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The "Mike and Spike Take Over The Universe One Molecule at a Time" project

Two racially different sperm cells inhabit the body of the same man. Hopefully they'll learn about life...if they don't kill each other first.

The "Mike and Spike Take Over The Universe One Molecule at a Time" project

Two racially different sperm cells inhabit the body of the same man. Hopefully they'll learn about life...if they don't kill each other first.

$70
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5
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, September 13 2010 5:11 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 13, 2010

About

Thank you for taking time out of your busy life to stop by and read the pontifications of a mad man. I mean, I'd "have" to be a little bit far-gone to come up with something like this, right? Or maybe, just maybe, this kind of story is just right at the right time.

What I want to do is: create a trade sized paperback called "Whoz Your Daddy: The Misadventures of Mike and Spike" for the adult humor market. Now, by adult I don't necessarily mean any particular age. A consenting adult is 18, last time I looked, but , basically just "any" adult who would get the humor that the book will have in it. I want it to speak to the hearts of people that live on all the seven continents. Yes, even Antarctica. I want people to read this and think, and laugh, and contemplate just how absurd we human beings are at times, with all the wonderful other stuff about us thrown in for good measure.

How I plan to do it: I will create the book from pencil, to ink, to full color on large, oaktag paper (the kind they use to draw most comicbooks and comic strips). The book will also be recorded on CD to give people the option of reading and listening, or just listening and zoning out with their eyes closed. So, download that puppy into your handheld device, strap on those headphones and go far away.

What the money is for: Personally I love this part because It gives me the chance to really run with the ball.

The money will be used to: self-publish the book. This is very costly, as many of you may know from personal experience. Publishers are always antsy about the unknown and in this crazy economic climate even more so. Better to sail by the stars then never leave drydock.

The money will be used to: Promote the book. The secret, if you will, to "any" successful endeavor is advertising. Even with the money raised through the venue of Kickstarter the other heavy lifting comes from letting people know that the product even exists in the first place. And without the backing of a promotional machine of an established publisher, this baby is all going to be done on good ol' fashioned elbow grease.

The money will be used to: Acquire the tools necessary to complete the artwork for the book. I'm trying to locate any company that deals with recycled art supplies; paint, storyboard paper, ink. I'm big on conserving the environment, so I'd prefer to purchase these things from a company equally as passionate.

The money will be used: To hire voice over actors. Sure, I could use mom and pop to do this, but they aren't professional voice over actors. The good ones won't be cheap to hire, but, again, doing something for a nickel when a quarter would have produced a much better result is just plain stupid. The cost of studio time and the expense of a professional engineer to mix the audio track for the book will also be taken into consideration.

The money will be used: To hire a professional animator to produce a series of two to three minute cartoons. The plan is to have an animated series of "Whoz You Daddy" up and running by the winter of 2010. Will it be everyone's cup of coffee? Probably not. Will it be very entertaining, thought provoking and maybe a "tad" on the controversial side? Of course. That's all in the fun of it.

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    A "Whoz Your Daddy" Tee shirt and all of the above. Yes! Wear the little sperm guys proudly on your chest. Show the entire known civilized world that you are a supporter of free speech, truth and justice..and the right wear a friggin sperm cell on your shirt any time you want to. Plus what's above.

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    A cool, hip, "Whoz Your Daddy" frisbee. Go to the beach, playground or the family picnic and impress people with your throwing skills! They'll say, "Geepers! Is that two interracial sperm cells on a perfectly crafted, aerodynamic piece of plastic?" And you'll say.."Yep." The plastic throw thingy, a signed copy of the book and all of the above.

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    A plush, cute, adorable, squeezable Mike and Spike hand puppet set and a copy of the book. Imagine, there you are putting on shows in grandma's backyard for all of your friends with the two micro-boys on either hand. Create your own dialog. Make them say things even "I" wouldn't dare say. (And trust me, that ain't easy) This thing, that thing, plus what's above.

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    A chic, stylish "Whoz Your Daddy" baseball cap and cinchpack (You know...the bag with nylon strings that you wear across your back). Neat, huh? People will say.."Hey! Did you know you have two sperm cells hanging from your back??" And you'll say.."Yep." This stuff and that stuff from above.

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    Okay, this is it. The grand finale. The coup de grace. Drum roll, please....DRUUUUUUM ROOOOOLLLL....CYMBAL CLASH! You, yes, you..well, two of you, at least, will be invited to come into the studio and watch us tape the audio version of the book. Watch us stumble around, flub our lines, make ridiculous miscues...well..maybe I'll be the only one doing that, now that I think about it, but at least you'll be there to share in the fun of it all. That and all of the above is what you will have bestowed upon you. And if you're up to it, how about a dinner at a really cool place in the city. Of course we'll have to adjust to make sure that you'll actually "be" in town for all of that to happen.

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