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Professor Moriarty is back for a new graphic novel adventure! The fate of the world is in your hands.

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MORIARTY Returns!

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.

ABOUT US

To catch up on the MORIARTY madness, check out some of the press we've done so far...

Writer Daniel Corey interviewed in USA TODAY

Daniel Corey co-hosting G4's FRESK INK with Blair Butler

MORIARTY at MTV.com

MORIARTY profiled in the School Library Journal 

OUR GOALS

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.

MORIARTY Collectible Figurine Sculpted by Grant Miller
MORIARTY Collectible Figurine Sculpted by Grant Miller

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!

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    8 backers

    Every penny counts! A thank-you on Twitter, and the Professor's eternal gratitude!

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    7 backers

    A downloadable sketchbook of MORIARTY comic art, and thank-you on Twitter!

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    11 backers

    Downloadable sketchbook! Signed copy of 1st issue of MORIARTY Vol. III! Special thanks on Twitter!

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    $40 reward

    1 backer

    Downloadable sketchbook, access to video updates, signed copy of 1st issue of MORIARTY Vol. III, grab-bag of random signed issues! Special thanks on Twitter!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: One signed copy of MORIARTY Vol. III!

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    15 backers Limited (85 left of 100)

    Downloadable sketchbook, access to video updates, signed copy of the MORIARTY Vol. I: THE DARK CHAMBER and MORIARTY Vol. II: THE LAZARUS TREE! Signed copy of 1st issue of MORIARTY Vol. III!

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    5 backers Limited (25 left of 30)

    MORIARTY DELUXE EDITION SPECIAL EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Downloadable sketchbook! Access to video updates! Signed copy of the MORIARTY DELUXE EDITION HARDCOVER (collecting MORIARTY Vols. I and II).

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    3 backers

    Downloadable sketchbook, access to video updates, special thanks on Twitter! One signed copy of MORIARTY Vol. III!

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    $100 reward

    1 backer

    T-SHIRT SPECIAL! One signed copy of MORIARTY Vol. III! One limited edition T-shirt bearing the Professor's likeness!

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    iPHONE SPECIAL! One iPhone cover bearing the Professor's likeness! One copy of MORIARTY Vol. III!

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    EARLY BIRD ARTIST SPECIAL! MORIARTY artist Anthony Diecidue will digitally sketch a headshot of a Moriarty character of your choosing! We will email you an exclusive, one-of-a-kind, print-ready PDF for you to hang on your wall!

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    $135 reward

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    Downloadable sketchbook! Access to video updates! Signed copy of MORIARTY Vol. I: THE DARK CHAMBER, MORIARTY Vol. II: THE LAZARUS TREE and MORIARTY Vol. III! One limited edition T-shirt bearing the Professor's likeness!

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    1 backer Limited (29 left of 30)

    Downloadable sketchbook, access to video updates, signed copy of MORIARTY Vol. I: THE DARK CHAMBER, MORIARTY Vol. II: THE LAZARUS TREE and MORIARTY Vol. III! One limited edition T-shirt bearing the Professor's likeness! One iPhone cover featuring the Professor's amazing mug!

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    $175 reward

    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    Downloadable sketchbook! Access to video updates! Signed copy of the MORIARTY DELUXE EDITION HARDCOVER (collecting MORIARTY Vols. I and II) and MORIARTY Vol. III! One limited edition T-shirt bearing the Professor's likeness! One iPhone cover featuring the Professor's amazing mug!

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    $200 reward

    0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)

    Downloadable sketchbook! Access to video updates! Signed copy of the MORIARTY DELUXE EDITION HARDCOVER (collecting MORIARTY Vols. I and II) and MORIARTY Vol. III! One limited edition T-shirt bearing the Professor's likeness! One iPhone cover featuring the Professor's amazing mug! A PERSONAL thank-you Skype call from MORIARTY writer Daniel Corey!

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    WRITER’S SPECIAL! MORIARTY writer Daniel Corey will read your 5-10-page comic, movie, novel or stage play treatment or outline, and give you a 30-minute Skype session critique. (Adaptations of your own existing work or characters from the public domain are acceptable. No fan fiction of characters that you do not have the rights to, please).

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    0 backers Limited (30 left of 30)

    DELUXE ARTIST'S SPECIAL! Downloadable sketchbook! Access to video updates! Signed copy of the MORIARTY DELUXE EDITION HARDCOVER (collecting MORIARTY Vols. I and II) and MORIARTY Vol. III! MORIARTY artist Anthony Diecidue will do a headshot sketch of a character of your choosing! You will receive this one-of-a-kind, signed physical drawing in the mail!

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    DELUXE WRITER’S SPECIAL! MORIARTY writer Daniel Corey will read the script (up to 150 pages) of your ORIGINAL movie, comic or stage play, and give you a 30-minute Skype session critique. (Adaptations of your own existing work or characters from the public domain are acceptable. No fan fiction of characters that you do not have the rights to, please).

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    0 backers Limited (30 left of 30)

    SUPER DELUXE ARTIST'S SPECIAL! Downloadable sketchbook! Access to video updates! Signed copy of the MORIARTY DELUXE EDITION HARDCOVER (collecting MORIARTY Vols. I and II) and MORIARTY Vol. III! MORIARTY artist Anthony Diecidue will do a full-body sketch of a character of your choosing! You will receive this one-of-a-kind, signed physical drawing in the mail!

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    SOCAL RESIDENT SPECIAL! Lunch for you and a guest with MORIARTY creators Daniel Corey and Anthony Diecidue! You’ll have lunch with Daniel and Anthony at a nice restaurant in the San Fernando Valley. You'll either be local, or willing to cover your own airfare and hotel.

    Daniel and Anthony will pick up the tab and give you signed copies of all three volumes of Moriarty (pending their availability – we may need to mail you Vol. III at a later date). They’ll also bring along two Moriarty T-shirts, two iPhone covers, and they’ll answer all your questions about the comic biz, their love of Moriarty and which Star Trek movie is their favorite (KAHN, probably). Anthony will even do a napkin sketch (or two) for you.

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    BE IN THE BOOK!

    Downloadable sketchbook! Access to video updates! Signed copy of the MORIARTY DELUXE EDITION HARDCOVER (collecting MORIARTY Vols. I and II) and MORIARTY Vol. III! One limited edition T-shirt bearing the Professor's likeness! One iPhone cover featuring the Professor's amazing mug! A PERSONAL thank-you Skype from MORIARTY writer Daniel Corey!

    And...YOU or your friend or loved one will be cast as an extra in MORIARTY Vol. III, appearing on at least two pages of the book. (You must provide photo reference).

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