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I DRAW COMICS Sketchbook & Reference Guide is an indispensable tool for comic fans, artists and enthusiasts to practice drawing comics.
Created by

Matt Marrocco

6,466 backers pledged $245,870 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator mariano 4 days ago

      Please help me out I am still waiting for the book, I have written several emails and gotten no response. Please let me know what happened thanks.

    2. Creator Alan Cox on October 7, 2014

      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

    3. Creator Matt Marrocco on September 30, 2014

      @Philip @Bryan @Alan - so sorry for the mixup! We'll get copies out to you today! Thanks for checking in with us!

    4. Creator Alan Cox on September 28, 2014

      I forgot I even backed this. I have never received this. This is the third Kickstarter pledge that has failed me :-(

    5. Creator Bryan J. Gangl on March 14, 2014

      Didn't receive all of my pledge still, haven't had the portfolio interview

    6. Creator Philip Klich on January 5, 2014

      I didn't get a copy as well. Please send me one.

    7. Creator Matt Marrocco on December 3, 2013

      @William - yours is on the way as well! Sorry for what was likely a shipping mishap!

    8. Creator Matt Marrocco on December 3, 2013

      @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!

    9. Creator archieoi on December 3, 2013

      I am in the same boat, never got a copy. Almost forgot as well. :P

    10. Creator William on November 4, 2013

      I also haven't received anything (and almost totally forgot that I backed this project) - can you follow up? Thanks!

    11. Creator Pamela Wu on October 9, 2013

      Still have not received my book. Anyway to track where it may be at?

    12. Creator Matt Marrocco on August 29, 2013

      @EVILJAMARR we're getting you a replacement today - sorry for the mishap!

    13. Creator EVILJAMARR on August 9, 2013

      I have yet to receive my book. Is there a way to follow up? Thanks!

    14. Creator Matt Marrocco on August 8, 2013

      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!

    15. Creator Zaraay on August 7, 2013

      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?

    16. Creator Phasmtis on July 5, 2013

      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

    17. Creator Matt Marrocco on July 5, 2013

      @Phasmtis - anyone who wants to stay up to date on new products should sign up for our newsletter here:
      http://eepurl.com/o7SXP
      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:)
      To purchase our products you can visit our webstore:
      http://idraw.co

    18. Creator Phasmtis on July 4, 2013

      Will there be chances to order the other books in that kickstarter? Or do you want it to be just stand alone?

    19. Creator Matt Marrocco on June 30, 2013

      @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!

    20. Creator Phasmtis on June 28, 2013

      10 months later any thoughts on a new how to draw,,,?

    21. Creator Matt Marrocco on June 28, 2013

      @Shirley @Francisco Glad to hear they arrived guys! Hope you like how it turned out!

    22. Creator Shirley Song on June 28, 2013

      Hi Matt, Thank you very much! I received the book today. It looks great!

    23. Creator Francisco on June 26, 2013

      Matt,
      The book arrived today! Thank you.

    24. Creator Matt Marrocco on June 24, 2013

      @Shirley - thanks for letting us know! I'll make sure it goes out today.

    25. Creator Shirley Song on June 20, 2013

      Hello Matt, I have not yet received my pledge reward. Is there missing information or some additional info you need from me?

    26. Creator Josh Sayers on June 15, 2013

      Package has been received, thank you very much.

    27. Creator Matt Marrocco on June 10, 2013

      @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.

    28. Creator Josh Sayers on June 9, 2013

      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.

    29. Creator Francisco on June 8, 2013

      Mr. Marrocco,
      I didn't receive my copy yet...

    30. Creator Matt Marrocco on June 7, 2013

      That's an awesome question, @Michael!
      Let's ask @RyanStegman on twitter when that will be!

    31. Creator Michael Gunderson on June 7, 2013

      Did the 24-Hour Comic USTREAM and PDF ever happen?

    32. Creator Matt Marrocco on May 29, 2013

      @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!

    33. Creator Charles King on May 28, 2013

      @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.

    34. Creator Matt Marrocco on May 20, 2013

      @KLH - Glad to hear!

    35. Creator KLH on May 20, 2013

      My copy arrived today. It got posted the day I commented! Thank you very much.

    36. Creator Matt Marrocco on May 14, 2013

      Dave-

      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!

      Best-

      Matt

    37. Creator Dave M G on May 13, 2013

      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.

    38. Creator KLH on May 6, 2013

      @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.

    39. Creator Matt Marrocco on May 6, 2013

      @KLH surprised you haven't reached it yet. I'll make sure we get a replacement out to you in our next shipment.

    40. Creator KLH on May 6, 2013

      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.

    41. Creator Tim Major on April 16, 2013

      Received my gear this morning, thanks guys!

    42. Creator Matt Marrocco on April 7, 2013

      @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.

    43. Creator Larry Wanzer on April 7, 2013

      Have all shipments gone out or do you still have more to process?

    44. Creator Matt Marrocco on April 7, 2013

      @serge - thanks for reaching out! We'll get yours out in our next shipment!
      @Tim Major - yours went out yesterday!

    45. Creator Serge on April 7, 2013

      Hi Matt, I'm afraid I haven't received anything yet either... Would you mind checking please? Really looking forward to receiving this!

    46. Creator Tim Major on April 4, 2013

      Thanks so much Matt

    47. Creator Matt Marrocco on April 3, 2013

      @Amanda - I messaged you tracking - did you receive it? It should be arriving shortly!

    48. Creator Matt Marrocco on April 2, 2013

      @Tim - We'll send you a replacement in our next shipment. We're finding many of the $100 were not sent by fulfillment.

    49. Creator Tim Major on April 2, 2013

      Still waiting here in the UK, starting to get a little worried about this now.

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