Gods and Monsters of Tomorrow is a book of poetry, short stories and artwork by 21 Irish-based authors and artists.
The book was conceived by myself, Emma Rowe, and Elida Maiques, members of the Dublin based art collective the Tinderbox Network. We are well-experienced in self-publishing either as individuals or as a collective. Having worked, struggled and strived for a number of months on this project we have reached a point were we want this book to be published to a very high quality, doing justice to the work within. We would also see the project to be the building blocks of future high quality publications for the Tinderbox Network.
The project's theme started with the documentary "Into Eternity", which led us to Onkalo, Finland. Home to a nuclear repository that must remain sealed and hidden for 100,000 years.
We invited some of our favourite authors and artists to produce a piece in response to Onkalo. In their work we encounter fairy tales, science-fiction, apocalyptic futures, mutations, dreams and the madness of science. Their writing ranges from resonating poems to short stories to monologues. The visual pieces range from delicate pencil drawings, to comic/graphic narrative to digital art.The work of the contributing authors and artists is among the most interesting being produced in Ireland today.
Jane Burns, Deborah Coffey, Jessica Maybury, Clodagh O'Brien, Niall OConnor, Eithne Reynolds, Marcos Rubio, Gar Shanley, and Evelyn Walsh.
Artists: Philip Barrett, Katie Blackwood, Michael Cawley, Eoghan Carroll, Elida Maiques, Damien Martin, Steven Maybury, Esther Moliné, Denise Nestor, Jane O'Sullivan, Emma Rowe, ShelkyBean and Yellowhammer.
All the funds raised will go to printing the book to the high quality it deserves, to distribution and promotion efforts. Any proceeds from the book itself will be used to fund our next publishing project.
We are going to be printing with The Picture Works, who have extraordinary green credentials and who are going great lengths to ensure a handsome finish for a deeply beautiful book.