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The world of comics, via the voices of writers, illustrators, distributors, Hollywood storytellers, and global fans of the art form.
The world of comics, via the voices of writers, illustrators, distributors, Hollywood storytellers, and global fans of the art form.
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    1. Ron Vink on June 20

      Crooks, plain and simple.

    2. Christopher Daley on June 17

      Remember when this wasn't just someone stealing from you.

    3. Jack Chiu
      Superbacker
      on May 1

      @john
      Thanks for posting that. I pretty much stopped crowdfunding comic creators after getting burned like this.

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      john layman on April 14

      I remember when this project was still technically alive, Brandon Jerwa was tweeting how he was in London (on the dime of us, its backers,) and how much he was drinking, how much fun he was having, and how much he was spending. That tweet has since been deleted.

      Some time thereafter, Brandon Jerwa told me he was in dire financial straights and needed money or his child could not eat. I wired him several hundred dollars to make sure he would get through the troubled time. I called him some time later and he screamed at me --SCREAMED-- he needed more. That was our last conversation. Shortly thereafter (I guess when he realized now more money was coming,) he blocked me from all social media and has refused to take any calls or communications.

      I don't know how many other people Brandon Jerwa has done this to, but I'm told all his social media is now blocked. My guess is Brandon Jerwa ripped off as many people as he possibly could, and then shut all doors, so he could enjoy everyone else's money with no repercussions.

      Brandon Jerwa, I hope the 19k you conned from all your backers and however many hundreds or thousands of dollars who chiseled from people who thought they were your friends was worth it.

    5. Ian Gonzales on April 7

      Every time I consider backing a Kickstarter project, I think about this specific campaign and wind up passing if the backer doesn't have a proven track record of fulfillment. I am sure there are a lot of projects that delivered but I missed out on because I got ripped off by this. I'm also sure I avoided getting ripped off thanks to the lesson I learned backing this campaign. So, thanks for literally nothing, I guess?

    6. Chris Miglorino on March 26

      So I was looking on youtube for new comic book documentaries... then I remembered I helped fund one. Glad to see that's still not made.

    7. Mike Thompson on March 22

      Is it time to report this as fraud?

    8. Ron Vink on February 22

      Even if delivered information will be 5 yrs + old. Old news. Better rename to Historical Documentary.

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      Mike Ortiz on November 17, 2016

      If we aren't going to get a finished piece can you at least let us have some unedited interview footage? Something?

    10. Ian Gonzales on September 23, 2016

      Hello? Any updates?

    11. Mathieu Doublet on August 24, 2016

      We sure would like some more updates about the project. :)

    12. Mathieu Doublet on May 18, 2016

      Hello,

      are there any news since January ?

    13. Leri Jacobs on January 1, 2016

      It's all good Brandon Life can and will at times get in the way

    14. Mathieu Doublet on September 16, 2015

      Any update since june ? :)

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      Kevin Donlan on February 7, 2015

      Just wondering if there are any updates, it has been a very long time.

    16. Ian Gonzales on January 14, 2015

      "We will have something for you to see very, very soon, and you can expect a no-fail update every other Friday for now." June 26, 2014.

    17. UNTOLD TALES OF THE COMIC INDUSTRY Creator on June 26, 2014

      Sorry for the lack of communication on our end. No the quality will not drop. You will now get more content then just a 90min doc. We are working on 8-10, possibly more, full episodes making more like 3-6 hours. The only thing it would effect is you getting even more content then we planned to give you. More discs and we will still have bonus content and unused content for the larger rewards. We will work on the updates so you can see. But you will get more. We didn't realize how much content we would get and we simply can't set aside 60+ hours for one 90min or even 2 hour movie. The stories from everyone are too good.

    18. Ron Vink on May 5, 2014

      NO real updates in a very long time plus changes to format that have unclear effect on pledges. That along with the fact the data that is now going to presented to us will be 2+ years old and really how relevant will it be now? Do not feel like I am going to get a quality product now even if it does deliver. No more Kickstarters for me run by folks I cannot be sure to trust ( ie. have not delivered in the past ). Out!!

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      john layman on May 3, 2014

      "Apologies for a lack of updates. That's a responsibility that I personally failed to live up to, so I'll avoid making excuses and just say that I'm sorry, and I give you my word that we will do better. "--Brandon Jerwa. Feb 7th, 2014.

    20. Andrew Huerta on March 18, 2014

      I had high hopes for this doc. Good thing I only donated 5 bucks for it.

    21. Vincent Dacak on February 7, 2014

      So we finally get an update only to learn that this documentary is now turning to an episodic format. Can you enlighten us as to how this affects our pledges?

    22. Jack Chiu
      Superbacker
      on February 4, 2014

      Any updates since the March 4, 2013 update? I had my hopes up with that update and now it's 11 months later.

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      Patricia Kalin on January 17, 2014

      I'm really sad that I asked folks to back this project. :( No updates? No product?

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      aaron Churchill on January 12, 2014

      Yeah, this is pretty much the reason i'm done with kickstater.

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      john layman on December 28, 2013

      Pretty sure everybody who contributed to this got totally ripped off.

    26. Leri Jacobs on October 9, 2013

      Just keep us in the loop a little more often is all we're asking :-0 Things happens in life, some we can control others we can't. I'm hanging in there I hope everyone else does too! Thanks for all your work Brandon!

    27. Ian Gonzales on September 10, 2013

      How goes the edit? Is there an updated timetable?

    28. Hansel Moreno on September 1, 2013

      I would appreciate an update. Thanks!

    29. UNTOLD TALES OF THE COMIC INDUSTRY Creator on August 21, 2013

      Hey sorry for the delay. We are busy editing adding more interviews and talking with distribution partners. A few personal things did slow down the project, but we are making headway. No one is getting ripped off! We just have way more footage to go through and several options on how to handle the edit. Thank you for your patience, we never knew how many people would want to be in this and we just want to make sure we can get in as many of the stories as we can.

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      john layman on August 21, 2013

      No update in more than 6 months?

    31. Chris Miglorino on June 11, 2013

      So um, did this get made and I didn't receive the download or is this still not done?

    32. Vincent Dacak on February 19, 2013

      So are we ever going to get an update on this project? Or should us backers just assume we've been ripped off?

    33. Ron Vink on October 15, 2012

      Cool. Thanks. Unlike other projects you guys/gals at least give updates when asked. Good luck on the work.

    34. UNTOLD TALES OF THE COMIC INDUSTRY Creator on October 9, 2012

      Still in edit. Lots to go through. We are going to try for a trailer soon. We just have been trying to get a main edit down and then fill in the gaps with a few more interviews. We are also working on a narrator for it.
      Sorry for the silence!

    35. Ron Vink on October 9, 2012

      Can we get a status on this?

    36. Ron Vink on July 16, 2012

      Any kind of update would be appreciated. Approaching a year with no word.

    37. Christian Otholm on June 16, 2012

      Any updates on progress?

    38. Ron Vink on May 17, 2012

      Any kind of update to be had?

    39. Tim Meakins
      Superbacker
      on September 18, 2011

      Here's hoping this leads to a whole series of Tales...
      I'm looking forward to it being so successful that you can fly over here and get a UK perspective at one of our cons (Bristol, Thoughtbubble, Kapow, Glasgow?)...
      Some of those questions would have very different answers, I'm sure!

    40. UNTOLD TALES OF THE COMIC INDUSTRY Creator on September 15, 2011

      My wife Jessica asked me to share this from her Facebook page:

      I just want to say "thank you" to everyone that helped fund Brandon's documentary. He's been a nervous wreck for the past 30 days, and because of you we might both enjoy a night of deep sleep tonight! I'm hoping he'll "sleep like the dead" without the "dead" part.

      $18k is just unbelievable...for a documentary it's considered a smaller budget, yes, but I've seen what they've been able to do so far with no budget...so I just cannot wait for this thing to be made! Congrats Brandon, Ali, and Tom!

    41. susan rubin on September 14, 2011

      Congratulations! Looking forward to watching it.

    42. CHUNK on September 14, 2011

      SWWEEEEEEEEEEEEET! Nice work everybody. now you shall all see me being an idiot for the camera.

    43. Helen Linda on September 14, 2011

      Sweet, congrats y'all!

    44. Jeremy Spurlock on September 14, 2011

      Holy crap you guys, this is awesome.

    45. Shannon W Lentz on September 14, 2011

      Congratulations. That's awesome. I look forward to seeing this film being made.

    46. Pj Perez on September 14, 2011

      GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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      Karen Jerwa on September 14, 2011

      CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU SO DESERVE THIS OPPORTUNITY!!! YOU HAVE WORKED SO HARD FOR SO LONG!

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