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Pre-Order A Copy of the Winning Flipbook Here.

Flipbooks are the most accessible way to create animation for young and old people.  The challenge is to search yourself and decide what your flipbook would be about.  

Vote on the website for the one you enjoyed the most.  If you would like to have a copy of it mailed to your door, you can support this project by pledging a denomination of currency that best matches your level of interest.  There's a list of rewards on the right.  

Why Flipbooks?

We should help create a culture in America that compels people not just to consume, but to produce.  This is our opportunity to make these animations available to the world.  To make them affordable to print, they must be ordered in quantity.  I intend to work with Phoenix Press, a printing press here in my hometown with their own wind turbine.  The item will be produced using entirely clean energy, printed on recycled paper, in the most sustainable manner possible.

With your support, these can become yours to enjoy and learn to make your own.  

You're invited to Watch Videos Of Series 1 and vote for the one you liked the most.  The one that wins the most votes will be printed and mailed, provided this project reaches its goal.  

What's So Educational About It? 

I'm encouraging you to get involved in making them yourself, too, which is why I've written so much about it.  Education should be free, so all of that information is available online.  You're welcome to browse through the hundreds of pages I've hand-written and scanned, explaining how to draw and animate like mine.  

The same techniques can be applied for math (equations), science (molecules), dance (moves), yoga (poses, transitions), skateboarding (tricks), and construction (assembly).  Animation sequences can teach in ways that explain things very well.

[How To Draw Your Own] [Recommended Supplies]

Why a Flipbook Revolution?

I want everyone to get better at expressing themselves with animation, and that's why I wrote so much on the subject.  I hope that you enjoy the website, and that you share it with as many interested kids and educators as you can.  Together we can relate our messages in ways we previously thought were unimaginable.  You can imagine it too, if you can conceptualize your own island.  (The island is a metaphor for a self-contained creative world).  

If this project reaches its goal, your item will mailed by December 1, 2011.  

About Cost and Rewards

I built a website and designed free educational support online for you to enjoy.  As well as covering for shipping, I think it's fair to request $10 a copy (to include shipping and taxes).  If this continues to gain momentum, in the future I hope to be able to print in greater quantity, and reduce the prices on the notebooks to a lower price (but you got to start somewhere).  

You're welcome to email me at KidAnalog@Gmail.Com if you would like to discuss the specifics of any of the rewards.  I'm sorry if some of the videos are poor quality, some of the ones on the YouTube channel are really old.  Thanks to my friend Ryan Cyr for helping with the official video.  Enjoy the free music over on the website and I hope you all are entertained by my collection of original flipbooks.  Thanks!

Future Plans:  

If this project is successful, I wish to have future contests from students of the online school, where the winners would be published in a manner similar to this situation.  

Flipbook Examples

Instructional Examples
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Here are some examples of the instructional guides that you can expect to see on Flipbook Island's informative website: 

For more drawings, read more [here!]  Thanks once more for reading all the stuff I wrote.  

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $5 reward

    1 backer

    Flipbook Soundtrack. Get a URL link to a ZIP file with fifteen instrumental electronic jams for you to write your own flipbooks while listening. A flipbook soundtrack! Head over to the Island to preview the songs for free.

  • You selected
    $10 reward

    9 backers

    Main Reward. Get the winning flipper sent to your home in a neatly wrapped package, signed by the artist.
    it will be mailed via USPS and arrive with your regular mail by December 1, 2011.
    Please visit Flipbook Island to check on which flipbook is winning the vote.
    Also includes a link to download the complete soundtrack.

  • You selected
    $20 reward

    6 backers Limited (94 left of 100)

    Creator's Pack: The winning flipper, the soundtrack link, and 2 blank notebooks to practice making your own.

  • You selected
    $20 reward

    1 backer

    This pledge reward reflects international shipping. Select this if you are from a country other than the US and you would like to have a flipbook mailed to your doorstep. Also includes soundtrack link.

    Klicka på denna för att löfte om att förbeställa en blädderbok som kräver internationell sjöfart.
    Klik op hierdie belofte na Preorder 'n Flip wat vereis dat internasionale gestuur.

    Cliquez sur cette promesse de précommande d'un folioscope qui nécessite la navigation internationale.

    Haga clic en este compromiso de preventa para un flipbook que requiere el transporte marítimo internacional.

    Klicken Sie auf diese zu verpfänden, um Vorbestellung ein Daumenkino, dass die internationale Schifffahrt erfordert.

    Thanks! Dunkasaurus (Danke). Also includes soundtrack link.

  • You selected
    $30 reward

    0 backers

    Multiple Copy Gift Set. If you'd like to receive 4 copies of the winning flipbook, try this reward. Also includes soundtrack link for each of the 4 copies, and shipping for each of them as well.

  • You selected
    $50 reward

    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    an ORIGINAL FLIPBOOK from my early days while I was just getting started. Up for grabs are flipbooks like "The Ninja" or "Sabotage 1st Edition." See the Youtube backlogs for old flipbooks that might be included in this surprise gift.

  • You selected
    $100 reward

    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    COLLABORATIVE FLIPBOOK. A flipbook for you to add the detail to. This will be personally hand-drawn in a small orange rhodia pad for you to continue and complete on your own. To see exactly what it would look like, look for the video entitled "Rolling Hills."

  • You selected
    $200 reward

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    50-page lesson plan in a 3-Ring Binder For Educators. Are you an art teacher? Want to make flipbooks part of your curriculum, but don't have internet access in the classroom? If you'd rather read from a book, Flipbook Island offers the support necessary to teach classrooms how to make a flipbook using the methods described in the blog. The 3-ring binder will contain much of the same information you see on the site. You can expect to see it mailed to your home or school by December 1.

  • You selected
    $250 reward

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    Original Custom Flipbook. Black and White, multi-layered, 80p. If you provide the subject matter, I will provide the flipbook. You will be permitted to use the art for whatever promotional purpose you desire. I reserve the right to decline subject matters, and will get your approval through a storyboard once a topic is planned.

  • You selected
    $500 reward

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Custom Flipbook. Full-Color. Multi-layered, 80p. This is essentially the same as the $250 reward, but in addition, to include color.

  • You selected
    $750 reward

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    OUTDOOR MURAL any size. Must provide transportation if not in the Northeast United States. Design included. Must adhere to a message of positivity. Don't pledge for this unless you have permission from the property owner! Municipalities welcome. Email to discuss prior if you have further questions.

  • You selected
    $2,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    The original copy of the runner-up in the voting contest.

  • You selected
    $2,500 reward

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    The flipbook that wins the vote. 80 pages. Hand-drawn, without the use of pencil or eraser and no missing pages. If the project is successful, this will also be the original copy of the flipbook that is published and mailed to everyone.

Funding period

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