Chance Raspberry is creating Little Billy: World's First Animated Series About Special Needs!
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My name is Chance Raspberry. I'm an independent creator and veteran lead animator for The Simpsons. In my spare time, I have created the world's first animated series about life with Special Needs based on my own life growing up with Tourette Syndrome. Despite these wonderful successes, the inconsistent and unpredictable world of professional studio art definitely keeps me on my toes. Seasonal layoffs and random hiatuses make it necessary for me to generate alternative forms of income while (and for) developing my project. Enter Patreon!

The ideal scenario for a production like this is self-reliance. That is, to get paid simply for working on the project just like any other full-time job. That's where you and Patreon come in! Unlike other sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Patreon has no end-dates, deadlines, or minimum goal requirements. Think of this Patreon page as an endless crowdfunding platform where "Patrons" can pledge to contribute monthly for various, ongoing Rewards...or just to support the project.

What's the project? It's my original animated series, Little Billy. Inspired by my own childhood growing up with Tourette Syndrome, Little Billy is the ultimate nostalgia cartoon about life with Special Needs. The classic 2D traditional cartoons of animation's Golden Age and family sitcoms from the 1980s are the creative influence behind it. It's a real cartoon about real people! The project began in 1999 as a series of doodles and ideas. Now, over 15 years later, it has seen the success of two crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo! It has also gained the love and support of many Special Needs communities, most notably TSA (The Tourette Association of America.)

About The Series: Meet Billy Harper...the most hyperactive child in the world! As the sun sets over 1980's suburban America, the decade that gave rise to Generation Rx is about to come face to face with Patient Zero! The Simpsons lead animator, Chance Raspberry, invites you to be yourself, embrace what makes you different, and rediscover the heart, adventure, and magic of childhood like never before! It's the show you missed...that never existed. Until now! It's Little Billy, the world's first and only animated series about life with Special Needs!

"People hear 'Special Needs' and immediately think 'Educational', hence boring, or 'Niche', hence 'I don't have Special Needs so this doesn't apply to me...I won't get or enjoy it.' This aspect of Little Billy is just one of the key ingredients that make the series stand out and unique. It's not a show about life with SPECIAL NEEDS; it's a show about LIFE told through the eyes of a family conquering Special Needs. The '80s nostalgia, animation quality, story, adventure, and universal heart of Little Billy all play equally important roles. The Special Needs layer of the series is just the icing on the cake." - Chance Raspberry

Billy's Condition: Growing up with Tourette Syndrome, my tics always varied. I never came close to the swearing, screaming, stereotyped version of Tourettes (still) portrayed in mainstream media - my greatest attribute was my energy! I was fearless and relentless. I never stopped. My parents would carry me everywhere because the second they put me down, I was gone! Cliffs, swimming pools, and other mortal childhood dangers were no match for my brazen curiosity and wild, untamed spirit.

I was also a very sensitive, emotional child - I felt very strongly and deeply about everything. I still do. Even '80s TV commercials for dog food or Happy Meals™ could (and did) make me cry. The unique specifics above are precisely why I created Billy's fictitious condition:

UHS (Ultra Hyper Sensitivity) - A medically rare, neurological condition caused by enlarged, overactive adrenal glands and a shortage of reuptake inhibitors (RI) resulting in hazardous, potentially destructive levels of excess adrenaline. All senses and sensory triggers, both physical and emotional, are peaked. In extreme cases, patients have been known to experience and exhibit superhuman amounts of energy.

By inventing a neurodiversity for Billy instead of just giving him Tourettes or an existing one (which society has already labeled), I've made Little Billy a universal character and series that anyone can relate to. No fan, friend, or audience member will ever feel left or singled out. Regardless of our conditions, situations, or lack thereof, we can all enjoy and identify with Little Billy because we've all been Billy at some point in life. If you're not like the other kids...he's just like you!

Will existing Special Needs be represented on the show? YES! Tourettes, ADD, ADHD, OCD, Autism, and all other neurodiversities that inspired the greatness of Little Billy will be portrayed by one or more of the show's loveable characters. It's all '80s so it's all heart!

Why pledge? As much as I'd love to freely give all my time and energy to Little Billy, I've also got to pay the bills. By pledging, you will not only be making this project possible by allowing me to work on it exclusively with pay, you will also be:

1. Receiving one or more of the listed Rewards (directly below)
2. Making history by raising awareness through animation
3. Helping to produce and distribute animation of the highest quality
4. Allowing the content to be created for and released directly to you
5. Contributing to the return of a Golden Age appeal to entertainment
6. Uniting the world by erasing the line between "different" and "normal"

Thank you! Your support means everything to me and truly makes all the difference. YOU make this project possible! If you have any questions about this project, its current state, or its future, please pledge and visit the FAQs page on LittleBilly.com. Thank you again and God bless!

All Content TM ©® 1999-2018 Chance Raspberry. All Rights Reserved.
Rewards
STAY TOONED!
$1 or more per month 18 patrons
  • An official VIP subscription to Little Billy's Newsletter!
  • A private VIP link to stream completed installments of Little Billy
  • Chance and Billy's endless gratitude for your support
GET INVOLVED!
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
  • All of the above, plus...
  • An official Promo-Pack download you can enjoy and share to help promote Little Billy
  • A private VIP download link for new Little Billy art and wallpaper!
LITTLE BILLY FAN CLUB #1
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
"JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP"


  • All of the above, plus...
  • Private, Member-Only access to online video discussions about Chance's own life with a neurodiversity!
  • Private, Member-Only access to Little Billy's official email address: Ask and receive direct answers to your questions, contribute suggestions for the Little Billy series, and share your own stories, art, and ideas!
LITTLE BILLY FAN CLUB #2
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
"BASIC MEMBERSHIP"


  • All of the above, plus...
  • A full Basic Membership to the Little Billy Fan Club, which includes:
  • Private, Member-Only access to Little Billy's official Production Vault: Watch the series come to life in real time via full-color cartoon clips, animation pencil tests, production layouts, concept art, storyboards, and scripts!
  • Private, Member-Only access to Behind-The-Scenes livestreams, videos, and podcasts discussing and demonstrating the traditional animation process from script to screen!
LITTLE BILLY FAN CLUB #3
$15 or more per month 1 patron
"PRO MEMBERSHIP"


  • All of the above, plus...
  • A full Pro Membership to the Little Billy Fan Club, which includes:
  • Member-Only access to download and own Little Billy video files!
  • Member-Only access to all future Little Billy video, audio, and other downloads!
  • Don't just stream Little Billy's content...possess the actual media files!
LITTLE BILLY FAN CLUB #4
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
"MASTER MEMBERSHIP"


  • All of the above, plus...
  • Early, Member-Only access to all Little Billy products, sales, and "Master Discounts" (10-25% OFF!)
  • FOR THE ARTISTS: Member-Only access to Master Class tutorial videos on the How-To's of traditional animation in a digital world!
  • A one-time (not monthly) Member-Only download link to the Super Power album "Old Souls...Young Hearts" (contains all 10 album tracks and 2 Bonus Tracks, including the Little Billy Theme Song!)
LITTLE BILLY FAN CLUB #5
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
"VETERAN MEMBERSHIP"


  • All of the above, plus...
  • Member-Only access to Little Billy's "Vintage Vault": music, video, and art downloads to the MAX from the raddest realms of the past (including 1980's commercial media you never new existed!) Let Little Billy show you what you missed during your favorite decade and rediscover your childhood like never before!
  • Your name in the "Special Thanks" end credits of every complete Little Billy installment
LITTLE BILLY FAN CLUB #6
$30 or more per month 3 patrons
"CREATOR MEMBERSHIP"


  • All of the above, plus...
  • Member-Only access to the actual project files, studio masks, media tools, custom filters, and unique textures used to create the media and world of Little Billy!
  • Download in the latest PSD and AEP formats!
  • Your name in the "Production Crew" end credits of every complete Little Billy installment
Goals
$119 of $200 per month
As this goal is met, I can further expand Little Billy's audience by creating fun products like art, wallpaper, posters, and calendars.
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My name is Chance Raspberry. I'm an independent creator and veteran lead animator for The Simpsons. In my spare time, I have created the world's first animated series about life with Special Needs based on my own life growing up with Tourette Syndrome. Despite these wonderful successes, the inconsistent and unpredictable world of professional studio art definitely keeps me on my toes. Seasonal layoffs and random hiatuses make it necessary for me to generate alternative forms of income while (and for) developing my project. Enter Patreon!

The ideal scenario for a production like this is self-reliance. That is, to get paid simply for working on the project just like any other full-time job. That's where you and Patreon come in! Unlike other sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Patreon has no end-dates, deadlines, or minimum goal requirements. Think of this Patreon page as an endless crowdfunding platform where "Patrons" can pledge to contribute monthly for various, ongoing Rewards...or just to support the project.

What's the project? It's my original animated series, Little Billy. Inspired by my own childhood growing up with Tourette Syndrome, Little Billy is the ultimate nostalgia cartoon about life with Special Needs. The classic 2D traditional cartoons of animation's Golden Age and family sitcoms from the 1980s are the creative influence behind it. It's a real cartoon about real people! The project began in 1999 as a series of doodles and ideas. Now, over 15 years later, it has seen the success of two crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo! It has also gained the love and support of many Special Needs communities, most notably TSA (The Tourette Association of America.)

About The Series: Meet Billy Harper...the most hyperactive child in the world! As the sun sets over 1980's suburban America, the decade that gave rise to Generation Rx is about to come face to face with Patient Zero! The Simpsons lead animator, Chance Raspberry, invites you to be yourself, embrace what makes you different, and rediscover the heart, adventure, and magic of childhood like never before! It's the show you missed...that never existed. Until now! It's Little Billy, the world's first and only animated series about life with Special Needs!

"People hear 'Special Needs' and immediately think 'Educational', hence boring, or 'Niche', hence 'I don't have Special Needs so this doesn't apply to me...I won't get or enjoy it.' This aspect of Little Billy is just one of the key ingredients that make the series stand out and unique. It's not a show about life with SPECIAL NEEDS; it's a show about LIFE told through the eyes of a family conquering Special Needs. The '80s nostalgia, animation quality, story, adventure, and universal heart of Little Billy all play equally important roles. The Special Needs layer of the series is just the icing on the cake." - Chance Raspberry

Billy's Condition: Growing up with Tourette Syndrome, my tics always varied. I never came close to the swearing, screaming, stereotyped version of Tourettes (still) portrayed in mainstream media - my greatest attribute was my energy! I was fearless and relentless. I never stopped. My parents would carry me everywhere because the second they put me down, I was gone! Cliffs, swimming pools, and other mortal childhood dangers were no match for my brazen curiosity and wild, untamed spirit.

I was also a very sensitive, emotional child - I felt very strongly and deeply about everything. I still do. Even '80s TV commercials for dog food or Happy Meals™ could (and did) make me cry. The unique specifics above are precisely why I created Billy's fictitious condition:

UHS (Ultra Hyper Sensitivity) - A medically rare, neurological condition caused by enlarged, overactive adrenal glands and a shortage of reuptake inhibitors (RI) resulting in hazardous, potentially destructive levels of excess adrenaline. All senses and sensory triggers, both physical and emotional, are peaked. In extreme cases, patients have been known to experience and exhibit superhuman amounts of energy.

By inventing a neurodiversity for Billy instead of just giving him Tourettes or an existing one (which society has already labeled), I've made Little Billy a universal character and series that anyone can relate to. No fan, friend, or audience member will ever feel left or singled out. Regardless of our conditions, situations, or lack thereof, we can all enjoy and identify with Little Billy because we've all been Billy at some point in life. If you're not like the other kids...he's just like you!

Will existing Special Needs be represented on the show? YES! Tourettes, ADD, ADHD, OCD, Autism, and all other neurodiversities that inspired the greatness of Little Billy will be portrayed by one or more of the show's loveable characters. It's all '80s so it's all heart!

Why pledge? As much as I'd love to freely give all my time and energy to Little Billy, I've also got to pay the bills. By pledging, you will not only be making this project possible by allowing me to work on it exclusively with pay, you will also be:

1. Receiving one or more of the listed Rewards (directly below)
2. Making history by raising awareness through animation
3. Helping to produce and distribute animation of the highest quality
4. Allowing the content to be created for and released directly to you
5. Contributing to the return of a Golden Age appeal to entertainment
6. Uniting the world by erasing the line between "different" and "normal"

Thank you! Your support means everything to me and truly makes all the difference. YOU make this project possible! If you have any questions about this project, its current state, or its future, please pledge and visit the FAQs page on LittleBilly.com. Thank you again and God bless!

All Content TM ©® 1999-2018 Chance Raspberry. All Rights Reserved.

Recent posts by Chance Raspberry

Rewards
STAY TOONED!
$1 or more per month 18 patrons
  • An official VIP subscription to Little Billy's Newsletter!
  • A private VIP link to stream completed installments of Little Billy
  • Chance and Billy's endless gratitude for your support
GET INVOLVED!
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
  • All of the above, plus...
  • An official Promo-Pack download you can enjoy and share to help promote Little Billy
  • A private VIP download link for new Little Billy art and wallpaper!
LITTLE BILLY FAN CLUB #1
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
"JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP"


  • All of the above, plus...
  • Private, Member-Only access to online video discussions about Chance's own life with a neurodiversity!
  • Private, Member-Only access to Little Billy's official email address: Ask and receive direct answers to your questions, contribute suggestions for the Little Billy series, and share your own stories, art, and ideas!
LITTLE BILLY FAN CLUB #2
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
"BASIC MEMBERSHIP"


  • All of the above, plus...
  • A full Basic Membership to the Little Billy Fan Club, which includes:
  • Private, Member-Only access to Little Billy's official Production Vault: Watch the series come to life in real time via full-color cartoon clips, animation pencil tests, production layouts, concept art, storyboards, and scripts!
  • Private, Member-Only access to Behind-The-Scenes livestreams, videos, and podcasts discussing and demonstrating the traditional animation process from script to screen!
LITTLE BILLY FAN CLUB #3
$15 or more per month 1 patron
"PRO MEMBERSHIP"


  • All of the above, plus...
  • A full Pro Membership to the Little Billy Fan Club, which includes:
  • Member-Only access to download and own Little Billy video files!
  • Member-Only access to all future Little Billy video, audio, and other downloads!
  • Don't just stream Little Billy's content...possess the actual media files!
LITTLE BILLY FAN CLUB #4
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
"MASTER MEMBERSHIP"


  • All of the above, plus...
  • Early, Member-Only access to all Little Billy products, sales, and "Master Discounts" (10-25% OFF!)
  • FOR THE ARTISTS: Member-Only access to Master Class tutorial videos on the How-To's of traditional animation in a digital world!
  • A one-time (not monthly) Member-Only download link to the Super Power album "Old Souls...Young Hearts" (contains all 10 album tracks and 2 Bonus Tracks, including the Little Billy Theme Song!)
LITTLE BILLY FAN CLUB #5
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
"VETERAN MEMBERSHIP"


  • All of the above, plus...
  • Member-Only access to Little Billy's "Vintage Vault": music, video, and art downloads to the MAX from the raddest realms of the past (including 1980's commercial media you never new existed!) Let Little Billy show you what you missed during your favorite decade and rediscover your childhood like never before!
  • Your name in the "Special Thanks" end credits of every complete Little Billy installment
LITTLE BILLY FAN CLUB #6
$30 or more per month 3 patrons
"CREATOR MEMBERSHIP"


  • All of the above, plus...
  • Member-Only access to the actual project files, studio masks, media tools, custom filters, and unique textures used to create the media and world of Little Billy!
  • Download in the latest PSD and AEP formats!
  • Your name in the "Production Crew" end credits of every complete Little Billy installment