One of the biggest stories for comics in 2013 has been the phenomenal success that a number of creators have had in taking their projects to Kickstarter. Following successes for people like Steven Sanders, Jimmy Broxton, Greg Pak/Jonathan Coulton and many others comes a victory for Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether, from Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett.
Initially requesting $27,500 from backers, the project quickly rocketed beyond belief and settled with a total sum of $143, 379 – that’s a staggering 521% more than the original target. It’s an incredible total, and fantastic news. The initial project has now unfolded out into a much grander and wider-ranging product than could have been planned, with everything from portraits to appendixes and maps all now under production.
As Rucka has noted in a series of blog posts, however, this signals the end only for this phase of the project. Next will come the task of making sure everybody gets their orders – especially the people who for some reason requested the Brian Michael Bendis edition.