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I hear you. I have two pages left to draw, plus the cover and layout miscellany. I could get the whole thing done in 3-4 days, if such a thing existed. Right now I'm averaging about 1-2 days behind my regular schedule, so finding that time has been difficult. Today, for example, I had to bring Alec to therapy, and then he was sent home early from day care with a fever, so I lost a full day of productivity. This sort of thing is not uncommon.
I'll make you a deal: if I'm not able to find the time to finish it by the end of June I'll shut down SFAM and focus exclusively on the kickstarter until it's done. Deal?
Do we have any kind of date we can expect the mini-comic to be done? It's been a year and 2 months since the project was funded. I know this kind of thing will take time, but time has passed, I imagine along with most of your backer's good will. If it still isn't started then it really has to either become your priority or be abandoned.
How can I change my shipping address? I've moved since I backed this project.
I don't have an exact date, shortly after the mini is done.
Can we have an update on when the physical books will be shipped out?
Sure thing, David. I'll try and put together a comprehensive list of what's been accomplished and what's left to do. I was going to try and work on the mini this afternoon, but I'll prioritize this instead.
"This project was successfully funded on Mar 23, 2012"....
Could we get a new update?
Nothing of interest -- still looking for that magic window where I'll have enough time to finish the mini. Hopefully next week.
Hey, today is the second anniversary of the Goats kickstarter! Any news?
Go Jon Go! Make Printing HAPPEN! We believe in you!
Not much to update, holidays were hectic. I have a few smallish projects that need to be finished and then I'll finish up the mini. Shipping will begin after that gets printed. I'll post an update in the next week or so when I have more to let you know about.
Hi, Jon. Could you update us on the Kickstarter?
Any updates on when the books will ship?
I'm currently reposting all the color comics to the new goats site (http://www.goats.com). Once we're all caught up I'm hoping to start doing new comics at a rate of about a page a week. I want to get started as well but posting the archives is time-consuming and I want to also give new readers a chance to catch up.
Hope that helps, let me know if you still have any concerns.
Hey Jon, any word on when we might see Goats happening again? I think that is what most of us really truly wanted when we pledged to this kickstarter a year and a half ago. The rewards are nice and all, but not the real meat. Seems like a common problem with kickstarters - the creator gets so swamped doing the rewards that the core cause loses out. I follow SFAM, and saw your latest post looking for patrons ( http://amultiverse.com/comic/2013/12/09/a-modest-request-for-help/ ). I'll likely sign up - a buck a month is great value for SFAM, but I'll double it the second the Goats starts to flow.
Once I finish the mini (on my plate right now) and get them printed we'll ship the books. USB thumbdrives will follow afterwards so we don't delay the shipping of the rest of the rewards any further.
Any update on when the books and USB thumb drives will ship?
Nothing substantial, still working on the ebooks and the mini. The books themselves are finished and printed, just waiting to finish up the rest of the rewards before we ship. I'll post a real update soon.
Any more updates? Any idea when the books will come out, and when Goats might be finished?
You got it! Update posted.
Can we have an update please?
MUST HAVE GOATS. MUST.
Yes! I owe you an update, will try and post later today. Everything is going swimmingly.
regular updates = been a while...?
Jon. I had to move out the US back to Canada. Possibly able to move back to the US at the end of 2013. If you start mailing stuff out before then how can we make this work? shall I just paypal you the extra $7 for shipping?
I don't mean for that to sound passive-agressive. The stuff will take as long as it takes. I just want to be sure I pay the amount I owe due to my own circumstances.
regular updates = awesomeness!
Thanks for the recent update! I'm glad to hear things are moving along for you again - you certainly seem excited about it. (Can't wait to hear who the famous sci-fi writer will be. It's Asimov, isn't it?)
"breaking each subproject down into tasks, determining dependencies"
1) secure adequate childcare
2) order double-jumbo jar of Computer Mouse Wax
3) load the liquor guns
4) reload the liquor guns
Argh! Will try to write up something later, I am trying to get some stuff done before ECCC. I will have more for you soon.
Happy first anniversary, Goats kickstarter! This calls for a speech!
"Feel free to keep lighting fires under my ass until it does."
Consider this a fire. I love your work, just wish it would happen faster. ;o)
Anomalous, I'm working on it! I need to finish the book first, and get he website ready. There have been some unfortunate delays for a number of reasons I won't bore you with, but please know that I am as eager as you are to see Goats start up again. Hopefully sometime first half this year.
any news on when we might start seeing some new goats? it's been nearly a year...
Looking forward to it!
Thank you for the update! No worries here.
So, I owe you dinner when you come to Toronto, even if you didn't take the bet. I'm happy to do it, though.
But no-one backed the Cellulose Edition :(
Bring on the trumpets!
Wow... I... had intended to try to save money for awhile, but I came onto this page with literally 10 minutes left and I couldn't resist getting every Goats book published so far. Scenes from a Multiverse is great, but Goats was my first true webcomics love.
$1999 more! Come on, strangers!
I love you guys.
Stupendous. Please do some stretches and warm ups before launching into this.
You've convinced me to triple my pledge, despite the depths of student cheap-bastardry I wallow in. Congrats, Jon! Looking forward to more Goats!
$924 more and There Will Be Badges (which admittedly doesn't make as good a movie title)
4 more people who want to meet (and drink!) with Jon in NYC and we'll meet the 50K goal!
I added a little extra to my pledge in the hopes there might be some bunnies magnets that arrive to wipe the books off the USB drive....Oh wait...
Can't wait to see your work continue this year. Hoooooooray for everything!
I'm in, though after a decade of following this comic it's like it's not even a choice anymore. When I first found it I didn't even know about webcomics, I just assumed it was a simulcast of a newspaper comic my local paper didn't get. I hope we see a SFAM or Team Force Alpha kickstarter once Goats is wrapped up.
I'm already "complete", but I wish I had another spare eight-fifty bucks to make Jon eat a vegetable!
This is the best news in ages. Basically I see Kickstarter as a sort of crowd-sourced MacArthur genius grant... Goats was one of the great unfinished symphonies of our time, and though old-school "patrons of the arts" might be a bit thin on the ground these days, it's great that teh internetz can combine hundreds of ordinary people together into the equivalent of one "patron of the arts". Posterity will thank you Jon, and thank us, for this.
I could've used my pledge money to buy myself something nice, but I used it to buy the world something nice instead.