Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday’s Mythological Creature of the Day – Gwendolyn, a young Pet Reaper ;-)

Today I’ve made two amazing discoveries. The first one -- Kickstarter, THE most awesome company ever, that helps connecting creative people who need funding for their creative projects with people who have interest in supporting these type of projects financially. Art, Technology, Comics, Publishing, Theater – you name it. I was absolutely blown away! Check it: You can pitch in anything from $1.00 and up to help out.

The second cool thing was clicking on “Gwendolyn and the Underworld” video on the Kickstarter website. WOW!WOW! WOW! I want this book! And I want somebody to make an animated movie based on it. Tim Burton? ;-)
Anyhow, I nominate Gwendolyn, the little Grim Reaper for dead pets for my Mythological Creature of the Day! ;-)

Here is more art from the storybook:
This is the official description of the project:
“Beneath cemetery twigs and barbing brambles, down through the rottens and the coffins and the roots, is the winding upside down Underworld…
Gwendolyn and the Underworld is an illustrated storybook about a young Pet Reaper (think Grim Reaper + dead pets) who ventures to solve the mystery behind her Overworld roots. She uncovers a rotten conspiracy with her corpulent corpse aunt, a sidekick Peacodgehog, an army of Skellies, and slew of part-this and part-that creatures.”

Who are these guys? (I have no idea and no affiliation with them, btw.)

But here is the info from the site:

“Author Ian Samuels and illustrator Bill Robinson.
We met at the age of 7 and formed a nerdy creative team with Ian leading the storytelling and Bill on the visuals. Since then, we've collaborated on puppet shows, theater performances, short films, and another kid's book. Ian studied Film Directing at Cal Arts and has worked at Sesame Street and The Jim Henson Company. Bill studied Animation at RIT, and has worked as a concept artist for video games, toys, and books with clients like Fisher-Price, Huckleberry Toys, and Universal Studios.”

Support “Gwendolyn and the Underworld” -- it’s way too cool! Support the indie-publishing and check as a way to fund your own projects!

Come back soon and spread the word!

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