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That's pure comedy gold.
Ken posted at the tavern, "Had I [been] a crook, I would have taken said money and done nothing with it, but have a good time."
He used the KODT kickstarter money to fund a cruise and a car, by his own definition he's a crook!
What a piece of work that man is
Ol' Whitman's been busy. First, he's now tried to claim that *he* was the "hero" at his comic shop who saved the day from his attempted counterfeited Michonne Boots walking dead prop he tried to pass off to customers with a forged certificate. He rambled with misspellings blaming some random "King Jones" guy, who allegedly tried to pass him the forgeries, (a man who's somehow not only the alleged "third largest Walking Dead memorabilia collector in the world, yet also conveniently lives right near Whitman in Kentucky, and is friends with Marcus King, Whitman's sleazy BFF who "sold" him that comic ship for zero down...
Then he resorted back to incoherent rambling about lawyers and claiming he owns every picture of him on the internet (LOL!), and wants Tenkar's Tavern to remove photos of him, because he doesn't like people googling his reputation and seeing him. Sucks to have such a memorable face for a criminal scumbag.
He's likely incoherently ranting because yet again, Erik Tenkar of Tenkar's Tavern, the man he called a "poo poo head", as I recall, correctly predicted that Whitman's lies about finishing his Kickstarter robberies/projects by August would just be that, another Whitman trademark lie. Looks like he's ranting at Jolly Blackburn again, incoherently, as well.
Typical Ken "Whit" Whitman. He goes through phases. Silence, Serpentine backdoor deals, Public Insane ranting, never doing anything, stealing cash from a new crowd. back to silence, more attempts to rant at people and rage quit, repeat at random. It's like he spins on a Wheel every day as to what his level of stupid is going to be. Don't you get it Whitman? You grew up in an era where your slimetrail could be forgotten. But this is the internet age, Whitman. You robbed all of us. You shamed the name of KODT. And for that, the internet is going to follow you to the ends of the earth, and ensure you'll never escape scrutiny, and never rob more fandoms ever again. But please, keep trying to pass off your worn old boots as Michonne's, lol.
I think you mean "a thief who keeps on stealing"
He is like a gift that keeps on giving.
So Ken "Whit" Whitman was criminally lying about his fake "certificate of authenticity" for "Michonne's boots from AMC's The Walking Dead". That's attempting to defraud consumers, Mr. Whitman. That's a criminal act, as if the money you stole from us wasn't enough.
Turns out the certificate, which he quickly pulled, was confirmed as fake from Collectors.com's PSA/DNA service.
For a person who can't just hand over our footage, or give our stolen cash back, he's certainly got time to attempt to criminally forge false documents.
Hey Marcus King, would you care to make an official statement on this attempted criminal theft by fraudulent deception on behalf of your store, Little Monster comics & games, by your store manager Ken "Whit" Whitman??
Ken Carlson, apparently someone questioned Whitman about the bogus COA and Ken declined to reply and immediately deleted all evidence of the boots from FB as well as other Walking Dead items he had posted with COA's. Guess the sort of speaks for itself.
So much for turning over a new leaf and going legit.
Looks like ol' Criminal Ken "Whit" Whitman can't steer clear from bilking people of money for long. His BFF Marcus King's comic shop must not be doing too well, maybe Marcus is threatening to kick him out or such. It looks like he's now trying to sell junk as "Authentic Props", allegedly taken during his 10 second walk-on appearance on AMC's The Walking Dead (as a background generic character who briefly stood menacingly in the background of Negan's gang holding a pickaxe) (And I won't make anyone suffer by linking to Whitman's cringe-worthy acting performance in his totally unauthorized short video allegedly detailing his "Pickaxe Savior" character's backstory...
Apparently Whitman thinks you can sell idiots any old pair of boots, passing them off as "Michonne's Boots", by writing up your own certificate of authenticity. Wonder what AMC might have to say about his latest scheme, legally?
My favorite part is how Whitman posts "There's no Pruce Tags on these", reminding gullable fools that "dont be asking prices if money is an issue!"
(Because he'd be glad to take you for everything you have, the same way he took every KODT fan for our cash.)
Jeff I honestly think when it started Ken himself was making an honest effort and wanted to make it work. I know he dreamed of having a studio and becoming the "ZOE of the midwest". (somethign he actually said once).
Problem is he's his own worst enemy. Once he started blowing the money on things other than the kickstarter it spiraled out of control. Had Kickstarter not shut him down after six failed projects it's a certainity he would have kept doing the in an attempt back fill the debt. When KS shut him down in fact he had two more projects in the wings being readied to launch.
Can you imagine if KS hadn't slammed the door? We could be talking 8, 10 or more project uncompleted.
3-1/2 years and still no product.
I'm beginning to suspect that this may not have been an honest project...
I can't talk about our (KenzerCo's) plans btw. But stay tuned. There will be some news toward the end of the year.
True Eric. Fact is Ken said pretty exactly that in a discussion on Tenkar's Tavern last year. "I'm too poor for anyone to sue me".
That said there are a couple of state AG's looking into his projects. My feeling is they were sitting back waiting to see if he was going to deliver on his promise last month. So who knows.
The question is not whether Ken could be sued, the question is what would it accomplish. He has few attachable assets and no regular income. Whatever he does have he will certainly hide. He now supossedely owns a comic shop but you can be sure that shop is is debt, he cought it on credit so depending on whether he owns it or owns it through a corporation you might be able to force the shop in bankruptcy and get the assets sold to pay his debts but i suspect that he will find so many debts that you will get pennies on the dollar and the assets will disappear during the bankruptcy. And of course legal action is very slow (would take years) and expensive (filing fees, depositions, discovery, subpoenas, summonses, and of course attorneys fees. I would expect that the second someone obtained a judgement against Ken he would file for bankruptcy and get the judgement extinguished. Basically by being a complete loser with no assets It will be hard to get him in civil court. If criminal charges were forthcoming I would expect they would already have been filed, the older the case the less the state's attorney wants to file it.
I would think it depends on what kind of licensing/contract agreements K&Co has with Whitman. I can't imagine this was all done with verbal agreements.
I doubt there is a legal route for K&Co and law enforcement probably does have better things to do than deal with a small-time crook like Ken.
So what's the plan Jolly, is there a legal route open for you, should we write this off as a complete loss, or does someone else want to take the lead on a breach of contract suit now we know where to find him...
Well i think we can say this project has officially been abandoned by Ken Whitman since he didn't come through on his promise, refuses to respond to emails and hasn't bothered giving an update on progress.
So much for giving him space and time to finish editing footage shot three years ago. Editing that can be done in a few weekends sitting at a computer.
A followup to below, for anyone wanting a quick refresher on Whit's ever ongoing backstory of failure and robbery, enjoy all the reading material you could, on this walking trainwreck of thievery and filthy swindling.
The list goes on and on, across the internet, anytime the name Ken "Whit" Whitman comes up. A trail of failure and robbery that finally caught up with him, thankfully for future generations.
Welp, that's it, the end of another Whitman era of fake promises and insanity. From buying your ex a cruise on our money, to funding fradulent kickstarters with other fradulent kickstarters, to swindling the industry for years, from moving to Atlanta, hanging out with Ed Kramer and swindling the indie acting crowd, to fleeing back home to Kentucky try other things, to trying to manage BFF Marcus King's failing/succeeding toy/comic shop, it's one fraud and run story after another. And all of us, across all your failed and kickstarter thievery jobs are the victims of your robberies. But on the plus side, everyone across the internet is chronicling your every pathetic move, for the rest of your days, Whitman, and will make sure everyone knows your past, the trail of robbery and victims left anywhere you go, and everyone will follow you to the final days, to the ends of the earth. Hope things go well at that comic shop and even your friend Marcus doesn't ditch you to the curb instead of helping you illegally sell your Spinward Traveler kickstarter backers' property like he did in the past for you, Whitman. But somehow, I don't see your latest Comic Shop venture lasting very long, "Whit".
Yep. August closes and he didn't even bother to do an update or fill us with more empty promises. Ken has left the building.
And he'll always have memories of that lovely cruise we paid for
Ken is posting a lot of films to the shop's facebook page, good to know he's still getting some use out of the equipment we paid for
August has come and gone
Guy hasn't even logged into this account here since April.
Bike still not sold. Perhaps people are worried about Ken actually delivering a bike, instead promising to hand over some parts of a bike in 3 years' time
Man, I sure am glad conman Ken "Whit" Whitman came through with everything every one of us paid him for, years later, on his lied-about "It'll all be done in August, you'll see, all you haters", deadline. Whitman, it's been said before, but the internet never forgets, your 30+ years of robbing people in any industry you touch is over, everyone is going to dog your every step and make sure the world knows you're a filthy criminal until the end of days. Hope running Marcus' game shop goes well for you, a day job is all you ever should've been handling to begin with, rather than a project like this that you robbed this entire fandom (and others, such as Traveler, and Castles & Crusades, not to mention Pencil Dice, etc, for our money.
WHEN WILL WE GET MORE EPISODES! THE FIRST THREE WERE GREAT! (hope you all get the sarcasm there! - They were great, cast was great, story great, sad that this didn't become a web series - still could with the right people. JOLLY??)
He's selling his bike now, I presume that's to pay for stamps when he posts all of our KS goodies
I can't imagine using a credit card at a place Ken works.
Ken's Komic Katastrophe has an online sore, sorry, store https://squareup.com/store/littlemonstersgamesandcomics
Reported it a long time ago. Kickstarter don't care, amoral at best. Maybe they could do the decent thing and pay back their cut of the money Ken raised
23 days til end of August, when he will upload the finished clips and start sending out the rewards. I'm sure of it!!!!!
Every project page has a "Report this project to Kickstarter" button at the bottom of it.
I've made use of it and selected "Post-Funding issues" as the reason.
Maybe if Kickstarter receive multiple reports, they may do some investigation and possibly force an update to be provided.
Wow, Whitman delivers, not, yet again. Color me surprised. I can't wait to read his next excuse.
He last logged in here back in April. That's how gone he is, folks. 13 months since his last update.
I demand an excuse-ridden update immediately!
I am not surprised that nothing as shipped. I did expect another update full of woe is me excuses and promises of future fulfillment and maybe a few insults and threats.
Nothing on my doorstep when I got home. Maybe that was end of August... yeah, that's it.
It has been 1273 days (3 YEARS, 5 MONTHS , 27 DAYS) since this project was funded.
Where are the items that you promised us?
Where is the update explaining why you have failed yet again to deliver on your promises?
We no longer care about your pride and wanting to complete the project yourself. You are obviously incapable of doing so.
There have been multiple offers from various people on taking over the production of the DVDs from you so that the hundreds of people who paid $69,525 can get what they paid for.
Pass the project over to someone competent who has a chance of actually delivering the end product.
Yay, it's August! After such a long wait, I'll finally get what I pledged for in a few hours. So exciting!
Hey Whitman. It's almost August. How about an update? Been over a year. If you're just not going to finish this please do us ALL a favor and just say so.
T-minus about 6 days. Apparently "Whit" is now managing his old friend Marcus King's store, currently re(?)-christened "Little Monster Games & Comics" (https://www.facebook.com/LittleMonsterGamesandComics/), after buying the failing store from him for no downpayment, etc. I'm sure his evenings have him hard at work on all the Kickstarters as he stated, and plans to surprise all of us in August. It's not like it takes much to click "Send" on that e-mail to provide the raw movie footage to anyone for finishing, after all. Nah. Not much effort.
I've completely written this one off.
It's not going to get finished. It's no longer making him any money.
7 days to go, I´m starting a countdown :D
correct link for Ken's game store. https://www.facebook.com/LittleMonsterGamesandComics/
any day now. August is almost here.
and the facebook page for the game shop ken was given is already gone. That ended even faster than I thought it would.
No money has changed hands for the store yet according to the bits I read on Tenkar's page