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    This thread is for the collection of mentions of OOTS, GITP, and me personally in media sources, especially as a result of the Kickstarter drive. If you find an article that hasn't been listed yet, post it here. Try to avoid sites that are just reposting material from elsewhere, or personal blogs (unless that blog is a Big Deal), but feel free to list anything older, too.

    I'll edit in the best ones back to this post and we should end up with a nice list.

    Interviews with Rich Burlew:
    Comics Alliance (2/7/2012)
    GeekAdemia podcast (2/11/2012)
    Kickstarter Blog (2/20/20120)
    Washington Post: Comic Riffs (2/21/2012)
    Singularity Hub (3/6/2012)

    Articles About the OOTS Kickstarter Drive:
    The Beat (1/29/2012) (2/9/2012) (2/18/2012) (2/21/2012)
    Comics Alliance (1/31/2012)
    Publisher's Weekly (2/10/2012) (2/21/2012) (2/27/2012)
    Digital Spy UK (2/19/2012) (2/21/2012)
    e-books report (2/13/2012 [German]
    Forbes (2/20/2012)
    Venture Beat (2/20/2012)
    The Guardian (2/22/2012)
    The Globe and Mail (2/22/2012)
    Comic Report (2/22/2010) [German]
    Volkskrant (2/23/2012) [Dutch]
    Kickstarter Blog (2/24/2012) (3/29/2012)
    Crain's New York Business (2/26/2012)
    The Marker (date unknown) [Israeli]
    Boing Boing (3/13/2012)
    Tor Blog (3/19/2012) (4/11/2012)
    MTV Geek (4/19/2012)
    New York Times (4/30/2012)
    Wired (7/26/2012)
    Bloomberg Businessweek (8/17/2012)
    CNBC (8/20/2012)
    CNN Money (12/18/2012) (12/18/2012)
    Buisness Insider (7/17/2013)

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    Webcomic Overlook (6/4/2008)
    Time (11/25/2008)
    Geek Nights (3/14/2012)
    Non-Productive (2/13/2012) (10/6/2012)
    Comics Alliance (1/9/14)
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    Also add the Facebook, blog and twitter profiles of just about every person who contributed.

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    The Washington Post article says you're in Philadelphia, but I thought you resided in Queens, NY.
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    I did live in Queens when OOTS started. I've just never changed my forum location for some reason. I guess I should do that; once the Washington Post says I live somewhere, who am I to argue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    I did live in Queens when OOTS started. I've just never changed my forum location for some reason. I guess I should do that; once the Washington Post says I live somewhere, who am I to argue?
    The guy who can print stuff on dead trees and still increase his subscriber base? ~rimshot~ :)
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    Rich, to echo some of the comments on the Kickstarter blog, you really did everything right here, you nailed it. I haven't looked in on too many other kickstarter projects, but the ones I've looked at seem fairly static... "Here's our project, here's some rewards. Thanks for pledging." The way you kept the ball rolling, with new and varied rewards, mystery goals, even the entertaining updates and graphs, that's something other project organizers should take note of. The demands that must have been placed on you trying to keep up with comments and emails while trying to arrange new rewards and still produce the webcomic had to have been staggering. Yet throughout it all you never once came across (in my opinion) as "a guy asking for money". You came across as a grateful professional who was busting his ass to reward and entertain his fans and backers.

    of course, this is your business, so reap those rewards sir. You deserve it.

    Oh and as a suggestion, later in the year when you do another strip-a-day sprint... just save some up ahead of time and don't tell anyone. We'll never know the difference.

    Oh and next time... animated gifs.

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    A pair of stories from Digital Spy, one as the drive was approaching $1M and one after it shattered it. Content is on the light side, but as DS is one of the larger websites in the UK, it probably deserves a mention:

    'The Order of the Stick' Kickstarter nears $1m
    'Order of the Stick' Kickstarter tops $1 million

    I don't know how much of a "Big Deal" VentureBeat is, but it was Big Enough to be captured by Google News for the news article aggragator:

    Kickstarter gets its third $1M project in the span of two weeks with Order of the Stick

    ===

    Checking some more, I see The Guardian (!), one of the major newspapers in the UK has weighed in (it'll probably be an onlne only mention, but still a hige deal):

    Author raises $1m to self-publish Order of the Stick webcomic book

    That's all I gots at the moment. Now I'm actually going to go over and see just what the Grauniad has to say about this little drive.
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    Here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012...blish-webcomic

    Wish I could take the credit for finding that, but it was Jordan on the TV Tropes forum. And, as he said: that's some clout.

    EDIT: Apology to Jordan... I messed up your name, originally. (Should you read this).
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    I did live in Queens when OOTS started. I've just never changed my forum location for some reason. I guess I should do that; once the Washington Post says I live somewhere, who am I to argue?
    You are living in Philadelphia or still in Queens.
    P.S- Queens as in the one in King of Queens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Euodiachloris View Post
    Here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012...blish-webcomic

    Wish I could take the credit for finding that, but it was Enlong on the TV Tropes forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    I did live in Queens when OOTS started. I've just never changed my forum location for some reason. I guess I should do that; once the Washington Post says I live somewhere, who am I to argue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by t209 View Post
    P.S- Queens as in the one in King of Queens?
    What are you talking about? Queens is a borough of New York City and a county in New York State, one of two on Long Island (the other is Brooklyn which is closer to Manhattan, Brooklyn is sometimes known as Kings County but nobody calls it that). Queens is probably one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world; over 150 languages are spoken there.
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    Comicsbeat.com has several articles/posts.
    Eg http://www.comicsbeat.com/2012/02/18...n-kickstarter/

    And Rich/OOTS is also referred to in this article from 9th Feb, and discussed in its comments (including a comment from Neil Gaiman):
    http://www.comicsbeat.com/2012/02/09...-are-evolving/

    Irritatingly, several commenters don't quite have their facts right, and no-one *twitch* has corrected *twitch* them.

    Eg this incorrect assumption: "any ad-revenue generated from hits goes directly to him, and not to pirate website owners (MangaFox) or sites hosting the torrents (megaupload- now dead)."
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    Rich,
    congratulations from my heart!

    ps: you even made it to Forbes - nomen omen, it seems

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeIncluded View Post
    What are you talking about? Queens is a borough of New York City and a county in New York State, one of two on Long Island (the other is Brooklyn which is closer to Manhattan, Brooklyn is sometimes known as Kings County but nobody calls it that). Queens is probably one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world; over 150 languages are spoken there.
    I think King of Queens is a TV show.
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    From New Zealand, just a brief mention along with an excerpt from the Forbes piece, but I think it is important to note that folks are now pointing to OOTS' Kickstarter success as an indication of important ground breaking trends in publishing. Rich Burlew, Pioneer.

    http://www.listener.co.nz/commentary...or-the-oscars/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeIncluded View Post
    What are you talking about? Queens is a borough of New York City and a county in New York State, one of two on Long Island (the other is Brooklyn which is closer to Manhattan, Brooklyn is sometimes known as Kings County but nobody calls it that). Queens is probably one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world; over 150 languages are spoken there.
    What I mean for "King of Queens" is from the Television show named after this quote.
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    OK, info edited (and a little format change, since we have some outlets with multiple articles).

    Also: I now have incontrovertible proof that Neil Gaiman read a webpage with my name on it. Would it be unprofessional to squee at this point?
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    Not at all Rich, not at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    Would it be unprofessional to squee at this point?
    No, not at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    Also: I now have incontrovertible proof that Neil Gaiman read a webpage with my name on it. Would it be unprofessional to squee at this point?
    I believe it would be unprofessional NOT to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    OK, info edited (and a little format change, since we have some outlets with multiple articles).

    Also: I now have incontrovertible proof that Neil Gaiman read a webpage with my name on it. Would it be unprofessional to squee at this point?
    I feel some moderate squeeing would be entirely professional

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Participated View Post
    And Rich/OOTS also referred to in this article from 9th Feb, and discussed in it's comments (including a comment from Neil Gaiman)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    Also: I now have incontrovertible proof that Neil Gaiman read a webpage with my name on it. Would it be unprofessional to squee at this point?
    Phew! Good you're able to give this the professional squee it deserves, instead the amateur sqeeing I gave it earlier today.

    Also:
    It's not incontrovertible proof, but I think we confidently assume Neil Gaiman has been peering over your shoulder during the last few days.

    Aaaand... I didded a thing for Rich. In related new, Rich squees. *minisquee*
    I participated... and I broke it!

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    Time for The Globe and Mail to chime in:

    Who needs publishers when you can pitch a book on social media?

    This was from earlier in the drive, but I think the Boing Boing article might deserve mention as well given its High Profile on the net.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    Also: I now have incontrovertible proof that Neil Gaiman read a webpage with my name on it. Would it be unprofessional to squee at this point?
    Neil Gaiman now has incontrovertible proof that Rich Burlew has mentioned him on a public webpage.

    He should squee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay R View Post
    Neil Gaiman now has incontrovertible proof that Rich Burlew has mentioned him on a public webpage.
    Perhaps it was a clever ruse on Mr. Gaiman's part to elicit that event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
    "But recently a writer/illustrator broke $1-million in pledges on Kickstarter probably more than a publisher would have given him as an advance."

    I guess the use of the word "probably" means they think there was some small possibility that, 6 weeks ago, some publisher could have been offering Rich a million-dollar advance, if he'd only thought to check in with them? Now that's optimism, right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahV View Post
    "But recently a writer/illustrator broke $1-million in pledges on Kickstarter probably more than a publisher would have given him as an advance."

    I guess the use of the word "probably" means they think there was some small possibility that, 6 weeks ago, some publisher could have been offering Rich a million-dollar advance, if he'd only thought to check in with them? Now that's optimism, right there.
    Wizard's might be happy to do so. However, Rich would lucky to have his soul after that.
    Yes I know TheGiant has worked on some official D&D books and has had OOTS in Dragon Magazine, but the point is i am sure publishers would give Rich a lot of money, but he would probably lose most of his rights, including the right to sneeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    OK, info edited (and a little format change, since we have some outlets with multiple articles).

    Also: I now have incontrovertible proof that Neil Gaiman read a webpage with my name on it. Would it be unprofessional to squee at this point?
    I was about to post something along the lines of "Holy s***, The Washington Post and The Guardian?!"

    It pales in comparison to this though.

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