Been thinking a lot recently about whether or not to crowd fund my projects going forward.
Are we stuck asking the same group of people again and again to give again and again?
I'm not sure about the crowd building success I've had with my projects, never sat down to look at the backers across two Kickstarter campaigns, and see which percentages are repeat backers, which are new, and what percentage of backers from the first campaign fell off from the second.
But ultimately, I've been thinking a lot about comic work this year anyway. Hero Code has become something I do for my own personal pleasure, if people read it, that's great, but I'm doing it for me, and so is it right for me to ask others to pay?
I have wishes for the series, I wish I could put books out quicker. I wish I could be sure that the story I want to tell will be told across a bunch of issues, and that the people who work with me on it are getting something out of it too.
But I'm not trying to build an empire, break into publishing, become a full time comic writer with these books, I'm just trying to tell a story that I enjoy telling.
I still think Kickstarter and the other crowd funding services available are great, I'm just not sure if I want to do more of them.
What do you guys think?