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A customizable comic strip that lets you create your own comics using magnetic characters and a dry-erase marker.
A customizable comic strip that lets you create your own comics using magnetic characters and a dry-erase marker.
1,645 backers pledged $66,835 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Dennis Keating 5 days ago

      I just left the following note on Piehead's Facebook page.
      Dennis Keating
      · 4 seconds ago
      I know myself and a bunch of other people got ripped off on Kickstarter by Erik Heumiller, who appears to be Piehead & Co.'s Director of Content. So it is highly satirical that your website in big letters states Honest Marketing. Anyone doing business with you is a fool.

    2. MannyLaMancha on June 16

      Thanks, Bicyclefish. I just went to https://www.piehead.com/ and in giant letters in the center of the page is "HONEST MARKETING." *sigh*

      I'll try to get in touch with someone.

    3. Bicyclefish on June 13

      If you're still trying to contact Erik for your rewards, you may have luck via Piehead & Co. where he's "director of content". He hasn't logged here since Aug 2 2015.
      https://twitter.com/CM_Portsmouth/status/736270932428345344
      https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikheumiller

    4. MannyLaMancha on February 29, 2016

      Did you ever donate the wall-sized ones to the children's hospitals?

    5. MannyLaMancha on January 18, 2016

      I've tried calling, e-mailing, and the AG. Nothing.

    6. Bicyclefish on January 14, 2016

      My sympathies to all still waiting for their reward yet being ignored. FYI, Erik does have time to make holiday videos though: https://vimeo.com/148966069

    7. MannyLaMancha on December 19, 2015

      From another backer last year:

      It's so close to Xmas, all over our place,
      We seek magnetic comics, but there's not a trace.

      "But that can't be right", I think to myself;
      "I paid up my pledge in Two Thousand and Twelve!"

      I know that delivery was meant to be,
      In a couple of months, at a push maybe three.

      The children in class were all very keen,
      To use them for work in Twenty Thirteen.

      We waited and waited for them to appear,
      Spring became summer, then autumn drew near.

      The old class had left me in early July
      The next year found new kids who wanted to try

      Folks started posting views on the delay,
      But Erik was found to have little to say.

      He claimed that responding for minutes a week,
      would stop final items being well-made and chic

      And so a year passed, and many said "Hey!
      Is there any chance rewards will come our way?"

      A12 months after funding reached $66 grand,
      It seemed that few backers had comics in hand.

      We entered another year, Twenty One Four
      With hopes we would not have to wait for much more

      But still Erik kept us mostly in the dark
      His updated timetable wide of the mark

      And then it became the anniversary
      Of when 20 comics should have been with me

      But nothing arrived, not even a word
      Courtesy's something of which Erik's not heard

      Soon time since funding was a year and a half
      By now we were angry, not having a laugh

      Kickstarter was hopeless and just fobbed us off,
      Even when we said, "Enough is enough!"

      Of the total pledge it had taken its share
      Had we got our reward? KS doesn't care

      Perhaps every month Erik deigns to log in
      But won't reply to any electronic din

      My second class left after another year,
      No magnetic comics brought it any cheer

      And so we have reached two years since the last pledge
      With no sign of what Erik's done with the wedge

      But still I have hope that this project's alive
      And will finally end, in Twenty One Five...

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      Jon Deuchler on December 3, 2015

      So we are coming up on 6 months since the last update. Eric finally contacted me about a month after that update and I responded but I haven't heard anything since. I pledged for a large magnet comic with some custom images. I've received nothing and not expect to. It's disappointing and has caused me to think twice about backing other projects. I wonder how many others have stopped using Kickstarter and Indigogo (or any other crowdfunding site) because of an experience like this.

    9. MannyLaMancha on December 2, 2015

      I don't have Instagram; can someone try this? "Hey guys. I got my comic a long while back. It's sad to see people not get theirs and get no response from him. Honestly at this point he can't still be shipping them out. And if he is he needs a credible explanation now. Seriously.
      So with that being said. If you guys want a way to contact him here is a way. It worked because I did this and I got a response. I feel bad doing it but I feel worse for folks who get no response 3 years running. Contact his friend on Instagram by username honeyface. I'd ask that you be respectful and plead for help to this person. I did and she was able to help "kickstart" my shipment.
      Again, I did this but I did it without anger or terseness. I respectfully pleaded for help.
      Good luck to you guys.
      Not to kick you when your down but I love mine. It's a great product."

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      P Ldn1 on December 1, 2015

      I still haven't received mine - surely you can get the last few out of the door?

    11. Dennis Keating on November 26, 2015

      I live in Honolulu and have still not received anything from Eric. I have sent him my address on several occasions.
      Under the Post comment button is the message "Be respectful and considerate."
      It is difficult to act this way, when Erik has systematically and continually shown myself and others Zero Respect and Zero Consideration. Erik made something like 10x's the amount of money he sought, yet he has chosen to treat those people who trusted him, as if they are dirt.

    12. MannyLaMancha on November 19, 2015

      Oh. I guess I can't PM other backers on Kickstarter. Can't say I've ever tried before.

    13. MannyLaMancha on November 19, 2015

      Thank you very much fr. It was especially a bummer for me when it was going to a be a birthday or Christmas or anniversary present, rinse and repeat for three years. I also really hope that he did donate a large one to the children's hospital like he said he would. I'm afraid that I don't have Instagram - would you be kind enough to politely reach out and contact his friend again? I'm also PMing this to you.

      "Dear Honeyface (nope, not a pick up line - I just don't know your real name.)
      It's my understanding that you have been kind enough to provide assistance to another backer of Erik's magnet comic project, and now I humbly ask on behalf of those remaining without our rewards three years later for your help. Could you please find it in your heart to nudge Erik back onto Kickstarter so that he may reach out and make good on finishing his project? I was one of his biggest cheerleaders for a year, but have just realized from looking through my messages from the last few years that he has never actually responded to me. :-( On behalf of all of his backers, thank you."

    14. fr on November 17, 2015

      Hey guys. I got my comic a long while back. It's sad to see people not get theirs and get no response from him. Honestly at this point he can't still be shipping them out. And if he is he needs a credible explanation now. Seriously.
      So with that being said. If you guys want a way to contact him here is a way. It worked because I did this and I got a response. I feel bad doing it but I feel worse for folks who get no response 3 years running. Contact his friend on Instagram by username honeyface. I'd ask that you be respectful and plead for help to this person. I did and she was able to help "kickstart" my shipment.
      Again, I did this but I did it without anger or terseness. I respectfully pleaded for help.
      Good luck to you guys.
      Not to kick you when your down but I love mine. It's a great product.

    15. Henning on November 2, 2015

      I really have been patient with Eric and this Kickstarter project – we are all human and mistakes happen so the last thing I wanted to do was blame anyone for having miscalculated the efforts and the work it takes to finish such a project. Guess a lot of companies that went on Groupon can tell a similar story of being overwhelmed and understaffed.

      But in the end I simply cannot justify any of this behaviour... I have up until this day not received my reward and although there has been a package shipped (at least that's what the tracking info said) it was sent to the wrong address. I have contacted Eric long beforehand and sent the correct address but that has been ignored.

      No contact / reply whatsoever to any of my mails.

      Shame on you Eric for letting me down, I've put my trust in you.

    16. MannyLaMancha on October 22, 2015

      Can I please have my magnet comic?

    17. MannyLaMancha on September 10, 2015

      Erik, I have received goodies from 38 projects that I have backed since yours.

    18. Dennis Keating on August 19, 2015

      Still waiting. Correction my last message should have said Erik, not Eric.

    19. Dennis Keating on August 19, 2015

      I am still waiting for mine. I live in Honolulu, Hawaii and have heard nothing nor received anything from Eric.

    20. Anthony on August 11, 2015

      My small group of grade 6 students loved the magnetic comics. It was a good tool to teach them how to tell their stories and contain their ideas in just three panels.
      Thanks, again.

    21. MannyLaMancha on August 6, 2015

      Eric, I guess the thing that bothers me is that I was one of your biggest advocates for over a year, but despite comments and messages, haven't heard from you since year one. I'm still waiting; are others?

    22. MannyLaMancha on July 21, 2015

      Congrats! If only I could be so lucky.

    23. dunster on July 20, 2015

      Today received the Magnet Comics, there are wonderful.
      Thanks finally.

    24. Sven Schirmer
      Superbacker
      on July 14, 2015

      YESSSSSSSS !

      My first kickstarter pledge arrived today at my home. Now I prepare the custom characters, draw the first comic and give my wife her long promised christmas present ;)

      Thank you very much Erik. It is a very nice result, it could not have been better. You will now help me to let my wife smile (not only because of your product but also because of my drawing abilities to finish the comic strip...)

    25. Ali Grotkowski
      Superbacker
      on July 13, 2015

      I'm so happy to have finally received mine today! Most wonderful! Thanks for the great custom characters too!

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      Don Ellingsworth on July 11, 2015

      I'm still waiting on mine...Where can i go to find tracking information?

    27. MannyLaMancha on July 10, 2015

      Congrats bicyclefish! How many others are still waiting? *raises hand*

    28. Bicyclefish on July 8, 2015

      Erik found my returned package, which he'd addressed with the wrong zip code. It arrived this week in excellent condition. The frame is well made, and my magnets aren't excessively curled, but the magnets are rather weak and tend to fall off.
      I have no thank yous, however, as this was a long, frustrating process that could've been avoided had my many comments and messages asking for an update and informing Erik I've not received anything not been ignored. Instead my package sat among a "handful of returned shipments" for nearly a year.
      At least it's over. Best of luck to the rest of you. I can only suggest you try sending a message to the character art email in the last update. Perhaps your reward sits upon the returns shelf too.

    29. Sven Schirmer
      Superbacker
      on July 2, 2015

      I received my tracking link yesterday. So finally, my first Kickstarter pledge is on its way home :)
      Yepee

    30. Bicyclefish on July 1, 2015

      After endless emails and pestering Erik finally informed me my reward was shipped "almost a year ago" -- no actual date provided -- and I "should have received an email with shipping confirmation at the time" which I didn't ever get. But had he checked his email, these comments or my many update requests via Kickstarter messages this allegedly lost package probably would have been caught long ago. So unless Erik offers a replacement or refund, I'm basically out my donation with nothing to show for it. Amazing.

    31. Stuart Lees on July 1, 2015

      Sick of waiting, and waiting

    32. Ken Hargreaves
      Superbacker
      on June 29, 2015

      I received mine in Vancouver Canada. Thanks Erik.

    33. Andrea Grey Redman on June 26, 2015

      Very grateful to have received my magnetic comic this week (in Ontario, Canada). Merci.

    34. MannyLaMancha on June 25, 2015

      *still waiting in California* - just the basic one, not custom characters

    35. Raimund on June 25, 2015

      Mine arrived yesterday. International shipment to Germany.
      I’m not even mad. That the arrived after such a long time is amazing.

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      Jon Deuchler on June 24, 2015

      Still nothing in St Louis and no responses to the messages I sent.

    37. Nick May
      Superbacker
      on June 24, 2015

      Just got mine in Australia with my custom characters! All good things take time...now I have to cut those suckers out.

    38. Matthias Buchetics on June 24, 2015

      2 years and 3 months late but mine really did just arrive here in Austria, including my additional characters drawn by myself. Looks very nice.

    39. Ben 76 Roscoe on June 23, 2015

      Mine arrived yesterday (UK) it's pretty good shame it has taken so long but at least it got here in the end

    40. MannyLaMancha on June 21, 2015

      Well, let's just see if the rest of us get our things first.

    41. Capricorne on June 20, 2015

      Received mine today, in France. Glad to see this project finally over. Beyond the delays, the manufacturing problems and the lack of communication, this is a great object, nicely crafted and really fun. I sincerely hope you'll find somehow an efficient way to produce more stuff for it after all the backers are served.

    42. William Burke on June 18, 2015

      Would have been nice to have gotten an e-mail tW0 years ago abut not having my pictures. And Now that the person, my Mother to whom I was going to use this with has passed away Leaves me more pissed off. And to make it our fault you don't have them is in poor taste Erik

    43. fr on June 17, 2015

      Mine came in today as well. Custom art included. Yay!!
      https://instagram.com/p/4DUaszzOqh/

    44. Agustian on June 17, 2015

      Just got it today @fr.

    45. Jim Bellmore on June 17, 2015

      Got mine today!!!
      HAHA!! Erik, You magnificent bastard, I knew you'd come through!!!!

    46. Jim Bellmore on June 17, 2015

      @Keith & Emily - in the comments of Update 29, Erik said the custom packs would ship separately as they were completed.

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      Keith & Emily Cotton on June 17, 2015

      Just got my Magnet Comic in the mail and I'm super excited! However, my custom characters that I paid for are nowhere to be found. Hoping it was a separate shipment. The custom characters were the real draw to this project. Trying to get this message to Erik via twitter, kickstarter, and any other avenues, so that I will hopefully be able to get this figured out.

    48. fr on June 15, 2015

      @Augustin can you let us know if the status moves beyond "mailing label created"?

    49. Agustian on June 14, 2015

      It's a little slow, however I've just received a tracking number for my shipment. Thanks Erik. Look forward to receiving it.

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