The last step!
As always, the fullest updates are over on Benny's Facebook page (http://facebook.com/benny.pointer) and you can also join the closed discussion group called Yesterday Was Weird - The Benny... Read more
Hi everyone, I've been posting a lot of updates over on Benny's facebook page – https://facebook.com/Benny.Pointer– but wanted to make sure I checked in here in case anyone wasn't... Read more
Here's the video of all the books arriving!!!
The packing party will be on Mar 2nd! I'll be pre-sorting everything between now and then, and can't WAIT to send these to you! From the bottom of my heart,... Read more
Today is the day!
I’ll go live on Benny Pointer’s Facebook page this afternoon (http://Facebook.com/Benny.Pointer) when the books arrive. Since it’s a public page, you shouldn’t need a Facebook account to view it.
Packing... Read more
The Shipment Has Cleared Customs and is On Its Way to Texas!
Guys! After what has felt like an absolute eternity, the books have cleared customs and are on their way from California to Texas!That will take about a week, and... Read more
The First Book Is Here!
Join me as I open the box live on Benny's Facebook page (http://faceboook.com/Benny.Pointer) at 3pm CST!
If you don't have a facebook account, I will post the video... Read more
The Pre-Production Proofs Are Here!
On Saturday, Sept 8th, I received the pre-production proofs. They look great!!! Take a look:
- There are two small typos that I found on the dust... Read more
The first covers have been pressed!
I'm so excited! Here's a sneak peek at the first covers off the presses!
Spread the word, we're closing in on the finish line and there are a few... Read more
The Books Have Been Ordered!
The books files have been submitted, the number of books in the first edition has been set, and the order has been paid for!
What does that mean?!
Quite simply,... Read more
Add your voice to Benny's Book!
We're on the last step in the design process: adding your voice! Please describe your feelings about the story in one sentence as a comment below. I'll pick the 3... Read more
Finishing the files LIVE!
I recently sent a message to all the backers sharing this page: http://bennypointer.com/video-updates
That's where you can watch all the action from Benny's facebook page, whether you have an account... Read more
Sharing the Sample Materials with You on Faceboook Live!
The sample materials came from the book printer! I'll show them to you and take questions on Facebook Live at 2pm CST (GMT -6). I'll repost the broadcast at http://BennyPointer.com/video-updates... Read more
I've signed the contract with the printer!
Great news, everyone: I've signed the contract with the printer!
If you didn't get a chance to watch it live on the facebook page (https://facebook.com/Benny.Pointer) you can watch it there! ... Read more
Several steps closer...
Turns out, it's terrifying to face your fears. At least, it is for me. That's part of the news about where we are today. I realized that the closer we... Read more
Click here to tune in to the Live Broadcast
If you want to see the live update tomorrow, just click here:
You can also click that link to submit questions beforehand.
During the live stream, everyone can... Read more
Live Video Walk-through Tomorrow, Aug 6th
It's been a while and I just wanted to let you know where everything stands.
As you know, I printed the first physical copy of the book to see how... Read more
Ladies and gentlmen... we have a printout!
We still have to make a couple of tiny tweaks (adding ISBN number, UPC code, and one or two other details), but... feast your eyes!
When they gave me the... Read more
Another step closer!
On Thursday I got the second revision of the layout. Here's where we are:
- I created a punch list which should be the last one! It's just little things like... Read more
One year ago today...
One year ago today, we launched the Kickstarter to make Yesterday Was Weird into a book. It's amazing how the time has flown and if you watch the video again,... Read more
And the font will be...
It got 198 votes, while option 2 got 106. I feel like the choice is clear enough we can make the call, push that domino, and watch... Read more
I thought I was wrong... but I was wrong.
Sorry for the barrage of emails tonight. It turns out the updated version did send, but my browser lied.
The second message you got with the images was the correct... Read more
Something has gone wrong...
For some reason, Kickstarter won't let me post a new update from my computer. First it was adding extra images for no good reason. Then when I finally hit "publish,"... Read more
Correction! Vote here for your favorite font!
This is why it's good to have everyone looking over my shoulder: I reversed the order. Doh!
So here we go, in the proper order and labeled better. Please vote... Read more
Narrowed Down and Bold!
The designers made Option 1 bold to put it on more equal footing with Option 2.
Let me know which you prefer in the comments and we'll all make the... Read more
Help select the font!
The designers are digging in to the details and have narrowed it down to three fonts.
Which do you like best? Add a comment and let me know - Option... Read more
Two more milestones!
Today is a big day!
First milestone: I fine-tuned the text over the past week and feel confident that I've got the final version! Everything I did was pretty minor.... Read more
The Survey is Live!
Fantastic news, everyone! As you may have seen, the survey is live! That means several things:
First and foremost, the illustrations are all done!
Thank you all *so much* for your... Read more
Alert! I sent the wrong link. :-/
I was so excited to have everything set up and ready to go... and I sent you the wrong link to complete your survey. I'm sorry.
Backerkit is still reviewing... Read more
On January 28th, 2016, at 9:30 am Central Time in the U.S., I had to help Benny let go of his struggles and pain. As you know, I wrote Yesterday... Read more
Happy Holidays, everyone! I had really wanted to at least finish the PDF by now, but it just didn't happen. I still wanted to post at least a few of... Read more
If you haven't seen yet, I'm working with the illustrator on the first set of images! I want the book to feel like a brand new thing when you get... Read more
Artist Search and Showcase!
I just posted the initial array of images for the artist search and showcase over on Facebook! I'll also mirror it at http://bennypointer.com, but I have to build a gallery... Read more
We did it!!!
This has been nothing short of amazing! Thank you all so much for helping to make this happen!!! I'm adding everyone's names to the thank-you page on http://BennyPointer.com, and on his... Read more
How to pay, when you'll be charged, and what happens next...
I've had a number of people ask where they were supposed to put in their payment information. Please follow these steps to make sure you're all set for tomorrow's campaign... Read more
Please share this video!
We're closing in on the deadline, and once the campaign closes, I'll know how many books, tee shirts, airt prints, and posters to order. Thank you so much for your... Read more
Three Days Left!
Thank you so much for the support! We're closing in on the end of the campaign, and I'd love to spread the word as far and wide as possible. My... Read more
2/3 of the way through!
Thank you all for your support! We're officially 2/3 of the way through the campaign, and things are moving faster and faster.
Two main updates:
- First: I went to... Read more
It's my birthday!
We're kickstarting the illustrated version of Benny Pointer's story till May 28th. This birthday, I'd love for you all to help make it as big a campaign as we can.... Read more
Hi everyone! I'm still amazed at how fast you funded this project, and I'm working through the list of backers now, sending each of you a thank-you note.
Now that... Read more
Halfway to the goal in only 4 hours?!!?
I'm hesitant to come out of the gates posting updates all willy-nilly, but guys... you hit the halfway point in only four hours! And as I type this, you've gone hundreds... Read more