A teenage girl learns she carries a power thought to be lost to the world. With that power, she has to protect her friends & home while learning the truth behind her powers and her own life.
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Snowbound is the story of Yukino Maeda, a Japanese teenager who lives in a world where it doesn't snow! One day, though, Yukino learns that she has the power to create and control snow! At the same time, her home becomes overrun with creatures known as daemons (day-mons). Once beings that helped humans in the shadows, they now cause mischief and trouble for the city. It's up to Yukino to stop them and find out why they're being drawn to her home.
This is a serial comic, styled like Japanese comics often referred to as manga and based in Toronto, Canada. While it carries references from three stories that helped inspire it (Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura and My-HiME), it works to twist these elements into something that carries a touch of nostalgia and yet, thanks to a story that tries to reshape the idea of how our world works and how the actions of people can affect it, feels new and fresh. Each character is designed to not just feel unique to each other but to feel real to readers, to make them think they are actual people because, to an extent, they are! Most of the main cast of characters are based around actual people, often named for them and sharing aspects like similar personalities, similar interests or similar ways of thinking even if their behavior might be different.
Each issue/chapter of the comic is about 45 pages long, compared to the average 20 pages found in Japanese comics.
Page 10 from the manga.Want to see more? Scroll down or go here to see the full preview of the manga here!
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Drew Byrne - The writer and creator of Snowbound, Drew, going by the alias hythrain, is an amateur writer trying to prove himself in the writing world. For the past four years he's worked hard to improve himself and make a name as an independent comic writer; Snowbound is the result of his efforts thus far. With the support of the artists, all of whom have shown great enthusiasm for the project, and his friends, Drew is putting himself out there to try and prove that he can tango with the big boys of comics.
Anna Tsocheva - Anna, otherwise known as Rikae, is a freelance illustrator and comic artist based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since 2003, she's worked on numerous short story comics of varying success. She has a huge love for art, always open to changing and experimenting for new results. Snowbound is her first large scale project, and she's very excited to be able to work on it. -
Rachel Marks - A very versatile freelance artist, Rachel has 12 years of work history ranging from character design and 2D animation to comic books and video games. She's the Art Director and co-owner of indie game development house, Bang Bang Attack Studios, and has been a great supporter of Snowbound since the team was first formed. You can find more of her work on her deviantART account, FalyneVarger.
Laurie Thomas - Currently a student of Ringling College of Art and Design where she pursues a major in Illustration and a minor in Visual Development, Laurie "Cetriya" Thomas has a huge body of works including paintings, illustrations, product design and several self published books. Her work has been shown at various galleries, Madeby Boutique, and even in games.
A so-called "rough" version of our limited edition 12x18 poster print (As stated by the artist, Finni). If this is suppose to be rough, can you imagine what it'll look like when finished?!
The idea of the campaign is to help jump start the comic's production which, not surprisingly, costs a lot of money. While the comic will be produced regardless of the success of this campaign, the pace will be much slower without your support. Every bit of money we raise, after the service fees and reward costs, goes straight to producing pages. Our target goal of $3500 gets the first chapter completed. After that, we need to raise an additional $3500 plus $500 to make each future chapter. This means we'd need a total of $17,000 to complete a full volume.
It takes as little as $5. If every person who saw this gave just $5, we'd hit our goal in no time!
Q. How often do you plan to release chapters?
A. That depends on our success here. At the top end, if this campaign is an overwhelming success then we could look into doing up to seven chapters a year along with perhaps one to two chapters of a sidestory. (At 45 pages on average per chapter, this is 360 to 405 pages). However, if the opposite were to happen and we absolutely bomb, we'll likely begin at only one chapter a year. This is the key thing: the more success, both in funding and in exposure, the more we can make not just now but in the future.
More questions to be added in the future.
Here's the first 11 pages of the manga, for you to check out!