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Rawle Nyanzi

is creating animated shorts

3

patrons

$10

per month
NOTE: Due to circumstances beyond my control, I've paused the billing cycle for the time being. Patrons will not be charged until further notice, but no tier rewards will be delivered either. I apologize for any inconvenience.

I'm Rawle Nyanzi, author of the novella Sword & Flower and the novel Shining Tomorrow Volume 1: Shadow Heart. Five years ago, I released an indie game that didn't get much traction and languished in obscurity.

However, after a recent conversation with one of my Twitter followers, I realized something profound: I had everything I needed to tell an animated story, right on my computer.

So I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. After hiring a pixel artist to add sprites that weren't in the original game (I also touched up some of the animations and added a few energy effects), I ended up creating the short film Defeat the Witch! It can be viewed below:


Now I want to take this farther and create more shorts like that one. Getting new animations will not be terribly expensive; I'd be able to get quite a bit for $100 a month, though more is always welcome.

This represents an opportunity to be a part of a new and exciting journey, one that will have a far bigger impact than any novel. Film is the world's most important medium of storytelling, and here is your chance to get involved and make things happen.

Yes, film is important, but what exactly are you trying to create?

I'm trying to create a series of shorts collectively called Magic Panic ~魔法危機伝~; Defeat the Witch! is merely the first of these. The shorts will center around an office lady who investigates strange, paranormal activity in her home city purely because she wants to (and it's way more interesting than her day job.) Taking advantage of a recent law allowing civilians to own any type of personal weaponry, she takes up a hand cannon and, with the help of Long Claw the aura-powered garbageman and Zombie Hero the undead vigilante, delves into the secrets of the unknown.

This is inspired by the way stories were told in the 1930s and 1940s, with minimal backstory and a stronger focus on action. The elimination of backstory is supremely important here: I want viewers to connect with the characters because of what they do right now, not because of some contrived nonsense about how people were mean to them as kids. This way, viewers can watch them grow and get closer to them.

I intend to put a cartoon out every month, but to realize that, I'll need your support.

All I ask of you is that you help me make this happen.
Tiers
Small
$1 or more per month

On this tier, I will give you sneak peeks at new art, sprites, and other things that go into the creation of an animation.

Large
$5 or more per month

In addition to the $1 benefits, I will give you a short story with the Magic Panic characters. They will have a different feel and mood from the animations.

NOTE: Due to circumstances beyond my control, I've paused the billing cycle for the time being. Patrons will not be charged until further notice, but no tier rewards will be delivered either. I apologize for any inconvenience.

I'm Rawle Nyanzi, author of the novella Sword & Flower and the novel Shining Tomorrow Volume 1: Shadow Heart. Five years ago, I released an indie game that didn't get much traction and languished in obscurity.

However, after a recent conversation with one of my Twitter followers, I realized something profound: I had everything I needed to tell an animated story, right on my computer.

So I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. After hiring a pixel artist to add sprites that weren't in the original game (I also touched up some of the animations and added a few energy effects), I ended up creating the short film Defeat the Witch! It can be viewed below:


Now I want to take this farther and create more shorts like that one. Getting new animations will not be terribly expensive; I'd be able to get quite a bit for $100 a month, though more is always welcome.

This represents an opportunity to be a part of a new and exciting journey, one that will have a far bigger impact than any novel. Film is the world's most important medium of storytelling, and here is your chance to get involved and make things happen.

Yes, film is important, but what exactly are you trying to create?

I'm trying to create a series of shorts collectively called Magic Panic ~魔法危機伝~; Defeat the Witch! is merely the first of these. The shorts will center around an office lady who investigates strange, paranormal activity in her home city purely because she wants to (and it's way more interesting than her day job.) Taking advantage of a recent law allowing civilians to own any type of personal weaponry, she takes up a hand cannon and, with the help of Long Claw the aura-powered garbageman and Zombie Hero the undead vigilante, delves into the secrets of the unknown.

This is inspired by the way stories were told in the 1930s and 1940s, with minimal backstory and a stronger focus on action. The elimination of backstory is supremely important here: I want viewers to connect with the characters because of what they do right now, not because of some contrived nonsense about how people were mean to them as kids. This way, viewers can watch them grow and get closer to them.

I intend to put a cartoon out every month, but to realize that, I'll need your support.

All I ask of you is that you help me make this happen.

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Tiers
Small
$1 or more per month

On this tier, I will give you sneak peeks at new art, sprites, and other things that go into the creation of an animation.

Large
$5 or more per month

In addition to the $1 benefits, I will give you a short story with the Magic Panic characters. They will have a different feel and mood from the animations.