Chicken Wings are creating Aviation related Comics & Animations
25

patrons

$152
per month
Hello! We are Mike and Stefan Strasser and we have been drawing a comic series about flying chickens for over 15 years now. It has been an amazing ride keeping our small airline "Roost Air" running for as long as it has. One of our dreams from the very beginning has always been turning the shenanigans of our characters into animated cartoons. Animation has come a long way since our heroes Chuck and Julio set out on their first feathered adventure and with printed media disappearing fast we have decided to embark on this new ambitious mission to make them walk, talk, and most importantly fly.
Another plan is to keep all of this ad-free so we are turning towards crowd funding.
And this is where you come in. Help us grow the coop! We know you want this as much as we do. We've been hearing many requests to do something like this for many years now.

With your support we can free up some time within Stef's busy work day. Our biggest hurdle has always been finding the time to do the grunt work. As you might know, we're not short of ideas and many of you have helped us out bringing us new ones over the years. The more money we can raise, the more other projects currently paying Stef's bills he will be able to drop in order to dedicate more time helping Chuck take off and Julio deal with the aftermath. The idea is to free up a few hours at first and produce a small number of animated shorts we can pass around the coop for feedback and to share among friends.

When we reach a certain level of monthly income, Stefan can dial back all of his other work that distracts him from Chicken Wings. And if we reach an even higher level, we will be able to hire artists to help us with the creation of our shorts. As you know, and they have been saying this since the medieval times: It takes a village to create really good animation.
Writing, storyboarding, rigging, animating, voices, lighting, sound mixing, and engineering, cutting … there is a reason why the credits at the end of animation movies are usually half as long as the movie itself.

Now, obviously we don’t expect everyone to just throw money at us because we’re awesome. We have come up with incentives for you to sweeten the deal of our cooperation. Please take a look at our goals, hopes, and dreams below to help you decide if and on which level you want to support the renovation of Roost-Air. We all know Hans can’t afford it. Maybe you can?! Join the coop and become a sponsor of "Chicken Wings"!
Tiers
Airport Bum Level
$2 or more per month 3 patrons

Join us monthly for less than a dozen of eggs at Roost Air's home airport and hang out with our chickens. Airport bums will receive the following perks:

  • Early access to our videos
  • Receive an immediate (and continuous) 2% discount on everything in our online shops
Julio's Support Group Level
$5 or more per month 13 patrons

Help out Julio on his journey to keep things running.

  • Gains access to our monthly exclusive bonus strip.
  • Free access to PDFs of our books
  • Receive an immediate (and continuous) 5% discount on everything in our online shops
  • All Lower Level Perks
Hangar del Chuck Level
$10 or more per month 5 patrons

When you start hanging out with Chuck, some great benefits start kicking in. Here is what Chuck's hustle will get you:

  • Receive an immediate and continuous 10% discount on everything in our online shops
  • Get access to our “backstage area” where we will upload storyboards, scripts  and other stuff
  • Two Month Mark: Receive a free signed copy of each new book we publish
  • All Lower Level Perks
Pilot Bar Level
$15 or more per month 3 patrons

Join us at the pilot bar where our chickens are letting loose and talk pilot stories. Starting at this level:

  • Signup-Bonus: Receive a free book of your choice (a book we currently publish)
  • Receive an immediate and continuous 15% discount on everything in our online shops
  • Receive a free t-shirt of every new shirt design we come up with.
  • All Lower Level Perks
Chuck's Homebuild Chapter Level
$25 or more per month 0 patrons

Now we are seriously starting to build a few things. And fear not, Chuck isn't actually involved in the building process, but Stef is. Perks:

  • Receive and immediate and continuous 25% discount on everything in our online shops.
  • Stef will draw you one personalized Social Media Icon every year
  • Six Month Mark: Receive one Original Limited Edition Collectable “Signed & Numbered” Print of one of our comic strips of your choice (only 5 comic strips of each number will be released)
  • All Lower Level Perks
Stunt Pilot Level
$50 or more per month 0 patrons

First of all, wow! Thank you for the support and trust. This will help us add some serious aerobatic action:

  • Receive an exclusive Chicken Wings Patch
  • Monthly one hour Skype session (communal) with Mike & Stef
  • All Lower Level Perks
Supersonic Level
$100 or more per month 0 patrons

Chuck is flying celebratory rolls and loops with excitement over this level of support! And the perks are adding up:

  • Every year we will create something for you: A custom comic strip made to your idea, a custom drawn picture or logo, a custom made t-shirt or hoodie ... We're also open to suggestions and negotiations.
  • Monthly 30 min one on one Skype session with Mike, Stefan or both (“Ask me anything”)
  • All Lower Level Perks
Lightspeed Level
$200 or more per month 0 patrons

With this tier we are going to accelerate this crazy new program to a whole new level. Let us extend our gratitude for believing in us. More benefits include:

  • Three Month Mark: You will appear as a cameo or character in one of our animated shorts or episodes (6 character limit - first come first serve)
  • 6 Month Mark: Co- Producer Credits for our animations 
  • All Lower Level Perks
Howard Hughes Level
$500 or more per month 0 patrons

HOLY MOLY! You're a big time investor! We will now consider you a producer of animated chickens. We know this is everyone's dream growing up. Even though the fedora is not included in this level you will receive the following benefits:

  • Producer Credits for our animation videos
  • Actual involvement in our producing process (i.e. preview scripts and storyboards, being involved in production calls etc.)
  • All Lower Level Perks
Goals
$152 of $4,000 per month
When we reach this first milestone, we will release an animated short every month.
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Hello! We are Mike and Stefan Strasser and we have been drawing a comic series about flying chickens for over 15 years now. It has been an amazing ride keeping our small airline "Roost Air" running for as long as it has. One of our dreams from the very beginning has always been turning the shenanigans of our characters into animated cartoons. Animation has come a long way since our heroes Chuck and Julio set out on their first feathered adventure and with printed media disappearing fast we have decided to embark on this new ambitious mission to make them walk, talk, and most importantly fly.
Another plan is to keep all of this ad-free so we are turning towards crowd funding.
And this is where you come in. Help us grow the coop! We know you want this as much as we do. We've been hearing many requests to do something like this for many years now.

With your support we can free up some time within Stef's busy work day. Our biggest hurdle has always been finding the time to do the grunt work. As you might know, we're not short of ideas and many of you have helped us out bringing us new ones over the years. The more money we can raise, the more other projects currently paying Stef's bills he will be able to drop in order to dedicate more time helping Chuck take off and Julio deal with the aftermath. The idea is to free up a few hours at first and produce a small number of animated shorts we can pass around the coop for feedback and to share among friends.

When we reach a certain level of monthly income, Stefan can dial back all of his other work that distracts him from Chicken Wings. And if we reach an even higher level, we will be able to hire artists to help us with the creation of our shorts. As you know, and they have been saying this since the medieval times: It takes a village to create really good animation.
Writing, storyboarding, rigging, animating, voices, lighting, sound mixing, and engineering, cutting … there is a reason why the credits at the end of animation movies are usually half as long as the movie itself.

Now, obviously we don’t expect everyone to just throw money at us because we’re awesome. We have come up with incentives for you to sweeten the deal of our cooperation. Please take a look at our goals, hopes, and dreams below to help you decide if and on which level you want to support the renovation of Roost-Air. We all know Hans can’t afford it. Maybe you can?! Join the coop and become a sponsor of "Chicken Wings"!

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Tiers
Airport Bum Level
$2 or more per month 3 patrons

Join us monthly for less than a dozen of eggs at Roost Air's home airport and hang out with our chickens. Airport bums will receive the following perks:

  • Early access to our videos
  • Receive an immediate (and continuous) 2% discount on everything in our online shops
Julio's Support Group Level
$5 or more per month 13 patrons

Help out Julio on his journey to keep things running.

  • Gains access to our monthly exclusive bonus strip.
  • Free access to PDFs of our books
  • Receive an immediate (and continuous) 5% discount on everything in our online shops
  • All Lower Level Perks
Hangar del Chuck Level
$10 or more per month 5 patrons

When you start hanging out with Chuck, some great benefits start kicking in. Here is what Chuck's hustle will get you:

  • Receive an immediate and continuous 10% discount on everything in our online shops
  • Get access to our “backstage area” where we will upload storyboards, scripts  and other stuff
  • Two Month Mark: Receive a free signed copy of each new book we publish
  • All Lower Level Perks
Pilot Bar Level
$15 or more per month 3 patrons

Join us at the pilot bar where our chickens are letting loose and talk pilot stories. Starting at this level:

  • Signup-Bonus: Receive a free book of your choice (a book we currently publish)
  • Receive an immediate and continuous 15% discount on everything in our online shops
  • Receive a free t-shirt of every new shirt design we come up with.
  • All Lower Level Perks
Chuck's Homebuild Chapter Level
$25 or more per month 0 patrons

Now we are seriously starting to build a few things. And fear not, Chuck isn't actually involved in the building process, but Stef is. Perks:

  • Receive and immediate and continuous 25% discount on everything in our online shops.
  • Stef will draw you one personalized Social Media Icon every year
  • Six Month Mark: Receive one Original Limited Edition Collectable “Signed & Numbered” Print of one of our comic strips of your choice (only 5 comic strips of each number will be released)
  • All Lower Level Perks
Stunt Pilot Level
$50 or more per month 0 patrons

First of all, wow! Thank you for the support and trust. This will help us add some serious aerobatic action:

  • Receive an exclusive Chicken Wings Patch
  • Monthly one hour Skype session (communal) with Mike & Stef
  • All Lower Level Perks
Supersonic Level
$100 or more per month 0 patrons

Chuck is flying celebratory rolls and loops with excitement over this level of support! And the perks are adding up:

  • Every year we will create something for you: A custom comic strip made to your idea, a custom drawn picture or logo, a custom made t-shirt or hoodie ... We're also open to suggestions and negotiations.
  • Monthly 30 min one on one Skype session with Mike, Stefan or both (“Ask me anything”)
  • All Lower Level Perks
Lightspeed Level
$200 or more per month 0 patrons

With this tier we are going to accelerate this crazy new program to a whole new level. Let us extend our gratitude for believing in us. More benefits include:

  • Three Month Mark: You will appear as a cameo or character in one of our animated shorts or episodes (6 character limit - first come first serve)
  • 6 Month Mark: Co- Producer Credits for our animations 
  • All Lower Level Perks
Howard Hughes Level
$500 or more per month 0 patrons

HOLY MOLY! You're a big time investor! We will now consider you a producer of animated chickens. We know this is everyone's dream growing up. Even though the fedora is not included in this level you will receive the following benefits:

  • Producer Credits for our animation videos
  • Actual involvement in our producing process (i.e. preview scripts and storyboards, being involved in production calls etc.)
  • All Lower Level Perks