A new Kickstarter campaign has started today. This is a project unlike any you've heard of before. THE LEG is a 180-page, full color graphic novel created by Van Jensen (PINOCCHIO VAMPIRE SLAYER, GREEN LANTERN CORPS, THE FLASH) and artist Jose Pimienta (A FRIENDLY GAME). The story deals with the disembodied, sentient leg of Santa Anna, as it goes out on a quest to save Mexico.
Once upon a time in Mexico—more specifically, in the 1880s during the Pastry War—President Santa Anna lost his left leg when it was struck by French cannon fire. Santa Anna gave his missing limb a full military funeral (true story!). But when the Mexican people rebelled against Santa Anna (because he did insanely vain things like giving his limb a military funeral) and threw him out of office, protesters exhumed his leg, dragged it through the streets and cast it aside (also a true story!). It hasn’t been seen again…until now!
Our story is set in 1938, when the Leg has reappeared, clad in a tall leather boot. When the Leg learns of a new threat against Mexico, it embarks on an epic journey across the country, battling with villains both modern and magical in its quest to save the country and redeem Santa Anna’s tarnished legacy.
This is a project that Van's had in his head for some time. It started when he was told the story of Santa Anna's missing limb in a history class as an undergrad. His thoughts kept going back to the limb and he wondered what happened to it. Now you can find out.
The book is fully completed. The $10,000 Kicktarter goal is to cover the cost of printing and shipping to the backers. In other words, it's ready to be printed and head your way as soon as the campaign is over.
There are several different options in which you can support the project with different incentives available. One stretch goal has been revealed. Once they pass $25,000, the book will be translated into Spanish and everyone that pledges at least $10 will receive PDFs of both the English and Spanish edition.
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A full preview is also available over on the Kickstarter page. Don't delay. Head over to the Kickstarter Page today and back this project.