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Award-winning, self-taught animator Stephen Leonard is trying to finish his animated series "Time Traveling Finger". But cartoons cost money!

Hey hey! I've created a lot of animated projects (My Life at 26, A Guy and his Beaver, Fantasy World) and I usually do it all out of my own pocket, but now I need help funding my latest series. I have already completed the first 3 episodes of TIME TRAVELING FINGER, which you can watch at www.GiantPancake.com, but I need funding to finish the remaining 2 episodes of the series. So I encourage you to watch what I've already made, and if you like what you see and want to know how the series will end, please contribute to the cause.

I work in traditional 2D animation, so I draw everything on paper before it goes into the computer. It's a long, time-consuming process, so your donations will cover supplies (like paper and equipment) and the actual production of the project (drawing, coloring, voiceover).

What do you get, other than enormous amounts of entertainment? Rewards for donating! I'm offering credits on my site (GiantPancake.com), a chance to be turned into a cartoon character appearing in one of the remaining episodes of TIME TRAVELING FINGER, original, autographed animation cels from the episodes, and lunch with me!

If you can't afford to donate but you still like my toons, tell your friends! Word of mouth is just as valuable as money (well, almost as valuable).

Thanks!

Stephen Leonard

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    I will say out loud "YOURNAME is awesome!" when I have received your donation.

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    Your name will be listed on my site, GiantPancake.com, as an official contributor to the TIME TRAVELING FINGER series, and I will say out loud "YOURNAME is awesome!" when I have received your donation.

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    A credit on GiantPancake.com, PLUS you will be entered for a chance to be IN A CARTOON! I will randomly select 5 people at this level, draw a cartoon version of them, and put them in the background of one of the two remaining episodes. Winners will have a .jpeg version of the character to keep.

  • Pledge $26 or more
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    A credit on GiantPancake.com, PLUS I will create a full color cartoon version of you, for you to keep. You will also be entered for a chance to be in the cartoon, but this will guarantee that your character will be created and e-mailed to you.

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    All of the above, PLUS you will get 2 authentic, autographed animation cels from the cartoons (one from each episode), and I will enter your name into the background character drawing twice, doubling your chances of being chosen. And I'll throw in a high five if we ever meet in person.

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    All of the above, PLUS you will receive a DVD of all of my previous animated work (My Life at 26, A Guy and his Beaver, My Life Plus Animals, Fantasy World and Time Traveling Finger in it's entirety, once completed). PLUS you will get 2 authentic, autographed animation cels from any one of my previous cartoons of your choice.

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    All of the above, PLUS you will get a guarantee that your character will appear in one of the episodes, a co-producer credit at the end of each of the remaining two episodes of TIME TRAVELING FINGER, lunch with Stephen in Los Angeles (Stephen pays, airfare to LA not included), my eternal gratitude, and I will name my next pet monkey after you (note: I never actually plan on buying a monkey).

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