They said it wouldn’t last.***
But Spike Trotman and her Iron Circus Comics publishing company just celebrated raising their one MILLIONTH dollar on Kickstarter.
Far from a weird idea, crowdsourcing has now become one of the key methods for comics creators – and publishers – to bring their projects to the market.
— Iron Circus Comics! (@ironcircuscomix) October 23, 2017
And to celebrate Iron Circus is having a 25% off sale.
Making yet MORE money for Iron Circus. The lady is smart.
Trotman has become the indisputable Queen of Comics Kickstarter. Among the projects she’s crowdsourced:
and so on and on.
Iron Circus recently signed with Consortium for distribution, making it even more of a powerhouse.
I’m sure Spike would laugh at the idea of being a role model, but for showing how a single creator can leverage all the financial models available to make comics and make MONEY making comics, she’s someone we should all study. And celebrate!
***If Spike can reference Earth, Wind and Fire, I can reference primo 80s Janet Jackson.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.