This is a "bonus edition" of my monthly newsletter, so I'm going to keep it quick: The new NINE INCH NAILS comic anthology that features a story written by me and illustrated by Marianna Pescosta and Alessandro de Fornasari is now live on Kickstarter, as is the second volume of TOUCHING EVIL by Dan Dougherty, which features a Stretch Goal bonus story written by me and illustrated by Seth Damoose! Details and links are below!
NOTHING CAN STOP ME NOW: More Stories Inspired by the Songs of Nine Inch NailsHere's the Cliff Notes: NOTHING CAN STOP ME NOW: More Stories Inspired by the Songs of Nine Inch Nails features a new story titled "Help Me I Am in Hell"written by me and illustrated by Marianna and Alessandro -- and it's not only the darkest and heaviest (no pun intended) story I've done to date, but there's also a Variant Edition of the book featuring a cover illustrated by Marianna and based on our story... and if I may be so bold, this is the one you'll want to get, as it's going to be super-limited edition. ;)
Furthermore, if you pledge now you can get the Marianna Pescosta VariantHardcover Edition of the anthology at the "Early Bird" prince of only $35!
IMPORTANT: If you want to get the variant cover that is based on our story, make sure you pledge at the "Marianna Pescosta Variant" level.Here's the link: http://bit.ly/NIN-Mari-Variant
Now, if you want more details -- on both this book and Touching Evil Volume 2 -- read on, friends!
Why you will want to pledge for this book now...
Marianna Pescosta Variant Cover! So much blood... heh.
Several years ago I contributed a story to the first NOTHING CAN STOP ME NOW: Stories Inspired by the Songs of Nine Inch Nails. The book is now completely sold-out and goes on Amazon for between $70 to over $1,000 depending on the week.
I'm even long sold-out of copies of the book myself, and there's some covers of the first volume that you simply can't get your hands on anymore... and I suspect this cover is going to become the same way shortly after the end of the campaign and the books are delivered.
I've talked to the publisher and there is NOT going to be an excessive amount of copies of our cover available, and I cannot promise I'll have any copies to sell on the road after the Kickstarter backers all get theirs... so if you want one -- especially without having a pay A LOT more for it -- pledge now to get one, lest you not be able to get one later.
Seriously, folks... I'm not one to hard sell anything, but if you (r someone you know) will want one, I'm just giving you all fair warning that there's a good chance you may not be able to get one -- and DEFINITELY not for only $35 -- after the campaign ends.
So how does this Kickstarter thing work, anyway?
Here's the skinny on Kicskstarter: Think of it like an online pre-order website (like Amazon -- and yes, just as safe) that allows creators (in this case, me) to "treat" those of you who pre-order the book before the campaign ends -- in this case, in about 30 days.
Also, Kickstarter is a TOTALLY safe website which is used by creators all over the world to generate the funds/sales necessary to offer their most dedicated friends/readers/fans advance -- and oftentimes deluxe -- copies of their work.
How safe is safe?
I've backed 181projects (and counting) on Kickstarter and never had a safety concern.
Take that as you will.
If you want to get a copy of the the Marianna Pescosta Variant Cover of Nothing Can Stop Me Now: More Stories Inspired by the Songs of Nine Inch Nails" just click HERE to go to the campaign page and click on the tier level that you want. (If you've never used Kickstarter before, you may have to create an account, but it's simple -- and free -- to do.)
This last part is important, so I'm going to put in all caps and bold and italics:
YOUR PLEDGE WILL NOT BE COLLECTED UNLESS THE BOOK IS FULLY FUNDED... AND EVEN THEN IT WILL NOT BE COLLECTED UNTIL AFTER THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN.
My point? Pledge to get the Marianna Pescosta Variant Cover now while it's still cheaper via the "Early Bird" special while it's still available, friends!
TOUCHING EVIL is genuinely one of my favorite comics currently being published... and one of the Stretch Goals is a TE story written by me and illustrated by Seth Damoose! Let's unlock it, friends!
My dear friend, colleague, karaoke partner in crime, and brother-from-another-mother Dan Doughertyjust launched the Kickstarter campaign for TOUCHING EVIL Volume 2: "The Phantom Limb.
Those of you who backed my TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 3campaign were treated to a TALES OF MR. RHEE/TOUCHING EVIL crossover comic written by me and drawn by Dan, and now you have a chance to get caught-up on the whole TOUCHING EVILseries to date!
For the uninitiated, TOUCHING EVIL is about a woman who inherits a curse that causes anyone she touches who is "evil" to die. What makes a person evil? And where do the souls of her victims go? To say anything more would be to spoil the story of what's one of my favorite comic series currently being published, and I can't recommend backing this series enough.
The link to the campaign is HERE, and Dan's offering a number of great pledge levels and Stretch Goals (including one where I'll write an original TOUCHING EVILstory illustrated by Seth Damoose (TALES OF MR. RHEE, NIGHTMARE WORLD, SAVANTS).
Check it out, everyone! It's great stuff and I really want to see this book get funded with several stretch goals unlocked too!