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:
Books have shipped!
about 2 months ago
– Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 11:56:26 PM
Books have shipped
What does it look like when 1000 books arrive at your doorstep? Pretty much like this :-)
Normally, we have our books sent to a fulfillment center for shipping, but we discovered the expected ship-out date FROM the fulfillment center would be late December (if we were lucky). We knew everyone would not receive their orders before the end of the year and this was not acceptable at all. It was extremely important to us that everyone receive their books as soon as possible so we decided to do the unthinkable...
SHIP THEM OUT OURSELVES!
As some of you have noticed, we have shipped out 99% of rewards - over 352 packages of Franky goodness. The only rewards remaining to be shipped are the Limited Artist Sketch Editions which Matt will begin work on this weekend. We hope to have those out to backers be the end of next week.
This is one of those hurdles that small publishers like us have to deal with. But, it is truly amazing what some music and a fourth or fifth cup of coffee can do - MAXIMUM EFFORT!!
Books are arriving soon! Locking addresses this week...
2 months ago
– Fri, Nov 08, 2019 at 06:17:56 PM
We just received notice from the printer that the books should be arriving here in Atlanta within the next two weeks! This means we are locking everyone's addresses in BackerKit within the next 48 hours. Everyone was just sent an email notification with instructions on how to verify that your address is correct in BackerKit. If you did not receive this email, please go to https://frankenstein.backerkit.com/ and enter your email address to log in to your survey.
We can't wait to deliver this Monster to you!
Only hours left to reserve your copy of DRACULA Illuminated
4 months ago
– Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 09:04:42 AM
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Happy Birthday, Mary Shelley!!
5 months ago
– Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 05:07:57 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARY SHELLEY!!
Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, was born on 30 August 1797. Obviously, she holds a special place in our hearts and her monster lives on!
In the image below you can see how William Godwin recorded the birth of his daughter in his journal. The entry marking Mary's birth is the fourth down on the left hand side and notes the "Birth of Mary, 20 minutes after 11 at night."
Below is a shot from the printers. It is a great "progress" shot as it shows the books just after the tipped-in plates have been added. It is a tedious process but well worth the wait!
After case-in is done (cover attached to book block) the books are placed in a humidity controlled room for dehydration and to reduce moisture in the books.
Once dry the tip in pages are glued. To absorb the moisture of the glue, two pieces of art paper with gloss lamination are inserted on the front and back of the tip-in pages, that means 8 pieces of paper are inserted in the book. These sheets of course will be removed.
Quality control will check for any excess glue or markings
Tissue pages are then inserted
Just a quick shot of the kinds of steps we take with every project to ensure a beautiful, high quality book!
Hope & Matt
DRACULA Illuminated has launched!!
5 months ago
– Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 11:47:14 PM
We are extremely happy to share that the crowdfunding campaign for the second in our Classic Horror Creations, Dracula Illuminated, is now LIVE at www.draculabook.info
"One early reviewer of Dracula praised my great-great granduncle for writing with the eye of a painter. I can hardly imagine a more fitting tribute than to see his timeless tale brought to life anew by the illustrative vision of a great modern visual artist." ~ Parker Stoker--University of South Carolina, Bram Stoker Estate
One of the most iconic horror characters, Bram Stoker's Dracula helped create an entire genre of horror that is still popular in film and literature today.
This timeless 1897 classic is the second in our three-part series of Classic Horror Creations. Each page of this edition is beautifully decorated in the traditional style of artists from the early to mid-1900s, such as Edmund Dulac and Arthur Rackham, and accompanied by six tipped-in color plates which focus on crucial moments of the reader's journey.
This edition contains an introduction byWilliam Parker Stokes (Great-Great Grandnephew of Bram Stoker) and a foreword by Sean Kotz (Radford University Instructor, Cinema; Director, Horse Archer Productions).
Limited to only 900, this unique publication will include: