This is a repost of my latest and final Kickstarter update for The Redemption of Super-Champion Barron Drumpf:
Yesterday was a great day for the Super-Champion campaign--we pulled in a significant amount of funding and I had the opportunity to engage with a slew of new people who seemed genuinely interested in the work. I was very excited about what was in store for the campaign, and for myself, over the next two weeks and beyond.
But last evening, I was sent an anonymous message on Twitter, the details of which I won’t go into on here. Simply put, serious accusations have been made against JD Faith, my longtime collaborator and my partner on The Redemption of Super-Champion Barron Drumpf. I have read and re-read the accusations and I take them very seriously. But I have also known JD for many years and I consider him a friend. So as you can see the situation is a very difficult one for me.
Because I do not have all the facts, and because I want to be sensitive to the person who has made these allegations, I can no longer--in good conscience--keep running this campaign.
It breaks my heart to cancel this project. Over the last two years, I have poured my blood, sweat, and tears into Super-Champion. I have sunk an enormous amount of money and time into its production. I consider it one of the greatest things I’ve ever done.
But Super-Champion was never just a comic book to me. It was meant to serve as a repudiation of the vile, un-American political environment we now find ourselves in. It was meant to be a clear statement against Donald Trump, his family, and his cronies. And I was honored to have the opportunity to be the one making that statement. I believe that cancelling this campaign is in keeping with the spirit of what I originally sought out to do.
I want to apologize to those of you who supported this campaign, who wrote about it, who retweeted it all over the internet--you have been such an amazing source of excitement and pride in my life. I want to apologize to Ben Wilsonham and the folks at AndWorld design--they did the best damn job on this book, and I’m sad that it won’t be able to see print.
When I quit my 9 to 5 several months ago to devote myself fully to writing and creating, I knew that the road ahead of me was going to be a difficult one. But I’m not interested in taking shortcuts, or doing the expedient thing, or doing something that would harm someone else. So I’m going to take a step back from all of this, and come back with something new and different. And I hope I can count on all of you to give me a second chance. Thanks for your support. And see you at the next one.
Propaganda Minister for the Super-Champions of America Club