What a week! Last week at this time we were all writhing in anticipation of the Something Awesome that Andrew kept telling us was coming. Now we’ve met not only the initial fundraising goal but TWO stretch goals, and are well on our way to a third! So much is happening around here that it’s hard to keep up.
Our initial goal of $110,000 not only allows us to create an animated short film starring the three Igiby kids, but also gives us a brand-new short story by Douglas McKelvey. This first story in the new Wingfeather Tales series will be illustrated by Aedan Peterson (whom you might know as Ollister B. Pembrick himself!). And now that we’ve started unlocking stretch goals, we’ll get even more stories, as well as more animated characters to make that film even more awesome (Thwaps! Podo!). The first stretch goal gives us a story written by Jonathan Rogers and illustrated by Justin Gerard. The second stretch goal means we’re getting a story by Jennifer Trafton with illustrations by John Hendrix. If you don’t know how utterly amazing this is, drop everything and read Andrew’s glowing recommendations (here and here), posted as updates at the Kickstarter page.
As I was typing this update, the ticker rolled over to $139,000. At $145,000 we’ll get another short story, as well as another new animated character. Go check that out—and share, share, share! That is the very best way to ensure more stories, more animated characters, and more of everything Wingfeather.
Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and help! This week Andrew heads to Sweden for a week-and-a-half-long tour. How far can we get in those stretch goals before he gets back? 🙂
indoctrinate invite your friends? Here’s a link to the teaser on YouTube, for easy sharing!