Frankenstein Hard Cover Illuminated Edition

Created by Ethereal Visions Publishing

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:

Mortality - The fourth illustration revealed
about 1 year ago – Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 05:57:37 PM

Fourth Illustration Revealed!

Fresh off the drafting table is illustration four for the Frankenstein Illuminated Edition. The moment of Victor's passing marks the end of the tale as we know it from the Robert Walton's perspective (or the viewer). His conversation with The Monster helps to shed light on his emotions at that time.

MORTALITY - "Do you think that I was then dead to agony and remorse?" ~ The Monster

Next, Matt will tackle the 3rd illustration in the series. Let us know what you think!

Hope & Matt

New Stretch Goal UNLOCKED - Gilded Page Edges
about 1 year ago – Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 09:46:17 AM

$25K STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: Gilded Edging to book pages

We did it! We unlocked another Stretch Goal. Frankenstein Illuminated will now have gold gilded edging applied to the pages! 

We have only a few days left in the campaign but there is still time to unlock the rest of these Stretch Goals so please share, share, share!

New Stretch Goals and Illustration Revealed
about 1 year ago – Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 07:24:52 AM


If we reach our Stretch Goal of $35K, every edition of Frankenstein Illuminated will include this stunning Frontispiece Illustration so please share, share, share the campaign!

$35K Stretch Goal - Frontispiece Illustration
$35K Stretch Goal - Frontispiece Illustration


We have received some great suggestions in regards to potential Stretch Goals. The most common are a "Book Curse" Ex-Libris plate (similar to what we offered in our Edgar Allan Poe Kickstarter) and a Book Slipcase. Below is a list of the updated Stretch Goals! If you have any suggestions for other Stretch Goals, please post those suggestions here :-)

Preliminary Sketch for Illustration #4
about 1 year ago – Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 04:22:29 AM

Next Illustration Revealed!

We are very excited to share with you the rough sketch for the 4th and final illustration to be included in the upcoming Frankenstein Illuminated book - Mortality and Solitude! In this piece, The Monster holds his maker, Victor, while the cellular design pattern that runs through all four illustrations reveals the presence of Death. What do you think?
Over the next day Matt will be working on this piece and will be sharing in-progress shots so be sure to watch our social media pages!

"Do you think that I was then dead to agony and remorse?" ~ The Monster

Giveaway ends March 5:

If you haven't already be sure to check out our Give-Away ending this Tuesday! This giveaway will be for a Signed and Numbered Artist Sketch edition of the Frankenstein Illuminated book.
Normally retailing for $275, this edition will include a 4" sketch drawn by the artist, Matt Hughes, directly into the book.
How do you enter, you ask? Well, just follow the link below and complete the steps for submission. You can do one step or all of the steps but the more steps you take you  better your chances of winning (each step adds an entry into the drawing. Some even adds 4 entrees!)

Thank you to everyone for all of the wonderful support!!

Hope & Matt

$20K Stretch Goal Unlocked!!
about 1 year ago – Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 04:22:00 AM

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