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Mr. Lovenstein Presents: FAILURE

A project in Los Angeles, CA by J. L. Westover

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A celebration of FAILURE in all its forms from webcomics author Mr. Lovenstein. Join the party and help us fail up!
Backers: 3430
Average Pledge Per Backer: $65

Funded: $223,334 of $40,000
Dates: Apr 20th -> May 19th (30 days)
Project By: J. L. Westover
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Latest News

STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED - IMPOSSIBLE PUZZLE! WE DID IT! + Last Chance for Limited Items before they're gone FOREVER!

May 19th - via:
GET READY!!!! FAIL FRIENDS! WHAT JUST HAPPENED?! We can't believe it! We failed SO HARD that we get to make the 1000 pc IMPOSSIBLE PUZZLE available as an add-on for all of you! THANK YOU SO MUCH! And CONGRATULATIONS!  In case you'd like to lock in... (Read More)

LAST CHANCE! Only 24 Hours left on Mr. Lovenstein Presents: Failure! + Limited Items are almost gone! + Final Twitch Stream!

May 18th - via:
Almost there! Fail Friends! This is it! We are officially in the FINAL 24 HOURS of the Mr. Lovenstein Presents: Failure campaign and we’re less than 10k away from hitting our FINAL stretch goal and making the Impossible Puzzle available for... (Read More)

STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED! Mr. Lovenstein Playing Card Add-on! + NEXT: Impossible Puzzle Add-on! + ONLY 48 HOURS LEFT!

May 17th - via:
Fail Folks! We’re ALMOST THERE! We posted some seriously epic numbers this weekend and have smashed through every single stretch goal – except one! Thank you SO much to all of you for spreading the word and backing the campaign – you’ve made... (Read More)

STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED! Death Nut Level 4 + Author Doodles! NEXT: Mr. Lovenstein Playing Cards!

May 16th - via:
Fail Fam! Somehow, someway, y'all have taken this already epic Failure to another level this weekend! Great job and THANK YOU!  Stretch Goals Unlocked! Death Nut Level 4 + Author Doodles! Example doodle only! Looks like we're now able to add unique... (Read More)

STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED! Trial by Trolley Collab + More Comics! NEXT: Death Nut Level 4 + Author Doodles! + WE'RE A TOP TEN WEBCOMICS KICKSTARTER!!!

May 15th - via:
Fail Folks!  When we went to sleep last night, our sweaty campaign was but a humble group of Failure enthusiasts trying to make it in this crazy world. But when we awoke... Mr. Lovenstein Presents: Failure had become a TOP TEN WEBCOMICS KICKSTARTER... (Read More)

Final #FAILFRIDAY Surprise! Superstar Webcomics Author LUNARBABOON joins The Fail Squad!

May 14th - via:
Happy #FailFriday, Fail Friends! We're just 5 DAYS AWAY from the end of our campaign and we've got some BIG NEWS that couldn't wait any longer! We're pleased to announce that superstar webcomics author LUNARBABOON has agreed to write the introduction... (Read More)

STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED! Gold Foil! Death Nut Level 3! NEXT: Cyanide & Happiness collab comic!

May 13th - via:
Fail Friends and Fam! We did it! We’ve successfully cleared Batch 3! It took all 2300 of you to get there, but gosh darn it…we did it! Thank you SO MUCH! Now we'll be able to adorn every copy of Mr. Lovenstein Presents: Failure with beautiful... (Read More)

SURPRISE! Two BRAND NEW Limited Tiers have been unlocked!

May 13th - via:
Fail Friends & Fam! Ready for a surprise reveal? We're adding TWO NEW LIMITED TIERS to the campaign, and they're available...RIGHT NOW! SNOLLYGOSTER FAIL (Limit 40) - $250 Because you requested it! We’re making a special SIGNED edition of Mr.... (Read More)

ONE WEEK LEFT! All is revealed! Cyanide & Happiness Collab Comic, Playing Cards, Impossible Puzzle + Maximum Death Nut!

May 11th - via:
Fail friends! JUST ONE WEEK LEFT! Can you believe it? We can, we’re…exhausted – BUT WE’RE ALSO SO EXCITED to reveal the fabled and legendary BATCH 4 stretch goals! But first, we just wanted to say, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU to... (Read More)

STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: We’ve Failed Up To Koala Sticker Sheets For Everyone!

May 8th - via:
Fail Fam! We did it – we've unlocked those super-adorable and failure-affirming Koala Sticker Sheets for every physical-level backer! That means we’re closing in on the shiniest stretch goal in all recorded human history (okay, well that MIGHT... (Read More)

ADD-ON REVEALED: “Failing With Style” tote! + Happy #FailFriday!

May 7th - via:
Fail Friends! Welcome back for another #FailFriday! We’re comfortably on the back half of the campaign now and we’re SO thrilled with the response we’ve received. We also REALLY enjoyed all of your amazing Failure stories from last week's... (Read More)

2000 Backer Surprise! Free Mr. Lovenstein Digital Wallpapers for EVERYONE!

May 7th - via:
Fail Friends! We just hit 2000 backers! Whaaaat? That's, like, so many people!  And to say THANK YOU, The Fail Squad is rewarding all 2000 of you with this free digital wallpaper pack!  Click here to download yours right now! Enjoy! Thank you! And... (Read More)

STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED! + Surprise Stretch Goal Added + The Death of Gabe!

May 5th - via:
Fail Friends! It’s true! We just unlocked another stretch goal! Now this bookmark is yours, ALL YOURS! (If you back any physical level, that is.) Thank you so much to everyone who has supported this campaign so far – we’re just about halfway... (Read More)

REVEALED! #1 Loser Mug Add-on + Puzzle Update!

May 4th - via:
Happy Tuesday, Fail Friends! We’ve crossed 300% funding! Insanity! We’re failing harder with each passing day and we have YOU to thank! Thank you!! And now, as a special reward, we’re going to reveal the first of several new add-ons made just... (Read More)

Happy FAIL FRIDAY! + Story Time! + Next Stretch Goal Within Reach!

April 30th - via:
Fail Friends! Welcome back to another #FailFriday!  As we continue marching toward our next stretch goal (and we're sooo close!), we wanted to take this time to say thank you to everyone who as backed our sweaty little campaign and supported us in... (Read More)

DAILY FAIL: Shen Comix joins The Fail Squad!

April 28th - via:
Fail Friends! We’ve past 110k! Over 1700 backers! You’re all doing so great – thanks for spreading this Failure far and wide! We’re on target to CRUSH our Batch 3 goals and move on to the mythical BATCH 4! We can't wait to reveal what we're... (Read More)

DAILY FAIL: Extra Fabulous joins The Fail Squad! + 2 of 3 limited tiers ALL GONE!

April 27th - via:
Fail Friends! We’ve officially completed our first 7 days of the campaign! Whew! The Mr. Lovenstein community’s commitment to Failure is UNMATCHED – thanks so much for all your support thus far! IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: IMPOSSIBLE PUZZLE... (Read More)

DAILY FAIL: Safely Endangered Joins The Fail Squad

April 26th - via:
Fail Friends! What a weekend! We failed all the way past $100,000, unlocked SHINY new stretch goals, and we’re only on Week Two! There’s so much more for us to fail to do together as we make the very best Mr. Lovenstein Presents: Failure you... (Read More)

DAILY FAIL: Deya Muniz Joins The Fail Squad

April 25th - via:
Fail Friends! We’re almost finished with Week One – which we guess is only five days, but a week is seven days and maybe we should be less literal – and we’re so thankful for all your support. Not only does this mean we’re on our way to... (Read More)

STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED! The Biggest Failure Ever – We Just Broke 100K & Unlocked NEW Stretch Goals!

April 25th - via:
FAIL FRIENDS, WE DID IT! We have officially passed $100,000 in pledging towards Mr. Lovenstein Presents: Failure and that means we’ve now unlocked the Animal Lover Pin Set for purchase as an add-on! Come and get ‘em! So how do you get these pins?... (Read More)

DAILY FAIL: War & Peas joins The Fail Squad!

April 24th - via:
Fail Friends! Welcome to the weekend! We hope you’re all enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation. We here on the Fail Squad are still hard at work, bringing you the very best (or worst?) in Failure-related content! We Are SO Close! We are... (Read More)

DAILY FAIL: Deathbulge joins The Fail Squad! + Happy Fail Friday!

April 23rd - via:
Happy #FailFriday, everyone! We made it to the end of the week! Congratulations to us all! Thanks to all of your generosity, we’ve already covered an immense amount of ground as we enter our fourth full day, but we have promises to keep, and miles... (Read More)

200% FUNDED! + DAILY FAIL: Hot Paper Comics joins The Fail Squad!

April 22nd - via:
Happy Thursday, Fail Friends! We can't believe we're over 200% funded and it's only DAY THREE!  We're well on our way toward making this our biggest fail of all time -- thank you SO MUCH for all your pledging and sharing -- it's REALLY helpful! As... (Read More)

STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED! + Batch 3 Stretch Goals: REVEALED! + Death Nut Level 1 Failure!

April 21st - via:
Fail Friends! Another day, another fail! Over 77k! Over 1200 backers! Y’all have shown an incredible commitment to failure over the last 36 hours – we really can’t believe it! Ohhhh yeeeeah! And just look at all the stuff you’ll be receiving... (Read More)

STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED! + INTRODUCING Daily Fail: Cyanide & Happiness joins The Fail Squad!

April 21st - via:
Fail Friends! Wow! What an incredible first day of the campaign! We’re overwhelmed by the response of the Mr. Lovenstein community and we can’t thank y’all enough for supporting our sweaty book as much as you have – and we’re just getting... (Read More)

Skybound Brings the Razor-Sharp Wit of Mr. Lovenstein Presents: Failure to Kickstarter (Exclusive)

April 21st - via:
Skybound Entertainment has teamed up with J.L. Westover to bring the author's fan-favorite webcomic Mr. Lovenstein to print on Kickstarter in a new edition titled Mr. Lovenstein Presents: Failure, which will not only deliver a physical collection of the hilarious series but will also include sweet bonuses and exclusive stretch goals. There's a fun sarcastic edge to Mr. Lovenstein, perfectly suited to the overall theme of Failure, and the series makes a point to showcase how we all fail sometimes and have a laugh about it. (Read More)

STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED -- Dust Jacket! Death Nut Challenge Level 1! + Batch 2 Stretch Goals REVEALED!

April 20th - via:
Fail Friends! Our sweaty campaign is failing fast and failing often! We can’t believe how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time – and it’s all thanks to you! TWO MORE STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED! As you can see, you’ve unlocked the... (Read More)

FUNDED IN 5 HOURS! + REVEALED: Stretch Goals Batch #1 + Impossible Puzzle Challenge + Twitch Stream

April 20th - via:
Fail Friends! WE DID IT! We failed faster and harder than we could have possibly imagined! The Mr. Lovenstein community has really showed up in full force for this one – thanks so much for making this our biggest failure yet!  All of us here on... (Read More)

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