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A feature-length documentary highlighting the world's best cartoonists...talking about the art form they love, and where it's going.
A feature-length documentary highlighting the world's best cartoonists...talking about the art form they love, and where it's going.
2,601 backers pledged $109,025 to help bring this project to life.

3 Days Left: Can We Reach The Ultimate Goal?

When we launched STRIPPED, we set a Kickstarter goal of $58,000. It was a tightly budgeted, but realistic, amount to finish the film.  And it was intentionally on the low side. See, Kickstarter uses an "all-or-nothing" funding rule: If you raise even $1 less than your goal, you get nothing.  Nothing!  So we intentionally set our minimum low.  

But the outpouring of support was amazing: We reached $58,000 in just six days. And that support gave us the courage to set our sights higher.  So we announced four additions we could make to the budget: Closed Captioning for the Deaf, High-Fidelity Sound (Dolby), Hiring More Animators, and Additional Interviews.  It was a new goal of $110,000 -- to make this film not just great, but extraordinary.  

And the unbelievable part? With just a few days left, it's theoretically possible to get there. You guys have been amazing in your support. Don't stop now! Help the film with one last push:

We are IMMENSELY, IMMENSELY GRATEFUL for the outpouring of support you guys have shown.  It's been amazing. YOU'VE been amazing.  

You've placed a lot of trust in us to make a film all comics fans can enjoy.  We are not going to let you down.

Thank you!
Fred 'n Dave


For those who missed it, here's the budgeting breakdown for the additional items:

  • CLOSED CAPTIONING: We want this film to be accessible to everyone! Help us add a closed-captioning option to the DVD.  Additional Budget: $2,500

  • ANIMATIONS: We want to hire independent animators to create snippets and shorts to illustrate points of the film. We had already budgeted for a set amount of AfterEffects, but an increased animation budget will give more work to worthy artists, *and* make the film really shine. Additional Budget: $30,000

  • HIGH-FIDELITY SOUND MASTERING: Good films live and die by their sound quality.  Listen to an indie film, and you'll see what we mean: They often sound terrible. With just a little extra, we can bring this film into Dolby. Additional Budget: $10,000

  • TRAVEL: We've lined up additional interviews with folks like Jeannie Schulz, Mike & Jerry of Penny Arcade, and more. But we'd also still love to sit down with Lalo Alcaraz, Keith Knight, Matt Groening, Garry Trudeau, Randall Munroe, Art Speigelman, and others.  Additional funding will help make those trips possible for our crew and equipment. Additional budget: $10,000


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    1. Small Fish Studios 4-time creator on September 20, 2011

      Thank you Edward! Generosity like yours is amazing. We're going to do everything we can to make an incredible film you'll all be proud of.

    2. Edward White on September 20, 2011

      Boosted my pledge! Hoping to see a world-class product :)

    3. Small Fish Studios 4-time creator on September 19, 2011

      Closed captioning is most definitely going in, at this point, THANKS TO YOU GUYS! Now, to shoot for the other added goals: Hiring Animators, High-Fidelity Sound, and Added Interviews. We may yet get there!

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      Richard Bruns on September 19, 2011

      Please put priority on the closed captioning if you do not have enough money for everything. My girlfriend is deaf and I want her to enjoy this too.

    5. Jeff Richards
      on September 19, 2011

      I'd love to see additional interviews over, say, Dolby, just in case the ultimate goal isn't met. To have voices like Groening and Trudeau would be amazing. (And I'm VERY glad Mike and Jerry are being interviewed.)

      Best wishes with reaching the final goal!

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      Saravanan on September 18, 2011

      Is it just me or the google plus link is dead?

    7. Virgilio Ruberti on September 18, 2011

      I'm still dreaming about the possibility of having the full-lenghth interviews. do you think this would be possibile in the future? maybe charging for them? i'd totally buy them in addition to the movie!