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August 15, 2014

Not Comics: Seattle's Scarecrow Video Using Crowd-Funding To Transition Into Non-Profit Status

There's an article here about Seattle's legendary Scarecrow Video making a move into non-profit status in part by using a crowd-funding mechanism to help facilitate that transition. That's like five articles in one, all of them interesting. Where I think it might be instructive for comics is the idea that there may be a way to refashion the mission of some comics entities so that a non-profit iteration could take hold. It's just not a way of thinking that was popular in the '80s and '90s, due in part I think to the hyper-commercial outlook of comics people when it comes to negotiating the art form as the source material for consumable objects. There are other ways of looking at comics, and I'm confident we'll see some new models tried in the next decade.
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