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The books came on Monday afternoon, the last day of AX. When I got home and saw them sitting on the front porch because much cursing ensued, along with wailing and bemoaning the fate of the universe.

Unfortunately, that's not all that happened.

Everything was perfect if you ignore that the cover looked like it had been dipped into red soda. I've contacted the printing company liaison once again. They were very fast in responding with this and told me that essentially, the printing place they worked with messed up. The lamination that occurs on the cover will sometimes change the color of the cover (in this case, it killed it) and they were suppose to adjust the colors to reduce that lamination-color-change-effect. They didn't. The good news is, it's not super difficult to redo, only the cover had been affected, and they had only shipped me the first hundred books. The bad news is that the estimated ETA for all of the books to arrive is now Mid-August.

Once again, we apologize for the delays, but I really don't want to send out an imperfect product to you guys.

Finally: Every single artist who has artwork featured in the book will receive a free copy.


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:icondeepkngdomenthusiast:
deepkngdomenthusiast Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
can we still get one?
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:iconbroken19:
broken19 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
id like to know how much they are and if i can still order one. It looks awsome!
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:iconunderorion:
underorion Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
How much does the book cost, and is it still possible to order one?
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EbonyStar17 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Which printing company did you work with?
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:iconshyhobbit:
shyhobbit Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Are there any copies left? I'd like to order one.
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Vocaloid-divA Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate to sound like I'm repeating previous comments (or being flat out annoying) so I apologize, but since it's august 10th does that mean the book should arrive soon?
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:iconillycia:
Illycia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Digital Artist
It should be arriving soon, and we're hoping that it will too, but there really isn't anything that we could do if it does arrive late;;
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SunnyPriestess Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   Digital Artist
it's august 9th, any updates as to when they will be shipped out?
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:iconillycia:
Illycia Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   Digital Artist
=reaper-bunny is sending out the rest of the packages so it's totally up to her at this point;; she's been pretty busy lately so I'm not sure when she'll have time to do so. I've already asked her about it and I or she will update the journal when it's been shipped.
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SunnyPriestess Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   Digital Artist
ok : ) thanks
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I was out of state for two weeks. They will be shipped soon.
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blacksprite22 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey!

The Art-book looks amazing! I was just reading through the comments and ETA's and wanted to say you're all doing an amazing job of working around the problems cropping up~! Very well done especially considering it's the first time you've done something like this. Keep up the great work and thank you for keeping us all up to date.

=)
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:iconillycia:
Illycia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and support! Especially for actually reading our written info haha xD
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:iconluvmyself:
luvMyself Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
How much money is this, I'm sorry for asking this but I looked around but couldn't seem to find the price for this wonderful book :D
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:iconillycia:
Illycia Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012   Digital Artist
The discounted copies were $30 plus shipping, but we're out of that now so if we have a few more copies left for sale it will be $40 plus shipping :)
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:iconluvmyself:
luvMyself Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Ah okay thank you so much, I'll do my part to purchase it
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LinRenRen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist
This is RenRen's mom. This is totally unacceptable. If the product came in wrong, you should have sued them or demanded that it be printed correctly on time. Or demanded a refund and go somewhere else. Where is the accountability? I will wait once again for August, but if there is some reason again that this does not go through, I think everyone here has given so much kindness and leeway, that we deserve not just an apology but a full refund.
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:iconokesana:
okesana Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello ^v^

I'm not a part of KC at all, but I get where you're coming from ... but they don't necessarily control the printing place. But I can guarantee it is definitely worth the time and money once you hold it in your hands.
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vtas Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
The original art book was going to be delayed from AX reception not because of the printing company's problem, but because many artists did not submit their images on time. Please remember that it would have taken until late July for the art books to have arrived anyway since we outsourced the art book publishing internationally, and international shipping of so many books takes approximately 6-7 weeks (as you can read in this journal: [link]). So far, the printing company has only made one mistake, and they have refunded us the price of the 100 mistaken books, but the rest were only delayed by a week.

Pre-Orders for the art book were open fairly early. It was our mistake for being optimistic about the time that we would get the art books. For any professional company, it takes many months for to prepare an art book, and we are only an independent project. Not only do we not have as much time or resources, this was also our first time, which meant many revisions and mistakes. I would be surprised and impressed if there exists an art book that was published and shipped within 2 months of receiving all the artist submissions.

Thank you for your suggestions and support. We are doing our best to provide these books as fast as possible.
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:iconillycia:
Illycia Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012   Digital Artist
We are sorry for the delay, but we have no control over the situation. We're very disappointed with the printing company as well. However, when we received the 100 copies with the miscolored covers, switching printing places would take even longer. We do hope that the books would get to us as planned.
We do appreciate everyone's patience with us and the printing company. But also as we have stated in our previous FAQ journals, if anyone, at anytime before we announce the shipment via journal, would like a refund, just contact us via email and we'd be glad to give full refunds.
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Nikita-Pup Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
So if you have copies left over, how do we order them from you to get a book?
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:iconillycia:
Illycia Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012   Digital Artist
It will be the same system as the 100 orders through our Weebly ordering site.
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:iconkeine-keine:
keine-keine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw maaan. But I'm really looking forward to it, the previews look dazzling. Can't wait to get it.
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SweetieMoon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Hello! I am one of the people who opted for AX pick up early in pre order. At AX, my sister belindraw helped me pay the additional shipping fee and she said you guys would contacted me later. I just wanted to make sure my name is still on the roster to receive the original copy.

I'm not entirely sure who/where (DA/email?) to contact regarding this. Please let me know and I can send a note with additional info :)

Thank you!
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:iconillycia:
Illycia Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes don't worry you're all set. There's no need for additional info, you'll receive it when we send it out.
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:iconokesana:
okesana Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How many copies do you have left?????? Like 5 or so?
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:iconokesana:
okesana Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you mind taking a picture of the full front cover and putting it up up here???? :D

Thank you!! I really really want to buy but the problem is I don't want the cover looking like a terrible mess LOL
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
The cover is perfectly printed. Imagine someone putting a red filter layer on top. That is the only issue with it. You can see most of the front cover on the image at the top.
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:iconokesana:
okesana Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That doesn't seem too bad. I'm glad that the rest of the book wasn't severly messed up too!! :D
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Yes, that would have set us back quite a bit. But if you read the journal, the cover colors were changed from the lamination process/heating, so that's the only reason they look different.
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:iconjessicutie:
Jessicutie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student
Is it possible to change my address to a completely different country? It'll still be international.
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:iconillycia:
Illycia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes, go ahead and send a group notr with your paypal email
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let-fly Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
It all looks amazing! I cannot wait to be able to see it in person. I think whenever I have the chance, I might attempt some art with this theme, everything looks so whimsical and cute.
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:iconde1in:
De1in Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student
I already preordered this book, but I'm wondering how long it would take to get this shipped internationally if I order the one with the red-tinted cover ?

(could always work as a gift)
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:iconillycia:
Illycia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012   Digital Artist
We have the last 100 copies on hand right now. They are the ones with a different cover color. They will be mailed out immediately every week as we receive orders. So if you order it right now we will be shipping this weekend (or the next since it's already Saturday) and it will take about 2-3 weeks to get to your place. Regarding pre-ordered copies, they are still being printed. They will be mailed out as soon as we receive them, which will most likely be in August.
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De1in Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student
I sent an email!
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:iconde1in:
De1in Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student
Alright, I see on the journal it says "All books shipped in Mid-august" so I'm assuming that's even later for international buyers. If that's the case, is it possible to cancel my pre-order (I will be at uni by the time the book arrives and I was hoping to see/get it before I went to art uni) and instead place it on this re-tinted one?
I'm assuming the answer is no, but I think I'd like to order the red-tinted one too.
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Sorry, we cannot give you a refund as limited edition orders have been placed already. You can, however, change your address to the uni address.
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:iconde1in:
De1in Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student
Ah alright. I don't know who's responsible for the email (eriscord) but I'm really sorry for the lengthy message and my lack of knowledge for paypal. Anyway, as someone asked prior, I shall just send an email again once the pre orders will be shipped out because I'll be in 3 different locations in 10 days around that time!
+Thanks
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Not at all, we appreciate your understanding. :)
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
We'll send you the red-tinted cover first, then the 2nd book when it arrives.
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:iconde1in:
De1in Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student
ALright - thank you! 2-3 weeks right?
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:iconjust-a-bud:
Just-a-Bud Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't mind, as you said I'd rather a quality product and now it should arrive near my birthday. O//v//O
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Valenda Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh I wish I had the money to buy this ;w; So many artists I follow in here, it's just gooorgeous!
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runeowl Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Is there a way to get on a waiting list for the books that were not pre-ordered? I really REALLY wanted one and some life stuff-crap-garbage-distractions happened and I completely missed out! I know it's severely limited and I do NOT want to miss out. Is there a way to pre-pay for some of it to reserve one, if you think there will be enough?
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
We've just opened discounted orders here: [link]
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:iconruneowl:
runeowl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconvtas:
vtas Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Hey, it seems like you still have a chance to order. I have to speak with my partners and stuff, but stay tuned. ^^
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:iconruneowl:
runeowl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I put in my order today :)
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nakamimi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
It looks gorgeous !!! I can't wait to get a copy in August///
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