Childs Play - Hobbies and Props is creating Comic Book Series, Props, Art
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Hello, I am Kyla Childs. Childs Play - Hobbies and Props is a husband and wife team who paint Nerf and Nerf like guns to resemble weapons inspired by various video games, comics, movies, and tv shows. We created a Patreon to help fund our project - Background Radiation.

My husband and I were both born and raised in Nova Scotia and have been together for a little over 5 years now. We met through LARP ( Live Action Role play ) and gravitated towards each other based on mutual friends and interests.

Though Mike's background is a little more technical than artistic, he's always had a knack for making weapons and decorations from wood and other materials. He's worked as an automotive tech for 6 years and has been with the military for 2 years now as an air structure tech. He mostly handles repairs and modifications with our product, but has an amazing eye for detail and is able to quickly engineer his way around problems or flaws.

My background has always been artistic. I've been drawing and designing for as long as I can remember and though painting was never my go to, I have learned a lot through trial and error. When Mike and I first started dating I got into Warhammer miniature painting as I loved the figures for D&D. From there, I began to paint my own props for cosplay.

'Background Radiation' was never really something we had in mind when we started Childs Play. It wasn't until recently that I got the idea for a silly little comic in my head. Desperate for stock photos for business cards, I reached out to a friend who wore an amazing 'Fallout' inspired costume to my recent birthday party. He agreed to pose for photos while in costume, holding the props. Another friend who loves the Tunnel Snakes from Fallout began to style himself to look more and more like the group members, and when I asked him about joining for photoshoots, he happily agreed! Soon, a female friend inquired about joining in on the fun and as I was trying to think of a way to add her to the growing group, the first spark of a comic idea began. After a few months of fine tuning, costume designing, writing, casting, and discussion, 'Background Radiation' was set in motion.

The project is currently funded out of pocket and running through the help and love of my friends who agreed to volunteer. I want to see this project grow and flourish but it is difficult on a tight pocket. Any and all donations from Patreons will go directly into the project!

Tiers
Raider
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Our undying appreciation and a shout out in the chapter you helped fund!
Gunner
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Exclusive Behind the Scenes photos and videos! Plus previous Tier rewards.
Bloodied
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Exclusive Story Board Previews and an invite to the Discord Server!  When we do a chapter, we start with a script, move to story boarding, then shoot! You'll see how the next chapter will be laid out before it's even photographed!  Plus previous Tier rewards.  
Radiation
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Exclusive, Monthly, SIGNED 5x7 Gloss Prints!  Plus previous Tier rewards. 
Nuclear
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
 Q&A Entries and Character Dialog suggestions! Ask your favourite characters or BTS staff anything you want and they will answer it on video! You may also suggest dialog to be used in the comic! You can ask a question AND suggest dialog once a month each!  Plus previous Tier rewards.  
Wastelander
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
 Entered into MONTHLY Prop Draws! Draw will be done at the end of every month and shipped within a week!  Plus previous Tier rewards.  
Goals
$0 of $150 per month
If we are able to reach $150, this will allow us to rent a storage unit for larger props and help pay for gas for us to all get to shoot locations!
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Hello, I am Kyla Childs. Childs Play - Hobbies and Props is a husband and wife team who paint Nerf and Nerf like guns to resemble weapons inspired by various video games, comics, movies, and tv shows. We created a Patreon to help fund our project - Background Radiation.

My husband and I were both born and raised in Nova Scotia and have been together for a little over 5 years now. We met through LARP ( Live Action Role play ) and gravitated towards each other based on mutual friends and interests.

Though Mike's background is a little more technical than artistic, he's always had a knack for making weapons and decorations from wood and other materials. He's worked as an automotive tech for 6 years and has been with the military for 2 years now as an air structure tech. He mostly handles repairs and modifications with our product, but has an amazing eye for detail and is able to quickly engineer his way around problems or flaws.

My background has always been artistic. I've been drawing and designing for as long as I can remember and though painting was never my go to, I have learned a lot through trial and error. When Mike and I first started dating I got into Warhammer miniature painting as I loved the figures for D&D. From there, I began to paint my own props for cosplay.

'Background Radiation' was never really something we had in mind when we started Childs Play. It wasn't until recently that I got the idea for a silly little comic in my head. Desperate for stock photos for business cards, I reached out to a friend who wore an amazing 'Fallout' inspired costume to my recent birthday party. He agreed to pose for photos while in costume, holding the props. Another friend who loves the Tunnel Snakes from Fallout began to style himself to look more and more like the group members, and when I asked him about joining for photoshoots, he happily agreed! Soon, a female friend inquired about joining in on the fun and as I was trying to think of a way to add her to the growing group, the first spark of a comic idea began. After a few months of fine tuning, costume designing, writing, casting, and discussion, 'Background Radiation' was set in motion.

The project is currently funded out of pocket and running through the help and love of my friends who agreed to volunteer. I want to see this project grow and flourish but it is difficult on a tight pocket. Any and all donations from Patreons will go directly into the project!

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Tiers
Raider
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Our undying appreciation and a shout out in the chapter you helped fund!
Gunner
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Exclusive Behind the Scenes photos and videos! Plus previous Tier rewards.
Bloodied
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Exclusive Story Board Previews and an invite to the Discord Server!  When we do a chapter, we start with a script, move to story boarding, then shoot! You'll see how the next chapter will be laid out before it's even photographed!  Plus previous Tier rewards.  
Radiation
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Exclusive, Monthly, SIGNED 5x7 Gloss Prints!  Plus previous Tier rewards. 
Nuclear
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
 Q&A Entries and Character Dialog suggestions! Ask your favourite characters or BTS staff anything you want and they will answer it on video! You may also suggest dialog to be used in the comic! You can ask a question AND suggest dialog once a month each!  Plus previous Tier rewards.  
Wastelander
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
 Entered into MONTHLY Prop Draws! Draw will be done at the end of every month and shipped within a week!  Plus previous Tier rewards.