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One hunter's journey leads him through the heart of an endless winter. A 32 page, full color comic issue!
116 backers pledged $2,164 to help bring this project to life.

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One hunter's journey leads him through the heart of an endless winter, where both monsters and his own past continue to haunt him onward.

The Winter Year is a series with deep fantasy roots, though alongside a great deal of mysticism, science-fiction, and monstrous creatures. So, it has something for everyone!

As this second issue begins, Garai finds himself within the ancient crumbling city of Neheh - where old friends and new rivals await.

One individual, the "King of Thieves", seems to know what the hunter needs in order to survive - but acquiring his help may cost Garai more than simply coin.

He has already claimed one of those responsible for a past tragedy, and now hopes to find the others - though, what secrets will Garai have to uncover to make his claim? 

Surely, the Old beasts that stalk these frozen lands won't make it easy.

This second issue will span 32 fully colored pages, printed on the best variety of paper, and be delivered SOON - the entire book is ALREADY DRAWN and fit for print, so there will be very little wait for you to receive your copy!   

My name is Lee Milewski and I've been self-publishing comics for the past five years. It's been a truly enjoyable and ever-evolving journey to share my stories with different readers across the globe.  

With the first Winter Year issue, I introduced this frozen world that I had been piecing together for a long while - it was an awesome experience to be able to begin Garai's story, but now I'm ready to share more!

 The Winter Year: Issue Two will be a continuation of my style of storytelling, furthering this family of hunters along their journey of loss, monsters, and ultimately, revenge.

In addition, a few of the titles that I've written and illustrated (which have also been Kickstarted by this amazing community!) are 1939: A Noir Graphic Novel, Focus Shift: An all ages sci-fi comic, and the Hunter's Lore graphic novel series.

This project is built from the ground up to be a several issues-long series, which 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 Winter year; in turn, I will be bringing to life an exciting and thoughtful story that you can read. My budget works like this: 

The best part is that this issue is completely DONE and ready to print!

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

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

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: 

Add-Ons are extra rewards that will be shipped alongside your original orders. For those who may want a COMMISSION from me, but not a lot of the other rewards, this is for you!

(Add the corresponding amount to your initial pledge and message me your option - also, Add-Ons can only be used starting at the $20 Reward tier) 

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Thank you SO MUCH for checking out the campaign to my new book, The Winter Year: Issue Two, and I sincerely thank everyone for their continued support - Let's make this comic a reality!!

-Lee

Risks and challenges

Considering the book is already fully drawn, is a sequel to an existing book, and fit for print, I don't see any real risks that could arise. I've also been working with my chosen printer for seven successful Kickstarters now, and they are fantastic, timely, and super easy to work with.

I'm ready to get this book in your hands!

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    THANK YOU LEVEL

    Every bit helps! Your name is listed within the "Thank You" section of the book, along with receiving a deluxe desktop WALLPAPER.

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    DIGITAL COPY LEVEL

    All previous rewards, PLUS a DIGITAL COPY of The Winter Year: Issue Two.

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    ISSUES ONE AND TWO - DIGITAL COPY LEVEL

    All previous rewards, PLUS:

    Includes:
    • A DIGITAL COPY of The Winter Year: Issue's 1 and 2
    • A DIGITAL COPY of BOTH Hunter's Lore Graphic Novels
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    PRINT COPY LEVEL

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    • A PRINTED COPY of The Winter Year: Issue 2
    • A DIGITAL COPY of my noir detective graphic novel, 1939
    • An exclusive BOOKMARK
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    ISSUES ONE AND TWO PRINTED LEVEL

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    POSTER LEVEL

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    RETAIL COPIES LEVEL

    Only coming with FOUR printed copies of The Winter Year: Issue 2, this reward is perfect for physical stores to stock this second issue. Or collectors with friends to share a copy with!

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    COMICS COLLECTION LEVEL

    All previous rewards, PLUS:

    - My ENTIRE DIGITAL COLLECTION of independent comics (Over 500+ pages of content):

    Includes:
    • Tangled Weeds: A Graphic Novel
    • The Somber Crown: Issue 1/2
    • Of The Dark: A Horror Graphic Novel
    • Descension Issue 1: Written by John Sims
    • Focus Shift: Issue 1
    • Hunter's Lore: A Graphic Novel
    • Hunter's Lore: The Heralds Ruin Graphic Novel
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    ISSUES 1 AND 2 - COMICS COLLECTION LEVEL

    All previous rewards, PLUS:

    - A PRINTED COPY of The Winter Year: Issues 1 and 2
    - My ENTIRE DIGITAL COLLECTION of independent comics (Over 500+ pages of content):

    Includes:
    • Tangled Weeds: A Graphic Novel
    • The Somber Crown: Issue 1/2
    • Of The Dark: A Horror Graphic Novel
    • Descension Issue 1: Written by John Sims
    • Focus Shift: Issue 1
    • Hunter's Lore: A Graphic Novel
    • Hunter's Lore: The Heralds Ruin Graphic Novel
    • 1939: A noir/detective Graphic Novel
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    CUSTOM COMMISSION LEVEL

    All previous rewards, PLUS a CUSTOM 11X17" COMMISSION of your choosing! Your favorite game/movie/book character, an original creation, or even a gift - the sky's the limit and I will draw it for you!

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    ISSUES 1 and 2 - CUSTOM COMMISSION LEVEL

    All previous rewards, PLUS a CUSTOM 11X17" COMMISSION of your choosing! Your favorite game/movie/book character, an original creation, or even a gift - the sky's the limit and I will draw it for you!

    In addition, you'll receive BOTH PRINTED COPIES of The Winter Year: Issues 1 and 2

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    You will become IMMORTALIZED within the pages of The Winter Year: Issue 3 - Your likeness and name will be used as a SIDE character within the book!

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    You will become IMMORTALIZED within the pages of The Winter Year: Issue 3 - Your likeness and name will be used as a MAIN character within the book, possibly appearing in issue 4!

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