Shipping, just slowly...
Hello all, and thanks for your patience. Now many of you are getting this update, smugly holding your safely-delivered order, with a devious grin. "I'm not waiting, I got mine, woo hoo!," you say to your cat, who of course does enjoy sleeping on top of that rigid box of Lovecraftian goodness. And thankfully, those delivered copies? They have almost all been perfect. We've had just ONE get damaged in shipping so far, out of hundreds of orders, so we are thrilled that all this time spent in packing is worthwhile (and so look forward to the fact we are jinxing ourselves and will hear about another one in about 30 seconds...)
But there are many more that have NOT shipped yet, and for that we are sorry. It turns out this was ready to start packaging later than we hoped, another late project needed to start at the same time, and the beleaguered warehouse was in the middle of a third already. A perfect storm of... well... making everyone unhappy. Huzzah! Now Comic Cavalcade, our warehouse/shipping sister company, is a small firm, just like Avatar. We done gone and broke it with all this at once. But at no point are we willing to sacrifice the quality of care taken with each order. There is also the reality that new orders are constantly coming in. Someone who orders two recent comics this week isn't really interested in waiting for over 1000 orders for various Kickstarters to get filled first. Nor should they have to wait, it becomes an juggling game of what gets done when. Of course we don't want anyone waiting, however best of intentions only get us so far.
Clearly, we goofed. We were SO excited to tell you all that things were shipping, and start getting these out the door, that we jumped the gun. While they ARE shipping, probably our best course of action would have been to spend several months just piling things up, then try to ship lots all at once. It means from the first out the door to the last, its a long span of time. That is bloody annoying, we know.
$199 and $299 and up orders have some good news in that we are going to start adding orders with the signed copies to the stream end of this month (June). We've figured out how best to handle it to make sure nothing gets confused as we are indeed paranoid about sending out an order without their signed copy! The hope is July and August sees those all shipped. We can live to dream at least!
Honestly, we hate putting any dates on things at this point because our track record of estimating is, kindly put, rather poor. But as we have been, anyone who sends a us a Message gets a reply. Everyone. We've been spending over an hour a day just dealing with that, but want to make sure folks know, no one is forgotten. Everyone will get their order. And you are going to freaking love it, these are just beautiful!
As has been the case, no comic shops and no Amazon copies of this Slipcase. These aren't going to turn up somewhere annoying for you while you wait (and wait, and wait, yes we know). Your support means the World to us, but the best way we can show our respect and appreciation for that is to deliver a superior product, lovingly cared for, into your hands.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We wish we were Elder Gods, but sadly, just mortals with tape guns.