“Spike” is a cartoonist (caution: “F-word” on the link) who says she’s mastered the art of living well on an artist’s income and wants to share what she’s learned by writing a book, called Poorcraft: A Comic Book Guide to Frugal Urban and Suburban Living. She’s using an innovative website, called Kickstarter, to try and raise money to fund the production of the book. Kickstarter allows you to post your project and solicit backers for it. Spike has a whole bunch of different pledge levels. She’s looking to get $6,000 pledged. She already has $3,894 (and counting). A $5 pledge will get you a PDF of the book when it comes out, $10 gets you a signed hard copy.