Wed Sep 8 '21 Announcement
11 days ago
– Wed, Sep 08, 2021 at 01:34:21 PM
FINANCES FOR GOURMANDO/2021 SKB
To date we lost over $30,000 out of pocket on our Gourmando campaign with COVID rate increases, delays, and inflated shipping costs. This does not include the cost of getting the books shipped out which will be an additional $5,000. Budget increases are a risk with any Kickstarter and we took and accepted that risk. We are one of many campaigns who got caught with the COVID port problems and Hong Kong shipping fiascos.
Some of the financing for the Gourmando loss was taken from the 2021 Sketchbook. The Sketchbook and all the extras are now in house along with $2,000 in secure shipping and packing materials.
HOW CAN I HELP
I've had a number of backers emailing asking how they can help. The best way to help right now is to back the How to Draw the Animated Nexus and spread the word! We have 8 days left and are currently 35% funded. SteveRude.com/DrawNexus
I think I touched on this before, but we are running the campaign to raise funds to help Steve continue to work on Nexus, and also to pay for the last bit of shipping to get your books out to you.
HOW TO DRAW THE ANIMATED NEXUS PROJECT
The $20,000 needed for the project ensures all the past projects will ship quickly, we can do a print run of 1,000 How to Draw the Animated Nexus from a LOCAL printer, AND we can ship out all the past projects while paying our designers and shipping assistants for their work. Note that this does not include any profit for Steve. $20,000 is our break even.
Regardless of the outcome of the Animated Nexus project, your items WILL ship. We have all the boxes and packing supplies here to get them wrapped up and shipped out in small batches as we are able to afford to do so.
Steve was set to do several livestreams to promote the Animated Nexus project, however, his COVID took a turn for the worse and he's been in bed with a fever. He's back to working a few hours a day, but until he's fever free for 24 hours we can't allow helpers back into the house.
I had an allergic reaction to Benzonatate (almost literally every last side effect) and am slowly recovering, but working through it and some of you should have received shipping notifications already. I am currently working on the next batch of 30 orders.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
I am hopeful that this explains what is going on behind the scenes. If you have further questions please feel free to ask.