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2+ years since shipping began, and still not all books have been shipped. Even the "Official Catan Collector's Series" was delivered, and that is still undergoing an intellectual property dispute. And you can't even ship out the books you supposedly already have in house. Great talent wasted on people with no ability to make/keep deadlines.
Perhaps in another 2 years we may have the books delivered. Here's to hoping.
Another month with no book.
Last login Jan 3 2018
This from a reliable source in the comic industry. I cannot mention this person’s name but I reached out to this person and this was said...
“She and her husband have been blacklisted from a lot of Comic companies believe me we noticed.”
A while back I backed this campaign... I am flying to the states this May and was wondering if it was possible to seek an alternate arrangement for delivery? (At least I’ll be in the country right :) )
Hope everyone is healthy and doing better. Infant health issues are rough.
What is disappointing is that you are clearly talented. I am sorry for the issues that you are going through. But it's not right that you don't fulfill on your obligations. I would even take an apology and a cute little drawing for my daughter for whom this book was supposed to go.
https://twitter.com/RayDillon/status/976215992702525445 at least here, she's got something that she can send out to anyone that is buying.
If you, Renae De Liz don’t even have the basic decency to reply to messages, emails and comments...I doubt you’ll have any decency to refund our hard earned money.
I would like a 100% refund of my contribution. I gave you money FOR a book. I DID NOT just give you money for NOTHING in return.
Are you an artist or a thief?
Any idea which State / County then now live in? I'm trying to figure out in which jurisdiction I should file a claim.
Another 10 days where I can't even get a response to an email or comment. Book or refund.
No book and never any replies when I ask if a refund is possible. The 4 year old I bought the book for is now 10 and not interested. I understand stuff happens, but I'm all out of patience.
March 6, 2018 - Toronto, Canada
No book. :(
Good thing this book wasn't a gift for someone.
Sorry to say but I'm running on fumes of hope for this project.
It's unfortunate the art looks amazing. So unfortunate.
(Which retirement home can we visit Peter at?)
Still no companion book to go with my Peter Pan book to which i paid good money for. i am wishing on a star to see it soon. so please give me a real time to when to expect it? i really hope it is soon. I hate social media at times. Bashing others on it is not my style. I have seen some mean things said about you guys. frauds, thieves, etc. I hope i wont be able to agree with them on this. So do the right thing and be transparent to all. fulfill your obligations and make people happy with the extraordinary book you made. thank you.
It's March the 4th 2018 in NZ. I still haven't received my book. But I have sent multiple books to the US which arrived within two weeks of posting. So can I assume that mine hasn't been sent? I didn't pledge for anything fancy, just a plain book.
Book or refund. Or how about responding to my comments or emails...
I would like either my book or a refund.
if either of them create another project, it may not be completely far-fetched to think that people here would pledge great amounts, get the project to the finish line, and then pull out of it right before it ends. seems like a possible sequence of events ;)
Another year passed.. no book still and no updates...
GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK! Reply to my emails or kickstarter messages or tweets. You people are nothing more than scam artists who give crowdfunding a bad name. Spending money that is meant for fulfilling pledges on life expenses. Anyone who backs a future project from Ray or Renae or donates money to them on Patreon is an idiot!!
That’s $308 too much.
You all should feel cared for:
Still waiting, sent numerous emails/tweets/facebook messages ALL with no reply. Over the next few days I'll be taking further action. Ray/Renae, it's people like you that give these crowdfunding sites a bad name. Refund please. This has gone on for YEARS and your focus should be on fulfilling these rewards, nothing else! Get your shits together and get it done.
Sad things to read.
I'm feeling more stupid then before.
As WCM pointed out...this comment / update is old news
we have seen this before here ...Lies and more Lies..
Just Refund the People Who ask....GTD
I genuinely feel stupid!
The things is the last email you sent me was OVER a year ago.
Just answer me!
A quick run of the numbers from this KS campaign (I can't see domestic vs international sadly):
13% (167 of 1,284) of backers are numbered/signed/sketched backers.
18% (167 of 935) if you exclude digital rewards.
That subsection pledged 32% of total pledges in USD. 35% if you exclude digital.
sketched/signed/numbered backer pledged 115.84$
Digital rewards backers pledged 12.62$
All other physical rewards pledged 47.89$
Yes, you told us "All Domestic Have Shipped" last May, and that signed/numbered editions would take more time.
"As of now, all US based books should have been received, EXCEPT for numbered/sketched versions."--Renae, May 24, 2017.
So, what, specifically, have you accomplished in the intervening 8 months? I really, honestly, don't care whether the book I paid for has a number in it? I just want the book, so I can be done with this project and the endless string of regurgitated excuses.
Ray Dillon here:
All domestic have shipped. Most international (Not that many to begin with). And we're getting there with the signed/numbered/sketched editions. Those are harder, but again not a ton of those. Really wanted to have it all done before the end of the year. Got pretty close. We'll keep at it.
If anyone has questions you can email me and I'll do my best to reply quickly.
Hope you and all your loved ones enjoyed the holiday season. Happy New Year! :)
Its unfortunate -- I have been more than polite while avoiding posting on social media. But moving forward I will be commenting on Twitter and social media. At the end of the day I have paid for something and you have not provided what was paid for (if that is not a thief, what is it?) . I (we) have been more than patient. Ship what was paid for, or issue refunds accordingly. Now (after numerous YEARS) I am looking at this as a business transaction which you have not fulfilled.
I read this article today, I think that it's very clearly detailed what we can expect from Renae de Liz and Ray Dillon. I only regret that Kickstarter can't do anything about this unfortunate crowdfunding.
I think he predated that comment to be on October 17, 2018, so he still has a year to go before he becomes "stressed" from all of the delays.
Again, this book is now just a pipe dream. Unless they somehow win the lottery, or come into some money quickly, we aren't seeing our copies anytime soon. But don't worry, purchase from them now separately, and we could probably have it here by Wednesday.
We do NOT want this Kickstarter to carry over into another year. Seriously. Sorry for not being able to fulfill this sooner for those of you who are left, but trust me, we live with the stress of it every day. But we're down to just a few hundred left, they just need to be worked on and shipped."--Ray Dillon, October 17.
Last login Dec 23 2017
Last login Dec 22 2017.....Today.....WoW
not even a ...hi you will have your book soon....scammers
The last update from October said you didn't want this to drag on another year. Seeing the other comments, I assume that's not going to be the case. Do we have any kind of update coming?
What are the odds of a Christmas miracle and you send me (an international bidder from the great white north of Canada) gets what he paid for years ago when you are selling books as noted below. Quite unprofessional. I wont tell you a tale of why I ordered the book in the first place but I would like what I paid for or a refund. This is getting asinine.
If you didn't get your comic, it's now available to buy at:
Feel free to order it, but only for US customers.
Well! The person who this was originally for has now passed away. Maybe by the time I do get it, my niece will be old enough to enjoy it when I read it to her. That would still mean actually receiving my copy in the next couple years.
Congrats on Baby & hope she continues to do well!
Did the digital version of the Companion Guide ever go out?
Did I miss something somewhere?
Thank you for the update, Ray.
I have updated my address with our own house move in July. I hope that corrects itself with the previous address survey from a couple of years ago. Thank you
Just posted an update that's a little more detailed and easier to read.
Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Is there a way to know if you already shipped by book?
Okay, hi again, everyone. Ray Dillon here again. I’m sorry that my absence has caused concern. I hope you can understand why after I explain as succinctly as I can.
SHORT STORY, I hope:
Since the last update a few months ago we've struggled to find new housing with a set day to move out of previous house, found a place and moved last minute. Renae had a preventative surgical procedure that is dangerous while pregnant. A few days later she gave birth to our baby girl Claire. Baby had very bad jaundice levels for a month and was in and out of the hospital, constant blood draws and tests. About a week after we finally made it home for good with baby, Renae had a near fatal pulmonary embolism (blood clot in lung) and infarction (dead portion of lung), hospital stays for over a month. Baby is now fine and growing. Renae dead cel mcdewp is recovering and we're starting to get some semblance of normalcy again and finally get our new place unpacked.
Everything is fine with your book and it will be on the way just as soon as we can get it ready. Signed, sketched, and shipped.
Now, you will absolutely get your book. I can’t stress that enough. And if you look around, the majority of backers have already received theirs. Obviously things like sketched, signed, numbered, international editions, are going to take longer, especially now with Renae recovering and holding an infant and taking care of a toddler too, and needed to keep working as much as possible.. We're doing everything we can to get these done and out.
We do NOT want this Kickstarter to carry over into another year. Seriously. Sorry for not being able to fulfill this sooner for those of you who are left, but trust me, we live with the stress of it every day. But we're down to just a few hundred left, they just need to be worked on and shipped. If I could sketch them myself I would, but I'm sure everyone would rather wait for Renae. She's just got an infant full time right now and needs all her strength and doctors orders are for way less stress.
Hope you can understand. I know it's frustrating to wait, especially this long and with lapses of communication, but it will work out in the end. There's literally no scenario where you'll just never receive your book.
Thank you for your consideration and patience. Hope despite the wait you're having a nice day.
Ray Dillon here.
Okaaaaay...It would appear that I neglected my communication with some of you for too long. I'm sorry for that.
I'm holding a fussy baby at the moment but i will be back with an update today asap. Might be late tonight when i get to work. I'll try for sooner.
NOTE: Everything is completely fine with all of your pledges and you will get them.