ribbon bookmark!
33K€ >> UNLOCKED << : RADIANCE will now include all the stories and art of the extended PDF version in the print version as well, making it a 400 page book.
44K€ >> UNLOCKED! <<: RADIANCE will feature red edge coloring!
60K€: Every backer buying the printed book will receive an exclusive lanyard with miniature prints of the artwork from the book on it!
80K€: And last but definitely not least: Every backer buying the printed book will receive an exclusive poster created by TINDU „My heart on a platter“
Hannibal offers his heart to Will and Will… is aware. The gaze is knowing, accepting. It is a post fall murder husbands scene, fraught with meaning and history
Should this goal not be reached this poster will be available for selection as the other posters after campaign run.
Every stretch goal will make this book and your experience of it even better. Please help us reach them, let your friends and family know, spread the word!
Let this be beautiful!
We will keep you updated on our social media channels while this campaign runs. Please follow us on https://radiance-anthology.tumblr.com/, our main page - we're gonna post updates, sneak peeks and contributor spotlights there -, or keep up to date on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RadianceAnthology/ or on Twitter http://twitter.com/RadianceAnth.
PLEASE help us make RADIANCE come to life!! Create something with us worthy of this show that changed our lives. Please spread the word also - there is no way to make this happen without you and we invite you all to join us on this endeavor, to create something truly radiant!
Risks and challenges
All the art and rewards and designs have been created already, barring personalization of course. The fiction rewards will be completed in agreement with the backer. We are ready-set-go here and as soon as the Kickstarter is funded and the campaign has run, we can have it all printed and shipped to you!
We are in the lucky position that our editorial team has created books and events before. So we know what it takes to make a book and we have carefully calculated the costs, have checked and received all necessary quotes.
We will keep the actual shipping -to backers- extra, because there is no way for us to anticipate who will buy and we do not wish to place restrictions on any international backers.
This book will be heavy. Depending on the stretch goal reached, it will be between an estimated 1,5-2kg / 3-4 pounds. With rewards and packaging added, the shipping costs had to be calculated accordingly.
Our book will be printed close to us, we will receive proof prints. The shipping to and fro of books and rewards is calculated into our goals.
After the campaign has run, we will need a few weeks to get it all printed, shipped to our storage and then get it packed and sent off to you. We will of course keep you updated during this exciting process, because honestly, we WANT to share our excitement and share how this project comes to life.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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