Welcome to Golden Bell Studios' and Lunarbaboon's Kickstarter. Thanks for joining us on this wild and crazy adventure!
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A quick note to all first time backers of Kickstarter. To pick a pledge, all you have to do is pick what products you'd like on the right side of the page. You then follow all the prompts to checkout and will be charged AFTER the campaign ends on October 26. Thanks again, all!
Most Frequently Asked Question ANSWERED: If you want to get the Book, the Game, and the Anxiety Troll Plush, that is the $75 Tier. If you want it signed, that's the $100 Tier. The rewards image is halfway down the page and there is an add-on section if you'd like to tack on extras to your pledge. You can do this by just adding the appropriate dollar amount when you choose your pledge level. If you have any questions, post in the comments section! :)
All stretch goals are INCLUDED in your pledge, unless otherwise stated that they are add-ons. That means all game stretch goals will come with your copy of the game when it’s delivered. The same goes for book stretch goals regarding book pledges and plush stretch goals for plush pledges. Stretch goals reached on the campaign mean they come for FREE, unless they are noted as campaign add-ons.
...and let's not forget about our Social Stretch Goals AKA Achievements, Awards, you know? The feel good items!
These Achievements, as we unlock them, will unveil special surprise Kickstarter Exclusive Comics and additions to the reward tiers. You will NOT want to miss out on these so start sharing with your friends, taking pictures, and having fun with the Lunarbaboon gang!
Every three achievements unlocked will yield everyone a Kickstarter exclusive physical reward with every pledge! This reward will be backer voted as every three are unlocked!
Now, let the fun begin...
Is being a parent easy? Are your feelings of anxiety trolling you? If only life had some uncomplicated way to explain everything, like it used to be when all we had to worry about was our ABC's…
Well, now there’s a solution!
Parenting is Easy is a casual board game for 2 to 4 players, meant for high strung adults, hyperactive kids, or anyone in between. Quick and easy to learn, everyone’s goal is to drive their parents completely insane by causing as much chaos as possible in their family home.
Sorry for the interruption. Back to Parenting is Easy. PiE is a board game of chaotic proportions. Send the entire family into a tailspin where the house is in complete disarray, and win by pushing everyone’s buttons, spreading anarchy, chaos, and disorder in every room. Only the worst children will emerge victorious!
Parenting is Easy is a complete free-for-all in this casual, webcomic board game! Designed by Jason Anarchy with new art by Lunarbaboon, the game takes elements from serious area control and worker placement tabletop games and turns them completely upside down!
Become the biggest brat, throw as many tantrums in as many rooms as possible, and make sure there’s complete disorder around the table so you can come out on top!
You must plan every move with turmoil in mind, playing trouble cards on yourself and others, accounting for the Tantrum Die at all times. But be careful, too much chaos will make the parents crazier removing a cube from the board. Although if you brown-nose too much, you get one extra cube to cause even more chaos. Every game played is guaranteed to be hectic.
After the game, cuddle and destress with the Anxiety Troll. He's a whopping 15 inches BIG!
Don't you dare miss the Anxiety Troll, watch out for him below!
Life gets everyone down. Some trolls make it a lot harder. The anxiety troll is no exception, but now it's a stuffed animal meant to be squeezed.
Since you're already in bed, read the ABC's of Parenting, a new book exploring every letter in the alphabet from the joys of childhood to the... "sometimes" joys of being a parent.
Remember everyone, there are always two sides to every story! This book is packed with over 50 pages of Art & Stories!
Watch the entire book below with narration by Lunarbaboon and introduction by Jon Meller!
Working with Marc Goldner, Rachel Korsen, and Robert Gross, Lunarbaboon looked not only at parenting but the experience of growing up through every single letter. There are two sides to every story and each parenting page features the children’s perspective beside it. Whether you’re a parent, or someone looking back at their own childhood, you might enjoy this book… and learn your ABCs while you’re at it!
Finally, every letter in the alphabet is covered, not once but TWICE in this hilarious children's book, where the children's experiences on the left page contrast with the parents perspectives on the right page. From A to Z, each page makes parenting easier than ABC! We all remember being a kid, interrupting and asking questions after the turn of every page. Well, this book is no exception and is sure to capture every child and adult's attention spans, making you better, and ensuring all those questions are finally answered!
So how did this brand-new book come about?
One summer, Marc, Rachel, and Rob were traveling to Michigan for business. Whenever they drove together, they’d spend a lot of time brainstorming and hashing out creative ideas while passing through the American countryside. A lot of ideas came from those long drives. Looking out, they began joking about being kids driving their parents crazy when they were young (a pastime they sometimes re-lived to this day). Marc would combine memories and anecdotes with potential stories they could tell in some form or another. Rachel and Rob contributing their own as well, it was agreed that the best fit for these stories would be Lunarbaboon’s art style! All of the trio’s collected experiences with parenting combined and distilled various jokes and moments from their lives into 26 letters. Those notes were fleshed out, edited, redrafted, and then edited again with Chris as he came in with additional writing and art.
Of course, the real fun was playing the game together and entertaining a surprise visit from Lunarbaboon himself! On that wondrous night, he opened up the ABC’s of Parenting and helped assuage Marc, Rachel, and Rob’s fears of becoming parents one day. He kissed them good night, tucked them in with the Anxiety Troll, and flew away to Canada.
To this day, everyone thinks fondly of Michigan. And that’s how ABC’s of Parenting was developed!
This is Chris. You may have seen his comics on the internet before! Lunarbaboon has been writing and drawing comics for years. With over 1 million followers, he’s been pleased enough that he continues to write and draw a mix of heartwarming and hilarious comics.
...and this is his #1 Fan
The one and only, Chris's Mom AKA Ms. Grady!
It’s Lunarbaboon! The online webcomic about a 30 something dad is collected in not only two separate volumes, but for the first time ever, the out of print editions of the most relatable webcomic ever is being made into a hardcover book!
Beginning the comic as a form of therapy, now Lunarbaboon’s comic helps over a million fans online.
The first two volumes collected feature the dad and his wife, Danielle, follow their overactive son all over the place, from the safety of their home to the surrounding areas of Toronto.
Lunarbaboon’s wonderful black and white style allows every splash of color to stand out and feel intentional, reflecting our own mundane reality in a really unique way that has appealed across generations and nationalities.
With over 200 pages of comics, behind the scenes content, an exclusive look at Volume 3’s, a brand new cover, and a dust jacket cover, this is one overstuffed book!
Since 2012 Lunarbaboon has been entertaining everyone and only wishes to continue doing so with every strip he makes.
All your favorite comics now combined into one big book!
His work has been featured on the Nerdist, Huffpost, the Guardian, the Telegraph, and more!
Lunarbaboon's First Books are a Success with Reviewers!
A Note from one of the co-designer's, "I wanted to find humor in both the positive and negative aspects of parenting but also make something that was a beautiful catharsis for after your children went to sleep after a crabby tuck-in."
Try Me Out!
Wanna read the rules and look over the game's assets in this Print and Play? Keep in mind this is all subject to improve with all the stretch goals that we reach! The official Print and Play with Card Backs and all up to date assets will be made available post campaign.
Click the link here: http://www.dropbox.com/sh/levf1tzgk72ok3h/AABnZVjw2uVPnsZifDlZWDW6a?dl=0
Win the game by being the biggest brat!
This Project will be Worldwide Customs Free Shipping!
We’ve fulfilled small and large projects in the past.
We've shipped over 7,000 packages of Pretending to Grownup delivered domestically and internationally, Lunarbaboon was a part of this game as a guest artist! Lunarbaboon himself has had two successfully completed, delivered, fulfilled and happy customers for two volumes of his Comic Series on Kickstarter. Watch out for Stretch Goals, keep an eye out!
Golden Bell has also delivered Lil’ Bunny Sue Roux products, Pretending to Grownup, Venture Party, Napoleon 1806, Movie Buff, The Sunday Comics, The Love of a Bingle Lancer, Marshfellows, Crawdad King, The Adventures of Jam and Jelly, Strawberry Ninja, It's an Extra Creepy Heebie-Jeebie Halloween!
Golden Bell's Award Winning Products
Golden Bell has won numerous awards across varying industries ranging from the Parent's Choice Fun Stuff for their first project The Sunday Comics, their game Dungeon Dice has won the Dice Tower Seal of Approval, Pretending is Geek Dad Approved, a Mom’s Choice recipient, and Tillywig Toy Award Winner, Venture Party won the National Parenting Seal of Approval, Movie Buff won the Hot Diggity, Tillywig Winner, NAPA Winner, and Faveable’s best gift for the movie trivia nerd, with three of their games winning the Academic’s Choice Award, and their books and stuffed animals also winning various awards; this is just a sampling! This is just a sampling! For more information visit www.GoldenBellStudios.com
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LEGAL NOTICES AND DISCLAIMERS
© 2012-2018 by Golden Bell Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Lunarbaboon, Parenting is Easy, ABCs of Parenting, Anxiety Troll, and any other associated or affiliated Trademarks are Trademarks and/or Registered Trademarks of Golden Bell Entertainment, LLC.
Used with Permission and Published by Golden Bell Studios, LLC.
Risks and challenges
This isn’t Lunarbaboon’s first experience with Kickstarter, having delivered both of his previous campaigns to backers.
The same is true for the Golden Bell team behind him.
The game is finished, the book is done, and the stuffed animal already at a stage where we’re all anxious in the best way! We are prepared in the sense that most of the artwork is already done, so we turned to manufacturing before the campaign. With the board game sampled, the plush toy nearly finalized, and the book on its way, we’re just going to spend the rest of the time and funds making sure everything is perfect for every backer and Lunarbaboon fan.
We’re committed to delivering a quality product with the timeline we’ve set. While we estimate no delays in getting these products out to backers, we do not anticipate any delays due to anything happening outside of our direct control, like an impending natural disaster or interference with goods outside of our direct involvement.
Our team will update backers accordingly should the need arise, and we plan on showing the progress of finally getting these projects made and sent to everyone who might enjoy them!
Our team has spent countless of hours adjusting the game through play testing. Honestly, we drove a lot of our parents crazy along this journey and we don't feel bad about it because they enjoyed it themselves throughout the process. We took every piece of feedback into consideration, even when it came to the smallest details. With that being said we finally believe it is ready be unchained and let loose. Enjoy Insanity!
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