Joe Slucher and Shona Kinsellais creating ,Miranya's Oath, an illustrated epic!
About Joe Slucher and Shona Kinsella
ABOUT USShona 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 is best known for his digital paintings of fantasy and surreal subjects. He loves to paint the drama involved in gaming art and enjoys the beautifully melancholy in his personal work. These days most of his art is created digitally using Paintstorm Studio and Adobe Photoshop. He has created artwork for roleplaying games, video games, card games, comics, books, and has art directed for companies. His most well known clients are Wizards of the Coast, and Valve Software. His personal work shows a love for light and texture. 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 hopes to underscore the emotion and drama of Miranya's Oath with the art and create pieces that aren't just cool but are beautiful.
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.
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.
What You Receive and When
Joe is usually on Discord between 10am EST and 4pm EST
Community GoalsThe 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
Jon Nicholas III
-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.
-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.
-10% off Joe's prints
-10%off collections of the chapters/artwork we sell.
-Audio of Shona reading the chapter.
-Higher resolution progress shots.
-Higher resolution final art.
-15% off Joe's prints.
-15% off book.
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.
-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.