Aloha, and welcome to the TIKI TROUBLE graphic storybook.
First, I want to say mahalo and thank you to the Kickstarter community for making the initial printing of this book a reality.
TIKI TROUBLE is a story of heroic transformation. When a phobia-plagued insurance adjuster, Brewster Williams, is shanghaied to a remote South Seas island, an evil shaman’s curse turns him into a one foot-high Tiki doll. Brewster must fight against all fear to save a pair of native princesses in order to switch his body back. The book is designed for an estimated 48 pages of heart-warming, humorous and adventure-filled visual storytelling art, displayed in a luscious large format hardcover book with over-sized pages of illustrated storytelling. Designed to be in the vein of those beautiful large illustrated storybooks of the 1950’s.
We wanted to go back to that beautiful format of those gorgeous over-sized golden books from the 1950’s, and not only enjoy the story and the characters, but also immerse ourselves in the visual exploration of this adventure through a large format book. So that’s what we want to do here. The story will fit into this beautiful hardback illustrated book for all ages.
The story and art for this original special project are already being produced, based on one of our feature film scripts that has been developed. I have been entrenched in the animation and filmmaking industry for over 20 years. I know – and many of you may know – what a monumental task it is to launch a feature film. So we want to share this story with the world in a format that we can make available right now.
Looking forward to the storybook but can't wait for some Tiki content?
Check out the now available Visual Development Art book to tide you over.
Glimpse some behind-the-scenes visual development artwork, a collection of sketches and storyboards along with a plethora of character beats including a test piece of character animation. The art here represents elements that make up the original story entitled “Tiki Trouble.” At its inception, “Tiki Trouble” began as a short story passion project that grew into a large multi-part adventure series that ultimately expanded into a feature film script. This “art of” book includes numerous story moments and variations that the project’s storytelling process undertook. A version of the tale is being produced as an illustrated adventure book thanks to the wonderful backers of “Tiki Trouble”! Hope you enjoy this exclusive “art of” book.