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Hello! Welcome to our (infrequent) Studio Kirkland newsletter.
Who are you again?
We are Matt & Erika; Studio Kirkland is our little house brand that covers the different creative projects our family tackles. Matt runs Dracula Daily, which is how you probably got to this email list. On the other hand, you might have seen the short story by Robin Sloan we published with a musical cover.
OK, book news!
Did you know we’re making a book for Dracula Daily? It’s real, folks. Published officially on September 19, 2023, you’ll be able to get the full Dracula Daily email experience… on paper.
This is a mockup of the real cover, but the book is coming along and already at the printers. It’s big and beautiful. 8”x10”, more than 300 pages, and it’s got:
the full text of Dracula arranged by date, so you can read along with the calendar
each days’ email subject lines
a nice sweet ribbon bookmark
some other nice book things: shiny foil embossed cover, full color pages, custom endpapers
more kukri knives than is strictly necessary
and the best part: a sampling of favorite memes, jokes, text responses, and artwork, that you generated during last year’s run of Dracula Daily. Thanks to the hundreds of you who gave permission to be included!
I’ve already started thinking of this as both a memento of the incredible 2022 response to Dracula, and a way that I can help others get a taste of that experience (without a time machine and a Tumblr account).
It’s available for preorder now!
You can preorder it now, and to celebrate I made some merch to give away. This isn’t a kickstarter or anything - the book is basically done and at the printers now. The merch is just a thank you to anyone who preorders it. Here are some details at the draculadaily.com site, but in short:
everybody gets a bookplate sticker
the first 500 people get a bookmark
and the first 200 people get a motel keychain from Castle Dracula
OK, that’s it - your early glance at the new Dracula Daily book. We’ll have more news coming over the summer.
Our NEXT project
We’re not announcing our next project just yet, but I’m so excited. It’s a physical installation out in the real world, and we’re currently finalizing our real-world partners for this. We’ll keep you posted in later (infrequent) newsletters.
That’s it! Thanks -
Matt @ Studio Kirkland