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Murder! Mystery! Intrigue! Giant sharks! Conspiracy! Bigfoot?! Read the entire first issue here!

UPDATE: We've surpassed our funding goal of $7500, and we are truly humbled and incredibly grateful to all of you that have helped to make this a reality! For those just stumbling onto this page, don't worry! There are still a lot of great incentives available for you to take advantage of -- the best part is, you know that you'll be getting them!

If we can raise a surplus amount above and beyond our initial goal, we'll be using that extra money to further our marketing -- including getting us to conventions across the country and establishing a digital presence to promote our project.

This book is a passion project for all involved -- we've built this first issue based purely on the love of comics and our desire to tell a story that was bursting at the seams, waiting to be told. We've all got significant others and some of us, children, to support. We want to make comics as a living but can't do it without your help!

Footprints is a four issue mini-series by Joey Esposito and Jonathan Moore. We’ve already completed (and printed) the first issue -- which you can read in its entirety here -- but now we need your help to finish the remaining issues as well as the collected trade paperback edition!

Joey is a writer from New England displaced in Los Angeles, California, currently living with his totally awesome girlfriend, his cat, his dog, and a whole bunch of back problems. He's been reading comics since his Dad bought him an Adventures of Superman issue co-starring Gang Buster. Jonathan lives in South Carolina with his wife and two daughters, living on coffee and burning the candle at both ends to do what he loves -- both comics and fine art. Creator-owned comics are becoming harder and harder to support as the big two increase their market share, so make your voice heard by supporting fresh new voices!

So where is your money going? We’ll use our Kickstarter funds to cover the page rates of our artists, and then to market and publish the rest of the series ourselves. The comics industry is a tough place for independent startups, so we’re counting on the unified power of the Internet to help bring Footprints through to completion! Don’t forget, you’re helping to fund three entire issues AND a trade paperback! And with any luck, let our dreams of making stuff up for a living come true.

More about Joey: http://joeyesposito.com

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More about Jonathan: http://furmanjon.deviantart.com

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    Backer will have his or her likeness immortalized as a supporting character in an issue of Footprints, along with everything in the $500 level and a dozen roses.

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