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Friday, November 7, 2014

Makers of “Jupiter Strong” African American Children’s Book Series Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Fund Future Animated Show

Jupiter Strong

Charlotte, NC — The makers of the popular Jupiter Strong book series, which follows a young girl Jupiter on her many adventures, have launched a Kickstarter campaign entitled #TVTakeover to help fund a future animated television series.

The popular series for African American children, available in paperback and e-book, was created by Frank Edwards and Kelly Abel, who set out to make a high quality children’s book series that was able to be both educational and interesting. After much preparation, character building, and publishing, the first installment in the series was released entitled Jupiter Strong and the Lunch Lion.

The Jupiter Strong creators comment, “We loved the project and took great pride in our contribution to diverse children’s literature, but had no idea that our efforts would be so well received.” The “L0opsters” (a term of endearment for a Jupiter Strong fan) demanded a second installment in the series, and their demands were met. There are currently four Jupiter Strong books available, and the emails have begun flooding in from fans, demanding a television cartoon.

Frank Edwards and Kelly Abel hope to deliver a Jupiter Strong animated television series to their faithful “L0opsters.” They have created a Kickstarter campaign to help offset some of the costs associated with creating the new television series. The campaign is entitled #TVTakeover and officially launched on November 1 2014. They are planning to meet their goal of $26,000 by December 7 2014. With the help of the Kickstarter campaign, the pilot episode is marked for a November 2015 release.

The Jupiter Strong Kickstarter campaign offers many tiers of rewards depending on the amount that individuals are able to pledge. Donations of all amounts are appreciated and can range from $1 to $2500. One of the most anticipated rewards is the Jupiter Strong limited edition Jup’s Loops cereal and bowl set. This is the first time in world history that an African American cartoon girl character is featured on her own cereal box.

The “L0opsters” or Jupiter Strong fan base is ever growing and as of October 2014, the Jupiter Strong Facebook page had over 18,700 likes. With so much support coming from all over the world, it is expected that the #TVTakeover campaign will become extremely successful. Finally, entertainment and education meet while offering positive imagery of the African-American family! Be a part of history and pledge a donation today!

For more information regarding the #TVTakeover campaign, and to see the video everyone is talking about visit: www.kickstarter.com/projects/261912626/jupiter-strong-and-the-tv-takeover

To learn more about the Jupiter Strong book series visit: www.jupiterstrong.com.

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Twitter: www.twitter.com/jupiter_strong

Frank Edwards

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