BANZAI GIRL, everyone's favorite sexy Asian schoolgirl, is back with her second sensational graphic novel -- boasting an extra-length ALL-NEW adventure for a gorgeous trade paperback topping 160 full-color pages!
This is the official Kickstarter for Jinky Coronado's BANZAI GIRL Volume 2 Graphic Novel! Here's the cover, drawn by Jinky with painted color by Sebastian Cheng:
Jinky Kickstarted Volume 1 here four years ago, and now it's time for her new one! In case you missed it, this was Volume 1 --
Let's have Jinky Coronado fill you in on her new adventure:
Hi, everybody! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Jinky Coronado, a former FHM lingerie model, Miss Pond's Asia, and beauty pageant winner. For the past 16 years, I've been drawing and writing comics.
I drew three AVALON HIGH graphic novels with best-selling author Meg Cabot. Larry Tuazon and I have worked with author Sherrilyn Kenyon on her DARK-HUNTERS stuff; drew a bunch of issues of the sexy supernatural series EXPOSURE; drew multiple issues of PANDORA'S BLOGS; even drew part of the YouTube star MARKIPLIER's own comic book series!
But I'm probably best known for writing and drawing BANZAI GIRL, featuring myself as the main character, not-so-coincidentally named Jinky Coronado!
In my first volume of BANZAI GIRL, readers got to meet my character and her family, and experience her adventures dealing with an alien invasion and (of course!) Filipino monsters of myth...all the while battling homework and schoolboys!
THE NEW ADVENTURE!
Now, in this second volume, Jinky and Michelle are touring the world to promote the release of their BANZAI GIRLS Music CD (that's a real thing, folks!). They come home to face a fearsome collection of even more dangerous mythic monsters: The Kapre`! The Duwende! The Manananggal! The Tikbalang! But that's not all -- Jinky has a new sister!
If you've been following BANZAI GIRL through the newer adventures published by Arcana and later featured as a webcomic on Keenspot.com, you're in for a real treat. Why? Because the greatest part is yet to come -- in addition to material never before collected, this graphic novel boasts an ALL-NEW story that's never been in print and never shown online, because we JUST FINISHED IT!
Larry Tuazon, Katrina Mae Hao, and I have been working on this book for 10 years!! Our story arc is called "Fifty Shades of Prey." After a scientist dies from a robotic rampage, his daughter blames Jinky's father for the terrible tragedy -- and she seeks revenge on Jinky's entire family as well as her friends! It's the biggest, baddest, scariest story I ever wrote -- and certainly the best drawn. Here, have a look at some of Larry's and my sequential art pages, with Katrina's wonderful coloring --
What's more, I am stuffing this book with page after page of great new sexy pin-up art!
...plus tons more! Even my special bonus pages and spot illos are really cool!
So what's next?
My various Reward Levels are offering some lovely bonuses.
Some Reward Levels include our honest-to-God BANZAI GIRLS: BREATHLESS SCHOOLGIRLS MUSIC CD, starring Michelle and me (complete with a hidden bonus digital photo gallery). And it comes with a bonus booklet packed full of photos, song lyrics, and a special message from the both of us!
Another Reward Level offers a very limited edition BANZAI GIRL STATUE. Check it out --
Each of those cool critters is a separate sculpt, which you can arrange (or not) around the main figure any way you like!
What's more, other Reward Levels offer an oversized softcover art book called BANZAI GIRLS: STRIPPED DOWN!, which is a beautiful collectible oversized full color book filled with my sexy illustrations.
ADD-ON BONUS LEVELS!
For those of you ordering print Reward Levels, I am constantly adding new ADD-ON BONUS LEVELS for new selections and combinations of Rewards. To Add these to your order, select your base Reward Level, then ADD the amount of $$ for the ADD-ON and Message me what you've chosen. When I send you the questionnaire, you'll be able to confirm those add-ons and any other info you want me to know.
I am especially excited about a BRAND NEW ADD-ON LEVEL that I launched midway through this campaign -- a BANZAI GIRL VARIANT COVER graphic novel, limited to 100 signed-and-numbered copies! It's a real-life cosplay cover of Jinky Coronado (yours truly) menaced by the robotic alien terror from the tale inside, designed by artist Jason Perkins!
Here it is --
ORIGINAL ARTWORK &
I very rarely draw CUSTOM COMMISSIONS, so it becomes a special thing for an event like this. I am offering Reward Levels with both small and large Custom Commissions at the same high level that you see here.
Plus: ORIGINAL ART! I have drawn well over 100 pages of sequential art, AND dozens and dozens of sexy pinup illustrations featuring BANZAI GIRL as well as the cast of EXPOSURE as well las some Marvel and DC characters. All of this is up for grabs on a first-come, first-serve basis. The video shows some examples, and online you can find more. Here's a sampling as well --
Here's a look-through of a couple of my art portfolios. You can choose among these -- and more! Buyers will get a look at every cover, pinup, poster, and page available, and of course I'll post more examples in my updates. Select a Reward Level fast if you want to reserve yours.
Here are two videos for an even better look at what's available --
SO WHAT'S NEXT?
$15,000.00 -- If we reach $15,000.00, I will add a special BONUS section to BANZAI GIRL Volume 2, to include the complete "Katie's World" newspaper strip that was part of Jinky and Katie J's whole storyline.
$20,000.00 -- If we reach $20,000.00, beyond the bonus mentioned above, EVERY print order Reward Level will include a BONUS long-out-of-print copy of one of my original BANZAI GIRLS comic books, autographed by me!
$30,000.00 -- If we reach $30,000.00, I will produce an entire SECOND BOOK for every printed-book Reward Level, and I think you'll be happy with it. This second book will contain all-new sexy images AND my best existing line art in sparkling black-and-white as an 8.5" x 11" square bound book. Use it as a coloring book, a poster book, whatever you like. This will be my cover art --
So please, please please support my BANZAI GIRL Volume 2 Graphic Novel at one (or more!) of the various Reward Levels I'm offering.
And also, please share this on your social media! I need all the help I can get!
If you have any questions about my commissions, or available original art, or Reward Levels, or about combining books or having me add more levels, please reach out to me!
Hugs and kisses to all!
UPDATE!! -- As each day passes, more and more folks are asking me for different groupings and Reward Levels than I already had. I started with 25 Reward Levels, which I worried were too many, but now I'm up to 32 Levels and rising! The requests keep coming in, so I'm doing all that I can to help.
So you'll see I have now included ADD-ON LEVELS A through G, and I expect that may increase as the campaign continues. Most of the Levels are just so folks can get single items not listed in other Reward groupings.
However, one ADD-ON LEVEL, "G" is kind of unusual. Y'see, some folks are wanting projects I've drawn that are tough to find anywhere else. For example, several years ago, I designed and drew the first-ever episode of a seriously spooky, slightly sexy story called PANDORA'S BLOGS, about a beautiful teen girl whose family moves into a town populated by monsters. My story was ONLY AVAILABLE for one day in a bizarre four-pack of comics (GIANT-SIZE ACTION, ADVENTURE, FANTASY, and THRILLS) in less than 100 or so comics shops worldwide. A very weird event!
I am making these available! The four-pack of comics, still sealed and back-boarded in their original shrink wrap! Get it from me here, and the extra money goes toward making my book as great as it can be!
Pick a Reward Level, select an Add-On, and let's fly with this!
Risks and challenges
Over at the top right corner of this page is the GOAL. If the goal is reached, printing will begin within the next two months, because basically I only need to get the last part of the book lettered, and do some last-minute design work before sending the book to press.
However: If the goal is not reached before the end of the 30 days, though, then you will not be charged anything. You only pay if my BANZAI GIRL graphic novel project reaches its goal by the deadline! I'll be printing in China, as most graphic novels are these days, to cut the print costs a lot. I've set my starting delivery dates for October, which should give us plenty of time.
I've tried to make the incentives pretty nice -- regular books, autographed books, personalized books, hard-to-find original editions, original art, custom sketches, and even full-fledged finished cover-quality custom original pieces drawn specifically for you.
And just for the heck of it, I'll be throwing in some other BANZAI GIRL classic items at random!
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