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Carl Thompson, illustrator of Parecomic, speaking at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis with the co-founder of Kickstarter

October 25, 2012 7:32pm

Carl Thompson, illustrator of the upcoming graphic novel Parecomic, about Michael Albert and his life’s struggle as a left-wing activist in the US, will be speaking at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis on Thursday, Oct 25th at 7pm as part of a panel on Kickstarter with the co-founder Yancey Strickler. Sean Michael Wilson, the writer of Parecomic, and Thompson raised money through Kickstarter to fund the work put into the graphic novel’s production. More info on the event here.

Eighteen months after Kickstarter.com went live, Details magazine declared its “potential to … spark a modern Renaissance.” Currently it’s on track to channel more than $150 million to thousands of creative projects in 2012. 

Cofounder Yancey Strickler speaks on Kickstarter’s inspiration and evolution, its social fund-raising model, and its huge impact on artists and creative industries of all kinds. He also addresses ways that its success is affecting the wider world of arts funding, and speculates about what the future holds for this platform. Copresented with mnartists.org and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD).

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