KickStarting: Comics

by letterstowalterkovacs

This weekly feature by Graphic Policy looks at how much money is raised each week for Comic projects on Kick Starter. It is promising to see self-published comics like ‘Sorcery 101 Omnibus vol 1 of 2’ raising sums as a large as $26,048 and another 10 comics reaching their funding goal.This style of self funded comics breaks down the traditional business model by removing big publishers and placing the power of choice in readers hands.With $138,959 pledged towards independent comic projects in the last month, it looks like I will have  to start reading some kick starter comics myself.

Graphic Policy

Money_CashIt’s a new week and KickStarting: Comics is back with a look at how much was raised/pledged for comic projects on Kickstarter for the past week!

I realize some projects are not in US dollars, but they all will count the same regardless of origin, for now. $1 US will be the same as $1 CAD, $1 AUD, etc.

Over the past week 10 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from January 5 to January 11 the statistics are:

Average goal: $6,233.90
Average pledged: $9,732.50
Average number of backers: 215.50
Average pledge: $45.16
Average percent raised: 156.12%
Most common given amount: $30 (447 times)
Most money from pledge level: $30 level brought in $13,410

Total pledged for the week: $97,325

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Sorcery 101 Omnibus Vol 1 of 2 – $26,048

Most backers: Sorcery 101 Omnibus Vol 1…

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