"Think of the Children"
As you know, I'm an advocate of specially crafted pieces, especially when it involves something unique with a flair for the macabre. Friend and fellow artist King Unicorn (EC Steiner) has a project I want to bring to your attention. It's a horror comic called Think of the Children, but it's not just a comic book. I'll get to that part in a moment. First, a synopsis:
THINK OF THE CHILDREN is a satirical horror comic about the events leading to the original Comics Code Authority. The members of the Senate Subcommittee are secret monster hunters, seeking to destroy evil children, who they believe are corrupted by the stories of EC Comics. So that the story can reach as wide an audience as possible, the creators released it as a free webcomic in February of 2011 at http://comicsmakekidsevil.com.
Sounds like a good premise, yes? It gets better. Steiner and his creative partner Christian Sager have designs for "a hand-made, hardbound, sculpted artifact book". Special editions will be decorated with Steiner's sculpted seal (pictured right).
To get a better grasp on the work going into this, read their latest update on the process of making a fine-crafted collection of creepy illustrations.
They are trying to get some contributions and pre-orders in the form of pledges. Their goal is to raise $3,500 by June 6th. As I write this, they've managed to wrangle just over $600.
Take a look at their project site. Watch some of the videos. Consider the different pledge levels on the right column.
I'm trying to scrimp and save $50 to get my hands on one with the seal.