Gregery Miller is creating The Tales of Reverie Comic Series
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patrons

What are The Tales of Reverie?        http://thetalesofreverie.com/

The Tales of Reverie are a series of fantasy comics that take place in an expansive magical world. The story has been in development for years and many of the characters and concepts come from childhood sketchbooks and dreams I had throughout my life. 

What's the story about?


After his father's sudden disappearance, seven year old Nous begins to have night terrors and soon finds himself trapped in the dream world called Reverie; a realm parallel to our own and home to mystical god-like beings called Elementals, who control all of nature. In Reverie, Nous finds clues to his father's whereabouts and sets out on a quest to find him. Elsewhere in Reverie, a practicing Oracle named Gnobo has a vision of a great evil sweeping over the lands. He must warn his teachers; The Three Wise Oracles, before it's too late.

Nous’ father Bolen is a great aviator and inventor who discovered a way to harness an abundant natural energy source to power his plane. This could've been a huge technological advancement as natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce. To reveal this discovery he takes a flight for all to see at the annual air show, but is quickly swept away by a dark and mysterious storm. As time passes, Bolen’s discovery is seen as a farce and he is presumed dead, though his family holds on to hope. Nous begins to have night terrors as he delves deep into the dream world, Reverie. It’s there that he finds clues to his father’s whereabouts. Check out previews of Volumes I & II here!

How Does Patreon Work?

Patrons pitch a recurring amount of money each month to help bring this project to life. As I produce exclusive content, they are given priority access and sent specific rewards. There are tiers to pitch between $1 a month and $50 a month. Each tier provides greater perks. For example, the higher tiers will earn you better perks like original artwork and tutorials. You'll get something from me each month if you become a patron whether you pitch $1, $5, $10, $15, $25, $30, or $50. Check out the perks in the right hand column.

The Field Guide

As I work on the comics, it's necessary to step back and design the world in more detail. Some of the characters in the script have not been designed yet and still only exist in my imagination. And so I am simultaneously creating a field guide to the world of Reverie which will include detailed breakdowns of characters, as well as maps, and concept art of locations. Check out some examples of my characters here!

The Ongoing Comics (Graphic Novel 1)

My short-term goals through this Patreon project are to produce comic issues #1-5, which in turn will make up the first graphic novel. After that I will print them as a collected edition. The entire work will be multiple graphic novels and a field guide upon completion.

How do you selfpublish and whats your end goal?

I've used Greko Printing for self-publishing many times and they always do an amazing job! The end goal is to find a publisher who can distribute The Tales of Reverie to a wider audience.

What do patrons get out of it?

If you contribute to my monthly campaign I have all kinds of cool perks to give out like art prints, comics, behind-the-scenes sneak peaks, and art tutorials! I am also open to offering other suggested rewards if they are of equal value to what I have listed.

What does the future hold?

These characters and stories I've created will take many years to produce. Patrons can pledge monthly for as long as they want and can stop pledging at any time. With the right support, content will premiere regularly until the larger field guide and graphic novels are ready to be released. All patrons will receive a private monthly feed of the work being produced.

Support from patrons will go towards:

1. Buying time to illustrate the comics, graphic novels, and field guide

2. Mailing rewards to patrons

3. Writing stories for the field guide and comics

4. Self-publishing: Printing and distributing the comics and field guides

5. Buying new supplies and tools necessary to producing the comics

6. Creating the field guide of characters and locations

7. Exhibiting in conventions and galleries to gain more exposure and pitch to publishers

What professional work have you done?

I'm a former Cartoon Network's Adult Swim background artist and through the years I've also worked with Hitpoint Games on Disney's Fairies for Microsoft, I've designed apparel for Urban Outfitters and DSF Clothing Company and I've worked on a large scale art installation for Desert X in Palm Springs, CA with a prominent contemporary artist. These jobs have given me great experiences, huge challenges, and I'm thankful for the connections and skills I've gained with them. My professional work has pushed me to new levels but my goals have always stayed the same, to illustrate my stories.

Thank you for considering pledging to The Tales of Reverie. This will be an exciting journey that I hope to share with you!

Online Shops
https://www.gregerymiller.com/shop/
https://gregerymiller.threadless.com/
https://society6.com/gregeryjamesmiller

Tiers
The Dream World
$1 or more per month
Is Reverie all just a dream? Help Nous on his quest to find his missing father.


By pledging $1 a month you'll get a patron-only perspective on my work every 30 days.


  • behind-the-scenes footage of my process


  • Patron only feed revealing secret views of my art, characters & concepts for future comics


  • Videos of my art-making process


The Hinged Cat
$5 or more per month
Nous' favorite toy is brought to life in Reverie, but can he stay out of trouble? 


For $5 monthly you have two options:


  • OPTION 1: Monthly how-to tips on making, drawing and writing comics or on creating artwork in any medium.


  • OPTION 2, STANDARD COMMISSION PAYMENT PLAN: Use your monthly pledge of $5 towards a $25 commissioned drawing after 5 months. The drawing would be mailed after 5 months and would be a black and white character of your choosing. Specifics can vary depending on the project.


  • With either option you'll also receive all previous rewards
Gnobo's Song
$10 or more per month
When Gnobo played the Oracle's Song he had a dark premonition of the future. Help him warn his teachers, the Three Wise Oracles, before it's too late! 


At the $10 level you have two options: 

 

  • OPTION 1: A new signed digital print of my artwork mailed to you monthly. 


  • OPTION 2, STANDARD COMMISSION PAYMENT PLAN: You may count your monthly $10 pledge towards a $50 black and white commission drawing which is very detailed, includes one character. You will receive the commission at the end of the 5 months. Specifics can vary depending on the project.


  • OPTION 3, Button Pack: A pack of 5 different art pins for your jacket!


  • Whatever choice you make, you'll also get all the rewards from lower price tiers
Chloe's Adventure
$15 or more per month
Chloe knows she has a greater purpose if she can just get away from her overprotective family. She's looking for an adventure and Gnobo seems like just the companion.


For the generous pledge of $15 a month you'll receive:


  • Signed Issue 1 of The Tales of Reverie mailed on the first month (or any other one of my comics or prints of the same value)


  • Signed Issue 2 of The Tales of Reverie mailed on the second month (or any other one of my comics or prints of the same value)


  • Signed Issue 3 of The Tales of Reverie mailed on the third month (or any other one of my comics or prints of the same value)


  • Remaining amounts will go toward a standard commission payment plan, monthly drawing tips or art prints and merch, your choice!


  • Previous rewards
Gourmond's Duty
$20 or more per month
Is he just a loyal henchmen? Some beg to differ.


For an amazing monthly pledge of $20 you have two options:  

  • OPTION 1, TUTORIAL: A step by step art making tutorial monthly. The subject matter is totally up to you! Its your choice on the specifics whether it be script writing, character design, or making comics & since it's monthly you could end up learning a lot!


  • OPTION 2, COMMISSION: A commissioned drawing of your choice mailed to you after the second month & $40 has been paid. This is black and white, detailed, and includes 1 character. Specifics can vary depending on the project and you could continue to count pledges to an even more developed commission. 


  • OPTION 3, MYSTERY PACK: Notebooks, comics, buttons, it's a mystery what you'll get! But rest assured it will be $20 worth of swag mailed to you monthly. 


  • Whichever option you choose, you'll also receive all reward options from the lower tiers.
Linris' Past
$30 or more per month
Linris is the Elemental of Death, but this wasn't always her job. Help her to piece together her fragmented past!


For the extremely generous support of $30 monthly, you'll receive:

  • A discount on any merchandise from my online shops


  • Rewards from lower tiers
The King's Feast
$50 or more per month
King Aker has invited you to his royal feast, what an honor! Be sure not to insult the King!


For the truly amazing pledge of $50 a month you have three options: 


  • STANDARD COMMISSION 1: A commissioned drawing of your choice mailed to you after the first month. This is a black and white, very detailed character of your choice with a minimal background.


  • UPGRADE COMMISSION 2: A commissioned drawing of your choice in watercolor & ink, including only one character, mailed to you after the second month and after the price of $100 has been reached.


  • OPTION 3: ORIGINAL ART PAYMENT PLAN: As an alternative you could count your $50 monthly pledge towards any original & available piece of artwork that you see on my website or that you commission from me. Original art prices range from $50 - $800. You would receive your original art in the mail after the full price of the piece has been paid off.


  • Your name in the credits of the next comic


  • Whichever option you choose, you'll also receive all previous reward options except for the $25 comic making tutorial
Goals
8% complete
When I reach this level of funding I will be able to print 100+ more copies of The Tales of Reverie Volumes!
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What are The Tales of Reverie?        http://thetalesofreverie.com/

The Tales of Reverie are a series of fantasy comics that take place in an expansive magical world. The story has been in development for years and many of the characters and concepts come from childhood sketchbooks and dreams I had throughout my life. 

What's the story about?


After his father's sudden disappearance, seven year old Nous begins to have night terrors and soon finds himself trapped in the dream world called Reverie; a realm parallel to our own and home to mystical god-like beings called Elementals, who control all of nature. In Reverie, Nous finds clues to his father's whereabouts and sets out on a quest to find him. Elsewhere in Reverie, a practicing Oracle named Gnobo has a vision of a great evil sweeping over the lands. He must warn his teachers; The Three Wise Oracles, before it's too late.

Nous’ father Bolen is a great aviator and inventor who discovered a way to harness an abundant natural energy source to power his plane. This could've been a huge technological advancement as natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce. To reveal this discovery he takes a flight for all to see at the annual air show, but is quickly swept away by a dark and mysterious storm. As time passes, Bolen’s discovery is seen as a farce and he is presumed dead, though his family holds on to hope. Nous begins to have night terrors as he delves deep into the dream world, Reverie. It’s there that he finds clues to his father’s whereabouts. Check out previews of Volumes I & II here!

How Does Patreon Work?

Patrons pitch a recurring amount of money each month to help bring this project to life. As I produce exclusive content, they are given priority access and sent specific rewards. There are tiers to pitch between $1 a month and $50 a month. Each tier provides greater perks. For example, the higher tiers will earn you better perks like original artwork and tutorials. You'll get something from me each month if you become a patron whether you pitch $1, $5, $10, $15, $25, $30, or $50. Check out the perks in the right hand column.

The Field Guide

As I work on the comics, it's necessary to step back and design the world in more detail. Some of the characters in the script have not been designed yet and still only exist in my imagination. And so I am simultaneously creating a field guide to the world of Reverie which will include detailed breakdowns of characters, as well as maps, and concept art of locations. Check out some examples of my characters here!

The Ongoing Comics (Graphic Novel 1)

My short-term goals through this Patreon project are to produce comic issues #1-5, which in turn will make up the first graphic novel. After that I will print them as a collected edition. The entire work will be multiple graphic novels and a field guide upon completion.

How do you selfpublish and whats your end goal?

I've used Greko Printing for self-publishing many times and they always do an amazing job! The end goal is to find a publisher who can distribute The Tales of Reverie to a wider audience.

What do patrons get out of it?

If you contribute to my monthly campaign I have all kinds of cool perks to give out like art prints, comics, behind-the-scenes sneak peaks, and art tutorials! I am also open to offering other suggested rewards if they are of equal value to what I have listed.

What does the future hold?

These characters and stories I've created will take many years to produce. Patrons can pledge monthly for as long as they want and can stop pledging at any time. With the right support, content will premiere regularly until the larger field guide and graphic novels are ready to be released. All patrons will receive a private monthly feed of the work being produced.

Support from patrons will go towards:

1. Buying time to illustrate the comics, graphic novels, and field guide

2. Mailing rewards to patrons

3. Writing stories for the field guide and comics

4. Self-publishing: Printing and distributing the comics and field guides

5. Buying new supplies and tools necessary to producing the comics

6. Creating the field guide of characters and locations

7. Exhibiting in conventions and galleries to gain more exposure and pitch to publishers

What professional work have you done?

I'm a former Cartoon Network's Adult Swim background artist and through the years I've also worked with Hitpoint Games on Disney's Fairies for Microsoft, I've designed apparel for Urban Outfitters and DSF Clothing Company and I've worked on a large scale art installation for Desert X in Palm Springs, CA with a prominent contemporary artist. These jobs have given me great experiences, huge challenges, and I'm thankful for the connections and skills I've gained with them. My professional work has pushed me to new levels but my goals have always stayed the same, to illustrate my stories.

Thank you for considering pledging to The Tales of Reverie. This will be an exciting journey that I hope to share with you!

Online Shops
https://www.gregerymiller.com/shop/
https://gregerymiller.threadless.com/
https://society6.com/gregeryjamesmiller

Recent posts by Gregery Miller

Tiers
The Dream World
$1 or more per month
Is Reverie all just a dream? Help Nous on his quest to find his missing father.


By pledging $1 a month you'll get a patron-only perspective on my work every 30 days.


  • behind-the-scenes footage of my process


  • Patron only feed revealing secret views of my art, characters & concepts for future comics


  • Videos of my art-making process


The Hinged Cat
$5 or more per month
Nous' favorite toy is brought to life in Reverie, but can he stay out of trouble? 


For $5 monthly you have two options:


  • OPTION 1: Monthly how-to tips on making, drawing and writing comics or on creating artwork in any medium.


  • OPTION 2, STANDARD COMMISSION PAYMENT PLAN: Use your monthly pledge of $5 towards a $25 commissioned drawing after 5 months. The drawing would be mailed after 5 months and would be a black and white character of your choosing. Specifics can vary depending on the project.


  • With either option you'll also receive all previous rewards
Gnobo's Song
$10 or more per month
When Gnobo played the Oracle's Song he had a dark premonition of the future. Help him warn his teachers, the Three Wise Oracles, before it's too late! 


At the $10 level you have two options: 

 

  • OPTION 1: A new signed digital print of my artwork mailed to you monthly. 


  • OPTION 2, STANDARD COMMISSION PAYMENT PLAN: You may count your monthly $10 pledge towards a $50 black and white commission drawing which is very detailed, includes one character. You will receive the commission at the end of the 5 months. Specifics can vary depending on the project.


  • OPTION 3, Button Pack: A pack of 5 different art pins for your jacket!


  • Whatever choice you make, you'll also get all the rewards from lower price tiers
Chloe's Adventure
$15 or more per month
Chloe knows she has a greater purpose if she can just get away from her overprotective family. She's looking for an adventure and Gnobo seems like just the companion.


For the generous pledge of $15 a month you'll receive:


  • Signed Issue 1 of The Tales of Reverie mailed on the first month (or any other one of my comics or prints of the same value)


  • Signed Issue 2 of The Tales of Reverie mailed on the second month (or any other one of my comics or prints of the same value)


  • Signed Issue 3 of The Tales of Reverie mailed on the third month (or any other one of my comics or prints of the same value)


  • Remaining amounts will go toward a standard commission payment plan, monthly drawing tips or art prints and merch, your choice!


  • Previous rewards
Gourmond's Duty
$20 or more per month
Is he just a loyal henchmen? Some beg to differ.


For an amazing monthly pledge of $20 you have two options:  

  • OPTION 1, TUTORIAL: A step by step art making tutorial monthly. The subject matter is totally up to you! Its your choice on the specifics whether it be script writing, character design, or making comics & since it's monthly you could end up learning a lot!


  • OPTION 2, COMMISSION: A commissioned drawing of your choice mailed to you after the second month & $40 has been paid. This is black and white, detailed, and includes 1 character. Specifics can vary depending on the project and you could continue to count pledges to an even more developed commission. 


  • OPTION 3, MYSTERY PACK: Notebooks, comics, buttons, it's a mystery what you'll get! But rest assured it will be $20 worth of swag mailed to you monthly. 


  • Whichever option you choose, you'll also receive all reward options from the lower tiers.
Linris' Past
$30 or more per month
Linris is the Elemental of Death, but this wasn't always her job. Help her to piece together her fragmented past!


For the extremely generous support of $30 monthly, you'll receive:

  • A discount on any merchandise from my online shops


  • Rewards from lower tiers
The King's Feast
$50 or more per month
King Aker has invited you to his royal feast, what an honor! Be sure not to insult the King!


For the truly amazing pledge of $50 a month you have three options: 


  • STANDARD COMMISSION 1: A commissioned drawing of your choice mailed to you after the first month. This is a black and white, very detailed character of your choice with a minimal background.


  • UPGRADE COMMISSION 2: A commissioned drawing of your choice in watercolor & ink, including only one character, mailed to you after the second month and after the price of $100 has been reached.


  • OPTION 3: ORIGINAL ART PAYMENT PLAN: As an alternative you could count your $50 monthly pledge towards any original & available piece of artwork that you see on my website or that you commission from me. Original art prices range from $50 - $800. You would receive your original art in the mail after the full price of the piece has been paid off.


  • Your name in the credits of the next comic


  • Whichever option you choose, you'll also receive all previous reward options except for the $25 comic making tutorial