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Thanks so much. I received this today and it is great. Thank you for cleaning up this mix up so quickly, I'm sure it was just an oversight. Thx
@Philip @Bryan @Alan - so sorry for the mixup! We'll get copies out to you today! Thanks for checking in with us!
I forgot I even backed this. I have never received this. This is the third Kickstarter pledge that has failed me :-(
Didn't receive all of my pledge still, haven't had the portfolio interview
I didn't get a copy as well. Please send me one.
@William - yours is on the way as well! Sorry for what was likely a shipping mishap!
@Archieoi - we've sent out replacements to any who's may have been lost in transit. We'll be sure to get yours out in our next shipment :)
Thanks for your patience!
I am in the same boat, never got a copy. Almost forgot as well. :P
I also haven't received anything (and almost totally forgot that I backed this project) - can you follow up? Thanks!
Still have not received my book. Anyway to track where it may be at?
@EVILJAMARR we're getting you a replacement today - sorry for the mishap!
I have yet to receive my book. Is there a way to follow up? Thanks!
Zaraay- Thanks for letting us know it never reached you! We had the USPS lose a big shipment of ours in February and none of them were scanned. Some have been returned to us and some are just missing. Yours was a part of that shipment.
I'll make sure yours goes out with our shipment today - thanks for your patience!
I emailed in February and left a comment here in March. I'd completely forgotten about this book. Am I ever going to see my copy?
Yeah, I get the nesletter and that's why I heard about the deal going on now. Well, kickstarter has grown since last year and mabe you will make as much money as the last one. =P
@Phasmtis - anyone who wants to stay up to date on new products should sign up for our newsletter here:
While we will do not plan to Kickstart any more books, we are working on a new project that may require funding so we may try once more:)
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Will there be chances to order the other books in that kickstarter? Or do you want it to be just stand alone?
@Phasmtis YES! We actually have several products in the works to come out later this year - stay tuned for new updates in the coming months!
10 months later any thoughts on a new how to draw,,,?
@Shirley @Francisco Glad to hear they arrived guys! Hope you like how it turned out!
Hi Matt, Thank you very much! I received the book today. It looks great!
The book arrived today! Thank you.
@Shirley - thanks for letting us know! I'll make sure it goes out today.
Hello Matt, I have not yet received my pledge reward. Is there missing information or some additional info you need from me?
Package has been received, thank you very much.
@Josh - thanks for reaching out! Many of our $100 pledges are turning up as not-received so I'm guessing this is was a mistake by our fulfillment company. No worries - we'll make sure yours goes out in our next shipment tomorrow.
I had sent a message a while back saying I had yet to receive any of my pledge items, and was informed that it would go out with the next shipment, but I still haven't seen anything. Is there any tracking information or anything that might help me track down what's happened to my shipment? I was really excited for this project, and pledged for two books after backing idrawcars and getting a wonderful product from that, but I'm pretty disappointed that I haven't seen anything yet.
I didn't receive my copy yet...
That's an awesome question, @Michael!
Let's ask @RyanStegman on twitter when that will be!
Did the 24-Hour Comic USTREAM and PDF ever happen?
@Charles - not sure why yours wouldn't have reached you - we'll be sure to get a replacement out to you in our next shipment!
@Matt Marrocco - I posted on March 12, 2013 that I haven't received my copy. I still have not received it. I backed this project on Sept. 18, 2012. I received the "I Draw Cars" sketchbook with no delay and was very pleased with it. I hope that you can resolve this situation soon. Thank you.
@KLH - Glad to hear!
My copy arrived today. It got posted the day I commented! Thank you very much.
Thanks much for the thoughtful critique! We've got many new products in our roadmap, as well as planned tweaks to existing products. We'll keep your thoughts in mind moving forward!
After receiving my copy, I'm happy with the final result. However, I have a few suggestions for future similar projects:
There's no need for all the directory and Twitter feed information. Keep that on your website, where the information can be kept up to date, and can have links so it's more immediately accessible. In a book, it's just wasted space.
Have example drawings on their own separate pages, perhaps with some minor amount of text and instruction. A couple times I was drawing on a page with one of the examples, which are better than my crappy drawings, and someone leaned over and said "Cool! Did you draw that?" and I have to admit, no, it came with the book. It's kind of a letdown for both me and them that the best drawing on the page isn't anything I did.
The pages near the back with just some lines at top and blank areas below are kind of pointless. I can get a blank book with quality paper for much, much less. The whole reason one gets this book is for the "page less blank" blue guidelines to start one off. You wouldn't have to create new pages of this type, just multiply the ones you already have and fill the book out.
In short, focus on what makes the book great, the blue guideline panels, perspective guides, and figures, and take out the rest.
The parts that do work, though, the handy size, the pages with blue guidelines (I especially like the figures and heads), and the cool cover (I got the black version) are really sweet. I like carrying it around, and I have an "I Draw Comics" sticker on my laptop. I've had a couple people ask "do you?", which then leads to an opportunity to show them my art and talk comics. Fun stuff.
Overall good job. A couple tweaks and it could be a fantastic resource that I'd buy over and over.
@Matt Thanks, sometimes things can take a long time to arrive, but I was worrying about whether mine was one the pledges that didn't get sent out to start with.
@KLH surprised you haven't reached it yet. I'll make sure we get a replacement out to you in our next shipment.
Hi, still hasn't arrived in Australia. But there's often delays with customs and the postal service, so I don't know whether to be concerned or not.
Received my gear this morning, thanks guys!
@Larry - All pledges have been sent out and we are fulfilling any unreceived pledges as needed. Thanks for reaching out - we'll make sure yours is included in our next shipment.
Have all shipments gone out or do you still have more to process?
@serge - thanks for reaching out! We'll get yours out in our next shipment!
@Tim Major - yours went out yesterday!
Hi Matt, I'm afraid I haven't received anything yet either... Would you mind checking please? Really looking forward to receiving this!
Thanks so much Matt
@Amanda - I messaged you tracking - did you receive it? It should be arriving shortly!
@Tim - We'll send you a replacement in our next shipment. We're finding many of the $100 were not sent by fulfillment.
Still waiting here in the UK, starting to get a little worried about this now.
@CJ - We'll make sure it goes out in our next shipment!
@HNM124 - We're looking into this for you now!