Get Animated With Stickybones! Crowdfunding Advice And Indiegogo Success

Our guests in this show are Erik Baker and Lauren Wells Baker – a husband and wife team who have launched a project called Stickybones. It’s a posable model for stop-motion animators that’s currently kicking up a storm on Indiegogo.

Erik and Lauren were looking for $85,000 to make Stickybones a reality and, with five weeks still to run on their campaign, they had already raised $216,000 when we spoke with them. They share some awesome crowdfunding advice and words of wisdom.

We’re also joined by “crowdfunding expert” Chris Day who challenges us to find the ‘odd campaign out’ amongst four unlikely-sounding, but mostly real, crowdfunding campaigns.

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Links and things mentioned in this show

Indiegogo campaign – Stickybones campaign page

Stickybones – Official website

Stickybones on Facebook

Magazine post – Stop Motion Magazine

@StickybonesPose – Stickybones on Twitter

JIBO, The World’s First Social Robot for the Home – crowdfunding campaign page

Piktochart – Online infographics software

How to run a successful crowdfunding campaign – An article by Erik and Lauren for Artella

Words to live by

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back– Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.


If you do something out of duty it will deplete you, but if you do something out of love it will energize you.

[Mother Teresa?]

Endure the burn!

Erik & Lauren Baker

The Crowd Scene theme music is by Kim Boekbinder. Special thanks also to Jim Fowler.