Welcome to Aaryn's tribute thesis project!



Hare Today, Goon Tomorrow was a project started by Aaryn Goldberg, a dear friend, colleague and loved one for a lot of us.  This project was her thesis at the Academy of Art University, and she needed to complete it in order to receive her MFA degree in Visual Development.  Unfortunately, Aaryn passed away during the Summer Intersession of 2015, leaving the thesis project unfinished.  She was 24 years old.

In December 2015, with permission and blessings from both of her parents, Linda Kuck and Bennett Goldberg, Brian Real started this project through Facebook, in hoping to show how much Aaryn meant to all of us to be able to finish her last piece of work.

This project cannot be completed without your help and every little bit is welcomed.  Whether it is doodles, sketches, half finished art, or completed work, anything you can offer is appreciated.  

This is for Aaryn Goldberg and her memory.


Why are we doing this? 

Life is precious. I think we all know this. When we focus on the reason why we are doing this, think of how Aaryn would appreciate it if she could. Your participation is important to us, as it is also important to Aaryn.

Let's help her finish what she started. 


What's our goal? 

Our main objective is to simply build an ongoing blog (link) to keep her thesis work and fan art for public viewing. If you have a suggestion, web design experience, or would like to volunteer hosting this memorial site, please let us know!  Our stretch goal is to be able to publish her thesis book and make it available to all of you who have made this possible.


There are only 3 basic steps...


STEP 1 - 

Get familiar with Aaryn's style through the following reference. We'll send you a detailed instruction, if needed, depending on the job you choose to do.


STEP 2 - fill out the spreadsheet

Find out which jobs are currently available. See the Aaryn Project Breakdown document for reference.

Please fill out the following:

  • Volunteer Name (yellow) 
  • Put an "X" if the work is done (pink), or leave it blank
  • Personal Deadline (green)
  • Notes (optional) 

STEP 3 - upload your work

Please use the following file specifications:

  • PNG format, or 300 dpi JPG scan (for traditional art/photo)
  • 1920 x 1080 px  at 300 dpi (CMYK) for cinematic moments
  • 8.5 x 11" or 11 x 17" at 300 DPI  for everything else
  • Put your name and website (optional) on your work.

Upload to the following Google Drive:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BwUbvaDN5zZmdklISGhvSTZnZFU?usp=sharing (or copy + paste this to your browser if you can't access the above link)

You may also use your own site, but be sure to share with us your link. 




Riley and Phoebe's Paranormal Adventures...


     "The idea for Hare Today, Goon Tomorrow stemmed from a portfolio drawing I did for AAU when first applying. I was just doodling for fun, not entirely sure where I was going with the illustration when suddenly, almost on its own, a story took shape. Loosely based on the children’s folk song “Little Bunny Foo Foo,” this animated TV show concept explores the paranormal adventures of protagonists Riley and Phoebe (Frou Frou) as they seek out and return escaped creatures back to their home in “The Nethers.” Accompanied by friends and mentors along the way, our protagonists must work together to face their own personal demons and save the town from the evil doings of the rather wicked Good Fairy.  


   Inspired by shows such as Disney’s Gravity Falls and Cartoon Network’s Over the Garden Wall, this series is a dark, magical, modern take on classical and contemporary folk tales.


   While Hare Today, Goon Tomorrow will hopefully appeal to all ages, it is targeted towards a younger demographic of kids ages 6-12. The aim of this show is to join the ranks of popular animated series on channels such as Disney, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network, among others."   - Aaryn Goldberg, Feb. 2015




*WIP by Kaho Kubo and Aaryn Goldberg


The style is influenced by the following images (click to enlarge):



main character.  A soft-spoken and imaginative ten year old.





Somerton School layout contributed by Brian Real


... and that's it!

*More specific instructions will be sent to you depending on your chosen job. Please feel free to send a Facebook private message to either Brian Real or Jamie Borja if you have any questions. 

Thank you for your time!