About this project
Hello. My name is Dave Chadwick, "popularly" known throughout the internet as SUGAR RAY DODGE! I am a graphic designer, novelist, and a few other things we won't get into here. I am also the editor-in-chief of RiffWiki.net, a fan wiki based on RiffTrax (the guys who brought you Mystery Science Theater 3000,) and I have just a bit of an obsession with bad movies and those who make fun of them. Don't judge me. Anyway, my latest project is something I'm very excited to share with you. I call it "Mystery Science Storybook: Bedtime Tales Based on the Worst Movies Ever." What I will be doing is selecting both well-known and obscure bad movies and turning them into parody children's stories. And it will be 100% illustrated.
Now, the goal here is to raise enough money to pay for the time it takes to write and draw the book as a whole, publication costs, advertising, reviews and other stuff like that. Here's a breakdown of what we're going to be doing (creatively) based on how much money we raise.
As you can see, the number of stories that will be contained in the project is a fluid one. The more money we raise, the more stories I will be able to take time with and include. So take a look at our reward levels and see if there's anything that catches your fancy. I want to invite as many people as possible to share this incredible journey with, and applications are readily available.
So take a look at our reward levels and see if anything catches your fancy, and if so, drop a dime or two in the bucket to help make this dream a reality. In the meantime, check out what can expect the finished book to look like. There's also some pictures of my art in real life, which I think are pretty nifty.
Risks and challenges
If we reach our maximum funding goal, which is $25,000 for 24 complete stories, there's a chance the project could be delayed past November 2015 to ensure the best possible quality of work. If this happens, we will let you know and set a deadline of no later than December 2015 for the finished project to be delivered.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Honestly, the best thing you could possibly do at this point for the project IS to make a donation, but if it's not in the budget, the next best thing would be to share the project on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc and help us get the word out.
No, but such permission is not needed for a couple of reasons. The first being is that those two words themselves are not trademarks, so there is no copyright violation. The second is that this is a work of parody, and parody is protected speech.
Right now we are on track to make our base goal by the end of the campaign. If we keep this pace, there simply won't be enough money to print physical copies for lower levels. However, if we make our stretch goal of $10,000, such a reward level may be possible.
I feel that it is important for this book to be my own vision, so aside from the $5,000 reward level, I won't be taking on any writing partners. If we make our stretch goals of $15k and $25k, I will be looking for artists to help make all 24 parodies happen. We will address this issue if/when we make those goals.
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