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Knockaround-Guy may be Struggle-Town's masked defender, but there are others who help keep the streets safe. Welcome to Gorilla Tails.
Knockaround-Guy may be Struggle-Town's masked defender, but there are others who help keep the streets safe. Welcome to Gorilla Tails.
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Gorilla my Dreams: Gorilla Tails

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GORILLA MY DREAMS is a black and white webcomic set in Struggle-Town, where the streets are protected by KNOCKAROUND-GUY, a talking gorilla who fancies himself a superhero. GORILLA MY DREAMS is best described as: BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES mashed with TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES if Saturday morning cartoons came on TV after 10pm. 

GORILLA MY DREAMS: GORILLA TAILS explores Struggle-Town and its residents, spotlighting not only KNOCKAROUND-GUY but some of the other characters who cross paths with him; The cops, the crooks, even wannabe superheroes. 

GORILLA TAILS is a 22 page comic book that collects 5 short stories from the webcomic. BUT the more money we raise, the bigger this comic book is going to get. That's right, EVERY SINGLE stretch goal in this campaign will bring more story and pin-up pages to this comic!

"It’s like a black and white Hellboy but with 300% more puns." Aaron Sullivan of COMIC CRUSADERS

"I thoroughly enjoyed this issue start to finish. Good jobs all the way around." - CBJ Episode #40

"Great lay-outs, exciting well composed action panels, and some really great character designs... Heaps of really cool ideas."- Radioactive Lounge Episode #97 

"It's the gorilla noir you never knew you needed in your life." Shane W Smith, creator of TRIMVIRATUS, UNDAD 

 READ MORE OF THE GORILLA MY DREAMS WEBCOMIC HERE!


 To learn more about the RETAIL PACK click HERE

To learn more about the T-SHIRT COLOURS & SIZES click HERE.  

CLICK HERE TO SEE PREVIOUS SKETCH COVERS BY BIG TIM! 

Learn more about adding GORILLA MY DREAMS: MIME OF MY LIFE to your order HERE!

Learn more about adding the GORILLA MY DREAMS: GORILLA TAILS T-Shirt to your order HERE!

Shipping from Australia can be BRUTALLY expensive for international backers. I'm a simple man, but I've done what I can to make things more affordable to people in the US and UK.

I'm really excited to announce that, in addition to our primary printer here in Australia (Jefferies), we've also got printers in the USA (KA-BLAM) and UK (CPUK) which means if you live in either of those countries, we can get your comics to you for just AU$8 postage, which is way better than trying to post from down under (AU$19+).

Unfortunately there's nothing I can do about the postage costs for T-Shirt levels ($50 & $100 tiers) or for backers outside the USA, UK or Australia. If those costs are too high for you, I'd recommend a digital reward tiers ($3 or $20). 

I have called in a few of my mates and have a lot of stretch goals lined up. If we exceed our funding, you can expect treats from the likes of Darren Close, Paul Gori, and more!

$2,000 - UNLOCKED: Bonus 5 pages of story written by Big Tim Stiles and illustrated by Darren Close.

More on the UNLOCKED $2,000 Stretch Goal HERE

$2,500 - UNLOCKED: Bonus 5 pages of story written by Big Tim Stiles and illustrated by Darren Close.

More on the UNLOCKED $2,000 Stretch Goal HERE

$3,000 - UNLOCKED: Bonus pin-up page by Carlos Pedro from LAD: THE HOMECOMING

More on the UNLOCKED $3,000 Stretch Goal HERE

$3,500 - UNLOCKED: Bonus pin-up page by Paul Gori


 More on the UNLOCKED $3,500 Stretch Goal HERE

$3,783 - UNLOCKED: 3D Printable Female Mutant Nazi Turtle!

 More on the UNLOCKED $3,783 Stretch Goal HERE

 $4,000 - LOCKED: TWO bonus Behind the Scenes pages by Ahmed Raafat 

More on the UNLOCKED $4,000 Stretch Goal HERE

 $5,000 - LOCKED: Big Tim gets his very first tattoo of Craig Bruyn's Knockaround-Guy art!


GORILLA MY DREAMS has been hatched from the egg-like craniums of Ahmed Rafaat and Big Tim Stiles, with the assistance of S. Greenleaf. The back cover/T-shirt art is done by Nathan Kelly.

AHMED RAAFAT (Co-Creator, Artist & Letterer): 

Ahmed Raafat is an Egyptian comic book artist currently living in the UK. He is the co-creator of EL OSBA (Arabic for: THE LEAGUE), an independent Egyptian superhero comic book series, and has worked on various comic book projects in and outside the UK.

Contacts:
                                                         Twitter: @theahmedraafat
                                                         Instagram: @theahmedraafat
 

BIG TIM STILES (Co-Creator & Writer): 

Big Tim Stiles is an Australian writer, actor, and podcaster who has been working in the creative arts for over two decades. After four years of writing comic book reviews, he dove into writing his own comics, starting with his paranormal investigator/monster hunter CTHULHU WILLIAMS, before meeting his partner in crime Ahmed Raafat and co-creating GORILLA MY DREAMS.

Contacts:
                                                         Facebook: www.Facebook.com/CthulhuWilliams/
                                                         Twitter: @CthulhuWilliams or @BigTimStiles

S. GREENLEAF (Editior): 

Quickly becoming known as ‘The Leditor,’ S. Greenleaf is the script editor & production manager for GORILLA MY DREAMS. He’s worked on almost all of Big Tim’s comic projects, contributing in various ways to the CTHULHU WILLIAMS comic as well.

His resume also includes Lettering & Editing for the following series: the apocalyptic horror series ESCAPE FROM JESUS ISLAND, the Fantasy/Western OATHBOUND, the grindhouse series, THE INFERNAL PACT/WHORE OF BABYLON, and the all-ages ghost hunter story FULL MOON FREDO.

To be quite honest, that’s just a few of the projects he works on. He’s a proverbial ‘glutton for creative punishment’ and just can’t say ‘No’ when a new, exciting project comes his way.

Contacts:
                                                         Comic Book Projects:
                                                         Editor for: Escape From Jesus Island, & Oathbound
 

 NATHAN KELLY (Back Cover & T-Shirt Art):

Nathan Kelly is a US Army veteran having served two combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He now draws comics and is the artist and co-creator of the crime comics SNARL and DREXLER

Nathan lives in Charlotte, NC with his lovely wife and two adorable daughters.

Contacts:
                                                         Instagram: @feralkingdomstudios 

We really want to get this comic in the hands of readers everywhere, and we can't do it without your help. So take a minute to  hit that BECOME A BACKER button and help get some gorilla-superhero-noir into your corner of the world. 

Art by Nathan Kelly & colours by Josh Jensen.
Art by Nathan Kelly & colours by Josh Jensen.

Risks and challenges

There is always the possibility of an unexpected Drop Bear attack or a stampede of hungry Bunyips, which could make delivery of GORILLA MY DREAMS: GORILLA TAILS troublesome. However, nothing short of that will derail my plans.

I've been a backer on Kickstarter for long enough to know that problems come up and delays happen. However GORILLA MY DREAMS is a project I want to see succeed and any future plans I have for the characters and comic book rely 100% on the backers being happy and wanting to come back for more.

GORILLA MY DREAMS: GORILLA TAILS and all this Kickstarter's Stretch Goals are 80% complete. Short of Ahmed losing his hands in an Evil Dead type possession (in which case, I would bring in another artist to finish the last few pages), there is no conceivable reason why GORILLA TAILS doesn't ship on time.

I can't promise to know every unexpected hurdle that comes my way, but I can promise to keep you in the loop every step of the way.

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    DIGITAL PDF

    The 22 page GORILLA MY DREAMS: GORILLA TAILS PDF

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    EARLY BIRD: PRINT EDITIONS

    Includes BOTH the regular cover AND the Limited Edition cover (both by Ahmed Raafat). TWO copies of your new favourite gorilla noir comic!

    But since you're an early backer, you get it at a sweet $3 discount! Just for being awesome backing this campaign in the first two days! You awesome person you!

    Includes:
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ Limited Edition cover
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ regular cover by Ahmed Raafat
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    PRINT EDITIONS

    Includes BOTH the regular cover AND the Limited Edition cover (both by Ahmed Raafat). TWO copies of your new favourite gorilla noir comic!

    Includes:
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ Limited Edition cover
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ regular cover by Ahmed Raafat
    • Gorilla Tails PDF
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    AUDIO COMMENTARY

    Get an audio commentary with Big Tim's thoughts on writing each story, the art for each story, and all his other random thoughts about this comic, cover to cover.

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    RETAIL PACK

    If you run a store and you're interested in stocking GORILLA MY DREAMS: GORILLA TAILS, then this is the pack for you!
    Includes ONE copy of BOTH the blank cover AND the Limited Edition cover, as well as THREE copies with the regular!

    VERIFIED RETAILERS ONLY!

    Includes:
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    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ Limited Edition cover
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ regular cover by Ahmed Raafat
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    EARLY BIRD: PRINT EDITIONS & BLANK COVER

    Includes BOTH the regular cover AND the Limited Edition cover (both by Ahmed Raafat), as well as a copy with the blank cover! Take that bad boy to a local convention and get your favourite artist to draw their version of Knockaround-Guy!

    But since you're an early backer, you get it at a sweet $4 discount! My little THANK YOU for backing this campaign in the first two days!

    Includes:
    • Gorilla Tails w/ blank cover
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ Limited Edition cover
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ regular cover by Ahmed Raafat
    • Gorilla Tails PDF
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    PRINT EDITIONS & BLANK COVER

    Includes BOTH the regular cover AND the Limited Edition cover (both by Ahmed Raafat), as well as a copy with the blank cover! Take that bad boy to a local convention and get your favourite artist to draw their version of Knockaround-Guy!

    Includes:
    • Gorilla Tails w/ blank cover
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ Limited Edition cover
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ regular cover by Ahmed Raafat
    • Gorilla Tails PDF
    • All Unlocked Stretch Goals
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    EARLY BIRD: PRINT EDITIONS ARTIST PACK

    Includes BOTH the regular cover AND the Limited Edition cover (both by Ahmed Raafat), as well as 3 copies with the blank cover! Draw on these bad boys and sell them or get 3 of your favourite artists to draw their versions of Knockaround-Guy!

    But since you're an early backer, you get it at a sweet $5 discount for backing this campaign in the first two days! You ROCK!

    Includes:
    • Gorilla Tails w/ blank cover
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ Limited Edition cover
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ regular cover by Ahmed Raafat
    • Gorilla Tails PDF
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    PRINT EDITIONS ARTIST PACK

    Includes BOTH the regular cover AND the Limited Edition cover (both by Ahmed Raafat), as well as 3 copies with the blank cover! Draw on these bad boys and sell them or get 3 of your favourite artists to draw their version of Knockaround-Guy!

    Includes:
    • Gorilla Tails w/ blank cover
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ Limited Edition cover
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ regular cover by Ahmed Raafat
    • Gorilla Tails PDF
    • All Unlocked Stretch Goals
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    T-SHIRT LEVEL

    You know what's awesome? Covering up your nakedness with a T-Shirt. But not just any T-Shirt. One with Knockaround-Guy illustrated by Nathan Kelly printed on it! (available in a number of styles and colours)

    Includes:
    • Gorilla Tails T-shirt illustrated by Nathan Kelly
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ regular cover by Ahmed Raafat
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    PRINT EDITIONS CUSTOMISED for YOU!

    Includes BOTH the regular cover AND the Limited Edition cover (both by Ahmed Raafat), as well as a copy with the blank cover with a one-of-a-kind drawing by Big Tim!

    Includes:
    • Gorilla Tails w/ blank cover & Big Tim drawing
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ Limited Edition cover
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ regular cover by Ahmed Raafat
    • Gorilla Tails PDF
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    THE JOB LOT

    You get every single thing on offer, up to this point!

    Includes:
    • Gorilla Tails T-shirt illustrated by Nathan Kelly
    • Gorilla Tails w/ blank cover & Big Tim drawing
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ Limited Edition cover
    • Gorilla Tails print edition w/ regular cover by Ahmed Raafat
    • Audio Commentary by Big Tim
    • Gorilla Tails PDF
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    BIG TIM VISITS YOUR LOCAL STORE

    Gorilla my Dreams writer Big Tim will come to your local comic book store, anywhere in Australia for a signing appearance. He will talk to you about all things comic books, movies, politics, and even have a drink with you and maybe even hit up your local karaoke joint! Oh... and Big Tim will sign anything. ANYTHING (except for living animals)!

    (Australian Stores only)

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    • Big Tim visits your local store for a signing
    • Gorilla Tails w/ blank cover & Big Tim drawing
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    COVER COMMISSION

    Ahmed Raafat will draw a cover for YOUR COMIC! It can be a superhero book, horror, sci-fi or anything else you can think of (except X-Rated stuff. No pornography)! If you want to choose this option, feel free to email us to let us know what you have in mind.

    Includes:
    • Ahmed Raafat cover commission
    • Gorilla Tails w/ blank cover & Big Tim drawing
    • Gorilla Tails PDF
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Funding period

- (31 days)