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By Van Jensen, writer of Green Lantern Corps and Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer (and other comics), magazine editor and Nebraskan transplanted in the South.
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A quick update before I head off to Comic-Con:

  • Flash #33 comes out tomorrow! It has a great fight sequence featuring a dude with lots of muscles. Gross! Preview here.
  • At Comic-Con, I’m signing at the Top Shelf and DC Comics booths. If you are there, you should swing by and say hi.
  • We’re just sending The Leg off to the printer. It’ll be ready to ship out to backers in about eight weeks.
  • I’m co-writing GODHEAD, a big Green Lantern event featuring the New Gods. It’s coming in October and will be nuts.
  • I’m building a shed-office, and it now has electricity. This is probably the thing that I’m most excited about right now, aside from impending fatherhood.

I drew a variant cover for the digital comic Motorcycle Samurai. Here’s the raw scan. Turned out pretty cool. Stab!

Read the series right here.

Today is the day! Last chance to snag your copy of THE LEG, the new graphic novel by myself, Jose Pimienta and Matthew Petz. Our fully-funded Kickstarter campaign ends tomorrow morning.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/416999336/the-leg-a-graphic-novel-with-a-kick

Two days left!

The Leg graphic novel by me, Jose Pimienta, Matthew Petz and J Chris Campbell is 114% funded and counting, but there’s still time for you to snag a copy. The book has gotten great reviews from Mental Floss, Publishers Weekly, Comics Alliance, Paste Magazine and elsewhere. Don’t miss out on what’s been called a “massively surreal” comic book.

Pledge to receive a copy in digital or print

Have you checked out the book that Comics Beat called “massively surreal”? (That was a compliment, I think.) My new graphic novel, THE LEG, is available for only another 5 days. You can read the full first chapter and snag a copy (print or digital) right here:

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We did it! With a week to go, THE LEG is 100% funded! (Actually 104% now.)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/416999336/the-leg-a-graphic-novel-with-a-kick

We’re also closing in on our stretch goal to translate the book into Spanish. Details on the new stretch goals are detailed in the link above, as well as below. Help us spread the word, so we can make this happen!

Goal #1—$12,500—Spanish Language Edition

  • Once we pass the $15,000 mark, we will translate the book into Spanish, and everyone who pledges at least $8 will receive PDFs of both the English and Spanish language editions. Spanish-language PDFs will ship out after the English edition, to accommodate time for translating, editing and lettering the Spanish edition.

Goal #2—$15,000—Making of Bonus Material

  • Original sketches and background material on the making of THE LEG will be added to the book, giving readers a never-before-seen glimpse into the creative process.

Goal #3—$17,500—Pin Up Art

  • Bonus pages featuring original artwork inspired by THE LEG will be added to the book, featuring art by creators such as Andy Runton (Owly), J Chris Campbell, Neal Obermeyer and more!

Goal #4—$20,000—Spanish Language Print Edition

  • Backers at the $25 level and above will have the option of receiving a print Spanish-language edition rather than an English-language edition (once the campaign concludes, backers will select the language for the book while entering their shipping information). It will take longer to produce the Spanish-language print edition, so those books will be available later than English-language editions. Once this stretch goal is reached, those who would like the book in English andSpanish can either pledge again at a $25 or higher level or increase their pledge (again, by $25 or higher), and simply note in their shipping information that one copy will be in each language.

We’ve update the stretch goals on our graphic novel THE LEG, which is at 91% funded with a couple of weeks to go! It includes a Spanish-language digital edition, some behind-the-scenes making of material (like that killer inked art above!), pin up art by the likes of Andy Runton (Owly), and a print version of the book in Spanish!

Check out the updates at the Kickstarter site: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/416999336/the-leg-a-graphic-novel-with-a-kick

Here are the full updated stretch goals:

Goal #1—$12,500—Spanish Language Edition

  • Once we pass the $15,000 mark, we will translate the book into Spanish, and everyone who pledges at least $8 will receive PDFs of both the English and Spanish language editions. Spanish-language PDFs will ship out after the English edition, to accommodate time for translating, editing and lettering the Spanish edition.

Goal #2—$15,000—Making of Bonus Material

  • Original sketches and background material on the making of THE LEG will be added to the book, giving readers a never-before-seen glimpse into the creative process.

Goal #3—$17,500—Pin Up Art

  • Bonus pages featuring original artwork inspired by THE LEG will be added to the book, featuring art by creators such as Andy Runton (Owly), J Chris Campbell, Neal Obermeyer and more!

Goal #4—$20,000—Spanish Language Print Edition

  • Backers at the $25 level and above will have the option of receiving a print Spanish-language edition rather than an English-language edition (once the campaign concludes, backers will select the language for the book while entering their shipping information). It will take longer to produce the Spanish-language print edition, so those books will be available later than English-language editions. Once this stretch goal is reached, those who would like the book in English andSpanish can either pledge again at a $25 or higher level or increase their pledge (again, by $25 or higher), and simply note in their shipping information that one copy will be in each language.

I often am asked about the nature of the story of THE LEG. Yeah, it’s a weird book, with a protagonist that is a disembodied leg. But the story is a simple one. It’s a story of revenge. The Leg lives in northwest Mexico with a blind cobbler who has taken him in. When the cobbler is killed, the Leg is rousted from his sedentary existence, venturing out into Mexico to claim his vengeance. 

If you like this preview of the book, please check out our Kickstarter campaign. The book is 100% complete. By pledging, you are simply pre-ordering a copy. 

THE LEG is almost 90% funded after only two weeks, and we’re thrilled that so many people have connected with the book. We still need to push to reach our stretch goal to have the book translated into Spanish. All help spreading the word is appreciated!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/416999336/the-leg-a-graphic-novel-with-a-kick?ref=home_location

(Art by Jose Pimienta, colors and letters by Matthew Petz)

After only three days, THE LEG is more than 52 percent funded on Kickstarter! Check out the book for yourself:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/416999336/the-leg-a-graphic-novel-with-a-kick

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I’m celebrating by launching a Kickstarter campaign for my new graphic novel, THE LEG, about the adventures of a disembodied leg in Mexico. It’s illustrated by Jose Pimienta and colored and lettered by Matthew Petz. If we crack $25,000, we’re going to offer a Spanish-language digital edition of the book to all backers. We’d love to crack that today, but we’ll need plenty of help. Reblog at will! And if you’d like to pledge to get a copy (in print or digitally), head over to our Kickstarter page.