Project Update: PHOTODUMP! Join our crew for a St Louis research trip!
Our primary animation team spent a few days touring the city, taking inspirational photos and notes for season one, and we figured you might like to see a few.
Enjoy! And please fill out your backer survey here if you haven't already done so; we've already begun shipping plushes and keychains!
(...uh-oh. I hope none of these count as spoilers!)
Project Update: SURPRISE! BONUS BOOZE CATS!
Up now on YouTube, a quickie bonus vignette, featuring a young Rocky and Freckle! Watch it here!
More news and updates soon! Happy Thanksgiving (and Friendsgiving) to those who celebrate!
Hi all! Not sure if/when there'll be an official post from the team about this, but it just happened to me so thought to make people aware. I received an email about half an hour ago from Juniper Creates, providing me with a tracking number for the first physical rewards that will be sent out (the plushies and the keychain) and a run-down on what to expect in the next few days. As well as how to track my order when it's shipped out, as "orders with multiple items often ship separately" (and the shipping FAQ confirmed they'll be shipped out individually). The email landed in my junk folder, and I only happened to see it by accident, so please *check your spam/junk folders* in case yours also got falsely flagged! It may take some time to appear but do keep checking your inboxes. Hope everyone is as excited as I am! They're going to be on their way to everyone soon ❤️❤️❤️ Can't wait to hold my tiny gangster cats :D
I hope the team will forgive me this unofficial update, They're busy and I am (currently) not. Tracy answered a question about the release plan, and I feel it's relevant to link it here. https://www.tumblr.com/lackadaisycats/734372231128514560/hey-just-a-quick-question-when-are-you-planning?source=share Summed up it goes: - no solid dates to give, (as expected) - Vignettes (mini-mini episodes) before the end of the year (!) - The first of the 3 mini episodes in production sounds like it's going to be pretty substantial for what it is. - At the earliest, actual season 1 content might drop at the end of next year (2024) - but again remember that there's things to look forward to before then. And honestly that is pretty quickly for animation of this quality and commitment so if it's pushed back I for one will definitely understand. There's also some talk of the various things that influence production time, definitely worth seeing Tracy's actual answer.
I've sent a couple of emails to the Iron Circus support email and haven't heard back after a couple of weeks so asking here in case some of the staff sees it here instead: I pledged for the early bird book bundle and then added on the Essentials once that became available (iirc there was no bundle for all three books when the project launched and I didn't want to miss out on that free shipping). I assumed, rightly or wrongly, that the Essentials book would also qualify for free shipping because of my tier but as I went to check-out on backerkit and complete my pledge I saw that I have a $10 shipping charge. I buy/ship a lot of books through media mail and $10 for one book seemed high unless it's a much chunkier book than the dimensions listed imply. Is this all correct? I've been holding off on finalizing my pledge until I hear back from IC staff specifically and looking through similar community discussion topics it doesn't look like they've replied to any of those either. I just want to make sure that this number is indeed correct and not say "oops, backerkit is charging you shipping for all three books instead of the one not explicitly mentioned in the description of your tier".
I know it's quite late but I wanna wish Tracy and the whole Lackacrew along with everyone a Happy Indie Animation Day! I am so happy to be a backer with everyone to bring Lackadaisy to life in animation! And I wish all Indie teams the best of luck and to reach for the stars and achieve their dreams to bring the animated series they want to create into reality such as Lackadaisy that has so much love and passion behind it all! And to see such an amazing and beautiful series that a major studio full of laughin' jokin' numbnuts could ever produce! Once again Happy Indie Animation Day and thank you Tracy and the whole Lackacrew for blessing us with this new animated series that will define a generation of Indie animation and inspire others to come along and bring their dreams to life to! INDIE ANIMATION FOREVER!!!!!
Project Update: SNEAK PEEKS: The Ivy and Freckle Plushes!
They're finally ready for you to see! Our friends at Juniper have finished the designs for the Freckle and Ivy plushes!
These two were our $300,000 stretch goal, and we hit that mark early in the campaign. Juniper's been hard at work on the designs ever since, and now, they're ready for primetime! Tracy's so pleased with how they turned out, and we hope you are, too.
If your order is already locked, but you've changed your mind and want these plushes as well? Sit tight! You'll have another chance to get them in the future!
And per usual, folks, if you have a question that has not been answered by our project FAQ or in these updates, email Clint Pereira at [email protected]!
Thanks again! More news soon!
Project Update: You have 48 hours to update your shipping address! Read below!
You should have just received an email from BackerKit, informing you that you have 48 hours to make sure your shipping address is up-to-date! That's just two days, so you have until 2:30 PM Central, Thursday, November 9th!
Addresses are locking now for people with completed surveys, because shipping of some backer rewards will begin before the end of November. This will primarily be for plushes and keychains.
If your shipping address is still what it was when you originally completed your survey, and it won't change anytime soon, you don't have to do anything.
If your shipping address IS going to change soon, or HAS changed since you completed your survey, please click the link in the BackerKit email and update your address!
And if you have yet to complete your survey, but are ready to do so now, you can fill it out here! You order and address will be locked next Monday.
Project Update: We Will Be Locking The First Round of Fulfillment Surveys Today Read For Details!
Like the update title says, today, I'll be locking the first round of fulfillment surveys today at 5:00 PM, Central. For folks new to BackerKit, here's what that means!
- You will no longer be able to add Add-Ons to your order. All your selections will be locked in.
- Your card will be charged for the shipping amount of your original backer level, plus any fulfillment page Add-Ons and their shipping. (If you added Add-Ons during the campaign, you have already been charged for those weeks ago, when the campaign ended.)
- If the payment fails or does not go through, you will get an email alert from BackerKit, and have a chance to re-submit payment details.
- You will get access to all digital rewards! This includes things like ebooks, downloads of the Lackadaisy Pilot, and soforth.
I haven't completed my fulfillment survey yet! Will I be locked out forever!? Should I go and complete it right now in big hurry?!
Where's the fulfillment survey located?
I can't afford the shipping cost of my rewards right now, or have yet to decide what Add-Ons I want.
How often will you be locking surveys from here on out?
Why are you starting to lock surveys now?
I have a question that wasn't answered here! Help!
Thank you again, everyone! Have a wonderful week!
I'm sure this is probably a dumb question to ask because either it's obvious or it's already been answered in another post but will the plushes of Rocky, Freckle, Ivy and Mordecai become available on the official Lackadaisy store on Gumroad after the Campaign ends? I have a friend I'd love to to give Rocky and Freckle plush but can only reasonably get him one which I chose Freckle. Will Rocky become available after the campaign as either leftover Campaign stock or perhaps a limited run? And will the same apply for any of the pins as well?
Just a quick question about when shipping will be charged. My order has already been locked, but my card has yet to be charged. Is it supposed to take a little bit before the card is actually charged after my order is locked, or is something wrong here? I coincidentally got a text from my bank asking about frequent charges to my card and wanted to make sure it wasn't denied or anything.
Project Update: Digital Rewards, Backer Surveys, and MORE! Get your answers here!
Some folks have been asking why they have yet to receive their digital rewards. That's because we have yet to lock your orders and charge your card! Rewards will not go out until we do so.
If you’ve responded to your backer survey, we’ll lock your order next Monday (November 6th, 2023). Once your order is locked, your credit card will be charged for your shipping costs and for any add-ons you selected after the campaign. That’s when your digital rewards will be unlocked, and you’ll be able to download them through the Digital Downloads page on BackerKit.
Only completed surveys will be locked. If you haven't completed your survey yet, it will remain unlocked! Not to worry; you cannot be locked out of a incomplete survey.
After November 6th, we will begin locking completed surveys on a weekly basis.
If you have yet to complete your survey, you can do so here.
Thanks, everybody! Talk to you again soon!
Project Update: SURVEYS ARE OUT!
Hey there, everyone! Spike here, with a big annoucement!
Thank you so much for your patience with this, everyone! Lackadaisy is a big, BIG project, bigger than any we've ever run before, and we wanted to be especially careful with how we fulfilled it. We couldn't afford any mistakes, not with a whole season of animation to pay for, and our pals at Backerkit with instrumental in making sure that happened!
Please complete your survey as soon as you're able! We have purchase orders to put in, and want to minimize delays with getting you what you want!
For those asking:
- You will be able to see the amount of shipping you will be charged as you fill out your survey. It will change dynamically as you add or subtract goodies, and when you complete the survey!
- And you will have, at least, a month or two to complete your survey. But please, do not delay if you can!
Thank you again! I'll be in touch!