“A Group of Misfits Form a Family”
When it comes to families, there is no set model or mold that they fit in. Sometimes, families are made from people you might not expect. That is the beginning premise of talented creator Matt Lesniewski’s upcoming comic series, Faceless and the Family. Coming to Zoop on October 11, Faceless and the Family tells the story of four individuals. Isolated and lonely people who are each seeking something different but find themselves coming together to form an unusual family. Starting with the meeting of Faceless and Jerry.
Faceless wears a metal mask that resembles a short smokestack with a round vent. Not to mention a number of wires and hoses coming from the back of his mask. He seeks to find a plastic surgeon to repair his face. What the extent of abnormality he bares is unknown. But he hopes that the doctor he finds will make his mask a thing of the past. Along his journey he runs into Jerry. Giant Jerry as his friends would call him…if he HAD friends. But Jerry has spent the last five years in isolation. During that time, he has done relatively…well…nothing! But it has come time to change that. Jerry is looking to build some memories. Hopefully, meeting Faceless is the start of that.
In the story that follows, Faceless and Jerry encounter two other travelers. One being Carp (short for Carpenter). She had been raised in a cult but had found a way to escape. Now, all she wants is to find a real sense of family. A home. Finally, there is Highway Hal. Hal had been homeless along with his wife. But one day, he awoke to find her gone. Hal has been searching for her ever since. Four individuals, each looking for something different. But finding, through a journey that encompasses the imaginative and whimsical mind of its creator, a family. This IS Faceless and the Family.
Creator Matt Lesniewski has been working on this story for some time. At one point, he thought he had found a publisher for it. Believing that part of the equation had been solved, Matt was free to work on his book. Bringing a narrative that is totally imaginative and using the attention to detail in his art that he has become known for. However, the publishing deal fell through (due to no fault of his own) and he was back to square one. That’s where Zoop came in, and now that campaign starts on October 11.
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