SIGN UP FOR CLASSES @ THE ANIMATION ACADEMY!
ADVERTISE HERE FOR JUST $20/ISSUE!!!
Aloha dudes & dudettes, and welcome to my first ever, totally "Excellent-80s-To-The-MAX" Summer Kick-Off Edition of the CR Newsletter!! I don't know about you, but for me, nothing screams summer like cruisin' the beach with your 80s jams blasting and your shades on! B) RIGHTEOUS!! Haha It's great to be back with you guys. I know our last issue just went out, but a lot's happened since May, so grab your boards, bros, and babes, and let's get this show on the road!!! Like clockwork, The Animation Academy is stylin' up top, and right now they need YOUR VOTE (read to the end for details on how you can help them earn $250,000!)
As always, of course, there's also a Premium AdSpace just for you. Prices are unbeatable so email me if you're interested in advertising to nearly 1,000 pros and fans! Saving up for summer fun? No sweat! Submit to become our next "Artist Of The Month" for FREE. Links to Blogger, YouTube, Deviant Art, and personal websites are welcome. Your content deserves to be shared with your fellow creators and potential fans. After all, you've worked HARD on it! And on that note, my tubular friends...time to play HARDER!!
"LIKE" THE ALL-NEW CHANCE RASPBERRY FACEBOOK PAGE!!!
Who doesn't love classic Disney?! Who doesn't treasure those childhood memories? To all kids and romantics at heart...it's here! Just in time to kick off Summer Vacation, Ariel, the fastest Chance Raspberry single yet, is OUT NOW on iTunes and Amazon!! Inspired by Disney's "The Little Mermaid", life in L.A., and the rising pop star, Traci Hines, this heartfelt shredder goes out to all lovers of animation, nostalgia, and fantasy. Blast it everywhere for just $0.99 and re-embrace our generation's epic feature that sparked the 1980s Disney comeback!
But wait...there's more!! The all-new Chance Raspberry Fan Page is officially LIVE on Facebook. Check it out now to rock the new single and "Like" what you hear. This page along with the brand new ChanceRaspberryMusic.com is the best way to stay up to date on all my melodic mayhem! There's lots more on the way, so please check back often for the latest music, merch, and more! Thank you guys so much for all your "Likes" and radical support, and don't forget to tune into my NEW Jango Online Radio Station!! ENJOY!!!
WATCH THE "CALIFORNIA KIDDS" PITCH VIDEO HERE!!!
Extra! Extra! We have a special, last-minute addition to this month's rockin' issue!! It gives me great pleasure to preset, for the first time ever, the California Kidds!!! As I mentioned in my last newsletter, Amazon.com recently launched their own production studio and is now requesting pitches. We responded! This original, animated series was conceived many years ago by my good friend and business partner, Corey Mitchel, and in fact, is the reason we became friends. Corey needed an artist to bring his characters to life and was introduced to me by our mutual creative comrade, the one and only, Tone Rodriguez (who got me hired on the Family Guy Trading Card series.) Now, after working together for many years on many projects, Corey and I have finally launched our first online pitch campaign for the series that started it all! You can watch the pitch video (directed by Corey in ToonBoom Animate Pro), download the pitch bible and pilot script, and RATE our project, all exclusively on AmazonStudios.com.
IMPORTANT: WE NEED YOUR VOTES! Amazon now owns the option to this series for 45 days, and will pay $55,000 to the creators of any greenlit property they feel is wanted by their audience...that's YOU!! The higher and more bountiful our ratings are, the better our chances of selling the show, so please "vote" by rating and commenting on this project, and help spread the word about California Kidds! Thanks so much in advance for all your support, guys!! We strongly encourage you to give your own ideas a shot by pitching, and will publicly acknowledge all parties involved in helping us get our project off the ground!!!
(Dudes & Dudettes I Know That Maybe You Should, Too!)
PICK UP A COPY OF "CEREAL GEEK" MAGAZINE TODAY!!!
This awesomely 80s "Artist Of The Month" is a man of many talents, projects, and passions! His name is James Eatock and he is best known for his original, independent magazine, Cereal Geek: Animation Of The Eighties. Not only does James self-publish this super-cool series, he runs and maintains it's official website and mailing list as well. Issue #8 just hit the streets but every release is LIMITED to 500 issues, so head over to CerealGeek.com today and pick up your copy while supplies last!! As if this amazingly nostalgic (and ongoing) collection weren't enough, James is also a founder of The Power And Honor Foundation, a fan-funded, non-profit organization dedicated to documenting, archiving, and sharing the rich history of He-Man, She-Ra, and The Masters Of The Universe. Production cels, background paintings, layout drawings, storyboards, designs, and show bibles are just the tip of the iceberg!
In conjunction with Pixel-Dan.com, The Foundation has produced an ongoing YouTube series (Episode 1), as well as a self-published, hardcover catalog. Naturally, as soon as I met James at the 2011 L.A. ThunderCon-PowerCon (also on Facebook), I was instantly a mega-fan of all his work!! Check out the above links and see what I mean for yourselves - I guarantee you'll be glad you did! From all of us here @ The CR Newsletter, thanks so much for sharing your work with us, James, and joining us as June's featured artist. Keep up the outstanding work and thanks for rekindling all the magic memories...we're officially ravenous for more!!!
AND NOW FOR THE NEWS...
VOTE FOR THE ANIMATION ACADEMY HERE!!!
It's payback time, amigos!! As featured in May's Special 12.5 Edition that just went out, our excellent friend, The Animation Academy, has become eligible for a $250,000 small business grant from Chase Bank! A minimum of 250 votes was required to qualify. On Friday, June 22nd at 1:35 pm, The Academy achieved that goal and has since broken 325 votes, making them #5 of the 60 registered businesses in Burbank, CA. Naturally, the school is overjoyed and very grateful, but there's still time left for YOU to help!!! The poles close on June 30th and TAA's new goal is to cross the finish line as the #1 small business in Burbank.
Once the contest ends, each business must submit their official application for the grant, and the business with the most votes stands a much greater chance of winning the money. This is our opportunity to repay a remarkable institution that has blessed us for nearly 15 years with unparalleled education and financial aid! They are also a key ingredient to my success in the animation industry, so I hope you'll join me in thanking them for all they've done!! Please VOTE, "Like"/Friend them on Facebook, and check out the brand new Zembillas.blogspot.com to experience the quality of what you're voting for!!! Thank you all so much for helping to support this great cause and stay tooned to the next CR Newsletter for the exciting results.
WIPE OUT!! LoL I'm beat, gang! This is the most time I've spent on an issue since 2010 and I've gotta tell ya...it feels GREAT!!! These newsletters are such fun for me, so I hope you get as much out of them as I do. =) Thanks for reading, supporting & sharing my work, and being involved in these great projects, everyone! The summer is just getting started and there's already some new "FUN" in the works, so stick around and keep an eye out for the tripendicular follow-up to this "Excellent 80s-To-The-Max" Special Edition of the CR Newsletter!! Till next time dudes & dudettes, ride those waves, love them rays, and stay COOL!!!
NOTE: If you or your company are interested in a limited license for use of this artwork or its respective intellectual properties, please feel free to contact me directly by responding to this e-mail. I will be happy to discuss such a purchase. Thank you.
POWERED BY: CHANCERASPBERRY.COM
All Content TM & © Copyright 2012 Chance Raspberry.
All Rights Reserved.