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Continuing with the Banana Tail legacy, this time with an "all ages" comic book that will feature 32 pages of Halloween fun and hijinx
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Sara Richard
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Greg Horn
Greg Horn
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Kristin Sorra
Kristin Sorra

Hey! Mark McKenna Here!

OK, so Im droll on my video, Ha.. Read here for the hot sauce additons!

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!

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    This is just because youre a kind-hearted monkey lover and for helping support the project!

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    Get the 32 page comic EMAILED to you!

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    An autographed hard copy of The BOOnana Tail Halloween Special mailed to your house, with additional Banana Tail tattoo and book mark!

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    Get The original Banana Tail soft cover book and the Halloween comic autographed and mailed directly to you.!

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    The original "Group Hug" tee shirt! Comes in kids Medium and kids Large and adult Small only!

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    2 copies of the BOOnana Tail Halloween Special with 2 different covers, YOU choose from the 3. See "Update #1" for images!

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    The "Group Hug" tee shirt and the BOOnana tail comic

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    THREE BOOK special! Get the original Banana Tail softcover edition plus the Activity Book and the Halloween Special, all hard copies mailed to you!

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    The 30 piece BOOnana Tail Puzzle + the BOOnana tail comic! Extremely limited!

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    ALL THREE COVERS of The BOOnana Tail Halloween Comic. Having a hard time deciding who wants what? Or do you have three kids and want to remember who's comic is whos? This will solve that! See "Update #1" for all images!

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    Replace the original Banana Tail softcover with the hard cover edition plus the Activity Book and the Halloween Special , all hard copies mailed to you!

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    With the likes of comic book greats Walter Simonson, Jim Calafiore and Greg Horn this BTail art portfolio includes 6 high gloss, full color prints all suitable for framing! I'll even throw in the BOOnana Tail comic!

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    Banana League of America tee shirt, featuring your fav monkey and friuends as your fav super hero group! Art by Fan Fav Jim Calafiore with colors by Tom Zahler. All sizes up to XL, inquire if larger sizes are needed! Includes the BOOTail comic and shipping, domestically!

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    Above portfolio signed and numbered to 100 by ALL the creators. This limited run is signed by, Kristin Sorra, Greg Horn, Walt Simonson, Jim Calafiore, Shawn McManus and Sara Richards! Comes in a neat numbered (to 100), type set white envelope. Ill even throw in the BOOnana Tail comic! :)

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    THE WHOLE KABOODLE! OK, so with this package, you get The original Banana Tail soft cover, the Activity book, Image Comic published Banana Tail's Colorful Adventure hard cover and the Halloween Special!

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    The Whole WHOLE KABOODLE!...Replace the original Banana tail softcover with the hard cover and there you have it. This package includes the BTail hard cover, the Colorful Adventure hard cover, the softcover Banana Tail's Tales and Activities and the Halloween comic, mailed to your to your jungle address!

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    Classic Ninja Turtles poster 18x 24 and VERY suitable for framing. Autographed by artists Victor Castro and Mark McKenna. VERY limited! Comes rolled in a tube, shipping is included!

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    JLA: World without Grown Ups poster by McKone and my myself, colored by the awesome Ula Mos! Will be shipped rolled in a tube mailer. Shipping is included!

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    Classic Ninja Turtles poster 20 x 30 and VERY suitable for framing. Autographed by artists Victor Castro and Mark McKenna. VERY limited! Comes rolled in a tube, shipping is included!

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    Single figure SKETCH COVERS! You pick the character and Ill supply the art. Includes shipping! Blanks are limited to availability unless YOU supply a specific one to draw on.

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    The ENTIRE WHOLE KABOODLE! This set includes the signed Banana Tail art portfolio and all 4 books autographed including the hard cover original, the Colorful Adventure hard cover plus the Activity book and Halloween comic

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    Any Art page from the BOOnana Tail Halloween Special on a 1st come, 1st served basis...Once I reach the goal reach out to me and make your claim! NOT INCLUDED: The Spalsh page of the BOOtail story(see $100 reward).Comes with the autographed comic!

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    The "original art" splash page by Jim Calafiore and Mark McKenna, features a surprised Banana Tail, Reena and Tic Tac. Comes with the autographed comic!

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    PLEDGE FAST! Another splash page from Blake Northcott's Reena's Candy Crush story, features a GIANT Reena breaking through jungle with a tiny BTail and Tic Tac in shock as she comes towards them.(see update #7)

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    RETAILER INCENTIVE! Want to have Mark McKenna cdo an autograph signing at your store? Kiss babies? Autograph comics? Heres your chance. This Reward comes with 50 copies of The BOOnana Tail Halloween Special and up to a 100 mile trip to your shop for a 3 hour signing. If you live more then 100 miles away from Mark, please message him and see if we can work it out!

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