Okay folks, I’ve got two names for you: Lovecraft and Templesmith. ‘Nuff said, right? I’m all about H.P. Lovecraft‘s works; as a matter of fact, I’m wearing a Cthulhu/Peanuts mashup shirt right now! So seeing a Kickstarter for DAGON by H.P. Lovecraft & Ben Templesmith was a must for me to support and share with you fine folks!
This year marks the 125th anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft’s birth and Ben Templesmith is celebrating the occasion by adapting Dagon into comic book form. Since this Lovecraft story was the first one that Templesmith read, it holds a very special place in his heart. And knowing how Templesmith does a great job at literally everything I’ve ever seen him work on, this is going to be awesome! Based on a short story revolving around a shipwrecked mariner, this horror tale is one of the first stories Lovecraft published (in this case it was 1919). I won’t go into too much regarding the story, but suffice to say that as with most things Lovecraftian, it’s not likely to end well. Dark and deadly, his tales rely heavily on the reader’s imagination to fill in the more macabre sections.
Now for even more good news! This campaign is fully funded! That means whatever pledge, your pick is a sure thing. No wondering if it will be published, it’s almost seven hundred percent to goal (at the time of this writing)! So, if you’re like me, you are looking for the most bang for your proverbial buck. As it happens, you’re in luck. For as little as $18, you have your choice of prints that are signed by Ben Templesmith himself. Or for $22, you can get a cool Dagon shirt. For a copy of the hardcover book, it’s only 28 bucks! The variety of rewards is immense and the goodies increase in awesomeness as the donations do. I wish I had the extra money for the original art, though. That’s something I would love to have! But take a look at all the reward levels, you’ll find something you want I’m sure.
This Kickstarter ends on March 12, 2015 and as I said, it’s fully funded and then some. But as many of the rewards are limited in quantity, you will want to check it out sooner, rather than later. You can get it all on the official Kickstarter page here. I’ve embedded the video below so you can get a sample of the campaign right now, so please give it a watch. And as always, thanks for reading!