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An adventurous science fiction comic that follows a young pilot, K, as she journeys through a forgotten land to prove her worth.
An adventurous science fiction comic that follows a young pilot, K, as she journeys through a forgotten land to prove her worth.
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Focus Shift is a brand new science fiction/adventure comic which follows a young girl, K, who is a newly enlisted delivery pilot. 

 K is hellbent on proving her worth to the old guard, a group of scholars who watch over one of the last bastions of civil society, Melody Point.

When the offer to explore a giant ruin in search of potential resources is extended, she jumps at the chance. This is where her story begins, in the first half of a two volume series.

 Focus Shift is aimed towards all forms of readers, young and old, and for those who seek more adventure in their comics. I will be using a bright and vibrant color palette, which will give the pages a truly unique and exciting readability.

 My name is Lee Milewski and I've been creating my own stories for the past few years. It's been incredible to witness the evolution of the independent comic community in that time, and because of this, I've been able to successfully Kickstart three series in the past. 

Some of the titles that I've written and illustrated are Tangled Weeds: A three issue horror comic, The Somber Crown: A two issue fantasy-adventure comic, and Hunter's Lore: A high-fantasy graphic novel.

My aim with Focus Shift is to bring my passion for storytelling to the next level, which is why I've decided on the longer-form, over-sized issue format.

A main influence within my recent work would be Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and Spirited Away, which utilizes an amazing sense of wonder and world building, along with a truly legendary cast of characters. My hope is to maintain this same conscious effort within the pages, artwork, and general content of this book.

 This project was always intended to be an over-sized issue, and at 60 pages, can become a timely and costly endeavor. I am reaching out to the Kickstarter community in the hopes of being able to devote my time, concentration, and creative energy on the artwork that still needs to be completed; in turn, I will be bringing to life an exciting and thoughtful story that you can read.

The funding for this project will go towards:

 The printed books promise to have an excellent quality to them when read. Their specs will be:

  • 6.5x10"
  • Premium Quality Paper
  • Saddle-stitched 
  • 60 Full Colored Pages
  • Matte Laminated Covers
 

Because I absolutely love Hardcover copies of my favorite comics, I'm also offering this option for Focus Shift! These will be the same length as their Softcover counterparts, but have a firmer build and all of the benefits that a Hardcover should offer.

Of course, there will be awesome incentives for your incredible support. Please keep in mind that all reward levels are stacked, so the higher you choose, the more rewards you will get. Below are a few of the pledge options available to backers:

(Artwork from Hunter's Lore)
(Artwork from Hunter's Lore)
(70+ Page Graphic Novel and 40+ Page Issues)
(70+ Page Graphic Novel and 40+ Page Issues)
(Cover measures 11x17")
(Cover measures 11x17")

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Thank you so much for taking the time to browse this project and for making Focus Shift the BEST comic project that it can be.

Only with YOUR help can this book become a reality!

-Lee

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Risks and challenges

I have Kickstarted several comic projects in the past, all of which were delivered on time and presented no issues. Because I've set up a reliable printer that I've used in the past, have a very steady cartooning schedule daily, and am handling all of the artwork myself, I see no problem which could arise.

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    DIGITAL LEVEL

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    PHYSICAL COPY LEVEL

    All previous rewards, plus a PHYSICAL COPY of Focus Shift (60 Colored Pages, Signed).

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    A GRAPHIC NOVEL LEVEL

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    COMICS COLLECTION LEVEL

    All previous rewards, plus my personal COLLECTION of DIGITAL COMICS (Somber Crown 1 & 2, Tangled Weeds: A Graphic Novel).

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    HARDCOVER COPY LEVEL

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    ORIGINAL PAGE ART LEVEL

    All previous rewards (Softcover version of book), plus an ORIGINAL INKED PAGE from Focus Shift (11x17").

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    TWO PAGES LEVEL

    All previous rewards (Softcover version of book), plus TWO ORIGINAL INKED PAGES from Focus Shift (11x17").

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    IMMORTALITY LEVEL

    Become IMMORTALIZED within the book itself! You (or a loved one) will receive a full page portrait within Focus Shift with your choice of sci-fi attire; You could be mentioned IN THE STORY and you will acquire a high quality PRINT of your portrait.

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    COVER ART LEVEL

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    BECOME A MEMBER OF THE OLD GUARD

    All previous rewards, plus YOUR LIKENESS will become a HIGH-RANKING character WITHIN THE BOOK; There are three OLD GUARDS in the City, who are ultimately the judges of this world. You will be one of them!

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    BECOME A MAIN CHARACTER LEVEL

    YOUR LIKENESS + LAST NAME will be used as a MAIN character WITHIN THE BOOK; You will have several scenes with our hero throughout the story and it's guaranteed to be a memorable role in Focs Shift! Also, you are promised a role within the second volume of this series.

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