ICO Partners. That was an increase of 27% over the $12 million raised in 2017, and a record for the category.
Every tier grew, with more high dollar projects than ever before: 21 projects raised over $100,000, and 38 raised between $50,000 and $100,000.
The number of funded projects was up 14% to 1,456 from 1,281 in 2017.
Efficiency of comic projects was impressive, according to data ICO provided to ICv2: 69.8% of all comics projects on Kickstarter were successfully funded, up from 63.4% in 2017.
And the bulk of the projects were dollar-denominated, ICO told ICv2: over $12 million was raised in dollars; British pounds were the second largest currency, with under $2 million raised.
This puts Kickstarter as the fourth largest channel for comics in the U.S., behind comic stores, the book channel (including online), and digital, and ahead of newsstand.
Dollars Raised Up 27% in 2018
Posted by Milton Griepp on January 16, 2019 @ 3:47 am CT
'MIB International' Tops 'Meh' Weekend
June 16, 2019
Two spin-offs, a reconstituted Men in Black International and a multi-generational Shaft stumbled as the summer box office took a turn for the worse with total revenues down nearly 53% from the same weekend a year ago when The Incredibles 2 debuted with a stellar $182.7 million.