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Update #27

New Production Art

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Happy Spring, Dude!!!

I can't believe it's already April. My apologies for the delay of this update and thank you for your patience as my arm, wrist, and hand continue to heal from my January bike accident (if you hadn't heard about this, please click the link for details.) The latest word from the doc is that the new X-rays found a second fractured bone in my thumb that was undetected until now. I was instructed to immediately halt physical therapy and go back to wearing my brace (which I've done.) My next checkup later this month will hopefully yield a positive diagnosis of improvement. The good news is that my left (dominant) hand is completely healed from its sprain and back to normal!! I'm feeling better everyday!!! =) Speaking of...

It's that time again! Time for another round of brand new production art from Little Billy. Enjoy!

Eating Cereal (Animation Keys and Breakdown): Black ballpoint pen on paper
Eating Cereal (Animation Keys and Breakdown): Black ballpoint pen on paper
The Miracle of Life (Layout Comp): Blue ballpoint pen on paper
The Miracle of Life (Layout Comp): Blue ballpoint pen on paper
WAIT A MINUTE!!... (Animation Pose): Blue Col-Erase pencil on paper
WAIT A MINUTE!!... (Animation Pose): Blue Col-Erase pencil on paper
Just Another Morning (Concept Comp): Black ballpoint pen on paper
Just Another Morning (Concept Comp): Black ballpoint pen on paper
Shredding The Thrash! (Rough Concept): Blue Col-Erase pencil on paper
Shredding The Thrash! (Rough Concept): Blue Col-Erase pencil on paper
"Oh, Preston..." (Storyboard): Black ballpoint pen on notepad paper
"Oh, Preston..." (Storyboard): Black ballpoint pen on notepad paper
"PRESTON!!!!" (Storyboard): Black ballpoint pen on notepad paper
"PRESTON!!!!" (Storyboard): Black ballpoint pen on notepad paper
Guess Who? (Concept Comp): Black ballpoint pen on paper
Guess Who? (Concept Comp): Black ballpoint pen on paper

Thanks for staying tooned! In other news, all the sketch rewards for Little Billy's album campaign on Indiegogo (over 90 sketches total) have been completed and shipped! To get the full scoop on all sketch and album progress, click here. Finally, LittleBilly.com just got a brand new Store and FAQs page. Please enjoy and if the answer to your question is not on the site, you may email it to chanceraspberry@hotmail.com. I hope you and your family are doing great, my friend, and thank you so much again for your patience and support. Have a great one and I'll write with more news and content soon!

From The Heart,

Chance

www.LittleBilly.com

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Update #26

GOD IS GOOD!!!

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THE LATEST NEWS & PROGRESS...

Happy Hump Day, everyone! Just wanted to fill you in on life and the most recent project updates. As I write this, I'm visiting an old friend and enjoying the crisp, clear mountain air of Vida, Oregon while recovering from a recent injury. First of all, I'm totally fine and already on the mend. =) About a week-and-a-half ago, I was "bumped" off my bicycle by a car. God was definitely answering my prayers for a safe ride when this happened – check out all the angels that were in my corner:

The car had been completely stopped, so it couldn't have been going more than 5 to 10 mph. The break to my right wrist (my non-dominant hand) was a hairline fracture with no displacement, so all they had to do was cast it. The sprain to my left wrist is minor and only requires a brace. Other than that, all I had were some very minor scrapes and bruises. The driver was insured and everything seems to be working out for everyone. Thank you, God! Since it's hard to draw and impossible to play guitar while I heal, I've decided to just rest and wait until everything is back to normal before doing anymore work .

That said, here's even more good news: As you know, the final Little Billy reward (besides the cartoon itself) is the theme song album that was recently funded on IndieGoGo during Little Billy's second successful crowdfunding campaign. Before I left town, I was able to send all the instrument track files for the first five songs of the album to Karl (my mix/mastering engineer) in England! He has since informed me that this minor delay fits his schedule even better, which should help improve the overall outcome and quality of the album.

As soon as I return to LA, I will be attacking the vocals of the album head on! Once I'm completely healed, I will complete and ship the small handful of remaining sketches from the last campaign's stragglers (who have now all sent me their reference – no worries, I still love you guys ;) LoL) before I resume the recording of guitars. The icing on the cake is that this unexpected time off has allowed me to write and fine-tune even more of the Little Billy pilot script and story!! I couldn't be happier with the new additions and fixes, which are sure to make this debut episode all the more epic, nostalgic, and heartfelt!

Given the blessings of these circumstances, all of this looks to result in a very minor delay. Praise God! =) I will keep you all posted as I recover, resume production, knock out this album, and ship the last of the rewards to backers from both campaigns. As always, I can't thank you enough for all your prayers, support, patience, and love! Here's hoping your February has kicked off as good as, or better than, your January. Take care and I'll write more real soon!

All My Best,

Chance

www.LittleBilly.com

www.ChanceRaspberryMusic.com


Update #25

2014 Kickoff!

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Well gang, it's a brand New Year and one that many I've spoken to (including myself) are very optimistic and excited about! =D I hope your Christmas and New Years celebrations were warm, joyous, and outstanding, and that 2014 is off to a wonderful start for you!!

Speaking of, things over here couldn't be better! I managed to finish 99% of the Simpsons sketch rewards before Christmas (samples here) and for those who didn't get one or know someone who'd love to be Simpsonized, I've created an official signup list here.

In addition, I've hit the ground running with the next phase of Little Billy - the CD Kickstarter/IndieGoGo reward. The recording is right on schedule and sounding great, and I've been in close touch with Karl at Thin Ice Studios, who's giving me some helpful techniques and tips to improve the quality of the album! The first batch of files have been successfully delivered to Karl in England and the second batch is nearing completion.

That's all for now, but I'll write more as this phase comes to fruition and details/dates become finalized. =) Thanks so much, have a great week, and stay tuned for more Little Billy news.

Happy New Year,

Chance

www.LittleBilly.com

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Update #24

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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Season's Greetings, everyone! =)

I know it's a little late, but I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and bring you up to speed on where Little Billy is as 2013 comes to an end. For those who don't know, I recently launched a second crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo for Little Billy. This time, my goal was to raise $4,500 in 30 days to fund the postproduction of the show's theme song and the album it's on. Thanks to my featured "Simpsonize Yourself" Perk(s) and many generous fans, I managed to exceed that goal by nearly $2,000. Huzzah!

That said, please don't worry about these new Perks stealing time from Little Billy - all sketches were completed and shipped before Christmas! =D To check out some of my personal favorites, please click HERE. In fact, these sketches were so well received that due to popular demand, I've created a waiting list for if/when I start Simpsonizing again. If you or someone you know would like to be drawn as a Simpson by a real Simpsons animator, just head on over to www.BecomeASimpson.com and submit your completed signup form. You will be contacted with prices, details, etc. if/when I'm able to start sketching again!

So here's what's next for Little Billy: Come the New Year, my album ("Old Souls...Young Hearts") will be mixed and mastered by DragonForce's lead engineer, Karl Groom at Thin Ice Studios, Surrey, England (without dipping into Little Billy's animation budget!) ;) The album is now in the final stages of recording/production (guitars and vocals) and is the final Kickstarter/IndieGoGo reward aside from the Little Billy pilot itself. Once completed, the album will be shipped/emailed to all applicable Kickstarter and IndieGoGo backers, leaving me completely free to focus full-time on Little Billy's animation production!

As always, I'm leaving release dates and deadlines up to fate, rather than committing to a time that will most likely change. Please stay tooned to www.LittleBilly.com, www.facebook.com/HesLittleBilly, and of course, this Updates page and email for the latest news! Thanks so much for your continued patience and support of Little Billy!! Here's to making a giant leap forward in 2014!!! =D

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and God bless you all.

Love,

Chance


Update #23

Happy Halloween from Little Billy!

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Happy Halloween, beloved backers and fiendish friends!

Boy I love this time of year!! The air is crisp (even in CA), the Nordic winds of arctic frost have officially blown in, and Old Man Winter's chariot is on the horizon. Halloween (and Sweater Weather, as I like to call it) has always been tied with Christmas as my favorite holiday of the year. Since Little Billy is all about my own childhood memories, I thought I'd share one with you via the NEW drawing above!

Just click HERE to download this image of Billy rockin' his way-too-hot-and-sweaty-but-that's-okay-cause-it's-Halloween Alvin and the Chipmunks costume as a FREE Desktop Wallpaper Variety Pack. Enjoy!!

Oh, and as you prepare to venture out into the creep of night, here's some great news to take with you about the Little Billy project: Little Billy's current IndieGoGo campaign to fund the show's official theme song is now over halfway complete! With only 12 days to go, we've managed to raise over $1,000 of the necessary funds for this album!!!

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER YOUR ALBUM & JOIN TEAM LITTLE BILLY!
CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER YOUR ALBUM & JOIN TEAM LITTLE BILLY!

This is a killer start, but we've still got a ways to go in order to reach our $4,500 goal by the deadline of 11.12.13. I know we can do it! Especially if you all pitch in, flash mob Twitter, and share this link like crazy on Facebook, your websites, YouTube channels, and anywhere else online or in person:

http://indiegogo.com/projects/old-souls-young-hearts

Thanks a million for everything, guys!!! =D You've done so much already and I can't tell you how greatly I appreciate your help, love, and support. Be safe, have fun, and . . . .

HAPPY HALLOWEEN,

Chance  =F

www.LittleBilly.com


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