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A customizable comic strip that lets you create your own comics using magnetic characters and a dry-erase marker. Read more

Somerville, MA Comics
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This project was successfully funded on December 16, 2012.

A customizable comic strip that lets you create your own comics using magnetic characters and a dry-erase marker.

Somerville, MA Comics
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    1. Creator Todd Burrick 1 day ago

      Not here in Connecticut. I emailed and asked to just switch me to a regular order, no custom art. Silence, as usual.

    2. Creator Jason Wendling 1 day ago

      Has anyone gotten their custom order?

    3. Creator fr 3 days ago

      At this rate I will get my exploding kitten game before this. At this rate I will get the reward from the project where the creator DIED before I get this. That's just SAD!

    4. Creator MannyLaMancha 6 days ago

      Well, he logged in on the 20th

    5. Creator Britta Carlson on February 21

      And still waiting...

    6. Creator fr on February 15

      @Marcus perhaps the AG can force him to post monthly updates and explain why he keeps missing his mark and provide numbers. Or maybe just come out with the truth. I still after all this time do not mind waiting. I just want to know the real reason.

    7. Creator Marcus Frasier on February 13

      I had the MA AG look into this, and Erik promised them he was moving forward and fulfilling. Looks like, as usual, he did a bit, then fell off again.

      Unsurprised, and glad that I did not close my complaint.

    8. Creator Tom Bratchford on February 10

      What gets me is that he has learned nothing, or applied nothing that he has learned along the way.

      People want open and honest communications - it's still not happening.

      The backers have theorised about every single way it could have gone wrong, and pretty much said each time that they deal with can whatever scenario it is better if Erik will only be honest about it...

      I think he's lost track of whether he has already fulfilled some orders, that's why he's not being forthcoming about how many are left... because he doesn't know.

      If Erik asked his backers, I'm guess most would be honest, some he'd know were lying based on existing records, and he could go forward knowing exactly how many he needs to fulfill... why am I bothering speculating, we'll never know the truth.

    9. Creator fr on February 9

      Hey @MarkWheadon. I am holding on. But I finally let go and fell down the well and broke my leg. Every few hours Erik pops his head at the top, tells me he is amassing a small army to rescue me and should have me out lickitty split. He has done this a few times, but I'm still here ... in the well ... waiting ... ;)

    10. Creator Bicyclefish on February 9

      Backed the reward with the additional character set and have not received any shipping notice or replies to messages. I'm a domestic backer, but an international backer also reports diddlysquat. Personally, the experience has made it such that I could not enjoy the item even if I ever receive it, and I'd prefer a refund at this point.

    11. Creator Todd Burrick on February 8

      Still nothing in Connecticut. And never any answers from my messages to Erik. At this point I would gladly exchange my custom reward for a standard pack. Anything other than nothing at this point.

    12. Creator Geoff Munn on February 7

      Still waiting here, too.

    13. Creator Mark Wheadon on February 6

      Hang on in there guys.

    14. Creator fr on February 5

      Me me me. Just you and me man. Woohoo. His message said we should get it a week after his last post. In normal time I assume this to mean 2 more months. Almost there man. Almost here. ;)

    15. Creator MannyLaMancha on February 4

      Is anyone else still waiting?

    16. Creator MannyLaMancha on January 30

      Nope. Just the basic one: One complete Magnet Comic including the strip, stand, 4 characters (9 expressions each) and marker. Also includes a thank you on the website.

    17. Creator fr on January 29

      @Manny did you order the custom drawings one?

    18. Creator Tom Bratchford on January 29

      Magnet comic rec'd in Adelaide, Australia.

      Minor concerns: Magnets a little curly & not very strong. 48 hrs under a pile of books helped a lot.
      Overall very satisfied with the product, it is as described.
      Disappointed with the service: not so much the wait, as the lack of communication, and it's misleading nature when it did exist.

      Have had several creatives approach me who are entranced by the concept, but I've had to advise them that any order of this product carries a risk, so instead of happily recommending the product, I've had to say "It's a great product, but..."

      I am trying to create a comic a day for a wonth (wonth = working month). It's working well so far, three days in.

    19. Creator Morris Umali on January 28

      I just got home from work and it was there waiting on my doorstep. Sydney, Australia.
      Thanks :D

    20. Creator MannyLaMancha on January 27

      I'm glad you guys are getting yours. I'm still waiting in California.

    21. Creator Subhash Rajan on January 27

      Finally Got it! In Dubai!
      Thanks Erik. Well Worth the looooonggg wait.
      Cheers to not giving up and seeing this to the end, Erik.

    22. Creator fr on January 24

      I think the fastest way is to post Instagram or Twitter with hashtag "magnetcomic" that way everyone can see new things as they come. No need for a large formal community.

    23. Creator Simone Savogin on January 23

      Hi Erik and hi all. I received my magnet comic and started producing a stupid load of silly strips. I didn't check here often, so I don't know if anybody already asked this question, but: is there a place where we all can post our strips? (don't say facebook, 'cause i hate it... eheh)
      A community could gather and share strips, comment, give hints and ideas, vote... anything.
      If there's one, I'll join, if there isn't one, i think we could create it.
      I'd love to know what you all come up with (and what you think of my stupid jokes).
      Anyway, thanks!!! It's a great tool!!

    24. Creator Anthony on January 23

      I received it. Finally.
      I bought it when I was just about to finish up on my teaching degree, thinking that it would be a great resource for the kids. Two years later, I'm no longer a teacher, but wow this product still excites me!
      Thank you for hand making it - I feel rather special, now.

      Anthony from Sydney Australia

    25. Creator Galfaille on January 23

      Got it ! It was worth the (looooooong) wait !

    26. Creator Tess McCormick on January 22

      Got it in Canada yesterday!

    27. Creator Stefan Schober on January 22

      Got it yesterday - at last!
      Nice Gadget.
      Stefan, Germany

    28. Creator Dennis Keating on January 22

      Erik, I live in Honolulu, Hawaii. I have not received anything. I sent $35.00 and have given you two shipping addresses. Please shp to either one.
      Dennis Keating, PO Box 75100, Honolulu, HI 96836
      Dennis Keating, 400 Hobron Lane # 910, Honolulu, HI 96815
      Thank you,
      Dennis Keating

    29. Creator Jim Bellmore on January 21

      Hey, Erik!
      Please check your inbox for my updated shipping address~

    30. Creator Sam Horrell on January 21

      The cherry on the cake for this project? Having to deal with my awful former house mate because Eric couldn't be bothered to read one of the 3 emails I sent asking for a change of address after over a year wait. If you're going to take that long expect some changes of address and read your damn email!

    31. Creator nikopol on January 21

      Switzerland: I got my magnet comic today. I'm very impressed with the quality. This was worth waiting for - but with more communication the waiting could have been actually fun.

    32. Creator Mark Wheadon on January 21

      Well, for what it's worth, mine arrived and the actual product is very well done. The wood is very neatly cut and finished, everything fits will -- beautifully crafted. The magnets will need to spend some time in a heavy book to make them perfectly flat but in my case they're not so curved that they don't attach.

      It looks precisely like the promo pictures and delivers the promised experience.

      So the man's a skilled craftsman and artist -- just don't ever let him near any organisational / project management role.

    33. Creator Patrick Kidwell on January 20

      I sent two emails about a change of address and still it has been shipped (and delivered today apparently) to my previous address! The current occupants are less than desirable and I know I'll never see my magnetic comic strip. I'm very disappointed.

    34. Creator Alexander Scholten on January 19

      @Stephen: All of the magnets were curled, however a good day and a half in a thick book helped. The magnet isn't strong so straightening them out is required (as you can see on the picture). It is also difficult to clean the white spaces.

      But enough criticism, the family loves it. Both kids made a comic :-) hilarious!

    35. Creator Stephen Yeardley on January 18

      18th Jan; "Most (not ALL) of the international shipments are out the door, including the classroom packs so you should all be receiving email notifications when they ship." Cool news if you are part of the "most" and I've said thanks. My change of address was acknowledged. @Alexander a few days ago, those magnets don't look good at all! What percentage roughly are curled like that, please? I makes the strip look pretty rough-and-ready.

    36. Creator Michael Lee on January 17

      I also have not received my shipment and I too am a CONUS (Stateside) backer. I am requesting confirmation that my items have shipped.

    37. Creator William Burke on January 17

      Jezz Erik I live 14 miles from you Switzerland get there before me dam!! No offense Christian Stettler :)

    38. Creator Bicyclefish on January 16

      @MannyLaMancha: Domestic here. I've heard nothing. International friend hasn't heard anything either.
      @fr: There's some images under the #magnetcomic hashtag from 2013 and 2014, but many are multiple posts from the same people. I'm not sure how many were from KS backers though and how many purchased their set from Erik at a convention. I also noticed the later images show the curling issue with the magnets.
      Erik said: "...Classroom Packs hit the mail on 12/29 and should be delivered in early January [...] international orders are still heading out the door slowly but steadily. And the (x5) oversized boards are heading out just after the new year as well."
      I too would love to know if anyone received the classroom and oversized rewards.

    39. Creator Mark Wheadon on January 16

      He also says that he's slowly but steadily fulfilling orders whereas all evidence points to him doing nothing for long periods of time followed by small, short bursts of activity...

    40. Creator fr on January 15

      Yea. I'm a domestic. I am the special artwork. I take this to mean I will be dead last. Still. For the folks who got there's mind posting on Twitter or Instagram with hashtag #magnetcomic I would love to see yours.

      An observation. Erik said that he checks all the time for address changes, however based on the comments, this does not seem to be the case. I hope those get there. Also that teacher, I wonder if he got his classroom packs.

    41. Creator MannyLaMancha on January 15

      I'm glad you international guys are getting yours; are there any other domestics out there that haven't heard anything?

    42. Creator Christian Stettler on January 15

      Received my package yesterday. Zürich, Switzerland
      Thanks Erik

    43. Creator Greg Yoon on January 15

      Just received mine with the extra blanks. Malaysia

    44. Creator Mark Wheadon on January 14

      I'm in the UK and early this morning received email saying:

      We wanted to let you know that your order (#xxxx) was shipped via USPS, USPS First Class Package Intl on 1/14/2015

      So that's some 20 months late, but it looks like my wait will soon be over. I've moved house in the meantime (ages ago), but luckily I gave my work address for shipping.

      I won't say "well done" as nothing about the way this project has been run has been done well.

    45. Creator Sam Horrell on January 14

      I got my shipping confirmation today, imagine my surprise to find all the messages I sent requesting a change of address have been ignored. Lucky I still live in the same city.

    46. Creator Dirk Huesmann on January 14

      This was the first project I backed on kickstarter. It was back in the year 2012! Finally I got my shipping notice yesterday and I am beginning thinking about the first comic strip I like to draw/write. I am really excited now...even after two years of waiting... ;-)

    47. Creator Alexander Scholten on January 13

      Here a picture of our first comic. The magnets are now for the night in a thick book. Hope that this straightens them out a bit. Other then that looks great!!…

    48. Creator Thomas Mikkelsen on January 13

      My double set arrived in Denmark today too (yesterday actually, but only picked it up today)

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