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About

Introducing Tommy Gun Banshee, the story of a 1920's hit-man for the Irish Mob, haunted by a dreadful spirit- a banshee. Tommy Gun Banshee is a new quarterly full-colour comic. With Issues #1 and #2 complete, that's 64 pages of comics we're ready to give you!

Meet Nicky, aka, "The Tommy Gun Banshee", a semi-mythic figure of the Prohibition underworld. Some call him a monster, others call him crazy- but everyone's heard the story of the hit-man haunted by the ghost of a beautiful woman. But just what IS the Banshee? Is she the fever dream of a sick man, or something far more sinister? Nicky's gunning to find out- and it seems like the whole world is gunning for him.

 

Tommy Gun Banshee is a comic in the Roaring Twenties with all of the pulp fiction fixin's; wicked gangsters, wild adventures, and sinister supernatural action.

What you'll get...

Each issue of Tommy Gun Banshee features 32 pages of content, and printed on NEWSPRINT! That's right - just like the comics of the Golden and Silver Age, we've printed our book on newsprint paper. 

Not only is it aesthetically fitting, but it keeps the cost down... which allows us to produce more content for less money! It's a win-win all around!

Issue #1

Featuring 3 stories in the Banshee-verse (Two fully colored stories, and a 5-page Black & White short!);

  • "The Grave of Patty Dooley" - Two would-be grave robbers get more than they bargained for when they hunt for a corpse buried with several crates of bootleg whiskey...
  • "What the Doctor Ordered" - The Tommy Gun Banshee's got a headache- and a crooked Doctor is the only one in town who can help...
  • "The Honorable Hunt" - In the dead of winter, the Tommy Gun Banshee finds himself on the trail of an old bootlegger turned snitch- but it turns out this rat isn't ready to go out without a fight.
"The Grave of Patty Dooley" from Tommy Gun Banshee #1
"The Grave of Patty Dooley" from Tommy Gun Banshee #1

Issue #2

This issue begins the serialized story of the Tommy Gun Banshee!

  • "A Tale of Two Speaks..." - Just what IS the Banshee? After a long absence, Nicky's back in town to ask some tough questions about the spirit clinging to his heels. But when the heist of a speakeasy is pinned on him, he's got no choice but to fight his way out.
  • All this, PLUS, the FIRST ENCOUNTER between Nicky and the Banshee!
Issue #2 Cover
Issue #2 Cover

The History...

Tommy Gun Banshee is the first book by Todd Sullivan, and Miike, of Blue Banshee Press, a brand new indie-comics publishing house from Toronto, Canada! Meeting in Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp, and then collaborating on the Toronto Comics Anthology, Todd and Miike found themselves gravitating towards old-timey stories of mobsters and pulp-fiction mayhem. The pair decided to collaborate on the first short story, “What the Doctor Ordered”, for the Toronto Comics Vol. 2 Kickstarter!

'What the Doctor Ordered' (Toronto Comics Mini #1)
'What the Doctor Ordered' (Toronto Comics Mini #1)

 After enough time spent kicking the idea around, the two decided 'Hey! This idea just won't go away. We need to do something with it', and thus, Blue Banshee Press was born! Under this name, we'll be producing the Tommy Gun Banshee series, and plenty of other indie comics.

While we love TGB (and think you'll love it too!), we didn't want you to have to buy the 'pilot issue' and wait around for more. So while TGB is an ongoing series, Issue #1 is already complete with 3 short stories to introduce you to the Banshee-verse!

Issue #1 Cover
Issue #1 Cover
So by supporting us now, you can get Issue #1 hot off the press. We'll send you a PDF copy of Issue #1 upon successful Kickstarter completion- and you can then expect both Issues #1 and #2 to arrive together in January 2018! It's our way of showing both our commitment to and confidence in this project.

Where your money goes...

Printing Costs

Exactly what it says on the tin! This covers the printing costs for Issues #2 completely. We've already printed Issue #1 on our own dime!

Creator Costs

If you didn't already know, drawing and writing take a lot of time (surprise, surprise). And it doesn't stop there! We're constantly making content, promoting, planning - a lot of planning and sitting in coffee shops. Or sleeping in coffee shops. 

We are a small but mighty team of three, and some of us are holding down multiple jobs just to play the game of life. This money would allow us to step away temporarily to make these comics and pay rent while staying fed/alive. We are forever grateful for your support!

Miscellaneous Costs

This cost would support the Kickstarter rewards, excess shipping and miscellaneous fees (including Kickstarter's 5% cut).

Rewards

All our rewards are available on the right-hand side - but we'd like to highlight a few special ones for you...

$10 –THE TOMMY GUN SPECIAL 

Sweet deal alert! Get Issue #1 and #2 of Tommy Gun Banshee for only $10 plus shipping! That's 64 PAGES of wicked fun comics!

$25 – Issues #1 and #2 (Physical books and PDF), Custom Signed Posters 

Get the physical/digital copies of Tommy Gun Banshee, and two posters, drawn by Tommy Gun Banshee artist, Todd Sullivan!

Tommy Gun Banshee Poster #1, "Window"
Tommy Gun Banshee Poster #1, "Window"

 

Tommy Gun Banshee Poster #2, 'Wild Chase'
Tommy Gun Banshee Poster #2, 'Wild Chase'

 

 $40 – The Tommy Gun 4-Poster Pack!

Tommy Gun Banshee is lucky to have a host of super-talented friends... friends who have generously spent time creating some amazing artwork featuring the Tommy Gun Banshee! For this reward, you'll receive not only Todd's poster designs but four posters from four Toronto comic creators! 

Ary by A Shay Hahn, Shane Heron, Franky Plata Rojas, and Chris Yao
Ary by A Shay Hahn, Shane Heron, Franky Plata Rojas, and Chris Yao

A Shay Hahn is a truly prolific indie comics creator, with titles including Homeless G-Men, Gladiasaurus, and most recently Beaver Damn! Now, get a chance to own his jaw-dropping poster tribute to Tommy Gun Banshee!

Franky Plata Rojas has contributed to such works as Toronto Comics, Hogtown Horror, and is currently working on a sister project to Tommy Gun Banshee, The Sleeping City! (Instagram)

Christopher Yao is most known for his work on the Toronto Comics Anthology, Hogtown Horror, and his superhero comic, Major North. (Instagram)

Shane Heron is the talented creator of Morris, and one-half of the creative team behind Black Hole Hunters Club! (Instagram)

 

$75 - MOST WANTED 
For this reward, we'll be giving you custom head-shot of yourself, done-up like an old-school 1920's mug-shot! While Todd is busy capturing your likeness, Miike will write your very own gangster biography. 

$175 - Shane Heron Special

Talented artist Shane Heron has kindly offered the original watercolor art from the Tommy Gun Banshee poster pack, to one lucky backer!

$175 - The Sawatsky Special 
Talented artist Katie Sawatsky has kindly offered to do up the Tommy Gun Banshee in her own unique style! Own an original one-of-a-kind 11'' x 17'' piece!

Art by Katie Sawatsky
Art by Katie Sawatsky

$250 - Original Pages 

If you want a piece of Tommy-Gun history, this is your chance! There are 10 original pages from Issue #1 up for grabs, drawn and inked on 11'' x 17'' boards by Todd Sullivan! For these pages, it is first come, first serve! We will be showing pages in turn to each backer. The earlier the back, the more pages to chose from!

$300 – I WANT TO BE IN THE COMIC! 

Get Issues #1 and #2 (physical and digital copy), and a custom signed poster AND the honour of facing the Tommy Gun Banshee! For this reward, we'll draw you in as one of the gangsters facing off against the Tommy Gun Banshee in Issue #2 (Although we can't guarantee you'll be walking away from the fight!)  

This could be you!
This could be you!

Inquiries 

For interview requests or business, please contact us at tommy@bluebansheepress.com.

Keep up with our Kickstarter journey on social media!

Facebook – Blue Banshee Press
(https://www.facebook.com/Blue-Banshee-Press-119240071988849/)

Instagram – @BlueBansheePress

Risks and challenges

When it comes to delivering any Kickstarter, there are always risks. But luckily, this isn't our first time on KS - Miike has served as an editor, working on the Toronto Comics Vol. 1 & 2 Kickstarter's, as well as editing Hogtown Horror, a full-colour, horror comics anthology this past year.

Luckily, we’ve already taken the initiative to complete Tommy Gun Banshee #1. Backers can expect Issue #1 sent to them as a PDF right after the kickstarter's completion, with the physical copy shipped alongside Issue #2 in January. We’ll be using the same printers for Issue #2, and we don’t expect any significant delays regarding delivery of the second issue!

The real risk is the financial cost that we’ve already shouldered. This Kickstarter is to help cover the printing cost, and to justify the time we've taken off other work to bring you the story! But we’re confident in this project and that with your support, we can make Issue #2 a reality!

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