Hey! Mark McKenna Here!
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As some of you undoubtedly know of me thru my extensive comic book career some of you also know of me through my kids book property, Banana Tail and Friends....
I have 3 Banana Tail books in print and with your support, my 1st ever Banana Tail comic book, THE BOOnana Tail Halloween Special will be funded and I can have the "all-ages" readers continue to grow with the Banana Tail property. Its planed as a chock full 32 page comic book with light-hearted all-age stories about ghosts and things that go bump in the night...
Banana Tail started out as my fathers brain child back in the mid 90's and after my father passed away in 2002 I realized that I hadn't fulfilled my dream of having him see something he helped create in print form, so that is the legacy that I will always continue to move forward on.
My goal is a modest $3000 for this campaign with most of the funds going to pay for printing costs for a projected 2000 comic print run and some of the art and production. DIAMOND PREVIEWS will be handling the bulk of the book sales with te solicitation coming in the the July PREVIEW catalogue, for October shipping, in time for, of course, Halloween :) !
This will be my 6th dive into the deep side of the "crowd-funding" pool, with the past 5 fundraisers all successful...and all happy customers!
Obviously you will be able to purchase the book thru Previews and pick it up at your local comic shops IF they carry it. If for some reason you can not contribute or this isn't your cup of tea, I would love for you to mention the BOOnana tail book to your local retailers in July so that I can sell enough books to continue my relationship with Diamond... Also, there are other ways to support the project using Indiegogo Share Tools.
Thank you all for allowing me to continue realizing my dreams and by supporting Banana Tail!
Risks and challenges
As a long time comic creator and indy publisher, I am awares of the trial and tribulations of making deadlines and dealing with freelancers, being one myself. This "all ages" comic, The Boonana Tail Halloween Special HAS to be out by Halloween. Diamond Previews is carrying the project and it will be solicited in the August Previews catalog. Your support will help with the printing costs and help pay for the talent I've put together to make this project possible. The printer need 7-8 weeks to get the printing completed and then books need to be shipped to Diamonds warehouse 2 weeks before the book ships to stores. With your support here, its my thinking that you will get the books before they are available in stores. The bonus is that you will get an autographed copy of the book as well!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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