A Graphic Novel Kickstarter Project Worth Backing: The Leg

Once upon a time in Mexico—more specifically, in the 1880s during the Pastry War—President Santa Anna lost his left leg when it was struck by French cannon fire. Santa Anna gave his missing limb a full military funeral (true story!). But when the Mexican people rebelled against Santa Anna (because he did insanely vain things like giving his limb a military funeral) and threw him out of office, protesters exhumed his leg, dragged it through the streets and cast it aside (also a true story!). It hasn’t been seen again…until now! 

Our story is set in 1938, when the Leg has reappeared, clad in a tall leather boot. When the Leg learns of a new threat against Mexico, it embarks on an epic journey across the country, battling with villains both modern and magical in its quest to save the country and redeem Santa Anna’s tarnished legacy. 

Will the Leg succeed in its quest? The answer lies inside THE LEG: The Remarkable Reappearance of Santa Anna’s Disembodied Limb. 

Written by: Van Jansen, author of the Pinocchio Vampire Slayer Books and illustrated by Jose Pimienta.

You can read a sample chapter, learn more about the author and illustrator and donate to make the project possible at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/416999336/the-leg-a-graphic-novel-with-a-kick

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