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Ms. Pussyfooter is a fictional two volume graphic novel set in Post-Katrina, New Orleans. The story is modeled in the style of Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns (and extending credit to Akira Kurosawa's samurai films). A “no-name stranger”, an American born Sri Lankan, strolls into a chaotic town and finds town herself caught up in the affairs of the city. After being wrongfully accused of vicious crimes, Mrs. Pussyfooter takes matters into her own hands. As a vigilante, she finds her own sense of justice in a city still recovering from post-apocalyptic forces of nature and the failures of man.

  • Revofooter Style

The Revofooter Style is inspired by Fela Kuti's Afrobeat album covers. Fela used Afrobeat to revolutionize musical structure as well as the socio-political context for his native Nigeria. To capture the same kind of vibrancy and socio-political tensions felt in New Orleans, I found it fitting to use similar style, color, and composition to suggest a new wave of thought, one led by the musical roots shared.

At the heart of the graphic novel is the titular character, Ms. Pussyfooter, a beautiful, sexually liberated, and charismatic woman. As a female writer, I wanted her to be strong and sexy, so I created a protagonist that has confidence and control over her sexuality and its expression

We are using a wide range of illustrative techniques, such as photography, graphic design and old fashioned drawing, in creating our hybrid style. Creating Ms. Pussyfooter is a full-line production, requiring location, camera work, actors, and pre- and post- production, just like any film. Our process utilizes actual New Orleans locations and photographs from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Revofooter Team is tackling this ambitious digital project with the help of the iPhone, a few select apps, and Photoshop. Our innovative process has already gained the attention of the comic book/graphic novel community.

We first created a mini-comic, “Yellow Eyes” in the same substance-driven, visually dynamic style of Ms. Pussyfooter. It was published in an international comic e-zine Website. We are confident that, given the success of the mini-comic,Ms. Pussyfooter will have an interested audience and provide insight to the lives affected from Hurricane Katrina.

As the Revofooter team, we will be taking on this project after a successful collaboration on a mini-comic in the same substance-driven, visually dynamic style of Ms. Pussyfooter. Our mini-comic was published in an international comic e-zineand gained new-found attention from the comic book/graphic novel community. We are confident that, given the success of the mini-comic, Ms. Pussyfooter will have an interested audience and provide insight to the lives affected from Hurricane Katrina.

Many of the characters in this graphic novel are people of the city, and the situations that I’ve come across as a resident of New Orleans, pre- and post-Katrina. In writing about the city I witnessed after the storm, these diverse people and their eccentricities have made living here both a paradise and an absolute hell.

We are seeking funds to help pay our writers, actors, and illustrators for the completion of the first four issues of the series that will make up   of our two-volume series. It will also go towards publishing and shipping costs.

We have some great incentives — including access to our completed issues online and in print, postcards, t-shirts screen printed with a comic page as a graphic, beautiful front covers printed on canvas using found wood from New Orleans, mix tapes of the music that inspired the graphic novel- Mardi Gras Indians, Afrobeat, and more.

We also ship OVERSEAS. Just shoot us an e-mail of which pledge you want and we can add the additional international shipping charge accordingly.

Thank you from the Revofooter team.

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This is a song done by local artist JJ Marshall and this song will be featured in the mix tape.

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    EXCLUSIVE NEW ORLEANS DEAL!

    For just $10 you get a signed copy of the FIRST ISSUE of MS. PUSSYFOOTER + E-ZINE ACCESS.

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    You get the FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD ISSUE of MS. PUSSYFOOTER +postcard + E-ZINE access + a special thanks through an e-mail and a Ms. Pussyfooter wallpaper for your computer.

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    PUSSY LEAGUE STATUS!

    You get all FOUR issues and your name will be on our Special Thanks Page + signed by the REVOFOOTER Team and MS. PUSSYFOOTER herself!

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    PUSSY LEAGUE STATUS +

    You get all the above + a MIXED TAPE/CD (Your choice) of music that inspired us along the process. Original music from MS PUSSYFOOTER and her krewe.

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    THE IDEAL REWARDS

    You get all FOUR ISSUES+ REVOFOOTER TEAM signed copies+ a screen printed T-SHIRT+ a copy of the mini-comic of IDEAL GAS STATIONS

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    You get EVERYTHING mentioned above + the cover art printed on canvas and framed with wood found in abandoned houses from New Orleans

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