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