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A coming of age story set in a world where magic caused the end of civilization.
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Glow is an ongoing comic series by Ray Chou and Vincenzo Ferriero with art by Anny Maulina and Dia Jia. 

The goal of this Kickstarter is to raise print funds for issue #2. Any additional funds will go directly towards the production of further issues of the series. 

Glow takes place in a world where magic catalyzed both industrial revolution and nuclear holocaust. Half a millennia ago, an ancient and powerful empire known as Nymera developed a means to channel and store magical energy into a sticky blue substance known as anima, storing them into massive Towers across the world.

 With the aid of the Towers, the Nymerans brought peace and paradise into the world. Until one day the Towers fell.

The story of Glow takes place two hundred years after that cataclysmic event, and follows the story of those who remain.

Issue One introduced us to Caszy and Koken, siblings scavengers of the Wastes with extraordinary abilities.

Issue Two continues the story as the witch Myra makes a compelling proposition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Variant Cover illustrated by Melissa Pagluica. Image links to her website.
Variant Cover illustrated by Melissa Pagluica. Image links to her website.

 

 

 

Magic in Glow is channeled through the language of ancient Nymera, the former masters of the world. In order to flesh out this cornerstone of the story, we've been collaborating with Colm Doyle, an Estonian linguist and enthusiastic conlanger.

Nymeran is used a number of ways in the comic, including sound effects. 

Each digital edition of Glow comes with a language guide that teaches you the secrets of ancient Nymeran. 

 

 

Ray Chou and Vincenzo Ferriero are the writers and creators of Glow. Together, they’re the founders of the creative imprint known as Mythopoeia. Glow is their second comic book series after the the dieselpunk airship adventure Skies of Fire. Ray is based in Los Angeles and Vince in London.

Anny Maulina is an artist from Indonesia and creator of the webcomic Raruurien. She also enjoys working on comic and art projects on her spare time. You can find her on Patreon and DeviantArt

Dia Ja was born in Iloilio City, Philippines and moved to California with her family. She graduated at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in 2014, and is currently attending ArtCenter College of Design for Illustration. Check out her tumblr.

Bryan Valenza is an artist based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He currently occupies his time coloring various projects, including Skies of Fire and Witchblade. @bryan_valenza

Born in Barcelona, Cristian Docolomansky Cerda (C.D.C.) is an inker and letterer based in Chile. He's worked with several publishers such as Alterna Comics, IDW, and Ariete Producciones. You can find him here.

From Ireland, Colm Ó Dúill is a verification specialist at TransferWise's office in Tallinn, Estonia, where he has lived since 2007. He holds an M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics and a B.Comm with French, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Linguistics. He is married with two children, and has been dabbling in creating constructed languages since 2005; Nymeran is his first developed constructed language.

Kendrick See is a full time concept artist and illustrator from Malaysia. He is currently working in the video game industry, and his job scope ranges from creating various idea development pieces, to breakdowns and 3D paintovers. He helped bring Shoddai to life with a map! http://sourshade.deviantart.com/

Giulia Frontoni is an Italian illustrator based in Rome with a focus on creature designs. She helped bring to life many of the beasts found in Glow, as well as the postcards and button pinups! http://nondev.deviantart.com/

Alexandur Bucur is an architect and illustrator with an interest in history and military hardware of all kinds. When not at his drawing table he can be found standing at attention in a swanky uniform for the benefit of the Military Traditions branch of the Romanian Army. He helped bring together many of the technological designs found in Glow. http://wingsofwrath.deviantart.com/

 

 

 

 

Official Glow T-Shirt design by Anny Maulina. Printed on Next Level Shirts and available in S-XL.
Official Glow T-Shirt design by Anny Maulina. Printed on Next Level Shirts and available in S-XL.

 

Character Buttons. Illustrations also used in Postcards.
Character Buttons. Illustrations also used in Postcards.

 

Buttons and Postcards
Buttons and Postcards

 

Tanvir Plushie. Approximately 5x8x3" inches.
Tanvir Plushie. Approximately 5x8x3" inches.

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

This is our sixth Kickstarter project, and as always the biggest risk is timely delivery. Last year we had a lot of issues regarding our manufacturers, and the lesson we took at the end of it all was that we need to be better.

For 2018, we want to ship our projects in as timely a manner as possible. We've set a deadline for this project of April and think we can wrap everything up by then. The only new manufacturing needed for this Kickstarter are the print copies for #2 as well as some runic pendants. Everything else is in stock and ready to go.

We'll do our best to improve our logistics, but are also committed to top quality customer support. If you ever have an issue, please let us know and we'll do our best to fix it. You can ask our previous backers - we do our best to make sure they're 100% satisfied.

At the end of the day, Mythopoeia is just Vince and Ray. We both have full time jobs outside of comics, but we're passionate about what we do and are committed to grow. We hope that comes across in the work.

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    DIGITAL #2

    For our existing fans who want to support the further production of Glow, a single digital copy of issue #2. Comes with inks and behind-the-scenes features not included in the pre-release.

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE

    Digital copies of Glow #1-2. Comes with digital deluxe bonus material detailing the creative process.

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    ISSUE #2 EARLY BIRD

    For our returning backers and existing fans, a single print copy of Glow #2. This tier will only be open for the first 72 hours, so make sure to get your copies early!

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    ISSUE #2 EARLY BIRD (CORRECTED)

    For our returning backers and existing fans, a single print copy of Glow #2. This tier will only be open for the first 72 hours, so make sure to get your copies early!

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    ISSUE #2 PRINT

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    PRINT BUNDLE EARLY BIRD

    Print copies of Glow #1-2 along with all digital rewards at a discounted price for our first 25 new backers.

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    PRINT BUNDLE

    Print copies of Glow #1-2 along with all digital rewards

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    VARIANT #2

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    T-SHIRT

    An official Glow t-shirt, along with all digital rewards. S-XL sizes available.

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    THE HARRIE HOLDEN

    For our returning fans who would like both print editions! Suggested by the wonderful Jessica Harrie Holden ;).

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    DELUXE BUNDLE

    Print copies of Glow #1-2, Language Guide, and a set of five 1.5" character buttons and five postcards featuring Caszy, Koken, Myra, Kelbourne, and Ruudy!

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    • Glow #2 (Digital)
    • Glow #1 (Print)
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    PRINTS + POSTER

    Copies of Glow #1-2, the Language Guide, plus your choice of poster print.

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    • Glow #2 (Digital)
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    EARLY BIRD RIDER

    Print copies of Glow #1-2, Language Guide, a set of five character buttons, a set of five postcards, plus a Tanvir Plushie! Early Bird available for the first 72 hours.

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    • Glow #1 (Digital)
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    VARIANT BUNDLE

    A variant copy of Glow #1 and Glow #2, along with all digital rewards.

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    THE RIDER

    Print copies of Glow #1-2, Language Guide, and a set of five character buttons, a set of five postcards, plus a Tanvir Plushie!

    Includes:
    • Glow #1 (Digital)
    • Glow #2 (Digital)
    • Digital Deluxe Bonus Material
    • Glow #1 (Print)
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    THE PPS

    Print copies of Glow #1-2, Language Guide, a poster of your choice, buttons and postcards, plus an official Glow T-Shirt.

    Includes:
    • Glow #1 (Digital)
    • Glow #2 (Digital)
    • Digital Deluxe Bonus Material
    • Glow #1 (Print)
    • Glow #2 (Print)
    • Buttons (Set of 5)
    • Postcards (Set of 5)
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    THE TRAVELER

    Print copies of Glow #1-2, Language Guide, set of buttons, postcards, poster of your choice, t-shirt, and Tanvir Plushie!

    Includes:
    • Glow #1 (Digital)
    • Glow #2 (Digital)
    • Digital Deluxe Bonus Material
    • Glow #1 (Print)
    • Glow #2 (Print)
    • Buttons (Set of 5)
    • Postcards (Set of 5)
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    THE SCAVENGER

    Print copies of Glow #1-2, Language Guide, set of buttons, postcards, both posters, t-shirt, Tanvir plushie, and engraved runic jewelry pendant.

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    • Glow #1 (Digital)
    • Glow #2 (Digital)
    • Digital Deluxe Bonus Material
    • Glow #1 (Print)
    • Glow #2 (Print)
    • Buttons (Set of 5)
    • Postcards (Set of 5)
    • T-Shirt
    • Tanvir Plushie
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    • Poster #2
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    THE HOARDER

    Print copies of Glow #1-2, Variant #2, Language Guide, a set of buttons, postcards, both posters, t-shirt, tanvir plushie, engraved runic jewelry pendant, and a wax seal inscribed on a copy of your choice.

    Includes:
    • Glow #1 (Digital)
    • Glow #2 (Digital)
    • Digital Deluxe Bonus Material
    • Glow #1 (Print)
    • Glow #2 (Print)
    • Buttons (Set of 5)
    • Postcards (Set of 5)
    • T-Shirt
    • Tanvir Plushie
    • Poster
    • Poster #2
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    • Wax Seal
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    THE CAMEO

    Get drawn into a future issue of Glow as a background character! Also comes with print copies of Glow #1-2

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    • Glow #2 (Digital)
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    THE RUNESMITH

    At this tier, we’ll translate your favorite name, stanza, or idiom into Nymeran, create custom calligraphic iconography, which you’ll be given a high resolution file,, custom stamp, and custom runic pendant. Also comes with print and digital copies.

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    • Glow #1 (Digital)
    • Glow #2 (Digital)
    • Digital Deluxe Bonus Material
    • Glow #1 (Print)
    • Glow #2 (Print)
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