Bravo to a Very Late Kickstarter: Reality Check
One of the reasons I have been very pessimistic in the past about Kickstarters and crowdfunding is how some projects never deliver. I’ve got a few on my tracking list that have been there, undelivered, for years. Don’t get me wrong, many people are responsible, but the ones that aren’t are the ones that stick in people’s minds, and poison the well for others.
So I want to congratulate Rikki Simons and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons. They funded a reprint collection of their mid-90s comic series Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check! at the end of 2015. It was the manga-like story of a boy whose cat becomes a catgirl when they meet on the internet. The creators just delivered over 350 pages in a PDF.
It doesn’t include the promised 24-page new story, but they’re providing the rest before they go to press on the book to allow people to point out errors and check contributor name spellings. I imagine it’s also a plus to demonstrate actual progress to people.
That leaves, on my personal wall of shame, a documentary that raised over $50,000 that was due in 2014 (although the makers are still updating, a good sign), and B. Clay Moore’s Hawaiian Dick project, which funded in December 2015 for a reprint book (!) that has never appeared, with no updates in over a year and a half.