KickStarter for publishing and things

Instead of searching for a publisher, Jamie Tanner decided to ask his fans for backing on his newest graphic novel. Using a service called KickStarter, Jamie has posted his project details and the amount he wishes to raise. Supporters can then offer him money to qualify for various gifts such as owning one of the books finished pages or appearing as a character in the comic.
If for some reason I was to ever lose my job, I would seriously consider using KickStarter to help fund a graphic novel or clothing line.