This money raised will go entirely to the printing of the portfolios and to help fund the artists.
Long time comic book illustrator, Shawn McManus took an interest in my kids book creation "Banana Tail and Friends" and created this beautiful full color illustration in the hopes of doing what he called a short portfolio set(of 3). Well true of many of the gifted artists in demand, he got very busy and limited his involvement to this single beautiful illo, but it got me to thinking that this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Originally what I was trying to do was to create a Banana Tail Halloween comic that I was going to call "The Boo-nana Tail Halloween Special" and sell it at my buddies comic shop in, none other then Salem, Ma., during Halloween week. Supposedly they get 1 million people who visit Salem that week. Seemed like a no-brainer. As I lamented about getting it together to get a comic book out, I realized that there was no way I could get a quality book out in time for late October. My next thought was to create a Halloween portfolio for the appearance because it seemed that I could certainly get 6 pieces of art together in time for an appearance. But then it dawned on me...why pigeon-hole myself by doing a holiday- themed portfolio? I should just concentrate on doing a beautiful portfolio that could be in demand year round as well as keep Banana Tail in the public eye and with the talent that is obliging me with beautiful art, expand my fan base...
I set out to hire 5 more illustrators, besides Shawn McManus to do a single piece each in their own immitable style using my beloved creator-owned Banana Tail as a focal point. As a long time professional comic book artist myself I know plenty of amazing artists and in fact could easily double the amount of pieces for this portfolio. If this succeeds, it will make sense to follow up with more portfolios.
What I'm looking to do is fund the printing of the limited edition portfolio on beautiful 90 lb(approx) paper in a beautiful envelope thru the Kickstarter program.
So here we are with the roll call...are you ready?? GREG HORN, SHAWN McMANUS, JIM CALAFIORE, KRISTIN SORRA and SARA RICHARD!!! Oh yeah, I forgot one...How about the legendary WALT SIMONSON? Ta-Daaa!
So help me...help you! Help fund this project and see some amazing artwork up close and personal.
I thank you!
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Banana Tail softcover storybook or activity book. Media mail shipping.Estimated delivery:
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Original Banana Tail autographed and personalized hardcoverEstimated delivery:
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Set of all 3 Banana Tail books includes original Banana Tail's Banana Tail's Tales and Activities and the recent Banana Tail's Colorful AdventureEstimated delivery:
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Limited edition portfolio signed by creator Mark McKenna and numbered . Please note: *The shipping date is subject to change*Estimated delivery:
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Limited edition signed portfolio (by at least three of the illustrators and Banana Tail creator Mark McKenna) and a full set of autographed Banana Tail books.Estimated delivery:
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Im sweetening the reward by adding an original Banana Tail sketch cover to anybody who increases their pledge or pledges $100 towards my projexct!Estimated delivery:
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