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Nick O'GormanBy Nick O'Gorman
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Nick O'GormanBy Nick O'Gorman
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CA$ 3,003
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, June 1 2019 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About


 BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP is Nick O'Gorman's adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft short story, aiming to offer some fresh, captivating visuals to the classic tale as well as address, deconstruct and subvert some of more unsavory aspects of the controversial luminary’s work.

I’ve done away with your thralls, now face me!

Joe Slater is a simple, middle aged forager who is plagued by otherworldly visions and dreams that have left his fragile mind warped and tortured.  After committing a grisly double homicide in an agitated fugue state, Joe has been tracked through the wilderness and put through the legal system, ending up under the charge of Dr. Reed and others at the Geck Institute.  Together, can Dr. Reed and Joe thwart the troubling delusions before they drain and break him completely, or are there more to the visions than mere science can explain?  Beyond the Wall of Sleep is a stunning and fresh take on H.P. Lovecraft’s seminal fiction, and aims to electrify your mind and reinvigorate the material. 

Given the lasting influence and popularity of Lovecraft’s work, there is both a large potential readership and also a great many adaptations, imitators and the like.  There is also a great deal of baggage surrounding the stories due to the writer’s controversial views on race, gender and class.  Despite this, this project seeks to decipher the indescribable horrors into a visually distinct interpretation that also do some new things with the text itself: particularly having a woman as the lead character and confronting Lovecraft’s outmoded values and crafting a story that uses the medium to the fullest.  Beyond the Wall of Sleep is adapted, drawn, coloured and lettered by Nick O’Gorman.


The ink washed original art for Beyond the Wall of Sleep's stunning cover! This piece is one of a kind and up for grabs with the Turbulent Protoplasm Reward!
The ink washed original art for Beyond the Wall of Sleep's stunning cover! This piece is one of a kind and up for grabs with the Turbulent Protoplasm Reward!
How the book is put together! Thumbnail, pencils, inks and colour!
How the book is put together! Thumbnail, pencils, inks and colour!
All 28 story pages are available for backers of the Kleptomaniacal Web tier.
All 28 story pages are available for backers of the Kleptomaniacal Web tier.

 
"Nicholas O'Gorman has created a worthy adaptation of the ethereal Lovecraft story and has brought to vivid life the complex characters contained within it." 

Mark Bertolini - writer of Bastard's Waltz and Scum of the Earth


STRETCH GOAL: when we hit $3500 we will be including a 4 page short story in the printed comic by myself, Kurt Belcher and Steven Holmes. It's a neat little tale called Shafted: My Conversation with the Elevator, it's something in the style of a classic Twilight Zone Episode!


If we hit $4,000 we will be emailing backers a pdf of my next Lovecraft adaptation, In the Walls of Eryx as soon as it's completed! I can't wait to get started on it!

Risks and challenges

The writing is done, the art is done, and the letters are done. We’re at the one yard line and we need help getting to the endzone. All monies raised from this kickstarter will be used for fulfillment of the material rewards and the printing of the book itself.

Ostensibly there is no risks or challenges, nothing short of the heat death of the universe or Ragnarok will stop this book! As i’ve said, the book is done. ALL backers over the $1 pledge level will receive their pdf of the finished 28 page story and additional digital content the day after the campaign ends. Our printer is ready to get rolling upon completion of the campaign, and I can not wait for all of you to read it!

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