The Night Before Christmas: A C is for Cthulhu Holiday Tale

Created by C is for Cthulhu

A festive new board book reimagining the holiday classic in Lovecraftian style, paired with Santa Cthulhu plush toys in time for Xmas!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Deep One Plush Toy Prototype Greenlit! Shoggoth Plush in Reach! Livestream Today at 3PM!
over 1 year ago – Fri, May 20, 2022 at 04:52:57 PM

Hey friends, fabulous news! 

With a strong funding surge yesterday, we're now able to make a lot of our biggest fans very happy! We're going to do a DEEP ONE Plush as well! 

Earlier in this campaign, we asked our backers to tell us the plush monsters they'd most like to see us develop as we expand our plush line beyond our beloved Cthulhu... well, we asked, you answered and the DEEP ONE was the second most popular choice, behind Hastur, who was greenlit at $50K...

But perhaps we're not quite done yet... because if we can get to $70K, we're going to add SHOGGOTH to the Plush Production queue as well!

We are so thrilled to finally be expanding our plush family to include more of the C is for Cthulhu crew! So you can bet we're going to do everything we can over the remaining 30 hours or so to get Shoggoth Unlocked for you all as well. 


A quick reminder that the creators behind the new book will be doing a livestream session, complete with Q&A and prizes being given out during the broadcast.  

We'll be streaming:

1) Directly on our Kickstarter Page -->

2) Here on Facebook -->

3) Here on YouTube -->

So, pick your favorite platform to watch us on and we hope you'll be able to stop by and tune in! 

Remember, you need to leave a question or comment on THIS POST no later than 1 PM EDT today to be entered into our livestream giveaway to be eligible to win a prize on the broadcast. 

Another Stretch Goal is In Site!

We're also very close to adding a new FRIDGE MAGNET to the bundle of products included with the SIGNATURE EDITION of the new board book, which is available as an ADD-ON for +$40 to any pledge, and also included in pledge levels with the Signature Edition of the book, including the Collector's Box.  

We're just really excited to put more cool stuff in our backers hands!


The C is for Cthulhu Team

over 1 year ago – Fri, May 20, 2022 at 11:07:06 AM

Not much time left on the clock, friends! 

We're down to TWO DAYS LEFT for this launch and we've gotta say, we're incredibly grateful for how this is all going down!

 It's been a while since we shared a look at another fresh page from Joshua Janes,  so we thought we'd hook you up with another sneak peak at one of our favorites:

Page 23 - Inks only
Page 23 - Full Color

This line, in particular, gave the team a good chuckle, and we hope you enjoy it too! 

New Mega Retailer Bundle (With Plush Toys) Added!

We had a few requests from retailers who were interested in carrying not just our awesome C is for Cthulhu Books, but wanted some Cthulhu Plush Toys to go with! We don't normally wholesale our plush toys... but for this campaign and to unlock a few new stretch goals, we're going to make an exception! So, we've added this spectacular new Mega Retailer Bundle to the Mix! 

Alright, we're heading into the final 48 hours, where things tend to get a little CRAZY around these parts! 

We really hope some of you will make our livestream broadcast on FRIDAY at 3PM EDT.

Until then! 

- The C is for Cthulhu Team

P.S. We wanted to give a quick shoutout to our friend Moana McAdams who just launched a cool Coloring & Activity Book called Shadows of the Ancients on Kickstarter. 

In this book, a spinoff from her wildly successful Adventures of Nakoa and Nohea series, little ones can count and color, design their own character, splash with sea creatures, and crack secret codes.

We're big fans of books that shine a light on cultures, customs and creatures from all over the world, and are excited to get another dose from Moana and her team! 

Click Here to Check out "Color with Nakoa and Nohea: An activity book for all ages"

3 Days Left! New Stretch Goals! New Canvas Print!
over 1 year ago – Wed, May 18, 2022 at 10:34:07 PM

Here we go! Just 3 days left for this launch and we're continuing to edge closer to greenlighting the production of another Lovecraft monster plush... this time, a cuddly DEEP ONE! 

Now if we're able to unlock that... well, we wanted to add a few more things for our fans that we'd love to do at higher levels... so we've added a few more stretch goals to our menu:

New Sweet Dreams Cthulhu Large Format Canvas Print AVAILABLE

Sweet Dreams Cthulhu Large Format Canvas Print | 16 x 16 in | ONLY 25 AVAILABLE AS AN ADD-ON!

These sturdy, large format canvas prints are going to look amazing hanging on any wall, and we can't wait to see some of your pics when they're hanging on yours!

New C is for Cthulhu Canvas Print Details:

• Acid-free, PH-neutral, poly-cotton base
• Thick poly-cotton blend canvas, Hand-stretched over solid wood stretcher bars
• Fade-resistant, with matte finish coating
• 1.5″ (3.81 cm) deep, with mounting brackets included

Add These Limited Edition Canvas Prints to Any Pledge!

The SWEET DREAMS CTHLHU PRINT is a bit smaller than the first two prints at 16 in. x 16 in., so we're able to offer it at a bit of a discount... however, we only have 25 of these available at this size and price point. 

So, if you want to spice up your room with this new print, GO FOR IT!


Hope to see you there! 


The C is for Cthulhu Team

P.S. We also wanted to give a huge congrats to our pal SIMON BIRKS of BLUE FOX COMICS for the incredible launch of his long-awaited collection of THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH, the Graphic Novel Adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's Classic! 

This collection recounts the classic tale of Robert Ormstead, on his way from Newburyport to Arkham by the cheapest way possible...  which means taking the bus through shadowed Innsmouth!

This collection also includes a number of bonus Lovecraft adaptations, such as one of our favorites, The Cats of Ulthar! 

And, the best part is... there's still time to grab the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL to save a few bucks on this amazing collection of books! 


REVEALED: New C is for Cthulhu Christmas Cards!
over 1 year ago – Wed, May 18, 2022 at 02:28:20 PM

60K! We did it, C is for Cthulhu Fam! With 4 Days left in this launch, we've crossed the $60K threshold, which means another fun unlock! 

As promised, we're going to be adding a C is for Cthulhu Christmas card to every Pledge getting the Signature Edition of the Book! This will include anyone getting a Collector's Box, which includes the signature edition, anyone at the Signature Edition Pledge Level, or anyone who has added the Signature Edition to any Pledge for +$40 worldwide. 

So, just to recap, the signature edition upgrade will now get you the limited edition, numbered art plate, signed by writer Jason Ciaramella and artist Joshua Janes, the Limited Edition Holiday Cthulhu Enamel Pin, and a Christmas Card.  If you wanted to add this upgrade to your pledge for +$40, there's still time to do it! 

Take a Closer Look at the Card:

Christmas Card | Front Cover | Delightful Holiday Art by Joshua Janes
Christmas Card | Inside | Monster Art by Joshua Janes, A Holiday Message from Jason Ciaramella, Plenty of space to Write a Message of Your Own
Christmas Card | Back Cover | "Christmas" a Holiday Poem Written by H.P. Lovecraft with Cthulhu Art by Joshua Janes

You Can Also Purchase Packs of 25 Christmas Cards from Us Now as an Add-On! 

I don't know about you, but we're really excited about these cards... and know we'll be spreading them around this holiday season! 

If you, our biggest fans, would like to use these as your holiday card this year, we want to help! We've made packs of 25 Cards available as an easy ADD-ON now to any pledge! 

Each pack will also come with envelopes to ship them in so you'll be ready to roll with your Christmas card sending this year! 

Let's Keep the Momentum Going! 

There's still time to do some really big things with this launch! 

In fact, our next big unlock, greenlighting the DEEP ONE Plush is getting closer to a reality! 

Thanks for all your support in helping to make this happen! 


The C is for Cthulhu Team

Join Us for an End of the Campaign C is for Cthulhu Holiday Livestream Party! Prizes Will Be Given!
over 1 year ago – Wed, May 18, 2022 at 02:24:54 PM

Here. We. Go! 

It's the final 5 days of the latest launch from your pals at C is for Cthulhu! If you've been rolling with us for a while it should be no surprise that we have some special surprises in store for the final week of our campaign. 

Join Us This FRIDAY at 3PM EDT for a Livestream Party!

To help end this great campaign in spectacular fashion, the C is for Cthulhu team will be hosting a livestream party! This livestream will be broadcasted here on Kickstarter, as well as on our Facebook page. In the stream, we'll be sharing some behind the scenes of the making of the new book, and also answering backer questions during the stream...

...and that's where YOU come in!


One of the things we LOVE doing during Livestreams is giving away bonuses to our amazing backers, and so, throughout the stream, we'll be celebrating the success of this launch by giving out some bonuses.  To be eligible to win one of the bonuses, all you need to do is LEAVE A QUESTION for the team in the COMMENTS of this post below! 

In addition to possibly getting your question answered during the broadcast, leaving a Q will get you entered into our special Livestream bonus pool!

Questions can be about anything... from writing or art process, book recommendations, holiday traditions,  etc. 

Alternatively, if you can't think of a question, and just want to leave a comment sharing why you're excited about this new book or what the C is for Cthulhu Books and plush toys have meant to you / your family, the team would love to read some of those encouraging words on the livestream as well. 

Can't wait to see those comments!


Over the weekend, we've climbed past the 900 backer mark and unlocked the AUDIO VERSION reading of the new book by Uncle Jason! 

Not only that, we're closing in on upgrading all backers pledges who are getting the SIGNTATURE EDITION of the book to include a Complimentary C is for Cthulhu Christmas Card!

There is more cool stuff on the horizon as well, so let's just keep the momentum going until the campaign ends SATURDAY MAY 21 at Midnight! 


The C is for Cthulhu Team