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A collection of creepy comics by artist Sarah Gordon, featuring haunted lanterns, owl-headed men, and strange creatures from the woods.
A collection of creepy comics by artist Sarah Gordon, featuring haunted lanterns, owl-headed men, and strange creatures from the woods.
399 backers pledged £15,098 to help bring this project to life.

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    The Wall

    Your name up on the 'wall of thank you' that will be in my studio whilst I make the book, plus standard updates on the book.

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    The PDF

    A digital copy of Vicious Creatures to call your own. You name will also go on the wall of thank you.

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    • digital download of Vicious Creatures
    • unlocked digital stretch goals
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    The Burnt Offering

    Offer up words to be burnt and turned into ink which will be used to make the book! To commemorate your generosity, your name will also be inscribed on the Page Of Ashes at the end of the book. Also get your digital copy of the book, access to occasional weird updates, and everything else below.

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    • the burnt offering
    • digital download of Vicious Creatures
    • your name inscribed on the page of ashes
    • wall of thank you
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    The Book

    The thing itself: the book! A paperback first edition copy of Vicious Creatures, plus everything below.

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    • physical copy of Vicious Creatures
    • unlocked digital stretch goals
    • name on the page of ashes + wall of thank you
    • the burnt offering
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    The Book + Digital Catch-Up

    Get the physical book, also get digital copies of the existing four stories in their black and white form shortly after the campaign ends!

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    • physical copy of Vicious Creatures
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • your name inscribed on the page of ashes
    • unlocked digital stretch goals
    • name on the page of ashes + wall of thank you
    • the burnt offering
    • weird updates
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    The Book + Enamel Pin Badge

    Get the physical book and a very pretty enamel badge (an owl design, 35mm tall, in black enamel and gold metal), any unlocked stretch goals in physical form, and everything else below.

    Includes:
    • enamel pin badge (owl design)
    • physical copy of Vicious Creatures
    • unlocked stretch goals in physical form
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • name on the page of ashes + wall of thank you
    • the burnt offering
    • weird updates
    • standard updates
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    The Kickstarter Package

    Get a signed copy of the book, plus a big (35mm), beautiful, black and gold hard enamel pin (featuring an owl, and based on one of the relief prints used as the covers for the mini comics), the art print, a pretty bookmark, and everything below.

    Includes:
    • a signed copy of Vicious Creatures
    • enamel pin badge (owl design)
    • campaign-exclusive art print
    • bookmark
    • unlocked stretch goals in physical form
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • name on the page of ashes + wall of thank you
    • your name inscribed on the page of ashes
    • the burnt offering
    • weird updates
    • standard updates
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    The Book Bag

    Everything you get in the package, but with one of my lovely rat totebags to carry it all in. I hand-print these in very small batches, so they are limited in supply.

    Includes:
    • hand-printed totebag with rat design
    • a signed copy of Vicious Creatures
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • enamel pin badge (owl design)
    • campaign-exclusive art print
    • bookmark
    • unlocked stretch goals in physical form
    • your name inscribed on the page of ashes
    • the burnt offering
    • weird updates
    • standard updates
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    The Budding Patron

    Choose this tier, and I will hide a small piece of original artwork in your book! What you receive will be a surprise (but a nice one). It will be on a postcard-sized piece of paper, in colour, signed by me, and relevant to the book in nature.

    Includes:
    • a signed copy of Vicious Creatures
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • an original artwork tucked into your book
    • enamel pin badge (owl design)
    • campaign-exclusive art print
    • bookmark
    • unlocked stretch goals in physical form
    • your name inscribed on the page of ashes
    • the burnt offering
    • weird updates
    • standard updates
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    The Linocut

    Along with the book package, you'll receive a signed, unframed, original linocut (image size: 9"x 7" paper size: approx 8"x 12"). I hand-print and colour these myself. The designs were used as the covers for the original mini comics, and will feature as title pages within the book. Choose either owl, crow, moth, or rat via survey after the Kickstarter has ended (items may be shipped separately).

    Includes:
    • a hand-coloured linocut of one of the book's title pages
    • a signed copy of Vicious Creatures
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • enamel pin badge (owl design)
    • campaign-exclusive art print
    • bookmark
    • unlocked stretch goals in physical form
    • name on the page of ashes + wall of thank you
    • the burnt offering
    • weird updates
    • standard updates
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    The Gilded Linocut

    An original linocut (image size: 9"x 7", paper size: approx 8"x 12"), hand coloured, and spot-gilded using 24 carat gold. Each piece will be signed and dated. The designs were used as the covers for the original mini comics, and will feature as title pages within the book. Choose either owl, crow, moth, or rat via survey after the Kickstarter has ended.

    Includes:
    • a hand-coloured, gilded linocut (choose rat, owl, moth or crow)
    • a signed copy of Vicious Creatures
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • enamel pin badge (owl design)
    • campaign-exclusive art print
    • bookmark
    • unlocked stretch goals in physical form
    • name on the page of ashes + wall of thank you
    • the burnt offering
    • weird updates
    • standard updates
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    The Ashes

    With this tier, you'll receive a scattering of the ashy remains of all the words and woes backers have offered up to be cast into the flame (the same ash I will be using to make the ink needed to complete the book). You will also be listed as a Custodian of Cinders on the page of ashes, plus everything below.

    Includes:
    • an envelope of ashes salvaged from the pyre of words
    • listed as a custodian of cinders on the page of ashes
    • a signed copy of Vicious Creatures
    • an original artwork tucked into your book
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • enamel pin badge (owl design)
    • campaign-exclusive art print
    • unlocked stretch goals in physical form
    • bookmark
    • the burnt offering
    • wall of thank you
    • standard updates
    • weird updates
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    The Collector

    With this tier you will receive either two of the original A4 pages or one of the original A3 pages from the book (I'll sign them for you, too). Pages will be randomly assigned to backers at this level.

    Includes:
    • a signed copy of Vicious Creatures
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • a page from the book itself
    • enamel pin badge (owl design)
    • campaign-exclusive art print
    • bookmark
    • unlocked stretch goals in physical form
    • name on the page of ashes + wall of thank you
    • the burnt offering
    • weird updates
    • standard updates
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    The Choosy Collector

    Think you'll want a specific page from the book? Choose this tier if you want to pick either one A3 page, or two A4 pages before I distribute them at random to collector-level backers. You will be asked to choose soon after the book is completed. Requests will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so have a couple of back-up choices ready, just in case. You also get everything else below:

    Includes:
    • a page from the book itself
    • a signed copy of Vicious Creatures
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • enamel pin badge (owl design)
    • campaign-exclusive art print
    • bookmark
    • unlocked stretch goals in physical form
    • name on the page of ashes + wall of thank you
    • the burnt offering
    • weird updates
    • standard updates
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    The Patron

    Want something a little bit special? How about a commission from me? Commissions will be on A3 paper (approx 11.7" x 16.5"), unframed and signed.

    Includes:
    • an original commission
    • a signed copy of Vicious Creatures
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • enamel pin badge (owl design)
    • campaign-exclusive art print
    • bookmark
    • unlocked stretch goals in physical form
    • name on the page of ashes + wall of thank you
    • the burnt offering
    • weird updates
    • standard updates
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    The First Drops

    Choose this tier, and you will receive a very rare thing: a bottle containing the first trickle of ink to be made from the pyre of burnt word offerings. You will also get your book, and everything else below.

    Includes:
    • a signed copy of Vicious Creatures
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • a piece of original artwork relating to the book
    • enamel pin badge (owl design)
    • campaign-exclusive art print
    • bookmark
    • unlocked stretch goals in physical form
    • name on the page of ashes + wall of thank you
    • the burnt offering
    • weird updates
    • standard updates
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    The Established Patron

    Want to commission a unique piece of work of your own? Choose this tier, and I will create something just for you, worthy of wall space in your chosen setting. Works at this level are around A2 in size (approx 16.5" x 23.4"). You also get everything else below.

    Includes:
    • a signed copy of Vicious Creatures
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • an original commission
    • enamel pin badge (owl design)
    • campaign-exclusive art print
    • bookmark
    • unlocked stretch goals in physical form
    • name on the page of ashes + wall of thank you
    • the burnt offering
    • weird updates
    • standard updates
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    The Last Drops

    Oh, most precious of preciouses. Darkest of nectars. A bottle containing the last of the ink made from the words that many, many backers have offered up to be burnt. There will never be another of its kind in this world.

    Includes:
    • a signed copy of Vicious Creatures
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • a bottle filled with the prized last drops of word-ash ink
    • a piece of original artwork relating to the book
    • enamel pin badge (owl design)
    • campaign-exclusive art print
    • bookmark
    • unlocked stretch goals in physical form
    • name on the page of ashes + wall of thank you
    • the burnt offering
    • weird updates
    • standard updates
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    The Fancy Patron

    Would you like to commission a more ambitious piece? This, then, is the tier for you. Commissions at this level are always unique, so we will at least need to discuss your thoughts in detail. As a rule of thumb you're at least looking at a 23" x 33" sized single piece of art. It's going to be quite a statement. I'm looking forward to it! You will also receive everything below.

    Includes:
    • a signed copy of Vicious Creatures
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • an original commission
    • enamel pin badge (owl design)
    • campaign-exclusive art print
    • bookmark
    • unlocked stretch goals in physical form
    • name on the page of ashes + wall of thank you
    • the burnt offering
    • weird updates
    • standard updates
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    King Rat

    That’s quite a lump of cash you have offered up. Thank you! In return for this kindness I will make you a crown of rats, plus a rat sceptre and orb (and everything listed below). I shall name you Rat King, and by this title you shall be known to all. ALL HAIL THE RAT KING. ALL HAIL ITS MAJESTY.

    Includes:
    • a signed copy of Vicious Creatures
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • a crown of rats to call your very own
    • a rat-orb and rat-sceptre for you to wield majestically
    • enamel pin badge (owl design)
    • campaign-exclusive art print
    • bookmark
    • unlocked stretch goals in physical form
    • name on the page of ashes + wall of thank you
    • the burnt offering
    • weird updates
    • standard updates
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    Humble Servant Of The Owl God

    You really, really wanted to see that owl effigy burn, didn’t you? I don’t know if you’re an individual owl obsessive, or a group of people dedicated to the owl cause who clubbed together, but you’ve got it done. Congratulations. That owl will burn, and I am probably shrieking with excitement right now/wondering what the hell to do next. As a small token of thanks for this incredible gesture I will make you a beautiful owl cloak and mask, a large owl-related artwork that will be worthy of display somewhere prominent in your home. I can't guarantee this, but if at all possible I will attempt to deliver the artwork and cloak in person sometime after the book is finished.

    Includes:
    • an owl cloak
    • an owl mask
    • a signed copy of Vicious Creatures
    • digital copies of the 4 existing stories (b&w art)
    • an artwork, large in scale and owl-related in nature
    • enamel pin badge (owl design)
    • campaign-exclusive art print
    • bookmark
    • unlocked stretch goals in physical form
    • name on the page of ashes + wall of thank you
    • the burnt offering
    • weird updates
    • standard updates
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