Six Gun Mage is a fantasy/steampunk story of a "Gun Mage" in a world ravaged by a war & by the conflict between magic and technology.
THE STORY -
The project is a comic entitled “Six Gun Mage”. A “six gun” is a slang term for a revolver used primarily in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The term mage, while generally self explanatory, is generally taken to mean a wizard or user of magic of some sort.
The story of the comic revolves around the main character, “Kylie”. Kylie is a cadet at a prestigious academy in a steampunk world. The acedemy’s purpose is to raise and train “gun mages” as a sort of special forces for the ruling government which has consisted of a council of mages since the last great war. In the first chapter, Kylie is, for reasons unknown to the reader, travelling away from the academy with the prototype of an advanced weapon designed to empower the gun mages. Her first stop is the metropolis of “boiling springs”, a primarily steam powered city built atop a an anomalous region of hot springs amid a largely desert environment.
In Boiling Springs, Kylie becomes involved with a feud between rival mercenaries destined to become her companions as the series continues. We also discover the motive behind her journey and the direction her life will take in the of the series.
Other Character Designs:
WHAT THE MONEY IS FOR-
The total cost of production, creation of the book and other rewards (including mailing) will be covered in the amount $18,000. To inspire your awesome generosity, we have a lot of different donation incentives on the sidebar! Some from the new comic, and some from the beloved "Misfile". You could get Kickstarter-exclusive "Misfile Devil Ash Figures!", original artwork by creator Chris Hazelton and other one of a kind items from both comics. You could even acquire some real concept art from the start of the project from “Six Gun Mage”.
If we pass the $30,000 mark - We will have stickers created and sent to everyone who has a book or poster sent to them. Just added in 01/15/2013 - If we reach the goal of $30,000 we will add in misfile book 12 or if you are new to misfile, book 1, your pick for any backer of $40 or more. :)
If we pass the $50,000 mark- We will look into having key chains made for everyone as well.
If we pass the $75,000 mark - we will come up with some kind of plushie for everyone and update as needed.
If we pass the $100,000 mark -?????? Can you all do it?
With some luck, time and your help hopefully "Six Gun Mage" will be as successful if not more than "Misfile".
THE INCENTIVES -
Add in some awesome new pictures of the figure 1st round of being created (added to the bottom)! Check them out! Now you want a cool Devil Ash!
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The challenge is to raise funds to produce the actual content, the supporting site and all the merchandise needed to make the project into a true professional endeavor. As the project must be able to stand alone as a full time job, the challenge is no small feat, but I have accomplished it using the same team once before with the comic “Misfile”.
Is around 6 inches high.
It will be around 120 pages, and if the book is a success books 2,3,4 etc will be posted online as an on line comic in the fashion misfile is posted.
We are looking at the size of 18x24.
pledged of $18,000 goal
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Jan 13, 2013 - Feb 12, 2013 (30 days)
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Local - A PDF of the 1st Book before general release to the public.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
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Hired Gun -A PDF and Printed Signed version of the 1st Book before general release to the public.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
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Professional - Everything a Hired Gun receives (PDF, and Signed Book) plus a Signed Color Poster (poster image seen to the left).Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
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Bounty Hunter - Everything a Professional receives (PDF, Signed Book, Signed Color Poster) plus a Six Gun Mage limited KickStarter lapel pin set of 3 (pin images seen to the left).Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
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Soldier - A PDF of the 1st Book before general release to the public along with a special Misfile Devil Ash Figurine (figure image seen to the left).Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $30 to ship outside the US
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Designated - Everything a Professional (PDF, Signed Book, and Signed Poster) receives along with a special Misfile Devil Ash Figurine (figure image seen to the left).Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $30 to ship outside the US
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Marksman - Everything a Bounty Hunter (PDF, Signed Book, Signed Color Poster, and Pin Set) receives along with a special Misfile Devil Ash Figurine (figure image seen to the left).Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $30 to ship outside the US
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Sniper - Everything a Marksman (PDF, Signed Book, Signed Color Poster, Pin Set, and Devil Ash Figurine) receives along with your pick of any three Misfile books in print signed.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $30 to ship outside the US
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Master - Everything a Sniper (PDF, Signed Book, Signed Color Poster, Pin Set, Devil Ash Figurine, and 3 Signed Misfile Books) receives along with a Character Commission (one character), 10 Misfile Lapel Pins, and 2 Misfile Plushies.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $30 to ship outside the US
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Gun Mage - Everything a Designated (PDF, Signed Book, Signed Poster, and Devil Ash Figurine) receives along with the Original Drawn Poster, copy of 3 Original Six Gun Mage Character Designs (you pick from shown), your pick of any 5 Misfile Books in print Signed, 2 Misfile Plushies, and 10 Misfile Lapel Pins and the Six Gun Mage kick starter lapel pin set.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
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Angel of Vengeance - Everything a Professional (PDF, Signed Book, and Signed Poster) receives along with Special Devil Ash Figure 1 of the 500 made, Books 1-10 of Misfile in print Signed, 2 Misfile Plushies,10 Misfile Lapel Pins and the Six Gun Mage KickStarter Lapel Pin Set.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013