Ooooh, a Scary Godmother Doll Kickstarter
Posted on August 21, 2013 Posted by John Scalzi 20 Comments
My daughter was a huge fan of The Scary Godmother as she was growing up (and still is, in that teenage way), so when Scary Godmother creator Jill Thompson announced that she was kickstarting a fully articulated fashion doll of the character, I didn’t waste much time signing up so I could get one for Athena. Yes, she is spoiled. But also yes, this is a nice way of both thanking Thompson for creating a character that’s brought happiness to us and supporting her making a living off the people in her head. Everyone wins.
The Scary Godmother Doll Kickstarter has three weeks to go and is a third of the way to being funded, so I thought I’d help boost the signal a bit and direct you folks to go take a look at it, and maybe sign up yourself if you like. The Kickstarter has a bunch of tiers in it, from $1 to $10,000, so you can probably find a level that works for you. Check it out. And if you like it, tell other people about it. I really want it to happen so we can get that doll.
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Scary Godmother is a favorite with my family. I hope that this Kickstarter succeeds.
Way cool. Made a donation & tweeted & FB shared.
Backed it. Spreading the spooktacular gospel far and wide.
Thank you for sharing this. My family is all huge fans of Scary Godmother and I would never have heard about this without you. I will be donating and spreading the word. The real question is; one doll or two????
Years ago I happened to work in the same building where Ms. Thompson had her art studio. Although I only said “Good Morning” to her a few times, she seemed super nice and Scary Godmother is awesome. People should give her money.
Also, I totally believe that origin story on the Kickstarter page because she is the Scary Godmother. Srsly. The first time I actually saw Scary Godmother, I was like, “Hey, she looks just like…” And then I saw the credits.
I can’t wait for it to hit goal so I know I will get my hands on this.
The only Scary Godmother I ever heard of was Harry Dresden’s. Hmm. Will look into this.
I know that Jill Thompson did not contribute any art for the Sandman volume “A Game of You,” but every time I see the cover of Scary Godmother book in the library where I work I have an automatic flashback to the sight of George’s severed face hanging on the wall of Barbie’s apartment.
Strange. I’ve never heard of ‘Scary Godmother’ but I recognized her.
She /does/ look somewhat Burton ish but ehh, whatever, that’s just an artistic style.
Perhaps it would be fun to track donation statistics by time, and have a dot for when this article was activated.
But no dot.
My girls loved SG when they were younger; they dressed up as Scary and Hannah one halloween, and we went to see the stage production of it dressed in costume.
Definitely need to get this one :-)
My five year old son LOVES Scary Godmother. Thanks for highlighting this Kickstarter!
This should be called “Scary Tori Amos Doll.”
Looks to me like this Kickstarter is going to need at least five publicity bumps similar to this Scalzi one to get close to the goal.
I guess that means it’s time for me to try to find out how to contact the local newspaper and suggest a human interest story. Hmm, probably more useful to find the name of a columnist who has done stories about cool stuff in that paper, find the email, and explain what Kickstarter is (I have a very harsh opinion about the local newspaper and it is wrong of me to project that onto their human interest columnists).
>This should be called “Scary Tori Amos Doll.”
Heh heh, hee, No.
Tori usually sings better than Jill Thompson does in “Project Update #7: PMA”
BTW, on that vid, and all other in browser vids? All in browser vids are horrible- I can’t correct the audio for my hearing, I can’t correct the video for my monitor or vision.
I don’t recall which browser it was that her singing in the shower vid worked in.
Uhm. Hey guys, (ohhh! slap me!) Give money and you can get that singing in the shower vid!
I need to win the lottery so I can fund this thing I’ve never heard of before. Fund ALL OF IT.
I noticed a donations bump and found two stories about this.
http://geekdad.com/2013/08/scary-godmother-doll/ was at a place I like.
Needs more publicity for certain success, but is no longer a destined to be a disappointment.
Holy Crap! 498 backers in one day, and the doll is a go.
That thirty-seven thou in one day might be from Neil Gaiman mentioning it on Facebook.