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KickStarting: Comics

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 21 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from December 8 to December 14 the statistics are:

Average goal: $5,085
Average pledged: $7,649.52
Average number of backers: 129.90
Average pledge: $58.89
Average percent raised: 150.43%
Most common given amount: $25 (476 times)
Most money from pledge level: $25 level brought in $11,900

Total pledged for the week: $160,640

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Jim Balent & Holly G’s -Crossover: When Magick Meets Manga ! – $31,156

Most backers: Translating Pow Pow Press- 410 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Jim Balent & Holly G’s -Crossover: When Magick Meets Manga ! – 389.45%

Highest average pledge: The Minerva Volume One and Two – $508.53

Lowest average pledge: Sonnet – $28.07

For the month of December, for the 37 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $5,015.95
Average pledged: $7,211.59
Average number of backers: 125.92
Average pledge: $57.27
Average percent raised: 143.77%
Most common given amount: $25 (630 times)
Most money from pledge level: $50 level brought in $16,300

Total pledged for the month: $266,829

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Jim Balent & Holly G’s -Crossover: When Magick Meets Manga ! – $31,156

Most backers: Translating Pow Pow Press- 410 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Jim Balent & Holly G’s -Crossover: When Magick Meets Manga ! – 389.45%

Highest average pledge: The Minerva Volume One and Two – $508.53

Lowest average pledge: TRETA-YUGA #1 – $23.82

That wraps up this week’s data! I’ll be making tweaks to this as more are done, so let me know what you want to see!

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Comic-Graphics: Weekly Facebook Page Stats

It’s Monday which means a new Marketing Monday and checking out how the various Facebook fanpages have grown or shrunk over the past two weeks.

Overall, the pages continued to grow, this week gaining 8,037,330, or 16.68%. This is primarily due to Marvel, who most likely consolidated some pages into one main page. The generic comic book page though took a hit, shedding almost 1 million likes.

There was some decent movement this past week towards the bottom of the list. Some pages hopped multiple spots. Arrows are present to indicate if a page has increased in ranking from the previous week. There is also one new page noted.

facebook overall 12.8.14Marvel remained in the top spot, most likely due to page consolidation.

facebook new likes 12.8.14Marvel was not shockingly in the top spot, but one of the generic comic pages also saw solid growth to me it into second, followed by published Comixtribe, then the Hero Initiative and the top five was rounded out by ComicBlitz.

facebook percentage 12.8.14

 

 

 

Comic-Graphics: Weekly Facebook Page Stats

It’s Monday which means a new Marketing Monday and checking out how the various Facebook fanpages have grown or shrunk over the past two weeks.

Overall, the pages continued to grow, this week gaining 664,586 which is 1.65%. That’s over twice the previous growth, mainly driven by Marvel.

There was some decent movement this past week towards the bottom of the list. Some pages hopped multiple spots. Arrows are present to indicate if a page has increased in ranking from the previous week. There is also one new page noted.

Facebook Overall 12.1.14Marvel took the top spot in total new likes with a massive gain over the last two weeks.

Facebook New Likes 12.1.14Valiant moved into the top spot, with Comixtribe in second, Marvel in third, Comicsfix in fourth, and the Hero Initiative in fifth. That’s a big shake-up when it comes to percentages.

Facebook Percentage 12.1.14

 

 

Demo-Graphics: Comic Fandom on Facebook

It’s the first of the month and that means a new look at the demographics of people who “like” comics on Facebook. This data is compiled using demographic data from Facebook, and is limited to the United States.

This data is compiled using key terms, “likes,” users have as part of their profiles. Primarily terms are focused on generic ones such as “comics” or “graphic novels” or publishers. I stay away from specific characters, creators or series, because this does not indicate they are a comic book fan. Over 100 terms are used for this report.

Facebook Population: Over 28,000,000 in the United States

The total population increaseed by 2 million, returning back to 28 million. It’s unknown where the 2 million-ish people came from. The Spanish-speaking population last month was 14.62%, and this month is 15%.

Gender and Age

Last month women accounted for 46.15% and men were 53.85%. Even with the population increase, the results this month as far as percent the results are close to last month. Women now account for 47.14% and men account for 53.57%.

facebook gender 12.1.14

We’ll next look at how the percentage of women and men break down through age.

facebook gender age 12.1.14Compared to last month, the big difference is the inclusion of those age 38 and over and women 33 and under.

facebook gender age raw 12.1.14

Relationship Status

Compared to last month, the results are almost exactly the same.

facebook relationship 12.1.14

And for those that like pie charts.

facebook relationship pie chart 12.1.14

Education

Compared to last month, the big difference is the amount of people who have indicated they have an Associate’s Degree, as if this was just discovered.

facebook education 12.1.14

Gender Interest

Compared to last month these stats are almost exactly the same when it comes to percentage.

facebook gender interest 12.1.14Ethnicity

For the first time, we now have data on ethnicity. Facebook compiles the data based on “behavior that aligns with people of that race.” It’s unknown the specifics of what that entails.

African Americans account for 2.6 million, about 9.29% of the comic fandom, while all Hispanics account for 6.6 million, around 23.57%. It’s been a few months since I’ve been tracking Hispanics, but African American is a brand new statistic, so expect adjustment over the next few months as Facebook gets better at their algorithm.

I’ve presented the data in raw form for this first report, but will do graphs for future months.

facebook ethnicity 12.1.14And that wraps up this month’s report.

KickStarting: Comics, November Roundup

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.

21 projects were successfully funded, which is an increase from the previous week’s 20.

For the past week from November 24 to November 30 the statistics are:

Average goal: $5,555.95 (an increase of about $175 from the previous week)
Average pledged: $10,102.57 (a decrease of about $4,000 from the previous week)
Average number of backers: 212.57 (a decrease of about 80 from the previous week)
Average pledge: $47.53 (a decrease of about $1 from the previous week)
Average percent raised: 181.83% (a decrease of about 80 percentage points from the previous week)
Most common given amount: $25 (857 times)
Most money from pledge level: $40 level brought in $22,640

Total pledged for the week: $212,154 (an increase of about $20,000 from the previous week)

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Lovecraft: The Blasphemously Large First Issue – $54,467

Most backers: Lovecraft: The Blasphemously Large First Issue – 11816 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Starslam – 965.33%

Highest average pledge: Crash, Boom, Pop! Money & Economics Exposed – $127.16

Lowest average pledge: The Man Who Watched Batman Vol. 1 – $15.64

For the month of November the statistics are:

Average goal: $4,360.76
Average pledged: $8,366.62
Average number of backers: 188.4
Average pledge: $44.41
Average percent raised: 191.86%
Most common given amount: $25 (3197 times)
Most money from pledge level: $25 level brought in $79,925

Total pledged for the week: $727,896

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Cucumber Quest Book Three – $119,908

Most backers: Cucumber Quest Book Three – 1931 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Starslam – 965.33%

Highest average pledge: Sidekicks – $170

Lowest average pledge: The Book Zoo – $10.62

That wraps up this week’s data! I’ll be making tweaks to this as more are done, so let me know what you want to see!

Demo-Graphics: The Hunger Games

As we reported earlier today The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 topped the weekend box-office. The film had a primarily female audience.

When it came to demographics Mockingjay—Part 1 played closer to the Hunger Games core audience than Catching Fire with 60% of the crowd female compared with 57% for Catching Fire, and 52% of the Mockingjay crowd under 25 versus an even split for the previous Hunger games film.

Below is how the Facebook data breaks down.

Hunger Games DemographicsWhen you combine all of the terms, not including characters, you get an audience that’s just shy of 67% female. The movie has been reported as having 60% female audience, so again the Facebook data is off, but not by a huge amount. Where the data continues to struggle is with age. 52% have been reported as under the age of 25, while Facebook returns that number at just 41%.

In another report, we’ll add characters from the books to see how that might affect the above data.

And that wraps up this week’s report.

KickStarting: Comics

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.

20 projects were successfully funded, which is a decrease from the previous week’s 28.

For the past week from November 17 to November 23 the statistics are:

Average goal: $5,378.50 (an increase of about $2,100 from the previous week)
Average pledged: $14,087.21 (an increase of about $7,600 from the previous week)
Average number of backers: 292.29 (an increase of about 125 from the previous week)
Average pledge: $48.20 (an increase of about $10 from the previous week)
Average percent raised:261.92% (an increase of about 65 percentage points from the previous week)
Most common given amount: $25 (952 times)
Most money from pledge level: $25 level brought in $23,800

Total pledged for the week: $197,221 (an increase of about $50,000 from the previous week)

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Cucumber Quest Book Three – $119,908

Most backers: Cucumber Quest Book Three – 1931 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Fana, The Jungle Girl #1 – 884.85%

Highest average pledge: Sugar Fueled Sweet Seconds – $79.29

Lowest average pledge: A.R. Hicks’ Dark Souls – $15.61

That wraps up this week’s data! I’ll be making tweaks to this as more are done, so let me know what you want to see!

KickStarting: Comics

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.

20 projects were successfully funded, which is a decrease from the previous week’s 28.

For the past week from November 10 to November 16 the statistics are:

Average goal: $3,298.10 (a decrease of about $800 from the previous week)
Average pledged: $6,445.30 (an increase of about $1,000 from the previous week)
Average number of backers: 167.8 (an increase of about 40 from the previous week)
Average pledge: $38.41 (a decrease of about $5 from the previous week)
Average percent raised:195.42% (an increase of about 61 percentage points from the previous week)
Most common given amount: $25 (952 times)
Most money from pledge level: $25 level brought in $23,800

Total pledged for the week: $128,906 (a decrease of about $24,000 from the previous week)

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Lunarbaboon: Volume 1 – $44,016

Most backers: Lubarbaboon: Volume 1 – 1060 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Cyberines #1 – 603.27%

Highest average pledge: Sidekicks – Cameo Appearances for Issues #2-4 – $170

Lowest average pledge: The Book Zoo – A Mini-Comic – $10.62

That wraps up this week’s data! I’ll be making tweaks to this as more are done, so let me know what you want to see!

Comic-Graphics: Weekly Facebook Page Stats

It’s Monday which means a new Marketing Monday and checking out how the various Facebook fanpages have grown or shrunk over the past two weeks.

Overall, the pages continued to grow, this week gaining 300,157 which is 0.78%. That’s about a half percent lower than the last time we ran these numbers, but that week involved some adjustments to page totals.

There was some decent movement this past week towards the bottom of the list. Some pages hopped multiple spots. Arrows are present to indicate if a page has increased in ranking from the previous week. There is also one new page noted.

facebook total likes 11.17.14

ComicBook.com continues to purchase likes and remains in the top spot, followed by Marvel, DC, IGN, and the generic Manga page.

facebook new likes 11.17.14The top spots are interesting this week with the wiki like page for The Hero Initiative taking the top spot, and Valiant had massive growth in the second spot.

facebook percent 11.17.14

 

Demo-Graphics: Big Hero 6 vs Interstellar

It’s Monday, and I’m looking at more demographic data via Facebook. For this week I decided to look at this past weekend’s box-office results and see if Facebook good have predicted Big Hero 6‘s victory at the box-office over Interstellar.

When you look at the below stats, I think it becomes pretty clear why Big Hero 6 topped the box-office. Their stats show a much more diverse audience. The film clearly appealed to both men and women, as well as young and old.

big hero 6 vs interstellarIt’ll be interesting to see how each does over the next few weeks and months.

And that wraps up this week’s report.

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