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About this project

LAST 24 HOURS! WE MAY NOT MAKE THE ULTIMATE GOAL BUT LET'S GET AS MUCH AS WE CAN PLEDGED! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Read testimonials >>  Read Amazon Reviews >> Read Goodreads Reviews >>

Learn why it’s our duty to create entertainment for the multi-lingual international LDS audience, not just for American LDS >>

Learn why From the Dust deserves the support of Latter-day Saints everywhere >>

What's so special about From the Dust compared to every other scripture thing out there?

From the Dust tells the "biggest story never told" - that of Jeremiah in the Old Testament. His book is the biggest in the Bible but it's also one of the least read. Jeremiah also happened to be Lehi's living prophet and as such his story is intrically connected to the beginning of the Book of Mormon. It will blow your mind how much stuff happened the same year the Book of Mormon began.

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What is being funded?

This Kickstarter campaign will fund the publication of From the Dust #2: Jerusalem's Darkest Hour, a 44-page, 125-illustration, $5.99 comic that continues the series where From the Dust #1 left off! From the Dust #1 is triple-sized and retails $14.99. Get them both SIGNED with digital copies included FREE on this Kickstarter! I will ship everything to you (included in pledge amount). 

**ALL FUTURE COMICS IN THE SERIES WILL BE JUST $5.99 EACH**

**KICKSTARTER IS ALL-OR-NOTHING. IF WE DO NOT REACH $14,000 NO ONE IS CHARGED THEIR PLEDGE AMOUNT AND NO ONE GETS ANY REWARDS. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!**

Uh, who are you?

My name is Michael Mercer. I like to read scriptures and draw cartoons. Read an awesome interview about me and From the Dust on MormonArtist.net.

Click here for a great book review of From the Dust #1. 

Enough talk! Let's look at some art! 

In From the Dust #2, Lehi and Sariah bring their newest son, Nephi, to the prophet Jeremiah to be blessed. Although this event isn't scriptural, it is plausible, and it clearly teaches priesthood authority and power right from the start, which will be a huge theme in From the Dust.

Lehi is the striped hyena, Sariah's the sand cat, and Jeremiah's the, uh, gray frog arms there. Nephi is the adorable kitten. (Don't worry, he grows up in the next comic...which will never be published if we aren't successful at this Kickstarter!) 

All animals in From the Dust originate in the Middle East.

Their faith is calling down the powers of heaven.

 The prophet Jeremiah is bullied by some Judahites.

These are only three of over 125 illustrations to be included in From the Dust #2: Jerusalem's Darkest Hour - which retails for just $5.99. I've worked extremely hard to provide amazing value at affordable prices, but it will never happen if this project doesn't get kickstarted!

                                 

Homepage: http://www.BookofMormonComic.com

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YouTube: http://www.YouTube.com/BookofMormonComic

Blog: http://BookofMormonComic.blogspot.com

Risks and challenges

Fortunately I have already published From the Dust #1: The Last King of Judah and it has 5-star reviews everywhere, from the quality of the paper, to the colors, to the writing, to the story. From the Dust #2: Jerusalem's Darkest Hour is nearing completion so I am absolutely confident I can finish it, print it, and deliver it on time. However, this is my first Kickstarter, so please be patient if I make a mistake. I've researched thoroughly and asked advice from many, so I feel pretty confident I have a solid campaign and I can execute it effectively, but when you're on an adventure you never know what's around the next bend!

If we achieve our stretch goals and fund From the Dust #3 and beyond, I will face the challenge of the production and publication of those issues in early 2014. I am already reaching out for help, training interns, and gearing up for that should it be required. I feel I am well-equipped to face those challenges head-on and surpass your expectations of what a comic book series can and should be.

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    The story of From the Dust #1 & #2 (Digital PDF). No educational or introductory material included.

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    + TWO Limited Edition Hand-Signed Art Prints - "Nephi the Scout" & "Jeremiah" (8.5" x 11")
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    Ultimate Package + An original ink sketch of something you imagine that fits into the From the Dust Universe. Handdrawn and signed by Michael Mercer. (8.5" x 11")

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    + An original full-color digital illustration of a character you create that fits into the From the Dust Universe. Black or white background. Illustrated by Michael Mercer. Hand-signed. Printed. One-of-a-kind. (13" x 19")

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