The Kickstarter Comics category had a massive year in 2018, with backers from around the world pledging a record $16 million to projects large and small. For nearly a decade, comics makers have been coming to Kickstarter in pursuit of creative autonomy. This sense of independence has fostered the robust community of comics lovers we see on Kickstarter today. And it keeps growing!
Here’s the breakdown from last year:
$16 million pledged to all projects, up 26% from 2017.
- $15.3 million pledged to successfully funded projects, up 27% from 2017.
- 1,457 projects funded, up 14% from 2017, the previous best year, and nearly triple the amount in 2012.
- 70% funding success rate