Lightning Dogs are creating a sci-fi animated series about dogs on a post-apocalyptic Earth.
25

patrons

$184
per month

WHO, OR WHAT, ARE THE LIGHTNING DOGS?
They're a pack of anthropomorphic dogs from another world, trapped on a post-apocalyptic Earth, battling the evil Glampire! Armed with special powers and tearing through the Wasteland in their combat-ready vehicles – they fight off Glampire’s minions and keep his vampiric reach from extending to the stars.


THE PLAN
Our goal is to turn Lightning Dogs into an animated series. That’s a long process from script to screen and a challenging journey.

Since this series' accidental creation on an episode of Nerdy Show, we've recorded every session as we continue to develop the characters and the world, and the response has been amazing. Now, in Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw’dcast, we're documenting our entire quest as we break into the world of animation. Maybe we'll end up as an independent web show, maybe we'll get picked up by a studio, but you'll be with us every step of the way - and along the road there'll be comics, scripts, production art, and all kinds of other awesomeness as we create the sci-fi cartoon you've waited your whole life for.

WHO ARE WE?
We’re Cap, Doug, and Tony, best known as the hosts of various podcast series on  The Nerdy Show Network. We’re published illustrators, writers, and professional aficionados of pop culture. Our goal is to make an incredible sci-fi adventure series inspired by our favorite cartoons, movies, action figures, and dog puns. We’ll do whatever it takes to make this dream a reality.

WHY PATREON?
This Patreon will help us ramp up to that lofty goal of becoming an animated series and offer a unified place for fans of Lightning Dogs to connect with us as we continue production. It'll help fund further production artwork, scripts, storyboards, potentially even full animation and voice work.

How serious are we? We're also raising funds to have our pitch bible reviewed by professionals from the animation industry, including Greg Weisman - creator of Gargoyles, co-creator of Young Justice. He's agreed to do it, but he can't do it for free.  We're engineering our lives to be devoted exclusively to Lightning Dogs. If we can raise enough money, Doug has agreed to quit his job and live on only $1000 a month. If that happens we'll be able to release the podcast weekly and double our efforts to bring Lightning Dogs to life in comics, serialized audio dramas, animated shorts, and other mediums.
Tiers
Join The Pack!
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
You'll get a shout out on Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw'dcast when you join up, and your name will officially be added to The Pack (AKA “Thank You section”) on LightningDogs.com

Plus you'll get all the latest Lightning Dogs updates!
Early Access
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
Everything above, plus:
  • Early access: podcast episodes before their release AND other material like story bible pages
  • Digital sketchbooks: occasionally we'll compile and print sketch collections. At this tier all patrons get the digital versions as soon as they're available.
  • Outtakes: Selections of extended discussions and non-essential (but hilarious) nonsense from the cutting room floor. 
The Wasteland Drive-In
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
Everything above, plus:
  • The Wasteland Drive-In: A Patrons-only podcast where we watch and discuss movies that inspire and influence the world of the Lightning Dogs. (Films like: The Man Who Fell To Earth, Wizards, and more - see the coming attractions!)
Hangouts & Archive Materials
$20 or more per month 6 patrons
Everything above, plus: 

 

  • Hangouts: Access to a monthly online hangout with the Lightning Dogs crew. Ask anything, learn EVERYTHING.
  • Complete Lightning Dogs Sketchbooks: You want it ALL. These art collections aren't curated. This is every piece of Lightning Dogs art we have from Tony, Cap, and other contributors to the Lightning Dogs team in high-rez PDFs.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$184 of $200 per month
CONCEPT ART

This helps cover average monthly freelancer assistance in developing Lightning Dogs. For instance, the amazing vehicle designs created by Max Acree.
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WHO, OR WHAT, ARE THE LIGHTNING DOGS?
They're a pack of anthropomorphic dogs from another world, trapped on a post-apocalyptic Earth, battling the evil Glampire! Armed with special powers and tearing through the Wasteland in their combat-ready vehicles – they fight off Glampire’s minions and keep his vampiric reach from extending to the stars.


THE PLAN
Our goal is to turn Lightning Dogs into an animated series. That’s a long process from script to screen and a challenging journey.

Since this series' accidental creation on an episode of Nerdy Show, we've recorded every session as we continue to develop the characters and the world, and the response has been amazing. Now, in Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw’dcast, we're documenting our entire quest as we break into the world of animation. Maybe we'll end up as an independent web show, maybe we'll get picked up by a studio, but you'll be with us every step of the way - and along the road there'll be comics, scripts, production art, and all kinds of other awesomeness as we create the sci-fi cartoon you've waited your whole life for.

WHO ARE WE?
We’re Cap, Doug, and Tony, best known as the hosts of various podcast series on  The Nerdy Show Network. We’re published illustrators, writers, and professional aficionados of pop culture. Our goal is to make an incredible sci-fi adventure series inspired by our favorite cartoons, movies, action figures, and dog puns. We’ll do whatever it takes to make this dream a reality.

WHY PATREON?
This Patreon will help us ramp up to that lofty goal of becoming an animated series and offer a unified place for fans of Lightning Dogs to connect with us as we continue production. It'll help fund further production artwork, scripts, storyboards, potentially even full animation and voice work.

How serious are we? We're also raising funds to have our pitch bible reviewed by professionals from the animation industry, including Greg Weisman - creator of Gargoyles, co-creator of Young Justice. He's agreed to do it, but he can't do it for free.  We're engineering our lives to be devoted exclusively to Lightning Dogs. If we can raise enough money, Doug has agreed to quit his job and live on only $1000 a month. If that happens we'll be able to release the podcast weekly and double our efforts to bring Lightning Dogs to life in comics, serialized audio dramas, animated shorts, and other mediums.

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Tiers
Join The Pack!
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
You'll get a shout out on Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw'dcast when you join up, and your name will officially be added to The Pack (AKA “Thank You section”) on LightningDogs.com

Plus you'll get all the latest Lightning Dogs updates!
Early Access
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
Everything above, plus:
  • Early access: podcast episodes before their release AND other material like story bible pages
  • Digital sketchbooks: occasionally we'll compile and print sketch collections. At this tier all patrons get the digital versions as soon as they're available.
  • Outtakes: Selections of extended discussions and non-essential (but hilarious) nonsense from the cutting room floor. 
The Wasteland Drive-In
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
Everything above, plus:
  • The Wasteland Drive-In: A Patrons-only podcast where we watch and discuss movies that inspire and influence the world of the Lightning Dogs. (Films like: The Man Who Fell To Earth, Wizards, and more - see the coming attractions!)
Hangouts & Archive Materials
$20 or more per month 6 patrons
Everything above, plus: 

 

  • Hangouts: Access to a monthly online hangout with the Lightning Dogs crew. Ask anything, learn EVERYTHING.
  • Complete Lightning Dogs Sketchbooks: You want it ALL. These art collections aren't curated. This is every piece of Lightning Dogs art we have from Tony, Cap, and other contributors to the Lightning Dogs team in high-rez PDFs.
Includes Discord rewards