Dick Figures is an animated web series, an exceptionally popular one at that. It’s the sort of show that you don’t realize has a ton of fans until you write about it, see the story go up on their Facebook page and watch the comments.
Right now, the team behind Dick Figures wants to make a movie, one that’s at least a half hour long (very long in comparison to the YouTube episodes). They’re trying to fund this through Kickstarter. The goal is $250,000 and they have 11 days left to reach that. Right now, they’ve cracked $190,000. According to their Kickstarter updates, this means that Dick Figures has broken a record for funding of an animation project. Of course, they still have to reach the goal, otherwise they get nothing. Such is the way of Kickstarter. Whether or not they hit that goal, there’s still an interesting lesson here.