First off! I wanted to tackle the situation about the donations and the young!Worth minicomic!
I know you guys have been waiting SOOOO long. I cannot thank you enough. When Paypal froze my account, it made my life EXTREMELY hard -- and to top it off they are still sitting on thousands of my dollars so the 'it being a huge pain in the butt' part still isn't over. But on top of it being a huge pain in the butt as in I could not touch the money that was already in my account, I couldn't receive anymore payments.
I had to freeze the incentive because I wanted to find a fair, more effective way to tackle this. But good news struck!, I got picked up by the amazing *Team4D
! Because of signing with them, a lot of things are going to have to change [but in good ways], and I talked it out with Eric and we have been working on much more streamlined solution.
So one of the main things is that it's no longer really a 'donation' and an 'incentive', it will be considered a 'collectible', but all funds still do go to me and 4DE
which is all appreciated because the more that they get funded, I do as well. ETC, ETC! Eric is working to set up a way where it will be a downloadable file that is available to you once you have sent in a payment, (and we are working to make it to where you can still choose how much you pay). But this will BE SO WORTH IT GUYS.
No more hoping that the e-mails don't get mixed up, that as a human I miss a few, or even more lovely, e-mail systems won't consider my messages as spam! The system that I originally had set up worked WONDERFULLY at first -- the following was small enough that sending out 30-40 incentives a month was quite easy. But FORTUNATELY the following grew out of that, but UNFORTUNATELY, my system didn't get a chance to catch up. Now it will.
Now back to the actual incentive that was SUPPOSED to be for April [the young!Worth and young!Lamont comic]. Those of you that were able to donate before the freeze, YOU WILL STILL GET YOURS. You don't have to go through the new system, I PROMISE. However, once again I am a measly human [hahah wouldn't it nice to be a robot?], so once I announce that I have sent out the incentive I will need your help to make sure I GET EVERYBODY that paid.
I will do my very very best to make sure that I hit up everybody, but if for some reason you are looked over then I want you to nag me at email@example.com!
The new system will be set up sometime next week, and when it is up I will send out the incentive to the pre-payers at once. I really thought hard about this to make sure this was as fair as I could possibly make it, and I'm sorry for those of you [all of you] that have had to wait so long.
If you hate me forever, I understand. If you want a refund, I also understand that too [just hit up the e-mail up there ^^^]. Just let me know how I can help YOU guys out cos you guys always help ME so let us work together and make rainbows.
Another thing worth noting - this will no longer be a monthly thing. I think I've made it very obvious to myself that I have a tendency to bite off more than I can chew, and so instead of it being monthly it will be a 'whenever the hell I get it done'. I would love to keep doing mini-comics on the side that are available in this way [as a collectible] but I have begun to realize it is stupid of me to believe that something won't pop up and make it hard or impossible to keep up with every month.
I will also not make pre-pay an option. This is mostly for myself because I feel so so awful for having sat on prepaid stuff [if it makes you feel any better, I have not touched a dollar of the April donations] and I really have no GOOD way of knowing when I'll be able to finish things. So we will all wait for idiot slow Tessa to finish her shit first before we do anything else, hahaha.
As for the previous incentives, I will try to work out a way where you can buy the bundle of old incentives at a flat fee [which I have thought hardest on for being the most fair] because this way if you're around to have gotten the collectible originally you can pay whatever you wish for it, whereas afterwards we choose the price for you guys.
Anyways! I hope this answers people's questions, and thanks again for everything guys!
The last announcement is that I will be at this year's San Diego Comic Con on July 22nd-25th with 4DE!
Come see me!
A-Kon | Dallas, TX | June 4th-6th 2010 | CONFIRMED
AX | LA, California | July 1st-4th 2010 | CONFIRMED
San Diego Comic Con | San Diego, California | July 22nd-25th 2010 | CONFIRMED
Otakon | Baltimore, Maryland | July 30th-August 1st 2010 | CONFIRMED
DragonCon | Atlanta, Georgia | September 3rd-6th 2010 | CONFIRMED