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$69
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, October 21 2014 7:06 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Characters:

TAKE A JOURNEY WITH ME

The Roller Rapper was inspired by The Documentary 'Skatin’ 66”'.  The idea of the 'Skatin' 66" tour was to perform in roller skating rinks as Robby Love skated his was across the country.  As the possibilities of what the tour could be continued to develop as he made his way across America, the team decided to raise further attention and do something good for charity.

The choice for charity was St. Jude Children's Cancer Research. This was a natural fit because Robby is a generous person and liked the idea of making it more personal then just about raising money. He obtained permission to visit Children's hospitals along the way and entertain children that were having hard times and see if he could add some sunshine to their days.

The Love Tour
The Love Tour

Why do all of this and not film it?  So Robby hired a film crew to document the journey.  They drove to Chicago, the beginning of Route 66 and made their debut at the Children's Memorial Hospital.  The experience was something Robby nor anyone on the crew could have ever have anticipated.  Soon Robby realized he wasn’t giving to the kids, but they were giving to him.  He was starting to grow and gain new insight into who he was and what is really important in life. There was a healing process that was taking place both to the children and to Robby.  Robby was starting to learn what the concept of unconditional love meant.

The film crew decided that this would be the theme of the tour.  Since Love was Robby’s last name it seemed fitting.  As the crew continued skating across the country they interviewed people and asked what they thought about the idea of unconditional love.   Was it destiny, or sheer coincidence - each time Robby would stop a person on the street and interview them, they would share amazing stories of the things that they were doing to spread love and their ideas on how to make the world a more kinder and gentler place.  The tour quickly changed from a rock 'n roll tour to one with a mission to use entertainment as the means to promote the concept of people being kind to people once again.

Angel Delgadillo - "Guardian Angel of Route 66"
Angel Delgadillo - "Guardian Angel of Route 66"

The idea became lets skate to Hollywood and get the entertainment producers to pay attention to the idea of providing positive entertainment, and less sex and violence. Maybe if Hollywood could use its world wide influence and promote the concept of people being kind to one another again, then the world could become much more compassionate and who knows, maybe it could be the start to having world peace.

When Robby got to Hollywood, he received much attention and fanfare. Quickly it seemed as if many doors were about to open for him.  He accepted invitations to be on high profile television shows in exchange for promoting his Documentary.  He met with many industry people who didn’t seem to see the vision and would tell him that his ideas were too nice, and Hollywood was not selling this kind of content now. It needed to be more edgy and have more conflicts

Basically the idea of people being kind to one another for no reason just wasn’t sexy enough.

Robby didn't want to sell out.  He realized that he needed to repackage his ideas.  He realized that super heroes weren’t edgy and they are positive, successful role models.  Superman and Spider Man have lasted throughout the ages.  So what if this super hero wasn’t fighting fantastic villains but instead took on something even more sinister, the fall of the human race due to the lack of caring and love for their fellow man. 

Here, the villain is really society and the media outlets and those that influence them most.  If this super hero could become as famous as Spider Man, then soon the concept of being kind to others unconditionally might become cool and the norm rather then the rare exception. Instead of people posting videos online of people getting beat up, perhaps videos getting the most views could become the ones where people were being kind to one another.

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Chance Encounter

The chance counter happened when Robert Todoroff, co-author overheard Sheik showing someone his drawings. When Robert saw the drawings he knew he found someone special. Robert shared with Sheik the story of the Roller Rapper.

Sheiks pure excitement about the project made Robert understand he had found the right person to illustrate the story. Robert wanted something extraordinary and waited for that person to present himself.

He knew he could hire someone but art done for money is usually different than art done for passion. At the time Sheik was on hard times and needed some rent money. Robert advanced Sheik some money and agreed to pay Sheik every time he delivered artwork.

Over the next two years Sheik would provide enough drawings to complete the graphic novel.

What makes these illustrations even more special is that all of the drawings were done with color pencils except for the cover which was airbrushed. There are no computer drawings in this book. 100% hand  drawn.


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THE ART COLLECTION!

We have saught out and carefully selected a local Art and Frame shop that has been in business since 1979 to provide you with the best possible Artwork.  Each original panel will be printed onto 18"x24" Digital Giclee Watercolor Paper with the World Renowned Epson 9800 Pro Printer using Genuine Epson Ultra Chrome K3 Archival Ink and will come with a letter of Authenticity.  Only 10 of each will ever be printed.

ART 1 - "The Order of The White Lotus"

The Order of The White Lotus contemplates the Birth of the Roller Rapper...
The Order of The White Lotus contemplates the Birth of the Roller Rapper...

ART 2 - "KC & The Sunshine Band"

Panel where Robby meets KC and also when Madrid Seduces Robby...
Panel where Robby meets KC and also when Madrid Seduces Robby...

ART 3  - "The Passing of The LOTUS"

Glanier realizes that it's time for him to die and passes on the Lotus...
Glanier realizes that it's time for him to die and passes on the Lotus...

ART 4 - "Mr. Me Sets the Trap!"

Panel where Mr. Me lays the poisonous bait...
Panel where Mr. Me lays the poisonous bait...

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THE ORIGINAL FRONT COVER!

The one and only.  Airbrushed by the one and only Sheik.  Magnificently framed, matted and autographed for you to enjoy and pass down from generation to generation.

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STRETCH GOALS!

If we reach (dare we hope?) $20,000, everyone who has pledged $25 and above will receive an 8"x10" Character Print of their choice!

If we reach $30,000, we will UNLOCK The LOTUS QUEEN Character (2 original designs) for you to choose from!

If we reach $40,000, everyone who has pledged $25 and above will get a Character Print and a copy the of "Skatin' 66" movie.

If we reach $50,000 (HOLY COW!) - every pledge over $25 gets a Charcter print of their choice, a copy of the movie, PLUS, Robby goes BACK FOR MORE! That's right, a 2nd Tour!. 

If we reach $100,000 (YOU HAVE TO DREAM BIG!) - every pledge over $25 gets a Character print of their choice, a copy of the movie, Robby tours Route 66' again and makes the sequel, "Skatin' 66 - Cool to be Kind"

You know we can't do this without you.. Thanks for your support!

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges

There is virtually little risk because the project is complete. We intentionally made the expected delivery times longer than we feel is necessary to account for any unforeseen circumstances with the printing of the book. If we are running behind then we will contact all supporters and give them a revised timeline. We truly expect to deliver the project much sooner than the posted dates.

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