While writing the previous item, I played around with the Kickstarter stat page, to see how comics are doing—and they are doing very well! While comics crowdfunding projects have the second lowest number of projects—3,944. one tenth that of the top category, film and video with 34,985—they have the fourth highest success rate! Here’s the top four:
Dance — 1,856 projects 70.35% funded
Theater — 5,933 projects 64.37% funded
Music – 28,939 projects 55.24% funded
Comics — 3,944 projects 49.64% funded
Other states: Comics have raised $27.40 million in total dollars, $24.31 million going towards successful projects, $2.06 million to unsuccessful ones.
These stats are about the same as the last time we looked at this, so I think you could say this is a pretty stable pattern by now.
You can play around with all the other stats on the page (Todd? Torsten?) involving money levels and more. For instance here’s a tough one: there are 18 comics projects that made it to the last percentile — 80-99% funded— but still missed out. Close but no vape pen!