Funded! This project was successfully funded on January 31, 2013.

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on November 14

      Your rewards were digital! I've resent the link.

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      Creator David Streever on November 14

      Hi there--
      I'm pretty sure I never got my original package!
      Is there some way to check?

      My address changed on May 1st 2013. If they went out in February, I should have gotten them, but not sure.

      Thank you :)

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      Creator Joanna Chia on April 18, 2013

      최고! I have received my package.... I love them very much! Thanks a lot!

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      Creator Sam Greatorex on April 14, 2013

      Just got my package (had to have mail redirected to me) and it is AWESOME!!! The sketches are amazing!!

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      Creator Yura Kim on April 11, 2013

      I JUST received my package right now.
      And... OH MY GOODNESS!!
      This is awesome!
      Thank you sooo much!
      I especially love the drawing in the front of my new sketchbook!
      No words Ryan... no words..
      Thank yoou!

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      Creator Robert Musser on April 10, 2013

      The package came in today, and it rocks every bit as much as I'd hoped. Just wanted to chime in with a "You're awesome, Ryan." Thanks, and I can't wait for whatever you come up with next for The Whole Story!

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      Creator Nick van Vugt on April 3, 2013

      Hey Ryan! Just letting you know I received my package through Canada Post today - much like Kosongz, some of the stuff was a bit crinkled but other than that it looks great! Thanks again :)

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      Creator Aaron Byrgesen on April 3, 2013

      Hey Ryan. I haven't received anything in the mail yet but I'm still holding out. When did you ship the last packages roughly? I bought the Learn Korean pack in case that helps at all. Located in Alberta, Canada. Thanks!

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      Creator Kosongz on March 30, 2013

      Nothing was damaged ^^, just a bit crinkled. Thanks. Can't wait for your next project!

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on March 29, 2013

      Oh man, bummer! International mail can be rough! If anything was actually damaged, let me know and I’ll replace it!

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      Creator Kosongz on March 29, 2013

      Got my comics, poster, original arts and SD card today! It was a bit crumpled though. Just think it would have been nice if you had inserted a cardboard. Oh well, I'm going to laminate them, so they should turn out fine. Yeah!

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      Creator Garman on February 18, 2013

      Can't wait to receive the package ^_^ I promised I will start learning Korean when I receive it (yes, I know your comic is free digitally but I'm procrastinating about it) and then I'll buy "Hello Korean with Lee Jun Ki" lol!!! Good excuse to buy a Kpop idol related product :3

      Good luck with sorting all the packages :) Wish I could help XD but anyway... Fighting!!

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      Creator Reid Harris Cooper on February 13, 2013

      I just realized you have 200+ packages to hand deliver. With 40+ of those get original artwork... so take your time, unless you took care of that part already in the last couple weeks or trusted people so much that once they made the bid you got started right after the survey.

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on February 3, 2013

      Thanks! Hope you all are as excited about the comics as I am!!!

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      Creator Stephen Dennison on February 2, 2013

      Ryan thanks for sharing your enthusiasm and passion throughout this campaign. Each of your updates has been so full of energy. Congrats!!

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      Creator James Olson on February 2, 2013

      Heck, if you're *on time* it's still better than most projects I've backed!

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on February 2, 2013

      Well I’m shipping them IN February, so they should ARRIVE in March. Because I’m shipping from Korea and it’s slooooow! Digital rewards will be delivered this weekend! Working nonstop right now on getting it all prepped!

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      Creator James Olson on February 2, 2013

      So physical rewards are going out in the next few weeks? I'm impressed! I'm pretty sure this is the first project I've backed to deliver rewards before the estimated delivery date.
      Well done!

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      Creator Garman on January 31, 2013

      oh ok, so when you said handmade you really did mean handmade :P

      Congrats on the Kickstarter and also reaching the $40K stretch goal - yay!!! :3

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      Creator Reid Harris Cooper on January 31, 2013

      Super Funded! Here's hoping those ALL go through! Either way I know that you're going to get a ton of money and its going to mean amazing packages for everyone from the smallest to the biggest and I couldn't be happier!'

      Awesomesauce Ryan! Awesomesauce!

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      Creator Yura Kim on January 31, 2013

      Congratulations!!!
      Yayay!! :D

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on January 31, 2013

      Yeah, I am directing the play based on Ryan North’s book. Oh, also.. WE DID IT! SUPER-FUNDED! YEAH!!!!

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      Creator S.D. on January 31, 2013

      Wait... the play!! Right. I'll echo Terence... best of luck directing the play, Ryan :-P

      (... quietly backing my way out of the bar... )

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      Creator S.D. on January 31, 2013

      @Terence: Yeah, that's Ryan North. He's awesome too!

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      Creator S.D. on January 31, 2013

      Hell yes!! We get ALL the comics! :-D

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      Creator Terence Chandler on January 30, 2013

      We are soooo close to $40,000 and just about two and a half hours away....can we make it? Congratulations, Ryan! And best of luck directing "To Be Or Not To Be: That is the Adventure; A chooseable Path Play of the Chooseable Path Adventure Book based on a Play by William Shakespeare" Can't wait to see that!

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on January 30, 2013

      The full blown magnetic comics set is a limited edition thing... (they take soooo long to make) but there may be individual magnets of characters added in to some people’s packages.

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      Creator Garman on January 30, 2013

      Just wondering, are the magnetic comics just for the $99 club? :P 'cause I remember you said the limit was initially based on the number of cool USBs you had! Though still looking forward to some reading in the next few weeks! :3

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      Creator Jordan Ansell on January 29, 2013

      1425%..?! That's crazy...! Well done Ryan and comics in general ;)

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      Creator paul on January 29, 2013

      Hurray for KC Green comics! I am pretty excited about this.

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on January 29, 2013

      We did it! KC Green collection unlocked! Next stretch goal is the brand new Satyagraha book, and the new color edition of Ped X-ing at $40,000!

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      Creator AY on January 29, 2013

      I wasn't going to let myself sleep until I knew I had the KC collection as well. And thanks for the teasing, Ryan, as it has led to me upgrading from the $13 tier to the $26 tier. Because who doesn't want more KC? Now just another sliiiightly out-of-reach stretch goal to make me upgrade again?

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on January 29, 2013

      We are veeeery close! I made sure the tier graphic was hotlinked so I can swap it out with the one showing KC Green comics included! And: Minzoku.... you got stickers!

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      Creator S.D. on January 29, 2013

      I have a good feeling that we'll be waking up to a nice KC Green announcement tomorrow morning... look at that number over there ---------------------------------->
      ^_^

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      Creator Minzoku on January 28, 2013

      Just upped my pledge! Yeah, $75+ says surprise, but I totally want STICKERS, tho! *hint hint* ;)

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      Creator Russell Zweers on January 27, 2013

      Oh, that's completely awesome! Thanks Ryan!

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      Creator Stephen Staver on January 26, 2013

      Thanks for all the awesomeness, Ryan!

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on January 26, 2013

      But it should be very close!

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on January 26, 2013

      The rest of the books will be available all together as soon as Kickstarter and Amazon finish the processing! Which I believe is supposed to be within the first couple weeks of February. As far as I know, This Was Our Pact still isn’t finished!

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on January 26, 2013

      Nope! Shipping is included for the whole wide world! Even if you live in like, Antarctica or something!

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      Creator Russell Zweers on January 26, 2013

      Ryan, a quick question: Suppose you are a European backer....would I have to pay extra for shipping?

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      Creator Keary Morgan on January 26, 2013

      When will "This Was Our Pact" be available for download? I got the feeling from the artist that he had finished it a couple days ago.

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on January 26, 2013

      (and the ones after that in the FAQ)

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on January 26, 2013

      I did! At least, I put the next one on there.

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      Creator Kosongz on January 26, 2013

      Put the stretch goals on the home page? Might attract more pledges...

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      Creator Joseph C on January 25, 2013

      Came from reading Gunshow. Awesome kickstarter :D

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on January 25, 2013

      Zach Weiner is a CRAZY TALENTED DUDE. The story he wrote for Fusion Elementary is THE BEST.

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      Creator S.D. on January 25, 2013

      The "trending" number is highly misleading, and takes none of the "last days boost" into consideration. Check out the mighty Experimental Projection Cone for a slightly more "stochastic" analysis:

      http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/ryanestrada/the-whole-story-winter-2013/#chart-exp-projection

      That said, even it shows us finishing here between ~$35K-$45K (which is freaking mind-blowing, BTW). So, both of the new stretch goals are within reach, with remote-ish possibility of passing both.
      Also, I completely agree with William Theaker, but I did know about the Free Culture licensing on some of Ryan's works... I downloaded the giant file of doom off his website (of which I've actually gone through maybe 5%? 10% at most... I can hardly believe you did that Ryan, it's gobsmackingly awesome and completely bonkers at the same time!! That's how you roll, yeah?)

      In other news... CRAZY what's going on in SMBC-land, yeah? O_O

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      Creator Ryan Estrada on January 24, 2013

      William: Every book by me: Plagued, The Kind, Read Korean in 15 Minutes, Aki Alliance, etc. already are! But thanks for reminding me to add the CC license to the last page of Plagued!
      (I can’t add it to everyone else’s work or I would have made that a stretch goal!)

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      Creator William Theaker on January 24, 2013

      Stretch goal request: Release some or all comics under a Free Culture license like CC BY-SA.

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