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Kickstarter-Backed Author Burns His Books

Artist John Campbell, creator of the site Pictures For Sad Children, has started burning printed copies of his book after hitting $50,000 on Kickstarter yet finding himself still unable to ship the books.

He posted video of the burning on Kickstarter after receiving complaints from customers.

“After a decade of putting personal work on the Internet in public for free and realizing I didn’t have what I felt what I needed, my online persona committed suicide,” Campbell said.

Writes DNAInfo:

Campbell said he spent $30,000 of the Kickstarter money to print 2,000 copies of the 200-page hardback book and then spent more money to include a dead wasp inside of each book. Encased in plastic, the wasps were inserted into the inside back cover.

I suspect it’s the dead wasp that did him in. Those things are expensive.