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$6,321
pledged of 10.000 $pledged of 10.000 $ goal
38
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, January 25 2016 2:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Wonder Pickle Comic is a blend of Comic Book AND Augmented Reality/Mobile Game App that started life in our garage as a research project over 6 months ago.  We believe that by using the Augmented Reality technology in a Mobile App we can enhance the comic book, and the comic book can enhance the Mobile App!

Our CEO had a strong desire to develop Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies and understand how these technologies could be used for Special Needs kids as well as Educational tools.  We are also very creative types who love comics!  So we self funded our research and development, and decided that our first launch of our ideas and technologies should be a comic book!  Thus, the "Adventures Of Wonder Pickle" comic book series was born!

Being a "silver era" comic book guy our CEO recalls those trips in the back of a car as a kid where comic books entertained for many hours!  That is the type of entertainment we tried to create with Wonder Pickle, we fully hope kids of all ages will enjoy our stand-alone comic.

These days our kids all have and use at least one mobile device, so we set out to create a "companion" app to the comic.  We wanted the companion app to have the ability to live on its own, without the comic, for some of its features.  In this case there will be games that can be played without the comic in the app.

Real Cuke Meeting Augmented Reality Pickle!
Real Cuke Meeting Augmented Reality Pickle!

Using the Augmented Reality technology, we wanted to also meld in the capabilities of hand held devices WITH a printed comic book!  That is where the real "Wow" factor will occur when the two are combined to enjoy the full Augmented Reality capabilities of our platform.  We like to call this the "Peanut Butter AND Chocolate combination of Comic Book Yummy!"

WHY KICKSTARTER?  We decided to reach out directly to Comic Book Fans, fellow technology enthusiasts, and people who have similar passion for creating cool things to help kids learn.  Kickstarter is the perfect platform to allow everyone to contribute by backing our passion as well as receiving some very cool rewards.  We are eager to see what this will evolve into as we grow!

Hero & Bad Guys

Every good story needs an amazing Hero, and in our Comic it is of course Wonder Pickle!  Wonder Pickle is in real life Carl Cuke, a lonely cucumber who was left on the vine when he was suddenly coated by mysterious space goo giving him amazing super powers!

Evil Onions are Wonder Pickle's biggest enemy in Issue #1! They always travel in bunches, and in this first issue Carl is introduced to them in a big way!

There is also a great cast of supporting characters.  Farmer Brown is the closest thing to a Dad Carl has.  Then there is Master Sensei Ginsu, WP's mentor in the fight against crime!

And what is a Super Hero without a little spark of love interest?  Well there is Kristen the local news reporter...

Technology Test Drive!

We have a Sampler app of our technology that will be in the comic book online and ready for you to try today!  To try the sample app just do the following: 

  • Visit http://www.wonderpickle.com and download & print the Target 
  • Visit your app strore from your mobile device and search for “WP Sampler” (or scan the QR code on the target. 
  • Run the app and follow the instructions!
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Meet Roy Toney, the BRAINS (CTO of Wonder Pickle Comic):

And there is Stefanie St Denis, the CREATIVE (VP of Art and Creative):

Finally there is Terry Lee, Creator/Writer/Coffee Maker and CEO of Wonder Pickle Comic:

 Now we get to the fun stuff!  What are the rewards Wonder Pickle Comic is offering?

 Reward #1 - Regular Edition Comic

Bagged and Boarded.  Free app download for Android, Apple, or Amazon Fire devices (app will contain In App Purchases for additional levels and features).  

$5 plus shipping!

Reward #2 - LIMITED EDITION KICKSTARTER COVER!

Bagged and Boarded.  We will toss in a regular edition copy of the comic at this pledge level as well, since if you are a comic collector like we are you will want to keep the limited edition in perfect shape, while you still can play with the regular edition!

Oh yeah it also includes the free app download for Android, Apple, or Amazon Fire devices (app will contain In App Purchases for additional levels and features). 

$25 plus shipping!  LIMITED TO 200!

Reward #3 - SIGNED regular edition copy of Wonder Pickle Comic!

Bagged and Boarded. 

We will toss in a regular edition copy of the comic at this pledge level as well, since if you are a comic collector like we are you will want to keep the limited edition in perfect shape, while you still can play with the regular edition!

Oh yeah it also includes the free app download for Android, Apple, or Amazon Fire devices (app will contain In App Purchases for additional levels and features).

$35 plus shipping!  LIMITED TO 200

Reward #4 - SIGNED regular edition copy of Wonder Pickle Comic! PLUS a LIMITED EDITION COPY of Wonder Pickle Comic!

All copies will be Bagged and Boarded.

We will include a regular edition copy of the comic at this pledge level as well, since if you are a comic collector like we are you will want to keep the limited edition in perfect shape, while you still can play with the regular edition!

Oh yeah it also includes the free app download for Android, Apple, or Amazon Fire devices (app will contain In App Purchases for additional levels and features).

$60 plus shipping! LIMITED TO 50!!!

Reward #5 - Copy of "Behind The Pickle", the making of Wonder Pickle Comic! 

We have kept all our notes, and will be compiling a complete "Behind the Book-Book" that includes our thought process, character development, script, storyboards, and character development as well as commentary!  

We will include a regular edition copy of the comic at this pledge level as well! 

Oh yeah it also includes the free app download for Android, Apple, or Amazon Fire devices (app will contain In App Purchases for additional levels and features).

$75 plus shipping!

Reward #6 - DRAWN & SIGNED by the artist, 8x10 Limited Edition Wonder Pickle Print!

 

A Beautiful 8x10 custom hand drawn limited edition print of Wonder Pickle, suitable for framing!  The print will be shipped with museum quality backing board and bagged in archival quality bags, ready for you to take to your frame shop!

We will include a regular edition copy of the comic at this pledge level as well!

Oh yeah it also includes the free app download for Android, Apple, or Amazon Fire devices (app will contain In App Purchases for additional levels and features).

$200 plus shipping! LIMITED TO 50!!!

Reward #7 - DRAWN & SIGNED by the artist, 8x10 Limited Edition Wonder Pickle Print, Fight with the Evil Onions!

A Beautiful 8x10 custom hand drawn limited edition print of Wonder Pickle, suitable for framing! The print will be shipped with museum quality backing board and bagged in archival quality bags, ready for you to take to your frame shop!  

We will include a regular edition copy of the comic at this pledge level as well!

Oh yeah it also includes the free app download for Android, Apple, or Amazon Fire devices (app will contain In App Purchases for additional levels and features).

$300 plus shipping! LIMITED TO 50!!!

Reward #8 - BOTH DRAWN & SIGNED by the artist, 8x10 Limited Edition Wonder Pickle Prints!!

TWO Beautiful 8x10 custom hand drawn limited edition prints of Wonder Pickle, suitable for framing! Both of the prints from Reward 6 and 7! The prints will be shipped with museum quality backing board and bagged in archival quality bags, ready for you to take to your frame shop!

We will include a regular edition copy of the comic at this pledge level as well!

Oh yeah it also includes the free app download for Android, Apple, or Amazon Fire devices (app will contain In App Purchases for additional levels and features).

$500 plus shipping! LIMITED TO 25!!!

Reward #9 - You get to appear IN Issue #1 of Wonder Pickle Comic!

TWO scenes are reserved for two lucky backers!  We will need you to provide our Artist Goddess with a couple of photographs of your self, and we will draw you into our comic book!  How cool is that?

We will include 10 regular edition copies of the comic at this pledge level as well!  After all you will want to share your moment of comic book fame with friends and family!

Oh yeah it also includes the free app download for Android, Apple, or Amazon Fire devices (app will contain In App Purchases for additional levels and features).

$500 plus shipping! LIMITED TO 2!!!

Reward #10 - Your business card, with Augmented Reality App!

We will create a custom business card (or use one you already have) and build you a custom Augmented Reality App for iOS and Android mobile devices!

The app will be limited to one 3D object that comes to life over one side of the card.  Clicking the object can take the user to your website or Facebook page.  The app must be the approximate complexity of our WP Sampler app.  More features and details can be added to the app, we will work with you on scoping and additional details and feature costs.

$5,000 LIMITED TO 2!!!

 BUT WAIT, there is MORE COOL STUFF!

In addition to the rewards, we are offering additional Add On's!  NOTE:  Due to the extreme shipping costs of some of these items, PLEASE ONLY ORDER ADD ON'S IF SHIPPING TO THE UNITED STATES.  No Overseas Add On orders will be taken at this time.  We couldn't charge $25 shipping for a tshirt, just isn't worth it! 

To add an Add On to your pledge, follow these steps:

1)  Press the "Manage your Pledge" button above.  If you have not yet pledged, the button will say "Back this Project"

2)  Increase your pledge in the "Pledge Amount" by the total of the add-ons you wish to add.

3)  After the end of the Kickstarter campaign, you will receive a survey that will ask you questions so we will know which add-ons you wish to receive!

Add On Example

Let's say you pledged $35 (plus shipping) for our "Signed Copy of Wonder Pickle Comic" but you really would like a cool Wonder Pickle Cap that we offer for $28.  Simply press the "Manage your Pledge" button and add $28 (for a total of $63 in this example) to your pledge!  We will send you a survey to ensure this was the item you wish to receive.  You may Add On as many items, or number of items, that you wish!  

For example if you want 4 additional copies of the Comic AND 2 Tshirts in addition to your pledge of $35 (plus shipping), simply 

  • Press "Manage your Pledge" 
  • add $28 to your pledge total for the 4 extra comics (4x8=28)
  • add $60 to your pledge total for 2 Tshirts (2x30=60)
  • your pledge total should now be $25+$28+$60=$113

$8 each - ADDITIONAL COPY OF Regular Edition Comic, US SHIPPING INCLUDED

Each comic will be individually bagged and boarded.

$50 each - ADDITIONAL COPY, US SHIPPING INCLUDED OF "Behind the Pickle"

$30 each, US Shipping INCLUDED - Wonder Pickle T-Shirt (Small-3XL, 2 and 3XL please add $3)!

Final Test of the Wonder Pickle T-Shirts!
Final Test of the Wonder Pickle T-Shirts!

We will require your size requirements for the tshirts (Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, 2XL&3XL please add $3) and we will send you a survey form once the Kickstarter closes.

$28 each, US SHIPPING INCLUDED - Wonder Pickle Cap!

Sample Cap Render, Final version coming soon!
Sample Cap Render, Final version coming soon!

One size fits all, very nice embroidered Wonder Pickle on the front of the cap!

Goal: $10,000

As mentioned earlier, we believe so much in the ability of this technology to revolutionize how educational content and Special Needs therapy can be created that all the R&D and Production of the comic has been fully self funded by the team.  Our goal is to reach as many people as possible with our concepts and ideas, and of course to be able to continue work in this area and create future issues of Wonder Pickle!  To date the team has invested several times our goal.

All money raised from this kickstarter will first go to the printing of the comic and to the production of the add ons.  Printing and production costs will account for around 50% of the raised revenue.  The remaining profit will help refund some of the R&D costs and assist with production costs of the next issue of Wonder Pickle!

Shipping:

Due to the extreme costs of shipping overseas, we are forced to limit the Add On's to only be available in the United States.

REWARDS:  Shipping most everywhere outside the US will be a similar rate.  If your country isn't listed feel free to contact us and we will verify the area closest to you in the list will work.

Risks and challenges

RISKS: Actually the risks are very low for this project. The entire comic and app are currently (as of December 14, 2015) in production. The comic should be completed early January, and the app should be in full Beta testing around that same time.

Both the comic and app are fully funded and in full production mode. We will provide all backers updates as portions enter final mode to get glimpses of our very unique production process!

The only question mark will be the ability of our printer to fit us into their schedule for printing the comic, and of course depending on the quantity of comics we need to print as a result of the rewards chosen. We are going to build a little delivery buffer of about 6 weeks from close of the Kickstarter to the start of shipping of the rewards.

We have direct local connections for production of the add on's for t-shirts and other items. There is low to no risk of having those items ready to ship when the comics arrive to us.

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    A copy of the first issue of Wonder Pickle Comic! Shipped bagged and boarded

    Also includes the downloadable companion app (Free with In App Purchases) that we will release with the comic on Apple and Google Play!

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    A LIMITED EDITION copy of the Wonder Pickle Comic! This special "KickStarter Cover" will have a "X of 250" printed on the front. ONLY 250 of these special Limited Editions will be printed, and only available on Kickstarter.

    You will also receive a Regular Edition comic to play with!

    Both will be bagged and boarded for protection!

    And of course the companion app (Free with In App Purchases) will be available on Apple and Google Play

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    Pledge US$ 35 or more About US$ 35

    A SIGNED EDITION copy of the Wonder Pickle Comic!

    Our base edition comic will be signed by all three creators on the front cover of the comic!. ONLY 250 of these comics will be signed, and only available on Kickstarter. You will also receive a Regular Edition comic to play with! Both will be bagged and boarded for protection!

    And of course the companion app (Free with In App Purchases) will be available on Apple and Google Play

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    Pledge US$ 60 or more About US$ 60

    A LIMITED EDITION copy of the Wonder Pickle Comic! This special "KickStarter Cover" will have a "X of 250" printed on the front. ONLY 250 of these special Limited Editions will be printed, and only available on Kickstarter.

    This reward level also includes a SIGNED copy of the regular edition comic!

    You will also receive a Regular Edition comic to play with! All will be individually bagged and boarded for protection!

    And of course the companion app (Free with In App Purchases) will be available on Apple and Google Play

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    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    A copy of the book "Behind the Pickle", a collection of the behind the scenes details choreographing the development of both the comic book and the Augmented Reality app and games! Book includes the original script and storyboards, as well as character development and other exclusive details.

    We will also toss in a copy of the first issue of Wonder Pickle Comic! Shipped bagged and boarded.

    And of course the comic includes the downloadable companion app (Free with In App Purchases) that we will release with the comic on Apple and Google Play!

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    Pledge US$ 200 or more About US$ 200

    Limited Edition - Kickstarter ONLY

    Pencil drawing of Wonder Pickle by the artist, Stefanie St Denis! This print will be shipped with museum quality backing board, ready for your frame! A truly unique offering from the Wonder Pickle Comic team!

    We will also toss in a copy of the first issue of Wonder Pickle Comic! Shipped bagged and boarded.

    And of course the comic includes the downloadable companion app (Free with In App Purchases) that we will release with the comic on Apple and Google Play!

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    Limited Edition - Kickstarter ONLY

    Pencil drawing of Wonder Pickle fighting the Evil Onions by the artist, Stefanie St Denis! This print will be shipped with museum quality backing board, ready for your frame! A truly unique offering from the Wonder Pickle Comic team!

    We will also toss in a copy of the first issue of Wonder Pickle Comic! Shipped bagged and boarded.

    And of course the comic includes the downloadable companion app (Free with In App Purchases) that we will release with the comic on Apple and Google Play!

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    Limited Edition - Kickstarter ONLY

    BOTH Pencil drawings of Wonder Pickle
    as well as Wonder Pickle fighting the Evil Onions by the artist, Stefanie St Denis! These prints will be shipped with museum quality backing board, ready for your frame! A truly unique offering from the Wonder Pickle Comic team!

    We will also toss in a copy of the first issue of Wonder Pickle Comic! Shipped bagged and boarded.

    And of course the comic includes the downloadable companion app (Free with In App Purchases) that we will release with the comic on Apple and Google Play!

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    A guest appearance by YOU in the first issue of "The Adventures of Wonder Pickle" comic!

    We have room for two lucky people who want to appear in our comic, of course in comic form! Simply send us a couple of photos of yourself, and we will slip you into a scene in the comic!

    We will also toss in 10 copies of the first issue of Wonder Pickle Comic! Shipped bagged and boarded.

    And of course the comic includes the downloadable companion app (Free with In App Purchases) that we will release with the comic on Apple and Google Play!

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    A custom made business card with your own Augmented Reality Application placed on the Apple and Google Play stores!

    Application will be limited to one 3D object, similar in complexity to the WP Sampler app that is available on the Apple and Google Play stores today.

    Additional app features can be negotiated.

    Feel free to discuss with us details about what you would like to achieve with your custom Augmented Reality application!

    We will also toss in a copy of the first issue of Wonder Pickle Comic! Shipped bagged and boarded.

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