Lauren, aka Ralphi, recently won an AUT short graphic prize for her ‘Bunny’ comic strip, and wanted to learn a bit more. She found a comic workshop to attend, and decided to try to crowdfund the cost. She managed to raise her goal in 12 hours, with rewards ranging from an A6 doodle to a signed A4 print. One of our favourite small world moments happened with this project when another PledgeMe project creator pledged, saw Lauren was from the Bay, and asked if she knew a guy named Reno… Turns out he’s Lauren’s cousin.
We asked Lauren a few questions about her experience, and this is what she told us:
What did you like about pledgeme?
Everything! The template is really easy to follow and alter, and the design looks really smart and clear once it’s all live. The thing I like the most is that the giving is reciprocal and your pledgers get something back for their kindness.
How did you find the experience?
Exciting, rewarding, humbling.
Any tips for newbies?
There’s no harm in putting in an application, even if it’s for a small amount like mine. I wasn’t sure mine would be significant enough to warrant being posted, but the PledgeMe team are incredible and genuinely want to help you towards your goals, big or small.
Anything you’d change about PledgeMe?
I can’t think of anything.
I say crowdfunding, you say: