webcomic centring on a 13 year-old witch named Creepy and a 7-foot tall enchanted statute by the name of Mojo. The extremely positive reception Everett received from an animated promo produced for the comic has encouraged him to believe the series deserves to be animated.
The mainstream US animation industry (or more accurately their executives) isn't really down with the concept of "young-adult" animation just yet, so Everett is turning to crowd-funding to make it a reality. The Indiegogo project is seeking $80,000 to produce a short as proof-of-concept which will hopefully eventually allow them to produce either a full series of a feature film.
Coming from an extremely diverse production team, the project is also aiming to present characters who aren't normally represented in animation. "We were inspired to animate this
story after completing a CG teaser for the comic book last year" says Everett. "Many
of it's viewers were not only excited by the premise, but also by the
story's female lead, a strong young person of colour. As an African
American father of two girls, imagery in the media is very important to
me, and diversity is something I'm excited to address in a fun and
Perks range from $5 to a somewhat extravagant $10,000, with a minimum of $25 required to snag a copy of the finished project itself. The campaign runs until May 1st, so if this seems like the kind of thing you'd like to see the US industry produced more of, head over to the project page to help make it happen
And here's the teaser that started it all...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Crowdfund This: 'The Book Of Mojo'
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.