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Alexa J. AlpernBy Alexa J. Alpern
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Alexa J. AlpernBy Alexa J. Alpern
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$386
pledged of $1,200 goal
9
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, February 4 2018 3:08 PM UTC +00:00

About

 

Enter into a shadowy world that begins when the sun goes down and the moon rises up. In this 2D serial animated series, Mindy Awktuber and the spook-tastic gang of Skullsville combine their powers to protect and defend their home against the evil shadows that lurk nearby! There is always another adventure bounding to begin! Geared to be released in two forms! An animated web-series and a children's picture book series!

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For more information on "The Awktuber's," please check out this podcast I was recently interviewed in!:

http://nadeaumedia.com/crowdfunding-cast-909-awktubers/

"The Awktuber's" developed out of an independent study class during my senior year of college, while I was studying computer and traditional animation. I titled this project, "Creating a Pitch Bible for an Animated Television Series." Since graduation, "The Awktuber's" has continued to grow and form into the true world of Skullsville. Which now includes:  

  • 40 Episode Synopsis 
  • 5 Full 11-Minute Episode Scripts
  • 30+ Monsterzens (Monster Citizens) Character Biographies
  • 11 Creatures of Skullsville Profiles
  • And More

As of recent, "The Awktuber's," had its first official public outing at 2017's Creative Talent Network Animation Expo in Burbank, California. This was a truly amazing experience, receiving so much praise and encouragement in furthering the creation of "The Awktuber's!" I am ready to bring the monsters out of the shadows, and send them your way to enjoy all their Halloween-ish tales and adventures we have to offer!

 

 The Awktuber's At CTN 2017 Expo in Burbank, CA ^

Now it's time to meet some of the monster-zens of Skullsville! We have everything from a headless horse girl to a gloopy slime monster... and, well, everything in between. Skullsville holds over 45 different species of monsters, that takes form in students, villains, parents, teachers, creatures and more. What's your type of monster? 

 

 "The Awktuber's - The Suitors Attend Dinner" The Pilot Concept Art

 "The Awktuber's - Field Trip to the Skullsville Zoo" Episode Concept Art

 "The Awktuber's - Mindy and the Girls go to Unicorn Camp" Episode Concept Art

 Other - 

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 (Sample Images, Art and Designs are not all Final, updates will be Made!)

 

 (Sample Images, Art and Designs are not all Final, updates will be Made!)

   

 (Sample Images, Art and Designs are not all Final, updates will be Made!)

   

 (Sample Images, Art and Designs are not all Final, updates will be Made!)

 

 (Sample Images, Art and Designs are not all Final, updates will be Made!)

 

 (Sample Images, Art and Designs are not all Final, updates will be Made!)

 

 (Sample Images, Art and Designs are not all Final, updates will be Made!)

 

 (Sample Images, Art and Designs are not all Final, updates will be Made!)

 

For Backers who wish to become a citizen of Skullsville, after your pledge I will set a date where I will reach out and set up your monster profiling day! I will continuously add updates upon backers in this tier.

Monster Profiling Includes:

  • A spook-tastic name choice
  • Choice between 45 different monster species
  • And a choice of clothing options (Color, Shorts/Pants/Shirt/Dress/Etc.)
  • A "The Awktuber's" Monsterzen Birth Certificate 

 For Add-ons: Pledge at the reward tier of $10.00 or higher. At the conclusion of the KickStarter, I will contact you to inquire which add-ons you would like the additional funds to be distributed to. (These items are already developed and can be shipped-out first by request). The Add-On options are listed below: 

Keychains ($4.00 Per Item) (7 Design Options) (Limited amount quantity of each design remain. I will be keeping track and will update the Kickstarter when add-ons run out of stock.) -

Stickers ($3.00 Per item) (3 Design Options)  (Limited amount 45 quantity of each design remain. I will be keeping track and will update the Kickstarter when add-ons run out of stock.) -

Button Set of 4 ($10.00 Per Item) (1 Design Option) (Limited amount 45 quantity of design set remain. I will be keeping track and will update the Kickstarter when add-ons run out of stock.) -

 

 The Goal

With your support, I plan to release the first full animated episode of "The Awktuber's," (The Pilot) along with its children's picture book doppelganger. Don't worry, that's not all! We have some pretty cool Awktuber's swag for all our generous backers as well! 

From your support the funds are divided between printing and fees for the first edition set of "The Awktuber's" children's Picture book, Pre-Production, Animation Production and Audio (that includes voice over acting, music and sound effects), and the rewards. I am releasing exclusive Awktuber's merchandise specifically for the backers on this KickStarter! These items include:   

  • A Special Edition Awktuber's Tote Bag
  • A Special Edition Awktuber's Pencil Set of 2
  • A Special Edition Awktuber's Note Pad
  • A Special Edition "The Art of the Awktuber's," Digital and Physical Copies 

All of this will be possible because of you! "The Awktuber's" thanks you far in advance and is proud to bring you into the world of Skullsville! 

  

The Awktuber's goal, is to bring you as much spook-tastic content as possible! Rather that be in an animated series form or in the form of picture books. There are so many tales to be told, only with your help and support can they all be shared! As mentioned previously, right now we are sitting on 40 episodes ready to be shared in time...

$2,000 + 

Reaching our goal is the first step of our launch, but surpassing our goal brings us to a whole new level. With enough support we will be able to offer a bonus children's picture book of episode 2! Mindy and her pals go to Unicorn Camp!

$5,000 +

Reaching higher limits releases another unlock of a children's picture book, episode 3! Saving Mrs. Awktuber's annoying pet goateleon, Leopold, from the cyclops! As well as a second fully animated episode of "Unicorn Camp!" 

The higher the amount the more content we plan to release! After "Unicorn Camp," and "Saving Leopold," we plan to release episode 4. Mrs. Fewmba's class from Skullsville Jr. High School, head to the Skullsville Zoo for a field trip!

 

 

 Hello! My name is Alexa J. Alpern. I am a Digital Artist whom loves to create a tale, from concept to final deliverable. Before my artistic career took off, I was in Olympic figure skating training at the University of Delaware's Ice Arena. For thirteen years I trained and competed as a singles skater, recognized under the bylaws of the United States Figure Skating Association as a Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and a Silver Medalist in Freestyle. I trained under Olympic medalists Ron Ludington, Barbara Rolls Williams and many other respected professionals. At the age of eighteen I decided that a degree and professional training in the animation field was where my next path lied. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer and Traditional Animation from Edinboro University. 

After obtaining my degree, I went on to work for planetariums and a NASA project, CosmoQuest! During this time, I worked to create children's educational content, full dome shows and more. With my love and passion for the industry and a brain that never ceases to create, it was not enough! I needed something to work on outside of work hours, and thus, "The Awktuber's," was the answer! "The Awktuber's," has been a creative passion of mine for about two years now. It all began during my senior year of college as an independent study, "Creating a Pitch Bible for a Television Series." Since then I have passed the concept around to many different individuals and have received many comments encouraging me to continue the story. People want to see the stories Mindy and her friends have to tell and thus that has lead me to here. I have many passions, but none the less, "The Awktuber's" is one I want to see go all the way.

Every tale has a bumpy road, "The Awktuber's," none the less, is on it's own journey! As mentioned earlier, "The Awktuber's" is a passion of mine that I have been working on for about two years now.There is nothing I would like to see more, than watching it grow and become available for children to watch, read and enjoy! Currently, the children's book is on it's way to final art, as well as the pilot itself. The script, characters and environments have been finalized. Production is beginning smoothly. We do expect smooth sailing through out the entire process! If something unexpected should occur, we will be sure to update all of our backers along the way! The status and final designs for our reward items will also be shared to backers through Kickstarter updates.

 

 

Thank you for taking the time letting me introduce you into the world of Skullsville, "The Awktuber's" Kickstarter Project! If you have enjoyed our spook-tastic introduction, please help bring these characters to life by donating, spreading the word and continuing to stay tuned along our journey!

Alexa J. Alpern 

The Awktuber's Website: www.awktubers.com

My Online Portfolio : www.ajaanimations.com

My Instagram : @ajaanimations

  

 

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    A Digital Format of The Awktuber's Children's Picture Book will be sent to you for immediate access!

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    The Awktuber's Starter Set

    Exclusive merchandise created specifically for the backers of our kickstarter!

    - The Awktuber's Tote Bag
    - The Awktuber's Sticky Note Pad
    - The Awktuber's Pencil Set of 2

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    - The Awktuber's Tote Bag
    - A Physical and Digital Copy of The Awktuber's Children's Picture Book
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    Everything (So Far)

    - A Special Thanks to You! Located in the first episodes credits and on a special thank you page located in the first children's picture book!
    - A Digital Copy of the Children's Picture Book
    - A Physical Copy of the Children's Picture Book
    - A Digital Download of The Awktuber's Pilot
    - The Awktuber's Tote Bag
    - The Awktuber's Sticky Note Pad
    - The Awktuber's Set of 2 Pencils

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    Everything and More (Digital)

    On top of the items listed below we have also prepared an exclusive, "The Art of The Awktuber's" Book! From character designs to dreaming up the world of Skullsville! All is included in this little book!

    - Digital Unlock of The Art of The Awktuber's
    - A Special Thanks to You! Located in the first episodes credits and on a special thank you page located in the first children's picture book!
    - A Digital Copy of the Children's Picture Book
    - A Physical Copy of the Children's Picture Book
    - A Digital Download of The Awktuber's Pilot
    - The Awktuber's Tote Bag
    - The Awktuber's Sticky Note Pad
    - The Awktuber's Set of 2 Pencils

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    Everything and More (Physical) + Signed

    - Physical Copy of The Art of The Awktuber's
    - Digital Unlock of The Art of The Awktuber's
    - A Special Thanks to You! Located in the first episodes credits and on a special thank you page located in the first children's picture book!
    - A Digital Copy of the Children's Picture Book
    - A Physical Copy of the Children's Picture Book
    - A Digital Download of The Awktuber's Pilot
    - The Awktuber's Tote Bag
    - The Awktuber's Sticky Note Pad
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    Become A Citizen of Skullsville

    This is your chance to live among the citizens of Skullsville. I will work with you to pick your species of monster, your monsterzen's name and more through this exclusive offer!

    + You will get all the items mentioned below, including "The Art of The Awktuber's" Book!

    - Physical Copy of The Art of The Awktuber's
    - Digital Unlock of The Art of The Awktuber's
    - A Special Thanks to You! Located in the first episodes credits and on a special thank you page located in the first children's picture book!
    - A Digital Copy of the Children's Picture Book
    - A Physical Copy of the Children's Picture Book
    - A Digital Download of The Awktuber's Pilot
    - The Awktuber's Tote Bag
    - The Awktuber's Sticky Note Pad
    - The Awktuber's Set of 2 Pencils

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