A Brief Introduction to this Page's Purpose

Not Another Dime! is dedicated to documenting the assorted, and sometimes wild, details of Mr. Ken Whitman's business dealings within the Role Playing Game (RPG) industry. This place is NOT intended to be a medium of discussion about Mr. Whitman, pro or con, but instead be a "jumping off" point to enable the reader to make their own informed decision about Mr. Whitman's history and business character.

Whenever possible, links to the original source material will be provided, but in many cases that information may have been deleted or secured behind restricted-access (like a private Facebook page) accounts.

Anything posted here is the opinion of the retrospective author and any content shown is to be considered "fair use" and posted for educational purposes only.

Note to authors: Please begin each post with the original date of creation in the format of YYYY.MM.DD (i.e. 2015.08.08) so readers can use the Chronology page to find specific information. Please use appropriate tags when possible for the same reason.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

2018.05.01 Ken "Whit" Whitman Keeps it up Over at Tenkar's Tavern

2018.05.01 Ken "Whit" Whitman Keeps it up Over at Tenkar's Tavern
The last 24 hours has been a bit busy, relatively speaking, for Ken "Whit" Whitman over at Tenkar's Tavern. We actually received a comment from the man himself as well. We posted it for about 2' so we could copy and paste the text for our records.

For a while we did allow Kenny's comments, but when we realized he was trying to use Not Another Dime (For Ken Whitman) as an additional forum to harass his Kickstarter Backers, we put the stop to that. We allowed at least one more comment that was directed at us, but we decided that wasn't doing anyone any favors either.

Last night's comment was directed solely at us and basically consisted of an attempt to disparage NAD and it's mission.

Listen Kenny, and yes.....this is actually directed to you. We don't really care how many people look at our posts and that you are directing traffic to Tenkar's Tavern. We don't profit one cent from this blog and maintaining it takes us away from the lives we'd rather be living. There are no ads and the way this blog is setup we couldn't get an accurate account of page views even if we wanted to. We have but one purpose, which is to document your shit online so people can educate themselves appropriately.

For new readers of NAD: We originally tried to be as neutral as possible, but that gets harder and harder as time marches on. When we post an opinion we try to explain that it is an opinion and we frequently remind our readers that while we post the truth and post document links whenever possible, a lot of links go dead and to please assume anything that cannot be read firsthand by you is fake/false information. We do try to get confirmations from 3rd parties, but please...don't trust us.....make up your own mind. NAD exists to help you do that to the best of our ability.

Now, back to the task at hand, which is documenting Ken "Whit" Whitman's recent Tenkar's Tavern comments:

2018.05.01 Ken "Whit" Whitman Keeps it up Over at Tenkar's Tavern
"Still no one gives a shit that the $250k deal in GA was a mistake and not on my end?

No one takes time to post my reply to the law suit in NY? 

Seems it's only fun to report the bad and made up stories, but when the the truth comes up you don't like, you just skim on past it.

Me: I'm gonna be in walking dead
You: you're a lier
Me: see I was
You: daaaaa

You: Ken stold 250k In movie shit
Me: nope
You: fuck you ya crook
Me: she found them
You: daaaaa

You: here's civil papers on kemin NY but a guy disbarred in the state of MA for being unethical
Me: really this guy's an idiot
You: you're in trouble, we got you now
Me: this guy's an idiot 
You: daaaaa"


2018.05.01 Ken "Whit" Whitman Keeps it up Over at Tenkar's Tavern
"First question: there never was a charge for theft of property because I have back the disk. She thought about suing me in civil court and then decided against it when she found the files. So nothing to show you.

Second Question: it's all electronic, you can see them they are public files. Idiot never put them up like he did his own papers because he knows he's gonna get his case dropped and wants to play it off.

Third question: I mean the statment. Kinda had to get shit done when 32 assholes, 2 idiots, and 200 misguided and lied too people think your the devil and break every law on the book to lible you. "

Quick rhetorical question...how many of us are assholes, and which us us (if any) are the idiots?

For the record, we've looked at the documentation that Ken "Whit" Whitman has referred to as "No one takes time to post my reply to the law suit in NY? " last night and "Yes Amazing how no one posted anything about it." the day before when answering the made up question of "Has Ken answered the NYC Lawsuit?" Asking the State Supreme Court for "Judicial Intervention" and asking for the suit to be dismissed for improper venue really isn't an answer, not at least to anyone here at NAD.

We don't have a lawyer on staff, but common sense seems to dictate that if someone is trying to argue that they aren't covered by a particular jurisdiction then maybe, just maybe, they shouldn't cite as reference the very agreement that establishes they agreed to abide by that very jurisdiction "You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms, or your use or non­-use of the Services, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in New York County in the State of New York and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. "

Our readers can find that information on this page if you wish to follow along.

Monday, April 30, 2018

2018.04.30 Ken "Whit" Whitman Speak Up Over at Tenkar's Tavern

2018.04.30 Ken "Whit" Whitman Speak Up Over at Tenkar's Tavern
We decided a while ago that we wouldn't let Ken "Whit" Whitman attack people using Not Another Dime (For Ken Whitman) as the forum.

At the same time, however, we do try to keep everyone informed when Kenny pops up, which he has chosen to do over at Tenkar's Tavern. We thought he was taking a break from social media/ being online, but after re-reading his original post that was just from Facebook.

"Jesus H Christ... Do you guys just speculate and make stories up for no good reason?

Ken "Whit" Whitman Pops up at the Tavern
1. Marcus sold me the store for $320 a week for three years.
2. I have not been able to make a payment since January, and defaulted on the loan.
3. Marcus had me stay on until he found a new buyer.
4. A few weeks ago, Jim wanted to be bought out from Marcus (he was Marcus minority shareholder, he got a percentage when sold Little Monsters Comics, LLC to Marcus), so Marcus paid him money and gave the old store back to Jim.
5. Jim found a buyer. yesterday was my last day as manager as I was training everyone with the new management.

TA DA!

Q. Did Ken own the store. 
A. Yes till I defaulted on the contract.

Q. Does Ken have anything to do with Little Monsters Ent?
A. No.

Q. Is Ken still working on Kickstarters?
A. Yes

Q. Is Ken going back to GA?
A. None of your damn business.

Q. Has Ken answered the NYC Lawsuit?
A. Yes Amazing how no one posted anything about it.

Q. Why did you shut down your facebook?
A. So I can move around the country, make money and finish my kickstarters without Harassment!

Q. What about the $250k in GA?
A. The woman drop charges when she figured out the files were on the disk, but she was using a PC & not a Mac and could not see them. Look using a Mac and TA DA! Why was that never posted?

Q. Do you ever get tire of people making stories up about you and then trying to convince others they are true.
A. There is no such thing as bad publicity.

Q. What do you think about the disbarred Attorney that keeps filing suits against you.
A. I think its a shame that he wasted $250k+ on a law degree, and then disbarred for being an aggressive bully asshole.

Take care you speculating libel bastards."

1st off, "Why was 'that' (emphasis ours)never posted?"....probably because we didn't have the information. You want us to update the appropriate posts Kenny....then have THEM get in touch. Until then, this is just more deflection and/or spin.

2nd, this is the closest thing to a non-update...update on your Kickstarters since (we have to go look & verify) SEPTEMBER 11, 2016!!! If you expect anyone to even believe that you are working on anything, a couple of odd mentions after-the-fact by Marcus King isn't going to cut it. You've gone dark for at least the last 18 months and you weren't exactly increasing your (Kickstarter) supporters confidence in you any before that date.

The fact is Ken "Whit" Whitman has had supporter's money for a collective 7,628 days (the sum of all Kickstarters funding date until today) and hasn't updated these same people a combined total of 3,815 days. This is over 10 years of silence and almost 20 years of having the money.....and let's not forget all the money made off-book that even he probably can't tabulate. All the resin, the KoDt: 20 Years of Covers, and general KenzerCo product/services (we've been told Kenny sold at least one Jolly Blackburn appearance at a con with no provisions for expenses).

At least we can try to celebrate that Ken "Whit" Whitman may finally understand the meaning of the word "libel". Too bad that Erik Tenkar's original post doesn't meet the threshold of libel, clearly being protected 1st Amendment opinions that likely do not meet the injury requirements for Kenny. Obviously his understanding is a work in progress........

2018.04.24 Whit gets a kiss goodbye as he Slips and Slides his night away.

2018.04.24 Whit gets a kiss goodbye as he Slips and Slides his night away.
We've received a couple of "tips" that Ken "Whit" Whitman sold Little Monsters Games & Comics to his "girlfriend" Jess Hunter. We don't know about that so much, but the relationship between the two seems a little lot more than professional.

Last week Ken "Whit" Whitman and Jess Hunter did a early morning "show" that ended around 2:30 AM. If you really want to watch the 75' show, by all means....knock yourself out.

We watched it for you, and our opinion is that Ken "Whit" Whitman doesn't act like someone who just sold his store to someone else. He's firmly large & in charge for this "show" and every thing is "his" throughout. The banter between the two is way more than just informal. Here is an excerpt from -7:24 mark (the video counts down the time left):

Little Monsters Entertainment, LLC Owner Jess Hunter
"The evil that Ken Whitman does."






Ken "Whit" Whitman
"That’s right, everyone’s sticking around to see about this wonderful kiss we have at the end that you owe me, my goodbye kiss."





Little Monsters Entertainment, LLC Owner Jess Hunter
"I see the anticipation in your eyes."






Ken "Whit" Whitman

"(sings) ANTICIPATION"





Little Monsters Entertainment, LLC Owner Jess Hunter
"It’s like you never been kissed before"





Ken "Whit" Whitman
"I don’t know, I’ve never been kissed, especially by someone half my age. Half my age, it’s gonna be kinda gross, like kissing a daughter…"



Little Monsters Entertainment, LLC Owner Jess Hunter
"Don’t, don’t, don’t put me and daughter in the same category."






Ken "Whit" Whitman
"OK, I’ll just put you as sexy beeotch (bitch) category."





Of course at the end of the "show" they kiss a couple of times on camera:
Ken "Whit" Whitman's Kiss(es)

We'll see how long this lasts....



2018.05.01 Update:
Yep, the video has been made private....go figure.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

2018.04.29 Marcus King Washes his Hands Professionally of Ken "Whit" Whitman

2018.04.29 Marcus King Washes his Hands Professionally of Ken "Whit" Whitman
A couple of people have sent us this Facebook post from Marcus King. It doesn't seem to be a public post, so we're limited to what has been sent to us, which was just the text of the post. If anyone can forward a screen shot we'd appreciate it.Shoot us an email
We do have some commentary to make, but we'll just use some footnotes, denoted like this (1).

"Marcus King
Admin · 1 hr
Ken Whitman, Kickstarters & Marcus.

Ken has been my friend for about 20 years.
In 2006, as I have described elsewhere in detail, Ken Whitman spent about 3 hours preventing me from committing suicide. Consider, if you can, what you might do to repay such a debt.

Ken and I never worked on any kickstarters.(1) I never backed any of his kickstarters, either. In fact, I have backed about 5 or 6 kickstarters, ever. Two from Reaper, one of two from Dwarven Forge, a couple others. Maybe.

I never received money from Ken about or over or from his Kickstarters.

About a year and a half ago I absorbed the assets (and not the liabilities) of another store, the owner, whose name does not need to get muck/dragged - we will call him JIM. He owned Little Monster in Somerset, KY.(2) About that time, Ken Whitman came to work for me as an employee because he needed to work to eat, plain and simple. I hired him to work in my store. He did some good work for me for a few months. But, some of my staff did not like working with Ken.

After a few months of Ken working with me, he had proven capable when on his meds, and erratic when not. I suggested to Ken that I pay him $8 an hour (what most of my 12+ staff get paid) for 20 hours a week to do projects for me (like casting terrain, and making comic lots, etc), and also pay him 20 hours a week to work on old kickstarter projects (and thus allowing him to work for me, but not with my other staff). I was willing for him to start using my computers or equipment, paying him $8 an hour for 40 hours, and he could live in my home if need be. Thus, using his pay to buy whatever other supplies he needed (like pencils or what have you). Ken went off to work for Troll and Toad instead.(3)

Meanwhile
My plan for the Little Monster location was to close it, but my new partner (JIM), wanted to keep it open, so we tried. But, MOST of what I acquired by merging with Little Monster was their inventory, and their customer base, and their manager (Jason, still works for me, does a great job). I did not want to keep the store open. So, we tried making it a pallet store, didn’t work. I tried to gift it to my daughter and her boyfriend, and give them a good start. REALLY didn’t work.(4)

Finally, Ken not wanting to work for Troll and Toad any longer, he asked about buying the store. Jim wanted to get out of the lease. I agreed to sell it way below value to Ken, as long as he covered the lease. We agreed, signed documents, etc.(5,6)

A year went by.

Jim decided he wanted OUT of being my partner. Suddenly. Like, about two weeks ago.
I paid Jim some money, and gave him back controlling interest in the debt owed by Ken to us.(7) He worked something out with Ken, which documents I have not seen, the details of which I am not privy to.

This is where things stand now.

I am no longer associated with Little Monster.
I am no longer financially associated with Ken.(8)
I am 100% owner of Mad Ox.
Jim is bought out and now has only to deal with Ken.
Ken blames me for his financial troubles, even though I had recently agreed to buy the pencil machine for him to make pencils for his old Kickstarter thingy (mostly because he now has financial responsibility to Jim, instead of me, and I had not required him to make a payment in months, and had previously said I never cared if he made another payment to me or not).(9)

My long term loyalty to Ken has been because he saved my life.
It is not because we are tied at the hip financially. His buying the store from me/us at the time really was only of benefit to Jim, because it relieved Jim & Ken - allowing Ken a source of income, and relieving Jim from the financial responsibility of the lease, which I never was party to or responsible for.

I just wanted to post this to let there be a public record of what has transpired.
If you want to bash me for my past blind loyalty to someone who saved my life, I reckon I got it coming from many of you.

I now wash my hands of all association with Ken, other than being his friend, if he decides he wants to remain friends.

Marcus King
Owner
Mad Ox Games & Comics"

Footnote Commentaries:
(1) Did Marcus already forget about his Facebook post we featured in this post? He literally wrote, "My friend, Ken Whitman and I, goofing around while working on the PencilDice Kickstarter"
(2) "absorbed the assets (and not the liabilities) of another store" We have no idea what that means. Did he purchase the assets, were they a gift? "About a year and a half ago" places it with the dissolution of Little Monster Comics, LLC but a good three months AFTER Kenny's creation of Little Monsters Games & Comics, LLC. We detailed these business filings here.
(3) So Ken "Whit" Whitman had a job offer paying him 20 hours a week to work on his Kickstarters, but he turned it down?
(4) So the store belonging to the company that was administratively dissolved wasn't actually "absorbed", but there was a merger of the two companies, resulting in only one company left, which was NOT Little Monster Comics, LLC.
(5) Up until this point there are TWO storefronts belonging to one company. Marcus and "Jim" are partners in said company. Ken asks to extract one storefront, and presumably some stock, from the one company. He forms Little Monsters Games & Comics, LLC and now there are TWO companies and TWO storefronts.
(6) The most solid statement regarding Ken "Whit" Whitman actually owning a comics & game store seen yet.
(7) So Marcus is now the sole owner of the one company, and Kenny is the sole owner of the second company, but he owes BOTH Marcus and "Jim" money, with "Jim" owning the "controlling interest" in said debt.
(8) See #7
(9) So Ken "Whit" Whitman has not paid off his debt/loan to Marcus & "Jim" in months, and Marcus, who says he doesn't have any financial association with Ken, but evidently holds some of Ken's debt, doesn't care if Ken ever makes another payment. To be fair, that could have been said months or a year ago and is the reason Ken "Whit" Whitman hasn't paid anything in months.


Overall this makes a lot more sense, with the whole....."Does Kenny actually own a store or not?", but it also looks like Marcus has finally gotten burned by his association with Ken "Whit" Whitman. Regardless of anyone's opinion on Ken "Whit" Whitman, or even of Marcus King for that matter, you cannot fault the man for wanting to give Ken a helping hand or three if he credits the man for saving his life.

What's your life worth?....probably a lot more than a storefront and a bunch of comics.....


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

2018.04.25 We're Calling BS Over Here at NAD

2018.04.25 We're Calling BS Over Here at NAD
We received a couple forwardings of a specific Facebook post from the "new owner" of Little Monsters Games & Comics. The "new" company, which was created less than an hour and a half after we posted that it didn't exist, is owned/managed by one Jess Hunter.

We've had some speculation back and forth with some contributors about this sale of the business and we've already put forth that we think this is just some paper shuffling, presumably to remove some of Ken "Whit" Whitman's assets going into his civil suit which was filed last month. The company-that-didn't-exist-until-after-the-sale is one big red flag, and frankly we wouldn't be surprised if eventually word comes out that it wasn't Kenny's business to begin with.

That is pretty predictable, especially with the sale of Ken "Whit" Whitman's business so soon after being served with the civil suit. Oh, and here we go....no mention of Ken "Whit" Whitman, but of Jim Sears. If you remember some of the fine print, Arthur James Sears company Little Monsters Comics, LLC was administratively dissolved a couple months after the creation of Ken "Whit' Whitman's company Little Monsters Games & Comics, LLC.


"Hi, I am Jess Hunter, the new owner of Little Monsters Entertainment. This week I purchased the store location and merchandise from Jim Sears. He was the owner Of Little Monsters Comics for over 8 years, I look forward to his mentoring as I venture down this road with my three fav boys, Alex, Ron & Robert."

This info is listed twice because we fully expect the embedded Facebook post to go *poof* as these things tend to do....



We're going to go ahead and not only call it (that a paper trail is being made to insulate Kenny), but be pro-active and list what we can to call bullshit on this:

2017.10.19 Ken "Whit" Whitman Admits to Trying to Sell Fake Memorabilia (But Doesn't Accept Any Personal Responsibility)
"Recently I bought a Comic Book shop in Somerset Ky called Little Monsters Games & Comics, LLC."

2018.01.04 Some Confusing Background Information Concerning Ken "Whit" Whitman's Comic/Game Store
Ken Whitman is the only organizer & registered agent for Little Monsters Games & Comics, LLC

2018.02.14 Ken Whitman Responds to KODT LAS Release (comments section)
"with the sucess of my store i have been able to afford two heat foil machines so i can prodyce them myself. I have placed an order from the machines coming from china,"

2018.04.17 Ken "Whit" Whitman is on the Run!
"I am no longer manager/owner of Little Monsters Games & Comics, LLC. I will be staying on till the end of the month to help with the transition of new owners."


Now it could be taken that Ken "Whit" Whitman is just a straight-up liar about owning/managing Little Monsters Games & Comics, despite having stated as much many times over the last year or so. You might chalk it up to boasting, a little pride, whatever. Hell, he used to claim ownership of a freakin hotel that wasn't his, but belonged to the family he married in to.

You know....it would be real useful to have some words on it by the guy who allegedly sold Ken "Whit" Whitman his business....and that would be Marcus King. Oh yeah...we have that!

2017.09.15 Little Monsters Games & Comics Facebook Post(s)
"So, someone sold $10K of stuff in your store. You do realize YOU are on the hook for $600 sales tax, right?

True story."

Hmm.....Marcus didn't say, "Hey you knucklehead, that business was conducted in MY store and you just publicly put me on the hook for a $600 tax bill!" No...no he didn't. He clearly stated that the transaction, which Ken "Whit" Whitman tried to immediately weasel out of, was conducted in KEN'S STORE and that KEN was "on the hook" for $600.

The contents of said Facebook post have been scrubbed, but we did manage to preserve a copy for posterity....