Back in November I reported on Monster Comics' efforts to generate money to pay for getting a web comic collection printed. Well, Daniel (the man half of Team Monster Comics) has posted a fairly detailed and interesting report of the money drive's conclusion (he shares order numbers and dollar amounts) -- basically, a must-read for any web cartoonist. In fact, readers of web comics might find it interesting as well. You can find it here. My biggest takeaway from this is that in addition to the (enjoyable) work of creating comics, squeezing money out of readers is a hugely time-consuming beast (and in this case, a respectable 78% successful). Daniel is one hard-working guy. It's good to know that there are folks out there willing to help support his work. Many thanks to Daniel for sharing the info.
Daniel also has a web site of interest to digital cartoonists, Webcomic Marketing. I haven't read all of it yet but haven't stumbled across anything with which I'd strongly disagree. Basically, it's got lots of common sense -- but often ignored/forgotten -- hints/tips/advice of use to independent creators.