Patreon or Kickstarter? Which do you prefer?
363 votes
Patreon
Kickstarter
...Both!

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WesleyRiot's avatar
so far I've gotten two fantastic art books from kickstarter.

i dont bother with patreon
MollyMalou's avatar
I actually selected the "both" option, since I'm really having doubts myself. I'm considering starting up my own "artsy business", but I'm so torn in what to do and which way to go :/
EvilDogBum's avatar
OMG I feel so old right now!
JoeSlucher's avatar
Good luck with whichever you go with! I'm glad to see more people voting Patreon. Shows that people are starting to get used to the Patreon format. I feel like fans were confused by it for a while.
photograph1c's avatar
This questions seems be a little bit odd.

Patreon is a platform to support an artist, independent of an actual project.
Kickstarter is a platform to support projects, merely independent from the artist or person who initiates them.
So
- if I see a nice project I want to support I will use and prefer kickstarter
- if I see a good artist/musician/etc. which I want to support I will use and prefer patreon
AustenMengler's avatar
Just FYI although I'm keeping fairly busy with conventions & freelance I'm also working towards getting both of these things up and running for my art and book projects in future. I'd still really like your input though if you prefer either one and why, and any comments you might have or thoughts on the matter would be a big help! Thanks so much and I'm keen to get all the monsters and new work out to you guys soon. Will be making a blog post about it all with some cool new announcements shortly. All the best and lots of deviantART monster love - Austen.
hypnothalamus's avatar
I think big projects like a book (especially if printed in offset and not per unit) should go with kickstarter - and advertise it everywhere. Other types of large projects can go with Indiegogo which has flexible funding too.
Haven't used Patreon... but it seems more adapted to getting work done regularly, as someone said: supporting the artist and not a certain big project.
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