Dave Morris & Leo Hartas are creating Mirabilis - Year of Wonders
14

patrons

$46
per month

Who are we?

We're two friends who have worked together as writer and artist on a whole bunch of projects since our very first published work, a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style gamebook called Crypt of the Vampire. We love fantasy, we love comics, and we love the Victorian and Edwardian eras - which is how Mirabilis: Year of Wonders was born.

What is Mirabilis?
It’s an ongoing comics epic set in a year when a green comet appears in the sky and fantasy spills over into reality. The story will be told over four seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn – what else?) and we figure it's going to be around 1000 pages. Which probably means it will be a lot longer.

What age group is it for?
We call Mirabilis an all-ages comic, not that that really pins anything down. If it were a novel it would be on the Young Adult shelves - and, like all YA, that means it can be enjoyed by anybody from middle grade to adult.

What’s the story about?
It’s about the human sense of wonder. The power of the imagination. It’s how we can see hope on a battlefield, find love across a barricade, and face certain death to save another's life. So that’s the deep theme, the idea that's right at the heart of our tale, but this is a big canvas and every story starts with people. So let’s meet our two heroes…



Jack Ember is an orphan from the backstreets of London. Estelle Meadowvane has grown up in a huge country house with no friends her own age. Jack dreams of adventure but his only way out of poverty is to join the army. Estelle studies the heavens and tries to tolerate the boys who can’t see her brains for her beauty.

Any other time these two could never be friends, let alone anything more. But this is the year of wonders. Anything can happen.

How does Patreon fit in?
We're going to post up two new pages of the comic here every week. Our backers have access to those as they appear, every Monday and Friday. Even if you can't spare $1 a month you can read lower-res versions of all the issues to date over on the Mirabilis website, but we hope you'll want to be a part of this yourself. We need your support!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
5 patrons
Two new pages of Mirabilis appear here each week and you can read them in hi-res full colour.

More importantly, you're a part of making Mirabilis happen. You've got our thanks, and the gratitude of every Mirabilis reader for helping to make it all possible.
Pledge $2 or more per month
4 patrons
As well as the comic itself, you also get access to regular articles in the backstage blog: character designs, inspirations, Easter eggs, offstage story threads, etc.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
All the above PLUS you get access to exclusive special content such as one-shot comics and character interviews.
Pledge $10 or more per month
3 patrons
As well as new comics pages and backstage access, whenever each new 25-page issue of the comic is completed, you get a hi-res PDF of the new issue complete with Royal Mythological Society letters page.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
All the above PLUS you get to participate in webchats and live streams. And that's not all. You also get immediate access to the very latest instalments online as they are produced.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 100 patrons
All the above rewards PLUS you get to do the Hitchcock thing: send us a photo and you will find yourself showing up in the comic as a walk-on extra. Also, each time a full issue is complete we'll send you a PDF of the uninked pencils.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 50 patrons
Become a paid-up member of the Royal Mythological Society with all the above rewards plus a one-of-a-kind drawing done by Leo especially for you. See yourself as a centaur competing at the Grand National? As Nikola Tesla's robot assistant? As an Edwardian dragon hunter? A headless ghost at the Tower of London? You get to brief Leo or sit back and let him surprise you.

Also, every time a new issue is ready we'll send you a full-colour print copy.
Pledge $300 or more per month
0 of 20 patrons
As a member of the board of the Royal Mythological Society, you get a personalized RMS certificate, all the above rewards, and will be credited (unless you prefer to be a Mysterious Benefactor!) as a key patron on the website and in every published version of Mirabilis. But all of this pales into insignificance beside the one-shot comic of 3-5 pages in which your likeness will appear as a character, the original artwork of which you will own for framing on your wall.
Goals
$46 of $5,000 per month
Whoever said "every little bit helps" was right. We appreciate any contribution. It makes a huge difference to us, not only in funding but (more importantly) because above all else creators need readers.

This is our wildest-dreams target. If we can reach it then Leo would be working on Mirabilis full-time and Nikos & Mike can colour new pages as fast as Leo gets them ready. That would mean we could switch up to realeasing a new page of the comic every two days, and that way we'd be able complete eight whole issues (a full season's worth) every year.

We'd love to spend our whole time immersed in making Mirabilis, but no matter what level of funding you can be sure we're going to keep the comic coming!
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Who are we?

We're two friends who have worked together as writer and artist on a whole bunch of projects since our very first published work, a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style gamebook called Crypt of the Vampire. We love fantasy, we love comics, and we love the Victorian and Edwardian eras - which is how Mirabilis: Year of Wonders was born.

What is Mirabilis?
It’s an ongoing comics epic set in a year when a green comet appears in the sky and fantasy spills over into reality. The story will be told over four seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn – what else?) and we figure it's going to be around 1000 pages. Which probably means it will be a lot longer.

What age group is it for?
We call Mirabilis an all-ages comic, not that that really pins anything down. If it were a novel it would be on the Young Adult shelves - and, like all YA, that means it can be enjoyed by anybody from middle grade to adult.

What’s the story about?
It’s about the human sense of wonder. The power of the imagination. It’s how we can see hope on a battlefield, find love across a barricade, and face certain death to save another's life. So that’s the deep theme, the idea that's right at the heart of our tale, but this is a big canvas and every story starts with people. So let’s meet our two heroes…



Jack Ember is an orphan from the backstreets of London. Estelle Meadowvane has grown up in a huge country house with no friends her own age. Jack dreams of adventure but his only way out of poverty is to join the army. Estelle studies the heavens and tries to tolerate the boys who can’t see her brains for her beauty.

Any other time these two could never be friends, let alone anything more. But this is the year of wonders. Anything can happen.

How does Patreon fit in?
We're going to post up two new pages of the comic here every week. Our backers have access to those as they appear, every Monday and Friday. Even if you can't spare $1 a month you can read lower-res versions of all the issues to date over on the Mirabilis website, but we hope you'll want to be a part of this yourself. We need your support!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
5 patrons
Two new pages of Mirabilis appear here each week and you can read them in hi-res full colour.

More importantly, you're a part of making Mirabilis happen. You've got our thanks, and the gratitude of every Mirabilis reader for helping to make it all possible.
Pledge $2 or more per month
4 patrons
As well as the comic itself, you also get access to regular articles in the backstage blog: character designs, inspirations, Easter eggs, offstage story threads, etc.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
All the above PLUS you get access to exclusive special content such as one-shot comics and character interviews.
Pledge $10 or more per month
3 patrons
As well as new comics pages and backstage access, whenever each new 25-page issue of the comic is completed, you get a hi-res PDF of the new issue complete with Royal Mythological Society letters page.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
All the above PLUS you get to participate in webchats and live streams. And that's not all. You also get immediate access to the very latest instalments online as they are produced.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 100 patrons
All the above rewards PLUS you get to do the Hitchcock thing: send us a photo and you will find yourself showing up in the comic as a walk-on extra. Also, each time a full issue is complete we'll send you a PDF of the uninked pencils.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 50 patrons
Become a paid-up member of the Royal Mythological Society with all the above rewards plus a one-of-a-kind drawing done by Leo especially for you. See yourself as a centaur competing at the Grand National? As Nikola Tesla's robot assistant? As an Edwardian dragon hunter? A headless ghost at the Tower of London? You get to brief Leo or sit back and let him surprise you.

Also, every time a new issue is ready we'll send you a full-colour print copy.
Pledge $300 or more per month
0 of 20 patrons
As a member of the board of the Royal Mythological Society, you get a personalized RMS certificate, all the above rewards, and will be credited (unless you prefer to be a Mysterious Benefactor!) as a key patron on the website and in every published version of Mirabilis. But all of this pales into insignificance beside the one-shot comic of 3-5 pages in which your likeness will appear as a character, the original artwork of which you will own for framing on your wall.