Updates and some pretty cool and ridiculous things
21 days ago
– Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 12:26:16 AM
Happy New Year folks!
I haven’t updated in awhile, but that doesn’t mean the books haven’t been going out, because they have.
Books are arriving in Japan, Nigeria, the UK, Australia, Canada, & other countries outside the US! I appreciate the pictures as well as those leaving comments saying that they’ve received them. I really love the pictures, they bring tears to my eyes.
My garage is looking about halfway empty, so that’s a huge plus! I’ve sent out well over a thousand packages so far. Thank you everyone. If you check out Twitter/Instagram and do a search for #BingoLove you can see photos of backers, like yourself, happy to receive the book.
Now, I know I’m behind on getting the books out to everyone, but I’ve been fully transparent about me doing this alone and that I’m disabled. I’m almost a month behind the original due date & to be quite honest, that’s really not bad in the Kickstarter world.
There are more than enough of backers who seem to NOT understand that I’m disabled & doing about 95% on my own. They don’t care, demanding refunds, Hell...someone created a fake twitter account to harass me and call me a scammer.
It’s fucking ridiculous and needs to stop!
Like, if you’re backer in the 1700’s out of 1950, and you’re demanding a refund because you haven’t gotten your book since it hasn’t reached you in a “reasonable time frame”, you need to check yourself.
I got out over 800 packages to people within a week and almost put myself in the hospital. But people don’t care about that, because they want their item NOW. It’s wild how people treat me. And FYI, I’m not giving full refunds because you received the PDF already, so if I decide to give refunds it’ll be at least half of what you pledged.
Do better. If you’re pledging to Kickstarter projects, maybe understand that we’re people and not companies like Amazon, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, etc. If you can’t, then Kickstarter isn’t for you.
Oh, one more thing, there’s about a few hundred people who haven’t filled out their surveys, so I can’t get your books out to you if I don’t have your address.
And now for an update on the mini stories:
The bonus stories are in the sketching process and should be to everyone before the end of April. Remember these are stories that have been donated FOR FREE by creators that I’m giving to you FOR FREE, so be patient and don’t demand these stories. (Yes, folks have been rude demanding the free items as well. It’s as if no one has manners.)
ANYWAYS...here’s some good news for y’all.
Bingo Love has sold out and is getting a second printing!!!! There was such a huge demand for Bingo Love, all the books sold out & Image did a rush print. These books will be available on 3/14 - one month after the release.
All of this is because of y’all supporting this Kickstarter! I’m indebted to all of you.
I’m doing signings all next month and I hope that I’ll be able to see you at one of these events:
February 3rd: @AmalgamPhilly - Philadelphia |
February 7th: @EscapePodComics - Huntington, NY |
February 10th: @thirdeyecomics - Annapolis, MD |
February 11th: @eastsidemags (my birthday) -Montclair, NJ |
February 13th: @SummitLibraryNJ - Summit, NJ |
February 16th: Speaking @UCRiverside - Riverside, CA |
February 17th: GeekOut @UCRiverside #LGBTQ comic con - Riverside, CA |
March 1st-4th: Emerald City Comic Con |
March 17th: Comic Book Shop - Wilmington, Delaware |
March 24th: Aw Yeah Comics - Harrison. NY
A few more dates are coming, but I haven’t been given the green light yet. I’ll be slowing down on the signing as my daughter will be getting knee surgery. Remember during the campaign, my babygirl was hit by a car? Well, she has to get her ACL, MCL, & meniscus repaired. She has a long road of recovery ahead of her, so I’ll try my best to get as much signings done as possible, I really want to see and thank you in person.
As always thank you for your support and I hope to see y’all soon!
about 2 months ago
– Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 01:11:56 AM
Happy Holidays people!
Many of you have been tagging me in your Christmas pictures on Twitter (@mizteefranklin), I LOVE IT!!!!
Some of you are STILL demanding me to give you your books & calling me names, despite my last update and repeated tweets about it. Y’all are just rude AF. I have refunded over $300 and I’ll still continue to refund it, you won’t be threatening & berating me.
Many of y’all are sending me email after email after email asking about your PDF, instead of backerkit.
Here are instructions DIRECTLY from them:
"You can get your digital downloads by going back into your survey and clicking the green button "Get Your Digital Downloads." If you need to recover your survey, use this link: https://bingo-love.backerkit.com/. If you're still having trouble, you can contact BackerKit support here: https://bingo-love.backerkit.com/faq#contact-us “
They are on vacation until next year. Speaking of vacation, I’m on vacation as well. That means I’m not answering emails and I’m not mailing out any packages until 1/8/18.
Some of y’all have sent messages saying you either got the wrong variant cover, wrong name is attached to the address, duplicates & other minor mistakes.
If you got the wrong cover, donate the book to a school or library.
If you got a duplicate, donate the book to a school or library.
If the wrong name is attached & the cover is right - keep it.
Mistakes happen. I’m doing 95% by myself and all I can say is sorry. Either way, if the cover is wrong email me - not on Kickstarter - your name & address & when I get back to shipping, your book will go out.
This is the last update of 2017. As always, thanks for the support.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!!!
2 months ago
– Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 10:52:20 PM
This is gonna be a really quick update. I’ve been busting my tail to get y’all these books on time. I have over 5000 books in my garage that I need to deliver to you amazing folks.
Some of you already have received your books (maybe 800+ already shipped), I’ve seen the pics and I thank you for sharing.
For the most part I’ve been packing these books on my own and it is a lot of work. I’ve put a huge strain on myself - as you know I’m disabled - and have caused my body to be in tons of pain where hospitalization almost happened.
What that means is I’m slowing down. I did roughly 800+ books in a week. ONE WEEK! While that’s great and all, I’m hurting myself and it’s just not fair or beneficial for me to continue to do that.
I was hoping to get everyone’s books to them by the end of the year, but it’s not feasible. It looks like end of January and I’m sorry. You WILL get them before February 14th, the Image release date.
Thank you all for your support.
Here’s a few questions I keep getting, see below for answers.
Q: Where’s my book, scam artist?
A: In my garage or on my living room floor.
Q: Where’s the bonus stories?
A: These stories are being done by other creators as a favor to me, for you, for FREE. I can’t and won’t rush them. When I get them, you’ll get them.
Q: Where’s my PDF?
A: Did you fill out your survey? No? Welp, you gotta reach out to Backerkit & ask nicely to send them the pdf.
Q: Why can’t I download postcards?
A: Seriously? They’re not downloadable. It’ll come in the mail.
Q: You’re a thief! Why don’t you give me my money back, scammer?
I think that about covers it all. Your books ARE coming, I just need you to be patient and understanding.
This update is on my phone, hence the lack of gifs. Sorry!
If you’d like to preorder the Image cover, it’s on sale for $7 on Amazon! Visit: BingoLoveComic.net and it’ll take you there.
Bingo Love Cover Reveal
4 months ago
– Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 08:53:10 PM
When Bingo Love was created, I had an idea of where I wanted the story to go, but sometimes a story will take you where IT wants to go and you let it happen. When we put together the cover for BL, a 1/4 of the story was finished, and we knew it would end up changing.
And yes, I know...
So with that said, we've got a few Ch-ch-changes for you.
Our Bingo Love cover has been created by the super talented artist, Gisele Lagace, who's done work for Archie, IDW, Marvel, Dynamite and other publishers. This cover embraces Hazel and Mari's life together, and I hope that you all love it as much as I do!
It's sooo cayyyuuuuuttteeee!!!
Speaking of changes...I've decided to work with a fulfillment agency who'll be shipping the books out to everyone instead of me. This will definitely help in getting the books to everyone quicker than I possibly could (more info on that later). I won't lie tho, I'm kinda bummed out that I can't send everyone the books, but my health sucks and yeah...that's that.
Now onto some pretty cool news...
BINGO LOVE IS FINISHED AND IS ON ITS WAY TO THE PRINTERS!!!
If you missed the previous announcement Bingo Love was picked up by Image comics and is coming out on Valentine's Day!!!! I can't wait to reveal THAT cover to y'all. It's coming along...
I'm so excited and I can't wait to get these books to everyone before the end of the year, it's so worth it!
What else...I think that's about it, so here's some sexiness for ya.
If this ain't sexy, IDK what is! A beautiful woman holding curly fries and a milkshake in a nightie, with rose petals all over and candles? WHOOOOWEEEE! It's about to go DOWN!!!!
Thank you everyone for the support as always, I couldn't have done it without ya!