Kickstarter is launching a Patreon-like service. This should be interesting.
The big thing about this, from my point of view, is that Kickstarter is formally incorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation. Basically this means they are *not* required to put increasing shareholder value ahead of all other goals, like the average corporation.
I don't know if I'll try to move over from Patreon to Kickstarter's Drip, but I sure as hell am glad to see something with the financial and brand power of KS out there to keep Patreon honest. Patreon has been pretty creator-focused so far, but they're still an Inc as far as I know - which means they're potentially only one regime change away from GOAL 1: MAXIMIZE SHAREHOLDER VALUE.
@sikkdays They have 'em. Or at least they did when they changed from a normal corporation to a PBC, according to [their post about it.](https://www.kickstarter.com/blog/kickstarter-is-now-a-benefit-corporation)
They just aren't their #1 priority.
(They also make *fistfuls* of money with their little 5% off the top of every project that goes through them.)
@Riley I've been pretty happy with Patreon as a comics creator, actually - when I was cranking out pages regularly, it was paying most of my rent by drawing a comic about a lesbian robot with Philip K Dick problems!
Well, except for the part where they constantly sent out chirpy emails telling me the Way to Success was Make More Videos!, which, ugh no. They quit doing that after a while, I suspect I wasn't the only non-video creator grumbling about that.
I also host my comics on my own site; Patreon just provides money for me, not a full-service MONETIZED WEB PRESENCE.