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The Thunderchickens

A project in Weirton, WV by Bill Blankenship
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We're creating an all-ages comic about anthropomorphic superheroes, father/son relationships, and mental illness.
Backers: 92
Average Pledge Per Backer: $44

Funded: $4,057 of $5,000
Dates: May 1st -> May 31st (30 days)
Project By: Bill Blankenship
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Latest News

Story Update: Last 4 story pages.

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
We'll be showing a little preview of where the story goes next later this week. Ta-Ta for now.            (Read More)

Late-Nite Sketch Update: INVADER ZIM!

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Be the first to comment that you want it below and pledge $20 to make it yours!    (Read More)

Sketch Update: They call him Pepe.

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
:D Be the first to comment below that you want it and pledge $20 to take this Rare Broken Dreams Pepe home!    (Read More)

Squawkin' about s'more campaigns!

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
We're closing in on the end of the Thunderchickens campaign, and it's coming down to the wire, hatchlings! We're getting closer to our goal, the end is in sight, but before that happens we wanted to take a moment to share a few more worthy... (Read More)

Video Update: This is Outsider Art!

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
 Just riffing some thoughts on why I'm trying to do this book.     (Read More)

Update: Acting on the page!

May 27th - via: kickstarter.com
 Just talking today about one of the most overlooked fundamentals of cartooning: ACTING!   (Read More)

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May 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, my little hatchlings! Didn't want to leave you without one of our handy dandy updates. Thank you so much for pledging to the Thunderchickens kickstarter, and for sharing it far and wide. We're getting closer to our goal, but we've still got a... (Read More)

Reward Updates: The $20 sketch and a sketch/print copy combo pack!

May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
We've added 2 tiers to the pledge rewards, including the $20 sketches we've been doing as an actual reward tier! For $20 you'll receive: 8.5 x 11 bust sketch of whatever character you choose, drawn by William Blankenship.   Downloads in PDF and CBR... (Read More)

Video Update: How to draw Ray and getting deep on Design!

May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's a new video today for an update, more sketches will be coming soon!  And another Team Go redesign video! This time, Bethany the bunny!    (Read More)

Update Duo: More Video, and Who wants to push us over 3500?

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
We're $3 short of 3500! Who wants to push us over? Either way here's more video for your face. Last year I thoroughly redesigned this project from the ground up, and captured the process of redesigning Team Go on my Youtube channel. Below is one of... (Read More)

Story Update! Pages 6-11

May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Just another story page update with completed 6 - 11! Hope you dig!            (Read More)

Reward Sketch: Goliath from Gargoyles.

May 18th - via: kickstarter.com
We've got a new Gargoyles sketch available for a $20 pledge. Just be the first to comment you want it!    (Read More)

Where we are.

May 17th - via: kickstarter.com
I haven't had a chance to just really say much on here, but I did want to let everyone know where we are as creators today. Mike and I have spoken behind the scenes so that we're on the same page in terms of what's expected of each other in all of... (Read More)

Reward Sketch: Rescue Rangers!

May 16th - via: kickstarter.com
We've got a new Rescue Rangers sketch available for a $20 pledge. Just be the first to comment you want it!    (Read More)

More nostalgia reward sketches!

May 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We've got a new Gummi BEEAAARRRSSS sketch available for a $20 pledge. Just be the first to comment you want it! And the Darkwing Duck is still available for $20 as well.      (Read More)

More sketchiness!

May 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Be the first to comment that you want it and reserve it with a $20 pledge!    (Read More)

Story update and 9 x 12 commissions!

May 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Today we add page 5 to the story and a commission reward! You can now pledge $50 for a 9 x 12 commission done on Bristol board by myself. We'll also be posting more nostalgia sketches for $20 donations. What's up next? I dunno, I'm thinking something... (Read More)

Moar story pages!

May 11th - via: kickstarter.com
The action is heating up! Stay tooned for more updates today. :)    (Read More)

Story pages!

May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
We're adding to the story today with page 3 and a little family bickering.    (Read More)

The TERROR that flaps in the night! Daily Sketches #1: Darkwing Duck

May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Starting today we'll be posting daily sketch updates that can be acquired in exchange for your support. Just be the first to comment that you want the sketch in the comments below. After I respond, you can pledge $20 or add it to your pledge and this... (Read More)

Daily Sketches!

May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Starting today we'll be posting daily sketch updates that can be acquired in exchange for your support. Just be the first to comment that you want the sketch in the comments below. After I respond, you can pledge $20 or add it to your pledge and this... (Read More)

$1000!!!

May 5th - via: kickstarter.com
We've reached a goal! Now, admittedly it's not the goal, and we've still got a ways to go before we reach that, but hitting triple digit funding is still pretty darn amazing! If you'll recall, the first time we made one of these updates we'd reached... (Read More)

$834!!!

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello again, my little hatchlings. As you can see, we're still on the move, gathering momentum and fundage hand over fist! Okay, we're not exactly setting the world on fire... yet! But $834 is nothing to sneeze at, ladies and germs! And to... (Read More)

The Secret Origins of The Thunderchickens!

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
In 2005 I was asked by my sister-in-law at the time to come up with a pitch for a local community college newspaper. She was the treasurer on the student council and they were looking to do a comic strip. Their mascot was the "Thundering Chicken."... (Read More)

My experience of Mental Illness.

May 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
This video has been locked on my Youtube channel since 2011. I have unlocked it only for this Kickstarter. It is only viewable here. It makes me really uncomfortable to post it but this whole thing is about doing things I'm uncomfortable with.     (Read More)

$704!!!

May 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Not too shabby, eh? As you've no doubt seen in the last update, Bill showcased the first page of letters for Thunderchickens #1. We've also updated the campaign page with the first 5 colored pages of the first issue. As we continue to progress with... (Read More)

Story preview 1/15

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
I'm not as good a letter artist as Marco, but he's gonna clean this up and make it fit to print. For now, the first page...    (Read More)

$540!!!

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Do you see what we see, hatchlings? The Thunderchickens kickstarter campaign has reached $540 after the first 24 hours (give or take). That means we're over a tenth of the way to our funding goal, and ALSO means that if we can do this just ten measly... (Read More)

$100!!!

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, my little hatchlings! Guess what? We just reached $100! That's amazing! I know it doesn't feel like a lot, at least not yet... but it's $100 more than we had when we launched, and that's pretty cool if you ask me. If we can do that 50 MORE... (Read More)

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