In recent years, Kickstarter has become a popular resource for indie comic publishers, helping new talent to get noticed, as well as bringing older series back to print. The global crowdfunding platform recently announced plans to hire a new Comics Outreach Lead, a position that has since been filled.
As confirmed via Twitter, comic writer Audrey Redpath has joined Kickstarter as their new Comics Outreach Lead. In her new role, Redpath will work alongside comic writers, artists, and publishers on their Kickstarter and Drip campaigns. She will also help such ones promote these platforms publicly to potential customers.
Redpath previously served as Hiveworks Comics’ Content Director for three years, in addition to writing her webcomic Symbol. Redpath is no stranger to the positive results of Kickstarter, having successfully used the platform to kickstart the queer-focused Oath Anthology of New Heroes.
In this new position Redpath will report to Margo Atwell, Kickstarter’s Director of Publishing.