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A dark-comic look inside the life of a famous cartoonist on the skids: the story behind the stories - from the co-creator of the TMNT.
A dark-comic look inside the life of a famous cartoonist on the skids: the story behind the stories - from the co-creator of the TMNT.
A dark-comic look inside the life of a famous cartoonist on the skids: the story behind the stories - from the co-creator of the TMNT.
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    1. Ben Bishop Collaborator on April 13

      Hey Jasan! No you didn't miss your chance. Go ahead and send the pictures to the email that was given to you when they were asked for. You've still got time! :) thanks for checking.

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      Jasan Cain on April 13

      Hey Ben I got the confirmation to send pictures for the drawing tier I paid into was wandering if I messed up and waited to late. I totally forgot all about it tryed to send Eastman an email back about the same question, I realize yall are a very busy team but was wandering if maybe you could please respond to this question and I hope I didn't wait to long and I hope I'm still able to get a cool part in yall History in the make on such a Cool Story. Thanks for the Time Either way it.goes

    3. Ben on March 30

      I just gotta say... You guys are doing a great job! Not only is the comic going to be awesome, but you're updates throughout the whole kickstarter campaign have been radical! They are frequent and informative and do a good job of letting the fans know how things are progressing. So, keep up the good work and I can't wait for the end result!


    4. Capn on March 29

      Thanks Ben. Must have missed that. Looking forward to reading it.

    5. Ben Bishop Collaborator on March 29

      Hi Capn. Yes sir. If you look at the updates, you can find the backer only update for the digital issue #1 preview. As long as you're signed in you can see the update and then follow the links to either download or view the Issue #1 preview!

    6. Capn on March 29

      Hello - I just come on here to see how things are going, and see that things look great. Then I saw that some people received a copy of the 1st issue digitally. Should I have received a copy?

    7. Ben Bishop Collaborator on February 3

      Hi Lawrence. You can message us directly through this Kickstarter or through the Facebook page

    8. Lawrence Barnard on February 3

      I just read the first issue and it was wonderful. I had a specific question about my pledge but didn’t want to post it in public. Is there a way I can contact you directly? Thank you.

    9. Ben Bishop Collaborator on January 17

      Hi Brian. Surveys have not gone out. The trouble with sending them out too early is that many people move and change their addresses but don’t update them on their surveys and projects wind up getting lots of returned mail. It happened to me on my previous Kickstarter. The surveys will be going out though once we are ready to ship!
      Also, as far as staying up to date with what’s going on, don’t forget there is an update section to the Kickstarter where you can see what’s up. Also our Facebook page and Instagram @DrawingBloodComic are regularly updated with news and sneak peeks of the book in progress. Hope that helps!

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      Brian Flinn on January 16

      Hi all,
      Apparently KS had an issue with my email on their end which kept some notifications from coming thru. It’s all squared away now and I’m contacting all the projects I’ve backed and/or not heard from to let them know I’m still here. If the product is still in production, no worries. If not, I am contacting you to see if I still need to fill out a survey. Thx. - Brian

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      Kaleb Barrett
      on January 10

      Sounds great. Thank you for the prompt response. I don’t use facebook or instagram or any of that stuff so Kickstarter updates are a good idea for weirdos like me.

      Don’t draw too fast! I can be patient for a quality project like this.
      Looking forward to seeing that comic!

    12. Ben Bishop Collaborator on January 8

      Hey Kaleb! things are coming along great. If you're following us on Instagram @DrawingBloodComic or on facebook. I'm sure you've seen the pages churning out. The January estimated deadline for the entire trade paperback of vol. 1 was probably a bit over enthusiastic on our parts, BUT the good news is the issue #1, 24 page comic is being released to every one of you backers this month if all goes according to plan. The art is just about wrapped and it's being colored and lettered as we speak. So you can look forward to that. As far as an ultimate deadline for the full, physical book, keep an eye on those links I shared above as well as the Kickstarter updates as we will likely have a better, more realistic estimate for everyone soon! Rest assured it's all moving forward every single day. I'm drawing as fast as I can! :) Thanks for your continued excitement, support and patience on this project. We can't thank you all enough.

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      Kaleb Barrett
      on January 7

      How are things coming along? Is a January delivery still the plan?

    14. Ben Bishop Collaborator on October 30

      Hi Maarten!
      Yes, as a matter of fact! We’ve all been crazy busy actually making this thing and are putting together a good update for you. Going forward I’m going to try and break away from the drawing at least once a month to put together a hefty update for everyone.
      On that note, we just launched the official Instagram account @DrawingBloodComic and of course have the Facebook page, so make sure you’re following in those places for more up to the hour updates as things progress!

    15. Maarten de Koning on October 30

      Hi fine folks,

      Is there an update planned soon? Just curious!


    16. Ben Bishop Collaborator on September 27, 2017

      Thanks JAC! Enjoy! -Ben

    17. JAC on September 27, 2017

      Just got "The Aggregate" in the mail... AWESOME!!! Can't wait to get into it!!

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      Phill Warren
      on September 5, 2017

      Cant wait to read this and find out the truth about Shane Bookman after all the rumours (most of which he apparently started) going round the cons about him all these years...

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      Jasan Cain on September 1, 2017

      Thnx Ben as soon as I sent kickstarter an email all sudden the link to correct problem came back up useless news to you but u kind of pointed in right direction they need to fix there mail system lol anyway yay got all squared away

    20. Ben Bishop Collaborator on September 1, 2017

      Thanks everyone for all the awesome congratulations comments and continuing enthusiasm. Running a kickstarter, especially one as crazy as this one, is absolutely a full time job and me and David and Kevin, and Kevin's team Eastman folks are thoroughly wiped out! Haha I keep refreshing and checking the kickstarter page, it's a reflex after 30 days. I think we're going to take a couple days to unplug and get some new and exciting Drawing Blood things together for you all. So please understand if we don't reply AS immedietly as you're used to. We will get back to each and every question and "thank you" as soon as we can. You are all amazing and we are so excited to bring you this story behind the stories! Stay Radical!

    21. Ben Bishop Collaborator on September 1, 2017

      Jaroslaw, thank you! We're working on some ideas to put additional stock of the books up for sale incase anyone needed to grab more copies. Not sure if it will be a backer kit or not, but we will keep you posted. We're already getting lots of emails from some who missed the kickstarter or would like to add more, so stay tuned. We're working on some solutions. In the meantime you can LIKE and follow our Facebook page for the book and we will surely post there once we get something going!

    22. Ben Bishop Collaborator on September 1, 2017

      Hi Jasan. Unfortunately there's not much we can do on our end. But try contacting and asking them for help. Also if you are logged in, go to your account and double check that your card information is all correct. I'm sure they will or have sent you an email notifying you the payment didn't go through and suggesting some ways of fixing it. I hope it gets resolved! Sorry I can't be much more help on this front.

    23. Bob Tkacik on September 1, 2017

      CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!! kevin you created one of my all time favorite franchises and ben is a good friend whos work im proud to support!! im very excited to read about all of your crazy adventures and anecdotes

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      Jasan Cain on September 1, 2017

      Can anyone help my pledge is saying error status and it didn't go through my account Thanks

    25. Peter L Brown
      on August 31, 2017

      Looking forward to the book... Congratulations on making and exceeding the goals...

    26. Aleksandr Dubrovskii on August 31, 2017

      Really Cool! I make 3 accounts for 3 pledges)) Cant w8ing)

    27. Sandy Carruthers on August 31, 2017

      Congratulations on the success of this! Looking forward to it's creation!

    28. Jaroslaw Ejsymont on August 31, 2017

      Yeah, maybe there will be backerkit survey with add-ons, please? :)

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      Peter Szulc on August 31, 2017

      Awesome!!! Way to go everyone!!! So happy to be a part of this project. First one I've every backed.

    30. Chris Lavender on August 31, 2017

      hey everyone,is it too late to raise my pledge to a higher one? if not how do i do it?

    31. Capn on August 31, 2017

      Looking forward to this. Congrats on meeting all the goals!

    32. linda Brogan on August 31, 2017

      really excited to follow the journey from here on in. x

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      Alberto Morales Rosales on August 31, 2017

      Congratulations I can't wait to read both books.

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      Shawn Legg on August 31, 2017

      Wicked!!!!!! Can't wait!!!!!

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    36. Kristopher on August 31, 2017

      Congrats guys! Increasing now for the RRRR variant as well!

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      Michael S Weissmann on August 31, 2017

      WOW, this has to be one of the most successful Kickstarters...5K past the stretch goal and still climbing. This is great!

    38. Joe Fuzz Netzel on August 31, 2017

      Super stoked for you guys!

    39. Ryan Carradus on August 31, 2017

      Just upped my pledge by another $15 for the RRRR variant. Crazy psyched for this!

    40. Jonathan D'Arezzo on August 31, 2017

      Amazing! Congratulations on passing the stretch goal with hours to go!! This is an exciting project and I can't wait!

    41. Ashley Zimerman-Spraggs
      on August 31, 2017

      Thanks I noticed once I messaged, am at work so was quickly scanning. Thanks for quick reply adding now.

    42. Ben Bishop Collaborator on August 31, 2017

      Hi Ashley! The variant RRRR#1? That's $10 each in the USA and $15 each everywhere else. You just add that number on top of your pledge if you would like one!

      And thank you EVERYONE else for all the awesome comments! Congrats to all of us. So grateful! Can't wait to get this book in your hands!

    43. Ashley Zimerman-Spraggs
      on August 31, 2017

      How much is the variant cover?

    44. Ben on August 31, 2017

      Great job guys! I can't wait.

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      Michael S Weissmann on August 31, 2017

      Well how could you NOT add $10 to get a variant RRRR #1!? Done! :)

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      Jasan Cain on August 31, 2017

      Thanks Ben Bishop for all your answers to my question I funded again can't wait to get that awesome sketch as well you and Eastman Just go Crazy on that Art as I know tall will And Congrats again on the Kick Startex Yeahhhhhh

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      Sean Risley on August 31, 2017

      We made it! Congrats!

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      Michael S Weissmann on August 31, 2017

      This is such an awesome experience to be a part of, and exceeding ALL goals and expectations!! I only wish I could've pledged more. But the Ronin Bebop tier was my max capacity in availability. Stupid bills and obligations!

      Everyone did a great job and its great to see So many good people out there doing great things!

    49. Amanda Jo Zimmerman on August 31, 2017

      Holy crap! That last 48 hour pus is no freakin' joke! Daaaaaaayyyyuuuummmm!

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