Narwhal’s “Nosferatu” Bleeding Wallets Dry on Indiegogo

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Per Berg (aka Narwhal) launched a crowdfunding campaign for Nosferatu, a vampire horror.*

The campaign was fully funded almost immediately, having raised more than $24 thousand at the time of this writing.

Adapted and illustrated by Berg (Earthbound, Foreign Agent), Nosferatu is a retelling of the classic German Expressionist silent film by F.W. Murnau.

Here’s the official breakdown of Nosferatu from the Indiegogo campaign page:

Jonathan Harker is called away on business to the castle of Count Orlock…

The German Filmmaker F.W. Murnau released his film NOSFERATU: Symphony of Horror in 1922. For the story, he infamously adapted Bram Stoker’s Dracula without permission. He was sued by the Stoker estate and forced to destroy all copies of the film.

But one survived…

100 years later comes the graphic novel adaptation from Narwhal.

Nosferatu is different than Dracula. It is simpler, and stranger. The most striking change is turning the vampire into a monster, a bat-like humanoid creature, rather than a man with fangs.

Nosferatu translates to ‘Bird of the Night’

As a graphic novel, it reads smooth and fast, with unique and compelling story structure, and unearths a haunting mood and emotion by the time the tale is finished. Readers may find it more accessible than the silent film, and the story will be introduced to a new generation audience.

This is the third full graphic novel from Narwhal, and completes his debut trilogy along side Earthbound and Foreign Agent.

While it is a strict adaptation, there is still lots of Narwhal in this work, and his creativity and focus on storytelling is prevalent.

Backers can get a softcover edition of Nosferatu for $20, while hardcover editions start at $36. If you have more money to spend, you can also pick up the following:

  • Multiple copies of the book
  • Interactivity– a 130-page illustrated essay describing Narwhal’s storytelling process

It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $8 for those in the United States.

Congratulations to Narwhal on a successful launch. You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Nosferatu Indiegogo campaign page here.

*Disclosure: the author of this post has previously assisted Per Berg with editing his books. This assistance was unpaid.

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