Coming… this holiday season… the hero that we deserve… nutsmacking his way into our hearts!
Hey everyone! Dr. Joel Pierson here - author of You Suck at Piano. Thanks for checking out my newest ridiculousness: The Nutsmacker. I’ve created the world’s first (I’m willing to bet) comic book with pieces of music embedded right in the action. It’s a superhero story about a mild-mannered office worker by day who dons a Nutcracker mask by night and fights crime under the moniker “The Nutsmacker!” He wields a pantyhose full of walnuts (in shells for extra crackin’ smackin’ action’) to fight crime and keep our city safe. Accompanying the comics are all the major numbers from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet, arranged for intermediate piano, or intermediate guitar (clever, huh?)
If you haven’t seen one of my projects yet, let me introduce myself: I’m a composer and pianist living in New York City. When I’m not off performing soundtracks to cartoons (my main gig: www.thequeenscartoonists.com), I work on ridiculous music education books. This is my fourth Kickstarter project - the first book, You Suck at Piano, was funded at 1000%, and the second and third projects raised about 200% of their initial goal. I’m dedicated to finding new and creative ways to make you practice your instrument - and to enjoy life at the same time.
This time I’ve offering some of the weirdest rewards ever. Of course you can bundle The Nutsmacker with the other books I’ve written. Or you can get the “Coloring Book Edition”, which is the same as the regular edition, but I’ll throw some crayons in the box. Or the “Ultimate Nutsmacking Crime-Fighting Kit”, which includes a pair of pantyhose and walnuts (in shell). Personally I think that’s the best holiday gift I’ve ever heard of. You can even pay me to find the closest performance of The Nutcracker to you, and I’ll buy tickets for your friend that hates the ballet the most. So let’s partner together to make this holiday season the nuttiest it can be!
Risks and challenges
For some reason, the traditional music publisher world still thinks that “mocking one’s audience” is not the best way to sell books. But I say fie, bally, and piddle to that! I’m completely convinced that a certain percentage of weirdos out there think that my ridiculous ideas are totally engaging. Weirdos… like… YOU!
As always, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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