Yes. We have a fully-moderated forum. No posts are allowed without our personal review. That requires a lot of work from us and we’re a bootstrapped endeavor. If you want to volunteer to be a community manager of just help a bit with the moderation, we’d really appreciate the assistance. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us about yourself and why you want to be a moderator.
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Well, that all depends on your belief system. We do believe in a higher power, and we don’t have any better explanation. Ofer, our creative director, is actually an artist, but none of the rest of us has ever really invented a fictional character before. Apparently, if you get upset enough about a situation, all kinds of ideas come into your brain.
See previous answer.
We came up with Purple and Nine pretty much the same as we came up with the names for the children we gave birth to. Miriam and Rebecca were sitting together and talking and they just made it up. For the record, we each came up with names for our children talking to our respective husbands, not by talking to one another.
Um, maybe. We aren’t educators. We have technology and entrepreneurship backgrounds. We’d like to think that kids will learn something from our comics and video, but we don’t think they need to. We don’t explain much about our technology, but we do provide links for further information and there’s always Google.
Purple and Nine is about creating inspiring role models for children and teaching them “why” technology would be a good career path. We aren’t telling girls (or boys) “you can do it”. Of course they can. But why should they? Why would they want to? Purple and Nine shows examples of how technology can save the world.
We are releasing the first 3 in the summer of 2015. Once we reach our sales targets,. we will put a staff in place to create a comic book every 2 weeks by the end of 2015. It takes some time and funding to ramp up. But hey, if we sell a million comic books, we’ll ramp up a whole lot faster, so spread the word.
See answer above. It takes time to ramp up the company. Buy our stuff! We’ll ramp up faster with more customers! With more customers, an investor might come along and help us grow even faster!
Gangly Sister LLC owns all the rights to Purple and Nine. We are a legal, privately-owned entity incorporated in the United States.
We have no investors at this time. We prioritized creating a product and didn’t take time out for fundraising. We also wanted to preserve 100% of our creative freedom, so we did it all ourselves.
Is there some reason a boy wouldn’t watch Purple and Nine? We think they are great role models for anyone.
Obviously, Purple and Nine were created specifically to break the stereotypes of girl who are interested only in boys, fashion, and celebrity. We wanted to show girls that they could be anything, and create the heroines we believe today’s media is missing.
We want to create role models for boys, too. We are equally frustrated with our boys being raised on role models that emphasize violence and physical power rather than teamwork, communication and ingenuity. That’s next.
Purple and Nine was created with the vision to encourage our children to become the heroines of their own lives. We want to encourage children, especially girls, to dream about careers in engineering, technology and medicine. It’s our belief that one of the main reasons we have fewer women in the STEM field is because they don’t have great role models as children.
A secondary vision is to create fabulous characters that do not depend on violence to resolve their problems. We also wanted female characters that aren’t overly prissy or overly sexualized.
The pilot episode is scheduled for January 2014, and we will be raising money through crowdfunding (Indiegogo).
Crowdfunding means that instead of looking for big investors, anyone can chip in to fund the production of Purple and Nine. If you love the program, you can make sure it continues by contributing to the campaign. You also get cool prizes for contributing and various levels.
Paying for content is something people do all the time, whether it’s buying a movie ticket, downloading music or video iTunes, or just paying your cable company. You can contribute whatever you feel is comfortable for you. Even at $4, we have prizes.
Plus, of course, our eternal gratitude. We have more eternal gratitude than you can fathom for our fans and our community who have really come through for us.
Spread the word! Share Purple and Nine with everyone you can think of who would enjoy it!
Enough people viewing this video will show interest, and allow us to get great corporate sponsorships.
As soon as we reach our funding goal, we will begin production of the next episodes. We expect approximately 12 weeks after the funding closes we will be able to release the following episodes. When they are released, we will be releasing them at 1-week intervals, or as fast as we can.
Each episode will be approximately 5 minutes long.
However, if you really want us to hurry up, feel free to make a bigger contribution on our Indiegogo campaign so we can hire some more folks and produce the episodes faster.
Of course, we are active on our blog, and have an adult community of parents and entrepreneurs who are excited about the prospects of having more women in the STEM fields.
Over time, we have visions for an app where people can interact and even create their own episodes and share them with the community.
We targeted this age, because, developmentally, it is an age of exploration, when girls and boys are most adventurous and ready to explore new possibilities.
More to the point, if there are evil villains, we would have to take violent means to stop them. We aren’t into that. Fortunately, every one of the founders has learned to overcome their own difficulties in life without violence, so we know how to build a plot around that.