Twokinds raised $200k on Kickstarter

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Twokinds raised $200k on Kickstarter

Postby Terotrous on Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:36 am

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/
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Re: Twokinds raised $200k on Kickstarter

Postby Kisai on Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:35 pm

Terotrous wrote: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/


Actually now that the kickstarter is over, I've removed twokinds kickstarter from the header.

Twokinds went from keenspace 20031022 to independant 20081010 to keenspot in march 2011
Twokinds, in feb 2006 was the 5th most popular comic on comicgenesis.

The 2003-2008 segment is still has a copy on the CG server, but it hard redirects to the keenspot site.
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Re: Twokinds raised $200k on Kickstarter

Postby McDuffies on Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:02 am

I was thinking of applying DuffWriter for this, but it takes ages for me to get of my butt and get anything done.
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Re: Twokinds raised $200k on Kickstarter

Postby Yeahduff on Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:17 pm

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Re: Twokinds raised $200k on Kickstarter

Postby Warren on Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:24 am

I'm going to do a Kickstarter for just being awesome.
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Re: Twokinds raised $200k on Kickstarter

Postby McDuffies on Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:41 am

Ongoing project: Warren.
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