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A young woman's ability to experience others' lives sends her on a fantastical journey across time! See a 22-page preview within!
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OUR STORY

A young woman in modern-day New York is pulled into the clandestine world of the 'Paths when her Quantum Leap-like ability to experience the life of a 13th century Japanese warrior begins to manifest, launching her on a global race across time to unravel an ancient mystery before mankind is consumed by darkness.

What makes PATHS unique is that it's a hero's journey told two ways, simultaneously: in the past, with KAZE on a traditional hero's journey, and in the present, with KIMA on a separate-yet-linked heroine's journey of her own.

Thematically, PATHS examines why history repeats itself and the dual narrative allows us to explore the concepts of Joseph Campbell's Monomyth theory while challenging the roles women typically play in hero's journeys.

Themes aside, PATHS is an epic supernatural action/adventure comic series brimming with intrigue. It will take readers on a fantastical journey around the world and across time with a diverse cast of memorable characters in a tale that's part Quantum Leap, part X-Men and The Matrix.

MASSIVE PREVIEW AHEAD!

Click on the cover image below to instantly read PATHS Prologue online - no downloads or signups required!

(PATHS Prologue is a mature comic presented on ISSUU, the digital publishing platform. No sign-ups or downloads required! On desktops, it's designed to be read in full screen mode. Double click to zoom into pages to read clearly. Double click again to zoom back out and flip to the next page! Tablets/mobile, you're good to go -- just flip to landscape mode for the two-page spread on 6-7!)

THE CREATORS

WHAT'S NEXT?

  
ZOOM AND ENHANCE!

TIMELINE

Want to learn more about our story, characters, and PATHS' creators? Check out our website PATHScomic.com! Since we started working on the book waaay back in November, we've documented our experience, and you'll find a ton of behind-the-scenes goodies that detail our creative process -- terrific stuff like this:

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Thank you for your consideration! We look forward to bringing you more...

Risks and challenges

We plan to take all the lessons we learned on PATHS Prologue into the production of the double-issue. We've carefully planned, budgeted, and scheduled, and we're confident we'll deliver. We'll also be documenting our continued journey at PATHSComic.com, and will quickly share news of any potential delays and how we plan to overcome them.

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    DIGITAL PATH
    • A PDF of the double-sized first issue of PATHS!
    • PATHS desktop and mobile wallpapers!

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    EARLY BIRD PATH
    • Print copy of the double-issue signed by the creator!
    • PDF of the double-issue!
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    PRINT PATH
    • Print copy of the double-issue signed by the creator!
    • PDF of the first issue!
    • PATHS digital wallpapers!

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    NAME PATH
    The PRINT PATH plus:
    • Lotus and Ibis logo stickers!
    • PATHS file card bookmark!
    • Your name listed in the special Thank You page in the double issue!

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    ART PATH
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    • A black and white 11"x17" art print of the two-page splash from PATHS Prologue!

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    COLLECTOR PATH
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    • You get both T-shirts!
    • Your print copy is the Limited Edition version, featuring a variant cover and eight additional pages of concept and pin-up art!

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    BIG FAN PATH
    The COLLECTOR PATH plus:
    • A big, beautiful 24"x36" art poster of the unlettered PATHS Prologue cover!

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    WALK-ON PATH
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    • We'll make you a background character in the double-issue!

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    • We'll make you a minor character in the double-issue! You get your own close-up and you speak!

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    PRODUCER PATH
    The BIG FAN PATH plus:
    • You'll become an Executive Producer of PATHS!
    • You'll be credited as EP on the title page in the double-issue and in any and all future issues of PATHS!
    • You'll receive digital proofs of the next 22 pages of PATHS as we complete them!
    • You'll receive print copies of any and all future issues of PATHS!

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