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The 3rd volume of the thrilling action/adventure manga based in a world of witches, adding new twists and a unique style to the genre!
The 3rd volume of the thrilling action/adventure manga based in a world of witches, adding new twists and a unique style to the genre!
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The first volume of Orange Crows was printed through TOKYOPOP. After some time had passed, I was able to gain the rights to continue the series myself, and I proudly self published volume 2 of Orange Crows with the help of amazing fans on Kickstarter!  

I did all of the writing, drawing, lettering, inking, and coloring for the 216 page Orange Crows volume 2 and I aim to do the same with book 3! However, doing the job of 5 people on my own takes countless hours. With your help, I will be able to take the time to afford to finish the book and have enough copies for fans and newcomers alike to enjoy the series!  

This Kickstarter is to help finish the creating and printing of volume 3, as well as cover the cost of creating and shipping all of the great rewards out to the amazing backers!      

Orange Crows is an action adventure set in the world of witches and warlocks! The witches can, of course, use magic, but the warlocks have no magical abilities at all! Instead they use powerful weapons called Crafts to fight and survive.  

Volume 1 introduced the characters and main story and volume 2 expanded greatly on the world and lore. With Volume 3 I'm going all out, delving deep into each witch and warlock and showcasing their unique, awe-inspiring magic, and also showcasing epic action scenes and explaining more about the mysterious Crafts that the warlocks wield!

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 You can read volume 1 online for free on my main webpage HERE

For those new to Orange Crows, here is a brief introduction to the main cast:  

Cierra Pensblood  

Cierra is now a broken-shell of her former self after being exiled for her crimes. However even as a broken- shell, she is still a force to be reckoned with. Her experience in the Wilderness have served to sharpen her body, and her new found abilities have molded her into a natural force of destruction. However her past still drags her down. And the scars of the past run deep.  

Natalie Batsgrave  

Strict, confident, elegant, relentless. This is the leader of the Special Witch and Warlock Squadron (S.W.S. Squadron for short) known as the One Winged Grave. Once a sweet and caring girl, the accident changed her world, and she changed with it. She now faces it head on with an ice cold glare and an unbending will.  

Jackal Wraithsclaw  

Jack is second in command of the S.W.S. known as the Orange Crows. He is a top-class fighter; making his life is a breeze. And this chain smoking warlock is always looking for a challenge to spice things up. However, if his challenge is something that is not fighting related, then he turns into the laziest warlock you'll ever encounter. Fighting is his life. He fights on in order to be strong enough to discover the truth of what happened to the original Orange Crows on that dark, dreadful night.  

Sparticus Doomstone  

Probably the most level headed in the Orange Crows, but also the most unfortunate. Even when he tries his hardest his bad luck abounds. Rumors are that it's a curse, others think he was born under an unlucky star, but Sparty knows the truth...it's just his lot in life. Despite this, he pushes forward constantly butting heads with both his enemies and his bad luck. Luck aside, he is an amazingly strong fighter, and some say his mighty legs can break mountains.  

Bianka Raventail  

This little bundle of energy and raw power is the self proclaimed “Cat Queen Bianka.” With her army of talking cats in tow, she plows forward on her conquest to take over the world. When her secret weapon is complete, no witch or warlock will be able to stand against her will! When she's not partaking in her part time job of world domination, she serves as a member of the Orange Crows, and is a great asset to their collective power.  

And here is a brief synopsis of the stories from Volume 1 and 2:  

Five years ago, a young witch named Cierra broke the one unforgivable law in the witch society: She attempted to create her own magic, and her unlawful tampering burned down a research room, injuring herself and her best friend, Natalie.

 As punishment, the young with was exiled to the Wilderness, a barren wasteland crawling with witch-devouring Fairies and the bloodthirsty Forsaken. 

 After surviving for 5 ruthless years, her exile has now ended and she has been ushered back into civilization, only to find that the world around her has changed dramatically. Will Cierra be able to adjust back to the society that abandoned her? If her freakish new ability that links her to the terrifying Fairies is discovered, she may not be lt off with a mere exile this time... 

 

 Weeks have passed since the catastrophe on the airship and the disappearance of Cierra Pensblood. However, the Orange Crows have had no time to ponder her whereabouts. They have been charged by the benevolent Queen Witch to aid in the protection of an experimental new brew that may give witch-kin a decisive edge in the war against the voracious horrors known as the Fairies. 

 As leader of the Orange Crows, Natalie Batsgrave is torn between duty and personal desire. Is it worth risking the security of the brew that could save thousands, in exchange for a slim chance finding Cierra...a mere Forsaken? 

 

 

 

  •  First and foremost, the main goal is to print a small print run of Orange Crows volume 3, and increase the amount of copies depending on the pledges we receive. This way, there will be enough supply to have copies of this 190 page manga for all of the existing fans and newcomers alike!
  • To cover the finishing of volume 3 and cover the shipping/creation of kickstarter rewards.

            

                 STRETCH GOALS!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

I've had experience both publishing and working with a major publisher, TOKYOPOP, and I have now self published a full manga volume on my own.

Though there was a lot to learn when self publishing volume 2, I have overcome the challenges and learned how to more quickly and efficiently create a graphic novel.

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    -MAKE A CAMEO APPEARANCE IN THE BOOK AS QUEEN BIANKA'S ASSISTANT!
    At the end of each chapter, the illustrious Cat Queen Bianka tells us more about the world of Orange Crows. Work with me to customize your own witch or warlock who will join the Queen in her explanations!

    You will receive an 11x17 print out of your appearance and a high res digital copy as well!

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    Make a brief appearance in the story as YOUR custom witch or warlock and interact with a character of your choice! (I'll be working personally with you to make sure the interaction fits the story that is happening).

    Receive a signed 11x17 poster of your character and your favorite Orange Crows character, along with a digital high rest copy!

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    -Get 5 personal manga creating and drawing tutorial sessions from me over Skype or Google Hangout (or whatever other service is available) for you and up to 2 other people. Each session is 2 hours minimum (or we can do multiple 1 hour sessions)

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