Clicking on the title of this post (if I did this right) will take you to a unique way of funding projects. You folks may be interested in pursuing this as a means of funding your own projects (I'm looking at you, Nate).
The project featured in the link is a cookbook that contains a bunch of recipes from comic creators like Neil Giaman, Frank Miller and the like. Johnny B. is illustrating the book and half of the proceeds go toward the Hero Initiative and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This is a project put together by a TAG brother in San Diego named Tom Carroll.