About the Project
Zos Kias turns 13 years old this year, and with this coming year, comes another volume.
In summer, we will reach the end of chapter 60, putting us at enough chapters for another volume. There has been one volume almost year, and will continue to do so, as long as I have the support, until the story is completed.
Your help with funding Volume 12 will see the release come out sooner, and allow me to have more copies available at release. The book will get its release in late spring instead of waiting until summer, with pages being done ahead of schedule.
(see below for more information on rewards and stretch goals)
What is Zos Kias?
Zos Kias is originally posted online as a full-color webcomic. There are plenty of things that get in the way, but updates are two pages every week on Sundays and Mondays. You can read it online with watermarked pages at www.zoskias.com
The gateways between each dimension are very dangerous. When left alone, creatures of all worlds can break free, tearing into the human’s dimension. To protect these gateways, and these worlds, the Ordo Templi Orientis created an organization of “Gatekeepers” spread throughout each world. Zos Kias is just one of these many organizations in our world. Located in the Warwickshire of England (near to Warwick), Zos Kias is a small group of less than one hundred members. Because of their size, they work as “garbage collectors,” taking care of any creature that makes it through to our world. The organization is unique in its makeup; humans from all over and even some non-humans add to its mystery. The members of Zos Kias work off the radar, keeping these creatures, and their magic, from normal human eyes.
Mizuno Umishin is just one of these many members. For years, he has been anxiously awaiting his partner. When he finally gets his wish, his new partner may be more than he can handle! Can Light and Umishin learn to get along long enough to work as real partners?
From vampires to new magick users, there is never any time for breaks! But, the fighting is the easiest part about it…
What does volume 12 bring?
This latest installment takes readers into the beginning of the "Vampire Arc," a storyline heavily focused on Zos Kias's hidden partner Lunae Liberi. Get more information on Neoga and Arkola, and meet some of the other vampires who make the organization up, like Raul and Paris. Also get set to start learning more about Lillian, the ever eccentric leader of Zos Kias. How is she related to Lunae Liberi, and why does she have a Guardian when she isn't human?
On top of 5 exciting chapters (56-60), there will also be bonus material, including character profiles, lore FAQ, and parody 4-komas at the end of the book.
By choosing to fund the Kickstarter, you will receive exclusive merchandise that will not be available for sale. The merchandise bonuses this time around will focus on Lillian, Neoga, and Arkola, with some extra bonuses including Viridian and Alexandria. As the art for the merchandise is completed, this section will include pictures.
Stretch Goal at $500
If we clear the $250 mark and are able to reach $500, the new edition of Zos Kias volume 1 will be introduced and replaced the current version. This version will have re-edited frames and text bubbles, all new typesetting, and feature new content to better reflect the later volumes.
Any reward featuring a copy of volume 1 ($25 and higher) will instead receive this version of the book.
If the amount climbs about $500, other stretch goals/rewards will be added.
Risks and challenges
This book will be printed regardless, but the amount of the copies available will be minimal coming out of my own pocket. With funding from Kickstarter, I will be able to get copies out there up to four months sooner, and have more copies available for those who want them. I will also have more funding to dedicate to revising earlier volumes, especially volume 1 which is in serious need of a makeover.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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