Kickstarter: The Wardenclyffe Horror

One of the great things that came from the Kickstarter, though it was not funded, was the opportunity to connect with other creators One such was David Winchester, of the great blog CaffeineForge. I highly recommend you check out his graphic novel:

The Wardenclyffe Horror:

(from CaffeineForge): The Wardenclyffe Horror is an indie graphic novel that explores Lovecraftian themes through the lens of historical fiction. Staring Nikola Tesla and Mark Twain, the book asks a question common in the horror genre: what happens when fringe science goes horribly wrong? In this case the answer is easily summed up: the Tunguska Blast. That’s not a spoiler though – that’s how the story opens; it is the why that is so compelling.

Just as the infamous author that inspired the work did so often, Wardenclyffe weaves its story from the threads of actual events.  He would carefully blend historical events and texts with mythological and fictional ones to attach tenuous pedigrees to tomes like the Necronomicon. Likewise, careful use of dates and places, and attention to the smallest details of the protagonist’s biographies allow for a sense of realism so strong that it would hard to say for certain that the events portrayed were not the reason for the strange events of 1908 with any certainty.

The graphic novel is a 92 page volume done in black and white, a format that suits both the style of the art, and content of the story. One of the project’s stretch goals would add spot color to emphasize certain scenes if specific funding goals are achieved. The artist was specifically chosen for this project because his art style, so similar to woodcut printing, is the perfect complement to the time period of our story at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Kickstarter: Good Projects

Hey all,

First off, if you’re on the East Coast of these United States, I hope this finds you dry and safe. Well, I do hope that for all of you, but today more so for those in the path of Sandy.

If you are dry and safe wherever you are, I’m sure since this Kickstarter campaign did not gt funded, you are wondering to do with that money. Allow me to point you towards some projects I like:

The Wardenclyffe Horror is a graphic novel the features Nikola Tesla and Mark Twain. If you didn’t back it after that sentence, I don’t really know if we can be friends anymore.

The Further Travels of Wyatt Earp is a comic book about (obviously) Wyatt Earp. If you are a fan of spaghetti westerns, you’ll like this.

The Marvel is a book that is written at a graphic novels pace, making for fast, fun reading. It follows a junkie who takes a bottle of unmarked pill and wakes up in a totally different world (don’t take unmarked pills, kids).

You can also just paypal me the money, or whatever (note: just kidding).