Indy Comic Creator Exceeds His $1,500 Goal by Almost $500!
Need money for your idea? Take a look at what Justin Martin of R-Squared Comicz was able to do:
I’ve seen many artists and writers set out to launch a project, but something always seems to happen in the follow through. Justin, however, is an example of what can happen if you stay the course:
May 2009: Justin Martin starts working on his comic “Lightweightz“, a story about eight teenagers who after discovering they have unique abilities, must now decide how they are going to use them.
July 2012: Lightweightz is released to the public.
January 2013: Justin’s sequel is FULLY FINANCED through a KickStarter campaign.
Using the crowd sourcing website, KickStarter; Justin launched a campaign to raise funds to cover the production and printing costs of Lightweightz: The Anthology Part Two. The funds will go towards paying the artist and colorist to draw and color the remaining pages, and to do a small print run of the comic once it’s complete.
Here’s what I Like About This Project:
It was not acquired by a grant. Sure, grants are out there, and if you land one, awesome…but don’t build a plan with the expectation of grant money.
It was not acquired by typical donations. Justin could have easily played the “ministry card” since his project is Christ-centered. Instead, his backers actually receive something of value in exchange for the financing.
Justin is paying his Artist and Colorist: Now, that’s what sets a real Creative Business Project apart from a hobby! Most home-based comic ideas you and I have seen always ask an artist to do work for free, with the promise to receive some form of payment once copies begin to sell (which never takes place because the project never finishes).
Find out how Kickstarter can help fund YOUR next creative project: http://artlessonsfromgod.com/2010/03/15/fund-your-next-creative-project-using-kickstarter/