Order of the Kick(starter)
February 21, 2012 10:38 AM Subscribe
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With 14,952 backers pledging a total of $1,254,120.00, the Order of the Stick Reprint Drive
has become only the second project in Kickstarter
's history to finish with over a million dollars in funding.The Order of the Stick
is a D&D-inspired webcomic that has been published since 2003 by Rich Burlew, and hosted at his site, Giant in the Playground
. At various points in the history of the comic, Burlew has published both compendiums of his webcomic and new, original comics in print form. His Kickstarter project began as an effort to raise $57,750.00 so that he could afford to re-print just one of those volumes.
In the end, the project raised 2127% of the original goal, and met 34 secondary goals which will result in effectively the entire OotS catalog being re-printed, along with a plethora of brand new items such as a coloring book, an expansion to the Order of the Stick board game, multiple PDF-only original comics, and more. In all, over 25,000 books were sold as part of the pledge drive.
Closing in on the final days, the Kickstarter Blog sat down to interview
Burlew about OoTS, and what it was like having a Kickstarter project take off like his did.