Category Archives: Kickstarting Comics

Roye Okupe Releases the First Chapter to Malika: Warrior Queen Part One, his Next Kickstarter

YouNeek Studios is bringing the graphic novel, Malika: Warrior Queen Part One to their fans. Malika will be a two part series, with part one (a 150-page book), due to be released Spring 2017. In the meantime, to launch the Malika Kickstarter, YouNeek Studios has released the first 20 pages (Chapter One) FREE

Set in fifteenth century West Africa, Malika: Warrior Queen Part One follows the exploits of Queen and military commander Malika, who struggles to keep the peace in her ever-expanding empire. Growing up as a prodigy, Malika inherited the crown from her father in the most unusual of ways, splitting the kingdom of Azzaz in half. After years of civil war, Malika was able to unite all of Azzaz, expanding it into one of the largest empires in all of West Africa. But expansion would not come without its costs. Enemies begin to rise within her council and Azzaz has grabbed the attention of one of the most feared superpowers the world has ever known: The Ming Dynasty. As Malika fights to win the clandestine war within the walls of her empire, she must now turn her attentions to an indomitable and treacherous foe with plans to vanquish her entire people.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Roye Okupe is a creative specialist who holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in computer science from The George Washington University. His passion for animation led him to found YouNeek Studios in 2012, an avenue that would allow him pursue his dream of creating a diverse library of superheroes. Under that umbrella, Roye wrote, produced and directed several animated productions including, but not limited to, 2D/3D animated short films, TV commercials, show openers, music videos and much more. These productions have allowed Roye to attain much prestigious recognition such as being #5 on Ventures Africa’s list of 40 African innovators to watch.

With the superhero genre currently at the height of popularity, Roye has made it a goal to create a connected universe of heroes, with origins from locations that are currently neglected and/or ignored. In August 2015, Roye released his debut graphic novel titled: E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams Part One, a superhero story set in a futuristic Nigeria. E.X.O. was received with critical acclaim.

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Kickstarter Spotlight: Scarabs #1

FRONTCOVERSHINEby Andrew Dorland

Do you hate your job? Wonder why you’re working towards that degree? Do you feel trapped in a path chosen years ago by your younger self, idling steadily toward your doom?

We did too.

Scarabs is a story of the struggle to turn from the oppressive momentum of career, in pursuit of a dream. It is about clinging to that old life until you snap and are flung too far in another direction. It is about the magic of talking to your cat, and the danger of taking her advice. It is about walking that delicate line between practicality and creative liberation, and doing a terrible job of it. It is about Egyptian gods battling for control of a troubled man’s mind.

It is all a bit silly, but so are we.

Andrew Dorland is an artist, former investment advisor, tattoo shop dude, and dissatisfied job-hopper. His tale of office despair is the inspiration for this comic’s conflict. Andrew Bohonis was a budding young engineer ages ago, until he was flung from a downtown tower, sprouted wings, and travelled the world. Life has saddled him with several titles, none of which seemed to fit. Perhaps some day he’ll call himself a writer.

We’ve known each other since we first planted trees together fourteen years ago, and have been bouncing stories back and forth for just as long. One might say making this comic is our destiny.

If you’d like to help manifest it, check out our kickstarter, running through February 15th, 2016.

 

 

 

While we’re no longer picking crowd funding projects to spotlight on our site, we’re allowing project creators to make their case for their project on our platform. We remind individuals, we don’t endorse any of these projects, and that by supporting any crowd funding project, you’re taking any risks associated with doing so. – the Management

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. There is one exception, there is one project which was in the Danish Krone. That has been converted and rounded to the nearest dollar.

Over the past week 18 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from April 20 to April 26 the statistics are:

Average goal: $4,119.44
Average pledged: $7,076.17
Average number of backers: 156.17
Average pledge: $45.31
Average percent raised: 171.77%
Most common given amount: $15 (558 times)
Most money from pledge level: $50 level brought in $15,150

Total pledged for the week: $127,371

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Victoria Jr. – $24,932

Most backers: Victoria Jr. – 688 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Victoria Jr. – 755.52%

Highest average pledge: Isis/E’steem Series Crossover Event Cover Art Project – $143

Lowest average pledge: BDR: Pretty Big Deal – $13.31

For the month of April, for the 83 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $5,181.41
Average pledged: $9,259.94
Average number of backers: 206.67
Average pledge: $44.80
Average percent raised: 178.71%
Most common given amount: $25 (2793 times)
Most money from pledge level: $25 level brought in $69,825

Total pledged for the month: $768,575

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: The Beyond Anthology – $79,670

Most backers: The Beyond Anthology – 2521 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Zara – 2600%

Highest average pledge: The Adventures of Wook and Womp – $196.88

Lowest average pledge: BDR: Pretty Big Deal – $13.31

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, March 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. There has been Danish and Swedish contributions, so those have been converted to US dollars.

Over the past week 24 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from March 30 to April 5 the statistics are:

Average goal: $9,099.80
Average pledged: $16,993.88
Average number of backers: 300.44
Average pledge: $56.56
Average percent raised: 186.75%
Most common given amount: $50 (909 times)
Most money from pledge level: $100 level brought in $51,600

Total pledged for the week: $424,847

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: CHAINMAIL BIKINI: The Anthology of Women Gamers – $67,427

Most backers: CHAINMAIL BIKINI: The Anthology of Women Gamers – 2375 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: The CURSE of SLEEPING BEAUTY- a horror comic mini series – 1,766.89%

Highest average pledge: Rob Kutner’s SHRINKAGE – $152.20

Lowest average pledge: Cyber Girl LEETA comic – $17.81

For the month of March, for the 77 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $6,360.97
Average pledged: $15,293.64
Average number of backers: 258.81
Average pledge: $59.09
Average percent raised: 240.43%
Most common given amount: $25 (2168 times)
Most money from pledge level: $100 level brought in $83,900

Total pledged for the month: $1,177,611

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: DAGON by H.P. Lovecraft & Ben Templesmith – $144,158

Most backers: DAGON by H.P. Lovecraft & Ben Templesmith – 1928 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: CEREBUS ARCHIVE NUMBER THREE (CAN3) – 4954.13%

Highest average pledge: CEREBUS ARCHIVE NUMBER THREE (CAN3) – $172.32

Lowest average pledge: Decathlon Trial – $3.64

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. There is one exception, there is one project which was in the Danish Krone. That has been converted and rounded to the nearest dollar.

Over the past week 17 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from March 23 to March 29 the statistics are:

Average goal: $5,207
Average pledged: $15,505.19
Average number of backers: 312.88
Average pledge: $49.56
Average percent raised: 297.78%
Most common given amount: $15 (758 times)
Most money from pledge level: $40 level brought in $29,560

Total pledged for the week: $248,083

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Camp Weedonwantcha: Volume 1 – $97,278

Most backers: The Less Then Epic Adventures of TJ and Omnibus – 1409 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Decathlon Trial – 666.67%

Highest average pledge: Brandi Bare: Field Trip – $70.64

Lowest average pledge: Decathlon Trial – $3.64

For the month of March, for the 71 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $6,388.66
Average pledged: $15,362.90
Average number of backers: 260.94
Average pledge: $58.87
Average percent raised: 260.94%
Most common given amount: $25 (1956 times)
Most money from pledge level: $100 level brought in $81,700

Total pledged for the month: $1,090,766

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Dagon by H.P. Lovecraft and Ben Templesmith – $144,158

Most backers: Dagon by H.P. Lovecraft and Ben Templesmith – 1928 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Cerebus Archive Number Three – 4854.13%

Highest average pledge: Cerebus Archive Number Three – $172.32

Lowest average pledge: Decathlon Trial – $3.64

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. There is one exception, there is one project which was in the Danish Krone. That has been converted and rounded to the nearest dollar.

Over the past week 13 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from March 16 to March 22 the statistics are:

Average goal: $5,342.14
Average pledged: $11,953.97
Average number of backers: 186
Average pledge: $64.27
Average percent raised: 223.77%
Most common given amount: $25 (360 times)
Most money from pledge level: $79 level brought in $16,116

Total pledged for the week: $167,356

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Cerebus Archive Number Three – $39,633

Most backers: The Untamed: A Sinner’s Prayer – 592 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Cerebus Archive Number Three – 4954.13%

Highest average pledge: Cerebus Archive Number Three – $172.32

Lowest average pledge: The Legend of Val Issue #2 – $6.51

For the month of March, for the 55 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $6732.42
Average pledged: $15,321.50
Average number of backers: 245.84
Average pledge: $62.32
Average percent raised: 227.58%
Most common given amount: $25 (1841 times)
Most money from pledge level: $100 level brought in $54,800

Total pledged for the month: $842,683

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Dagon by H.P. Lovecraft and Ben Templesmith – $144,158

Most backers: Dagon by H.P. Lovecraft and Ben Templesmith – 1928 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Cerebus Archive Number Three – 4954.13%

Highest average pledge: Cerebus Archive Number Three – $172.32

Lowest average pledge: The Legend of Val Issue #2 – $6.51

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. There is one exception, there is one project which was in the Danish Krone. That has been converted and rounded to the nearest dollar.

Over the past week 17 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from March 9 to March 15 the statistics are:

Average goal: $9,319.24
Average pledged: $24,192.65
Average number of backers: 362.59
Average pledge: $66.72
Average percent raised: 259.60%
Most common given amount: $25 (853 times)
Most money from pledge level: $100 level brought in $37,400

Total pledged for the week: $411,275

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Broodhollow Book 2: Angelworm – $109,406

Most backers: Dagon by H.P. Lovecraft and Ben Templesmith – 1928 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Dagon by H.P. Lovecraft and Ben Templesmith – 974.04%

Highest average pledge: Dreams in Thin Air – $120.51

Lowest average pledge: Bursting the Meta – $10.43

For the month of March, for the 41 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $7207.15
Average pledged: $16,471.39
Average number of backers: 266.27
Average pledge: $61.86
Average percent raised: 228.54%
Most common given amount: $25 (1481 times)
Most money from pledge level: $100 level brought in $50,600

Total pledged for the month: $675,327

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Broodhollow Book 2: Angelworm – $109,406

Most backers: Dagon by H.P. Lovecraft and Ben Templesmith – 1928 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Inner Space – 4817.50%

Highest average pledge: Dreams in Thin Air – $120.51

Lowest average pledge: Bursting the Meta – $10.43

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.

Over the past week 23 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from March 2 to March 8 the statistics are:

Average goal: $5,722.19
Average pledged: $11,619.10
Average number of backers: 205.24
Average pledge: $56.61
Average percent raised: 203.05%
Most common given amount: $25 (619 times)
Most money from pledge level: $75 level brought in $26,475

Total pledged for the week: $244,001

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Brian Pulido’s New Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1 – $76,553

Most backers: Brian Pulido’s New Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1 – 1038 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Inner Space – 4817.50%

Highest average pledge: Brian Pulido’s New Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1 – $117.03

Lowest average pledge: Proactive Insurance: The Pros – $29.05

For the month of March, for the 24 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $5,711.08
Average pledged: $11,002.17
Average number of backers: 198.04
Average pledge: $55.55
Average percent raised: 192.65%
Most common given amount: $20 (647 times)
Most money from pledge level: $75 level brought in $26,475

Total pledged for the month: $264,052

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Brian Pulido’s New Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1 – $76,553

Most backers: Brian Pulido’s New Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1 – 1038 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Inner Space – 4817.50%

Highest average pledge: Brian Pulido’s New Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1 – $117.03

Lowest average pledge: Creepy Scarlett Book One – $17.53

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, February 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.

Over the past week 23 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from February 23 to March 1 the statistics are:

Average goal: $8,096.09
Average pledged: $22,002.78
Average number of backers: 315
Average pledge: $69.85
Average percent raised: 271.77%
Most common given amount: $50 (909 times)
Most money from pledge level: $100 level brought in $51,600

Total pledged for the week: $506,064

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Ava’s Demon: Book Two – $351,076

Most backers: Ava’s Demon: Book Two – 3729 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Woman in the Mirror – 820%

Highest average pledge: (Adult) Rumble @ ShiaHana – University #01 – $112.71

Lowest average pledge: Woman in the Mirror – $3.57

For the month of February, for the 54 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $6,495.83
Average pledged: $15,618.94
Average number of backers: 257.76
Average pledge: $60.60
Average percent raised: 240.45%
Most common given amount: $15 (1402 times)
Most money from pledge level: $100 level brought in $77,400

Total pledged for the month: $843,423

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Ava’s Demon: Book Two – $351,076

Most backers: Ava’s Demon: Book Two – 3729 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Woman in the Mirror – 820%

Highest average pledge: Finder Vol. 1-6 Restock – $131.87

Lowest average pledge: Woman in the Mirror – $3.57

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.

Over the past week 9 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from February 16 to February 22 the statistics are:

Average goal: $7,229.41
Average pledged: $10,089.29
Average number of backers: 193.59
Average pledge: $52.12
Average percent raised: 139.56%
Most common given amount: $25 (611 times)
Most money from pledge level: $100 level brought in $23,100

Total pledged for the week: $171,518

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Finder Vol. 1-6 Restock – $60,000

Most backers: Hooking Up & Staying Hooked: The Comic Book -533 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Slurricane #8 – 563.60%

Highest average pledge: Finder Vol. 1-6 Restock – $131.87

Lowest average pledge: Mixmancer – $17.06

For the month of February, for the 35 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $5,241.86
Average pledged: $10,297.43
Average number of backers: 205.14
Average pledge: $50.20
Average percent raised: 196.45%
Most common given amount: $20 (1036 times)
Most money from pledge level: $100 level brought in $28,600

Total pledged for the month: $360,410

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: HJ-Story Vol. 1, 2 and NOW 3! – $85,558

Most backers: HJ-Story Vol. 1, 2 and NOW 3! – 873 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Metal Made Flesh (Second Edition) – 704.60%

Highest average pledge: Finder Vol. 1-6 Restock – $131.87

Lowest average pledge: Mixmancer – $17.06

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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