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Patreon Celebration!

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Patreon Celebration!

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Well it's the end of the month, and with it - Millennium Exile's first week on Patreon! 

Before I start, I'd like to thank the following amazing people from the bottom of my heart: 

 

 

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Master of Elements (Tier 1)

  • Daniel Taylor
  • Jaycen Hill

 

 

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    Dual Wielding (Tier 2)

    • SnowMew
    • Tyler Smalley

     

     

     

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    Calculated & Dangerous (Tier 3)

    • Graeyson

     

     

     

     

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    You guys have already made such a massive difference in supporting this project and I cannot thank you enough. Every dollar not only helps the project, but it also supports the various artists from around the world who work on it.
    And it's not only contribution amount that matters, with each name that's attached to this Patreon page - the better the project looks to a studio when it comes time to pitch :) 

    The project is currently receiving $70 a month from you guys in it's first week being on Patreon and 100% of the proceeds are going towards the Millennium Exile artwork and I'm hoping to eventually have enough to pay for a professional score throughout the Demo Reel.  Music can be an extremely powerful tool when used in a production and is something often overlooked.

    With such amazing & talented voice actors already attached, it sets the bar quite high to polish this as much as possible!

    https://www.patreon.com/millenniumexile

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    Well as you might have already seen, I am currently working with Hary to bring you guys a very special image...

    This image will depict a specific scene from the end of the final fight with Xarus, and shows Vincent in his never before seen God form with his Overdrive Plus (the "Abyss" gauntlet) on one hand, and an unsealed god killer: "The Diablo Blade" in the other!   

    I plan for this image to be a special promotion piece that I'm going to pass on to all Patrons (in high resolution), as a thanks to those of you currently supporting the project :) 
    Very rarely do I upload high res artwork, and I'm currently planning more exclusive bonuses to come!

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    Iv'e just come off the end of a VERY busy few months... having started a new job (in a field that required much of my time to study), doing interviews through various media outlets regarding MillEx, and I've been getting several requests to visit public and private schools to teach children about Anime, Manga and Millennium Exile!
    I won't go into to it too much here, as I'll be covering all this in the next few blogs :) 

    I'm also currently preparing myself to run my very first a panel for a convention. I've been invited to attend as a guest talk about being a western creator in the Anime genre.
    More info on that to come in the next few weeks :) 

    This blog is also getting resurrected - I'm sorry for being so slack!
    I have plenty of awesome news to share with you all, so expect more updates here, as well as some previously mentioned ones (for those of you who follow the project on Facebook).

    Iv'e been doing quite a lot since I last posted on the website, and it's time I caught you all up to speed!

     

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    Magazine Interview, Demo Reel Progress & more!

    Howdy everyone! I hope this blog finds you once again in good health :)
    Let's jump right into things shall we?

    Magazine Interview:

    Early last week I received an awesome message of support from an Australian Anime & Gaming company, Gametraders. They requested an interview in order to publish a piece on Millennium Exile in their next online publication of "Live" magazine.
    This was an amazing offer as any form of love towards the project is appreciated, but also goes towards further exposure in order to bring it to the attention of more and more Anime fans. 

    I have been sent the final draft of the interview and it's a fantastic read...not too mention they are running a competition to win a Millennium Exile mounted print! 
    The issue with the interview has not yet gone live (pun completely intended), however I will provide a link in another blog post upon it's release.

    Demo Reel Progress & Update:


    As usual, the demo reel has been eating up a lot of time and resources which makes it tough on you guys because it's hard to share everything that's going on.

    This is because the demo reel will not be released to the public or uploaded anywhere online. This is largely due to it being for studio pitch only and offers up quite a lot of extra information about the story. Not too mention that the demo has been professionally dubbed by Anime voice actors in the United States.
    It sucks I know, but it's hard on me too that the best part of my project is a part that I can't show to you, so please be patients guys...I'll always share whatever I can in bits a pieces.

    Hary - The main artist for the character introductory pieces has been brought on to the demo reel to help out as another artist has been unwell for some time and unable to draw. 
    A couple more pieces to go and Hary will be back in his usual seat, belting out more of my character designs, I promise ;)

    Marcos has also been brought into the project as the new colorist for the demo reel in order to help take some strain off other artists and to hopefully expedite the whole process.

    Speaking of which, here is a work in progress of a still from the demo reel :)
    This image depicts the ancient mages congregating and pooling their powers together, in order to create the great meister classes from the stories mythos.

    The image still a work in progress so stay tuned to the Facebook page for regular updates also.

    The image still a work in progress so stay tuned to the Facebook page for regular updates also.

    Please find links below to Hary and Marcos' Deviantart pages for more of their work:
    http://the-hary.deviantart.com/
    http://eroishi.deviantart.com/

    Donations & Shout Outs:

    As many of you may (or may not) know, Millennium Exile is open to donations.
    This is to allow for anyone wanting to show their support in the form of financial contribution towards paying for further artwork. Originally it wasn't even my idea, although it was only after popular demand that I opened up the project to donations...it would seem that many of you were keen to put a little something towards seeing Millennium Exile made into an Anime and I thank you all.

    This week in particular, I would like to personally give a whole hearted thank you to Tristan Woodington and Mohammed Anbari for their donations in the last week.
    Your contributions will be put 100% towards new artwork and you guys will be tagged and thanked again when the imagery you helped paid for is released online :)
    (Should you wish to donate towards MillEx, just hit the "shop now" button on the Facebook page).

    Another big shout out goes to the Username "Skullcandyywho shared out the Millennium Exile project of his or her own free will on forums around the Internet in order to bring more (positive) attention towards MillEx.
    Your awesomeness is much appreciated and goes a long way to getting Millennium Exile noticed by the right people.

    Thank you :)

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