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The second installment of an existential horror comic about a bizarre otherworld and the people trapped inside it.
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About This Project

Of This Light’s second installment: Cass’s organization reels from a devastating attack on their camp, but there is little time to mourn. As they begin their assault on the city they ponder this world and their place in it.
 

Chapter 2 consists of updates #007 through #014 and is roughly 80 pages in length. (It already exists online! You can read it here)

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Goals

$1400 - Success!
This will let me print Chapter 2 as well as make and ship the various Kickstarter rewards. Kickstarter is all or nothing, so if we don't hit this goal no one will get charged and the project will have to be cancelled for the time being. 

$2100 - Chapter 3 Pre-Funded:
Chapter 3 concludes the first story arc of OTL and I’m about halfway through drawing it. If we reach this stretch goal I’ll be able to print it as soon as it’s finished, probably sometime around February. A new tier will be added at the $30 mark that will include all three books at a significant discount, and higher tiers will also get a copy of the third book! 

$3000 - Launch Party:Once the books are ready I’ll likely be throwing some kind of shindig to celebrate, but if we hit this goal I should be able to make it quite the soirée. I’ll release more details if it looks like we’re getting anywhere close to this.

Rewards

  • Contains one copy of OTL: Chapter 2
  • Contains one copy each of OTL: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2
  • Want to donate to a higher tier but still need chapter 1? Don't worry! Let me know in the backer survey and it will be done.
  • Contains one copy of OTL: Chapter 2
  • Your name (or alias) will also be printed in Chapter 2's acknowledgements!
  • Contains one copy of OTL: Chapter 2 
  • Your name in the acknowledgements
  • A sticker pack containing 4 brand new stickers!
  • Contains one copy of OTL: Chapter 2
  • Your name in the acknowledgements
  • The new sticker pack
  • And a gift pack including: A Bookmark, Buttons, A download code for a song composed by the splendid Gary McDaniel inspired by OTL, few post-cards and MORE STICKERS! 
  • Contains one copy of OTL: Chapter 2
  • Your name in the acknowledgements
  • The new sticker pack
  • The gift pack
  • You get to SPONSOR AN ANGEL give me a word, concept or short piece of text, and I’ll design a monster around it for use in a series of illustrations. You'll get a fancy print of yours! (Limited 5) 

Logistics

The production path for this project will be much like Chapter 1 with the added benefit of experience. Because Chapter 2 is a solid 20 pages longer than chapter 1, the goal this time is a bit higher, I’m also incorporating a partial reprint of chapter 1 in the budget as I’ll likely need more to fulfill rewards for this campaign (they’ve been selling very well!) Gorham Printing did a fantastic job with Chapter 1 so I plan to use them again for this, my budget has been built around their quote generator. 


Like chapter 1, Chapter 2 has already been drawn and posted online. Thus, the bulk of the work has already been done. I’ll be cleaning up the art and re-lettering before print – this step was a lot more complicated than I expected last time, but I know the drill now. My expected delivery date is by the end of September – I’ll be going to a couple of cons this fall/winter, so I intend to have the copies in both my hhands and yours by then. 

Video Credits

Music and sound design for the video was done by Gary McDaniel @gbmcdaniel3
The voice of Gabriel was Gary McDaniel
The voices of Circe and The Angel were Dariane Davis
Produced by Kyle Newbridge @knewbridge

Risks and challenges

Most steps of this project are identical to what I did last year, so I know exactly what I’m getting into and how to handle unavoidable challenges.

Assuming the project gets funded, the only thing I’m worried about is getting caught in a maelstrom of re-drawing during my edits. I’ve improved massively since the initial run of Chapter 2, and I’m confident I could make a few easy changes which will significantly up the quality of the art, but if I let myself get carried away I could fall off schedule. That said, I’ve been at this a while now, so even if I do bite off more than I can chew I’ll be able to get it done in time to meet my deadlines.

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    Into the Dark Streets

    You get a copy of the new book!

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    A New Journey

    For newcomers to OTL or those who weren't able to pick up a copy of Chapter 1. (If you want to donate to a higher tier but don't have Chapter 1 yet, let me know in your backer survey and I'll make sure you get one!)

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    Acquainted With the Night

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    Vanguard

    In addition to the book and your name in the acknowledgements, you'll also get a sticker pack containing 4 brand new stickers!

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    Beholder of the Day

    In addition to previous rewards, you’ll also get a special gift bag containing: A Bookmark, Buttons, A download code for a song composed by the splendid Gary McDaniel inspired by OTL, a few post-cards, and MORE STICKERS!

    Includes:
    • Of This Light: Chapter 2
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    Angel

    In addition to previous rewards, you'll get to SPONSOR AN ANGEL. Give me a word, concept or short piece of text, and I’ll design a monster around it for use in a series of illustrations. You'll get a fancy print of yours! (Limited 5)

    Includes:
    • Of This Light: Chapter 2
    • Your name (or alias) in the acknowledgements
    • Sticker Pack
    • Gift Bag
    • Sponsor an Angel
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    Angel Redux

    Due to the popularity of the Angel tier, I've opened up a few more spots. I'll be getting them done in order of donation, so the fulfillment date is further back then the initial tier.

    In addition to previous rewards, you'll get to SPONSOR AN ANGEL. Give me a word, concept or short piece of text, and I’ll design a monster around it for use in a series of illustrations. You'll get a fancy print of yours! (Limited 4)

    Includes:
    • Of This Light: Chapter 2
    • Your name (or alias) in the acknowledgements
    • Sticker Pack
    • Gift Bag
    • Sponsor an Angel
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