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By Eli Bremer
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About

My name is Eli Bremer. I am the owner of When I'm Sixty Four, a music memorabilia and consignment shop located on 128 South Barstow in Eau Claire, WI. I have recently started a new enterprise called Gnome City Productions. I originally started Gnome City Productions with the intention of being a talent management agency focused on working with local artists. However, it has become much, much more than that.

With the aid of a former EC resident, I have come up with a concept called the ECC, or the Eau Claire Coalition. The ECC is an idea that incorporates the four primary downtown districts of our fantastic city: South Barstow, North Barstow, Water Street, and West Grand Avenue.

The ECC comic book centers around four mascots, one for each of the downtown districts. First, we have Barstow Man. Barstow Man will be aiding in all of the artistic adventures as they happen on Barstow Street. Next, we have Water Woman. Water Woman lets everyone know what is going on at the University and all of the fun activities on Water Street. Then, we meet Wes Grandéll; the definition of grand. He will be affiliated with law enforcement, bringing a focus to safety while reminding everyone about all of the exciting events that Grand Avenue has to offer. Last but not least, there is E.C. Phoenix. She loves and respects every aspect of life from the tiniest creature to the tallest tree in Eau Claire. She is very Earth-conscience and proudly shares helpful environmental information.

Not only does Gnome City Productions wish to make these heroic mascots a reality, but we would like to market this idea to its fullest extent. I have brought aboard a prolific comic book artist named Mark A.Lone from Augusta, WI. Mr. Lone has worked for MGM Studios and has a style and quality that rivals Marvel Comics. Mark and his team will be creating the character designs and illustrations for each of the four mascots. 

The final product will be an amazing 36-page comic book to be released in the next two years.  It will of course feature Barstow Man, Water Woman, Wes Grandéll, and E.C. Phoenix.

We are asking for a $25,000 pledge from our community to make this dream a reality. Citizens will also have the opportunity to help design the mascots' uniforms. If we can raise $100,000, the Eau Claire community will be able to pick a FIFTH mascot for their city!

Our future endeavors including actually bringing these characters to life! From guiding Downtown tours to starring in all of the parades, these mascots will be available to the community in countless exciting and entertaining ways.

By giving a face to our wonderful Downtown districts AND by letting the community choose parts of their design, it will give our fellow citizens a sense of pride and ownership towards their fine city. This fantastical comic book is just the beginning...   

Special thanks to TUGG for helping us out with the music. Click on the image below to check out their Facebook page.

Special thanks to Danny and Jeff at Kaze Films for the great videography work.

We would also like to thank Keith "Monk" Troutman for the writing and Jes Meinholz for holding everything together.

Risks and challenges

A project of this magnitude can bring unseen bumps in the process. Gnome City Productions has assembled the best team possible to handle every aspect of this creative endeavor.

Please contact me, Eli Bremer, at eli.bremer@gnomecityproductions.com regarding any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you so much for your time and generosity! With your help we can make this dream a reality!

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