By Todd Allen
We’ve talked about this before, but the Kickstarter project to reprint a few volumes of a webcomic has become an event of historical proportions. With 64 hours to go in the pledge drive, OOTS cartoonist Rich Burlew is sitting on $924,183. That means he needs a little under $40K/day to hit seven figures. You know what? That’s entirely possible.
Figure over the course of this campaign, OOTS has been averaging in the neighborhood of $33K/day and the funding has been speeding up, if anything, over the last two weeks. This might be close. Then again, if you asked me 10 days ago, I’d have guessed this would wind up at a $750K project. I would have been very wrong.
The best part about this? This is Burlew’s fans putting up some money for a creator they like. There is no downside here.
Keep an eye on this. “The sky is the limit” does not seem to be a trite saying where this project is concerned.
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.