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The Spring 2013 Benign Kingdom Collection featuring the work of comic artists Emily Carroll, Gigi D.G., Tyson Hesse, and Phil McAndrew.
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Benign Kingdom

876 backers pledged $45,503 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Nick van Vugt on May 28, 2013

      Hey! I just wanted to let you know I received my hardcover copy today - it looks outstanding. Thanks for another great art book (and thank you for keeping the text on the spines lined up)! You should send some folks over to the Midnite Monsters campaign - I'm really excited for that one too!

    2. Creator TheKillShirt on April 30, 2013

      I sent you an important message through the site...I need to either change my shipping address if my package hasn't shipped yet, or, barring that, get a tracking number for the package. I have not received it yet and other packages of mine have been stolen recently. Please respond, thank you.

    3. Creator Seung Lee on April 26, 2013

      Hey I sent y'all a message a couple days ago via KS PM if you haven't seen it yet

    4. Creator Benign Kingdom on April 15, 2013

      @Benjamin Hey Benjamin! We're really sorry to hear that. Can you send us a private message with the full details of the issue so we can resolve it ASAP? Thank you!

    5. Creator Benjamin Rabin on April 12, 2013

      I just got my one random art book, and thought that I was supposed to get a special print as well as a result of one of the stretch goals unlocked. Was that an error in my order, or am I mistaken?

    6. Creator Benign Kingdom on April 5, 2013

      @Luyen We haven't sent out the PDF yet, we'll be emailing all backer with links in the next few weeks. Thanks!

    7. Creator Luyen on April 5, 2013

      Hi! I was wondering if I will get my pdf copy as I receive my hard copy, or should I have received it earlier?

    8. Creator Benign Kingdom on March 14, 2013

      @peterpur a response to the survey gives us your email upon you submitting it. That way we'll be sending the pdf links via email and through Kickstarter since we had issues with people missing the messages via kickstarter alone in the past. Thanks!

    9. Creator Benign Kingdom on March 14, 2013

      @Daniel We are going to be sending out PDFs. We asked for information from you via a backer survey as we had a LOT of people in the last few kickstarters miss the kickstarter messages that included their links to the PDFs. So this time we want to be able to send them both ways to make sure people get their reward link.

    10. Creator Daniel on March 14, 2013

      I'm also a little confused. I think I remember just being able to download the pdfs from the last two collections? I might be wrong! Is there an estimated date for pdf availability?

    11. Creator peterpur on March 13, 2013

      regarding the "needs some info from you", please explain to me: why do i have to provide my physical address, but not my email address, when my reward are the PDF versions?

    12. Creator Keidy Zuniga on February 7, 2013

      Funded! Congratulations! XD

    13. Creator Keidy Zuniga on February 7, 2013

      2 minutes left!

    14. Creator Keidy Zuniga on February 7, 2013

      Hmmmm... I guess we won't make it to 50k. About 45 minutes left but still, A for effort. We got a lot of stretch goals done ^_^

    15. Creator Thomas Comer on February 7, 2013

      Oop there we go! Thanks for being awesome, whoever did that! Thanks for being awesome, everybody!

    16. Creator Keidy Zuniga on February 7, 2013

      Well SOMEONE pushed it over. I wonder if we can get to 50k. 72 minutes left! XD

    17. Creator TheKillShirt on February 7, 2013

      @Thomas: Stole your thunder! lol. This was the goal I really wanted, too, because I may just frame those prints...

    18. Creator Thomas Comer on February 7, 2013

      Only $20 away from those large prints. I'm considering pushing it over myself.

    19. Creator TheKillShirt on February 7, 2013

      You're welcome...just changed my pledge and took us from 44, 980 to 45, 020. Next goal please! =D

    20. Creator Keidy Zuniga on February 7, 2013

      @Fiona: No problem. I've been in that boat before. I'm just glad I can help. ^_^

    21. Creator Fiona on February 7, 2013

      Oh, yes, thank you! I must have been really tired the first time I looked over the pledges, apologies.

    22. Creator Keidy Zuniga on February 7, 2013

      Wow! I just noticed we broke 40k awhile ago and we're STILL going. To 45k or BUST! XD

    23. Creator Keidy Zuniga on February 6, 2013

      @Fiona: If you want the soft-covered individual books it's in the $145 pledge category. If you want the hardcover collection books it's in the $275 pledge category (which is sold out right now) and the $325 pledge category. Make sure to read it if that is what you were asking for. ^_^

    24. Creator Fiona on February 6, 2013

      Hi, is there a pledge category where I can just get the Spring 2013, Fall 2012, and Spring 2012 artbooks?

    25. Creator Henry Chan on February 6, 2013

      @Keidy Zuniga: You're welcome. I was thinking about it for ages and decided to just go for it.

    26. Creator Keidy Zuniga on February 6, 2013

      @Henry Chan: Thanks a lot! As much as I really wanted to get those signatures for that bookplate, the more I thought about it, the more that's just out of my price range. I did want to get all of the books hardcovered though. I plan on flipping through it a lot for inspiration and reference. Maybe someday I'll see some of the artists at a convention and have it signed there. That's always more fun anyways. ^_^

    27. Creator Henry Chan on February 5, 2013

      I've upgraded my pledge so there's now one more $275 reward available.

    28. Creator Keidy Zuniga on February 4, 2013

      Made it to 35K! We broke to another stretch goal! Congrats! XD

    29. Creator Benign Kingdom on January 29, 2013

      @Nich - A pantone is a specially formulated color that is only EVER that color. With full color printing the inks are Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black (CMYK). Every printer and machine has slight variations of colors, so if you want to have one color that is uniform and only ever that color you use a pantone.

    30. Creator Nich Maragos on January 29, 2013

      Now that we've reached the "printing including a pantone" goal... what does that mean?

    31. Creator Benign Kingdom on January 26, 2013

      @Henry Chan - it is pretty awesome. We really love the support and enthusiasm everyone has for Benign Kingdom!

    32. Creator Henry Chan on January 25, 2013

      You've been selected as the Project of the Day. How cool is that?! :D

    33. Creator Keidy Zuniga on January 22, 2013

      $24,999.... You've got to be kidding me! Just $1 for $25k! >.<

    34. Creator Keidy Zuniga on January 21, 2013

      I'm so excited to find this Kickstater! The artists that are shown in these books are AMAZING and I am thankful that to be a part of something so important like this. ^_^

    35. Creator Stephanie Hahn-Wagner on January 18, 2013

      So excited! And sorely annoyed at myself for not getting the previous Benign Kingdom. :(

    36. Creator Bird on January 18, 2013

      I'm a big fan of Gigi's work!

    37. Creator Jacob Hahn on January 17, 2013

      Wow, that hit the goal pretty fast!

    38. Creator Kevin on January 17, 2013

      I'm just curious.. how many pages can we expect each book to be (is there a set/minimum number)? Also is this purely an art book showcasing different pieces from each artist or there any story element to it all?

    39. Creator Tony Lejeck on January 17, 2013

      All you guys had to do was say "Gigi D.G." and I threw down $90! You keep getting the best possible artists, I love you guys!

    40. Creator Benign Kingdom on January 17, 2013

      @Jason Hsu - Any edition with a bookplate is signed by that season's artists!

    41. Creator Jason Hsu on January 17, 2013

      @Benign Creator: does the $110 tier include the artists signatures or doodles on the bookplate? The $110 and $115 pledges from the previous two collections include artist signatures or doodles and i'm hoping that's the case here too.

    42. Creator Annie Stoll on January 17, 2013

      Rawk on BK!! I'm excited as I love all of these artists and am excited to support this most excellent cause!