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Update #22

Fall 2012 Prints Available on the Store!

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Hello!

We wanted to let everyone know we finally have all the Fall 2012 Prints up in our online store. So if there were any you missed out on you can get them now. 

We also wanted to let you know that we are trying out a new type of project with Benign Kingdom - the Midnite Monsters.

It is our first set of books outside these seasonal collections and we'd love to do a lot more of these types of projects.

Capture Creatures is inspired by Ken Sugimori's feat of designing the original 151 Pokemon in a single year. Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson have created 151 unique creatures, relations, and descriptors. 

 the Exquisite Beast is a series of illustrations of a monster evolving traded between Yuko and Evan. All illustrations were done with ink and inkwash. 

 Midnite Surprise V2 is a collection of material from KC Green's art blog - midnitesurprise.tumblr.com this collection features a new collection of work featuring original illustrations, comics, and more.

As always, if you're a backer and you haven't received your rewards yet, please message us so we can look into it. Thanks!


Update #21

Shipping Completed as of Dec 17, 2012

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Hi everyone, 

Shipping completed for all orders by December 17, 2012. All packages were shipped with their full rewards. 

If you are a domestic US backer and you have not received your reward, send us a message. 

For international orders there is unfortunately no way to track where a package is, once it clears customs that's all we know. International packages can take anywhere from 6-8 weeks to arrive, so this means it could be as late as February that rewards reach everyone.

We have also slowly been working through a number of international backers that did not include the added cost of international shipping. We have been addressing them in order on an individual basis and are almost done with the list. 

Once again thanks for backing the project and we hope you enjoy your rewards!


Update #20 - For backers only

It is our birthday, thanks to you!

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Update #19

Shipping Still Going

Hello Everyone, 

Shipping is still ongoing. We're about halfway through all the rewards at this time. We thank everyone for their patience. We are not happy that we are passed the estimated delivery dates but we even with multiple contingency plans in problems at manufacturing and the worst natural disaster to hit the NE in decades have pushed things back beyond the estimations we had on hand. Rest assured though that all rewards are going out and we are processing tiers daily. 

For those of you curious as to what exactly happened here's the long of it...

All rewards were due to deliver by the beginning of October, we had multiple people scheduled to work during the first few weeks of the month. Everything was delivered to our manufacturing partners on schedule and initially things were going smoothly. 

In mid September we received the first advances of the individual art books. Three of the books looked great, and one of them had a major color balance issue. We inspected files, talked to the printer and they admitted the error was on their end. The issue was they would need to reprint all those individual books, which meant none of the collections could be bound, which would push delivery back for all those items until mid-late October.

That time frame meant we would lose some of the people scheduled to help us prep shipments. None of which could be prepped in advance since the key part, the books, were not fully delivered. 

The books and extras having arrived we went to work... and then Sandy happened. We were without power for nearly a week and afterward needed to survey the work area for any damages, and coordinate with the Post Office to assure they could handle bulk shipments again. 

While all that was happening our team leader had to go back to the opposite coast to start a transcontinental relocation. Which left us with a bare bones of 1-2 people working on the shipments due to scheduling conflicts with the other members we had slotted to assist us with the work. 

So that's been the situation. We are working as fast as we can with the little crew we have, and as we said, we're over half finished at this point in time. Apologies that we didn't make it as clear earlier how much of a setback Hurricane Sandy had on us and the shipping process. We've basically had our noses to the grindstone since we got back up to capacity. 


Update #18

Shipping Back in Swing

Hello everyone, 

We finally got power back over the weekend and hurried to get everything in order to start shipping again. A lot of the rewards have gone out, but we found that due to some power related issues we had some corruption to a server we were using for our shipping data. This means there were a few duplicate shipments that went out. If you were sent a second shipment we'll be sending you a follow up email shortly with instructions. 

For those of you who have yet to receive your rewards we are working to get them processed as fast as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience. 


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