Voyage Trekkers star in anti-smoking PSA spoofs

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VT PSA Still 8 Take A StandVoyage Trekkers are going legit!  Over the past few months we’ve been working on a secret project with the ad agency RIESTER and STAND (Students Taking A New Direction), Arizona’s statewide anti-tobacco youth coalition, to produce a series of comedy spots starring the worst starship crew in the galaxy!

“Voyage Trekkers To The Rescue” is a satire of the old, stiff PSAs we all saw when we were kids. They’ll be fun, irreverent, and with the exact same style of humor you’d expect from the web series.

These commercials will feature the Voyage Trekkers crew who are on a mission to stop kids from smoking (possibly due to community service, it’s hinted) and educating people throughout the galaxy about it’s dangers. They’ll spoof all the tropes and situations of these PSAs, and the characters themselves being their normal ridiculous selves, but not at the expense of the message.

We’ve been working with some fantastic people at RIESTER and STAND, and the whole thing has been a heck of a lot of fun.  We can’t wait to show you these … and you shouldn’t have too wait long … expect them to hit the web early next year!

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Voyage Trekkers The Movie – Campaign Launched!

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Campaign Characters_650The comedy web series about the worst starship crew in the galaxy is turning into a movie!

It’s been a long time in the making, we’ve been writing the script for over a year now, but I’m proud to finally announce that we’re making a Voyage Trekkers movie — and our campaign is now live on Indiegogo!

It’s scary territory for sure, but I’m also so energized and excited about the future.  Please take a look at our campaign, we can’t do this project without the help from our audience.

Here’s also a look at some of the cool rewards we’re offering as part of the campaign (…and yes, that’s a board game at the bottom!!!).

 

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Voyage Trekkers: Live!

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Okay, so we did something a little nutty … but hey, that’s what life is for!  We joined forces with the National Comedy Theatre of Phoenix to create a live, half-hour, improvised episode of Voyage Trekkers with audience participation.

Commander Powell (Logan Blackwell) and Dr. Rena (Gabrielle Van Buren) visit an alien world, fraught with conflict, to complete their new mission … sell Galactic Union timeshares!

Voyage Trekkers Nominated for IAWTV Award

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IAWTVstatic.squarespace.comWe’re happy to announce that Voyage Trekkers has been nominated by the International Academy of Web Television for Best Makeup/Special Effects.

The IAWTV Awards is an official web television industry awards ceremony created by content creators, for content creators.  The awards will be held at CES in Las Vegas on January 7th.

Congratulations to our crew, Nathan Stipes and Mark Greenawalt, who are up for the award.  Here’s a sample of their awesome work below.  Also, kudos to the other nominees, many of whom are friends of ours:  Standard Action, Zombie Orpheus Entertaiment – Gamers: Hands of Fate, Fallout: Nuka Break, and One Hit Die.

INFO the Robot, played by Craig Curtis, created by Nathan Stipes and team.

INFO the Robot, played by Craig Curtis, created by Nathan Stipes and team.

Tara Hutchison plays Lt. Rigel.  Make up and photo by Mark Greenawalt

Tara Hutchison plays Lt. Rigel. Make up and photo by Mark Greenawalt

 

The Charitable Anthology Is Now Out!

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“Cover C” for the Charitable Anthology

The Thunder Frog Studios Charitable Anthology, featuring the 10 page Voyage Trekkers comic, is now on sale!  We’re proud to be apart of this amazing project, which feature stories from other cool web series, because all profits benefit the Children’s Hospital of Seattle.  So not only do you get to have a physical Voyage Trekkers comic in your hands but you’ll be helping out kids in need as well!

Check Out The Charitable Anthology with the Exclusive Voyage Trekkers Cover!

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Interview with Voyage Trekkers Comic Artist Mimi Schuy

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The ten-page issue of the Voyage Trekkers comic, which is part of Thunder Frog Studios’ Charitable Anthology (for more info you can read the previous ‘Info on the Voyage Trekkers Comic’ post here), is almost here!  We talked with artist Mimi Schuy who drew the Voyage Trekkers issue.


Mimi 179773_10200706201203126_1316186890_nFirst, tell us a bit about yourself — who are you and what do you do?

I’m a recent graduate at Western Washington University. I majored in Design with a focus in New Media. I also have a love for illustration though, digital illustration in particular, so I’ve taught myself how to draw and paint in photoshop through observation and various tutorials on the web.

How did you get involved with this project?

I had a booth selling art at Emerald City Comic Con with a couple of my friends, Carmela Yu and Taylor Anderson. Woody Arnold from Thunder Frog Studios was going by the booths introducing the Charitable Anthology project. We got in contact a couple weeks later and he paired me up with Voyage Trekkers.

This project introduced you to Voyage Trekkers. Now that you’re familiar with the show what’s your favorite part about it?

Voyage Trekkers is an impressive web series. It’s funny, has good acting, and the sets are well made. The production has increased a lot from season one to season two. I find it enjoyable not only to watch VT for it’s humor, but to also watch as the series changes and improves.

Do you have a favorite episode?

If I were to pick a favorite, I think Language Barrier is my favorite episode.


Was there a character that you enjoyed to draw the most?

Lt. Jayda. I enjoy his character and there’s something about his sad face that I find endearing.

Where can people check out your work?

You can find me at Mimischuy.com or on my tumblr at mimisketch.tumblr.com

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