The RAVAGE ANTHOLOGY is a collection of writing and art, based on Bryan Fuller’s darkly alluring TV-show HANNIBAL and the world-renowned cantos of Dante Alighieri’s INFERNO.
While its predecessor was absolutely *radiant*, our new anthology will be as dangerously dark as the most remote corners of Hannibal Lecter’s mind palace…
Behold! RAVAGE – An Infernal Hannibal Anthology:
RAVAGE will be a heavy A4 hardcover-volume (21x29,7cm / 8.3x11.7in) with over 400 pages, printed on heavyweight paper with details like spot gloss embellishings and black edge coloring! A dream come true for every gothic coffee table^^
But it doesn’t only have the outside looks! The illustrations and comics as well as the stories and poems, created exclusively for RAVAGE and divided into 13 chapters, take you on an exciting journey along dark and twisted paths:
Inspired by the rich allegorical narrative of Dante’s “Inferno”, our artists and writers have set out to show you their interpretations of Hannibal Lecter as a sinner, a tempter, a traveler through literal and metaphorical hell, a vision of Hannibal Lecter as death and the devil himself!!
The art and comic pages of RAVAGE will be printed in full color and full bleed.
The layout we chose for RAVAGE is designed to please the eye and taste of our favorite fine arts connoisseur and cannibal:
We are absolutely delighted to announce that RAVAGE will feature a foreword by none other than Dr. Mark Benecke !!
As a special little treat for all Fannibals, RAVAGE also features sweet written greeting from members of the "Hannibal" cast (Mads Mikkelsen, Richard Armitage, Aaron Abrams, Scott Thompson, Katherine Isabelle, Joe Anderson, Kacey Rohl, Tom Wisdom, Rutina Wesley and Jeremy Davies)! (Some even got a sneak peek!)
This book – once again – is our collective love-letter to the TV-show “Hannibal”, it is us honoring Bryan Fuller’s vision and Mads Mikkelsen’s outstanding portrayal of Hannibal Lecter, our heart-felt THANK YOU for showing us the beauty and art and horror of everything this world has to offer.
Now we are daring YOU to follow us into the MOUTH OF HELL, face the RAVAGING forces of each infernal circle and help us lift this book from dark dreams into REALITY!!
RAVAGE is a work of art and visions and Fannibal love, created by 116 artists and writers.
The collection features art by:
CuriousCanvas | Elfarock | Miruna-Lavinia | reapersun | M. T. Toto | hanni-bunny-lecter | Catherine Colson | Pangaea Starseed | Raw | manhandlaa | wormsin | Nephila | Winter_of_our_Discontent | Barbarian | Angela Vuskovic | shoegazerx | BibsKiddo | Sparkyhero | Necronon | HAEDRAULICS | SoftWonderBum | granpappy-winchester | Elliott Cassel | letsprufrockandroll | Beatrice Nilsson | Ollie McCarthy | raynwater | Shootmesenpai | felidfannibal | JustcallmeLucifer | Wolfisdottir | red-earth-rising | Algesiras | prettypurpleflower / Ivy | BambooCanoe | Camille Flyingrotten | Rebecca Linz | moishpain | Mferret9 | Litzibitz | Mittland | muffichka | C S Hawk | Wisesnail | Rrimu | TheSeaVoices | Sophie Scruggs | Celeste Hansen | Jay Irtingkauf/Nonexistenz | Cindy Vanstaen "Windygo" | BrokenDeathAngel | KeithQu_Krey9 | SchnellerTod | Stix | Blaubeere | Miasmatik | Maëlibé
and stories and poems by:
zacharybosch | Annika Barnosky | HesterByrde | Tiersein | Mathilde Farges | Jainas | purplesocrates | BlueBloodBruise | Llewcie | Ro | K_S_Morgan/Severus_divides_into_H | Larissa Bernstein | Hannah Fannibal | Sugarmouse | wraithsonwings | Maydei | FhimeChan | Veronica Zanchi | Hisvoicebrokemyheart | Kinga Nowicka / dancey94 | Cinnamaldeide | The Countess Olivia | Frankenberger | Tiggy Malvern | Electra Rhodes | AliferousRose | dr3piecesuit | miraclemoon | Moonstruckidiot | Thaisa Leite Meyka | coloredink | NiaKantorka | victorine | Dead Poet | TigerPrawn | Hannibalsimago | Tempest Montgomery | mischallany | Magical_Destiny | Melissa Magill | fragile-teacup | weconqueratdawn | Petronia | Candice Sanzari | OneHandedBooks | ThisIsMyDesignHannibal | Enedda | T. L. Beck | Thursday St Giles | TheSilverQueen | fancybedelia | murdergatsby | whreflections | Nalyra | AvenidaMK | Jo Ramisch | Viridian Ink | Katherine Krawl | RedFive
Organized and edited by: Romina Nikolić & Germaine Bierbaum
Book Design: Romina Nikolić
Cover Art: Wolfisdottir
Early Bird Poster by: Basement Arts
Customized Silver Fibula: Olga Volodina
Custom Hannigram Demon Plushs: Sophie S. Scruggs
Custom Art: TheSeaVoices
RAVAGE is a labor of love - and a non-profit endeavor. Every cent will go into creating this book for you - printing the book, producing the rewards, and then packing and shipping everything to you.
DIGITAL REWARDS: DIGITAL COPY of RAVAGE + WALLPAPER + PODFICS
The digital pack will come with a PDF version of RAVAGE as well as digital wallpapers for all of your devices.
In addition to that, the incredible RedFive is creating Podfics from all of the stories and poems of RAVAGE, so you can wallow in the mists and rivers of hell while being at work, on your morning commute or snuggled up by a fire with both hands free to pet your pack of dogs or card your fingers through the lush curls of your hyper-empathetic husband...
They will be available as part of the digital package each backer receives!
EARLY BIRD POSTER
The incredible Basement Arts have conjured a truly ravaging Hannibal for us: The red eyes glowing with hellish implements, challenging, teeth bared, bloody and dripping.
It is a Hannibal we rarely get to see on the show, the meticulous person suit in place, only dropped in fights, the tales of the instances a whisper in the corridors of the FBI.
It is this Hannibal that is feared as the very devil, written about in books, and haunting our dreams.
The A4 heavyweight poster will only be available for the limited Early Bird tier "Virgil" and the Bulk Early Bird tier "A Murder of Crows".
Simrell, Regalmanatea, Themeatispeople and Elliott Cassel have gone and created four very different, very unique postcards for us, which will come with every physical copy of the book. Four very different angles, snapshots if you so will, of Hannibal as sinner and Devil.
TheSeaVoices will create a custom art for you based on your prompt if you get yourself "River Acheron" - limited to 5 commissions only!
HANDMADE HANNIGRAM DEMON PLUSHS
They turned out really cute. Look at these little demons, all ready to be cuddled endlessly!!!! ^^ Mads did!
We are so giddy that this worked out and we are presenting them here as a reward to find a good, hellish home :) And of course the wings offer lots of space to get them signed in the future (just an idea^^). And, obviously, Hannibal's horns had to be bloody.
The pair is available on reward levels "Well of Malebolge" and "HELL".
NEW Limited Special Reward: In A Gloomy Wood
We’re excited to present you: From the twisted imagination of Will Graham, an incarnation of Hannibal Lecter’s monstrous appetite!!
For this limited reward, we teamed up with gorgeous artist Anja Sturm who just ran her own successful Kickstarter. Enamored by her illustrations and adorable felt monsters, we asked her, if she ever thought about creating tiny stag monsters… As it turned out, she loved “Hannibal” and was more than happy to design a wonderfully creepy Wendigo as a limited special reward for us!!
Each one of the wood monsters is handmade by Anja from felt, modeling clay, painted glass, wire and wood. They are approximately 40cm/15.7in in hight – so not tiny at all :)
They are limited to 5 pieces.
Please note: The felt figures are pieces of art, meant to be displayed, and not toys.
NEW Limited Special Reward: Person Suit
We are so ecstatic to present you one final, very limited reward!
The incredible Ishxallxgood has reached out to us with a very RAVAGED reward: they have created a handmade Hannibal doll, the so called „Yarnnibal“ - for this campaign with the RAVAGE tote bag to carry Will’s heart in, as well as detachable wings, horns and tail!
The very incarnation of Hannibal in his legendary gray-red striped suit, able to take off his „hellish person suit“ whenever he enters our realm!
Only 3 of these will be made in painstaking detail, so get yourself this beautiful little guy!
Based on our initial flyer design, this beautiful silver fibula brooch was created exclusively for our Kickstarter by OLGA VOLODINA. It will be available at the reward levels "Dis“ and "HELL".
These are limited to 15 pcs and will be only available in this campaign.
To sum it all up for you...
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.
As we said before, we will make the stretch goals available per book this time. So, if you buy a tier with more than one book, you will get the according number of stretch goal items.
The designs will be revealed when stretch goals are unlocked!
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 about our campaign, spread the word!
Let this be devilishly beautiful!
We will keep you updated on our social media channels while this campaign runs.
Please follow us on https://lovecrimebooks.wordpress.com or https://lovecrimebooks.tumblr.com or https://pillowfort.io/lovecrimebooks our main pages, or keep up to date on Facebook (Fannibal Anthologies/@lovecrimebooks) or on Twitter http://twitter.com/lovecrimebooks.
PLEASE - help us create RAVAGE, create something with us to celebrate the captivating and thrilling incarnation of Hannibal Lecter that Bryan Fuller and Mads Mikkelsen brought to life!!
Risks and challenges
All the art and rewards and designs have been created already. As has the book, as some of you have seen at RDC5 (though that had been a pre-copy! LINK). 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 (see Radiance!). So we know what it takes to make a book and we have carefully calculated the costs, have checked and received all necessary quotes. The books will be sent out via a fulfillment partner this time.
And outside hurricane season.
We will keep the actual shipping -to backers- extra (as opposite to calculated into the tier level cost), because there is no way for us to anticipate who will buy and we do not wish to place restrictions on any international backers.
Our book will be printed at a local printing company, 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, 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.
If found necessary during the printing process, some small adaptions to the design might be necessary.
- (28 days)