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Widdershins: Hangman's Knot

Victorian-era magic and adventure, in the latest printed volume of the webcomic Widdershins!

Widdershins: Hangman's Knot

Victorian-era magic and adventure, in the latest printed volume of the webcomic Widdershins!

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About

The first day of a job is never easy, but for apprentice hangman Vincent Knott, it couldn't be worse. 

Nervous, studious and sweet by nature, Vincent is desperate to avoid performing his first execution- even moreso after meeting the charming, foolish and condemned student wizard Will Sharpe, who is set to hang the following morning. But is Will guilty of the despicable magical crime he's been accused of, or is he a single unwitting thread in a terribly tangled truth?

Aided by his best friend, conspiracy theorist extraordinaire Eliza Swift, Vincent has just one night to unravel the mystery, before he and Will are due their deadly appointment on the gallows.

 Widdershins is a series of light-hearted Victorian-era adventure stories set in West Yorkshire, England.  An ongoing webcomic since 2011, it has been nominated for awards, praised for the writing and characterisation, and can be read online for free, starting right here! This volume, the eighth in the series, can easily be enjoyed without having read the prior stories- but since it's always more fun to catch up, every physical copy will come with downloadable high-resolution copies of all eight volumes! That's nearly 900 pages of comic! There's also a Multi Book tier if you missed out on a previous volume or two, or even buy all eight at once with the Complete Collection tier!

 All of the Widdershins books are full-colour, A5 landscape softcovers packed with magical adventures and enjoyable yarns about bounty hunters, accidental thiefkings, food-based time travel, and much more. Hangman's Knot is approximately 100 pages in length, with a little room for extras, if we get past our funding goal! All of the artwork for the comic is completed, so as with previous projects, there should be very little delay in getting it to the printers.

Multi Book Tier: We're going to try this one a little differently this year, in an attempt to simplify the reward tiers. If you've missed a few of the previous Widdershins books but don't require the complete collection, back the Multi Book tier, and use this helpful Multi Book Tier Calculator to work out exactly what your pledge should be, with shipping included. Adjust your pledge to the Grand Total which fits your shipping location, and when it comes time to ship the rewards, I'll send you a survey asking which particular books you want.

UK Multi Book/Complete Collection Tiers: If you're in the UK and you're ordering more than 6 books, your order may be split up over 2 parcels to reduce your postage costs. 

Can't see a tier that includes everything you'd like? Just message me, email at kate@kateashwin.com or tweet me at @katedrawscomics and we'll work it out!

All money raised will go directly to printing the book, delivery supplies, and postage. If we're lucky enough to make any extra funds, it'll go toward keeping the webcomic running- website hosting, reprints of older books, extra merch, travel for conventions, keeping the artist in food and tea, etc. which lets me keep updating Widdershins twice a week every week! 

We may end up doing some small stretch goals to improve the quality of the printed version and add extra pages, depending on how well the campaign goes.

 I'm Kate Ashwin, and I've been putting comics on the internet for nearly two decades now! I live in West Yorkshire, with two fat cats and a very understanding husband, and I'm lucky enough to be doing this whole internet comic thing for a full time job. You can follow me on Twitter for any project updates, notifications of new webcomic pages, and pictures of aforementioned fat cats.

Without the support of you fine folks via Kickstarter and Patreon, I wouldn't be able to do this mindbendingly cool thing for a living, so I am wildly appreciative, and hope to keep making fun and interesting comics for you all for many years to come.

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