Kickstarter Highlight – Where the Upstart Comic Funder Stands
Leading up to New York Comic Con I thought it’d be fun to do some of my more favorite articles from the past. This one is where Kickstarter stands as far as funding comic books. As of last night, the crowd funding system has helped published 304 comic book projects since the first project was successfully funded in June 2009. That’s almost 10.5 projects a month since the first and the pace has only picked up in over time. You can see the increase in successful projects since the first.
But what are the stats? They’re impressive:
Total Number of Backers: 33,008
Average Number of Backers: 108.58
Total Pledged: $1,565,624
Average Total Pledged for Project: $5,150
Percent Raised vs. Asked: 157.58%
Average Pledge: $47.43
Most Given Amount: $50 at 4,562 times
No matter what you think about crowd funding, those are impressive numbers.