No Snakes, Only Ladders: Kickstarter Reward structuring

Rewards are why we love Kickstarter. We all like the idea of helping out a creative talent with some of our own hard-earned cash, but at the end of the day, we like the idea of getting something unique in return better. That’s why rewards are such an import part of a campaign. Read on to discover what I learned from the two Daughter of Titan campaigns, how that is influencing my decisions for future campaigns and how it can help you as well!

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Kickstarter and its union controversy. How will that affect indie creators?

Kickstarter has found itself in the news this past week for supposedly union-busting. And while I am all for unions to protect workers’ rights and freedoms, the fact that this is happening at a company that a lot of indie creators like myself rely on for funding is worrying for more than just ethical reasons. Read on to see the possible implications of this scenario and where that leaves us.

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The rise of “I want” crowdfunding (and why it may hurt us)

The connotations attached to crowdfunding has changed over the course of the 21st century. Its general acceptance as a legitimate form of funding has allowed it to flourish. But this newly found acceptance has allowed a more selfish community to ascend into the spotlight, which could be bad news for our community of indie creatives.

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Marvel’s CEO cheapens diversity progress

I am constantly reminding people that Marvel is a business, and so it’s sole purpose is to make profit. Back in the early days when comics played a very different part in the social conscious, the capitalist drive was softer. But now in the 21st century, we are starting to see it for what it really is and I personally am questioning once again, it’s motives for diversity.

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The terrifying REAL cost of creating a comic issue

I’m a comic creator. I can’t draw, I can’t colour and I’ve learned the hard way I can’t even be trusted to edit my own work. So if I want to create something and put it in the hands of fans, I’ve got to crawl up a metaphorical mountain where every step can put me in very literal financial danger. This article is a frank financial discussion facing comic creators.

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6 lessons that turned a failed comic Kickstarter into a successful one.

Kickstarter can be a brutal business. So much rides on such a short period of time. It is not only an emotional roller coaster but a psychological one too. Euphoria awaits those who emerge victorious from the crowdfunding arena but despair awaits the unsuccessful. I have been on both ends. Especially with issue #2 of Daughter of Titan.

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