Papa Cherry is a gritty supernatural romance story about a young guitarist who sold his soul to the devil to become a rock legend.
Saxton Moore is a professional award winning 2x Emmy nominated Animation Director & Creative Visionary. Saxton has almost 20 years of experience producing animated content for the biggest entertainment companies in the United States. He started out directing & animating interstitials that helped brand and market Cartoon Network as well as animating on shows for Adult Swim. Saxton has also worked as a Creative Director at American Greetings and helped revitalize brands like Care Bears & Strawberry Shortcake. In 2009 he founded Pixel Pirate Studio where he has produced over 20 historical animated shorts for Nickelodeon, Music videos for Desiigner and Tyga, and directed animation for A&E’s reality crime drama “Akil the Fugitive Hunter”.
PIXEL PIRATE STUDIO Pixel Pirate Studio is an EMMY nominated creative studio that is dedicated to developing content that inspires the next generation. We are THE creative cultural pioneers of the African American experience. Positive representation of the African-American culture inspires children and adults to be creative thinkers and doers, and to learn to love and respect each other. Pixel Pirate Studio is recognized for captivating our audience with bright, bold and powerful visual stories of Heritage and History across multiple platforms. Our wealth of knowledge comes from working with and developing long lasting major brands for companies such as Cartoon Network, American Greetings, Random House, Netflix, Spike, Nickelodeon & BET. We are the next “Harlem Renaissance” committed to inspiring passion, pride and performance.
Video filmed by/ Jerry Digby @i_shotya/
"CHAOS" track provided by Unlocking The Truth
Papa Cherry book #1 “Virginia is for lovers”, will be a 96 page graphic novel (the 1st of an ongoing series) All the writing for this book is finished. We have 24 pages produced so far with 72 pages to complete. We are raising funds to pay our artist, editor and printing costs for the production of the book.
Papa Cherry follows the rise to rock stardom inspired odyssey of our relentless rocker who is booked to play like hell across the country after making a deal with the devil for his everlasting soul. Along with his band, a goth bassist who communicates with spirits & a brooding shape shifting demon drummer, the trio travel from state to state dominating each venue by decimating haters and turning skeptics into true believers of their undeniable sound. Outside of ripping the stage, our band evades a daily dose of crazed evangelists, creepy corpses, and rumbles with rival bands all while giving death the finger. This graphic novel plays in the tone of action, music, humor, and over the top violence.
Papa Cherry Graphic Novel #1 "Virginia is for lovers" Takes place 1 year after his deal is made with Lois (the Devil). Kicking off their east coast tour, Papa and his band arrive in Richmond, VA to perform at the 1st ever Crows Music Festival on the James River. After crossing paths with a few disgruntled locals, they quickly learn that their gig has ousted the city’s Annual Civil War Reenactment event. Not only are the Confederate cosplayers hell bent on sabotaging the crew’s concert, Papa also finds out that their hotel is haunted by a heartbroken slave who longs to be reconnected to her husband. Vexed Confederate Soldiers out for revenge? Slave Zombies? A broken hearted ghost? This is going to be a concert of colonial conflict and chaos!
All pledged funds will go towards producing the 96 page graphic novel for PAPA CHERRY #1. Production costs cover paying the artist, cover artist, editor, printing and backer rewards! With the success of this campaign you will have helped us bring to fruition the first of many issues of our ongoing series. We launched this Kickstarter Campaign hoping to build interest from our fans and new potential readers so that Pixel Pirate Studio can continue this amazing story through print, digital webcomic as well as our animated series. That’s right, as the book is in production, we will be shopping PAPA CHERRY around to networks and streaming platforms as a 13 episode adult animated series. We’ve written material that spans 4 seasons that will translate into material for more upcoming books. LET'S DO THIS!
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In the event that we surpass our goal of $14,500, we will put the funds towards producing the next books in the PAPA CHERRY series.
STRETCH GOAL @ $20,500 - Papa Cherry 24 page comic "Afro Punk Funk/ Brooklyn NY " Issue 1 of 4
STRETCH GOAL @ $22,500 - Papa Cherry 24 page comic "Afro Punk Funk/ Brooklyn NY " Issue 2 of 4
STRETCH GOAL @ $26,500 - Papa Cherry 24 page comic "Afro Punk Funk/ Brooklyn NY " Issue 3 of 4
STRETCH GOAL @ $28,500 - Papa Cherry 96 page graphic novel "Afro Punk Funk/ Brooklyn NY " Issues 1 - 4
Risks and challenges
If our funding goal is not reached after you've donated to our campaign, you will not be charged for your transaction (no harm, no foul) As a professional production studio, we can assure that the product we put out in the end will be on point and of good quality for our backers.
As with any creative endeavor, there is a small chance of delay before delivery of a final product. The date of delivery of all backer rewards is an estimated date that revolves around art printing, custom item creation and global fulfillment. We promise to be fully engaged and available with our backers and update our progress and expectations of delays if they should arise.
- (30 days)