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:

TWO BOOKS

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.

INCLUDES:

  • 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.
  • AND MORE

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.

COLLABS and PRESENTATIONS

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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