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I'm in the research phase, rereading all the comics, making notes, filling in plot details, making sure it's good enough to ask you to spend your time reading it. I'd like to give you an exact date but I can't, it's not that kind of process. It can't be forced, or rather, a forced conclusion will leave everyone disappointed. It's going to be sooner rather than later because I NEED to finish this story. Badly.
Longtime reader, first time commentator. any update on the Goats resumption/completion?
Huh, just got an email from Make That Thing, they're shipping my Infinite Pendergast reward, but for some reason they said it was from an Kickstarter called The Enthusiast: A Novel By Josh Fruhlinger?
Jason, I'm going to get in touch with Make That Thing and find out why you haven't gotten your rewards yet, those tiers should have shipped. Have you contacted me about this before? I'm sorry if I failed to resolve your issue then. If this is the first time you're bringing it to my attention I hope you'll give me a chance to resolve it now, but you're welcome to a full refund at any time.
I understand you are still trying to find time to sign things but my reward does not require anything signed. Could Make That Thing deliver rewards that do not require signatures? I am having trouble understanding the issues here. On a side note, if we hit four years from the funding date without a reward, when do you just start sending money back?
Shane, I'm trying to find a good couple of days where I can go up to Massachusetts to continue signing books. I'll let you know in the next few days when that is going to be.
Any updates on shipping? I pledged for the Infinite Pendergast Edition, so I'm not expecting anything signed or customized, but I haven't seen the tier mentioned in any of the shipping notices.
Received too the Complete Edition (in France). Nice books and a lot of very nice goodies. Thanks :)
My Complete edition arrived today. I am thrilled to bits.
I had forgotten about all of the buttons and magnets and such. I was really only anticipating my set of signed books and Diablo action figure. All of the extra bits and bobs are just icing on the cake.
The books look great by the way.
Hey Jon - I ordered the Original Gansta edition. As you're looking over strips, I'd like something from April 7, 2004 or thereabouts. Or really anything with Fish in a beer mug.
Got my book today, re-read them all tonight, and it convinced me to kick a few dollars a month your way via Patreon. Looking forward to the return of Goats, whenever that is!
My book just arrived and everything looks gorgeous. Thanks!
Ty, that's correct, the OG tier has not shipped yet. I've sent you a message regarding your address.
So I'm to assume that if I did the O.G. backer level that nothing will have shipped to me, correct? Just asking because I haven't seen anything. I guess I can't even remember which address I asked to ship to. Hopefully my house since I'm not long for this current job. Is there any way to check that?
AnderMoney, I've sent your address update to Make That Thing! If all goes according to plan, they'll make the change and send it to the correct address.
I had to update my address today because I will have moved before the USB drives go out. Is that too late? Is there a risk of it going to my old address?
I'm thinking on it now. I have to go back and reread everything to make it fresh in my mind, and then figure out a few plot details. I wish I could tell you how long that will take. I'm hoping no more than a couple of months.
Any chance of Goats resuming anytime soon? even one comic a month would be great...
We had a delay with the USB drives, should have them in a few days and then shipping will resume.
Any updates on shipping?
I got my book, stickers, buttons, and mini today! I'm so delighted to see this show up - this project was the very first thing I backed on Kickstarter. I'm also so glad for Jon to be finishing this project at last. I imagine it must have felt like quite a burden for the last couple years, and I'm glad Jon will be able to move on from it to whatever lies ahead.
I got my book, stickers, and all! Thank you!
We're getting ready to ship the first couple of tiers. Right now I'm waiting to hear back from Make That Thing about final costs and I'll have them begin as soon as possible. I'll let you know when that happens.
Any more news on shipping?
I had a moment of snarkiness, and then though, you know, it's taken longer than expected, but I'm still happy it's happening, and had I known the actual timeline at backing, I would still have backed it.
Keep on keeping on Jon.
Is it too late to change my survey response? I just moved to the States...
[You'll be swell, you'll be great...]
Everything's coming up Rosen!
Yup. I have to apologize for this. Unfortunately we ran out of Corndog and Showcase a couple of months ago, there was a miscommunication about stock levels and I wasn't informed we were low until they were already gone.
I have a few cases of both books here in my office, which I'll be using to fulfill as many orders as i can, starting with the folks who ordered a full set of books.
I've added the SFAM books and the Goats Silver books as options in the hopes of making up for the lack of Corndog and Showcase. I'd like to reprint them someday but that's going to require an inventment and probably another Kickstarter, which I won't inflict on you until we're mostly done fulfilling this one.
Again, I apologize. This was one of many screwups on my part. This has been an educational experience, to be certain.
No Corndog on the survey. Is that due to stock availability? This is not ...imperative.
One thing at a time. I'm not superhuman.
Did you see the update I posted last night? We are almost at the finish line! Please give me a few more weeks, we will be ready to ship as soon as I am recovered from surgery.
It's going on 3 years. I'm sure the money you raised is long spent. I didn't mean for my $119 donation to hold you indentured servitude for ever. Please take everything owed to firstname.lastname@example.org off your list. Thank you and good luck.
That I don't have an answer for. I'm hoping to start it up once all the rewards have been shipped. It'll be about two or three years after that until it's done with a one-page-per-week schedule.
The minis should be arriving soon, I'm hoping to start shipping everything in January after I recover from my upcoming surgery.
Do you know what the timescale is likely to be for continuing/finishing goats?
Piecing together the Good Hitler mini tonight. This is the home stretch. Hoping to have PDFs for you guys very soon.
Peter, I update every time there is a change in status. I posted the inks of those pages not long ago and when the colors are done I'll post those too. I wish things were progressing at a faster pace but circumstances only permit so much. I promise I'll have more for you when I've recovered from surgery.
December 2012: "Feel free to keep lighting fires under my ass." I'm taking the liberty to do just that. Jon, communication is key here: you're 24/7 on twitter, yet your backers have to beg for updates. We know that delays can happen, but please, try to be more open about your plans to finish the kickstarter. A return to regular status updates, like you did way back in 2013, would be much appreciated.
I had two fairly intense medical procedures this week, which means I've had less time than I'd like. I'll try to work on this over the weekend if I can but I'm recovering from surgery so please cut me a bit of slack.
23 September *2013*: "I need to draw two more pages of the mini and then assemble the other bits and pieces for printing. Should take me a free weekend to finish up."
Please let this be that weekend.
I believe in Jonathan Rosenberg.
I'm at a convention this weekend, I'll have an update for you guys in a week or so once I get back and get caught up. Sorry!
Hey Jon, any progress?
Sure thing, Rorus! Give me a few days to make a bit more progress so I have something new to show you guys.
Any chance for a September update?
Take into consideration the worst case household scenario like you currently have. Figure how much time it will take to finish the Goats stuff (minus the acrylic painting and travel delivery). Then tell the Patreon supporters (me included) that SFAM will need a 'x long' hiatus within the Patreon system why and that you hope they will still continue supporting you. Maybe cut SFAM to once/twice a month if you can squeeze it in while finishing Goats.
The important thing is to figure out how much time you'll need with all Hell going on, unfortunately, so if things are gong well you can be that much more productive.
On Patreon, be open and honest, give the worst length of time, and ask for their understanding of the situation. I would guess many are Goats fans who transitioned to SFAM and would be okay with it, especially if they pledged here. And if they read your tweets they, like I, must wonder how you're able to do SFAM with all that's going on in your life.
That's my suggestion. Hope it helps. You know I'll still support you.
I've also had to reconsider shutting down SFAM to work on this, I have an obligation to Patreon users to publish, but I also have an obligation to you guys -- not sure how to resolve that. Any suggestions are welcome.
Mostly it's been a whirlwind of sickness -- my kids all got sick and then I was sick for about three weeks (on multiple meds now). So, not much to report. Let me see if I can show you something in a week.