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Faceless and the Family

by Matt Lesniewski

A sci-fi / post apocalyptic journey where a strange and lovable group of misfits form a family.

Created, written, drawn, and hand-lettered by Eisner-nominated creator Matt Lesniewski.

“Matt L's work is the most original stuff I’ve seen in comics in years - singular voice and talent right out of the gate - once in a generation talent - waiting for the rest of the industry to catch up with him. Unbelievable work.” - MATT KINDT

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Digital copy

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The full story - 136 pgs, PDF, B&W

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Softcover

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The full story - 136 pgs, 8.5 x 11, B&W

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Signed Softcover

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The full story - 136 pgs, 8.5 x 11, B&W, Signed by Matt

3d-book

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Issue #1

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32 pages, get the first chapter of the story in its own Collectors Edition!

3d-book (1)

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Issue #1 Andrew MacLean variant

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32 pages, get the first chapter of the story in its own Collectors Edition, with an exclusive variant cover by Andrew MacLean (Head Lopper/Apocalyptigirl)!

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Issue #1 both covers

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32 pages, get the first chapter of the story in its own Collectors Editions with both covers!

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Softcover & Issue #1

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Get the full story AND the first issue (either cover, but the default is the main one unless you email us requesting the variant)

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Hand Planet oversized art print - SIGNED

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16 x 20. Signed by Matt. Scroll down to EXTRAS section to get a closer look

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GET EVERYTHING Bundle

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Signed Softcover, Issue #1 both covers, Signed Hand Planet oversized art print + a digital copy of the book.

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Retailer Bundle - ALL COPIES SIGNED

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5 copies at 50% off retail pricing. ALL COPIES SIGNED BY MATT. If you want multiple orders, click the + button in the quantity field during checkout until you reach your desired amount. In order to qualify for this reward, you must be able to provide proof that you are a retailer.

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Tip Jar

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If you'd like add a little something extra for us hard workin' creators and administrators. You can increase in increments of $1 by pressing '+' in the quantity field during checkout until you reach your desired amount. Much appreciated!

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Original Art Sale - $175

An original page from Faceless and the Family through Inky Knuckles' Original Art Drop on 11/3

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Original Art Sales - $200

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An original page from Faceless and the Family through Inky Knuckles' Original Art Drop on 11/3

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Original Art Sale - $225

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An original page from Faceless and the Family through Inky Knuckles' Original Art Drop on 11/3

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Original Art Sale - $250

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An original page from Faceless and the Family through Inky Knuckles' Original Art Drop on 11/3

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Original Art Sale - $275

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An original page from Faceless and the Family through Inky Knuckles' Original Art Drop on 11/3

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Original Art Sale - $300

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An original page from Faceless and the Family through Inky Knuckles' Original Art Drop on 11/3

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Original Art Sale - $350

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An original page from Faceless and the Family through Inky Knuckles' Original Art Drop on 11/3

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Original Art Sale - $500

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An original page from Faceless and the Family through Inky Knuckles' Original Art Drop on 11/3

ADD-ONS

Add ons are only available once you have selected at least one Primary Reward listed above.

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3D Printed Figure

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6" plastic figure. Design and material not final. Scroll down to EXTRAS section to see the STL file

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Hand Planet double page spread - ORIGINAL ART

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Own the 22x17 original inks of these 2 combined pages drawn by Matt Lesniewski!

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The Freak - Remarqued

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Get this classic signed & remarqued by the creator himself, Matt Lesniewski!

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Crimson Flower - Remarqued

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Get this classic (written by Matt Kindt) signed with a sketch by the artist Matt Lesniewski!

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Remarqued Softcover

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The full story - 136 pgs, 8.5 x 11, B&W, signed & remarqued with a Faceless sketch by Matt. Scroll down to EXTRAS section to see remarque example

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Design Bundle

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Custom bundle

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Get Access to the Original Art Drop (FIRST WEEK ONLY)

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Get exclusive access to a live Faceless and the Family original art reveal and drop, and an opportunity to purchase the book's original art. If you select this add-on, we're going to share your e-mail address with art rep Inky Knuckles Comic Art so they can send you an invite. SIGNUPS OPEN FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF THE CAMPAIGN ONLY. This is your chance to own any original page from soon-to-be-classic Faceless and the Family!

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9x12 Commission

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Have Matt draw a character of your choice. Scroll down to EXTRAS section to see examples

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11x14 Commission

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Have Matt draw a character of your choice. Scroll down to EXTRAS section to see examples

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Cover A - ORIGINAL ART

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Own the 11x17 original inks drawn by Matt Lesniewski!

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Cover B - ORIGINAL ART

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Own the 11x17 original inks drawn by Matt Lesniewski!

Story

 

A small group of outcasts from different scenarios all on the outskirts of regular society come together over time and form a bond. They never belonged anywhere or have been exiled from normalcy, for their own reasons, and this is how they relate to one another. All the misfits are looking for something; Faceless: a new face so he can reconnect with his loved ones, Giant Jerry: new memories, Carp: a sense of real love and family, Highway Hal: his long lost wife, Jan.

 

Think of it like an even weirder, yet heartfelt spin on The Wizard of Oz, but completely it’s own. A sci-fi/ post apocalyptic journey with strange and lovable characters.

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Extras

Remarque example / 3D Printed Figure - STL file

 

Hand Planet low quality print sample

 

Commission examples

Bio

Faceless and the Family is created, written, drawn, and hand-lettered by Eisner-nominated creator Matt Lesniewski. You probably aren’t familiar with him, but that’s okay – you can get familiar now. He’s worked on comics such as The Freak, Crimson Flower, Static, Mind MGMT Bootleg and more. Some of his comics have been published by Dark Horse Comics. All he does is draw because he’s a maniac! Give this man some money so he can relax a bit and treat his obvious mental issues (definitely not written by Matt).

 

 

“Matt L's work is the most original stuff I’ve seen in comics in years - singular voice and talent right out of the gate - once in a generation talent - waiting for the rest of the industry to catch up with him. Unbelievable work.” - MATT KINDT

Tributes

I've gotten some pretty cool tribute pieces sent my way leading into this campaign. Thank you so much @jmungiello, @drmontycantsin, Niko Walter, @pisceanpaul, @bm00dy, @mike_supafly, @morgan_gleave, @andersoncarman, @chrisandersoncomics and @aziritt for the inspiration!

 

Stretch Goals

Timeline

As you’re reading this, I have three issues completely drawn, lettered and ready to print. The whole story is also scripted. All I have left is to draw the last two issues. With the amount of time and effort I’ve been putting into each and every panel to make this book everything it can be, each issue has taken me roughly two months. So, I’m aiming at everything being finished by the end of 2022/the very beginning of 2023. But, I promise I will not let you down and this will be finished. That’s not a question.

 

Printing and shipping should take around three to four months from that point, so delivery of rewards is expected to be done around May/June 2023.

 

The pandemic has shown that certain conditions are simply out of anybody’s hands. However, Zoop will always be here to communicate with backers should any delays occur, if there’s confusion about delivery, or if any other concerns pop up.

 

updates

2 weeks ago

Final Day!

Zoop

It's been one hell of a ride, but today it comes to a close. You all just toppled the final stretch goal of $40k, which will upgrade the cover of the book with some matte, spot uv kinda treatment, so the book is guaranteed to look pretty damn cool. Everything from here on out is gravy. Thanks you all so much for shattering expectations and really making this campaign something special!

Also, supporters that are original art fans: check you inboxes for an invite to the Inky Knuckles art page, where we're selling Matt's remaining original pages. If you claim a page on there, you'll be redirected back to this campaign page to process the order. But hurry and get there before end of day today!

Thanks again everyone, and let's finish strong!

3 weeks ago

About to enter the final week!

Matt

It’s new comic book day! 8 days left to get my new book.

Also, if you’re swinging by the comic book shop and you want to help spread the word, you can let them know about the retailer bundles we have available. 5 signed copies at half price. Thanks to all the retailers who have contributed to the campaign already!

We’re almost to the 2nd stretch goal, I think we can get there with a few more supporters. Who’s in?!

1 month ago

A few other campaigns to support

Matt

A quick update… thank you all for the support. I’m blown away the campaign has done this well already. We’re nearly 200% funded! And headed for that second stretch goal which will give the book 16 more pages of bonus material. Let’s keep spreading the word to get there!

Also, while you’re at it, there are other crowdfunding campaigns going on right now that I’m sure you’d be interested in. They’re both over on Kickstarter.

The first by the incredible talent, Simon Roy. I’ve been a fan of Simon’s for years. His Griz Grobus is something you’d definitely want to check out. Here’s a link: 

https://t.co/4FxiRgabJU

Another is by fellow comic aficionado Matt Emmons. If you remember the Dagger Dagger anthology form not too long ago, we collaborated on that! Definitely give Matt’s The Council if Frogs a look! You won’t want to miss it. Here’s a link: 

https://t.co/3PltSgpfJW

Thanks again for all your help so far. I’m super grateful.

-Matt

1 month ago

Updated Reward!

Zoop

Hey everyone - as a special thank you, and to get more of you to grab the mind-blowing 16x20 Hand Planet print (or the 'Get Everything' bundle that it's also included in), we decided to sweeten the deal a little bit: Matt will now sign each of these prints! If you haven't grabbed one yet, what are you waiting for?

A little backstory from Matt:

"The Hand Planet is the setting for Faceless and the Family - and my first ever double page spread. Faceless and the crew have to travel from the Palm all the way to Pinky town to get facial reconstructive surgery, but it won’t be easy. And if they can make it there it’ll be hard just to get in. The people say the planet closes more and more every day and will one day close into a fist."

1 month ago

First Stretch Goal Accomplished!

Zoop

Congrats! 16 pages of backmatter have been added to the book, upping it to 136 pages!

Matt elaborated a bit on what this will consist of:

  • Four pages from an earlier version of the book that was longer and more dense, storytelling-wise. Matt eventually rewrote it and approached the book in a different way. But he used these pages to pitch the book early on.

  • Early planning & designing - thumbnails, character designs (trying to figure out what Faceless really looked like. along with the other characters) and doodles.

The next stretch goal of 16 additional pages of backmatter will focus on the further developed thumbnails, character designs, cover designs, concept art and scripts.

Let's take a peek at some of these goodies!

1 month ago

Funded in a few hours!

Zoop

Wow, we've reached the $12,000 funding mark not even halfway through the first day! Thank you all so much for your support of our fun little project!

While we've got your attention, a few announcements & reminders:

- If you're going to be interested in buying some of the original art from the book, please drop the 'Get Access to the Original Art Drop (FIRST WEEK ONLY)' add-on into your cart before checking out. That way you'll get an invite to the eventual 'art drop' for your chance to grab a page or two through Matt's art dealer.

- We just specified the Stretch Goal amounts, and first up, let's pad the book with some extra pages of backmatter! We're talking prelims, scripts, sketches, character designs, etc. This book's gonna look so cool and chock full of goodies by the time we're through!

- And, finally, due to popular demand as the first batch sold out within minutes, WE'VE JUST ADDED FIVE MORE 9x12 COMMISSIONS TO THE ADD-ONS SECTION! Go grab one before they're gone again!

Thanks,

The Zoop crew

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Zoop save my credit card info?

Zoop does not store or keep your credit card info. Stripe simply holds the credit card info until the end of a successful campaign and then charges it. It is strictly for this one time use and won't charge it ever again.

What does Zoop use for checkout and when would my credit card be charged?

We use Stripe for checkout because it is VERY secure. They exceed industry security standards and are trusted by thousands of companies, including Amazon, Lyft, Slack, Shopify, and Airbnb, who use Stripe's software tools to accept payments. Their interface is pre-made by them and we don't have the ability to augment it in any way. Once there, you have 15 minutes to complete the transaction by hitting the 'SAVE CARD' button. Stripe then holds the credit card info until the end of the campaign. You won’t actually be charged unless the campaign reaches the funding goal. The pre-order amount will show as 'pending' on your credit card statement until that date.

 

If the campaign doesn't fund, your pre-order will be canceled, and the pending charge will disappear. You'll get an email confirmation with a summary of rewards and charges both after the initial pledge and after the actual charging of the card (try looking in your spam folder if you don't happen to see it in your inbox). 

How do I cancel a transaction?

You can either access the transaction through your account and click the cancel button, or contact us at hello@wearezoop.com and we'll cancel it for you and send back a confirmation email.

 
Cancellations of rewards or add-ons of $500 or more must be made before there are 72 hours left in the campaign. The reason for this is it can have a negative effect on the tally of the campaign. If it is a limited reward or add-on, there may not be sufficient time for someone else to purchase it, leaving the campaign possibly not funded. We ask for your courtesy of the people running the campaign when making these decisions.

Any other questions/ comments?

Please e-mail us at hello@wearezoop.com and we'll get right back to you!

If I got a reward that requires some feedback from me, how do I let you know my request?

You could e-mail us at hello@wearezoop.com with that info during the campaign if you'd like to get it out of the way. Otherwise, we'll be reaching out to all supporters of rewards that require feedback shortly after the campaign is over.

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Our campaigns are for a worldwide audience unless stated otherwise in the campaign. All international orders are sold with the terms DAP (Delivered At Place). You are responsible for any duties and taxes required for the shipment's entry into your country. Our carriers may require you to pay taxes and fees related to importation and customs brokerage of your shipment -- but if your item is really low in value, it may fall under the customs de minimis of most countries. For more information, please contact USPS

Where can I find your shipping rates?

Since we have an a la carte rewards system, shipping rates will vary from supporter to supporter. We use a weight-based calculation system in your checkout cart, though, so, after you enter your country, you'll be able to see it calculated in real time with each item you add.

If I purchase rewards and then want to make changes to that purchase later on in the campaign, what is the process?

If you want to make changes, you should first cancel your original order and then start over with a new one. If you don't do that and simply process an additional order, the way our system is currently set up you may end up being overcharged for shipping -- which we could remedy for you, but it just takes that extra step of catching it and crediting you back the extra shipping, so please try the prior way first.

Will there be a post-campaign period where you can make changes and get add-ons through a 'pledge manager'?

No - this is it! We're essentially your in-campaign pledge manager. If you are interested in supporting these creators, this is the time to do it!  And it's the exact reason we allow you to purchase as many rewards as you want during the campaign!

What's the idea behind the Rewards and Add-Ons? Can I get both?

Rewards are the priority items that the creators have chosen for the campaign. Add-Ons are meant to be secondary items that are 'unlocked' after you buy something from the Reward level. There are no restrictions on buying Rewards, but you can only buy Add-Ons if you've bought a Reward. Zoop sets this up under the direction of the creators. Some may choose to only have Rewards, some may choose an even balance of Rewards and Add-Ons, and others may choose to only have one or two Rewards with the rest of the items being Add-Ons.

Can I get more than 1 item?

Yes! We encourage you to get more than 1 item! That could be multiple copies of the same reward, or you can mix and match rewards! There is no limit, unless otherwise stated in the reward description.