Twokinds recently aimed to raise $25,000 in 30 days to print two graphic novels. They just passed $100,000, with over three weeks left to go.
Sure, Twokinds is something of an outlier - an Ursa Major winner which has run for almost nine years now. Still, I think this is pretty big news, and hopefully an inspiration to other aspiring comic artists out there.
. . . that said, I really wouldn't want to be the guy packing over 1,000 shipping envelopes with books. Hope Tom gets media mail rates!