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Introducing HIGH SOCIETY to a new generation of readers while offering something new and exciting for those already familiar with it!
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    1. Glen on July 1, 2013

      Hi Dave: In your last update you were wondering how to preserve the Cerebus Archive in the future. Please consider donating the Archive to one of the universities in Kitchener (Wilfred Laurier or The University of Waterloo). As a fellow Canadian I believe it's important to keep an important work of art like Cerebus in Canada to inspire future generations of comic artists in our country. You made Kitchener your home and it should be the permanent home of Cerebus too. If that's not possible Cerebus would make a great addition to the Archives of Canada in Ottawa too. I hope you keep them in mind.

    2. Giorgio Soldi on May 10, 2013

      Hi, Dave and John, I have everything from the $60 level except the TMNT print (I think I was supposed to get this). I wasn't going to bother you for it but my son thought the jpeg from one of the old updates was cool (in that very long 'cooooooo-ol' that excited 8 year olds can do). Let me know the postage costs and I'll pop them to you.

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      spookyrip on March 6, 2013

      Hi John, I have got everything else but no TMNT print as yet. I know international postage takes longer so can you let me know if it was posted as I was not on the list. Cheers, Steven.

    4. Rob S on March 5, 2013

      Hi John,
      I received the package from Dave today. It has everything that was missing.
      Regards,
      Rob S

    5. Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr on March 4, 2013

      John, I still need a replacement for my damaged TMNT/Cerebus print as reported last year. Peace, Jim (|:{>

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      david rankin on March 3, 2013

      Hi John, this isn't a moan as you've done an excelent job as far as I'm concerned but I'm also still missing the TMNT print and wasn't on the list that recent update.
      regards
      David

    7. Aaron and Rebecca Hoop on February 25, 2013

      Hi John,

      I haven't received the TMNT print in the mail and I wondered if mine was among the others that were returned to you.

      Thanks

    8. Rob S on February 10, 2013

      Hi John,
      I received a package from you today, but I am not sure it was the correct one.

      I expected:
      a) Swords of Cerebus Volume 6
      b) Guys Party Pack
      c) 5 back issues of Cerebus from issue 115-299 (Subject to Availability - there are no Issue 200’s) all Signed by Dave Sim.
      For the 5 issues I requested
      229
      297
      211
      145
      and 231.

      I received:
      a) Swords of Cerebus Volume 6
      b) Issue 184

      What can we do to rectify this?

    9. John M. Scrudder Creator on January 31, 2013

      The links will be up as long as the internet stays online... or when Dave decides otherwise... which ever comes second. :)

      George

    10. Shaun Pryszlak on January 28, 2013

      How long will the download links be up? I haven't started downloading yet. Also, any chance of comixology subscriptions? Then i can download them at my own rate.

    11. Josef Ferguson on January 15, 2013

      OK, quick question:
      Looking back at the files I downloaded, it looks like I have already downloaded the audio/video for #13. But when I'm scanning through the links from the January 11 email (update #136), it says that the audio/video for everything from 13 on will be released on Jan 24th. Did I miss an email? Was the audio/video for #13 pulled for some reason?
      Everything's been fantastic! Keep up the good work.

    12. Eric Hoffman on January 14, 2013

      John, The way it was worded 'A free copy of the entire “High Society” Audio/Visual Book in Digital Format' [the word copy in particular] seemed to indicate a hard copy of some kind. Maybe it's me, but perhaps it could have been more clearly worded. I wasn't the only one confused about this:

      http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/11/01/kickstarted-cerebus-high-society-special-audio-visual-digita/

      http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/a_curious_coda_opting_out_of_digital_high_society/

      Just sayin'. I guess it's good to finally have an answer one way or another, even if it's the answer I didn't really want.

      Will look forward to receiving my rewards and thanks for the update.

    13. Jennifer DiGiacomo on January 14, 2013

      John, I just wanted to say I think you've been doing an amazing job. This has been a huge project and I genuinely appreciate all of your hard work (and obviously the rest of the team as well). Every package received has been like a Christmas present. I hope everything sorts itself out in your personal life. Been there. It sucks. Then gets better. Hang in there. :)

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      Craig Warsaw on January 13, 2013

      John - thanks so much for your hard work! I'm looking forward to the final audio/video files, but take your time.

    15. John M. Scrudder Creator on January 11, 2013

      @eric hoffman, No, there are no HARD COPIES of the entire project. That wasn't something that was promised either. It's the digital download and whatever you had in your reward tier. Doing the best that I can guys. I don't get to spend all day at home working on this stuff. I have a full time military job. Doing it as quickly as I can. Thanks again for the patience.

    16. Dominick Grace on January 11, 2013

      Have the CGC signed issues gone out yet? I've received everything else but not that....

    17. Eric Hoffman on January 11, 2013

      Will backers receive hard copy of entire project as promised? The way you've sized these files makes iit extremely prohibitive to download to my desktop; they eat up a lot of memory. I've asked numerous times, both privately and publically and have never received a straight yes or no answer. Also, I still haven't received my rewards for backing this project, other than the Sim-Eastman print, despite several assurances that they were on the way.

    18. John M. Scrudder Creator on January 10, 2013

      Hi Mathew,

      I have posted an update on the prints previously. Sorry you missed. Yes, I have sent all the TMNT prints out. If you haven't received it yet I do apologize. I've gotten about 6 of them back so far. I just checked the last bunch that has been returned and your IS among them. I'll contact you to verify your address. Thank you.

    19. Matthew Meylikhov on January 10, 2013

      I've received my comics and Spawn print, but I have not gotten the TMNT/CEREBUS print. I've sent a few direct messages about this with no response. Some kind of update on the print situation would be nice -- have they all been shipped out?

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      Anthony Palermo on December 28, 2012

      Still no sign of my TMNT/Cerebus print.

    21. Javier on December 26, 2012

      Merry Christmas!!

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      Simon Hogg on December 5, 2012

      Hey all-- got my headsketch today, and it's awesome! Much bigger and detailed than I expected. As soon as I get it framed I can relish Most Holy berating me any time of the day or night... Thanks for all the hard work making this Kickstarter so fantastic, and I'm definitely in for the next one!

    23. Anthony Kay on December 4, 2012

      I received my head sketch in September and the TMNT print last week so we're getting there. Still waiting on my Spawn print and the other various "$70 or more" stuff. Really liking the digitized High Society as well.

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      Alan Stephen
      Superbacker
      on December 4, 2012

      Head shots arrived today and TMNT print came last week. Which leaves me just waiting on trades and comics, plus the non-TMNT freebies. I appreciate John's last update, but that implies comics might have shipped? I'm not sure at which point it might be worth surveying who's got what.

      To finish on a positive note though, I LOVE my head sketches so thanks Dave. They turned out better than I imagined when I asked for them.

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      Anthony Palermo on December 4, 2012

      Haven't received my print yet. I know it says December but I also see that others have already received theirs.

    26. Scud Zero on November 30, 2012

      I received my comics but I haven't got the TMNT/Cerebus print yet. Are there still ones being shipped out?

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      Shaun (deleted) on November 29, 2012

      So when I got my TMNT print it was bent... And now all my signed comics,etc ingot today are bent as well... Great. At least the digital cerebus can't be bent.

    28. Pete Yagmin on November 17, 2012

      I had the Spawn and TMNT Cerebus prints matted and framed so I can enjoy them for a lifetime. Here's a look along with a thanks to Kevin and Dave.

      https://plus.google.com/102997877330492634479/posts/87YcyfCkpi7

    29. Steve Crooks on November 14, 2012

      Wow, this is turning out to be the best Kickstarter I've funded! Those video editions with Dave narrating are terrific, way better than I would ever have expected. And I figured the archive material would just be kind of boring, but it's really quite fascinating. Terrific job, guys! I personally think it's worth way more than 99 cents an issue.

    30. Peter MacDonald on November 12, 2012

      Just received my package yesterday... thanks! I was supposed to get a Swords of Cerebus 6 with it, though... is it coming later?

      The audio-visual books are great, BTW... Wednesday is now my favourite day of the week!

    31. Musictwig on November 7, 2012

      I got my physical package yesterday. Everything in perfect condition. Thanks!

    32. Heiko Heilemann-Bartsch on November 5, 2012

      Hello John,
      I'm from Germany, for now nothing arrived here. Keep you updated.

    33. Thisfox on November 5, 2012

      Hi. Writing in from Oz here.
      My parcel arrived today, it contains everything I wanted and more (I'd forgotten about the extras) and it's covered in glorious stamps! Thankyou thankyou!
      ...I'd better go download the interactive version...
      Best of wishes.
      --Fox.

    34. Pete Yagmin on November 3, 2012

      Received my Cerebus / TMNT print and it's awesome. Little scrunched on one corner, but I can live with it. I just brought that and the Spawn print down to the frame shop today and the girl who helped me, her eyes lit up and she just thought they were awesome. I can hardly wait the 2 weeks it's going to take to get them back, but I'll post pics when I do!

    35. Larry Wooten on October 29, 2012

      Turtles/Cerebus print arrived today. Looks great!

    36. Sordel on October 17, 2012

      Just wanted to say how, three issues in, this project is really exceeding my expectations. The bonus material and the cleaned-up artwork lifts this way beyond the TPBs. I do hope that you will consider at some point producing a deluxe casebound book of the complete edition, preferably with DVDs/Blu-Rays of the AV element. I know that's a significant investment with regard to design and manufacture, but I'd (almost) certainly subscribe to such a project.

    37. Jesse Lee Herndon on October 13, 2012

      No, the Turtles/Cerebus print hasn't been shipped yet. As you can see on the sidebar, it's estimated delivery date is this December. It might even come sooner!

    38. Glen on October 11, 2012

      I had the same question. Has the Turtles/Cerebus print been shipped?

    39. Rich Wiatrowski @weaponlordzero on October 11, 2012

      Got my books!! Now I just need to figure out how to import my digital comics to comixology. :)

    40. Stephan Reese on October 9, 2012

      Hey there! I received my package of comics the other day (super stoked), but I had signed up for the Turtles/Cerebus print, so I wanted to just check to make sure those havent gone out yet?

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      Michael C on October 1, 2012

      I came home today and to my surprise I saw a package from Canada sitting next to the front door. My Cerebus head sketch is awesome! Many thanks!

    42. Erik van Oosten on September 26, 2012

      Received my 'Cerebus as the Endless' head sketches today; they look gorgeous. Thanks Dave and John.

    43. Antonio Garcia
      Superbacker
      on September 22, 2012

      Forgot to mention I received my package with my signed books... which felt great!

    44. Conrad P. Felber on September 16, 2012

      Thanks for providing us with a link to the 48 new eBay auctions for the "Sandeep Atwal Fire Relief Fund." For those who missed that update or didn't receive it, here is the link --

      http://tinyurl.com/sandeepfund

      Unfortunately, it looks like ALL of those donated items are only available to eBay members who happen to have a USA mailing address. I came to this conclusion based on the information I found in each of those new listings ("no International buyers this time. Sorry"). This restricted shipping policy even extends to the "Cerebus"-related items. Ironic, isn't it, that Dave Sim himself couldn't bid on these eBay items even if he wanted to (as he, like me, lives in Ontario, Canada).

      Therefore, I am hoping this was merely an oversight, or perhaps some sort of "default" setting. If that is indeed the case, please adjust your current auctions accordingly. If not, please provide us with an explanation. Thanks! Good luck with your auctions.

    45. Cory Foster on September 13, 2012

      Thanks a heap Dave, John and Sandeep! Got my head sketch and it looks great! Really looking forward to High Society. I appreciate all you guys have been doing for us loyal Cerebites!

    46. Daniel W. Cisek on September 13, 2012

      What an absolute pleasure to find my head sketch and postcard in the mail this morning. Thank you so much! So glad I could help with this project. May there be many more to come!

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      domrego1@gmail.com on September 11, 2012

      Also just got my head sketch today and couldn't be more excited! I'm a huge tmnt fan so I opted for cerebus as Matisse (ninja turtle)

      I'm to assume the rest of the goodies will come later correct?

    48. Chris Opperman on September 10, 2012

      I got my sketch today and thank you card today!!!! THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!!! It is so much fun! I can't wait to get it framed and hang it up by my piano. Really, really fun, thanks a ton!

    49. Anna Bevens on September 9, 2012

      I just received my Cerebus the Barbarian sketch today, and it is AWESOME! It's getting framed and proudly mounted in my office for Monday so that all of my co-workers can drool in envy. Thanks, and thanks for all of the updates - I really appreciate the thought and effort that's gone into the project, and I'm so thrilled that I was able to back it.

    50. John M. Scrudder Creator on August 8, 2012

      Steve Crooks: Hi Steve. Dave Sim here. Yes, it's definitely costing a lot more to do this than we initially thought so we've definitely made the decision to pull out all the stops on HIGH SOCIETY DIGITAL and make sure that EVERYTHING is covered. Anything we've overlooked will get incorporated into the collected version after the serialization is done in December -- the collected version you'll be getting. Things like articles in fanzines 1981 to 1983, my Tour diary from 1982 in typeset form, photos, etc. We want to be able to say at the end of the day, here, this is ALL of it. This is everything having to do with HIGH SOCIETY. Then we have to look at how much it cost to do that, how long it took to do that and whether the format is commercially viable when it actually goes on the market. On top of that we have to look at how much we needed to pay ourselves and how much John has to pay the CPA for doing the taxes on Cerebus Digital, how much the taxes are. Then we have to figure out from THAT how far down the field we can get the ball with the next book, CEREBUS before we run out of money.

      The problem with the bare bones $6K version originally envisioned is, as Sandeep pointed out, that it leaves HIGH SOCIETY mostly undone which means we have to come back and revisit it at the same time we're trying to do future ones. No, it makes a lot more sense to get ONE book done and start on the SECOND book. And then possibly do another Kickstarter campaign on the same basis. Whatever we take in we can use to finish the CEREBUS volume and get as far on CHURCH & STATE I as we can. You don't climb Mt. Everest all in one go. You break it up into sections and deal with each section thoroughly and completely.

      Thanks for your support and your question. Sorry I didn't get to it for FIVE DAYS -- I had to sign and personalize all of the back issues for pledge partners and then re-do all the back issues here at the house with the -- by then - seriously depleted dozen long boxes. Four twelve hour days right there. Now I'm recording the audio and annotating the Cerebus Archive back-up material. 775 pages over HIGH SOCIETY so each 99 cent issue will have 30 pages of Archive material. Then I have to start on the annotations on the Notebooks.

      It's been an interesting summer. :)

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