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Our aim is to resurrect Pepe the Frog in a new comic book reclaiming his status as a universal symbol for peace, love, and acceptance.
Our aim is to resurrect Pepe the Frog in a new comic book reclaiming his status as a universal symbol for peace, love, and acceptance.
367 backers pledged $34,757 to help bring this project to life.

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Thanks Again For All the Chill Support!

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Hey friends!

Just wanted to say thanks again for all the support and all the chill vibes we've received. ALL packages have been sent out with the exception of a couple local drop offs which will be delivered very soon. Please let us know if you had any issues or problems with your packages and we'd be happy to help!

AND

If you'd like to support another cool project, check out the community of nerds Jason is building through his website Never Ending Radical Dude!

Join the NEVER ENDING RADICAL DUDE Community!

Thanks again! #SavePepe

Team Pepe

Digital Copy Available and Shipping Update!

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Hey friends!

Happy to announce that our "Digital Copy" of the brand new Pepe Now zine is available to those that have completed the checkout process! We delivered them to the email address provided via BackerKit! So be on the lookout for that!

We want send a special shout-out to Matt Harding of the "Not Forgotten" A Public Domain Superhero Anthology for compiling our digital copy! Thanks, you rock!

Also, we shipped out x50 more packages last week with the rest hopefully being sent out throughout this week. If you have yet to fill out your survey, please do so now to get your orders sooner!

Thanks again for all the patience and support! This has been a fun adventure and your positive energy has helped guide us! Peace!

#SavePepe

Thanks for Being Chill!

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Hey all,

Just a quick update for ya'll! We've shipped about half of the orders and will continue to package and ship this week! We appreciate all your patience during the production and shipping process. We hit a few unfortunate snags with our printer but all is well now! We have everything in hand and ready to ship so expect deliveries soon! With the help from our friends at BackerKit, we're sure it will all be smooth sailing from here!

We will also tweak our digital copy and get that out ASAP so you can have something to tide you over! Again, apologies for the slight delays! You have all been so awesome and supportive!

And just a little heads up, this hasn't been officially announced, but we will be launching a website that will mainly feature 400+ positive Pepe drawings from artists around the world! Bookmark it now and it should be up and running later this year!

www.pepenow.com

#SavePepe

Slight Delays & Home Stretch!

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 Hey gang!

We really appreciate you being so patient as we prepare to deliver the rewards for the #SavePepe Kickstarter campaign! You guys and gals have been so awesome!

I have a few updates, some good and some a bit gnarly, but still mostly good.

First, we will be 100% transparent. The printing company we used has been a bit of a nightmare with delay after delay...after delay. We still do not have the books in hand, but I do have tracking info for them and they are set to deliver to us THIS Tuesday. We are looking forward to seeing them and preparing them to ship to you.

So what does this mean? Well, being realistic, our printing delays messed up our whole shipping timeline especially with the holidays jamming everything up. Never plan to have your expected shipping date in December. Rookie mistake on our part. Lesson learned.

The good news! Once we have the book in hand we will be ready to ship because ALL other items are in hand and ready to go. Matt just needs to sign about 50 of them before we ship. 

Our "expected" shipping date was December 2017 and it looks like that will be pushed to Early January 2018 instead. Apologies for the small delay. That said, we will try and get the digital copy out to you all before the new year if possible.

We have locked responses, locked shipping addresses, and charged cards so we will be good to ship ASAP.

Again, thanks for the patience. And the extra few weeks it will take us to ship will be worth the wait. All the rewards look fantastic and the book is cool as hell. 

If anything new comes up, we will share. 

In the meantime, please share our BackerKit pre-order store with friends. We will keep it up for awhile still. 

https://save-pepe.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

#SavePepe

Detailed #SavePepe Progress Update!

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Hey gang!

Thank you so much for being patient during the production phase of the #SavePepe campaign. We have tons of updates we would like to share.

First and foremost we did extend the deadline to lock down surveys and addresses, but we simply cannot wait any longer as we would like to make our initial "Dec 2017" shipping deadline. We are going to lock down all responses Monday, December 2nd so we can ship to all those that completed the survey on time. We will get the stragglers at a later date once they complete this process. So if you have not completed your survey, want to get any add-ons, or make any address changes, do it right now please to avoid any delays.

As for production. Here are a few notes on all the items.

The Zine (Print and Digital)

The book is drawn, organized, and completed. But we still need to get it printed.

We have partnered with Bay Area's 1984 Printing to print the first 500 issues of the new #SavePepe zine. We have experienced some production delays but have been assured they can be completed by next week so we can potentially start shipping the week after. This is the only item we still need in hand that may cause a delay. I'll be transparent with updates if anything gets delayed further.

Once printed and in hand, Matt will sign and draw on any copies that pledged in those tiers.

And thanks to BackerKit, we will be able to deliver the digital zine this month as they have an extremely easy way to handle this.

Stickers and Pins!

Both are designed, manufactured, and in hand! They turned out great and can be seen above. The "Love" version is what will be included in the Kickstarter pledge level. And the other 2 are available via the BackerKit pre-order store which is still live if you wanted to add those variations to your order.

https://save-pepe.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Super Limited T-Shirt

Since we only had 7 people in this tier, Matt decided to hand-draw each shirt with original artwork using washing machine safe markers. They are all completed and ready to ship once the zine is in hand. They look rad! (Pics soon)

Rare Pepe Drawings

These are all completed, boarded, bagged, and ready to ship. They also look rad as hell. (pics soon)

"Death of Pepe" Signed Comic

Matt has signed all of these and they are ready to ship.

Original Artwork

All high-level original art tiers are bagged, boarded, in hand, and ready to ship.

So there you have it folks. In short, everything is good to go except the actual printed zine. That one is kind of important, so once they are in hand, we will ship all rewards.

As of now we are on track to ship in Dec. 2017 as projected. Of course, delays are still possible.

And we want to take a second to thank BACKERKIT for making the fulfillment process easier than we could have ever dreamed. Anyone crowdfunding on Kickstarter or Indiegogo MUST be using this amazing service to stay sane and keep all those thirsty backers happy. And while it's true we did raise an extra 3k through BackerKit, it was the customer service that really won the day. Having this kind of help to positively bookend your project is priceless.

Be sure to share the link below with those that missed out on the main Kickstarter campaign but still want to help #SavePepe.

https://save-pepe.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Thanks, and be nice man.

#SavePepe