A Brighter Light

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Title: A Brighter Light
Editor(s): MimiPlaysGames, Rain, Haelyonn, Michi
Type: Fanart, Fanfiction
Date(s): 2019-2021
Medium: PDF, Print
Fandom: Kingdom Hearts
Language: English
External Links: Twitter carrd
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A Brighter Light is a charity zine focused on the character Ventus from Kingdom Hearts.


An interest check for the project ran from September 12 to October 14, 2019[1]. Initially, the project was meant to be a digital zine with a merchandise bundle due to difficulties faced in planning for physical copies[2]. Moderator applications were open from October 20 to October 27, 2019[3]. Artists and writers could begin applying as contributors from November 3 to November 25, 2019[4].

The project went dormant after a contributor spotlight posted on March 2020, then returned with an update on August 10, 2020[5]. The update cited the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason production slowed down and also announced a new mod team had been assembled.

Preorders were originally meant to begin January 3, 2021, but was delayed to the next day due to complications with payment processors[6]. Preorders were run with the following pricing tiers[7]:

  • The Sleepy ($15 USD) - Digital Zine
  • The Dandelions ($20 USD) - Digital Zine, Icons, Digital Wallpaper
  • The Chirithy ($25 USD) - Physical Zine, Digital Zine
  • The Wayward Wind ($35 USD) - Physical Zine, Digital Zine, Icons, Digital Wallpaper, Die-cut Sticker, Postcard, Bookmark
  • The χ-blade ($45 USD, Limited) - Physical Zine, Digital Zine, Icons, Digital Wallpaper, Die-cut Sticker, Postcard, Bookmark, Keychain, Washi Tape, Candy Charm

Preorders ended on February 6, 2021, although digital copies continued to be sold afterwards[8]. Shipping for contributor bundles began approximately July 30, 2021[9]. Preorders began shipping on August 2, 2021[10]. Digital orders were sent out on August 2, 2021[11].

The projects online storefront reopened for second sales on November 11, 2021, until supplies ran out[12]. Leftovers ended on December 18, 2021[13].

To close off the project, a final announcement on December 27, 2021, reported that $1,407.24 USD made from the zine was donated to Feeding America[14].

Project Schedule
Start End
Interest Check September 12, 2019 October 14, 2019
Mod Applications October 20, 2019 October 27, 2019
Contributor Applications November 3, 2019 November 25, 2019
Preorders January 4, 2021 February 6, 2021
Shipping July 30, 2021 August 3, 2021
Leftover Sales November 11, 2021 December 18, 2021


The following names were taken by cross referencing the contributor spotlights and the initial contributor lineup on the project's social media account[15][16].

Page Artists

Merch Artists



Former Contributors


Fan Reception

The following posts are a sample of posts retweeted by the project's social media account about the zine.

Cassie wrote on Twitter

My @VentusZine came in today and everything is so pretty!! The wrapping paper was so nice!! Plus little puppy ventus enjoyed the box! Thank you everyone who worked on it! 💚[17]

ALittlePuckish wrote on Twitter

I tried to be so careful to not rip the tissue paper to save it LOL

But yay!! My copy of @VentusZine arrived to make a bad day better[18]

Lyssa wrote on Twitter

got my beautiful copy of @VentusZine last night and shxjdjfjdjf what an absolute treat 😭😭 thank you all for your hard work and beautiful dedication to this sweet sweet boy. I adore it all!! 💙💙💙[19]

childxlicious wrote on Twitter

My @VentusZine came in yesterday and I might have teared up a little while reading 😭💚[20]