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:

We Hit $50K! Awesome New Stretch Goals Revealed!
over 1 year ago – Fri, May 06, 2022 at 12:53:24 AM

Who's ready for more great news! 

After a strong day yesterday, our campaign has now just squeaked past the $50K in funding! That's DOUBLE our original funding goal! 

This, of course, means that the NEW RED C is for Cthulhu Baby Plush (6") is now fully funded and ready to go into production! 

Note: We will be producing a run of just 300 of these, and we already have a good number of backers who have added these to their pledge level. If you were waiting until the $50K milestone to place your order, NOW is the time to add one to your pledge to secure one! 

And if you were curious what a RED Cthulhu Plush looks like all decked out in our new Santa Suits... well, so were we! 

Red Cthulhu, Ready for Holiday Action!

New Stretch Goals Revealed!

With us passing the $50K barrier and more than two weeks left in this launch, we've decided to make the road towards the next few big milestones all the more sweeter!

As you can see, we have some cool things coming up, with some of the highlights being... 

  •  At $75K, we'll be able to bring back that RED C is for Cthulhu in Standard 12 in format, to go along with the new Baby Plush! 
  •  At $60K, we'll be able to offer a C is for Cthulhu Christmas Card Enhancing the Signature Edition Upgrade Package.
  •  And at $55K, we're going to do something that has been the most requested thing backers have been asking us to do for YEARS... we'll greenlight development on a new creature plush OTHER than Cthulhu... and best yet, we're going to let our backers help us choose which one! 

As you can see... the best is yet to come with this new launch, and we're soooooo glad you're all along for the ride! 

We're feeling the Lovecraft! Hope you are too! 

- The C is for Cthulhu Team

For the First Time Ever... NEW C is for Cthulhu Large Canvas Prints Available!
over 1 year ago – Thu, May 05, 2022 at 01:29:40 AM

We have something extra cool for you today that we're adding to the campaign! We've had a lot of requests for these in the past, but for the first time ever, we're making a limited number of LARGE CANVAS C IS FOR CTHULHU PRINTS AVAILABLE! 

 We're making 50 of each of these designs available as an add on to any pledge!
Design #1: Classic C is for Cthulhu - the image that started it all!

Design #2 - Christmas C is for Cthulhu - It can't get any more festive!

 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

These new limited edition canvas prints are now available as a stand alone pledge or as an add-on to any pledge level! 

And we have two more bits of good news...

We've been able to source a vendor for these prints who can ship worldwide for roughly the same cost, so we're able to offer FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE on these canvas prints!

Not only that, because these will ship to backers direct from the manufacturer, we won't need to wait for all the other products to be produced to ship them to you... we'll get these out the door to you a few months before the rest of your pledge rewards arrive! 

We're only doing 50 of each design, so if you'd like to add one or both to your pledge, please get your orders in ASAP! 

Also... Let Us Know What You Think! 

Are you a fan of canvas prints? 

Other style prints/ posters? 

Are there other images you'd love to see us offer? 

Sound off in the comments! 

- The C is for Cthulhu Team

It's Red... BABY RED! (And We've Made Them Available Now!)
over 1 year ago – Wed, May 04, 2022 at 08:39:29 PM

Well, the votes are in...

Earlier this week, we asked out backers to choose between us resurrecting our long sold out RED C is for Cthulhu Plush Toy in STANDARD 12 in size... or offering for the first time ever a NEW BABY RED in our adorable 6 in size.  

A tough decision, we know! 

However, decide we must, and we want to thank those of you who voted! We've tabulated all of the results... and the winning plush is...


It was closer than you might have thought, but the cute, easy to travel with size, the lower $20 price point and the fact that this is a never-before-offered plush were enough to make it the clear winner! 

As a bonus incentive for placing a vote, we promised to pick one backer at random to receive the winning plush complimentary from us... and that backer is:

Congrats Brittany! We'll be adding a new baby read to your order. No need for you to do anything else. But for our other backers who would love to add a new baby red as well, we have you covered:


Okay... so technically, we haven't hit the necessary $50K milestone to fund the new production run.  

But because there were SOOOO MANY OF YOU thrilled about the possibility of adding the new pledge to your order, we've decided to make it available RIGHT NOW as an add-on, which will help get us closer to that 50K Mark!

So you can add this on to any pledge level right now! 

Thanks again for your enthusiasm and support for this launch! We can't wait to add this new baby to the fam! 

- The C is for Cthulhu Team

P.S. Tyler from the C is for Cthulhu Team hopped on the C is for Cthulhu Facebook Page to thank the 700+ backers who have helped us get to this point and to talk a little more about the new launch! 

Click here to check out the stream!

New Retailer Pledge Levels Added! New Stretch Goal Unlocked!
over 1 year ago – Mon, May 02, 2022 at 10:03:10 PM

Hey there! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! It was another strong showing over here at the latest C is for Cthulhu Kickstarter Launch, with our campaign vaulting over the 700 backer milestone! And for those of you keeping track at home, yes, that unlocked another stretch goal!

As we've now vaulted past the $45K milestone, we're going to hook up all of our C is for Cthulhu backers with an audio download creator commentary, taking you behind the scenes on the creation of this new book, with the gents who made it happen, writer Jason Ciaramella and artist Joshua Janes! 


We've had a few requests come in from small book store retailers and librarians interested in getting copies of our books for their collections.  To that end, we've put up a couple of bulk rewards where they can get a bunch of our books at a retail friendly discount. 

Here's what's available:

So, if you happen to be a retailer, librarian, classroom teacher or know any who want a whole lot more Cthulhu in their life... we hope you'll help us spread the word! 

TOMORROW: We'll Announce Which RED Cthulhu Plush We're Bringing Back...and Pick a Winner! 

Thanks to everyone who got their votes in in time for the new Cthulhu Plush Unlock that's coming up at $50K!  

We'll announce the plush that's coming back... and also pick out a bonus winner TOMORROW, so stay tuned for that! 

- The C is for Cthulhu Team

P.S. We wanted to let you know about a cool project our friend Dax is running right now that you might be into! 

Forest Folks is a really great strip-style, Sunday Funnies crash headlong into Looney Tunes.  It features the madcap misadventures of a Fox & Elf... and if you have a little one at home like I do who can't get enough of colorful cartoon characters, you'll appreciate having two volumes of this book to dig into. 

Check it out on Kickstarter now! Just a few days left!

STANDARD or BABY RED CTHULHU? Which Plush Should We Offer at $50K?
over 1 year ago – Mon, May 02, 2022 at 02:21:45 AM

Okay, C is for Cthulhu backers, we need your help!

We've smashed through 2 stretch goals so far, and we're closing in on a big 200% funding milestone, which will give us the funding to either bring back our long sold-out RED C is for Cthulhu Plush in 12 inch size... or instead offer our RED Cthulhu in 6 in Baby Size for the first time. 

Which one should we add to this campaign? 

For the $50K Stretch goal, we'll add a RED Cthulhu Plush to this campaign... either in STANDARD 12" or BABY 6" size. But which one? Leave a comment on this post placing your vote for STANDARD RED or BABY RED!

You know... it was never originally our plan to release Cthulhu Plush toys in different colors. However, when artist Greg Murphy was working on the original C is for Cthulhu Book, he made the interesting decision to do a RED version of Cthulhu on the C page... mostly because every other Cthulhu on the internet was green. 

Red Cthulhu from the original C is for Cthulhu Board Book. Art by Greg Murphy.

When the first book was a success and we kept hearing from our fans that they wanted plush toys, we responded with another Kickstarter launch for an initial offering of GREEN Cthulhus... But our fans asked us for a RED Cthulhu as well, like the one featured in the book! 

So, once again, we have to credit the C is for Cthulhu family for the idea of the RED plush in the first place, and that was actually the very first plush toy we did a variant color for... alas, our 12 in Red has been sold out for at least 5 years, and that was the one color we were unable to bring back during our last big launch. 

But, since RED is one of the Christmas colors, we think it's only fitting to bring a RED Cthulhu back to life during this launch...

However, $50,000 in funding will provide the resources to greenlight production of either:

  • Standard Red C is for Cthulhu Plush (12 in.) at a $39 Add-On Price
  • Baby Red C is for Cthulhu Plush (6 in.) at a $39 Add-On Price

In the comments below, vote STANDARD or BABY!

We'd love your help deciding which version of the plush to create.  We know that some would say "Make 'em both!" and down the line, that might be possible... but because we have order minimums for any plush we create, it requires a large investment to add any new item to the campaign, and at this funding level, we can only pick one. 

So, we're going to defer to our audience and see which plush you'd most like to see!

And as a Special Incentive for Voting: We're going to pick one lucky backer from those who voted to receive whichever plush is the top vote getter for free when we hit $50K! But you need to place a vote to be in the running! 

We're going to make a decision on Monday Morning at 10AM EDT or once we hit $50K, whichever happens first, so if you want to help us make this decision and have a shot at getting one free, get your COMMENT vote in by then.

(Reminder, only backers can comment here on Kickstarter, so this will truly be a decision made by our top supporters!)

- The C is for Cthulhu Team

P.S. More good news! We've unlocked both the SPOT UV Book upgrade and a set of 8 Downloadable Holiday Cthulhu Coloring Pages!   And what's more, a Creator Commentary Audio Download will become available at $45K, which is less than $3K away!