Cycle of the Werewolf KICKSTARTER- going live Wednesday 10/12 at 2pm CENTRAL!
Nakatomi is proud to collaborate with our friend, and Master Illustrator, Bernie Wrightson for his first Kickstarter Project!
CYCLE OF THE WEREWOLF
Back in 1983, Bernie Wrightson had an idea- he wanted to work with Stephen King on a werewolf project, that would pair his art with King’s writing- which would be packaged as a 12-month calendar. Each month would feature a painting from Bernie and a short vignette from King, matching the monthly transformation of a werewolf. That project quickly changed from the calendar idea into the Illustrated short novel, Cycle of the Werewolf, which later was adapted into the film Silver Bullet.
This Kickstarter project is to fund a high-quality artist edition collection of the full color illustrations from Cycle of the Werewolf as a print set, along with a book collecting the Black and White illustrations and never-before printed concept and process sketches.
We have a selection of rewards for you all- exclusive to this project, and all available for the first time!
-Portfolio Set Pledge $175 and you’ll receive this collection of 12 full-color paintings, faithfully reproduced at 11×14 as high-quality Giclées. Printed on 305gsm natural watercolor paper with archival Ultrachrome ink. Includes a signature plate, signed by Bernie and hand-numbered in a limited edition. Packaged in a custom collector’s box with foil-stamped cover. Includes the Cycle of the Werewolf sketchbook that features the black and white illustrations from the book, along with never before printed behind the scenes concept and process sketches by Bernie.
-CALENDAR Pledge $20 to receive the Cycle of the Werewolf 2017 Calendar- available AS a calendar as originally conceived for the first time ever!
Here’s a look at the layout!
-T-SHIRT Pledge $20 and you’ll get this shirt, exclusive to this project! This brand-new design is screenprinted on a soft ring-spun cotton Tee. Available in Unisex and Women’s cut.
-DELUXE WOOD BOX ARTIST EDITION SET Pledge $800 and you’ll get this super-lush wood box edition- limited to just 50 sets world-wide.
Here’s a look at a test for the etched lid!
This set includes-
-handcrafted fine wood box, featuring a laser-engraved logo and hand-applied blood-red enamel fill on the lid. The interior is hand-done crushed red velvet upholstery and padding.
-the 12 print set, printed on 310gsm Exhibition Watercolor paper EACH ONE signed by Bernie in a hand-numbered edition of 50, plus a signature plate..
-an actual Silver Bullet- stamped with the Wrightson ‘W’ inset into the red velvet padding. (note- bullet is inert)
-Cycle of the Werewolf sketchbook that includes the black and white illustrations from the book, along with never before printed behind the scenes concept and process sketches by Bernie.
ORIGINAL ART + WOOD BOX
This pledge level gets everything included with the wood box set level, PLUS a piece of hand-drawn original Cycle of the Werewolf art by Bernie. These sketches from 1983 were in his archives, and they can now be yours. We’ve selected just 5 pieces for this reward, and first person to pledge gets first pick, and so on! We will post photos of all the pieces in a future update. Each piece measures 14×17. ONLY 5 OF THESE REWARDS ARE AVAILABLE
The Budget is to cover the cost of production on the boxes for both print sets, along with the paper and ink to print the Giclées, along with the cost to ship them out to pledges!
The prints are already formatted for printing, the boxes are designed, and all vendors have been contacted, and lined up to get this going! Once this project has funded, we are looking to have the Calendars in hand by early December, and out the door in time for everyone to use them January 1st, 2017! The prints are being produced in-house at Nakatomi, and Bernie will be on hand to do all the signing. If all goes as expected, all pledges should ship by mid-December.
All this project needs is your support!