Overall Grade: C-
Remember this Kickstarter? I paid $65 CAD for a soft cover copy, and it finally arrived. I could only find one other review on the internet, and it was decidedly brief, so I am giving it a go myself. Because boy have I have got SOME OPINIONS. Its gonna be long with a lot of pictures, so I’ve put it under a cut.
I was thinking or writing a review of this book myself (and I probably will, once I receive it — I think It`s important to show feedback). But from what I’ve seen in your review and other people`s, it just confirms what I was afraid of.
There is one thing I learned from this project — that is, from now on, if I want to support other artists, I will do so directly, by buying the products they create themselves, or even donating. But it was a bad idea to trust in someone (or some people) acting like the bridge between the artists and the backers, specially because the project creator(s) didn’t care about interacting with the backers, ignored their questions/feedback/complaints and never really showed any process until the book was already going to be printed, 8 months late.
Once again, this has nothing to do with the artists who contributed — I really like them, I follow most on Tumblr/Twitter, etc, and would definitely support them in their own projects. On the other hand, the MoA staff has shown to be a group of untrustworthy people, with not enough competence to make a good KS project and, hopefully, people will think twice before helping them in the future.