Your favorite author, brought to you by a wealthy patron

Your favorite author, brought to you by a wealthy patron
With primarily visual works — comics and art or photo books — Kickstarter seems a great way to solicit the extra cash needed to produce top-drawer work. Comics creators have flocked to it, hoping to finish discontinued series or add color to black-and-white books. But can it bring us the next Ann Patchett or Robert A. Caro? Or is that another part of our future that will be determined by billionaires?

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Not just comics,art or photos

I've donated to 2 Kickstarter projects. One was a continuation of a well respected fantasy series and it did not have a kickass video. It had a well respected author who was upfront about his wish to continue the series when the publisher decided its time was over. I have no idea what he looks like.

The second project is a feature film and yes, it has a video- in this case, it is more of a trailer for the movie. But it was the director/actors who sold me on it.
Looks don't matter in either case. Talent does.

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