Does rejection feel like failure to you? Well, watch this video below about all my rejection letters that I acquired before getting one cent from any comic company. :)
I’m happy to say that we are at the tail end of shipping out all the Kickstarter orders now. By my rough estimate, we have about 200 orders left and most of those are higher tiers or custom orders. I never in my wildest dreams thought it would be this much work and at times it was paralyzing to walk in my garage and see 3000 books on shelves and no idea how I could get them all out by the end of April. If it wasn’t for friends suggesting shipping parties and hiring helpers then I would be lost in a downward spiral of panic and cold sweats. But even more so, everyone who has come forward to lend me helpful hands and their time, I am truly indebted to and grateful for. I wouldn’t be even close without everyone who helped at the shipping parties. And I want to especially thank Edmond, who has been coming almost every week night to help me pack special orders.
To give you a little window into the process, a friend of mine, who happens to have a Youtube channel, came over to film this last Saturday while we were having a packing party and he caught it all on camera. Soon he will edit a sweet little interview / 5 minute documentary on this project in which I’ll post a link here in a few weeks once it’s online.
But in the meantime, he sent me a bunch of pictures he took while there.
In total I drew about 700 sketches of Victuals that day. I’ve never broken a sweat while drawing before. :)
Even though we mostly look serious in these photos, I assure you, the mood was light and happy and everyone got along great. I think I have some of the best support in the world! :) We packed and shipped about 330 orders this Saturday! That’s amazing if you ask me. It took 3 cars to get it all to the Post Office on Monday.
Thank you to everyone that showed up to help on Saturday: John, Becky, Snowden, Casey, David, Imron, Philip, and Jules (who happens to have a few webcomics of her own here and here.) Serious guys, when all these books are out, we are all going to go have drinks. :)
Almost every night I’ve been printing out postage and helping Edmond pack a few orders. And then in the morning of almost each weekday, I load up my trunk and back seat with boxes and take them to the post office. This was today:
Here it all is filling a post office cart. By now I am friends with all the postal workers and they just let me drive up to the back of the post office and load up a cart myself and push it inside (before the post office even opens to the public). I feel special. :)
Just so you know, this is about $2000 worth of international postage. It’s crazy!
Now, if you ordered prints or original art then your books will probably come first and then your prints will come at a later date once I get all the books out. Also, I’m finally starting to think about that 100k stretch goal of the Making Of book. I’ll probably be able to start assembling the artwork in May and I’ll probably end up making it slightly lighter than reMIND to help lower the crazy shipping costs (which have all increased since my campaign ended.) Anyway, I’m committed to getting all the rewards out in a reasonable time and from the looks of it, we are close.
Thanks again for all your patience.
Oh yeah, if you haven’t sent me your survey answers from a long time ago or if you are international and haven’t paid for international shipping then I will not be sending your order. I have no way of knowing where to send your books without your completed survey. And international shipping is VERY expensive.
That’s it for now! See you soon!
Thank you John, Becky, Jessica, Casey and Imron! You guys are cool people!
The first packing party went off with a bang! It’s hard for me to express how grateful to you guys who were able to show up and spend your Saturday with me to help. You guys were all so pleasant to work with and it was a great atmosphere! I hope my stress levels didn’t affect anyone too much.
In total we packed 469 books and 270 packages!
That is huge! It would have taken me about 10 Saturdays to accomplish that by myself. haha. Now I realize just how big of a job this whole thing is and it looks like it’s going to take another 3 or 4 packing parties to get everything finished. I am scheduling another packing party on the 9th of March and so if anyone else wants to join in then please send me an email and I’ll add you to my list. Here are a few pictures when we first started and then a few more of all the books that were packed.
For those of you wondering, were able to pack most of the $50 tier rewards and half of the $25 tier rewards. (US only) So within a week some of you just might have a surprise at your doorstep. Thanks again for checking in and we will see you soon!
PS. I’ll be posting the next spread tomorrow (Tuesday) instead of today. Sorry for being late.
See you soon!
Hey all! Happy Valentines Day! Completely unrelated to reMIND, here is a stuffed caterpillar that I made for my wife for Valentines this year.
Now, back to reMIND stuff. Here are pictures of the postcards that all my backers will be getting with their books. I think they turned out great.
Shipping Party this Saturday!
If any of you live close to North Hollywood, I’ll be having a small shipping party this Saturday to try to burn through a bunch of my Kickstarter orders. So far I have about 5 people helping but I wanted to throw it out there that if anyone is local and interested in hanging out and helping then I’d love all the help I can get. Send me an email if you really really really want to help and I’ll give you specifics.
Thanks again for all your support and see you soon!