The world’s first science fiction novel—and for many, the world’s first truly unique novel in the English language—was the culmination of myriad threads of fate.
Taking a step back from the well known and beloved Hollywood version of Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking creation, this edition of Frankenstein will approach the story of the creator’s original concept of Frankenstein’s Monster. This edition is a self-reflection of the darker side of Victor and the relationship to his creation. Each chapter of this edition will have an original line illustration header created in the traditional style of artists such as Edmund Dulac and Arthur Rackham from the early to mid 1900’s. The book will feature four stunning tipped-in color plates revealing the journey of the monster from conception to birth to self-awareness and finally to the acceptance of mortality and solitude.
This unique publication will include:
• Hard cover 10" x 7.25" portrait Casebound; smyth sewn
• Gold foil stamp with two colors on front and spine of cover
• 240 pages (100gsm dong fang cream wood free pages)
• Two color black and red interior (black text with red line illustrations on every chapter header)
• Four full color tipped-in plates on tinted paper
• Illustrated end pages
• Ribbon marker
• Gilded stained edges
• Tissue covers for the 4 tipped-in plates
• Frontispiece illustration
• Aged appearance applied by hand to cover
This edition will come complete with a foreword by Sean Kotz (Radford University Instructor, Cinema; Director, Horse Archer Productions).
Latest Updates from Our Project:
BIG NEWS!! The second in our three-part series of Classic Horror Creations launches August 27th
5 days ago
– Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 02:54:03 PM
The final printing of Frankenstein Illuminated has begun and we want to share the upcoming Kickstarter with you! The second in our three-part series of Classic Horror Creations,Bram Stoker's Dracula Illuminated, launches August 27 and you do not want to miss out! Be sure you are signed up for our news letter to get the unholy news of the limited edition that will fly away faster than you can say "BAT!"
Here is the (box of) DIRT on the project:
As one of the most iconic characters of horror, Bram Stoker's Dracula helped to create an entire genre that can still be seen in film and literature today. It is only fitting that this 1897 classic has the prestigious place as the second in our three-part series of Classic Horror Creations.
Each page of this edition will be beautifully illustrated in the traditional style of artists such as Edmund Dulac and Arthur Rackham. This collector's edition will feature six tipped-in color plates reflecting key moments in the classic story.
The 1897 Classic Revisited
Limited to only 1000, this unique publication will include:
Two color black and red interior (black text and red line illustrations on every chapter header)
Six full color tipped in plates (see below)
Illustrated end pages unique to this edition
Potential Stretch Goals for the campaign will be:
Red Gilded stained edges
Tissue covers for the 6 tipped in plates
Embossing on cover
Visit the sign up page at www.draculabook.infofor more information on the campaign! We will be sharing newsletter subscriber sneak peeks next week leading up to the Kickstarter launch on August 27
A special thank you to everyone here. Your support is so greatly appreciated!
Hope & Matt
Books have gone into final production!
19 days ago
– Sat, Aug 03, 2019 at 12:08:32 AM
We have just been notified by the printer that the final production of our Frankenstein Illuminated book has now begun! This means we are several weeks ahead of the original December schedule and are very optimistic that final delivery to backers will begin in late October / early November. This was not an easy task and involved many hours of back and forth with our wonderful printer in California, but we are so excited at the progress.
Unfortunately, now comes the hardest part - waiting. Printing will take the majority of August to complete. Once the books are printed, they will begin their journey across the ocean to us here in Atlanta, GA. This could take up to 2 months to clear customs. Once they arrive we will begin shipping them out to all backers (could take up to 3 weeks for the US and longer for overseas backers). We will continue to be diligent and will speed up the process whenever the opportunity arises.
Thank you again for helping us produce this wonderful first in a series creation! We can't wait to hear your feedback on the final product.
Update from the printers and the first comps are in!!!
about 2 months ago
– Sat, Jun 29, 2019 at 02:19:17 AM
We are so very close!
We are stoked to share this update on the printing of this beautiful book! For the past few weeks we have been working closely with our selected printer to provide you with an amazing edition of Frankenstein. The revision and editing process, although very tedious, has opened up some exciting upgrades that we are adding to the final printing:
Textured spot UV vanish has been added to the skull graphic on the book front
High gloss spot UV varnish was added to the text and graphic elements of the front and back cover
A raised emboss was added to all gold foil on the cover
A textured de-embossing was added to areas of the book to enhance the "aged look"
TheFrontispiece Illustration that was an unreached Stretch Goal has been added
As part of this review process, we have received a brick mock up of the book for approval and we have put in the order for the additions to make this edition a true work of art. Below are a few shots of this amazing book. I hope you are all as excited as we are!
Files are off to the printer!!
3 months ago
– Mon, May 20, 2019 at 01:24:35 AM
The files have been sent to the printer!!
Matt has been working non-stop, day and night on the interior design and illustrations, cover design for the printer, and the special end pages. We are happy to announce that everything is now in the hands of the printer. Now, we have the hardest part - the waiting.
Projects such as this are unique and can either run very smoothly or have several obstacles but we are confident in our new printer (same printer that produced the famous Frank Frazetta books Icon and Legacy from the late 90's as well as many of the Spectrum Fantasy books). They have been in the printing business for several decades and have a history of producing top quality books.
What do you pages look like?
We are so excited to share with you some of the final pages that will appear in our Frankenstein Illuminated book! Let us know what you think!