From what I understand, Kickstarter also offers help in coming up with tiered donor incentives. And of course they also bring a certain amount of trust - they're a trusted third party with a good record of performing their donation escrow service. I have seen numbers that suggest that if you consider every indy comic published via Kickstarter campaigns, it is the #5 comics publisher in the US. They're doing something right. But then again I am one of those lefty third-wayer artists who thinks Occupy is a good thing.
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