The Official Unauthorized Banksy Graphic Novel

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The Official Unauthorized Banksy Graphic Novel

The Unauthorized story of the Gorilla Street Artist Banksy & his adventures fighting the system with street art and a band of monkeys.

The Official Unauthorized Banksy Graphic Novel

The Unauthorized story of the Gorilla Street Artist Banksy & his adventures fighting the system with street art and a band of monkeys.

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What are we doing?

The Unauthorized story of Street Artist Banksy: His adventures fighting a corrupt system with the help of his crew of loyal monkeys as told in an American Superhero Style Graphic Novel.

Official Website: BanksyComic.com

The Story

What is the graphic novel about?

American Street Artist LewisOne and his group of talented Monkey drawing Comic book Artists has created an amazing story in the style of the classic American SuperHero comics of what life would be like as street artist and political activist Banksy. See the adventures of this British street art superhero unfolds as he puts up his messages to the world with the help of his mischievous Monkey minions to fight against tyranny and bring hope to the oppressed people of the world.

We follow the semi Famous street artist growing up in a world of corruption and learn how he hatches a plan to use his unique talents to make an effect on the world around him by Fighting Hypocrisy and diffusing the plans of the Elders of Big Brother to take over the minds of the people.

The Graphic Novel

How will it be printed?

The book will be a softcover 10"x10", 120 plus pages in glossy full color.

We will be offering a hardcover of the same size that will be wrapped in black Buckram cloth and spray-painted with the logo on the cover with our own hand-cut Banksy stencil.

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TimeLine

When do we plan to get things done?

We have been working on the story and artwork for the past year.  In October 2014 we started storyboarding everything and laying out pages.  We have now began the final drawings and coloring the pages.


During the KickStarter promotions we will be working more on the artwork and showing off pieces of it on our FaceBook page.

We will be done with the artwork and have it printer ready about 45 days after the KickStarter is finished and send it to the printer.  The printer takes about 2 weeks to print and package everything, then it will take about 2 weeks to hand stencil the hardcovers, prepare and ship everyone their rewards.

At this time we will schedule our vandalism tour with our generous Stud and Crazy donors.

Our long term goal is to have booths in the comic circuits to promote the Graphic Novel even more.

Why Kickstarter

Why are you using Kickstarter to Kick off your project?

Kickstarter is a great way to find out if your project has any following.  Also, we do not have the amazing financial backing that other artists like Banksy has.

You can also Donate with PayPal Here...

Why didn't you just hit up Banksy to fund your project?

Well, we honestly didn't think we would get an interview to actually create a truthful biography for our comic book about him.  He would probably tell us to pound salt and because of our fragile egos we are not trying very hard.  So, it was way more entertaining to just find stories about him online, fill in the blanks, and make our own version of his life might be like.  We did shoot off an email to Jo Brooks, Banksy's PR agent, and some other "questionably legit" sources and have not heard back from them yet.  But, if we do, you will be the first to know.  (or he will show up at our front door with Angelina Jolie, a band of monkeys with guns and make us all disappear)

Are you participating in the "Kicking it Forward" Project?

Although Kickstarter frowns on our projects giving to charity, we do feel a connection to the KickStarter community.  So 5% of our budget is going back to that community in sponsoring projects we believe in as well.  We hope to build better connections with the people around us thanks to this concept.  More about it Here!

Stretch Goals

What's next after we reach our basic goal?

$10k - Digital Animated Ebook

If we achieve our stretch goal we will create an animated graphic novel of the entire book and give it to all the backers for FREE as a bonus!!!

$25k - UnOfficial Banksy Video Game for iPhone and IPad.

Play Banksy in a side scroller Style Game trying to stay anonymous while stencil his name on everything he can, running from the Plodders, Woodentops, Wallopers, Bluebottles, Cozier, Lids, Tit-Heads, Gavvers, Constables, dogberrys, scufters, politicians, fanboys and rival artists. Given to every backer for FREE upon reaching this goal.

$40k - UnOfficial Banksy Something Super Badass.

To be announced....

Risks and challenges

We might be Banksy’s only fans. Sad times. We have a great printer that every comic guy and coffee shop writer around us uses. They have a great reputation of quality of their printing as well as getting it done in time.

We are working feverishly to get final drawings done. We are giving ourselves about 120 days to complete and then get it to the printer. We can color and design one page a day of high quality comic art. So we feel good about getting it done and out the door to your doorsteps. However, If one of us dies or the real Banksy comes to our studio and kickstarts our asses, we might be in trouble. But we feel good that will not happen.

If there are any problems along the way you guys will hear about it immediately. I want you guys involved in this process every step of the way. Thanks!

The biggest barrier for this project is financial. Beyond publication costs, we also intend to purchase an ISBN and bar code to allow for future print runs. Since the comic is already on it’s way, our remaining steps involve formatting the digital High-Res drawings for publishing, finalizing publication and shipping details, and arranging stretch goals. There are only a few steps left, but this project can still grow along with your support.

Apple does not like games promoting law breaking, so for the stretch goal of building a Banksy game we need to be careful how we portrait it. Hopefully Apple is a Banksy fan.

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    Cheapass Street Corner Monkey

    Even tho you are a tosser who spends way too much money on name brand goods, we will tag your name on a rock with our piss as appreciation at an undefined time and date.

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    Official Vandalizing Monkey

    Get your own UnOfficially knocked off 6x24 inch Oilboard "Authentic UnOfficial Banksy" Stencil cut by our own band of banana wage-making imaginary monkey workers, so you can risk your very own jail time putting his name up in your city on Banksy’s behalf.

    I'm sure if we knew who he was he would personally thank you for helping get his name out there without him risking getting caught. (note: spray paint not included but Can be purchased or "racked" from your local WalMart or Paint Store - we also must clarify that we DO NOT condone doing bad things, breaking any stupid laws, or doing things that might hurt others). We will throw you some stickers as well.

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    SemiLiterate Monkey

    Your very own soft cover edition of the book. A 10 inch by 10 inch Book will be printed in full color front to back with 120 plus pages. Signed by the Artists. You will also get the stupid stencil thing as well and some stickers.

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    Early Monkey gets a Banana

    The first 20 people that order will get a signed copy of the Hard Cover book, the 2 of the "contributing to your delinquency" Banksy stencils and some stickers. We will also throw in an Official promotional poster for the book.

    As a super bonus we will send you an Official Unauthorized Monkey Mask.

    As a bonus you will get an original print from our artist of the Banksy character. (Each donator will get a different drawing).

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    Hardcore Monkey

    Your very own super limited hard cover edition of the book, signed and numbered on the inside front cover by a bunch of people and monkeys from a local unnamed Zoo. The book will be bound with Black linen and each one hand stenciled by our Monkey Team with the Banksy Logo in Whiteish.

    As a super bonus we will send you an Official Unauthorized Monkey Mask.

    You get the stupid stencil as well and some stickers and at night we will send one of our imaginary monkeys to your house to break in and give you a kiss on the forehead when you are sleeping.

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    Monkey penciler

    In order to whore as much startup money as we can for this project, we have opened up our sketchbook to you. This tier gets you a softcover copy of the book as well as a page, front and back from our original sketchbook from this project. Little doodles and ideas that were either in the book, or sucked so bad we had considered burning. One of these pages of concept sketches can be all yours.

    As a super bonus we will send you an Official Unauthorized Monkey Mask.

    We will create a catalogue of the pages once the project is finished and offer you the choice based on what order you pledge, first come first serve. Who knows what might be in the crazy mind of the artist. We’ll even sign them and give each page a big wet kiss.

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    Monkey RETAILER

    10 or more retail copies of our soft cover Book at $18ea. Plus you get 10 stencils and a bag full of stickers.

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    Bad Acting Monkey

    You get to be in the story, sort of. It’s up to you what you want to be doing and even wearing. You can be someone who gets their property vandalized, a helper dressed as a monkey, or even a cops assistant chasing and trying to bust the elusive vandal.

    As a super bonus we will send you an Official Unauthorized Monkey Mask.

    You will also get a copy of the softcover of the book, a stupid stencil, and some hipster stickers.

    Note: Get this reward and you will need send us some reference photo of yourself for us to use.

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    Collecting Monkey

    Not only will you get two softcover copy of the great book, but Get an original 20x40 framed print of a two page spread of the book signed by the artists as well as a 10x20 print of the preliminary sketches.

    As a super bonus we will send you an Official Unauthorized Monkey Mask.

    We are only printing off one of each page of the book for our backers. What Page number you get depends on what order you pledge, first come first serve. You also get the stencil and some stickers.

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    Collecting Monkey with cape

    Get an original 20x40 framed print of the cover and back sleeve signed by the artist of the cover of the book. We are only printing one of each version of the front and back cover art for our backers.

    As a super bonus we will send you 2 Official Unauthorized Monkey Mask.

    We will also throw in two copies of the book, the stencil, and some stupid stickers.

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    Stud Monkey that gets Around

    One way plane ticket to London on a mission to find the infamous Banksy himself (with instructions to find him from random Google searches) so you can give him his own hard cover copy of the book. We will throw in a three night stay at a random great hostel we heard about during our doomed efforts to find him.

    You also get a hardcover copy and 12 copies of the book to use them as bribes to your friends to do your dishes, wash your car, or even in trade to sleep with their wives. This tier also has bragging rights as you can brag to all your friends how much money you spent.

    As a super bonus we will send you 12 Official Unauthorized Monkey Mask.

    Note: You are responsible for obtaining your passport to legally travel abroad and stuff to get out of the country. Return trip, you are on your own because if you find him he might make you his personal bitch and you will never come back anyways.

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    Crazy Out of his Mind Monkey

    Our group of Truly Official Semi-Authentic Unauthorized Banksy Knockoff Artists will fly to your house (anywhere in the USA- possible additional costs outside the US) and Vandalize your house top to bottom, roof to ceiling, inside and out. We will bring spray paint, stencils, markers, play dough, roller paint, buckets, forks, nozzles, fire extinguishers, cocaine, nude models and buckets of miss tints and other “tools of the trade” and wreck your place something fierce with colorful nonsense of political correctness and things that will piss off your guests and neighbors. We will give you very little choice in the matter as we will more than likely tie you to a chair int he middle of the room so you won’t bother us while we “work”.

    You get a hardcover book, 12 softcover books, and cool bag of stuff including a handful of stencils to try it yourself when we leave. We will not be cleaning up the mess but will write a phone number of a random yellow pages cleaning service on your front door with spray paint. You need to Loose our number when we are done, but stay connected on FaceBook and fan junk mail.

    As a super bonus we will send you 12 Official Unauthorized Monkey Mask.

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