Revilo is a fantasy world that I created to inspire my son to explore his creativity and imagination. I tell stories of the creatures through my sculptures, many of which were his original idea.
I named the world Revilo because it is Wyatt's middle name backwards, and Ttayw just didn't have a nice ring to it. As a kid I constantly found myself drifting from reality by immersing myself in someone else's world. The settings felt like a realm that I could explore when I didn't feel like I fit in with other kids. By creating Revilo, I wanted to build a place where the creatures would know Wyatt as a champion of their world, and where he would always be protected.
I have sculpted over 50 different species that inhabit the 12 major regions of Revilo. Each has a backstory to explain how they all intertwine within the world.
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PLEDGE LEVEL DETAILS
Coins of Revilo – Each Coin set will contain ten coins, two of each, so that you can display the front and back at the same time. The four coins with the "C" icon on them represent different values of Cree and each have a unique texture behind the icon. The Murk's Hollow coin is the newest currency introduced to Revilo. These are 35mm wide, 3mm thick, and have a nickel finish.
Creature Collection – The book will be 120 pages, hardcover, and 8.5" x 11". It will have a short history of Revilo, the pantheon of gods, a map of Revilo inside the covers, and then the species will be broken down by regions. Each species will have a photo, illustration, and story about them.
Collector Combo – This collects the Creature Collection book, the Coins of Revilo, and a unique sketch card of a creature from Revilo.
Explorer Level – At this level you want to help discover a new species. You truly want to travel to Revilo!
We will collaborate on an idea for a creature together. Once the concept is finalized I will sculpt, paint, and create the narrative for the critter. It will be added to the Creature Collection Volume 1, and the final sculpture will be delivered to you! You’ll also receive all of the items from the Collector Combo pledge level.
Mix & Match
Want more than one item? Pledge for the highest level you want, then add on the cost of the additional items to your pledge. Once this is all wrapped up you will receive a survey to let me know which items you want mailed to your door.
I will be streaming live:
Thursday 1/18 at 8:00 pm EST
Thursday 1/25 at 8:30 pm EST
What's the Plan
The book is 90% designed with press-ready files. The last 10% will be finished with new creatures from the Explorer pledge level and if we will meet a stretch goal include additional pages. Once funded I will send over the existing file to the printer to get a physical proof made of the majority of the book. I want to have these books in hand for a bunch of conventions this year, so I launched the Kickstarter with this as close to finished as I could.
All shipping will be calculated and charged separately through the pledge manager option after the campaign is over. All products will ship at the same time. If you should have any question about products and locations please private message us for more information.
I have partnered with Norse Publishing, a division of Norse Foundry®, to publish and manufacture all of the components of this campaign. If you know their work, you know the craftsmanship is fantastic.
Risks and challenges
I have run two successful Kickstarters in the past delivering one early and the other on schedule.
I have been doing print design and partnering with printers since 1997. The overall manufacturing process should go very smoothly, and Norse Publishing (a division of Norse Foundry) is handling all of the production.
This is being manufactured overseas. That is the only hiccup I can see happening with delivering on time, but I padded the delivery time to account for any unknowns.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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