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SCIENCE: Ruining Everything Since 1543 (an SMBC Collection)

A project in Tuscaloosa, AL by Zachary Weiner

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"SCIENCE: Ruining Everything Since 1543" is a collection of new & old SMBC comics all about science and scientists.
Backers: 8016
Average Pledge Per Backer: $43

Funded: $341,667 of $20,000
Dates: Jan 23rd -> Feb 22nd (30 days)
Project By: Zachary Weiner
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Latest News

For people who want to add to their order

March 18th - via:
Hey geeks! I just saw a proto for the book, and I think you'll all be quite please. For people who want to add something to their order, we are streamlining the process! Go here: (Read More)

1,708% Funded

February 22nd - via:
I call that a win. My sincere thanks to everyone. Every time we put out a new big thing, I think "this is the time nobody wants it!" Thank you for amply assuaging that concern. It means a lot to me, and it means this is gonna be a really freakin'... (Read More)

325k Reached

February 21st - via:
Another science story added!  (Read More)

Molecule Contest Winner - Matthew Michnik

February 21st - via:
β-D-Talopyranose. I didn't know it when we started the contest, but that's what the consensus of /chemistry on reddit decided. So, Mr. Michnik, you glorious glorious nerdy bastard, please get in touch about your care package :)   (Read More)


February 20th - via:
I have run out of original compliments. Let me just say that this is going to make the next few years of running a small cartooning busy a lot more relaxing. Thanks, everyone.  (Read More)

Clarification Regarding Hardcovers

February 20th - via:
Heya! We've gotten a lot of questions on this, so here goes: All the rewards listed contain all the info about what you get from them. If they don't say hardcover, it's not a hardcover. If they do say hardcover it is a hardcover. If you want to ADD a... (Read More)

275k Reached

February 19th - via:
Holy crap. This is amazing. Can you tell I didn't plan rewards this high? You geeks are gonna explode my hands drawing all these extra comics.  (Read More)

Special Orders

February 17th - via:
If you want to add the hardcover to any physical order, add $40 and send us a message on kickstarter. Thanks!  (Read More)


February 17th - via:
WOOHOO! Thank you all so much!  (Read More)

225k Reached

February 14th - via:
ANOTHER EXCLUSIVE COMIC OH GOD MY HAND. Also, 25k more and we unleash HELL!  (Read More)

SMBC Web Comic Raises $195,000+ on Kickstarter

February 6th - via:
Web comic artist Zachary Weiner has raised more than $195,000 on Kickstarter for his anthology, Science: Ruining Everything Since 1543 (An SMBC Collection). The basic book will contain more than 100 SMBC comic strips that focus on science and scientists. (Read More)

Crowdfund comics about science and scientists, Ralph Bakshi shorts, and Space Invaders chess

February 3rd - via:
If you love science—and laughing both at scientists and with them—there's a great new Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal looking for crowdfunding. Plus, animator Ralph Bakshi has a new independent animated project, a crew of laser cutters is building Space Invaders chess sets, and a puppeteer is working on an intriguing steampunk short. (Read More)

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