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I heard from the AG yesterday. They said Erik has been very good about speaking to them in the past and they will be in touch with him soon. We all know from experience that he will work in short bursts when spurred on.
AG contacted. Waiting to hear back.
I am still waiting for my custom images board.
Any idea when you start with the custom items?
For those still waiting and fed up, call/email the Massechusets Attorney General via their gov site. More complaints, harder the push. It really is frustrating that he does not make his dates and failed to update. And incorrect shipping continues to happen.
Dude, can you please to have the courtesy to reply to my emails. This is seriously a joke!
This is seriously hilarious... To think that he has just started those custom orders after more than TWO YEARS. Hah!!
Yea still waiting...
I would love an update as to the status of custom orders at this stage.
My shipment is still in Pre Shipment. Can you PLEASE respond so I eventually get this?! If this is shipped to the incorrect address it is just a huge comedy... Erik, are you alive?
Finally got it sent, but of course I managed to move in the mean time and when I tried to change the address at USPS they won't allow me and you have to do it. You haven't replied to my request message so I assume this will just dissolve into a black hole in the post... sheesh...
@Marcus Did the AG seem genuinely interested in the matter? I'm wondering if it might be worth other people contacting/filing as well.
@Marcus can you get the AG to call him again. This is getting ridiculous.
Still waiting on a custom order in Florida.
Not here in Connecticut. I emailed and asked to just switch me to a regular order, no custom art. Silence, as usual.
Has anyone gotten their custom order?
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!
Well, he logged in on the 20th
And still waiting...
@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.
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.
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.
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 ... ;)
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.
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.
Still waiting here, too.
Hang on in there guys.
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. ;)
Is anyone else still waiting?
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.
@Manny did you order the custom drawings one?
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.
I just got home from work and it was there waiting on my doorstep. Sydney, Australia.
I'm glad you guys are getting yours. I'm still waiting in California.
Finally Got it! In Dubai!
Thanks Erik. Well Worth the looooonggg wait.
Cheers to not giving up and seeing this to the end, Erik.
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.
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!!
Me before it finally arrived.
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
Got it ! It was worth the (looooooong) wait !
Got it in Canada yesterday!
Got it yesterday - at last!
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
Please check your inbox for my updated shipping address~
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!
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.
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.
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.
@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!