Once, I had a dream about magic card swindlers. They were pretty classy. But not very nice.
Most kids have an after-school job at a burger chain, or do chores for spare change. But Rupert and his mothers Joanna and Emily run a shady family business from out of their “tour bus” unlike any other- what from the outside looks like a simple roving candle shop, is actually a supply store of the occult. Rupert has to deal with the pressures of their constant on-the-road lifestyle, but also cater to an unusual clientele; warlocks, witches, vampire hunters are a daily thing. Anti-ghost potions and luck bringing amulets are only impulse-buy items. But their best seller is found nowhere else in the world… Sigil Cards, a old family secret, are a type of magical item somewhere between a tarot card and Japanese ofuda, created with a dowsing board passed down through generations of his family. No two are the same, and anything from good luck, money and fame to strife, disease and disaster could befall you. It’s a gamble many of the magically-inclined travel far to take. However, there is one catch- once you use a Sigil Card, it’s effects will never wear off, but are never guaranteed, and what you want may not be what you need… and what you need may not be what you want. If Rupert is to continue his family’s business, he’ll have to learn to become as shrewd a businesswoman as his mothers are, and how to deal with less than satisfied customers.
Laika Studio’s first traditionally animated feature film- Directed by Henry Selick, written by Neil Gaiman, slated for Fall release 2014.
YEP. THIS IS DEFINITELY BETTER THAN MY DREAM.