After publishing two successful volumes and a hardcover collection of stories at Image Comics, the MORIARTY creative team is returning to Kickstarter to fund a third volume story.
If you're a fan of Sherlock Holmes, we think you'll enjoy our illustrated take on the greatest villain of all time, Professor James Moriarty.
If you haven't read our MORIARTY series yet, no worries. We have plenty of copies of the previous books available as rewards, so that you can catch up in time for the third volume that we'll be producing.
WHY WE'RE HERE
We need your help to raise money to fund the creation of the four issues and graphic novel collection of our third MORIARTY adventure. The money you contribute will go toward paying the artists and production costs.
The MORIARTY team started on Kickstarter back in 2009, asking for just a few thousand dollars to help us complete our first few issues. Since that time, we have been picked up by mega-publisher Image Comics (WALKING DEAD, SAGA, SPAWN).
We've had a great run with Image, and we want to continue that run. Independent comics is a tough field, and creators can use every bit of help they can get to keep the dream alive.
Check out this video below, which explains the Professor's plight at the beginning of the first story that we published...
MORIARTY Vol. I: THE DARK CHAMBER Preview
In our first volume story, the Professor has achieved ultimate victory over Sherlock Holmes, but at great cost. He spends 20 years in obscurity before being called back into the fray by a Great War and another villain that threatens to surpass his legend.
The conclusion of the first volume adventure leads the Professor to another mystery, far way in Burma...
MORIARTY Vol. II: THE LAZARUS TREE Preview
Both of these stories were published as softcover graphic novels, then published together as the MORIARTY DELUXE EDITION Hardcover.
Our third adventure will take the Professor to an entirely new place. We'll be giving updates and revealing the story as we go along.
MORIARTY Vol. III: A little more about the project
MORIARTY writer Daniel Corey explains a little more about his Kickstarter goals for MORIARTY Vol. III.
To catch up on the MORIARTY madness, check out some of the press we've done so far...
We have set a goal of $24,000 to cover the art and production costs of MORIARTY Vol. III. We'll also be creating MORIARTY T-shirts and smartphone covers, which will be available in the various prize tiers to the right.
But, in a broader sense, we are here to expand the MORIARTY brand and add depth to our product line. We're setting flex goals, and if we can exceed our initial goal, we'll be adding more rewards.
UNLOCK FLEX GOAL #1
If we hit $30,000, we will be able to create and give you a new mystery comic. It will be a brand-new, original title created by members of the MORIARTY team. The additional money you give will go toward the art and production costs of this new book.
UNLOCK FLEX GOAL #2
If we hit $42,000, we will be mass-producing MORIARTY Collectible Figures, and adding them to the rewards tiers. People who have already pledged will be able to upgrade their reward package to include a figure.
The figures will be professionally manufactured and packaged, fitting major retailer's specifications.
Special thanks to Ian Smith for composing the amazing music for our video. Check out his website and hire him to do yours! www.ianscreams.com
Risks and challenges
You may notice that some of the estimated delivery dates for rewards listed to the right are late into next year. This is to let you know that producing, printing, publishing and distributing new comic books is a very time-consuming process, and sometimes this business can be unpredictable. We will stay committed and deliver everything as soon as we can, and will keep you updated every step of the way.
As much as we can, we will be sending you extra downloads and online content to keep you in the loop as we work. We thank all of our backers in advance!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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