Joe Slucher and Shona Kinsella are creating ,Miranya's Oath, an illustrated epic!
10

patrons

$24
per month

ABOUT US

Shona Kinsella
Shona is the author of epic fantasy Ashael Rising (Unbound, 2017) and dark Scottish fantasy, Petra McDonald and the Queen of the Fae (Fox Spirit, 2018). She is also joint editor of the British Fantasy Society's fiction publication BFS Horizons. Shona lives on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond with her husband and three children. When she's not writing or wrangling children she can usually be found with her nose in a book. She is very excited to be collaborating with Joe on this story and hopes you'll join them for the journey.

Joe Slucher
Joe is a freelance illustrator that has spent most of his career working in the game industry including clients such as Wizards of the Coast, Cryptozoic Studios and Supergenius Studios. His personal work shows a love for textures, the dark and melancholy. Joe has developed an addiction to reading more books than is healthy and is really looking forward to helping to craft and tell this story. He wants the work on Miranya's Oath to have emotional content and look beautiful. If Joe has to choose between cool and beautiful in his art, he will choose beautiful every time.


Together we can tell this fantasy story of epic struggle! Join us as we construct this tale and world through smaller stories of joy, tragedy,betrayal, lust, and greed. Much of this mixed together where no victories are without cost and no loss without hope. The good will do evil and the evil will hope for the good. It's going to be beautiful and we hope you want to be a part of it.

Look at the public posts to begin reading chapters.

WHY PATREON?

This is going to be an epic story and that means it takes a significant amount of time to craft both the art and the writing. Neither of us are independently wealthy so working on this story in our spare time means it would take an extremely long time to be released. We believe that Patreon could help us complete our story much faster.


What You Receive and When

Our Patreon is not meant to be a pay wall but there are some exclusives. Patrons' early access to the process gives them a unique opportunity to comment as things develop and help shape the story. There are also opportunities to receive some unique writing or critique from Shona. If you're a fan of Joe's artwork then you can receive special discounts and opportunities to acquire his originals or limited edition works.

Planned Schedule

7th-10th- Final art and story posted to Patreon for patrons only. Joe sends discount codes for his store for those Patrons with rewards for print discounts.Follow new Patrons and give shout out. * - we will try to follow and shout out patrons as they join but this is our date for catching up.
Around Middle of the Month- Post vid of process with reading audio to Patreon. Sneak peak of draft chapter.
Last Week of Month-Joe reading the new draft chapter. Art process shots begin to be posted. Shona reads through finished chapter near the end of the month.

DISCORD
Joe is usually on Discord between 10am EST and 4pm EST

Community Goals

The most important thing for us is to build a community around Miranya’s Oath. We want lots of engaged and enthusiastic readers. As a result, our goals are tied to our number of patrons. We’re keen to work on this project and produce as much content as possible and it’s a growing audience that will help us do that.

What is Patreon?


Thank You to Our Patrons!

Margaret Williams
Brian Kinsella
Andrew Morris
Michael Prescott
Yukimi Wintel
Lester Ward
Chris Simmons
Jon Nicholas III
Tyler Walpole
Peter Moehrbacher
Rewards
Friend
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you for your support!
-Thank you credit on website.

-1 week early access to final art and chapters.

-Access to polls.

-Access to Discord.

-Twitter follow and shout out from Joe and Shona.

Includes Discord rewards
Best Friend
$2.50 or more per month 2 patrons
Reward includes everything from the Friend tier.


PLUS

-1 week early access to thumbnail sketches, rough sketches, color studies,etc.

-Early access to draft chapters and deleted scenes from other works.

-Video of Joe reading Shona's writing for the first time. See and hear the very first spark that leads to the creation of the visual art. Lens vids only stay around for 24hrs.

-10% off Joe's prints

-10%off collections of the chapters/artwork we sell.

Includes Discord rewards
Best Friends Forever/Founding Patron
$4 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
-REWARD INCLUDES EVERYTHING FROM THE $5 SUPER FRIEND TIER and lower as well as a special print limited only to founders on your one year anniversary of supporting the project. We have a plan for this but we want to work with our patrons as the anniversary approaches to ensure it's something you'll enjoy. For instance I would love to print a 12 foot long scroll with the 12 months of art and chapters but that may not be what patrons would like or very practical.
Includes Discord rewards
Super Friend
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Reward includes everything from Best Friend and Friend tiers.


PLUS

-Audio of Shona reading the chapter.

-Higher resolution progress shots.

-Higher resolution final art.

-15% off Joe's prints.

-15% off book.

Includes Discord rewards
Imaginary Friend
$8 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Reward include everything from Super Friend,Best Friend and Friend tiers. 


PLUS

Do you have a question for one of the characters or want some advice from Miranya? At this tier you can write a question for one of the characters and have them respond.

Includes Discord rewards
Blood Bonded
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Reward include everything from Super Friend,Best Friend and Friend tiers.


PLUS

-1 Handwritten note of thanks.

-1 Critique of up to 1k words from Shona.

Plus early access to any miscellaneous things we may develop as part of this project that isn't covered by other pledge levels and;

-1 week early access to purchase Joe's limited edition prints. Even those not related to Miranya's Oath.

-1 week early access to process video with audio of Joe or Shona reading the story. Note that this item takes some time to put together and may come up to a week after the chapter's release.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
10 of 1000 patrons
Joe and Shona live in different countries so if we saw this kind of support we could look into doing some events together. That could mean flying Shona over here to the US to do some conventions or Joe heading to Scotland for an event.  For these special events we'd like to meet as many of you as possible so we would try to pick an event closest to the largest number of you.
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ABOUT US

Shona Kinsella
Shona is the author of epic fantasy Ashael Rising (Unbound, 2017) and dark Scottish fantasy, Petra McDonald and the Queen of the Fae (Fox Spirit, 2018). She is also joint editor of the British Fantasy Society's fiction publication BFS Horizons. Shona lives on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond with her husband and three children. When she's not writing or wrangling children she can usually be found with her nose in a book. She is very excited to be collaborating with Joe on this story and hopes you'll join them for the journey.

Joe Slucher
Joe is a freelance illustrator that has spent most of his career working in the game industry including clients such as Wizards of the Coast, Cryptozoic Studios and Supergenius Studios. His personal work shows a love for textures, the dark and melancholy. Joe has developed an addiction to reading more books than is healthy and is really looking forward to helping to craft and tell this story. He wants the work on Miranya's Oath to have emotional content and look beautiful. If Joe has to choose between cool and beautiful in his art, he will choose beautiful every time.


Together we can tell this fantasy story of epic struggle! Join us as we construct this tale and world through smaller stories of joy, tragedy,betrayal, lust, and greed. Much of this mixed together where no victories are without cost and no loss without hope. The good will do evil and the evil will hope for the good. It's going to be beautiful and we hope you want to be a part of it.

Look at the public posts to begin reading chapters.

WHY PATREON?

This is going to be an epic story and that means it takes a significant amount of time to craft both the art and the writing. Neither of us are independently wealthy so working on this story in our spare time means it would take an extremely long time to be released. We believe that Patreon could help us complete our story much faster.


What You Receive and When

Our Patreon is not meant to be a pay wall but there are some exclusives. Patrons' early access to the process gives them a unique opportunity to comment as things develop and help shape the story. There are also opportunities to receive some unique writing or critique from Shona. If you're a fan of Joe's artwork then you can receive special discounts and opportunities to acquire his originals or limited edition works.

Planned Schedule

7th-10th- Final art and story posted to Patreon for patrons only. Joe sends discount codes for his store for those Patrons with rewards for print discounts.Follow new Patrons and give shout out. * - we will try to follow and shout out patrons as they join but this is our date for catching up.
Around Middle of the Month- Post vid of process with reading audio to Patreon. Sneak peak of draft chapter.
Last Week of Month-Joe reading the new draft chapter. Art process shots begin to be posted. Shona reads through finished chapter near the end of the month.

DISCORD
Joe is usually on Discord between 10am EST and 4pm EST

Community Goals

The most important thing for us is to build a community around Miranya’s Oath. We want lots of engaged and enthusiastic readers. As a result, our goals are tied to our number of patrons. We’re keen to work on this project and produce as much content as possible and it’s a growing audience that will help us do that.

What is Patreon?


Thank You to Our Patrons!

Margaret Williams
Brian Kinsella
Andrew Morris
Michael Prescott
Yukimi Wintel
Lester Ward
Chris Simmons
Jon Nicholas III
Tyler Walpole
Peter Moehrbacher

Recent posts by Joe Slucher and Shona Kinsella

Rewards
Friend
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you for your support!
-Thank you credit on website.

-1 week early access to final art and chapters.

-Access to polls.

-Access to Discord.

-Twitter follow and shout out from Joe and Shona.

Includes Discord rewards
Best Friend
$2.50 or more per month 2 patrons
Reward includes everything from the Friend tier.


PLUS

-1 week early access to thumbnail sketches, rough sketches, color studies,etc.

-Early access to draft chapters and deleted scenes from other works.

-Video of Joe reading Shona's writing for the first time. See and hear the very first spark that leads to the creation of the visual art. Lens vids only stay around for 24hrs.

-10% off Joe's prints

-10%off collections of the chapters/artwork we sell.

Includes Discord rewards
Best Friends Forever/Founding Patron
$4 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
-REWARD INCLUDES EVERYTHING FROM THE $5 SUPER FRIEND TIER and lower as well as a special print limited only to founders on your one year anniversary of supporting the project. We have a plan for this but we want to work with our patrons as the anniversary approaches to ensure it's something you'll enjoy. For instance I would love to print a 12 foot long scroll with the 12 months of art and chapters but that may not be what patrons would like or very practical.
Includes Discord rewards
Super Friend
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Reward includes everything from Best Friend and Friend tiers.


PLUS

-Audio of Shona reading the chapter.

-Higher resolution progress shots.

-Higher resolution final art.

-15% off Joe's prints.

-15% off book.

Includes Discord rewards
Imaginary Friend
$8 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Reward include everything from Super Friend,Best Friend and Friend tiers. 


PLUS

Do you have a question for one of the characters or want some advice from Miranya? At this tier you can write a question for one of the characters and have them respond.

Includes Discord rewards
Blood Bonded
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Reward include everything from Super Friend,Best Friend and Friend tiers.


PLUS

-1 Handwritten note of thanks.

-1 Critique of up to 1k words from Shona.

Plus early access to any miscellaneous things we may develop as part of this project that isn't covered by other pledge levels and;

-1 week early access to purchase Joe's limited edition prints. Even those not related to Miranya's Oath.

-1 week early access to process video with audio of Joe or Shona reading the story. Note that this item takes some time to put together and may come up to a week after the chapter's release.

Includes Discord rewards