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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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