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This will be the first issue of a comic series. Zoo is the story of a secret space exploration program.
This will be the first issue of a comic series. Zoo is the story of a secret space exploration program.
24 backers pledged $1,101 to help bring this project to life.

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I'm Bert Jerred - I'm a teacher and administrator who likes to create music, make art and play with technology. I'm the guy with the story arc.

http://bertjerred.bandcamp.com/

Ben Jerred is my brother. He's a teacher, artist, and musician, too. Much of the amazing concept art and multimedia comes from him.

http://benjerred.wordpress.com/

Carrie Goldsworthy is our friend and lead artist, and the one who has the plan: how to take our ideas and make them into a real comic. 

http://www.carrietivity.com

Zoo is to be the story of a secret space exploration program that began in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War and predates the NASA program. Irving Aberdeen, an Engineering student at UNM-Albuquerque, gets a job interview in San Antonio, where he hopes to become a researcher in the Fuels division of a major R&D lab.

Aberdeen soon finds himself immersed in a secret global rivalry where oil and politics, science and nationalism, and a raging debate over the sanctity of life itself threaten to make him an accomplice in one of the most heinous crimes in history.

Check out the storyboards on Issuu or via Dropbox.

Find out the secret of the "Zoo," by pledging your support today. Your financial support will make Volume 1, Issue 1 of Zoo - an all-original digital comic - a reality. Funding will be used to pay the artists and technicians of the Zoo team, to pay for printed and multimedia rewards, and to pay for a web hosting plan. The success of the entire 12-issue first volume depends on the success of this first issue.

Here's a shot of "BEWARE HUMANS" where you can see the frame, and it's dark in my dining room right now so everything looks yellow.
Here's a shot of "BEWARE HUMANS" where you can see the frame, and it's dark in my dining room right now so everything looks yellow.
This is the 14 x 16 in. watercolor and ink original ZOO painting "BAD AGATHA." She is a naughty character we may meet in upcoming issues. This is a one-of-a-kind part of the reward to the first $350 backer.
This is the 14 x 16 in. watercolor and ink original ZOO painting "BAD AGATHA." She is a naughty character we may meet in upcoming issues. This is a one-of-a-kind part of the reward to the first $350 backer.
This is the original ZOO pencil drawing "JA ENTITY" 14 x 17 inches, of a character we may see in future issues. This is a one-of-a-kind part of the reward to the first $275 backer.
This is the original ZOO pencil drawing "JA ENTITY" 14 x 17 inches, of a character we may see in future issues. This is a one-of-a-kind part of the reward to the first $275 backer.
"BEWARE HUMANS" 30 X 27 original ZOO framed drawing utilizing imagery from aerial mapping, archaelogical artifacts, and fossilized biological remains. This is a one-of-a-kind part of the reward to the first $500 backer.
"BEWARE HUMANS" 30 X 27 original ZOO framed drawing utilizing imagery from aerial mapping, archaelogical artifacts, and fossilized biological remains. This is a one-of-a-kind part of the reward to the first $500 backer.
All backers will receive a copy of this poster. The original is a painting by Ben Jerred.
All backers will receive a copy of this poster. The original is a painting by Ben Jerred.
Super-pledgers get a snazzy T-shirt, plus much more!
Super-pledgers get a snazzy T-shirt, plus much more!
Or snazzy-on-black.
Or snazzy-on-black.

The first issue will be twelve pages in length and will feature all-original artwork by the Zoo Team artists.

Thank you for your support!

All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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    NEW REWARD LEVEL!!! You get all the $300 pledge rewards PLUS ORIGINAL FINE ART ZOO DRAWING "BEWARE HUMANS." Charcoal on illustration board, 30 in. wide x 27 in. tall, nielsen & bainbridge black frame, plexiglas. Signed by artist Ben Jerred. See photo.

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