The wound of losing Hannibal still feels all too fresh, like a paring knife slowly peeling back our flesh to reveal the soft, juicy insides of our grief. But others are clearly mourning much more intensely. If you head over to Kickstarter, you’ll find you can soon purchase the book RAW: A Hannibal/Will Fanthology, which is exactly what it sounds like, and will remind you that no matter how much you like something, other people out there like it way more.
The Kickstarter page describes the book as “an anthology tribute to the relationship between Will Graham & Hannibal Lecter, featuring over 200 pages of art, comics, and fiction.” From around 150 submissions, book editor and project organizer Aimee Fleck and co-editor Tea Fougner selected 50 writers and artists to contribute the art, bound in a matte laminated cover. Fleck has some experience with this kind of thing, having already shepherded a Captain American/Bucky Barnes slash art book called BROOKLYN through a similar process. If you’d like to get involved, you can still donate, even though Fleck has already raised more than $40,000 on a $16,000 goal. (Don’t worry, it’s a non-profit project, so that money goes toward the book and rewards for donations. That’s a lot of extra dough, though, so who knows what else they could do?)