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A fully armed bull returns to the slaughterhouse for bloody vengeance!

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Hi! My name is Joseph King and I'm the creator of Killgore, a cartoon about a bull with a machine gun, hellbent on revenge. I made a pilot for Killgore by myself over the course of a year and now, I want to create more shorts! But I can’t do this alone. I’ve assembled an awesome team of talented professionals to help me produce Killgore: The Animated Series. But I need help from YOU to make this dream a reality!

Check out the first episode I made!

It took me a year to complete the first short (2 minutes and 43 seconds of animation) on my own. I'm ready to make more Kilgore episodes! Ideally it would be bigger, better with more ass-kicking too! In order to make that happen, I need to hire professional artists to help me achieve this goal, 

and that's where you guys come in!

The idea is to fund the series, one episode at a time. Our initial goal is to create a 5-minute episode that will be available for online viewing and downloading as soon as it's ready. If we surpass our initial goal, we will create even more animation!

Over a 4-5 week period, a small team (roughly 10 people), under Joseph King's direction, will complete an approximately 5-minute long episode of Killgore. Production will start as soon as we receive the funds. If we reach our stretch goals, we will create even more episodes!

The animation style will be a mix of traditional and cut-out techniques, with a bit of 3D thrown in for good measure. We will be using Toonboom for animation.

Step 1: Pre-Production Phase 

First, we need to do some writing, storyboarding, casting and recording (in a professional audio production facility), creating an animatic with the final dialogue, and designing assets (backgrounds, characters, props, effects). Some character assets from the first episode will be reused but we still have have to create new character drawings, all-new 2D and backgrounds and some new 3D assets.

Step 2: Production

The next step is animation. I've got a bunch of talented guys in Los Angeles lined up to kick some serious cartoon ass! The animation is a mix of traditional and digital techniques, meaning we have character rigs but there's still a lot of drawing involved!

Step 3: Post Production

Now everything comes together: the animation will be blended together with sound effects, dialog and music to create an epic cartoon!

Once each episode is finished, backers will receive the completed version in the available format of their choice (determined by which reward tier is chosen).

Each episode will cost $40,000 to produce.

$40,000 might seem like a lot but in reality it is extremely economical compared to typical TV and Film productions, even to low-budget independent short animations. Killgore comes out to roughly $8,000 per minute. Compare that to projects like Michel Gagné’s “The Saga of Rex” ($15,000 per minute), John K’s “Cans Without Labels” ($11,000-13,750 per minute) or Dick Figures: The Movie ($8,333 per minute).

Source:http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ideas-commentary/report-animators-are-raising-big-money-on-kickstarter-69628.html

Time is money!
Time is money!

$27,000: Contractor Salaries

$27,000: Contractor Salaries

$16,500 ANIMATION (4 Weeks) - I want to hire a team of 4 animators. I'll work on character design/rigging, scene layouts and animation as well as any scene retakes.

$500 WRITING (2 Weeks) - I'll be writing most of the screenplays but I'll need a co-writer to help me really flesh out the characters!

$2,000: STORYBOARDING (2 Weeks) - I'll be storyboarding but I need some additional help to speed up the process.

$1,000: VOICE OVER (1 Week) - I want to hire some pro voice actors to bring all of these characters to life! I did all of the voices in the first episode so I might voice a background character myself...

$2,000: SOUND DESIGN (1 Week) - An amazing sound designer/rerecording mixer and a music composer will help to bring Killgore to life!

$2,000: BACKGROUNDS (2 Weeks) - I'll work on layouts and then hand off background duties to an amazing painter!

$2,000: 3D STUFF (2 Weeks) - I want to add 3D vehicles, backgrounds and props and at least one 3D character!

$1,000: GRAPHIC DESIGN (1 Week) - I'd like to pay the guy who made the logo and have him help with the title sequence and the end credits. Also I'll need some help with the product design.

$10,000: Manufacturing, Packaging and Shipping of Physical Rewards

Dvd's, Hat's, Tshirt's, Posters, Original Sketches. All these things cost time and money to produce, which takes away from the production of the episodes. I need to set aside enough money so that I'll be able to ship you your rewards as well as pay my contractors!

$3,000: Kickstarter and Payment Processing Fees

Kickstarter takes a 5% fee while Amazon Payments takes another 10% fee from the funds raised.

????: Taxes

In general, a creator can offset the income from their Kickstarter project with deductible expenses that are related to the project and accounted for in the same tax year. Hopefully that's the case!

We get to make new friends and collaborate with fans on the internet. We don't have to bow down to any studio executives or filter our creativity through some marketing firm, and we don't have to worry about censorship, regional restrictions or limits on when you can watch the show. 

Let's grab the bull by the horns and make something amazing together!

For backers, the episode(s) will be available in the format of your choosing: 

  • watch online through a password protected webpage
  • download the episode(s) onto any device  
  • we'll send you a special edition DVD
For everyone who didn't back the project, the episodes will be made available on DVD and Vimeo on Demand at a date TBD. 

 Designs have not been finalized and are subject to change.

Add-Ons

Customize your rewards by adding t-shirts, hats, DVDs, postcards and posters to whatever reward tier you want!

Add Postcard ($5) If you would like to include a postcard with your reward, you can pick it up at any tier by adding $5 to your pledge.

Add T-Shirt ($15) If you would like to include a T-Shirt with your reward, you can pick it up at any tier by adding $15 to your pledge, with an additional $8 international shipping fee.

Add Hat ($20) If you would like to include a Hat with your reward, you can pick it up at any tier by adding $20 to your pledge, with an additional $8 international shipping fee.

Add DVD ($20) If you would like to include a DVD with you reward, you can pick it up at any tier by adding $20 to your pledge, with an additional $8 international shipping fee.

Add Poster ($10) If you would like to include a poster with your reward, you can pick it up at any tier by adding $10 to your pledge, with an additional $8 international shipping fee.

If you're a new backer, simply add up the additional costs for the add-ons you want and pledge that amount, selecting the appropriate reward. For those who have already pledged, log in to Kickstarter, click on Manage My Pledge from the project home screen, and increase the amount of your pledge to match the add-ons you want and any additional shipping, while keeping your reward the same. After the campaign, we'll get in touch and you'll be able to select exactly what add-ons you wanted.

This is what happens if we surpass our initial goal!

$80,000 - 2 Episodes

+Digital Comic added to $25 and up backers

$120,000 - 3 Episodes

+Digital OST added to $25 and up backers

+physical OST added to $50 and up backers

$160,000 - 4 Episodes

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$200,000 - 5 Episodes

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$240,000 - 6 Episodes

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$280,000 - 7 Episodes

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$320,000 - 8 Episodes

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$360,000 - 9 Episodes

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$400,000 - 10 Episodes

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This is only the crew SO FAR. We'll also be hiring up a few extra animators and storyboard artists as well as voice actors.

costumes produced by CCK Designs
costumes produced by CCK Designs
   

Risks and challenges

The entire Killgore crew has over 20+ years of combined experience working on TV productions. In the real world, things go wrong and the Killgore team has taken all necessary steps to avoid these problems. The budget has been meticulously planned and the production schedule is tight yet realistic . There may be delays but rest assured that if we reach our goal, the whole team will do our damnedest to complete the funded Killgore episodes as well as send out all of the rewards. I'll be providing regular updates to backers to let you all know how the project is progressing.

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Rewards

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    $1 reward

    1 backer

    WALLPAPER
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    Every little bit helps. Decorate your computer screen with Digital Wallpapers.

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    $5 reward

    9 backers

    WATCH THE SHOW
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    View All Completed Episodes Online on a password protected Vimeo page.
    + Digital Wallpapers

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    $15 reward

    4 backers

    DOWNLOADER
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    Download All Completed Episodes from a password protected Vimeo page.
    + Access to Backer Blog
    + View Episodes Online
    + Digital Wallpapers

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    $25 reward

    4 backers

    DIGITAL ART COMPENDIUM
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    Digital Art Compendium
    + 4"x6" Postcard
    + Download Episodes
    + Access to Backer Blog
    + View Episodes Online
    + Digital Wallpapers

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    $30 reward

    6 backers

    KILLGORE DVD
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    Killgore DVD with Exclusive Content
    + Digital Art Compendium
    + 4"x6" Postcard
    + Download Episodes
    + Access to Backer Blog
    + View Episodes Online
    + Digital Wallpapers

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $50 reward

    2 backers

    KILLGORE MOVIE POSTER
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    Killgore Series 11"x17" poster
    + Killgore DVD with Exclusive Content
    + Digital Art Compendium
    + 4"x6" Postcard
    + Download Episodes
    + Access to Backer Blog
    + View Episodes Online
    + Digital Wallpapers

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $75 reward

    3 backers

    T-SHIRT OR HAT
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    Killgore T-shirt or Hat (A survey will be emailed to you after the Kickstarter is over so you'll be able to specify which item you would like.)
    + Killgore Series 11"x17" poster
    + Killgore DVD with Exclusive Content
    + Digital Art Compendium
    + 4"x6" Postcard
    + Download Episodes
    + Access to Backer Blog
    + View Episodes Online
    + Digital Wallpapers

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $125 reward

    0 backers

    KILLGORE EPISODE(s) POSTERS
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    A poster for each episode that gets funded + a Killgore T-shirt
    + Killgore Hat
    + Killgore Series 11"x17" poster
    + Killgore DVD with Exclusive Content
    + Digital Art Compendium
    + 4"x6" Postcard
    + Download Episodes
    + Access to Backer Blog
    + View Episodes Online
    + Digital Wallpapers

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $200 reward

    0 backers

    PRODUCTION DRAWINGS
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    A signed original Killgore drawing torn out of the sketchbook OR a signed original storyboard sketch. Hoof prints on request!
    + Includes everything from rewards of lesser value

    Estimated delivery:
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    $500 reward

    0 backers

    KILLGORE COMBAT VEST
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    How about a wearable handmade replica of Killgore’s combat vest? Perfect for a Halloween costume (next year)! + Includes everything from $125 Reward

    Estimated delivery:
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    $1,000 reward

    0 backers

    "KILLGORE AND YOU" ILLUSTRATION
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    Just email us a picture of yourself and we’ll draw you in human form getting slaughtered or drawn as your favorite animal skipping through grassy fields with the beefy avenger himself! Printed on a 18"x24" poster.
    + Includes everything from $125 Reward

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $2,000 reward

    0 backers

    VIDEOCHAT WITH CREATOR
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    Have a nice, private 1-on-1 chat with the creator of Killgore! Talk on Skype or Google Hangouts for approximately 30 minutes, depending on how creepy or interesting you are. But please, keep it clean and remember to wear a shirt! + Includes everything from $125 Reward

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $3,000 reward

    0 backers

    ART COMMISSION
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    I'll draw whatever you want! Robots, still life, furry art, architectural design etc... You name it, I'll draw it to the best of my ability!
    + Includes everything from $125 Reward

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $5,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    YOUR PUN IN THE SHOW
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    Write a silly bovine-based pun and we’ll try and work it into the story! A character from Killgore will spout your line of dialogue during an episode!
    + Includes everything from $125 Reward

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $10,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    GET ANIMATED
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    Get slaughtered by Killgore in the next episode! Send a picture of yourself and become one of the badguys. Join the bloody pile of Killgore's victims and become immortalized forever in animation form!
    + Includes everything from $125 Reward

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

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