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      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2010
    You could be sued, for one. No one would ever work with you, for two.

    Virtuoso just got funded, thanks to my grandmother hunting me down online. Which was weird. But I very much doubt I'd have made my funding goal otherwise.
    • CommentAuthorepalicki
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2010 edited
    An artist friend of mine has an almost perverse fascination with werewolves, so I wrote him a comic script to draw. We're using Kickstarter to raise funds to actually get a print version made.


    (Edited because I'm mildly retarded, apparently, which is a good thing to admit when soliciting money.)
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    @ Jon: Whatever it takes, sir. The important part is that you hit the goal. I look forward to the day when I receive my copy in the mail! Also, I would like to second your statements in regards to the idea of people running off with funding.

    I have also gotten a lot of "What if a bunch of your backers drop out when it comes time to pay?" My answer to that one is "Whether you want to believe it or not, most people are decent folk who'll pony up when the time comes."

    @Epalicki: I would've pledged just for the use of The Man in Black, but it's also a nice looking book as well.

    Hopefully it's my turn now :oD
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2010
    Christoper Salmon is trying to raise $150,000 to make a CGI version of Neil Gaiman's short story The Price. 40 hours to go and $28K left to raise:

    • CommentAuthorenui
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2011 edited
    Anybody ever heard about Ulule?
    A friend is setting up a black and white photo exhibit with other 3 artists, and they're looking to find some funding to print a catalogue and pay back some of the expenses.
    But they couldn't set it up with kickstarter because it didn't like their non-Us bank account, so they found about Ulule and now are trying to fund the catalogue printing through it.

    Well, the widget wasn't working so here's the link:

    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2011
    YIkes, didn't see this thread before I posted this [reposted in here, in case Warren cleans house]

    So I have less than 30 days to raise 2k toward my 2011 convention circuit and as an incentive to help me out, I'm putting together a photobook of images shot in the Graphoscope Travelling Photo Dispensary throughout the year.

    I even made a ridiculous video

    And of course I'm offering various pledge prizes. Fellow Whitechapelers, Lastwear, have partnered with me to offer some of my higher level contributors custom garments. Meaning you can get a bunch of Lex Machina photography [keep it for yourself, give it away, make a shrine, whatever] and some Lastwear for less than it would all cost retail.
    Plus, every pledge comes with free warm fuzzies.

    What exactly is it? This project specifically is a photobook from my 2011 con tour. The more I make, the more events I can reasonably expect to do.

    Graphoscope, as a side-business, will be based in Detroit and operate much like one of those "old time" photobooth businesses, except that I will specialize in victorian-style sittings and real, physical, photoprints that look like antique cabinet card portraiture. Also, most of these photos will be seriously anachronistic and contain subjects that are steampunks, bands, artists, dancers, cosplayers, comic creators, DJs, circus folk, alt models, and other fellow weirdos.

    Which means the book (hopefully books) will be full of really interesting images.

    So help out if you can, get the word out, and give Detroit something slightly more worthwhile than a Robocop statue.

    I'm @lexmachine on twitter and lex machina on facebook if you pledge and help pimp the project, be sure to tag me/add me

    Love and sprockets!
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2011
    Goddamnit Kickstarter and your snubbing of PayPal.
    • CommentAuthorThe Brad
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2011 edited
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2011
    These guys are doing really well so far. Last night they had under $1000, and now they're at almost $2000!

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    indiegogo looks like it does international business and it looks like it's been around longer.

    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2011 edited
    Alex Steffan of Worldchanging fame has started a new Kickstarter project to fun publication of a book, Carbon Zero: A Short Tour of Your City's Future

      CommentAuthorJohn Skylar
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2011 edited
    Two friends of mine from university have put together a project to make the "trebuchette," a desktop "seige toy."

    They look pretty amazing, actually.

    Incidentally, I have no idea how to embed kickstarter widgets into Whitechapel.
    • CommentAuthorThe Brad
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2011
    @ John Skylar- I've been trying to do so and have come up with nothing but abject failure.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2011
    Here's a kickstarter project made for Whitechapel - something you put in your coffee to cool it down to drinkable temperature that then keeps it warmer for longer. They are already at nearly 10 times their goal so they don't need your money, but you might want to fund it anyway to get your Joulies. They've gone a bit viral already this week so you might have seen them on Gizmodo or Wired.
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    I can't believe that I hadn't run across all of the great projects on this thread that got funded through Kickstarter. I've got a project that I just put up to see if $300 is too much to ask to make a photography book. I'm too poor for art school, so instead I'm invading my friends house and documenting her life to try to show you who she is (which is worth finding out).

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    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2011
    I was thinking of using Kickstarter when I get one of my comics drawn, so as to raise enough cash to get said comics printed. It seems like a wonderful tool. :D
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    I've noticed Kickstarter is much better at raising funds to print completed comics than to fund creating comics. I only mention this as I'm encountering an increasing number of would-be creators looking toward Kickstarter to fund their first comics project.

    An increase of largely unknown and untested people raising money to start their vanity comics that may or may not be of any quality if ever completed will start poisoning the well. I've seen quite a few failed or marginally successful bids along these lines and I hope the folks over there realise they need to filter the projects a little more sharply as they grow.

    At the moment it seems best able to serve comics as financing the jump from webstrip to printed collection or co-financing the development of new creator-owned works from established pros such as with Tony Harris' ROUNDEYE .
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2011
    Oh how I wish this was available to Canadians such as myself.
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    Big fan of Kickstarter as a funding tool.

    Anyone else here using IndieGoGo? Working on a series of comedy web shorts and my production team decided to go with that site instead.

    Hope it isn't an over-reach on my part, but I figured I'd throw the link to our IndieGoGo here:


    • CommentAuthormikeboas
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2011 edited
    Hey all, I'm a long time lurker. Not a comic book artist, but I do have a Kickstarter project going right now for a horror feature I'm producing.

    We went with an unusual approach... make it in the style of a public television pledge drive. We're looking for $7500 for special effects and art department.

    Click the link below for the video. If you dig old school monster movies, why not chip in?

    Independent Horror Feature