Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Kickstarter - Tome

It's been a long time since I blogged. Wa-a-a-a-y too busy. I have to find the time to share this though. Two days ago this weighty...well Tome really is the only word for it... arrived in the post. It's the result of a Kickstarter project that turned out to be a huge success story, aiming for a goal of $18,400 dollars and raising an amazing $132,538. That meant that the original project - to publish art works on the theme of Vampirism - grew way bigger than expected, with extra pages, an added audio CD and even bigger page size. You can read more details here: Kickstarter Tome

I went for the pledge that netted me an original sketch by Ben Templesmith, which frankly is worth the money on its own. Here are photos of a select few pages, but really the whole book is beautiful. Kudos to editor Kasra Ghanbari for producing a true work of art. If you're lucky, you may still be able to order a copy of the book from this site:

The book is so big it dwarfs a normal-size (but also awesome) comic

And here is the original Templesmith sketch.