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Four webcomics have raised over $1 million on Kickstarter

Over on Fleen, Gary Tyrrell looks at the four webcomics (Cyanide & Happiness, Machine of Death, Schlock Mercenary and Dresden Codak) who have raised a combined $1.7 million on Kickstarter.

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#1 Lucas Turnbloom
@ 11:07 am


#2 Howard Tayler
@ 12:40 pm

I have to admit that I was blindsided by the popularity of my project. My most optimistic projections put it at $20k, and we’d do maybe three coins.

This is what Kickstarter is for — identifying demand. Whether your project fails to fund, or over-funds, you’ve learned something about the audience you were able to bring to the project, and you’ve done so with much less risk than if you’d opened pre-orders conventionally and started collecting people’s money.

#3 Daniel Boris
@ 2:30 pm

“God bless us, every one!” said Tiny Tim.

#4 Mike McKeenan
@ 8:44 pm

Congratulations to all! A great accomplishment.

That’s not a great headline though, Alan. #1 it should be “more than” instead of “over” and #2 it reads like they’ve each raised $1 million vs. cumulative.

Might I suggest, “More than one million dollars raised by webcomics kickstarter projects”

#5 Mike McKeenan
@ 8:47 pm

And I admit that’s not perfect either.

#6 Rich Diesslin
@ 1:14 am

Very impressive for sure!

#7 Dan Collins
@ 8:35 am

I’d say webcomics are indeed a viable alternative comics job!

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