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"SCIENCE: Ruining Everything Since 1543" is a collection of new & old SMBC comics all about science and scientists.
Created by

Zachary Weiner

8,016 backers pledged $341,667 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator M. McClelland on October 21, 2014

      Has Breadpig managed to find out where the autographed bookplates are yet? Last I'd heard they didn't have any information on their whereabouts, but that was back in March.

    2. Creator Jacqland on June 15, 2014

      I understand others are having issues of much greater importance regarding the rewards for this project, but there is STILL no mobi edition of this book available. It's said "coming soon" for a year now. I consider this a project that's failed to deliver on its promises. :(

    3. Creator Evan Meehan on April 29, 2014

      My address has changed - but rather than ask you to amend if and when you ship this, please give me a refund. If you do not I will have my credit card company deny these charges.

    4. Creator Dustin Harley Davidson on April 6, 2014

      I'm extremely disappointed with the bookplate. I was supposed to get a signed book, not a signed piece of paper. This project has ruined SMBC for me.

    5. Creator Patrick Breen on March 23, 2014

      After more than a week, I finally got a response (after I included every breadpig email I could find) that pretty much indicated they didn't even read what I sent. I confirmed / clarified. And radio silence.

      Breadpig doesn't care. Zach doesn't care.

      I'm done with kickstarter until there's some escrow arrangement. Too many "mistakes" on fulfillment. I'm willing to take a risk on something new. But not getting books or signatures when Zach pockets this much money? Something is F-d up...

    6. Creator Evan Meehan on March 22, 2014

      I emailed the breadpig customer service rep and have yet to receive a reply. I sent my email 12 days ago.

      When am I going to get a response?

    7. Creator Paul Howie on March 13, 2014

      Well this is massively disappointing:

      ============================

      Hello!

      I'm a customer service representative for Breadpig. I'm contacting you on behalf of the SMBC Science: Ruining Everything kickstarter. Unfortunately, I have some bad news. Due to damages and a shortage of books, we have run out of hardcover copies of Science: Ruining Everything before being able to fulfill your order. We apologise profusely for this error on our end.

      However, despite this unfortunate news, we are gladly offering to send to you a paperback copy of Science: Ruining Everything, complete with a signed bookplate by Zach, and refund you the difference of the cost, $20.00. Alternatively, if you wish to have a full refund for the tier that you backed, just let us know and we can do that for you as soon as possible.

      Thank you so much for your time, patience, and consideration. We appreciate it deeply, and again, we're very sorry about this complication.

    8. Creator Paul Howie on March 9, 2014

      And here comes the update explaining everything. Fingers crossed now!

    9. Creator Paul Howie on March 7, 2014

      Finally get around to checking here and find out (reassuringly?) that I'm not the only one with no sign of my hardback / t-shirt. Disappointing.

    10. Creator patrik mallaun on March 6, 2014

      And another week gone by, messaged him again, still no response.

    11. Creator patrik mallaun on February 26, 2014

      No response to my last mail, no respoonse to my last comment here (my last message was from 16.1.2014...)

    12. Creator Ed Moran on February 22, 2014

      After I pestered Zach on Twitter (which I only did because I didn't know Breadpig is running the show on this), I did finally get some reply. Of course, I got a "we called the warehouse, but they haven't called back" non-answer eight days ago, so that isn't exactly encouraging. Complaining to KS wasn't exactly helpful, either. All they did was send BP an email and say that this "will certainly be taken into consideration should the project creator submit another project". Whatever that means. Much love to Zach, but Breadpig has really screwed the proverbial pooch. But hey, at least I got the actual book; sounds like a lot of people didn't/won't.

    13. Creator Patrick Breen on February 20, 2014

      340k in funding? But they can't (won't?) correct the shipping problems that they acknowledged they would back in October?

    14. Creator Christian Tausch on January 31, 2014

      Still waiting for my hardcopy. I would really love some feedback. :|
      Any information if it was already sent/lost/delayed?

    15. Creator Ed Moran on January 29, 2014

      Meant to say, "If it continues much longer, I'm going to complaint to KS and see if they can help." Hurr fingers.

    16. Creator Ed Moran on January 29, 2014

      The lack of communication is very much not okay. If it continues much longer, I haven't heard anything since November. It's things like this that cause me to not want to Kickstart anything anymore.

    17. Creator patrik mallaun on January 22, 2014

      No signed books, no signed bookplates, one missing hardcover in the first shipment.
      Second shipment: wet (and therefore destroyed) unsigned hardcover. no bookplates. Massaged Zach a week ago and no response. These problems are unfortunate but can happen, the lack of communication is not o.k.

    18. Creator Jacqland on January 11, 2014

      The mobi digital version is still listed as "(coming soon)" on the website. Is there an ETA on when that will be up? It's been 7 months since that site went live and I don't want it to miss it before it goes offline...

    19. Creator //-/ on January 10, 2014

      Hi Zack,

      Still not heard from you since last year. Not received a thing. Ordered the Geek Pack.

      Cheers

    20. Creator Noel Sandico on January 10, 2014

      Hi Zack.

      I've sent a message, but I haven't heard anything back. I have not received anything at all from you guys. I got the Hard Hero. Thanks!

      Noel

    21. Creator Joe Komenda on January 10, 2014

      Just sent a message to Breadpig - at this point I don't really care about the hardcover, but I paid an extra $40, so I think that either a book or a refund is in order.

      > Joe Komenda on October 30
      > Endocrinology
      > Hi Zachary,
      > I pledged at the Geek pack level ($40) and when you reached hardcover
      > level I upgraded by $40, > but only ever received the regular geek pack:
      >
      > New Pledge Summary
      > AMOUNT PLEDGED
      > $80.00
      >
      > Sorry to hear things have gotten so messed up, I know you're doing your
      > best to make things right.
      > Regards,
      > Joe K

    22. Creator Patrick Breen on January 8, 2014

      (Originally sent as message w/no response - maybe a response here?)

      Hi - it's great that you acknowledged the shipping error back in October (I was a hard weiner that got duplicates and unsigned books). But - I never received the promised correction. Was there a form I needed to fill out? Anything else I needed to do?

    23. Creator Eric Williamson on January 6, 2014

      Hi Zach, PLATYPUS! :)

      I've tried sending a couple messages via Kickstarter, but haven't seen any responses... There were some problems with what I received, a strange mixture of the problems listed in the Update #54, and even if this is something where the ship has sailed, I'd like some closure, please. BTW, I pledged THE HARD WEINER. Definitely no bookplates, yet, either...

    24. Creator William on December 30, 2013

      Still no book plate here, with the THE HARDROCK pledge.

    25. Creator Kelly K. Smith on December 23, 2013

      Anyone receiving those bookplates yet? I received the unsigned book some time back, but still no bookplate.

    26. Creator Christian Tausch on December 13, 2013

      Anyone (like me) with a shipping address in europe still waiting for the book?

    27. Creator Jelena-Kristina Željeznjak on December 11, 2013

      So... after finally getting my HARD HERO and paying 30$ of VAT for it I am left to wonder if the book is signed... where is the signature supposed to be? My book looks exactly like the PDF...

    28. Creator Ed Moran on December 6, 2013

      So ... how about those bookplates?

    29. Creator Keith Babberney on November 27, 2013

      Yay! Got mine today. Thanks.

    30. Creator Deno on November 22, 2013

      Zach,
      what about that contest you ran for various science labs? I entered my lab and it was of those chosen by spooky action at a distance (or a cat...who knows?).
      Anywhoo, I've surfed around on the kickstarter pages for SCIENCE, and haven't seen anything about a follow-up....
      Thanks!

    31. Creator Michele Darrow on November 21, 2013

      Hello,

      I ordered The Power Pack and received an email from Breadpig with a tracking number for DHL. I checked the tracking number a week or so later since I hadn't received anything. DHL had it down that they had tried to deliver to my address twice in the same day (Nov 2) and left notices both times, however there were no notices... So, I sent them an email (the only way DHL offers help) and received no response. I did this twice more with no response. I'm afraid that it's been long enough now, with no response, that the package would have shipped back to you guys. I'm sorry to make more work for you, but could have it resent please? I'll try to get in touch with Breadpig as well.

      Thanks!

    32. Creator Alexandru Nedel on November 20, 2013

      Received the Bedrock pack after Breadpig un-blocked the order (October 30).
      The book looks great. Thanks!

    33. Creator Odyssey Mom on November 19, 2013

      I suspect that many cases of unsigned hardcover books were delivered in place of signed ones. Zach knows how many he signed and should know how many kickstarter hardcoveres there are. Arithmetic isn't rocket science.
      If you have a complaint, you should contact Breadpig, even if only to register your dissatisfaction. I don't mean to say that you shouldn't share your concerns here, rather that I don't think Zach reads these comments. (I hope that was respectful and considerate.)

    34. Creator Clara Bush on November 19, 2013

      Recieved my Multi-Nerd pack... no signatures in any of them =(

    35. Creator Jelena-Kristina Željeznjak on November 17, 2013

      @ Ryan, compare it to the pdf version.
      I'm eagrly awaiting my copy, I hope it will be signed after all this waiting.

    36. Creator Ryan on November 17, 2013

      finally received my hardcover and it is beautiful. However, I'm not sure if it is "signed" as the only signature appears to have been printed on there during the printing of the book. Not sure if this is just because of the color of the ink or if the actually signature is missing.

    37. Creator Kaushik S Balasubramanian on November 16, 2013

      Thanks @Odyssey Mom.

    38. Creator Keith Babberney on November 16, 2013

      Still waiting for a Geek Pack. Any idea when it might show up?

    39. Creator Odyssey Mom on November 16, 2013

      @Kaushik. The sticker symbol is one of the sketches from the poster. I think it means that science debunks phrenology, 'which studies the relationships between a person's character and the morphology of the skull.'

    40. Creator Kaushik S Balasubramanian on November 15, 2013

      What does the sticker (35k reward) mean ? Is it from any of the comics ?

    41. Creator pmdhazy on November 15, 2013

      Got my book (Bedrock level) yesterday in the UK. Breadpig shipping email was on 30th October so 2 weeks is not bad.

    42. Creator Klaus Ole Kristiansen on November 13, 2013

      I got my copy yesterday.

    43. Creator Odyssey Mom on November 12, 2013

      The mark on the forward page is not a signature. The pdf has the same mark. But I guess that you science nerds already knew that.

    44. Creator Daniel Tebbutt on November 12, 2013

      Got my multi-nerd today, none signed, but all hardcovers as requested. Relieved to see my message about hard covers got through as that was the most important bit for me :D

    45. Creator th8827 on November 11, 2013

      I got my physical copy a few days ago, and it is awesome.

    46. Creator Jelena-Kristina Željeznjak on November 8, 2013

      Yay, finally got e-mail that my stuff is being shipped, except the e-mail only mentiones the book and the shirt, and my pack is supposed to have [eBook + Limited Edition Hardcover + Bookmark + Notebook + Poster + Shirt]...

    47. Creator rustythorn, swordsman of Valoria on November 7, 2013

      got my stuff, but like other a bit disappointed the book was not signed, but not disappointed enough to have it fixed.

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