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Set in Paris 1911, against a backdrop of thieves and anarchists; 
a struggling mechanic is forced into crime. Based on a true story.
Set in Paris 1911, against a backdrop of thieves and anarchists; a struggling mechanic is forced into crime. Based on a true story.
305 backers pledged £35,857 to help bring this project to life.

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THE ILLEGALISTS is a 140 page hardback colour Graphic Novel, drawn by New York Times Bestseller comics book artist and painter "Attila Futaki". Written by Stefan Vogel and Laura Pierce, coloured by Greg Guilhaumond and lettered by Todd Klein. (Inspired by Richard Parry's 'The Bonnot Gang')

We've come to you and Kickstarter with the hope of finishing and publishing our hard back graphic novel. 

The Story

I first discovered ‘The illegalists’ a.k.a ‘The Bonnot Gang’ in London’s oldest radical bookstore ‘Housmans’ in 2009. What struck me most was, they weren’t just ‘criminals’, they were anarchists. They had strong anti-establishment beliefs, fighting low wages and the 12 hour work day; a lot of them were blacklisted for draft dodging and unable to work. Paris in 1911 was a city of riots, strikes and savage repression. These anarchists evolved into illegalists because they had no other choice - they stole to survive. I was reminded of the final scene from the film “I’m a fugitive from a chain gang” Where Paul Muni meets his girlfriend to tell her he’s leaving town, she asks ‘But how will you live? And as he slips into the darkness, unseen, he responds ‘I steal’.

The Book

This 140 page first edition hardback colour Graphic Novel will be approximately 16.8cm x 26cm (6.6" x 10.25") and printed on high quality paper (157gsm matt art). This Limited Kickstarter Edition will include behind the scenes artwork, EXCLUSIVE to this campaign including concept art, layouts, pencils illustrating the creative process.

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Inside Look:   http://bcool.co/98hC6N 

REWARDS

Pledge £1 - Thanks

Thanks! Every bit helps!

Pledge £5 / $8 - Digital Copy

1) A high resolution Digital Copy of The ILLEGALISTS redeemable on Comixology! 

Pledge £10 / $15.50 - Hard Copy

1) First Edition Limited hardback copy of The ILLEGALISTS
(excludes shipping cost)
2) High resolution Digital Copy of The ILLEGALISTS.

Hard Cover
Hard Cover

Pledge £16 / $25 - Hard Copy Special Thanks

1) Your Name Printed on our Special Thanks Page in the book.
2) First Edition Limited hard copy of The ILLEGALISTS. 
3) High Resolution Digital Copy.  
4) Free shipping to U.K & U.S.

Special Thanks Page
Special Thanks Page


Pledge £25 / $37 - Front Cover Print

1) Front Cover - Large Colour Print - W75cm x H100cm (W29.5"xH39.3") Signed by Artist Attila Futaki.
2) High Resolution Digital Copy.  
3) Free shipping to U.K & U.S.


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Front Cover - Large Colour Print - W 75cm x H 100 cm (W 29.5"x H 39.3") Signed by Artist Attila Futaki.
Front Cover - Large Colour Print - W 75cm x H 100 cm (W 29.5"x H 39.3") Signed by Artist Attila Futaki.

Pledge £25 / $37 - Narrow Escape

1) Narrow Escape - Large Colour Print - W75cm x H100cm (W29.5"xH39.3") Signed by Artist Attila Futaki.
2) High Resolution Digital Copy.  
3) Free shipping to U.K & U.S.


(Only 50 Available)

Narrow Escape -  Large Colour Print - W 75cm x H 100 cm (W 29.5"x H 39.3") Signed By Artist Attila Futaki
Narrow Escape - Large Colour Print - W 75cm x H 100 cm (W 29.5"x H 39.3") Signed By Artist Attila Futaki


Pledge £65 / $100 - Hard Copy Signed

1) First Edition Limited hardback copy of The ILLEGALISTS 
    Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
2) Your Name Printed on our Special Thanks Page in the book. 
3) High Resolution Digital Copy
4) Free Worldwide Shipping - delivered by Special courier includes tracking and delivery confirmation.

(Only 50 Available)

HardBack Cover Signed By Artist Attila Futaki
HardBack Cover Signed By Artist Attila Futaki


Pledge £75 / $112 - Dubois Paris Skyline

1) Dubois Paris Skyline - Large Colour Print - W 75cm x H 100 cm
 (W29.5"x H39.3") Signed By Artist Attila Futaki
2) First Edition Limited hardback copy of The ILLEGALISTS
   Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
3) Your Name Printed on our Special Thanks Page in the book.
4) High Resolution Digital Copy
5) Free Worldwide Shipping - delivered by Special courier includes tracking and delivery confirmation.

(Only 50 Available)

Dubois' Paris Skyline - Large Colour Print - W 75cm x H 100 cm (W29.5"x H39.3") Signed By Artist Attila Futaki
Dubois' Paris Skyline - Large Colour Print - W 75cm x H 100 cm (W29.5"x H39.3") Signed By Artist Attila Futaki

Pledge £100 / $150 - Worker's Strike Print

1) Worker's Strike Double Page - Large Colour Print - W 150cm x H 100 cm (W59"x H39.3") Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
2) First Edition Limited hardback copy of The ILLEGALISTS
  Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
3) Your Name Printed on our Special Thanks Page in the book.
4) High Resolution Digital Copy
5) Free Worldwide Shipping - delivered by Special courier includes tracking and delivery confirmation.

(Only 50 Available)

Worker's Strike - Large Colour Print -        W 150cm x H 100 cm (W 59"x H 39.3") Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
Worker's Strike - Large Colour Print - W 150cm x H 100 cm (W 59"x H 39.3") Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.


Pledge £550 / $827 - 'Kings of the Road' 

1) Original Ink 'Kings of the Road' from 'The ILLEGALISTS' W 35.5cm x H 43cm (W13.9"xH16.9") Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.  
2) First Edition Limited hardback copy of The ILLEGALISTS
Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
3) Your Name Printed on our Special Thanks Page in the book.
4) High Resolution Digital Copy.
5) Worldwide Shipping included by courier includes tracking and delivery confirmation.
(Only 1 Available)

Original Ink 'Kings of the Road' - W35.5cm x H43cm (W13.9"xH16.9") Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
Original Ink 'Kings of the Road' - W35.5cm x H43cm (W13.9"xH16.9") Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.

Pledge £550 / $827 - 'Safe House' 

1) Original Ink 'Safe House' from 'The ILLEGALISTS' W 35.5cm x H 43cm (W13.9"xH16.9") Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.  
2) First Edition Limited hardback copy of The ILLEGALISTS
    Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
3) Your Name Printed on our Special Thanks Page in the book.
4) High Resolution Digital Copy.
5) Worldwide Shipping included by courier includes tracking and delivery confirmation.
(Only 1 Available)

Pledge £550 / $827 - 'Midnight Lust'

1) Original Ink 'Midnight Lust' from 'The ILLEGALISTS' W 35.5cm x H 43cm (W13.9"xH16.9") Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
2) First Edition Limited hardback copy of The ILLEGALISTS
  Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
3) Your Name Printed on our Special Thanks Page in the book.
4) High Resolution Digital Copy.
5) Worldwide Shipping included by courier includes tracking and delivery confirmation.
(Only 1 Available)

Original Ink 'Midnight Lust' - W 35.5cm x H 43cm (W13.9"xH16.9") Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
Original Ink 'Midnight Lust' - W 35.5cm x H 43cm (W13.9"xH16.9") Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.

Pledge £750 / $1,127 - 'Under Lock & Key'

1) Original Ink 'Under Lock & Key' from 'The ILLEGALISTS' W 35.5cm x H 43cm (W13.9"xH16.9") Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
2) First Edition Limited hardback copy of The ILLEGALISTS
    Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
3) Your Name Printed on our Special Thanks Page in the book.
4) High Resolution Digital Copy.
5) Worldwide Shipping included by courier includes tracking and delivery confirmation.
(Only 1 Available)

Original Ink 'Under Lock & Key' - W 35.5cm x H 43cm (W13.9"xH16.9") Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
Original Ink 'Under Lock & Key' - W 35.5cm x H 43cm (W13.9"xH16.9") Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.


Pledge £750 / $1,127 - 'Delaunay-Belleville'

1) Original Ink 'Delaunay-Belleville' from 'The ILLEGALISTS' W 35.5cm x H 43cm (W13.9"xH16.9") Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
2) First Edition Limited hardback copy of The ILLEGALISTS
    Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.  
3)
Your Name Printed on our Special Thanks Page in the book.
4) High Resolution Digital Copy.
5) Worldwide Shipping included by courier includes tracking and delivery confirmation. 

(Only 1 Available)

Original Ink 'Delaunay-Belleville' -  W 35.5cm x H 43cm (W13.9"xH16.9") Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
Original Ink 'Delaunay-Belleville' - W 35.5cm x H 43cm (W13.9"xH16.9") Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.

Pledge £1,500 / $2,300

1) Original Double Page Ink 'Workers Strike' from 'The ILLEGALISTS' Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki. Size approx: 71cm (W) x 43cm (H). 
2) 2 x First Edition Limited hardback copies of The ILLEGALISTS Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
3) Your Name Printed on our Special Thanks Page in the book. 
4) High Resolution Digital Copy.  
5) Free Worldwide Shipping - delivered by Special courier includes tracking and delivery confirmation.

Worker's Strike
Worker's Strike



Pledge 
£1,500 / $2,300

1) Original Double Page Ink 'Workers Strike' from 'The ILLEGALISTS'  Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki. Size approx: 71cm (W) x 43cm (H)
2) 2 x First Edition Limited hardback copies of The ILLEGALISTS Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
3) Your Name Printed on our Special Thanks Page in the book.  
4) High Resolution Digital Copy. 
5) Free Worldwide Shipping - delivered by Special courier includes tracking and delivery confirmation.

Worker's Mayhem
Worker's Mayhem

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We Can't Do It Without You

With your support we'd love to bring this story to life!

A special Thanks to Mike Wallace for a brilliant editing job on our video (mbewallace@googlemail.com) and the Team! Attila Futaki, Laura Pierce, Greg Guilhaumond, Todd Klein & Richard Parry!

Risks and challenges

We are a close-knit team that have been working together for 2 years, IF we secure funding we don't anticipate any production delays and are very super excited to share this graphic novel with you!

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    Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
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    1) Original Ink 'Kings of the Road' from 'The ILLEGALISTS'
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    2) First Edition Limited hardback copy of The ILLEGALISTS
    Signed By Artist Attila Futaki. (August 2015)
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    Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
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    2) First Edition Limited hardback copy of The ILLEGALISTS
    Signed By Artist Attila Futaki. (August 2015)
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    2) First Edition Limited hardback copy of The ILLEGALISTS
    Signed By Artist Attila Futaki. (August 2015)
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    1) Original Ink 'Under Lock & Key' from 'The ILLEGALISTS'
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    Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
    (April 2015)
    2) First Edition Limited hardback copy of The ILLEGALISTS
    Signed By Artist Attila Futaki. (August 2015)
    3) Your Name Printed on our Special Thanks Page in the book.
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    W 35.5cm x H 43cm (W13.9"xH16.9")
    Framed & Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
    (April 2015)
    2) First Edition Limited hardback copy of The ILLEGALISTS Signed By Artist Attila Futaki.
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    2) 2 x First Edition Limited Hardback copies of THE ILLEGALISTS graphic novel SIGNED BY ARTIST ATTILA FUTAKI!
    3) Your Full Name Published at the top of our 'Special Thanks' page inside the book!
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    5) Free Worldwide Shipping - delivered by Special courier includes tracking and delivery confirmation.

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    2) 2 x First Edition Limited Hardback copies of THE ILLEGALISTS graphic novel SIGNED BY ARTIST ATTILA FUTAKI!
    3) Your Full Name Published at the top of our 'Special Thanks' page inside the book!
    4) The Digital Download!
    5) Free Worldwide Shipping - delivered by Special courier includes tracking and delivery confirmation.

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