Jun 22nd 2012 By: Caleb Goellner
As the most prominent online crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter
currently stands as the go-to for comic creators turning to fans for the cash they want for furnishing them with content. Until this week it was largely up to bloggers (like Fleen's Gary Tyrrell
) to track and make sense of information related specifically to comics projects, but now that Kickstarter has launched its own statistics page
, anyone can take a look at the site's daily raw data. A cursory look at the comics category reveals some interesting patterns, which you can take a look at in our cobbled-together series of screenshots from the June 21 numbers above.
As of last night, comics make up about 2% of all KS projects and have a success rate of 45.48%, which is just a little bit higher than the site average for all projects. A total of $5.69 million has been raised by these successful projects so far, with one obvious outlier being Renae De Liz's Womanthology project
, which raised $109,000 all told (with TwoKinds
and Order of The Stick
earning even more). So far around 600 total comics projects have been successfully funded, with roughly 2/3 of them raising between $1,000 and $9,999. Some 718 comics projects have failed under Kickstarter's all-or-nothing functionality, however, with the vast majority failing hard and achieving less than 40% of their goals.
You can scour the latest data at the official Kickstarter stats page