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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.

Continuing to Ship...


Hi all,

I wanted to update everyone as to the status of shipments. Coordinating the contents of each package with the amount of custom work and variation of rewards has been a challenge, but I've got a system in place that works. I did however hit a little bit of a quality control snag.

Some of the boards that were made earlier in the process were a bit problematic when assembled. The pockets that each panel are glued into were a little to tight early on and I've since changed the design to allow for easier assembly, but in checking some of the boards before packing them up I've noticed a few that have this issue:

The pocket was too tight and it forces the panel upward. It's fixable but requires removing the panels and re-milling the boards, sanding again and assembling a second time. This has added some time to the process, but I'm working to get these fixed and mailed out.

Another issue that slowed things down was a broken air compressor. It's replacement was far too noisy to operate in my shared workshop for hours on end, so I had to take the time to build a sound dampening enclosure for it. This quickly overheated the compressor despite having a fan for ventilation. After a melting plastic smell and the dread of nearly starting a fire, I had but one choice left. Use a compressor in an approved area and run the air hose from it all the way to my space over 200 ft. away.

After $300 in parts and about 50 trips up and down a ladder, the air hose is installed and working like a charm. The remaining character packs should be stamped out relatively quickly as they go about 1 per minute. I'm going to have some extra hands help with the stamping this week to get it squared away while I'm at work so I can focus on packaging and shipping stuff throughout this week.

Here is what's physically left to ship:

Domestic US Orders: 300 - (over 100 of which will go out this coming Monday)

International Orders: 427

For the remaining US orders I've switched to USPS Flat Rate envelopes to save money since I've already shipped the cheapest and closest rewards to my location. I'm hoping to ship about 100 packages every couple of days from here on out. Obviously that's my perfect world scenario and this project has rarely followed that schedule, but I'm hopeful to try and finally wrap things up this month.

Sorry for the long delay and I'm eager to get everyone their rewards. Thanks so much for sticking with this and for originally backing the project.


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    1. kenshinjeff on May 28, 2014

      Hi, what's going on? I haven't received my comic yet. It was supposed to be a gift.......

    2. Mary Kenyon on May 27, 2014

      Just wanted to make sure I didn't miss an update so I logged in. I look forward to the comic board.

    3. Mary Kenyon on May 23, 2014

      Just wanted to make sure I didn't miss an update so I logged in. I look forward to the comic board.

    4. Chris Hudson
      on May 22, 2014

      Hi Erik,

      Is there any up date on the international shipping situation?

    5. Mike Morrison on May 12, 2014

      will we get an update before we reach the 2 month gap....?

      I doubt it

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      Michael Fisk on May 9, 2014

      Please update with the current status.

    7. Steven Ward on May 9, 2014

      I'm about to the point where I would like a refund too. What's the latest update?

    8. Charles Tsai
      on May 5, 2014

      How can I get my money back?

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      Marilyn Pifer on May 4, 2014

      Still hoping to receive this soon. Would appreciate an additional update.

    10. Warrick on April 29, 2014

      Thanks for the update. When will you finish the International shipping?

    11. Don Meyer on April 27, 2014

      Guess mine's in that last domestic 200, which will ship... when?

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      Matthew Nelson on April 27, 2014

      I live in the city next to you, and I haven't received my order yet. Can I just stop by and meet you at a cafe or somewhere and pick it up?

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      Josh Speer on April 17, 2014

      A month without updates. Can we please get an update?

    14. Sarah Mercer on April 16, 2014

      Hi Eric, any updates as to shipping etc?

    15. Britta Carlson on April 15, 2014

      So it has taken a month to ship the remaining 200 domestic orders???

    16. Mike Morrison on April 14, 2014

      Any update on the international shipping?


    17. Britta Carlson on March 24, 2014

      So over 100 of the 300 left went out over a week ago... So the other 150 or so went out... When?

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      Matthew Gruba on March 20, 2014

      Hi Erik,

      Thanks for the update. Good to hear things are still moving along.

    19. Mike Morrison on March 17, 2014

      Hi Erik, thanks for the update.
      regular communication, even if its I'm still here... its taking longer than expected makes a big difference

      good luck with this

    20. Britta Carlson on March 17, 2014

      Thanks so much for the update!! I guess that this means there are only 300 total domestic shipments to be made? If that's the case then I look forward to seeing mine very soon=]

    21. Mark Wheadon on March 17, 2014

      I have to say that's good to hear -- progress.

    22. Michael Burnham on March 16, 2014

      Thanks for the update Erik. The family are looking forward to getting this come through at some point in the future. Keep on going, I'm sure once the initial set are done folk will want to buy additional full sets and certainly more character sets.

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      Chris Wahlberg on March 16, 2014

      I got mine a while back, and I like it very much. If you haven't received yours yet, just wait. You'll be very satisfied with it. Erik, thanks for your hard work. it's a great idea, and i wish you well.

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      on March 16, 2014

      Thank you for including information on the number of units left to ship! It shows that there's light at the end of the tunnel.

    25. Alexander Scholten
      on March 16, 2014

      Erik, appreciate the update. Thanks!

    26. Stephen Yeardley on March 16, 2014

      Good to have an update Erik, and one that shows up the process is moving forward. As others have said, I'm too am looking forward to receiving this great idea and sharing it with the class!

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      Nicholas Stockdale on March 16, 2014

      Thanks Erik. Perhaps you can tell us what you plan to do after all the kickstarter rewards have gone out? After all this was about bring your great idea to the world, it would be a shame to stop after you've fulfilled your backers promises.

    28. Sven Schirmer
      on March 16, 2014

      Thank you for the update Erik. Much appreciated. Keep going and we all will be happy in the end. Not all, but most of us including me.

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      hashish on March 16, 2014

      Wow I wonder if I'll actually get mine this time.

    30. Jim B.
      on March 15, 2014

      Good on ya, Erik!! Keep up the hard work! Glad to see you working through all the setbacks!

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      David Lawson on March 15, 2014

      Thanks for the update. Looking forward to receiving mine.

    32. James Kooi on March 15, 2014

      Thanks for sticking with it Erik! Sounds like it has been a really tough process and I am sorry you have had to go through that. I am looking forward to the product and seeing your amazing idea come to life. Good luck the rest of the way you will make it!

    33. Nick May
      on March 15, 2014

      Great to hear that you're getting there, despite all of the setbacks. Keep plugging away - I'm really keen to get this!

    34. Siobhan on March 15, 2014

      Glad to hear you're catching up! Not far to go now.

    35. MannyLaMancha on March 15, 2014

      Thank you, Erik. You've had so many setbacks - if only you had shared news like this with us I feel you wouldn't have had to face such a backlash. I look forward to getting my strip. Thanks for pushing through.

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      Jenise on March 15, 2014

      Thanks very much for the update! Looking forward to receiving this.

    37. fr on March 15, 2014

      Thanks for the update.