Glow is an ongoing comic series by Ray Chou and Vincenzo Ferriero with art by Anny Maulina and Dia Jia.
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.
While Issue Three explores the ramifications of the misunderstanding between Caszy and Myra.
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.
Dia Jamandron was born in Iloilio City, Philippines and moved to California with her family. She currently works for Wild Canary Animation . Check her out on instagram!
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.
Hammond Liang is a self taught illustrator who often goes by the name of "Hammling." Growing up in a tiny apartment in Chinatown NY, he always had a fascination in all things art. From martial arts to dance to illustration, he combines all of his experiences to bring motion and life to his artwork. You can find him on Art Station and Instagram.
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! crocodev
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/
The budget for this Kickstarter is extremely straightforward, with most of the funds going into printing our physical issues and reward fulfillment.
Add-Ons can be purchased during the time of our post campaign surveys via our fulfillment partners at BackerKit. If you'd like to purchase your add-ons during the campaign, please add the following to your pledge amount (S&H included):
Digital Posters - $15
Digital Art Prints - $20
Individual Issues - $15
Language Guide - $10
Variant #3 - $20
Set of Buttons - $10
Set of Postcards - $10
T-Shirt - $25
Tanvir Plushie - $25
Art Print - $25
Poster - $30
Risks and challenges
This is our 9th campaign and we like to think we've gotten pretty good at this! The biggest risk is timely fulfillment. We always strive to fulfill our campaigns as soon as possible, but sometimes manufacturing and production issues can delay certain orders or products, holding the entire process up. This campaign all of the items have been designed and we're sourcing our manufacturing partners locally to speed up turnaround and hopefully have everything to you by the end of August. Last campaign we promised a timely turnaround and fulfilled all of the orders within 60 days of the close of the campaign. This campaign we aim to do the same.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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