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Crowdfunding comics for CoT?

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Crowdfunding comics for CoT?

Crowdfunding comic books has become the new big thing for comics, whether it's on Kickstarter or Indiegogo, and it's only getting bigger as it's essentially becoming the new comic book industry after the 2020 crash. Just look at how many creators big and small are getting involved, as are entire publishers. Just look at the massive success of the Keanu Reeves comic BRZRKR, which is just one example of many in 2020. Crowdfunding should be familiar to the people working on City of Titans, after all... this game was crowdfunded.

I think crowdfunding comics for the City of Titans series would work very well, considering that this game already has an audience and a reach, full of people who are sure to back it. It doesn't even take that much to make a successful campaign: 1000 people pledging $25 is $25,000. And that's on the low end of what comics can do now. Add in things like various perks for added content, variant covers, and stretch goals to keep things going, and I can easily see a comic for this soaring to great heights. And it accumulates: After a successful campaign, future campaigns are likely to get even more success due to positive word of mouth and added resources from the profits of the last campaign.

Plus, it bypasses a lot of the struggles of getting published by a company like Image or Dark Horse, and the profit margins are way higher. I asked before about Expanded Universe material, with the idea of getting published by an indie company, but really you don't even have to do that now.

I'm planning a crowdfunding comic myself (I might share more on that in another topic later), after having spent a long time trying to make comics with the hope of getting on a small press publisher, the means are there to not go through that anymore. I thought I would ask here about it. In fact, since I'm getting in the business of writing comics, I'll admit I'm interested in taking on a paid project for a City of Titans comic later on (wink wink).

In all seriousness, there's a lot of potential for comic stories to crowdfund. Maybe make a full-on Hijinx book, or a book following the Paragons, or an anthology, or an adaptation of Tales of the TCPD/the Underworld. Really, the possibilities are endless since this game has such a rich lore to it. Not to mention, it would make for a great way to market the game itself when it launches by getting a familiar audience.

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It's an interesting idea that

It's an interesting idea that fits with the existing "comic book" nature of this game. It's mostly just a matter of whether MWM would be motivated to spend the effort on it.

Also regardless of whether someone like you were directly working for/with MWM on some kind of official deal nothing says you couldn't just do your own independent crowdfunded comic book thing and then when you became successful with that decide to hand MWM a big donation. ;)

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MWM does have the {url=https:

MWM does have the Hijinx comic :)


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DesViper wrote:
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MWM does have the Hijinx comic :)

Yeah The Hybrid did mention the Hijinx comic in the original post but maybe the suggestion was to do something more or different with it. *shrugs*

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DesViper wrote:
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MWM does have the Hijinx comic :)

Yeah I mentioned that, but a lot more can be done with the crowdfunding model when it comes to making top quality comics that can be physically held, and the profits are good. Especially since there's already a core base that will undoubtedly back it (before you get to new people), I think it's a good investment. I for one would like to see a full-on comic adaptation of the Tales of the TCPD/Tales of the Underworld series, and I think that would succeed. But really, there are so many different angles to play at for City of Titans that you would practically never run out of stuff.

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Before creating a CoT Comics,

Before creating a CoT Comics, i hope our lovely artists from our followers will put some fanarts ! :) I'm sure we have great talents here !


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TitansCity wrote:
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Before creating a CoT Comics, i hope our lovely artists from our followers will put some fanarts ! :) I'm sure we have great talents here !

https://www.deviantart.com/city-of-titans ^_^

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Well ! that's great ! :D

Well ! that's great ! :D Thanks Foradain !


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