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A full color 40 page adventure comic book collecting material from Banished! A science fiction romp full of action and humor!

Hiya! My name is Ryan Smith, a Canadian cartoonist who has been publishing comics on the web since 1999.  That includes slice of life comedies, fantasy adventure and in the case of Banished, a colorful science fiction odyssey (http://www.banishedonline.com/)!

If you wish to keep tabs on this, or any of my other projects, you may certainly follow me on twitter! @ryancomics

Banished is my first foray with themes involving space, aliens and the politics between various galactic factions.  It begins with Rak, who is left imprisoned on a desolate wasteland of a planet named Strix 13.  During Rak's attempts to survive the hostile environment, he meets up with a curious little robot named Timbo.  While Timbo's primary mission is to explore this strange new world, Rak is trying his hardest to escape it.

Our purpose for the Kickstarter is to produce a 40 page high quality stand alone comic book collecting the latest material in the Banished series.  The pages are completed and ready for the printer! 

Preliminary cover art by talented artist Phillip Studiman
Preliminary cover art by talented artist Phillip Studiman

The money pledged will go towards printing 1,000 copies of the comic book, shipping and any miscellaneous hidden costs (Kickstarter fees, etc.).  Depending on how many pledges are received, we can increase the number of comic books printed accordingly.

The first story arc of Banished has been collected in an 88 page hard cover book and while this Kickstarter comic book does take place after those events, it is an ideal jumping on point for those new to the series!  Plus there is an excellent offer to get both the hard cover book and the sequel comic book for one price!

This part is simple! The purpose of our Kickstarter is to get the comic book printed, so that's DEFINITELY something you potentially receive if funded! The Timbo pin and $1 wallpaper is just icing on the cake.  ;D

The already existing Banished (Volume 1) hard cover book is also included if you pledge the $30 tier ($20 to the first 30 people).  This book is fully colored and is 88 (gloss) pages. The already existing Banished (Volume 1) is also included if you pledge the $30 tier ($20 for earlybirds). A hardbound 88 full colors pages it covers the first story arc of Banished. While not required to jump into the story, including the first book will complete your Banished reading experience.

Stretch goals include other pieces of fun merchandise and and improving the comi book (foil cover, etc) all at no extra cost to your initial pledge!

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Thank you so much for checking out our project and hopefully even considering making a pledge. Myself and the artists involved have worked very hard creating an entertaining comic series and we hope you enjoy it!

Please, if you find yourself considering it, spread the word. Every little mention helps a lot. :)

I've worked on printing three books thus far and a comic book is going to be a breeze in comparison! The pages are prepared and all the extra artwork is in the midst of being assembled. I'll generate posts on every advancement we make on this project and answer any concerns that may arise. If we meet our goals I'll work extra hard in getting the comic books (and what other goodies may come) out in the mail before Christmas!

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    ENSIGN - A contribution is a contribution! Thank you so much for helping A nice high res WALLPAPER will be made available in appreciation for this.

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    TECHNICIAN - Not only will you be allowed access to the wallpaper, but a neat PDF version of the comic book will be made available.

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    CAPTAIN - You'll get a) the wallpaper, b) the PDF and c) the actual COMIC BOOK mailed to your home! Please add an extra $2 for shipping outside of Canada.

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    ADMIRAL - This will provide you with a) wallpaper, b) PDF, c) the comic book , and d) a delightful METAL PIN of Timbo! A total collectible that will never be sold online after this campaign! The only other way you'll nab this beauty is if you see me in person at conventions. Please add an extra $5 for shipping outside of Canada.

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    SPACE ACE - This EARLY BIRD pledge gets you the a) wallpaper, b) PDF, c) Comic Book! d) an adorable Timbo pin! e) The BANISHED VOLUME 1 collection! You'll have in your possession the beautiful 88 page hard cover prelude to this comic book. Please add an extra $10 for shipping outside of Canada.

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    SKETCHED SPACE ACE - Same rewards as above, but you'll get a unique sketch from the creator. Guaranteed different than anyone else's sketch! Please include $10 for shipping outside of Canada.

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    COMIC CAMEO - You get the rewards listed above (wallpaper, PDF, comic book, pin, book, sketch) and the opportunity to be in a future comic! It may be a speaking role, but I can't promise anything other than a prominent appearance in an upcoming comic. Keep in mind this is a science fiction adventure set in a galaxy with no real humans around. You'll be rendered as one of the alien species of your choosing. If you make this pledge I'll work with you extensively to get this done to your liking!

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    COMIC CAMEO PLUS!! - You get all the awards listed above AND the opportunity to be in a future comic with an actual role! You'll appear in more than two comics with a significant role that requires interaction with the main characters. Much like the other cameo, you'll be rendered as one of the alien species of your choosing. If you make this pledge I will correspond with you personally to tailor this role to your liking! Please note this cameo might appear in a comic far down the road...

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