Only a Few Hours Left for Nicholas Gurewitch’s Kickstarter

Nicholas Gurewitch, the man who brought The Perry Bible Followship to life – and actually brought it back to life fairly recently, too – will be counting down the last few hours of his Kickstarter today. “Notes on a Case of Melancholia” will be a rhyming picture-book, told from the perspective of a despairing Grim Reaper as he reflects on his son’s inability to carry on the family business.

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Planned for arrival in Summer of next year, Gurewitch states that his goal is to have the book be around 40-50 pages, told in rhyming meter. In it, Death visits his psychoanalyst to talk about his son, “Lil Death” – who is simply too nice and charming to be an appropriate harbinger of doom. Each page will be etched, to create a more gothic effect.

Graphic novel “frames” will be used on occasion, but this will really be more of a picture book – deliberately similar to the short books of Edward Gorey, but with a character-driven plot. Though it has a pretty high body count, it is in essence a family story.

There’s no chance you’re still reading this sentence, when I put a link to the Kickstarter right up in the first paragraph. But if you are still here for some reason, you can head across to the crowdfunder here.

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