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A traveling, community-oriented art installation stopping in cities around America to barter objects and stories with folks.
A traveling, community-oriented art installation stopping in cities around America to barter objects and stories with folks.
395 backers pledged $26,881 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Souther Salazar on September 3, 2013

      Hi @Diana - Sorry we've disappointed you. I've sent you an email about your rewards.

    2. Creator Diana Young on September 2, 2013

      No updates since June and that's only after having emailed you both a few times. I've received the Crashlander poster and nothing else. I supported at the $150 level and totally believed in you guys. I have to say I'm disappointed in this Kickstarter.

    3. Creator Souther Salazar on July 20, 2013

      Hi @angrywarhol - we've sent out all our rewards from the $100 tier down (that we've received responses for). I remember addressing your package, so you should have received it... we sent it to the 200 Still Moon address. Is that one correct? I'll send you a message about it.

    4. Creator Souther Salazar on July 20, 2013

      @Jeff - I'll put a poster in the mail for you today and send you a message about your print reward. -monica

    5. Creator Souther Salazar on July 20, 2013

      Hi @Audra - I believe Souther's written you a message via FB. Sorry for the wait. We've sent out all our rewards from the $100 tier down to everyone's whose responded to the surveys, but the custom ones are taking us a while. Souther's been working on the paintings! - monica

    6. Creator angrywarhol on July 18, 2013

      I am also curious about any updates. I received the Crashlander poster several months ago, but none of the other items (shirt, zines, cd, buttons, postcard, stickers) have shown up yet.

    7. Creator Jeff Omiecinski on July 17, 2013

      Any updates? I still haven't received anything either.

    8. Creator Audra Eng on July 4, 2013

      Hi - I have yet to receive my painting and I'm one of the 4 $1500 backers. Could you tell me when this will be received? It's been more than 1 year now and 7 months past the date it was promised. :(

    9. Creator Sandrine Thinnes on April 11, 2013

      I've received my package!!! So lovely and read through the zine, makes my feet itch to go back on a road trip as well!!! Love it!!

    10. Creator Souther Salazar on April 2, 2013

      @Kaylee - Sorry you have not received your rewards yet! We are sending out our rewards in batches because the shipping (and overall project) costs turned out to be more than we anticipated and budgeted. We are doing our best to get through them all, and promise you will definitely receive yours. Thanks again for your support, and patience!

    11. Creator Kaylee on April 2, 2013

      I was wondering if I missed the shipping for the project. I have not received any notices, and I have not received anything in the mail. Has something gone wrong?

    12. Creator Richard Koehler on February 27, 2013

      Hey guys, just checking to see if the zines and tees have been shipped? Thanks and look forward to seeing it.

    13. Creator Rosanna Yau on February 5, 2013

      Thanks for the zines and goodies, Souther & Monica! You guys did an awesome job. Good things come to those who wait <3

    14. Creator Souther Salazar on January 22, 2013

      @ Sharon Jue - just finished printing our first set of zines yesterday! Woohoo! We will be sending those out shortly.

    15. Creator Sharon Jue on December 20, 2012

      Happy Holidays! I was just wondering if you have sent out the rewards packages yet. If not, no worries! Just was wondering when I should be on the lookout. Thanks so much. I'm really excited and proud to be a backer of this fabulous project.

    16. Creator Souther Salazar on November 20, 2012

      @Linley Rall No problem! Thanks for sending your address. We packed rewards even for folks who haven't sent us address info yet.

    17. Creator Linley Rall on November 20, 2012

      Hello! I only juuust filled in my address. Am I too late?

      I hope the trip was fantastic!

      <3 Linley

    18. Creator Dave Davenport on November 6, 2012

      For the t shirt rewards, you don't have a men's large!
      Is that a mistake? A medium or XL will not fit me.

    19. Creator Souther Salazar on November 6, 2012

      @Lisa Kersavage - thanks for checking in. We sent out all our reward surveys today. All our shipping materials have arrived, the prints are in production, and as soon as we get responses, we'll be able to print the t-shirts too. Thanks for the support and we'll get those rewards out to you as soon as we can! -monica

    20. Creator Lisa Kersavage on November 5, 2012

      Hi, any news on the rewards? Eager to get mine from the $100 level. Thanks! Lisa

    21. Creator Scott Arnold on October 30, 2012

      Okay - thanks - appreciate the update...

    22. Creator Souther Salazar on October 18, 2012

      @Ajay @Scott - We are so sorry that we are so embarrassingly behind on sending out rewards! We are in Texas making our way back to California right now (should be back there next week) and can start getting our rewards packed up. We haven't been able to send anything out while we were on the road like we thought because we haven't been in one place long enough, and booking/managing the tour and setting up the events from state to state has been much more demanding than we realized. But they are coming! -monica

    23. Creator Scott Arnold on October 17, 2012

      Echoing Ajay's question - any update on when the rewards will be going out (the travel-themed Mix CD is what I'm waiting on)?

    24. Creator Ajay Pellegrini on October 2, 2012

      Checking in about the backers rewards ... any updates on when those will go out?

    25. Creator Souther Salazar on August 6, 2012

      @colleen Thanks for coming out to our San Jose stop! We'll be able to send our rewards soon. Thanks for your patience!

    26. Creator Souther Salazar on August 6, 2012

      @january We're working on our rewards and will send out a survey for most current addresses, etc right before we're ready to send rewards out. We'll get your CD and zines to you! -monica

    27. Creator Colleen T Ngô on August 3, 2012

      Would backers be able to pick up rewards @ your stops? :)

    28. Creator january on August 2, 2012

      I'll be moving very soon and would like my lovely sister to receive the zines and mix.
      Where shall I send the new addy?

    29. Creator Souther Salazar on July 29, 2012

      @Gary Yarrow - We are behind on making our zines, but they are coming! In a week we'll be back in California for a bit and will be able to get zines printed and start mailing rewards.

    30. Creator Gary Yarrow on July 26, 2012

      travel zines ready yet?

    31. Creator susie ghahremani on June 19, 2012

      when are you coming to san diego & do you have my number? let me know how i can assist and/or hugs await

    32. Creator Souther Salazar on May 7, 2012

      @Linley Rall - Thank you! See you on the road. -monica

    33. Creator Souther Salazar on May 7, 2012

      @Sinister Solace - We'd love to come to the UK with the Trading Tortoise sometime down the road. Right now all the funds raised are for touring the U.S. and a little bit of Canada, but hopefully next time we'll make it across the pond! -monica

    34. Creator Linley Rall on May 7, 2012

      Hey Guys.
      Well done on doubling your goal. WOW!
      I'm so glad a could help breath a little life into the fantastic project.

      I wait in anticipation for you to tour my southern shores.


    35. Creator Sinister Solace on May 6, 2012

      Also will you ever be coming to the U.K. or will that only be if the trading tortoise becomes so popular that it ends up doing an international tour?(You know like round the world China,Japan,Russia.Etc)

    36. Creator Souther Salazar on May 6, 2012

      @Bronwen Parker - Yes! We're coming to Canada too. Our first stop is at Narwhal Gallery in Toronto, where Souther will be having a solo art show on June 15. We'll probably set up to trade the next day June 16 (Saturday)... in the afternoon. -monica

    37. Creator Souther Salazar on May 6, 2012

      @Jamie Dutton @Ajay Pellegrini - THANK YOU! Hope to see you on the road!

    38. Creator Souther Salazar on May 6, 2012

      @Sinister Solace - Good question! To start out, we're asking friends and family to donate items, stories, artwork, etc. to us for trading. They'll get one of the items we bring back at the end of this year in return. Any extra stuff we'll hang onto so we can set up the Tortoise in the future, say if we visit someplace we didn't do a stop before. -monica

    39. Creator Souther Salazar on May 6, 2012

      @Stephanie Wu - Thank you for your offer! I think we have a place to stay, but we'll keep in touch and we'll definitely see you at our trading stop! -monica

    40. Creator Bronwen Parker on May 6, 2012

      Congratulations !!! Yay for you guys this is such an amazing adventure and creative and inspiring journey you are going on. I can't wait to meet you and follow the project. Wow you must be so happy and excited!!! Can you bring the Trading Tortoise to Toronto, or is it strictly US locations?

    41. Creator Ajay Pellegrini on May 6, 2012

      Congratulations on your project funding! Best to you both on your wonderful journey!

    42. Creator Jamie Dutton on May 6, 2012

      Congratulations on getting this funded!

    43. Creator Sinister Solace on May 5, 2012

      What are you going to do with all the stuff you don't trade away?
      (put it in a gallery?)
      (auction it?)

    44. Creator Stephanie Wu on May 5, 2012

      if you need a place to feed, land, Roost in austin, tx our door is open to you (:)> peep peep!

    45. Creator Souther Salazar on May 4, 2012

      @Linley Rall - that would be great. Hope to bring the Tortoise overseas one day!

    46. Creator Souther Salazar on May 4, 2012

      @Matt Heindel any suggestions for city/venue in Wisconsin?

    47. Creator Timothy Klim on May 4, 2012

      happy trails!

    48. Creator Linley Rall on May 4, 2012

      one day, will you tour the world?

    49. Creator Matt Heindel on May 3, 2012

      hope you guys can make a stop in wisconsin. happy trails!

    50. Creator Souther Salazar on April 28, 2012

      @Editions That sounds Amazing! We'll take a look at our schedule and see how we can fit Salem into our route. Thanks! -monica

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