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I'M BUSY/DRUNK/RUNNING FROM POLICE. QUICKLY TELL ME WHAT THIS PROJECT IS. TL;DR ME!
I'm making a 12-minute animated comedy called Convenience Store Diet, a comedic look at life in your 20's filled with the satirical, twisted, adult humor you'd expect from a dude who worked on over 100 episodes of Robot Chicken. So if you like laughing, cartoons, and crazy humor, then this is for you.

AWESOME! WAIT, WHO ARE YOU?
I’m Andrew Racho. How are you? Would you like a blueberry scone? I just baked them!

Over the past decade I’ve worked as a writer, actor, director, and artist in animation on some of your favorite shows. You’ve probably seen something I’ve done on Robot Chicken, TripTank, Moral Orel, Outlands, Your Dungeon My Dragon, An Okay Place to Eat, A Brain Divided, Frankenhole, Titan Maximum, Like Share Die, Animals... the list goes on.

I also regularly make independent animations, and today I'm bringing you a new animated show called Convenience Store Diet!

WHAT IS THIS CONVENIENCE STORE DIET THING?
It was a comic. Now it's a comic AND an animated show!

Convenience Store Diet is my weekly comic. It’s a mix of pop culture jokes, relationship humor, and musings on life in your late 20’s.

This should give you a sense of my humor.

Over the years I developed a cool way to bring the humor of Convenience Store Diet to life with animation.

As time went on, I wanted to dig deeper with the characters and stories. I want to explore that time in your life when you’re still growing up even though you’re growing old. That time in life when you feel like everything is supposed to be in place, but isn't.

So, I decided to turn my weekly outlet for poop jokes into an animated show!

COOL! WHAT IS THIS ANIMATED EPISODE ABOUT?
Three friends in their late 20’s come to discover they’ve yet to get with the times and buy smartphones. One by one they rapidly assimilate into the smartphone culture and world of technological douchebaggery, brah!  So are they avoiding a plague of lunacy, or are they too out of touch and afraid to grow up?

While the show is an exploration of feelings about that time in my life, it’s not all that serious. At one point guy selfies his own car crash then vomits his intestines out. Animation!

WHAT'S IT GOING TO LOOK LIKE?
It's going to look like the comic and the shorts, only better! So far I have most of the characters built and rigged for animation.

And, the extraordinarily talented Sarah Hampton made these awesome backgrounds!

* 04/02/15 And here's a still from the animation, which I recently started on for one scene:

And yes, that is a selfie stick in his eye.

DUDE, WHY NOT JUST MAKE THIS FOR TV?
I have great friends over at the networks and highly respect what they do. But rather than make a program tailored to fit their network needs, I'd rather make a program telling the stories I want to tell directly for you, the fans and supporters who have enjoyed my work over the years. This show’s for you! And Gary, even though Gary ate my box of Triscuts 15 years ago.

WHERE CAN WE WATCH IT?
Once it's made, you can watch it online via a private link.

WHY SHOULD I BACK THIS PROJECT?
Because you're awesome, obviously!

If you like what I do, or you want to support independent animation and comics, back the project. Kickstarter is a cool way to bring a community of artists and fans together

You're getting a funny show, some cool rewards, and getting to be a part of a process that opens the animation community to you!

I'M IN! WHAT DO I GET FOR BACKING THE SHOW?

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE GIVE YOU A BILLION DOLLARS?
Well, I'm sure Dr. Evil will try and take it from me. So if I get a billion dollars, I'll need my own sharks with frickin' laser beams.

If you guys love the project and are generous enough to donate more than the goal, I'd love to use the additional funding to make this show better and bring you more content and animated shorts!

WHAT IF YOU MEET YOUR GOAL? IS MY MONEY GOING TOWARD PENGUIN HATS?

I love penguin hats! But alas, the responsible human in me is more compelled to finish this project than swim in a sea of tiny fedoras.

But here's the estimated breakdown:

10% Kickstarter Fees
10% Kickstarter Rewards
10% Sound Mixing
20% Music
40% Animation and Compositing
10% Additional Art

$15k isn't much and this whole endeavor will still cost me a bit out of my own pocket. But if we go over, I'd like to put that extra money into making the project better.  Or, toward the stretch goals!

STRETCH GOALS?
Say everyone loves this project and donates Yachts full of gold doubloons and diamond necklaces and I go past my initial funding goal. Rather take extra the money and bury it on the moon, I'd rather use it to give you more!

Thus: stretch goals!

$15k - Initial goal complete: Episode Done!!
$20k - A better show, plus upgraded prints for the receivers of print comics!
$25k - A better show, plus a new animated short! Dance Class Etiquette
$35k - A new animated short! Bears Are Assholes
$50k - A new animated short! The Wine and Cheese Party
$60k - A new animated short! The Doctor's Visit
$70k - A new animated short! My Roommate Is A Cat
$85k - A new animated short! Floating Into Space
$100k - A new animated short! TBA if we make it here. Or, we can scratch the previous shorts and instead do another episode.

Risks and challenges

I've been making my own independent animations for years, as well as leading teams on large animated shows. Given my experience, I am extremely confident in my ability to complete the project and have the network of capable colleagues who can help me see this through. Also, because animating my own characters over the years allowed me to develop the animation process, technical R&D is not a hurdle. This show is ready to go into production.

Animation is a slow process. Thankfully I’ve done a lot of the pre-production work early and this should be a simple and straightforward production. It probably will be done in a few months. If I raise enough money, I can afford to bring more people on and speed up the process.

The goal is to get this made for you by the end of the year and production will start as soon as the funds become available.

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    You get to watch the show, plus a PDF of 50 of the best Convenience Store Diet comics!

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