It's like Batman meets the Exorcist... only FUNNY!
It's like Batman meets The Exorcist... only FUNNY!
I met Steve Niles when we were kids really. Steve had a dream to create the kind of comics WE wanted to read. We LOVED comics. He started his own company and he convinced me to work for him (I use the term “work” loosely because he never really paid me…)
Hi, I'm Brian Clark- also known as Billy Sidebyside - My project is an animated demo for a new animated series.You can find the synopsis for the show below. Steve and I created the main character and original stories for Arcane Comix, Steve's publishing business, which published a series of anthology books called Fly in My Eye along with other books and art portfolios. It was under the Arcane banner that Steve created some of his most enduring characters, including Cal McDonald and Alistair Arcane (the namesake of the company) to name just a few.
Now another of those characters (one that is especially close to my heart) is slated to be featured in a new animated series called SISTER ANNE. I have a truly amazing animation studio attached to the project - you can check them out here: http://www.crazypiranha.com. They did the animation that is attached to my video, which is a preview of the show and demo’s style. I also have a group of extraordinarily talented people working with me, some of whom are also mentioned in the video.
here's the project site:
Here's a little bit about the show and its star, from the creators...
Sister Anne - mighty defender of goodness - is the happy tale of a 500 pound nun and her never ending battle against the evils of sin. She has been specially trained to sense sin and fight it. In the universe of Sister Anne, sins are actual demons that beset humanity, torture them and devour their souls. Although they are imperceptible to most people, through secret techniques Sister Anne has heightened each of her faculties to the point where she can sense sin in every way! She can HEAR it, SEE it, FEEL it, SMELL it and, God help her, she can even TASTE it! With her loving goodness and desire to help mankind, she beats the sin out of people to save their souls. Her enemies are the Seven Deadly Sins and their minions and minor demons ( more details about how the demons will work in the Sister Anne universe will be posted in the updates section).
I developed the idea into a cartoon while I was working for MTV Animation and The Tick animated series. TV wasn't ready for it back then, but now HER TIME HAS COME! WE think you - the public - are ready for this awesome onslaught of goodness and we want to bring it to you!
From the original show synopsis -
“From the dawn of humanity, since mankind first became aware it had a soul … there has been a curse that has plagued that soul… a blight on the Eden this world could be … and that curse was SIN! Demons who twist the soul and feed off its suffering . SIN! It eats away at every human soul , always seeking entry and then control… the more souls it possesses , the more it can spread HELL ON EARTH!
But throughout the ages, there has been a ministry whose sole purpose is to battle sin, to tip the balance of good and evil toward the side of the angels . There is a mighty thumb on those scales right now- and her name is...SISTER ANNE! ”
If you would like to learn more about Sister Anne and her universe, join us at
where I will be happy to explain at EXTREME length all the details and facets of this fascinating place. We have character designs for all the main characters, including the Mighty Defender of Goodness herself, the Seven Deadly Sins , the demon Overlords who bedevil and beset humanity, and Sister Anne's sidekick Choirboy (what great superhero doesn't have a youthful ward / sidekick!?!)!
If we can raise our goal of $6,000 , we can produce an animated demo to show the world her mighty goodness. If we can raise $15,000 , we can produce an animated short . The more we raise, the more animation we can produce. We hope you choose to be a part of it all.
Lastly I would like to thank Gonzalo Herrero Munoz (Gonzo) for his invaluable contributions to the show and his tireless help in getting this project off the ground, not to mention his heroic efforts to keep it in the air! If we make it through it will be in no small part due to you my friend.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $6,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on December 3, 2010.
Sep 4, 2010 - Dec 3, 2010 (90 days)
Pledge $10 or more
We would like to note an update to our original pledge prizes. We will download a digital version of the final animated demo or short to EVERYONE who pledges at any level.
Pledge $10 or more
For $10 you can contribute at the Neophyte level – for this you get our undying thanks on the DVD of the animated short or demo, a pack of stickers, a web banner emailed to you (your choice of 5) and an exclusive backer only poster download.
Pledge $20 or more
For $20 you can contribute at the Repentant Sinner level – for this you get a DVD of the animated short or demo, our undying thanks on the DVD of the animated short or demo, a pack of stickers, a web banner emailed to you (your choice of 5) and an exclusive backer only poster download.
Pledge $30 or more
For $30 you can contribute at the Penitent level – for this you get a DVD, thanks on the animated short or demo, a pack of stickers, a web banner and a signed poster or your choice of Tee ( 3 to choose from )
Pledge $50 or more
For $50 you can contribute at the Redeemed level – for this you get 2 DVDs and CREDIT on the animated short or demo AND ON THE SHOW in whatever form it takes in perpetuity as a contributor, a sticker pack, a signed poster AND your choice of Tee.
Pledge $70 or more
For $70 you can contribute at the Faithful level – for this you get 2 DVDs and credit on the demo or animated short and show as a contributor plus a sticker pack, a signed poster, your choice of Tee AND a piece of signed production art of your choice ( options include design pages or character sketches )
Pledge $100 or more
For $100 you can contribute at the Acolyte level – for this you get 3 DVDs and credit on the animated short and show as a contributor plus a sticker pack, a signed poster, your choice of Tee AND a signed individualized color sketch of your choice of character or characters (limit of 3 characters per drawing). Send me your quote and the character of your choice. This will be hand colored art in ink and marker or watercolor signed by me and will include a personal message of thanks.
Pledge $500 or more
For $500 you can contribute at the Ordained level – for this you get 5 DVDs and CREDIT as CO PRODUCER on the animated short to be released on DVD and in perpetuity for the life of the show and any subsequent incarnations of Sister Anne. plus a sticker pack, a signed poster, your choice of Tee and a signed individualized color finished drawing of your choice of characters. Send me your quote and the character of your choice. This will be hand colored art in ink and marker or watercolor signed by me and will include a personal message of thanks. - Contributors at the Ordained level also get to have themselves made into a character for the show and keep their original character sheet. We will use your likeness as a sinner in a scene and Sister Anne can beat the sin out of you! You can even pick your sin or sins!! The FIRST backer to contribute on this level will have their character included in the demo which will eventually become the opening of the show. The other backers at this level will be written into the show or shows on a first come first in basis. Due to restrictions of time we will only be able to include ONE backer in the initial demo sequences. All other backer characters will have to wait until we produce more animation. If we fund to a level where we can produce a short as well as the demo we will include more backer characters, again on a first come first in basis.
Pledge $1,000 or more
For $1,000 you can contribute at the HOLY WARRIOR level – for this you get ALL of the prizes for the $500 Ordained level plus a place at all promotional events at our table or booth including San Diego Comic con. you are welcome to sit at the table or booth with us and be a part of the studio group which would include a pro pass into the con itself (travel and accommodations not included).