Encik Farhan is a scammer. He backs projects, pledging hundreds or thousands of dollars at the highest tier, and then disputes the credit card charges 1-3 months later, often after his rewards have been shipped.
He pledged $1000 to my campaign, and a few days after I posted an update that backer rewards were being shipped, he filed a charge dispute with his credit card company. I’m still waiting for the outcome of my appeal, but if I lose $1000, it will ruin me.
Another project creator got in touch with me this week, asking about Encik Farhan, and dozens of creators have been affected by this asshole, but there is no built-in way to report individual backers or profiles on Kickstarter.
His profile: http://www.kickstarter.com/profile/61606350
His email address registered with Kickstarter is email@example.com, and the contact email he gave me in his survey response is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are starting a project, WATCH OUT FOR THIS GUY. If he backs your project, assume that those funds will be disputed after your campaign is over. He’s screwing over creators, and meanwhile, he still gets to look good with all these “backed” projects showing up on his profile.
Wow, what a dick
This guy pledged to me and 157 other projects since May, usually the highest backer tier. I’m waiting to hear what Amazon intends to do about this. There’s no way to stop someone from pledging to you, even if you know he’s going to turn around and do this. And because he’s pledging substantial amounts, it means that when he demands his money back, it’s enough to bankrupt some of these projects. He’s perverted everything about KS.
Amazon needs to do something about this, and it can’t be at the cost of the creators. We have zero protection against this, and should therefor not be punished for what a fraudulent backer did. Amazon should let us keep the money and pay back this money themselves for letting these charges go through. Because again, the way they set their system up, there’s nothing we could do as individuals to prevent it and there still isn’t.
"Bee and PuppyCat" is a very popular original cartoon created by Natasha Allegri. In it, Bee, an out-of-work twenty-something, has a life-changing collision with a mysterious creature she names PuppyCat ("A cat?… or maybe a dog?"). Between space and time, Bee and PuppyCat take on an intergalactic babysitting gig to pay another month’s rent. Now, you can help Bee write a happy ending for PuppyCat’s tale of betrayal, intrigue, and magical sparkle transformations.
Amassing 4 million views since its July release, the original 10-minute cartoon stands as a favorite among animation fans the world over (watch it again, why don’t you http://youtu.be/lOG_UtLxh58 ). Now, overwhelmed with your emails and comments asking for more adventures of Bee and PuppyCat, we want to produce a Bee and PuppyCat series exclusively for our YouTube channel, Cartoon Hangover. But we need your help. (x)
I see a lot of conversations on tumblr about how important it is to support women-writing-women, and one of the things that I thought when I first watched Bee & PuppyCat was how rare it was to see a female protagonist who is a comically laid-back loser-type, and is not only charming and relatable, but has not had her autonomy and agency sacrificed.
"…Bee & PuppyCat is a sort of pure vision of Natasha’s that has been brought right from her pen right to the screen and right to you. That doesn’t really happen in the traditional television network system and we figured that with this kickstarter we can get her vision on the screen right to you much more efficiently. … For years I’ve tried to convince network executives and movie executives that cartoons that center around women created by women, for something more than just little kids, would be a really valuable, wonderful cartoon to have. And they’ve been kind of resistant, so we’re happy that when we’ve put these shorts of Bee and Puppycat up on the air that you have responded like, so greatly. By the way, not just women, but men too. The audience is, like, huge. You know it, all your friends know it. It’s become a cartoon that has really like, seeped into everyone’s consciousness in a really short time. And we’re really excited for the idea to be able to have Natasha bring it to a whole series.”
- Fred Seibert, Executive Producer
Please reblog, signal boost, and spread the word about this kickstarter, and of course donate if you can! The deadline is November 14th, which means that there are only a few days left to reach the target goal.
It’s time! It’s live! The Abettor’s Letters Kickstarter campaign has BEGUN! Let’s make this happen! Allons-y!
We’ve been working crazy hard on this project, and we’re very proud and excited to announce that our Kickstarter is LIVE!!
Please check it out, watch the video, and spread the word! We’ve got lots of keen rewards, like original art, prints, monocles, and the chance to be an interactive character in the game! Any contribution is incredibly appreciated!
Morning reminder! The Abettor’s Letters Kickstarter campaign has started! After 15 hours, we’re 6% funded! Yay! But there’s a long way to go, so please tell everyone you know, and chip in whatever amount you can! <3
Aw yes, it’s happening! :D Signal boooooost!
We thought we’d give KS a try instead of outright pre-orders this time. There’s lots of extra swag to choose from along with the book, and depending how much we raise a limited-edition dust-jacket that will only be available to those who helped us fund the book on KS!
OH FRABJUOUS DAY! :D Guys, this is the anthology I participated in. Please consider checking it out and backing it if you want <3
Just nine days left on the Kickstarter campaign for Absinthe Junk’s new album! They’re SO close! Please chip in a couple bucks to help support fantastic independent metal!
Go. GO NOW.
We have a Kicktstarter project! What is Kickstarter u ask? Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects and it’s powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or we don’t get any of the pledged money. Help us print 100 copies of our 32 page comic book called H-Street, we need to raise $500 by March 16, 2012. Every donation has a reward!
Our Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sodapopcomics/h-street
Guys, I know who these ladies are in real life and they are fantastic. Their stories are great and their style is cute. Plus, they’re part of a generation of Puerto Rican female comic geeks and creators who are showing the island and the Internet that we got talent, we exist and yes, even we know what good comics are. ♥