A couple weeks ago, Kickstarter unveiled their relaunching of Drip, what you might call a crowdfunding subscription service or Kickstarter’s version of Patreon. The general idea with this category of crowdfunding is to fund ongoing work with a regular monthly payment, rather than a one time payment for a specific project.
Seeing as how Kickstarter and Patreon are major revenue streams for the many wings of the comics world, particularly independent and digital cartoonists, The Beat thought it might be a good idea to check in with Spike Trottman, proprietor of Iron Circus Comics and a prominent creator in the Drip relaunch.
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.