At its heart Verse is a story about confronting your fears and finding a sense of belonging in a perilous world.
The first arc of Verse begins with Fife, an unassuming kid who just wants to apprentice as a sword-smith. His plans are quickly thrown into disarray when a girl, Neitya, seems to appear out of nowhere. This is odd because people haven't been able to use true Magic in centuries. Stranger yet, she sports a set of horns and no memory, which might be a problem.
You see, the world of Verse is plagued by Vel, creatures that can somehow tap into forgotten Magic. The Vel sometimes have horns and other anomalies, and they are dangerous. Going against his better judgment, Fife decides to travel with Neitya and the two find themselves caught up with deserters to the crown, cultists, and the ever pressing question of who Neitya really is.
I've been working on Verse for the past 2 years, but the story has been around for even longer than that. It was something I'd think about at my old job, and when I finally left it to make art and comics fulltime, I took that opportunity to dive into Verse. This story is really special to me, and if you're a new reader, I hope you enjoy it. If you've been following the comic from the beginning, then you'll really appreciate seeing it in print!
What's Being Made
The Book (PINE Reward Tier)
Verse: Book 1 includes the first 4 chapters of the webcomic Verse (which can be read online). Along with the first 4 chapters, the book will also includes bonus world-building content, updated dialogue, and updated artwork. It's edited by the talented Allison O'Toole (Wayward Sisters, Called into Being).
Verse has always been drawn with the intention of print so I'm really excited to bring it to life! The book will be 6x9 inches, 176 pages long, and printed in full-colour.
The Book + Postcard Set (CEDAR Reward Tier)
If you back at the Cedar reward tier, you will get the book and a lovely set of four 5x7 inch postcards!
I've previously shown two tarot-inspired artworks of Ophelia and Azar and will be revealing two more cards for Fife and Neitya as the Kickstarter is running. I will be printing the postcards on a sturdy, soft to the touch paper.
The stretch goal has been met! See below for updates on the Pine and Cedar reward tiers.
All backers who pledged at the "PINE - Softcover Book" tier will receive 1 random postcard.
All backers who pledged at the "CEDAR - Softcover Book + Postcard Set" tier will receive an additional postcard (making it 5 in total!).
Thank you for so much for your trust and support!
This Kickstarter is done in partnership with Hiveworks Comics, a creator-owned publishing house and studio that supports hundreds of webcomics. They will be helping with printing and fulfillment!
Risks and challenges
The comic is already complete and edited. I've kept this Kickstarter light on physical rewards and have given myself a generous amount of time for fulfillment. This Kickstarter is also being done in partnership with Hiveworks Comics who will be helping with printing and fulfillment.
I plan on having weekly updates for backers after funding and will keep everyone in the loop should there be any delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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