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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.
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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Slight Delays & Home Stretch!

Posted by Jason Furie
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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

Survey Reminder! Please Complete Today.

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Hey friends!

BackerKit surveys have all been sent! It looks like a cool 80% of you have completed the survey which means we are still waiting to hear back from the other 20%. Please take a minute to complete your survey so you can get your rewards on time without delay. We will be locking in surveys the first week of November so please complete this quick step ASAP. You can update your shipping address up until we lock addresses for shipping at a later date.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at:

https://save-pepe.backerkit.com

Thanks everyone for your continued support!

#SavePepe

BackerKit Surveys Coming Soon!

Hey friends!

Happy to announce we've partnered with BackerKit to help with surveys, add-ons, pre-orders, shipping, and all our other fulfillment needs.

Soon, you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. It’s important to respond to your survey as quickly as you can since we need this information to fulfill your rewards.

You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items (pins, stickers, and more!) if you like. You don’t have access to this survey link just yet, but it will be available soon via the email you provided!

After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts in November.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at:
https://save-pepe.backerkit.com

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at: 
https://save-pepe.backerkit.com/faq

Thanks again to all who supported the #SavePepe Kickstarter campaign! You are the truest of fans and we appreciate you! We look forward to this next stage with BackerKit.

More updates coming soon, stay tuned! #SavePepe

Matt Furie / Jason Furie 

Pepe the Frog Update!

Posted by Jason Furie
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Hey gang! We wanted to say thanks again to everyone that supported us throughout our Kickstarter campaign! You are the truest and most dedicated Pepe fans around!

Right now, we're hard at work writing, drawing, and designing the new Pepe the Frog zine along with all our cool rewards! This is the part of the process where we tuck away for a bit and create! Thanks for your continued patience and support during this time.

As of now, we are still on track for our December 2017 ship date. If anything arises during the production and/or shipping process that would cause a delay, we will be sure to let you know! Fingers crossed!

All that said, we will be sure to give more consistent and more detailed updates moving forward. We have a lot of fun announcements in store for you all including some cool behind-the-scenes action, a new website launch, some fun partnerships, and a more concrete look at some of the things we are creating! Good times!

Thanks again, and we will update you all soon! 

#SavePepe