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Midwinter is an urban fantasy graphic novel that follows Nox, a spellcasting thief turned security commander. Let's print volume 1!
Midwinter is an urban fantasy graphic novel that follows Nox, a spellcasting thief turned security commander. Let's print volume 1!
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Midwinter is a graphic novel that was conceived back in spring of 2011 by two passionate people who, more than anything, wanted to tell a story using their favorite medium.

After two years of writing and editing, we dedicated ourselves to drawing the comic; now we need your help to produce the rest of volume 1 and print it!

Midwinter is a blend of fantasy and sci-fi elements. The easiest way to label it is as an Urban Fantasy, where magic is still present in a high tech, urban society.

We aim to have a well-researched, immersive, character driven story that's mature, fun, and engaging. We wanted to really push the boundaries on what a protagonist is supposed to be and explore the gray areas when the answer isn't simply black or white.

Inspired by manga, the comic itself is in toned black and white and the book will be the size of a standard, paperback volume. It reads left to right and will total at approximately 200 pages.

Read the 15-page sample here!

For this campaign we have standard tiers that appeal to a wide audience of people alongside specialized ones that include niche perks. If you're interested in any of the specials, make sure to snatch one up before they're gone!

Below is a graphic to better understand our standard tiers in addition to some explanations of our incentives. To see your choices of buttons, posters, and keychains, go here!

"Under the Table" Personalized Voice Recording
Courtesy of Nox's voice actor, William Sopp, you can get your own personalized recording!

 "Shenanigan Hour" Livestream
Join the ReVision team in an all-comedy livestream where the artist takes requests for whatever Midwinter shenanigans come to mind! Everything that gets drawn that night will be compiled into an 11 x 17" poster, finished, and shipped to you backers!

"Apprentice" Midwinter Trailer Music
An MP3 file of the music composed specifically for the trailer above by David Carney! Hear it below:

"Mage / Adept" Artwork from Kayla
Depending on your choice of tier, you can request a drawing of yourself or your character by the artist that draws Midwinter!

"Archmage / Midwinter" Founder Status
Receive exclusive behind-the-scenes content before it's released (concept art, in-progress pages) and access to the chapters before they come out as a volume. May also include other perks in the future.

"Archmage" Become a Gemini Hospital Employee
You or a character you design can become a doctor, nurse, or security guard employed by Gemini Hospital! Though these are background characters, they will be recurring throughout the story and will pop up within the confines of the hospital.

"Midwinter" Become a Villainous Caster or Mutant
Instead of just being a background character, you can become a villain! Work with the ReVision team to design a caster or a mutant that Nox's squad will face off against in the coming volumes. They'll have their own unique skills, design, and an overall more developed personality.

*** Please read our complete terms HERE before choosing a tier. ***

Volume Costs ($2,800) - Taking the biggest chunk of our funds at 56% is going to Volume 1. We plan to print 500 copies, which costs a whopping $2,500. The additional $300 factored in here is the shipping cost.

ISBN/Barcodes ($275) - These are needed in order to sell the book at retailers and online.

Reward Production ($435) - The cost it takes us to create the rewards for all you wonderful supporters!

Reward Shipping ($1,140) - Coming in as the second largest expense is the shipping cost for the rewards.

Campaign Fees ($350) - These are the fees going to Amazon and Kickstarter (2% and 5% respectively)

ReVision Studios is the creative team behind the comic seen above! Our name comes from our desire to take old genres and tropes and look at them from new angles to promote variety. Passion and freedom are our defining factors as a studio; it is our firm belief that projects like this are a direct result of allowing creativity and teamwork to guide our hands instead of bureaucracy and profits.

As a group, we are dedicated to supporting the Arts for their own sake and fostering ideas and talents! Below is a list of our wonderful team and how they contribute to this fantastic project.

Risks and challenges

While we like to think we have a contingency plan for everything, we realize there are often things out of our control--namely time. In our current capacity, we're able to churn out a volume every 8 to 10 months. We also know that certain factors or unforeseeable issues in life can get in the way of our progress (e.g. problems with printing), but we will always keep our backers and supporters updated on these issues and our plans to rectify them.

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    [[ HACKER ]]

    Don't mind reading at a computer or on a smart device? This one's for you!

    Includes: Digital copy of ch1 | Digital copy of Volume 1

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    [[ THE STASH ]]

    You just want the goods.

    Includes: Digital copy of ch1 | Volume 1 Paperback

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    =[[ SHENANIGAN HOUR ]] SPECIAL= Ever wonder what artwork can come from a sleep-deprived artist trying to make a deadline? If so, this package is for you.

    Includes: Volume 1 Paperback | Digital Chapter 1 | PDF of gags, omakes, and funny cut scenes | 2 custom buttons of your favorite gags | Keychain of choice | Access to an all comedy Livestream | Poster of the Livestream Shenanigans

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    ==[[ UNDER THE TABLE ]] SPECIAL== So you like Midwinter, but you really like Nox, and you're looking for a little something... extra. Here's his offer:

    Volume 1 Paperback | Digital Chapter 1 | Both Nox buttons | Nox keychain | Nox poster of choice (with 2 exclusive options!) | PDF of Nox pinup art (optional) | PERSONALIZED voice recording from Nox himself, customized by you.

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    [[ APPRENTICE ]]

    Includes: Volume 1 Paperback | Digital Chapter 1 | Hi res art folder | 3 Buttons of choice | Poster of choice | Keychain of choice | Trailer music MP3

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    [[ MAGE ]]

    Includes: Volume 1 Paperback | Digital Chapter 1 | Hi res art folder | 6 Buttons of choice | 2 posters of choice | Keychain of choice | Trailer music MP3 | Half body drawing by Kayla (sketch).

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    [[ ADEPT ]]

    Includes: SIGNED (w/ doodle!) Volume 1 Paperback | Digital Chapter 1 | Hi res art folder | ALL 8 Buttons | 3 Posters of choice | 2 Keychains of choice | Trailer music MP3 | and a half body drawing by Kayla (flat colors).

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    ====[[ INSTRUCTOR ]] SPECIAL====
    Everything from $250 ADEPT Tier, PLUS: Sit down with the ReVision team for a few days. We'll throw around ideas and help you develop your own original series and give you advice on how to make it a reality. This workshop covers a plethora of topics, including writing, editing, design, and basic marketing.

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    [[ ARCHMAGE ]]

    Includes: SIGNED (w/ doodle!) Volume 1 Paperback | Digital Chapter 1 | Hi res art folder | ALL 8 Buttons | ALL 5 Posters | ALL 3 Keychains | Trailer music MP3 | Founder status | become a Gemini Hospital Employee!

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    [[ MIDWINTER EDITION ]]

    Literally EVERYTHING from every tier (including the specials upon request) PLUS become a villainous caster or mutant in the story!

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