Mystery Stretch Goal

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Wow! We are up to $3,500! You guys have been so supportive of our Kickstarter Poe project! What is our stretch goal for 4k you ask? Well, let’s just say that it involves DC Comics…

Don’t miss out! PLEDGE RIGHT HERE! 

Dwight

More Press for Poe (and Me)

Happy Friday, friends! We made it!

Before you start what I hope is an amazing weekend, I have a couple things to share with you…

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Please check out my new interview with Nicole D’Andria of Comic Frontline. Nicole asked some excellent questions and I gave, what I hope, are excellent answers.

READ IT HERE!

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John McGuire of Tessera had some kind words to say about our Little Poe Kickstarter for his “Steampunk Friday” post! You can read that:

RIGHT HERE! 

Have a great weekend, friends! I hope you will be safe and happy, surrounded by the ones you love.

-Dwight

The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe #1 is Going to Print!

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You asked, and we’re giving it to you: a special Kickstarter-exclusive printed edition of The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe #1!

The book will feature a brand-new cover by brilliant artist, David Hartman, and a specially-designed Making-of section will never be printed anywhere else. Only in this special edition!

Mark your calendars: we will launch on Kickstarter July 31st, and we’ll need all of our friends to bum rush the project to pledge and spread the news about the campaign to make it successful. I know that, together, we can make it happen, so I thank you in advance! You are awesome!

-Dwight

HP Comics is Kicking Booty!

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What a morning! Woke up to an email from one of my favorite writers, Kurt Busiek, saying The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe #1 is “quirky and magical, a pell-mell adventure into nightmare, and I’m not afraid to say so!” I’ve been a fan of Kurt’s work since the ’80s, and Rebecca’s become a fan of his work though the most excellent Astro City, so this really made our day!

And then…

We found out a graphic novel illustrated by our artist for The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe, Luis Czerniawski, won a Bram Stoker Award! (Congratulations, James Chambers!)

And then…

We found out we’d received a glowing review of The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe #1 on Amazon!

If you haven’t purchased your copy of The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe #1 yet, you can download it on KINDLE or COMIXOLOGY!

So I think it’s fair to say our weekend is going pretty well. Hope yours is, too!

-Dwight

 

3 Days Until Terra Somnium Launches!

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THREE DAYS until the launch of Terra Somnium, the thrilling prequel to The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe, on Line Webtoon! Who’s excited? THIS guy! You are going to love this companion story which further explores the dream world of Edgar Allan Poe!

Dwight

Autumn Musings and Poe

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Photo © Dwight L. MacPherson

Poem for Explication: Edgar Allan Poe’s “A Dream Within a Dream”

We cannot imagine what our last thoughts will be, nor can we know if Poe experienced these feelings as he drew his final breath. What we can take away from this poem is a sense of the bigger scheme of the universe and our place in it. We spend our whole lives striving—working like dogs if need be—to attain what will ‘make us happy.’ I believe Poe would say that ‘All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.’ If we can grasp this concept, then perhaps we may yet reevaluate our priorities and release our sand into the surf with peace and tranquility when it is our time to stand upon the infinite ocean’s shore.

While looking through my files, I came across this conclusion from my explication for American Poetry class at East Tennessee State University.We were studying Three Centuries of American Poetry, and this particular explication focused on Edgar Allan Poe’s “A Dream Within a Dream.”

I tend to think about the tragic life and death of Edgar Allan Poe every Autumn. Maybe I  associate Poe with the air turning crisp, falling leaves, shorter days, and darker nights. This time of the year finds me sticking closer to home–and finding more time for introspective thought. With less than three months until a new year, I begin working through my annual mental list of accomplishments, of where I was and where I want to be next year. I’m certain Poe never imagined that he would meet such a sad end. From my research, I have found that he had many goals and ambitions that were never realized. I can only pray that I will live to fulfill my own.

-Dwight