Another player in the crowdfunding fulfillment bureau—but with a twist. ComicMix has been around a while as a comics news site and publisher, but it recently launched its ComicMix Pro Services arm, basically offering production, pr and other packaging services on a piece work basis to anyone who needed it, along with content creation, crowdfunding and other services. That much is pretty typical. Where they’ve gone further is by signing with Indiegogo as curators for their comics projects, meaning you can sign up for their fulfillment and other services as part of Indiegogo.
While Kickstarter remains the biggest crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo is an important alternative that offers flexible campaigns instead of the all-or-nothing of Kickstarter, and has fewer guidelines on what can and can’t be funded. Crowdfunding fulfillment houses have become more popular lately, with the currently invite-only Topatoco-related Make That Thing perhaps the most prominent. While the PR below doesn’t go into details on how ComicMix will integrate with Indiegogo, certainly having the option makes the platform even more versatile for creators.
ComicMix Pro Services today announced that it had signed an agreement with Indiegogo to be curators for graphic novel projects on the popular crowd-funding site. The contract means that Indiegogo clients will be able to take advantage of ComicMix Pro Services resources in editing, marketing, production and distribution.
Mike Gold, Editor-in-Chief at ComicMix Pro Services, said, “We are delighted to be partners with Indiegogo, and to bring our expertise to a new generation of creative talent. This is an exciting time in the comics business, and Indiegogo is a major force in changing the way the art of graphic story-telling reaches new audiences.
Glenn Hauman, Chief Information Officer and Head Of Production at ComicMix Pro Services, said, “We’d been looking to combine the power of crowdfunding with our professional services to solve the fundraising, production, printing and distribution problems so many creators have been facing. We started to build our own crowdfunding platform, but Indiegogo’s been doing this for years. They worked with us to provide everything we need and want for our clients, freeing us up to do what we do best– make great comics.””
Evelyn Kriete, Director of Social Media at ComicMix Pro Services said, “This partnership between Comicmix Pro Services and Indiegogo joins two companies with years of experience and some of the foremost people in comics and crowdfunding. This is wonderful news for artists everywhere, who stand to gain tremendously in terms of creative independence, professional assistance, and the ability to interact and receive support directly from their fans.”
Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the largest global crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. At its core, Indiegogo is the equal opportunity platform dedicated to democratizing the way people raise funds for any project – creative, entrepreneurial or cause-related. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. For more information, visit www.indiegogo.com and follow us at www.twitter.com/indiegogo and www.facebook.com/indiegogo.
ComicMix Pro Services provides you with the best in consulting, training, talent and service delivery to make your project succeed, connecting you with some of the most experienced professionals in graphic storytelling. ComicMix Pro Services advises you on how you to improve your efforts and secure the professional assistance you need. We cover every aspect of the creative and business process and customize our efforts and fees to meet your specific goals.
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.