*CliveBarker starts us off with the Prologue for Odyssey II and selects the submissions for the final books. The ultimate creative challenge to produce the ultimate deviantART book.
Clive Barker, an "artist first" bestselling author of 20+ books, including the New York Times bestsellers Abarat; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War; Abarat: Absolute Midnight and The Thief of Always, the creative force behind horror films - Hellraiser, Candyman and Nightbreed and the producer of acclaimed Academy Award winning drama Gods and Monsters has requested your collaborative participation in bringing to life one of his otherworldly narrative creations. He will write the opening Prologue to kick things off and he will be the final judge on all the chapter submissions and illustrations.
Last year, Odyssey Into 2012 turned out to be as inspirational as it was aspirational, in the end as auspicious as it was originally audacious. We took a chance and we learned a lot from you - all who took the time and stayed up late trying to be "creative on a deadline." You should be somehow rewarded. We think we've just the thing to seduce you back for participation in Odyssey II.
Who better than the Hellraiser himself, author of some of the most imaginative literature ever recorded in the English language and a truly accomplished painter, Clive Barker to act as the spectral hand guiding the writers, illustrators and animators of our new Odyssey II to its most mind-blowing end.
Clive has already authored the five paragraphs of the Prologue. Up to this point only $techgnotic, $marioluevanos and a trusted few of their associates have read the intriguing passages. We are now experiencing sleep disturbances and momentary visual and auditory hallucinations. It may be coincidental, but... Let's just say Clive has provided us with the perfect beginning of the most horrible nightmare, or the most revelatory ode to joy and happiness, ever - one that could go in so many possible directions, too many to imagine. But then, that's your job now.