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POErtraits, funny and original illustrations that blend Edgar Allan Poe with puns and pop culture.
From Italy with crows!
POErtraits, funny and original illustrations that blend Edgar Allan Poe with puns and pop culture.
From Italy with crows!
POErtraits, funny and original illustrations that blend Edgar Allan Poe with puns and pop culture. From Italy with crows!
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[ENG] How to turn darkest and saddest writer of american literature into an ironic and funny character?
Simple, just drawing him a portrait. Or even better... 100 POErtraits!

[IT] Come trasformare il più cupo e triste scrittore della letteratura americana in un personaggio ironico e divertente?
Semplice, basta fargli un ritratto. Anzi 100!

 

[ENG] What is a POErtrait? A POErtrait is an Edgar Allan Poe caricature drawn in my style. But not only...
This crowdfunding aims to print a book containing 100 of these caricatures, 100 POErtraits, most of them unpublished because specially made for this volume.

[IT] Cos'è un POErtrait? Un POErtrait è la caricatura di Edgar Allan Poe disegnata nel mio stile. Ma non solo...
Lo scopo di questo crowdfunding è la pubblicazione di un libro che contenga 100 POErtraits, la maggior parte dei quali inediti perché realizzati esplicitamente per questo volume.

 

[ENG] This project comes from the partnership between the POErtraits author, Marco Rocchi, a member of the crew Pirates can Fly (Pirati fra le nuvole), and the cultural association Manfont that promotes independent comics.

[IT] Questo progetto nasce dalla collaborazione tra l'autore di POErtraits, Marco Rocchi, membro dei Pirati fra le Nuvole, e l'associazione culturale Manfont che promuove autori di fumetto indipendenti.

 

[ENG] The book is born for a worldwide audience. I use puns and pop words universally recognizable.

[IT] Il libro è stato creato per un pubblico internazionale, usando parole e riferimenti alla cultura pop universalmente riconoscibili.

[ENG] There is more to discover beyond POEtraits book!

[IT] Oltre al libro POErtraits c'è di più!

[ENG] Funding this project you may receave a special postcard called POEstcard, a limited crowdfunding edition, and a set of 10 POEstcards containing the best POErtraits.
Some example of old POErtraits postcards!

[IT] Sostenendo questo progetto potrete ricevere una speciale cartolina chiamata POEscard creata appositamente per il crowdfunding e un set di 10 cartoline contenenti i migliori POErtraits.
Ecco alcuni esempi di vecchie POEstcards.

 

[ENG] These are some example of old wallpapers that I had previously made

[IT] Ecco alcuni esempi di Wallpaper precedentemente realizzati

 

[ENG] This is  the POEster example using old POErtraits.
The new one will look like this.

[IT] Questo è un esempio di come verrà il POEster usando i POErtraits realizzati in precedenza. Quello nuovo avrà un aspetto simile.

 

[ENG] This is a special POErtrait only for all who buy at least the Variant Cover pack.

[IT] Questo è uno speciale POErtrait riservato esclusivamente a coloro che acquisteranno almeno dalla ricompensa "Variant Cover" in su.

 

[ENG] Some example of people "POErtraited" by me.
For your personal POErtrait you can choose between different style.

[IT] Alcuni esempi di persone ritratte in stile POErtraits.
Per il vostro personale  POErtrait potete scegliere tra differenti stili.

 

[ENG] I'm proud to present some of the aPOEcrypha, Edgar Allan Poe's portraits created from other artists specially for this book. Here some example!

[IT] Sono orgoglioso di presentare la sezione aPOEcrypha, le caricature di Edgar Allan Poe disegnate da altri artisti per questo libro. Eccone alcuni!

 

[ENG] My name is Marco Rocchi and I am an italian artist and a cartoonist at the beginning of his career. Currently I have released some publication as screenwriter (one of them is "The Masque of the Red Death", adaptation of the homonymous short story written by Edgar Allan Poe) but I'm also able to draw and I will prove it. This book may be my first try.  

[IT] Mi chiamo Marco Rocchi e sono un autore di fumetti all'inizio del suo percorso. Ho all'attivo due pubblicazioni di cui una è "La Maschera della Morte Rossa" edito da Kleiner Flug, adattamento a fumetti dell'omonimo racconto scritto da Edgar Allan Poe, di cui ho redatto la sceneggiatura e storyboard. Attualmente sto lavorando anche alla sceneggiatura di un fumetto per Tunuè con disegni di Francesca Carità che verrà pubblicato nel 2017 Sto inoltre procedendo alla stesura di altre tre storie di cui due di futura pubblicazione. Mi definisco autore e non sceneggiatore perché sono anche in grado di disegnare e prima o poi lo dimostrerò. Questo volume potrebbe essere un primo assaggio.

 

UPDATE: NEW PERK!
SPECIAL ALLIANCE PACK with GRIMORIO Crowdfunding

[ENG] A compendium of spells, geometry of witches. Grimorio is an anthology of comics and illustrations on Witchcraft: that is the magic fil rouge binding together the works of more than 20 amazing authors. In 100 full color pages the Reader will find benevolent and cruel magic alike, both modern and old, nocturnal bonfires and black cats. Witches have never been this close. POErtraits has allied with crowdfunding GRIMORIO to allow as much people as possible to know this excellent product.
#stayPOE and learn some spell!

[IT] Breviario di incantesimi, grammatica delle streghe. Grimorio è una raccolta antologica di fumetti e illustrazioni sul tema della stregoneria, il magico filo rosso che lega i lavori di più di 20 magnifici autori. Attraverso 100 pagine a colori il lettore incontrerà magia benevola e magia feroce, l'antico e il moderno, i fuochi notturni e i famigli. Le streghe non sono mai state così vicine. POErtraits si è alleato con il crowdfunding GRIMORIO per permettere a più persone possibili di conoscere questo eccellente prodotto.
#stayPOE e impara qualche magia!

[ENG] Here the list af all the POEssible rewards and how to get them!

[IT] Ecco l'elenco di tutte le POEssibili ricompense e come ottenerle!

 UPDATE - NEW GIFT

[ENG] I'm creating a one page comic strip about Poe and the Raven and I will give for free a printed copy to all my backer that buy at least the POErtraits book! Here a preview of the storyboard! I hope you enjoy it!

[ITA] Sto realizzando un fumetto di una pagina su Poe e il Corvo e regalerò una copia stampata a tutti i backer che avranno preso almeno il libro di POErtraits! Ecco un'anteprima dello storyboard! Spero vi piaccia!

 

[ENG] To have an "add on" you just need to add the matching price to the reward you prefer (at least from -POErtraits book- reward).

[IT] Per avere un "add on" è sufficiente aggiungere il prezzo corrispondente alla ricompensa scelta (applicabile almeno dal premio -POErtraits book-).

 

 

[ENG] How will I use money from the crowdfunding?

[IT] Come verranno usati i finanziamenti?

 

[ENG] Here the timeline of the project

[ITA] Ecco la timeline che seguirò

 

[ENG] If you have any questions about the project do not be afraid to ask!

[IT] Se avete qualsiasi domanda sul progetto non abbiate timore di chiedere!

Facebook POErtraits
Facebook Manfont
Facebook PiratesCanFly (Pirati fra le nuvole)

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

[ENG] This is my second attempt. I've used the first try errors to make this project even better!
This book will resume some of the already made POErtraits but more than half will be completely new and with a new design.
I'd like to give them a different support than PC or tablet or smartphone screen.
A tangible stuff made of paper.
Now is time for the greatest challenge: make this project come true thanks to this crowdfunding.
Thanks for reading so far and I hope you like my little but crazy project enough to support it.
Thank you.
Marco

[IT] E' la seconda volta che creo un progetto inerente aPOErtraits e purtroppo la prima non ha avuto esito positivo. Ma non mi sono arreso.
La campagna precedente ho ottenuto solo la metà della somma richiesta, ma l'esperienza maturata è stata veramente importante per correggere alcuni errori legati all'ingenuità nella gestione di un crowdfunding, e per poter migliorare ulteriormente questo progetto che penso di aver reso al meglio in questa nuova veste.
Questo libro riprenderà alcuni dei POErtraits già realizzati ma oltre la metà saranno disegnati appositamente per questo libro e quindi assolutamente inediti e proposti in una nuova veste grafica.
Desidero dare a questi miei disegni una vetrina diversa dallo schermo di un PC o tablet o smartphone, portarli in una dimensione tangibile fatta di carta.
Adesso è il momento della sfida più difficile: rendere questo progetto realtà grazie a questo crowdfunding.
Grazie per essere arrivato a leggere fino a qui e spero di averti incuriosito abbastanza da spingerti a sostenere questo piccolo ma folle progetto.
Marco

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    - Thanks -

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    All our gratitude and official thanks on the POErtraits facebook page

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    Tutta la nostra riconoscenza e un ringraziamento ufficiale sulla pagina facebook di POErtraits

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    Digital PCs and mobile devices wallpaper limited crowdfunding edition, various sizes, all available with purchase

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    - POEstcard -

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    A special crowdfunding limited edition POEstcard signed with dedication

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    Una POEstcard speciale edizione limitata per il crowdfunding firmata con dedica

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    - Magnet -

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    A POErtraits crowdfunding limited edition refrigerator magnet

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    Una calamita da frigo di POErtraits edizione limitata per il crowdfunding

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    - PDF -

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    PDF version of the POErtraits book

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    Versione PDF del libro POErtraits

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    - First20 -

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    This pack includes
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet +
    Hardcover POErtraits book signed with handmade draw and a special unreleased POErtraits
    Special price for the first 20!

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    Questo pack comprende quanto previsto in
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet +
    Libro cartonato di POErtraits firmato con disegno dedica realizzato a mano e uno speciale POErtraits inedito.
    Prezzo speciale per i primi 20 acquirenti!

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    - POErtraits book -

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    Hardcover POErtraits book signed with handmade draw and a special unreleased POErtraits

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    Libro cartonato di POErtraits firmato con disegno dedica realizzato a mano e uno speciale POErtraits inedito.

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    - Cover print -

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    This pack includes
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book +
    20x20cm print of the POErtraits cover signed with dedication

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    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book +
    Stampa 20x20cm della cover di POErtraits firmata con dedica

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    [ALLIANCE PERK] POErtraits + Grimorio

    ---ENG---
    This pack includes
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet +
    Hardcover POErtraits book signed with handmade draw and a special unreleased POErtraits + GRIMORIO pdf Eng + MAGIC POTION (digital recipe & illustration)

    ---ITA---
    Questo pack comprende quanto previsto in
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet +
    Libro cartonato di POErtraits firmato con disegno dedica realizzato a mano e uno speciale POErtraits inedito + GRIMORIO pdf Ita + POZIONE MAGICA (ricetta digitale + illustrazione)

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    - POEster -

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    This pack includes
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print +
    A3 format POEster with all Portraits

    ---ITA---
    Questo pack comprende quanto previsto in
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print +
    POEster formato A3 con raccolta di tutti i POErtraits

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    - Watercolor -

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    This pack includes
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster +
    20x20cm print of Edgar Allan Poe hand colored with watercolor signed with dedication

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    Questo pack comprende quanto previsto in
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster +
    Stampa 20x20cm di Edgar Allan Poe di POErtraits colorata a mano ad acquerello firmata con dedica

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    - Set POEstcards -

    ---ENG---
    This pack includes
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster + Watercolor +
    Complete set of 10 different postcards containing the best POErtraits

    ---ITA---
    Questo pack comprende quanto previsto in
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster + Watercolor +
    Set completo di 10 POEstcards diverse contenenti i migliori POErtraits

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    - Set prints -

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    This pack includes
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster + Watercolor + Set POEstcards +
    Complete set of 10 different 15x15cm prints of the best POErtraits signed

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    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster + Watercolor + Set POEstcards +
    Set completo di 10 stampe diverse 15x15cm firmate dei migliori POErtraits

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    - Raven -

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    This pack includes
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster + Watercolor + Set POEstcards + Set prints +
    A 20x20cm limited edition and numbered print "Poe meets the raven" signed with dedication

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    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster + Watercolor + Set POEstcards + Set prints +
    Stampa 20x20cm edizione limitata e numerata “Poe e l'incontro col corvo” firmata con dedica

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    - Variant cover -

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    This pack includes
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster + Watercolor + Set POEstcards + Set prints + Raven +
    Dust jacket "Variant cover" both front and rear and special Portraits aPOEcalypse

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    Questo pack comprende quanto previsto in
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster + Watercolor + Set POEstcards + Set prints + Raven +
    Sovracopertina “Variant cover” sia frontale che retro e speciale POErtraits aPOEcalypse, edizione limitata

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    - Name -

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    This pack includes
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster + Watercolor + Set POEstcards + Set prints + Raven + Variant cover +
    Your name printed inside the POErtraits book in a special bulletin and you will receive special preview informations and images of the work in progress of the the book

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    Questo pack comprende quanto previsto in
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster + Watercolor + Set POEstcards + Set prints + Raven + Variant cover +
    Il proprio nome stampato all'interno del libro POErtraits in una speciale bacheca e la possibilità di ricevere in anteprima info e immagini sullo stato di avanzamento dei lavori sul libro

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    - Personal POErtrait -

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    This pack includes
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster + Watercolor + Set POEstcards + Set prints + Raven + Variant cover + Name +
    Custom digital portrait in POErtraits style

    ---ITA---
    Questo pack comprende quanto previsto in
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster + Watercolor + Set POEstcards + Set prints + Raven + Variant cover + Name +
    Ritratto personalizzato digitale in stile POErtraits

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    - Print Personal POErtrait -

    ---ENG---
    This pack includes
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster + Watercolor + Set POEstcards + Set prints + Raven + Variant cover + Name + Personal POErtrait +
    20x20cm print of the custom digital portrait in POErtraits style or, instead of custom digital portrait + print, custom handmade portrait 20x20cm in POErtraits style with watercolor

    ---ITA---
    Questo pack comprende quanto previsto in
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster + Watercolor + Set POEstcards + Set prints + Raven + Variant cover + Name + Personal POErtrait +
    Stampa 20x20cm del proprio ritratto digitale oppure in alternativa al ritratto digitale+stampa realizzazione di ritratto personalizzato 20x20cm ad acquerello

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    - Hall of fame -

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    This pack includes
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster + Watercolor + Set POEstcards + Set prints + Raven + Variant cover + Name + Personal POErtrait + Print Personal POErtrait +
    Your name and custom portrait printed in the book POErtraits in a special "Hall of fame"

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    Questo pack comprende quanto previsto in
    Thanks + Digital WP + POEstcard + Magnet + POErtraits book + Cover print + POEster + Watercolor + Set POEstcards + Set prints + Raven + Variant cover + Name + Personal POErtrait + Print Personal POErtrait +
    Il proprio nome e ritratto stampato tra i ringraziamenti all'interno del libro POErtraits in una speciale “Hall of fame”

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