Comments on: The Worst Comic Crowd-Funding Idea Yet http://comicsworthreading.com/2012/09/01/the-worst-comic-crowd-funding-idea-yet/ Independent Opinions on Comics of All Kinds Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:29:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 By: Johannahttp://comicsworthreading.com/2012/09/01/the-worst-comic-crowd-funding-idea-yet/comment-page-1/#comment-127402 Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:12:48 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=27584#comment-127402 Shawn, if your book is better aimed at that sort of audience (less indy, more genre), then yes, NYCC might be a better choice for you than the more artsy Portland crowd. Which is another point: pick your show and outreach marketing based on what best suits your comic.

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By: Suzenehttp://comicsworthreading.com/2012/09/01/the-worst-comic-crowd-funding-idea-yet/comment-page-1/#comment-127396 Fri, 07 Sep 2012 17:04:36 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=27584#comment-127396 @Craig – I agree that goes against the spirit of Kickstarter, but I can’t get too fussed about it, mostly because I’d be intensely curious to see the results if Marvel or DC tried crowd-funding one of those projects that forum denizens keep hopefully asking for, but which have very little chance of seeing the light of day because they’d probably sell about 15K at launch in the direct market. Won’t happen, of course, but I’d love to watch the results.

(And my own vote for worst KS ever is the Penny Arcade crew asking their readers for money so that they no longer have to host ads on their site. ;) )

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By: Shawn Aldridgehttp://comicsworthreading.com/2012/09/01/the-worst-comic-crowd-funding-idea-yet/comment-page-1/#comment-127395 Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:14:41 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=27584#comment-127395 What’s funny is I live in Portland, OR. You know what helped Vic Boone, my creator-owned title, the most? Going to NYCC

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By: Craig DeBoardhttp://comicsworthreading.com/2012/09/01/the-worst-comic-crowd-funding-idea-yet/comment-page-1/#comment-127394 Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:00:28 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=27584#comment-127394 Sorry but the worst one yet was Top Cow asking for Kickstarting donations to relaunch Cyberforce. THAT was bullshit. Top Cow, one of the founding studios of Image Comics, asking fans to donate money so they can produce their book. What hot garbage.

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By: Matt Blindhttp://comicsworthreading.com/2012/09/01/the-worst-comic-crowd-funding-idea-yet/comment-page-1/#comment-127360 Sun, 02 Sep 2012 04:06:31 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=27584#comment-127360 can we send him a copy of Poorcraft?
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ironspike/poorcraft-a-comic-book-guide-to-frugal-urban-and

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By: James Scheehttp://comicsworthreading.com/2012/09/01/the-worst-comic-crowd-funding-idea-yet/comment-page-1/#comment-127359 Sun, 02 Sep 2012 01:44:09 +0000 http://comicsworthreading.com/?p=27584#comment-127359 Wow…

Like you said I’m not sure how just being at a comic con is going to really help your book, especially ones so large as those two. People there are either looking at DC/Marvel or just there to meet friends. So many would be comic creators are going to be there, I’m not sure how you would stand out, at least to the point it’d be worth it.

You know I’d love to go back to a comic convention too, I haven’t been to one in over a decade now. I even joked to a friend the other day that I was gonna start a Kickstarter to send me to one, and I’d send folks who donated back swag I got at the con.

Yet I was just joking….

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