I thought this was somewhat relevant as Twokinds is a Webcomic and it actually started on Keenspace (holy crap, I remember when the creator first posted here asking for impressions of his comic. I'm so old.).
Anyway, Twokinds was doing a Kickstarter campaign for printed copies of their books and raised a staggering $200k. They actually made their initial $25k in one day. I guess there may actually be more money in relatively successful comics than people thought.
In case you're not aware, Kickstarter essentially allows you to pledge money towards a goal (book printing, in this case), where your money doesn't donated get "spent" unless the project succeeds. You also usually pledge your money towards some kind of reward, in this case the books and various other goodies, so in some ways it's a glorified way to preorder something where the creator gets your money up front.
I thought it was kind of interesting since most people have long since dismissed online comics as a realm where any kind of money can be made. Though this is probably outside the reach of virtually everyone.
The comic itself is here. The kickstarter link is at the top of the page.http://twokinds.keenspot.com/