TOME is an annual anthology in an oversized format showcasing world-class artists as they explore a single theme using the comic book, painting, and music mediums. And by oversized we’re talking big, around 11×17″ and 180 pages! That size will let you experience art and sequential storytelling in a way that would be almost impossible outside of standing in front of the original work itself.
[UPDATE 6/25 3:43pm] Because of your tremendous support today, TOME will now be upgraded to a massive 12×18″!!! Thank you!!!
This year’s TOME will focus on the theme of VAMPIRISM. Modern popular culture has shown us all kinds of depictions of vampires, from the silly to the subdued. The artists in TOME will each take 3-5 pages to explore what we think is a unique and relevant take on vampirism as a whole, including the misuse of power and the objectification and exploitation of others. And at the conclusion of each artist’s contribution, they’ll have a one-page interview conducted by another artist to continue their artistic exploration.
The artists in TOME so far are:
TOME is being put together by an incredible grouping of artists, writers, and musicians who are largely contributing their work as a collective through mutual support, art exchange and trade, and other non-financial arrangements. Still, it’s quite costly to produce and print a book of this massive size and quality. At 44FLOOD, we’ve secured an excellent agreement for printing and established partial distribution.
Our goal at 44FLOOD is to get you involved through this Kickstarter campaign to help make TOME a reality. We’re asking for your support through pre-ordering TOME, purchasing the offered art and prints, selecting from the special rewards offered, or even making a donation. And once a year hereafter, you can rely on TOME to again bring together artists from around the world and all walks of life to delve deep into a fresh and unusual theme.