fisher king is creating A Graphic Novel Adaptation of Shakespeare's Sonnets
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My name is Adam Fisher (although I write under the pseudonym fisher king because there're so many Adam Fishers), I am a literature student and I'm... let's say I'm kinda into poetry.

Shakespeare's Sonnets, are arguably the most beautiful, tragic, mystifying and crazy compilation of words in the English language. For four hundred years they've been almost exclusively the domain of scholars and academics, and for four hundred years their dark magic has passed the rest of us by.

The goal of this project is to share with the world the incredible vision and the terrible brilliance of William Shakespeare's obsession, and I will attempt to tell the story of the sonnets in a way that's both exciting and accessible to the kind of people Shakespeare himself would have considered his audience - everyone, from the lowest of the downtrodden to the kings and queens of our age.

For those of you not familiar with Patreon, the idea is that you pledge to give me $1 or $5 per month - or more, if you can! - and that money goes towards production costs (primarily artist fees) and will buy you access to content, entertainment and comics.

1. I am producing regular podcasts analysing the sonnets and providing background material, which will allow anyone interested in the sonnets' magic to have a good understanding of what's going on. You can find them on industrial curiosityYouTube and iTunes!

2. I am compiling my notes from the podcasts into book form, not only to publish it as a work in its own right but with the intention of using all proceeds to fund the graphic novel. All of my patrons will enjoy perpetual access to the book.

3. I have teamed up with a talented artist, Mr Cat (Gabriel W Metcalfe), to produce a graphic novel adaptation of Shakespeare's Sonnets that illustrates the reality-distorting poetic visions of the original text and brings Shakespeare back to life. Every dollar contributed to this campaign will be going towards producing the comic pages as quickly as possible. These pages will be made available on the sonnetcomix.com website as soon as they're produced, and will be published in both digital and print volumes as soon as they're ready.



4. As a separate piece of art in and of itself, and partly in an effort to entertain, raise capital for the comic and express my commitment to the Bard's legacy, the fantastic Sean Fawkes (see his work on pinterest and instagram) will be tattooing 154 images representing the sonnets onto my body and patrons will be able to watch live!
I'm doing this in spite of the fact that I have a low tolerance for pain and a tendency to faint...

I'm very excited about all four, and if you are too then sign up for as much as you can and let's make this happen! For those of you who are excited but cannot afford to put down money regularly, I will happily accept once-off donations and will always be grateful if you could spread the word :)
Tiers
Legion of Typewriting Monkeys
$1 or more per month
Your efforts (monies) will contribute to reproducing Shakespeare's greatest work in all its glory! On both skin and paper! Access to exclusive content and digital copies of the comics as soon as they become available.
Includes Discord rewards
Shakespeare's Time Travelling Circus
$5 or more per month
Speed-build the bridge between art and eternity! Access to exclusive content and digital and physical copies of the comics as soon as they become available.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
23% complete
We will produce at least one complete page of the comic every two months!
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My name is Adam Fisher (although I write under the pseudonym fisher king because there're so many Adam Fishers), I am a literature student and I'm... let's say I'm kinda into poetry.

Shakespeare's Sonnets, are arguably the most beautiful, tragic, mystifying and crazy compilation of words in the English language. For four hundred years they've been almost exclusively the domain of scholars and academics, and for four hundred years their dark magic has passed the rest of us by.

The goal of this project is to share with the world the incredible vision and the terrible brilliance of William Shakespeare's obsession, and I will attempt to tell the story of the sonnets in a way that's both exciting and accessible to the kind of people Shakespeare himself would have considered his audience - everyone, from the lowest of the downtrodden to the kings and queens of our age.

For those of you not familiar with Patreon, the idea is that you pledge to give me $1 or $5 per month - or more, if you can! - and that money goes towards production costs (primarily artist fees) and will buy you access to content, entertainment and comics.

1. I am producing regular podcasts analysing the sonnets and providing background material, which will allow anyone interested in the sonnets' magic to have a good understanding of what's going on. You can find them on industrial curiosityYouTube and iTunes!

2. I am compiling my notes from the podcasts into book form, not only to publish it as a work in its own right but with the intention of using all proceeds to fund the graphic novel. All of my patrons will enjoy perpetual access to the book.

3. I have teamed up with a talented artist, Mr Cat (Gabriel W Metcalfe), to produce a graphic novel adaptation of Shakespeare's Sonnets that illustrates the reality-distorting poetic visions of the original text and brings Shakespeare back to life. Every dollar contributed to this campaign will be going towards producing the comic pages as quickly as possible. These pages will be made available on the sonnetcomix.com website as soon as they're produced, and will be published in both digital and print volumes as soon as they're ready.



4. As a separate piece of art in and of itself, and partly in an effort to entertain, raise capital for the comic and express my commitment to the Bard's legacy, the fantastic Sean Fawkes (see his work on pinterest and instagram) will be tattooing 154 images representing the sonnets onto my body and patrons will be able to watch live!
I'm doing this in spite of the fact that I have a low tolerance for pain and a tendency to faint...

I'm very excited about all four, and if you are too then sign up for as much as you can and let's make this happen! For those of you who are excited but cannot afford to put down money regularly, I will happily accept once-off donations and will always be grateful if you could spread the word :)

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Tiers
Legion of Typewriting Monkeys
$1 or more per month
Your efforts (monies) will contribute to reproducing Shakespeare's greatest work in all its glory! On both skin and paper! Access to exclusive content and digital copies of the comics as soon as they become available.
Includes Discord rewards
Shakespeare's Time Travelling Circus
$5 or more per month
Speed-build the bridge between art and eternity! Access to exclusive content and digital and physical copies of the comics as soon as they become available.
Includes Discord rewards