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‘MAKE THAT THING’ HELPS CROWDFUNDED PROJECTS ACTUALLY SEND YOU THE SWAG THEY PROMISED (Wired)

Aaron Diaz’s Kickstarter is doing pretty damn well. The artist and webcomic creator asked for a modest $30,000 to fund a print version of his popular webcomic *Dresden Codak, *and less than a week later, he’s pushing $250,000. But unlike most people who successfully fund projects on Kickstarter, Diaz won’t be fulfilling his obligations to backers – a daunting task involving third-party printers, pallets of books, and staggering shipping costs – on his own…

Read the whole kit n’ kaboodle over at Wired!


Make That Thing Offers Kickstarter Fulfillment and Management (Publishers Weekly)

If you follow news surrounding crowdfunding, you’ll likely have heard a story or two about a project getting funded and the creators getting absolutely overwhelmed trying to fulfill orders for several thousand people. There’s a new company, Make That Thing, which aims to help creators navigate the crowdfunding scene and fulfill those pledge orders…

Get the whole story over at Publisher’s Weekly!


More details on Make That Thing, TopatoCo’s Kickstarter Fulfillment House (The Comics Beat)

A couple of interviews with more information on Make That Thing, the new company that helps successful Kickstarter campaign actually send out all their rewards. it’s a division of TopatoCo, the webcomics’s merchandising company which already has a formidable infrastructure—a fork lift!, warehouses, employees!—and manufacturing contacts to help their cartoonists sell theirin-houseThe program is rolling out slowly as an in house project. Todd Allen talks to David Malki about some of the metrics…

Dig in on this rollicking exchange of words over at ComicsBeat!