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Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Launches ‘The Von Dingles’ Kickstarter

Seth Green and John Harvatine have teamed up with Macroverse and artist Patrick Williams on a new Halloween project, bringing their graphic novel direct to fans, kicking off with a stop-motion short - and tons of images - to introduce audiences to the world of some cute, talking eggs. 

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios has teamed up with Macroverse and artist Patrick Williams, alongside Seth Green (Family Guy, Robot Chicken) and John Harvatine (Robot Chicken, Crossing Swords), on a new Halloween project, “The Von Dingles,” an 88-page graphic novel taking audiences into the world of the Von Dingles with all the “drama, pathos, tragedy, love, poignancy, and heroism that are inherent with cute talking eggs.”

“Ever since I was a kid, I wondered what happened to Easter eggs that were left behind and never found,” shared Harvatine. “I imagined their story and adventures being told as a comic book, and even tried doing stop-motion with eggs on my camcorder (terrible idea). Now that I’m older and wiser I know the truth: they grow arms, legs, faces, and hide from humans. They also wear cute clothes, have skilled jobs, and are obsessed with making scrumptious foods with their favorite thing in the world, Von Dingle berries!”

Added Harvatine, “Stoopid Buddy Stoodios has graciously accepted the responsibility of sharing the Von Dingles’ story with YOU, going to comics!”

This is the story of Clark, who’s different from the other eggs in the Hidden Valley of the Von Dingles. For starters, he has no face or arms; he’s just a little egg with legs. And even though no one has ever left the village, Clark dreams of a bigger world out there. So, when the evil Pecker Egg attacks the village with his robot army and an age-old vendetta against the Valley, Clark is the one who rises to the occasion! Along with his two best friends, Brittle and Vigor, Clark sets off on the adventure of a lifetime, leaving the comforts of home behind to face Pecker at his headquarters, a super-scary robot factory sitting on a distant mountaintop.

The group has launched a Kickstarter, bringing this project directly to fans (previous projects include Blark and Son and Dominion X with Steve Aoki).

Check out the original stop-motion animated short created to launch the Kickstarter:

Learn more about the Kickstarter here.

Source: Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

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