It’s quite the day for digital announcements. First DC moves their comics into digital bookstores, now iVerse is set to curate comics crowdfunding projects. That’s not as totally out of the blue as it sounds.
You may recall a few months back, iVerse announced ComicsAccelerator, their in-house version of Kickstarter specifically for comics. ComicsAccelerator is now going to curated crowdfunding projects. The short explanation would be ComicsAccelerator would manage the projects on behalf of the creators while the actual project would be housed on the crowdfunding platform of the creators’ choice. There will be more to it, but the details aren’t available just yet.
Here’s what ComicsAccelerator sent out today: (Updated)
First off, let us apologize for the delays in getting ComicsAccelerator up and running and give you an update on where things stand. We will soon be transitioning away from the site as it currently exists into a more streamlined, user-friendly experience. Secondly, and most importantly, we’ll now be available as “campaign advisors” to any creator looking to launch a project on established crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo. If you’re curious, a great example of such a service is Springboard, run by the game designer/distributor Game Salute. What they’re doing for games is what we’ll be doing with comics: partnering with the best projects and applying our expertise to ensure success at every step of the way.
Once we have the new site up and running, we will invite you to submit project proposals. More information will be coming soon, but in the meantime feel free to contact us with any questions you have.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.