Where is the line between the unreal and the real?
God’s Acre cemetery provides the setting for the unsettling journey of the Kruk children as they search for the truth about their past. Each book features the Kruk children as well as a story-within-the-story about a deceased resident of the cemetery. The intertwining storylines are illustrated by separate artists, evoking a shift in perspective and reinforcing the intrigue as the role of God’s Acre cemetery in the town’s - and the Kruk’s - history comes to light.
In this first book, young Norman Kruk, his spirit strained by his grandmother’s strict oversight, is led to God’s Acre cemetery by his imaginative and adventuresome sister Isabel. As Norman watches over Isabel, the gravedigger spins the yarn of the late Norman Criddle, whose remains reside in the cemetery. In life, Criddle was a lonely man with an intense and ultimately chilling love for ravens.
"Exceedingly well-designed – each page is crafted with such care and skill that it’s flat-out impressive."
- Rod Lott, Bookgasm
About This Book
God’s Acre is a twelve-part series of artfully designed macabre modern fairytales. These stories explore the blurry line between reality and fantasy, in a manner that appeals to both adults and children ages 10 and up. Book One: The Ravens & the Rhyme, a limited edition of 300 hand-numbered books.
68 of 300 books remaining in this limited edition.
Angie Needels (artist, sculptor, photographer, concept)
Dave Senecal (artist)
Scott Lambridis (writer, designer, concept)
Chris Seifert (sound designer)
Amanda Lawhon (editor)
Dara Naraghi (concept)
Cyril Helnwein (guest photographer)
“I really like the look of the books published by the folks at Omnibucket. Limited edition storybooks for adults, with more than just words on pages… Their latest title is illustrated with a series of mannequin vignettes… And the website itself is well worth a vist: art, music, all sorts of stuff. Never dull.”
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“In the dark spirit of the original Brothers Grimm tales, the gang at Omnibucket gives the children’s story a sly upheaval… Lovingly crafted in words and pictures… This fractured fairy tale plays out like a fever dream animated by Rankin-Bass, an episode of DAVEY AND GOLIATH guest-directed by Satan, or a Little Golden Book under the creative control of THE SANDMAN cover artist Dave McKean… this book is exceedingly well-designed – each page has been assembled with such thought, care and skill that it’s flat-out impressive… it’d be a marvel even under the auspices of the big-boy publishers.”
—Rod Lott, Bookgasm
“…a 96-page collaboration of several writers and artists dedicated to bringing the graphic novel out of the sweaty geek’s bedroom and onto the living room table. This collection of stories-within-stories told with sculpture-on-sketch art is a tribute to the mysteries of childhood, told in a macabre fashion… It is two stories, illustrated differently…[which] wrap and wind around each other, begging the reader to figure out what is going on in the world of the young protagonists, even as the characters attempt to do the same.” - Josh Reisen, UWeekly
“This is a must see book for the artwork alone and heck your getting a good story to go with it…A mighty fine piece of work from Omnibucket and an adult story book worthy of being a delight to any visitor to your home should they happen to pick it up. That is if you let the limited edition copy in their grubby hands.” - Damon, FantasyBookSpot
“…this fractured fairy tale plays out like a fever dream animated by Rankin-Bass, an episode of DAVEY & GOLIATH guest-directed by Satan, or a Little Golden Book if it were controlled by THE SANDMAN cover artist Dave McKean…exceedingly well-designed – each page is crafted with such care and skill that it’s flat-out impressive.” - Rod Lott, Bookgasm
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“Just flipped through the pages of the preview. It really looks incredible!! I love the illustrations. I’m going to have to make another purchase.” - Kaethe Cuomo, NY
“It looks fabulous. Can’t wait to read it.” - Marsha Engel, NY
“Kinda reminds me of the Brothers Quay. I love it!” - Jimmy Wonser, OH
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“sounds and looks great!” - Troy Knutson