Tuesday, November 10, 2009

interesting comics business model


cartoonist jamie tanner is asking people to plege money to fund his next graphic novel. pledge $50 and you're promised a page of original art. pledge $500 and you get a character named after you, an original page featuring that character, and a special shout-out in the book (at least one donor has done this).

so far tanner has raised nearly $7,000.

interesting concept there. i've heard of a film critic doing something similar once to help raise money to go to cannes , but it never occurred to me that so many would follow in his footsteps (the kickstarter website already has over 240 projects marked 'successful').

it has to be said, though, that social fundraising websites like these are not risk-free.

but still... hm...


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9 comments:

Gerry Alanguilan said...

$7000 is enough to publish several graphic novels here in the Philippines!

That's certainly a very interesting business model. This group I'm involved in is attempting something similar. I'm not completely sure how it all works out, but fingers crossed!

kawso said...

ano pang hinihintay mo k.mcoy! GO!!! dali lagay ka na ng paypal icon :)

dj said...

i'll definitely support this for our local talent.

macoy said...

@sir gerry, if anyone in the local scene can do it, you can. *thumbs up*

@albert, nyehehe magpapakapal muna ako ng mukha. tsaka may advantages din yung kickstarter system-- mas transparent, tiyak yung rewards nung donors, tsaka pag di umabot sa quota (i.e. di feasible yung project) walang gastos yung mga donors.

@dj, let's hope there are lots more folks like you out there.

Anonymous said...

nadodonate ba ang moral support sa paypal?

hihi.

- lucy
(matindi pa sa tootsie roll ang pagkakunat)

mcoy said...

hindi lucy, personal ang pag-abot nun.

leroy said...

ang mahal. haha nagpagaw ako ng komix kay sir apol, libre lang. haha nandun pa pangalan ko. :P

mcoy said...

talaga?! makapagpagawa nga ren...

leroy said...

pagawa din ako sa inyo. ;)

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