The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A million dollars! And all he draws are stick figures!

After years and years of giving his work away for free, Rich Burlew just raked in more than a million.

Via Hacker News, The Crowd-Funding Phenomenon Continues – Comic Raises $1.2M on Kickstarter (+Q&A with Creator Rich Burlew)! | Singularity Hub

Wow. Rich Burlew just raised over a million dollars from his fans. For drawing a comic based on stick figures.

Granted, it took him nine years to to get the fan base for this, but still, that's quite a payout. And the best bit is that he did it on his own terms without reliquishing his intellectual property (link via my very first post).

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