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About Glenn

What would you do if you were made immortal, powerful, and unshackled from destiny?

In short, what if you became a deity?

This Mortal Coil is the story of Kamiko, a young woman who is just that: a modern day goddess.

My name is Glenn Song, and I'm the author and illustrator of This Mortal Coil. The stories are her adventures as she helps mortals who become entangled with monsters, spirits, and other gods from the Eternal Realm. Above all else, they are an exploration of who she is, who she was, and her place in the cosmos.

How do you find meaning when faced with the infinite?

What is your future when your life is non-linear?

My personal goal with This Mortal Coil is to hone my storytelling skills, improve my artistry, and integrate writing, art, and coding all together to create something unique. 

From 2010 to 2016 I authored the premiere graphic novel The Rabbit and the Moon, which is about Kamiko helping her friend Chang'e, The Lady of the Moon from losing her immortality at the paws of a vengeful demon wolf.

I've written a novella called The Shinigami in 2018 that begins a different era in Kamiko's life: one where she's taken on the role of Death to ferry the souls between the Mortal and Eternal realms.

There are other comic experiments: The Lady of the Moon, which is a series of 4-panel comics that act as a prelude to the larger graphic novel. One of Us, which was a scene from how Kamiko came to be. And there is much, much more for you to explore.

And I'd love to take This Mortal Coil further. Why be limited to drawing comics or writing stories?

Everything I've done exists online, and that means there's the richness of interactive fiction. 

In 2014, I created an experiment. 

An interactive virtual place called The Shrine. It persists online 24 hours, 7 days a week. 

You can meet Kamiko there if you come during the day. You can meet other people and listen to their stories. And if you come at night? Well, you're on your own there, friend. 

But chat with her. Leave messages at the Shrine. And hey, she may even tweet your message into the digital aether.

The Shrine is a prototype, and with your support, who knows what it could become.

Currently, I'm working on a second novella as a sequel to The Shinigami and a short story that serves as a prequel. They're still rough, but I'm working on them and trying to figure out the best way to present them. Should they be sold as ebooks? Exist purely on the web? I'm coming up with a plan to distribute them.

Oh, there's a coloring book that explores Kamiko as a Lolita Fashion icon with a second one on the way.

I see This Mortal Coil as a long game much like Marvel views their Cinematic Universe. It's not told with one story, but with many that explore different aspects of who she is, of what her cosmos consists of, and who she meets -- mortals and deities alike.

That's what I'm building here.

And you can be apart of that.

By pledging? Certainly!

For backers you'll be able to get a behind the scenes look at This Mortal Coil here on Patreon. I'll post sketches and short stories -- I'll post them here first before it goes on the website. You can interact with me via the comments and ask me questions about my creative process.

And, you can do something even better than pledging your support. 

Read the comics on This Mortal Coil. They're FREE.

Comment on the stories.

Share them with your friends.

And, join me in this journey and let's see how far we can go.

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