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R:ILPERSONA Volume 1: The Etheric Mastery Edition- a 3rd anniversary collected edition of the weekly sci-fi fantasy webcomic series
R:ILPERSONA Volume 1: The Etheric Mastery Edition- a 3rd anniversary collected edition of the weekly sci-fi fantasy webcomic series
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R:ILPERSONA is the sci-fi fantasy action comic series that is published in weekly episode installments every Wednesday on ilpersona.com, now in its 3rd year of serialization! 

In celebration of the series’ 3rd anniversary, we are releasing a special exclusive trade paperback edition of the series’ 1st collected volume, titled R:ILPERSONA Volume 1: The Etheric Mastery Edition! It will feature all new NEVER BEFORE SEEN story content and more!

R:ILPERSONA takes place in a post-apocalyptic world 693 years after the world as we know it was destroyed in an event known as “The Apex Cataclysm”. Since that time, the world has become a place where technology and black magic have combined, and the planet is in a state of all-out war between two opposing factions, The Holy Starlight Supremacy and The People’s United Republic of Sol.

The story is centered around the character of Rade, a teenage assassin that wields the power of a black magic force that exists within the universe known as “The Ether”, who awakens mysteriously with amnesia while in the midst of a deadly mission:

With his memories erased, Rade must rely on sheer instinct to survive, as multiple enemies lie in wait to kill him!

 Luckily for him though, at times like this, he’s never alone…

With his deadly partner Strykes alongside him, Rade’s mission and battle to regain his memories are the start of a series of events that will set the war of the Post Cataclysmic World towards an earth shattering conclusion!

R:ILPERSONA Volume 1: The Etheric Mastery Edition will contain not only R:ILPERSONA Chapters 1 & 2, but it will also include Chapter 3 and all new story content, such as:

A full color opening Prologue Chapter: “A Prologue to the Righteous Death of The Universe”, and also:

An all-new side story chapter, “The Dominion of The Strong”, which takes place before the events of R:ILPERSONA Chapter 1! Along with an extended full color epilogue chapter, the 136 page trade paperback will contain behind the scenes content, character profiles, and more! This trade paperback is the perfect jumping on point for new readers of the series, and for long time readers of the webcomic version it contains all new story content that will not be available anywhere else!

See what people have said about the series!

"It's pretty unforgettable!" Pipedream Comics Review

"The writing in this book is great, mixing good storytelling with awesome humor; it feels like FLCL and Paranoia Agent with sprinklings of Samurai Champloo. " Fanbase Press Review

"It reminds me of playing an RPG video game" Fanboys Inc Review  

"R:ILPERSONA is really run to read, particularly if you like following stories which are fast paced." Crimzee.com Review  

 At the $5 Tier, you can get the hi res digital PDF version of the book!

At the $10 Tier, you can receive not only the digital version of the book, but also:

KNIGHT: The Wandering Stars: "The Zero Chapter", the first exciting installment of an all new graphic novel series aimed at young adult age readers! To see a preview, check out the series' website at knightws.com! Oh, and KNIGHT: The Wandering Stars takes place in the same universe as R:ILPERSONA, but during a different time period (and its more friendlier towards younger readers). 

One Comic To Rule Them All: The awesome anthology created and published by the Comic Book Hour Community, which also features an exclusive KNIGHT: The Wandering Stars story!

At the $20 Dollar tier, you can receive the print trade paperback as well as the other previous rewards!

At the $25 dollar tier, you'll receive along with everything else in the previous tiers, a sticker collection featuring chibi style versions of R:ILPERSONA characters, illustrated courtesy of Mharz (mharz.com)!

At the $30 tier, you'll receive along with everything else in previous tiers, a digital copy of R:ILPERSONA: The 1st Soundtrack, a collection of all original background music instrumentals that are used in the video episodes of R:ILPERSONA on our YouTube Channel, R:ILPERSONA TV:

 The soundtrack collection features over one hour of music!

At the $50 tier, along with previous tier rewards, you'll receive two 8.5 x 11 inch art prints featuring the cast of R:ILPERSONA!

As a bonus, in another $50 tier (limited to 15 backers), you can receive the trade paperback with the original cover to R:ILPERSONA Volume 1, along with the digital comics, stickers, soundtrack, and art prints! 

The main expenditures in making this book happen are the printing costs, cost of shipments for physical rewards and the kickstarter fees. The project is already completed, so once it’s funded it will go right to the printers!

The Starlight City Project: Writer & Series Creator

JM Valenzuela for Skill3 Studio: Artist for Chapters 1-3, Prologue and Epilogue  

Melvin Calingo for Skill3 Studio: Artist for Side Story Chapter: “The Dominion of The Strong” and the book’s cover art.  

Ludwig Sacramento for Skill3 Studio: Lettering and Colors  

Vocapanda for Skill3 Studio: Lettering and Colors

Risks and challenges

The book is already complete, so there are no risks outside of not being funded. Once the project is funded the book files will be sent to the printer that very same day and once the books and other physical rewards arrive they’ll start being shipped out.

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