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Paul Higgins: Udate on 10th February - now at $582,142

Chris Sims at Comics Alliance marvels at the power of fans

As of this moment, Order of the Stick has raised over $331k and is on track to become one of Kickstarter’s 10 Most Funded projects of all time. 

Mind. Blown.  

(via ensignau)

Ours, too. (via kickstarter)

Posted at 3:40pm and tagged with: crowdfunding, economic, tech, technology, media, publishing,.

But what makes it really fascinating is that it’s the democracy of the Internet in action. In an industry like comics, where the mainstream print publishers are losing readers, here’s a webcomic that’s directed at about as much of a niche audience as humanly possible — a parody of D&D done with stick figures — that’s not only found an audience, but has mobilized them into a fundraising effort that’s raised $264,000 in eight days, just to get collections of it back in print. And if those readers are big enough fans that they’re willing to do that much for the strip, odds are pretty good that they’ve got the books already, and are doing it so that the strip will be there for newer fans to enjoy.
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