Per Berg’s “Narwhal Shorts Compendium” Fully Funded on Day One

“So many people can now write competent stories that the short story is in danger of dying of competence.”

― Flannery O’Connor

On Wednesday, Narwhal Books launched a crowdfunding campaign for Narwhal Shorts Compendium,* a 120-page anthology of stories from “idiot savant” Per (Narwhal) Berg.

The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $14 thousand at the time of this writing.

Featuring a collection of solo and collaborative work, Narwhal Shorts Compendium is offered alongside a second, experimental anthology titled B-Sides, which is presented in black and white.

Here’s the official pitch taken from the Narwhal Shorts Compendium Indiegogo campaign page:


The collection spans two volumes, The NARWHAL SHORTS COMPENDIUM and the B-SIDES, a black and white, more experimental collection, including a pixel art comic.

120 pages each totalling 240 pages. 18 short stories total.


  • The 3 Naked Samurai Shorts collected, remastered and colored.
  • 4 Earthbound Shorts, never before seen
  • A horror short that utilizes Midjourney AI art for backgrounds (see below).
  • PICKLE, a story about how a man survived at sea with nothing, no food or water, for two weeks. How did he do it?
  • MASQUE of RED DEATH, a modern horror adaptation of Poe’s classic. Narwhal’s only Political comic.

Of the 240 pages, 80 pages is recollected from other Narwhal publications such as the Sketch Books. 160 pages are original content.

*Note: The B-Sides includes 2 of the 4 Earthbound shorts and explains what happened to Blowgart, so don’t miss it if you love Blowgart.


Narwhal worked with a talented group of artists on the various shorts in different combinations of collaboration.

Backers can get a copy of Narwhal Shorts Compendium for $25, and you can bundle in a copy of B-Sides for a total of $44. If you have more money to spend, you can also receive the following books previously released by Narwhal:

  • Foreign Agent
  • Earthbound Parts 1 and 2
  • Nosferatu
  • Interactivity (Non-Fiction)

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

Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Narwhal Shorts Compendium Indiegogo campaign page here.

*Disclosure: The author of this post has previously assisted Per Berg as an editor on multiple projects. This assistance was unpaid.

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