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Victorian-era magic and adventure, in the latest printed volume of the webcomic Widdershins!
Victorian-era magic and adventure, in the latest printed volume of the webcomic Widdershins!
Victorian-era magic and adventure, in the latest printed volume of the webcomic Widdershins!
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The spirits of emotion that power Widdershins, England's most magical town, have been overtaken by the dark forces of the Seven Deadly Sins. The only ones who can save the place from itself are daring bounty hunter Harriet Barber, her friends, and Jack O'Malley: the town's uncertain, untrained, and utterly unwilling new guardian. 

They may have everything they need to save the day, but when you're fighting monsters of your own making, your own worst enemy may be yourself...

Widdershins is a series of light-hearted Victorian-era adventure stories set in West Yorkshire, England. It's been running as a webcomic for nearly seven years, and you can read the whole comic online, for free, starting here! Volume seven wraps up a long-running arc, bringing many of the comic's main plots to a satisfying close as the casts from previous volumes finally come together to take on all seven deadly sins at once.

This project is to fund Widdershins Volume Seven: Curtain Call, which will be a full-colour, A5 landscape softcover, completing the Deadly Sins arc. This story is much longer than the others, around 234 pages in total, packed with resolutions for stories and characters from previous books. All of the art is already finished, I just need the money to send it to the printer!

If you're new to the series, or just have a few volumes missing from your Widdershins collection, there are several reward tiers that include any of the six previous books. Also, since it's nice to catch up, all tiers from Deluxe Digital upwards will include downloadable high-resolution digital copies of every volume so far!

Fancy the keyring, but missed out on the early bird tiers? Just add £5 to your pledge at any tier that includes a physical reward and I'll include a keyring with your order!

Can't see a tier that includes everything you'd like? Just message me and we'll arrange it!

All of the money raised will go towards printing the book, packaging it up and shipping it out! Any leftover funds will go directly into the comic, such as keeping previous volumes in print, or helping me to bring Widdershins to new conventions. 

Stretch goals:

We already met the goal for spot gloss on the cover! Hooray!

At £15k, I'll be able to reprint Widdershins Vol 4 and include spot gloss on the cover of that for the first time! This means folks getting the full set will get a full shiny version, which would be pretty neat, and the reprint would just help me immensely in general!

At £20k I'll add 4 pages of book-exclusive extras to Vol 7- A Tourist's Guide to Widdershins! This would be included in the PDF version.

Hello! I'm Kate Ashwin, I live in West Yorkshire, England, with my very understanding husband and two fat cats, and comics are what I do all day every day! I've been making webcomics for around 16 years, which is a silly amount of time to be doing anything, but here I am anyway. You can follow me on Twitter for any project updates, notifications of new webcomic pages, and pictures of aforementioned fat cats.

As ever, I'm so grateful to Kickstarter for giving me the chance to make this comic, as this story wouldn't have been possible without the funding received from previous projects. I hope I can continue to amuse folks with offbeat tales of wizards, friends, and finding strength in yourself.

Thanks for reading!

Music credit- Power Restored, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 

Risks and challenges

I've fulfilled 6 previous Kickstarter projects solo, and helped handle shipping for a further 3, so I am rather practiced at this by now, and I know my printer is top-notch and will deliver on time. My fulfilment process is also pretty polished, so I am confident of delivering as quickly as possible. If any problems do occur, I'll be sure to keep backers updated regularly.

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    Digital Tier

    A high-res downloadable PDF copy of Widdershins: Curtain Call!

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    Deluxe Digital Tier

    High-res downloadable PDF copies of all seven Widdershins volumes thus far, completing the Deadly Sins arc!

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    Volume Seven

    A print copy of Widdershins: Curtain Call!

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    • Print copy of book 7
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    EARLY BIRD Volume Seven!

    A print copy of Widdershins: Curtain Call- plus a free keyring!

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    • Print copy of book 7
    • Keyring
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    Sketched Edition

    A copy of Widdershins: Curtain Call, signed and sketched in by me!

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    • Print copy of book 7
    • Hand-drawn sketched and signed bookplate
    • All seven downloadable Widdershins PDFs
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    Two Books

    A copy of Widdershins: Curtain Call, and any one other volume of your choice!

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    • Print copy of a previous Widdershins volume
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    Three Books

    A copy of Widdershins: Curtain Call, and any two other volumes of your choice!

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    • Print copy of book 7
    • Print copy of a previous Widdershins volume
    • All seven downloadable Widdershins PDFs
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    Four Books

    A copy of Widdershins: Curtain Call, and any three other volumes of your choice!

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    • Print copy of book 7
    • Print copy of a previous Widdershins volume
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    Five Books

    A copy of Widdershins: Curtain Call, and any four other volumes of your choice!

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    • Print copy of book 7
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    • All seven downloadable Widdershins PDFs
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    Six Books

    A copy of Widdershins: Curtain Call, and any five other volumes of your choice!

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    • Print copy of book 7
    • Print copy of a previous Widdershins volume
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    Complete Set

    Print editions of all seven Widdershins volumes, completing the Deadly Sins arc!

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    • Print copies of all seven Widdershins books
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    EARLY BIRD Complete Set!

    Print editions of all seven Widdershins volumes, completing the Deadly Sins arc- plus a free keyring!

    Includes:
    • Print copies of all seven Widdershins books
    • All seven downloadable Widdershins PDFs
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    Deluxe Sketched Tier

    A copy of Widdershins: Curtain Call, signed and sketched in, a keyring, and a custom A5 ink portrait of any Widdershins character of your choice!

    Includes:
    • All seven downloadable Widdershins PDFs
    • Keyring
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