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A hunter seeks bloody vengeance from the kingdom that betrayed him. The second installment in this action-packed comic series!
A hunter seeks bloody vengeance from the kingdom that betrayed him. The second installment in this action-packed comic series!
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Hi, my name is Lee Milewski and I write and illustrate The Somber Crown. It is a comic series that's heavily inspired by the classic fantasy works that we all know and love (in addition to old-school adventure gaming), and is a true love letter towards this adventure-genre; as every page showcases this with over-the-top fights and a rotating eccentric band of characters.

This story follows Fen, an unrivaled hunter and marksman. He is a gifted elf, though orphaned at an early age and drafted into the King's service, never to truly understand his past.

As distant memories flicker around his skull, and with the quickest sword in recent times, he quests forward, in hopes of one day reawakening his dormant culture.

With the first issue of The Somber Crown successfully funded by this amazing community, I managed to build a world that is equal parts exciting/wondrous for the reader to inhabit (and me to illustrate), along with starting our hero on his epic journey. 

For a more detailed look into this first issue, it's list of characters, and it's Kickstarter campaign, please click HERE.

This second installment will continue Fen's quest as he battles onward towards the King of Shadows, seeking a stolen relic, and unrelenting in his claim for bloody vengeance... It's also a lot of fun! 

Below is a preview for this second issue, along with the cover:

I managed to create a vibrant color-set for the first book, which will only gain depth and grow bolder for the second. I want these pages to come alive!

This issue will also be OVERSIZED, coming in at a whopping 40+ pages of story. 

Your generous contributions will provide me the time to remain focused on this grand tale exclusively for a few months time, allowing my best work to come forward and ensuring that the story I'm telling isn't sacrificed with hasty deadlines. Essentially, by pre-ordering this second installment, you're allowing me to properly make it. 

Additionally, I feel that creators should be accountable for their books - Kickstarter's directness with all of you allows me to answer questions about this story and the rewards that you may receive.

Backers of this campaign will get consistent work updates, page breakdowns, and general concepts as I come up with them. 

-Knowing that there may be those who are jumping into the series now, I've doubled most reward tiers to include a PHYSICAL COPY of The Somber Crown: Issue 1. Please choose the (x2) option to receive both-

 Anderson Cabral's artwork can be found HERE.

In addition to a DIGITAL COPY of my horror graphic novel, Tangled Weeds (75+ pages, full color).

I am planning for 2.5 months to finish this issue (much like the first), in which case Backers should start to receive their rewards come March/early April. Digital rewards will be sent out beforehand, approximately 2-3 weeks earlier.

Thank you so much for reading/watching my Kickstarter for The Somber Crown: Issue 2. With your support, I will further this worlds lore and  create the absolute BEST comic series that I can!

-Lee Milewski

(Musical credit within the video to Jahzzar - The Last Ones)

Risks and challenges

The Somber Crown is a passion project. I'm excited to get this issue, prints, and other rewards in your hands!

I have experience working on other comic projects, having three Graphic Novels, several individual issues, and the first Somber Crown under my belt.

In addition, I have had success with shipping out rewards and fulfilling them previously, so this should not be a problem. Thank you.

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    Everything within the Ink Sketch tier, plus a T-SHIRT fit to your size, and the VIGIL PRINT (5x7.5"). In addition, you get a DIGITAL COPY of my horror graphic novel TANGLED WEEDS (full color, 75+ pages of story).

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    ARTISTS PACKAGE

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    Everything within the T-Shirt tier, plus an ORIGINAL INKED PAGE from The Somber Crown: Issue 1 AND Issue 2 shipped to you (Artists choice of page, both 11x17", signed). Plus a PHYSICAL COPY of The Somber Crown: Issue 1 (Signed, 44 Pages of content, full color).

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    Everything within the Adventurer Package tier, plus a extra-large COMMISSION OF YOUR CHOICE (11x17", ink on Bristol with gray toning). Choose your favorite video-game character, film scene, or original design - And I'll illustrate it!

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