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The second season in the animated web series about two itty-bitty characters in an old-school Nintendo game.

                                                         Music: Jenny Owen Youngs, "Wake Up" 

Update: New Stretch Goal $12,000, REACHED. All rewards $10 and up now include temporary tattoos!

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED US REACH OUR GOAL!

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What is the Adventures of Ledo and Ix?

It's a webseries! It's about two characters in an old-school video game. The first season was 8 episodes long and aired on Penny Arcade TV as well as traveling to film festivals all around the world (hello Slamdance and Rooftop Films!) Now we really, really want to make a second season, but we need your help!

What's the money for?

The money will go to supporting the artists who make Ledo and Ix. It takes a long, long time to create animation, and one of the reasons it's taken so long to make a second season is because I've been tied up with other freelance jobs doing design work and teaching kids. (In fact I've been kind of scared of and avoiding the thought of Ledo and Ix--I just felt really sad that I couldn't make more.) A lot of those jobs are wrapping up in January, and instead of taking on more I'd like to finally focus on making a great second season. Animating a great second season, actually, since it's already written and ready to go.

I'm lucky that some really great artists have gotten excited about working on Ledo and Ix with me. We do it because we love it--no one's expecting to get rich. But we do need to be able to make time for what can be a pretty full-time project.

What artists? Who?

You can find out more about the people who make Ledo and Ix after this next section....

Enough jabber! Tell me about the Rewards!

Yes! Here are some of the rewards we have lined up. Expect new ones soon, including ringtones from composer Chris Thomas. 

The Kickstarter Postcard

Seen here with a table by Vince Farquharson
Seen here with a table by Vince Farquharson

We designed these limited-edition postcards especially for this campaign and we're only sending them to Kickstarter backers.

Posters

Original art designed by Emily for the Kickstarter campaign. Ledo's poster features sprite art by Esteban Valdez. 11x17-inch digital prints start at $25, and signed, hand-silkscreened copies start at $50.

Luck +5 T-Shirts

For $50 you can instead choose a hand-silkscreened Luck +5 T-Shirt, sure to keep you lucky.

Keychains

Little bead sprite keychains of Tiny Ledo and Tiny Ix. We're throwing these into some of the rewards packages as a bonus because frankly, we don't know how they're going to come out. (If they come out great, we'll offer them as their own reward.) 

Be IN It

One of my favorite rewards is the chance to appear in pixelated form in an episode of Ledo and Ix. If you were an 8-bit video game character, who would you be?

Title Cards

Backers at the $500 level and above get their own 1-second title cards that are individually designed and decorated. These cards will look great back to back in the credits, and allow a little glimpse at the personalities of the people who love Ledo and Ix.

Sponsorship: Meet Ledo and Ix

Ledo and Ix aren't above selling out. They'll be excellent spokespeople for your product, website, or most cherished person. We might even be able to arrange an interview with them. At the $1000 level, Emily will work with you to create a unique animation you can share with the world.

I'm satisfied! Now who are these artists you were telling me about?


EMILY CARMICHAEL, WRITER AND ANIMATOR

ROOFTOP FILMS

PENNY ARCADE TV

JENNY OWEN YOUNGS, DAN ROMER
creators of music from the Kickstarter video

DAVID MAHFOUDA, SILKSCREEN ARTIST
previous projects include a giant American flag

JONATHAN MANN, MAN OF SONGS
creator of excellent fan art

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

One thing I've never done is created and distributed hand-silkscreened merch. I'm teaming up with artist David Mahfouda, who's experienced with the workflow, but I know it can sometimes be a challenge getting the right t-shirt sizes when you aren't running enough volume to just get every size. If any sizes are delayed, we'll let you know. Oh, and, it's important to note, images on this page are mockups, so the real things may look slightly different.

When it comes to the show itself, it is always hard making and keeping a regular update schedule! That's something everyone has to tackle when their goal is providing a reliable source of entertainment on the Internet. For the new season, I'd like to publish more frequently in smaller chunks, which I know will be hard. One of my goals is being more responsive to feedback and keeping everyone in the loop more, so if I happened to miss an update I would show my face and explain why, or maybe let Ledo and Ix explain for me.

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    All the $3 benefits plus a copy of one of the limited-run postcards we're making only for Kickstarter backers (Ledo: I Expect Very Big Monsters or Ix: What Would You Be If You Weren't An Adventurer.) Perfect for framing!

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    All the $10 benefits, and HD downloads of all old and new episodes, and you can get a hand silkscreened version of the "I Expect Very Big Monsters" or "I Hope We Have a Lot of Points." These archival prints are hand silkscreened by David Mahfouda and signed by the artist.

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    Same as the above, (all the $10 benefits, HD downloads of all the episodes) but instead of a hand-silkscreened poster you can choose a hand-silkscreened Luck +5 T-shirt. Printed by hand on men's or women's Uniqlo tees, in your size and just for you. Clearly, your new lucky shirt, or get one for a friend and keep them lucky.

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    The Art Collector! All the $10 benefits, HD downloads of all of the episodes, and TWO hand-silkscreened posters: one of Ledo's "I Expect Very Big Monsters" and one of Ix's "I Hope We Have A Lot of Points."

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    All the $25 benefits, plus, you get to BE a character in Ledo and Ix, Season 2. A pixelized rendition of you or someone else of your choosing will appear in at least one epsiode in the series. You might even get lines! Emily will give you a call to figure out how your personality would likely be expressed in an 8-bit environment.

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    All the $100 benefits, and also your own half-second title card in the credits, which will be decorated according to whatever theme you choose (you might get sound effects, too!) These cards are going to look great when played back-to-back, so you'll be contributing to the overall design value of the series. Emily will give you a call to talk about what should go on your card.

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    The Andrea Mazzariello: All the $500 benefits, plus a composition lesson with composer Andrea Mazzariello. Andrea lives in New Jersey, so your lesson could be in person if you live in New York or New Jersey, or it can be on Skype. Andrea can work with you on a piece in progress, or he can give you a brand new assignment and critique--even if you've never made music before!

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    The Chris Thomas: All the $500 benefits, plus a film scoring or cello lesson with composer Chris Thomas. Chris lives in LA, so your lesson could be in person if you live there too, or it can be arranged on Skype. Chris can work with you on a piece in progress, or he can give you a brand new assignment and critique--even if you've never made music before! (For cello lessons, it would help if you have a cello.)

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    All the $500 benefits plus.... Sponsorship! Ledo and Ix will endorse a product, service, website, person... you name it! Emily will work with you to create a unique animation which you can share with someone special, or with the world.

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