Lightning Dogs

is creating a sci-fi animated series about dogs on a post-apocalyptic Earth.




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About 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.

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.

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.

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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Join The Pack + Early Release
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  • Join The Pack: You'll get a shout out on Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw'dcast when you join up.
  • Early Access: podcast episodes before their release  

Plus you'll get all the latest Lightning Dogs updates!

Enter the Wasteland
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 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!)
  • Digital Tomes: There's a ton of art and writing  that's going into Lightning Dogs, and when we compile it, it's yours.  This includes gratis digital copies of Lightning Dogs Sketchbook One  (and any future volumes) as well as production documents like story bibles.
  • Outtakes: Selections of extended discussions and non-essential (but hilarious) nonsense from the cutting room floor
  •  30% off our TeePublic store via a monthly code  
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 Everything above, plus:  

  • Hangouts: Access to a monthly online hangout with the Lightning Dogs crew. Ask anything, learn EVERYTHING. Plus get access to all archived past Hangouts. 
  • 30% off our TeePublic store via a monthly code  
Includes Discord rewards
Podcast Producer
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Everything above, plus: 


  • Credited Producer: You're helping bring the Lightning Dogs dream to life in a major way. You're a producer, baby! We'll list you in the on-air credits of The Official Paw'dcast as a producer of the show. Classy. 
  •  30% off our TeePublic store via a monthly code 
Includes Discord rewards
$178 of $200 per month

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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