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Cartoon Fundraiser (Koko the Blue)

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Cartoon Fundraiser (Koko the Blue)

Postby cbrubaker » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:52 pm

Many of us love watching cartoons. That part's obvious, and I know that a lot of us even MAKES them.

I'm one of them. I have written about animation, most notably for Jerry Beck's Cartoon Research. Even on print I did some freelance for Hogan's Alley magazine. I'm also a cartoonist, having done illustration work, editorial cartoons, and independent comic books. I also did some animation, having been involved in Bill Plympton's "Guard Dog Global Jam", some obscure student projects, and even doing a short film called "Fishing", which had its only public screening in Boston at a pop culture convention.

One of my comics involves a character I've been developing for a while called "Koko the Blue". The main character is a teenage sorceress (originally a witch) who has to deal with her full-time job. I wrote a script early this year, which went through development, getting input from professional animation people, and then further refined from my writing partner David Winn Jr. I ultimately used the script as a comic book, which came out in June 2013. It got positive reviews, and I later did several more stories with the character.

I decided to pull everything together and make a short film based on the story. I teamed up with few friends, including animators Aaron Long ("Fester Fish") and Zoe Piel, voice actor Kyle Carrozza (also a cartoonist, creator of "Moobeard" and "Frog Raccoon Strawberry"), and composer Kevin Bluhm ("Pawn Stars", various documentaries). I set the goal to raise $13,000 to cover the costs, which isn't too bad considering how much Hollywood studios spend.


I have more details on the IndieGoGo page. Please check it out and spread the word.
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Re: Cartoon Fundraiser (Koko the Blue)

Postby Charles » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:09 am

Congrats on the launch of your campaign! Here's the video... ... short-film


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Re: Cartoon Fundraiser (Koko the Blue)

Postby cbrubaker » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:44 pm

Passed the $500 mark in 2 days. Not bad, but we still need more.

Thanks for the encouragement! From one Charles to another.
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