Now that cold and the first snow has descended on me (JIM) here in the northeast US, and I just completed work on RED LANTERNS 27 (I did all of issue 26 -out soon- and helped out with half of 27), time for a general update.
There are about 100 backers who have yet to reply to the survey. If you're one, check your old e-mails when you get a chance, and reply to the survey. Unfortunately, KS doesn't allow a survey to be resent; I know they have a system of auto-reminder e-mails for non-responders, but I'm not sure how long that goes for.
The mail service has some interesting quirks. Some packages took only a day to reach some place like California, while others took a week and a half to reach states closer to the east coast. International varies even more wildly. And there was one weird hiccup with 11 packages shipped to the UK. They got mistakenly directed by the USPS to Canada first, then back to the US, sat in a facility for a week or so, then routed correctly to England. One in fact is still sitting in a facility in NY, and I've been trying to find out why that one isn't moving (sorry, dude).
I'm not complaining. The USPS handles millions of packages a week; with that much, there's bound to be a few mistakes. That being said, anyone who has yet to get their book, give it until X-mas; if it still hasn't arrived, message me and it'll get taken care of. (If you've just responded to the survey in like the last two weeks, give it into the new year.)
The digital editions: Gail is putting final touches to her prose piece; she wants it to be perfect. As soon as that's in, we'll get the whole thing together and ready to roll.
Commissions: I'm going to spend between now and the end of the year trying to get all the commissions out. Unless messaged otherwise, I'll assume the addresses of any who have responded to the survey are correct; if there is any change of address, please both notify me and make arrangements with the postal service for mail-forwarding.
Lastly, on the lighter side, one of our backers generously got Mike Manley to do his rendition of me and my Kickstarter mailing experience. It wasn't that bad, but thanks Jens.
Any CROOKS & NANNIES readers will know I've since cut my ponytail off, and in fact cut all my hair down to about a 1/4 of an inch…. but the perpetual beard stubble is still accurate; I'm beyond lazy when it comes to shaving.
Happy Holidays all.