Skyvein: Volume One

by Sen Holiday

A fantasy/sci-fi tale of resistance and determination, featuring queer people of color.

This Zoop campaign will bring the first 10 chapters (240 full-color pages) of the popular webcomic to print in a softcover graphic novel.

$6,605

supported of $6,500

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$10

PDF

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A DRM-free PDF of Skyvein: Volume One at web resolution.

$30

Softcover Book

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Softcover copy of Skyvein: Volume One! (6.14"x9.21")

$30

Donate a Book

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Fund a book to be given away on my socials or at a convention to someone who can't afford it!

$40

Fierce Firebird Bundle

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The softcover copy of Skyvein: Volume One, PDF, Sedition Sticker, Firebird Sticker, and Bookplate!

$75

Retailer Bundle

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5 softcover copies of Skyvein: Volume One

$1

Tip Jar

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If you want to add a little something extra for us hard workin' creators and administrators. You can increase in increments of $1 by simply pressing '+' in the quantity during checkout until you reach your desired amount. Much appreciated!

ADD-ONS

Add ons are only available once you have selected at least one Primary Reward listed above.

$25

Icon Commission

4 / 5 claimed

A digital, full-color, square profile illustration on a solid or two-toned color background. You will need to provide me with a photo to work off of.

$75

Bust Commission

1 / 5 claimed

A digital, full-color bust drawing by me of a (single) character of your choice, either one of mine or yours, on a white or solid color background.

$250

Animal Crossing Commission

1 / 5 claimed

A digital, full-color drawing of 1-2 characters of your choice (mine or yours) with a background no more detailed than the example shown, drawn in Animal Crossing style.

$75

Physical sketch

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A hand-drawn sketch of one of the characters from Skyvein (your choice). (3"x4")

AddOn#8

$5

Bookplate

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A crowdfunding-exclusive, Skyvein-themed bookplate

$5

Sedition Sticker

A full-color, Skyvein-themed sticker

$5

Firebird Sticker

1 claimed

A full-color, Skyvein-themed sticker

$1

Signature

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Only available for Softcover Book reward!

$0

Digital Wallpapers

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Mobile and Desktop wallpapers

UNAVAILABLE

$250

Full-body Commission

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A digital, full-color full-body drawing by me of a (single) character of your choice, either one of mine or yours, on a white or solid color background.

$350

Cameo

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Either yourself or your character (adapted to fit into the Skyvein-verse) makes a cameo in Volume Two! It will be a non-speaking, background appearance, and i can't promise exactly when this reward will be delivered, as it depends when the exact page airs, but it will be within the next volume.

Story

 

Taisce Brennan inherited a seal coat and empathy magick from their selkie mother. But because their mother vanished when they were a pup, Taisce never learned to control their empathic gift. Now a 24-year-old package courier, they take magick-blocking medication, deliver packages to make ends meet, and generally attempt to avoid running into trouble with The Core—the authoritarian regime that controls all aspects of life above the clouds. Taisce’s humble livelihood is blasted away after an explosion at the postal facility where they work—an explosion blamed on Taisce, who finds themself a fugitive running from The Core.

 

Skyvein is a fantasy/sci-fi webcomic featuring queer people of color, and it’s written and illustrated by me, sen holiday. All of Volume One (and some of Volume Two!) is free to read online at https://www.skyveincomic.com.

CW: some violence and occasional swearing

 

 

This Zoop campaign will bring the first 10 chapters (240 full-color pages) of Volume One to print in a perfect-bound, softcover graphic novel. If the stretch goals are met, i’ll add some exclusive, behind-the-scenes bonus content!

 

 

 

 

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Bio

sen holiday is a queer, biracial (korean/white) artist currently living on occupied Dakota and Anishinaabe land, and they’ve been creating Skyvein since 2017.

Stretch Goals

$7k - Every physical book reward to come with a nifty new sticker and bookmark!
 
$7.5k - Unlock the hardcover version of Volume One, and the ability to switch your softcover reward to a hardcover reward (which will be $50)!
 
$8k - Skyvein-inspired D&D subclasses and PbtA moves by Aaron King!
 
$9k - Behind-the-scenes sketchbook (early concept art and character sketches) printed into the physical book and added to the end of the PDF!
 
$10k - Digitally painted purple clouds for the inside covers!
 
$15k - A short comic set in Emi and Feng's past available as a PDF for all backers!

Timeline

Skyvein: Volume One is complete and ready for printing, as are all rewards. All stretch goals are at least loosely sketched out. The campaign will end February 24th, wallpapers and PDFs will be delivered March 2022, physical rewards should (barring any delays) ship to me by March/April 2022, physical rewards will ship out to all backers by July 2022 at the latest, and commissions will be delivered by July 2022 at the latest.

Risks

This is my first time crowdfunding! The biggest risk would be with the printing and shipping delays, as Skyvein: Volume One is complete and ready for printing, and all the rewards are at least loosely sketched out, if not ready as well. Skyvein is a labor of love and i know that i’ll try my best to get you the best product as timely as possible if we make the goal! What i am confident about is that if anything gets delayed, i will communicate with you, my dear backers, as quickly and thoroughly as possible. Thanks for helping me make this dream of bringing Skyvein to print come true!

updates

2022-02-20 17:29:19

Funded!!!

Sen

WE DID IT! YOU DID IT! Skyvein: Volume One is officially FULLY FUNDED!

Thank you all SO much for your endless support and encouragement, for spreading the word, and for making this all possible. i'm pleased as punch that my comic child is going to be able to come to life in this way, and it's all thanks to you all.
 
SKYVEIN: VOLUME ONE IS COMING TO PRINT!
 
Thanks a bunch!
sen holiday

(they/them)

www.skyveincomic.com

Twitter: @skyveincomic

Instagram: @goth.holiday

2022-02-07 17:28:59

One more cameo spot opened!

Sen

Hello!

We are now on Week 3 of the Skyvein Print Campaign and i just wanted to give you a quick update about where we're at... thanks to your support, we've reached 70% funded! We're getting so close to that goal, and i couldn't have made it this far without you.

i also wanted to let you know that i've made room for one more Cameo spot for $350! This add-on will net you a place for you or your character (or a friend/friend's character, as long as we have their consent) in Volume Two! i can't promise exactly when the page will go live on the Skyvein website, but i can promise that it will show up at some point within Volume Two.
 
Thank you so much for helping me get the campaign this far!

sen holiday

(they/them)

www.skyveincomic.com

Twitter: @skyveincomic

Instagram: @goth.holiday

2022-01-25 05:19:13

Day 1! - In The Books!

Sen

And that's a wrap on Day One! More than a third of the way in just one day...! I'm truly so floored and so grateful for all of your support, my lovely, lovely backers! Thank you for coming along on this ride with me. i never expected to get this far on day one.

We've made so much progress already, and i think we can do this thing! Please spread the word about Skyvein to any folks you know who might be interested in a sci-fi/fantasy comic about trying to leave the world a little better than when we found it.

Maybe you know someone who would like to get a commission of their TTRPG (or otherwise) character?  Commission offers are few and far between from me, and i don't know when i might offer these again, so if you've wanted a commission from me, now's the time to get it!

That's all for now~ i wish you all a very good and wonderful night, and we'll see what tomorrow brings~ Again, thank you all so much for your support. <3

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