Who am I?
Hi Kickstarters - my name is Justin Murabito. I am a father, a (soon-to-be) husband, an illustrator, and a tattoo artist. I love life and freedom, and I am proud to be an American. I spent several years in New York City honing my craft before finally settling down in Johnson City, TN.
Why am I making these?
I was introduced to the stories of H.P. Lovecraft by a friend a while back and I have been fascinated with them ever since. The creativity, the originality, and the timelessness have all helped cement his mythos into my mind. By making these cards I am bringing this imagery into the world.
This deck features unique face cards (Jack through King) as well as beautiful ACE cards, a Big Joker and a Little Joker, as well as a custom back. The number cards show "Cthulhu themed" pips, as well.
The Kings are all a variation of Cthulhu, and the rest of the face cards each features 1 of 8 different monsters.
Veritable Pandora's Box
We are also having the USPCC produce a beautiful matching tuck box for these cards. Featuring stylized elements from all throughout the deck, the tuck box is an important element of the total package.
This deck will be released in TWO different versions... a Sepia Toned LIMITED EDITION, and a Standard Edition Full Color version.
The LIMITED EDITION will be Signed and Numbered, and it will *only* be available through Kickstarter. No more of these will be produced after the campaign is finished.
In addition to the cards, we also have some fun accessories, such as bookmarks, lapel pins, t-shirts, and hoodies!
Getting a run of custom made playing cards is expensive. If we want to see this project through to fruition we all have to band together to make it happen. Click the "Make a Pledge" button at the top of the page to help me wake up Cthulhu and unleash him upon the world.
Close-Up of the T-Shirt Artwork
This image is ALSO available as a large VINYL DECAL - The decal will be die-cut, so the dark green background will not be visible. Sized 14 inches wide will be $20.00 each, and sized 28" wide will be just $30.00! These will stick to walls, cars, boats, and any flat, non-porous surface. They last for YEARS outside, and practically forever inside.
To get one added to your order just add the appropriate amount to your pledge, then make a comment under the DECAL UPDATE specifying what size you want! Cthulhu Fh'tagn!