Andrew Pawley of GalaXaFreaks swings by ComixLaunch to talk about his experience successfully launching multiple projects on both Kickstarter AND Indiegogo. Andrew will also share some of the ways he’s leveled up his audience growth after joining the ListLaunch program.


Highlights of this Session Include:

Turning lessons from failure into success in crowdfunding.
Kickstarter vs. Indiegogo, and which platform Andrew plans on sticking with.
Cool and unconventional ways Andrew delivers a freaky amount of value to his audience.
Plus: You’re invited to take the ComixLaunch Kickstarter Page Survey at ComixLaunch.com/pagesurvey


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Guest Introduction: Andrew Pawley

My guest today brings the world psychadelic science fiction and cosmic comic capers at Galaxafreaks.com. He’s a talented artist and designer and has managed several successful campaigns both on Kickstarter and Indigiegog to bring the Galaxfreaks to freaky folks around the world.

Galaxafreaks Timesongs Kickstarter — https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/galaxafreaks/galaxafreaks-time-songs-issue-1?ref=nav_search


ComixLauncher

It’s time for today’s ComixLauncher.
A ComixLauncher is a short, actionable activity you can do immediately after listening to the show. They’re all activities I’ve done myself, and will get you one step closer to a successful ComixLaunch. They’ll transform this Podcast from a passive, lean back activity centered around Tyler James, into an active, lean-forward activity centered around YOU and your projects.

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Ask your audience a question.

Share results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

ListLaunch: Step-By-Step System Learn to how to start, grow and energize an email list of fans big enough to successfully launch your project on Kickstarter… and beyond!
ComixLaunch.com/ListLaunch

ListLaunch is a program for you if…
– Wish you new how to start an email list from scratch and communicate without feeling like a nuisance or that you’re bothering them.
– Wish you were building your email list faster and more automatically.
– Lack confidence in drumming up interest for your work.
If you’ve had success on Kickstarter but are concerned that most of your funding comes from friends and family and you’re struggling to grow beyond that.”
– How the hell do you find your auidence… and once you find them, how to you keep them energized, even when you have nothing launch?
– How do maximize the small audience you do have?
– Getting the word out beyond just your own reach.
– How do you get your audience to spread your work for you so you can attract more people like them.

Enrollment is open, but it will be closing soon. Why?
– Want to make it even better. Add more trainings… more creators I work with, more people in the community, more ideas for making it even more awesome.
– So, it’ll shut down for a bit…
– When we reopen, the price will go up, because the value will have gone up.
– If you’re interested in getting in before that happens, ComixLaunch.com/listlaunch to check it out.
– Get in there with myself, Andrew, and more awesome, hardworking creators building audience, building a peer network, and launching their art into the world.


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One of the drums I beat all the time to any creators who’ll listen is the importance of not creating your art in a vacuum.

Whether it be through social media, your email list, your blogs and websites, or even in-person groups…

It’s important to talk about projects well before you launch them, so that you have a receptive audience when you DO launch.

But, I realized that I’ve not been taking my own advice.

(I guess this is the wisdom that comes with age. Today is my 38th b-day after all.)

Now, I’ve mentioned a few times the Kickstarter Page Design Blueprint book that I’m working on. The book is pulling together my own experience, that of my brilliant ComixLaunch guests, as well as crunching the numbers on thousands of successful campaigns to crack the code on Kickstarter page design.
Now, while I’ll be working closely with 20 creators to build their Kickstarter pages inside The ComixLaunch Course this spring, I realized I should probably get some more input from the wider creator community.
After all, the time to get input on a book or a product is BEFORE, not AFTER it comes out!
So, I’d love to invite you to go to ComixLaunch.com/pagesurvey to answer a very short survey where I ask you a few questions about Kickstarter page design.

This survey is for all creators, not just those with Kickstarter experience, and I really want to hear from you.

 


Click here to Take the Short Kickstarter Page Survey


A Few Bonuses for Your Time

I always want to respect the time of my audience, so one of the things that I’m working on is a new for 2017 Kickstarter Page Design Checklist.
Everyone who fills out the survey will get my updated checklist free as soon as it’s ready.
And I’ll also pull one name from the survey participants and hook them up with a $20 Amazon Gift Card.

Again, I appreciate your input.

I’ll consider you taking a few moments to knock out the survey as an incredibly generous birthday present. (Thanks in advance.)

ComixLaunch.com/pagesurvey

I want ComixLaunch to be the absolute best resource for writers, artists, & self-publishers looking to harness the power of the Kickstarter platform.
The only way to make that happen is to listen to you.

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  1. Identify one creative decision you’re having trouble making (cover design, next project, title, character design, etc.)
  2. Poll your audience (any size audience will do) for feedback on the decision.

Russell Nohelty of Wannabe Press and the Monsters and Other Scary Sh*t anthology returns to ComixLaunch to discuss the ups and downs and lessons learned from running 4 Kickstarter campaigns in a 12 month.


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Highlights of this session include:

– Highlights and lowlights of 4 Kickstarters in 12 Months.
– Best and worst conventions of 2016, and lessons learned.
– Picking the brains of comics brights on comic convention panels.
– Experiments in other platforms.

Russell has a Kickstarter going on at MonsterAnthologyComic.com


ComixLauncher

It’s time for today’s ComixLauncher.
A ComixLauncher is a short, actionable activity you can do immediately after listening to the show. They’re all activities I’ve done myself, and will get you one step closer to a successful ComixLaunch. They’ll transform this Podcast from a passive, lean back activity centered around Tyler James, into an active, lean-forward activity centered around YOU and your projects.

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How many Kickstarters will you launch this year?
What would adding just one more launch in the next 12 months look like?
Could you do it? Why or why not?
If you HAD to do it… what else would you launch?


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They’re the rocket fuel this show is running on, and the sooner you do it, the more powerful your action will be. Don’t wait to give us some love!

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This can be done in less than 2 minutes and could make HUGE difference to the show.

SINK, the latest horror Kickstarter from John Lees, Alex Cormack and ComixTribe was funded in just 12 hours. In this fly-on-the-wall conversation session, you’ll hear the SINK team discuss openly and honestly the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities of this new project, and how they put the game plan together for such a big project.


Highlights of this Session Include:

Dust off my favorite quick KS planning tool, the SWOT matrix, and show it in action.
How weaknesses and threats can be turned into Kickstarter opportunities.
Alex Cormack’s top tips for drawing super scary clowns.
John’s “secret” to writing genuinely scary comics.
Plus: More great comics are launching on Kickstarter every day. Some of the best are shared on this podcast!
Today’s Session is brought to you by ComixTribe
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Guest Introduction

My guest today is John Lees, an award-winning comic book writer of THE STANDARD, AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE and QUILTE from ComixTribe. He was the co-writer, with yours truly, on the acclaimed mini-series OXYMORON: The Loveliest Nightmare, and recently knocked his first licensed property gig writing an issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe for IDW. He hails from Glasgow, Scotland, which is the locale of his latest and greatest thriller, SINK, a new mini-series which, as of this podcasts airing is now on Kickstarter.
ComixTribe.com/SINK
johnleescomics.com

One of the things I recommend all creators do prior to launching a KS is a SWOT analysis for their project.
We first talked about the SWOT exercise here — http://www.comixlaunch.com/session003/

 


ComixLauncher

It’s time for today’s ComixLauncher.
A ComixLauncher is a short, actionable activity you can do immediately after listening to the show. They’re all activities I’ve done myself, and will get you one step closer to a successful ComixLaunch. They’ll transform this Podcast from a passive, lean back activity centered around Tyler James, into an active, lean-forward activity centered around YOU and your projects.

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Identify Two Weaknesses – Turn them into a two strengths.

Why So Important
Invite to share results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]


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This can be done in less than 2 minutes and could make HUGE difference to the show.

In this session, Tyler recaps the recent 6-Day Kickstarter Challenge, and shares insights from dozens of creators who participated. Including clips from every lesson shared during the challenge, this is a must-listen episode for anyone interested in taking their crowdfunding to the next level this year.


Highlights of this Session Include:

Clips from EVERY value-packed lesson taught during the challenge.
The biggest takeaways from dozens of creators like you who participated in the challenge.
Thoughts on the future of the challenge.
Plus: Comics Projects JUST LAUNCHED on Kickstarter!


Today’s Session is brought to you by

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ComixLauncher

It’s time for today’s ComixLauncher.
A ComixLauncher is a short, actionable activity you can do immediately after listening to the show. They’re all activities I’ve done myself, and will get you one step closer to a successful ComixLaunch. They’ll transform this Podcast from a passive, lean back activity centered around Tyler James, into an active, lean-forward activity centered around YOU and your projects.

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Share this episode.

Invite to share results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]


Quote

“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”
― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture


Have You Subscribed, Rated, or Reviewed ComixLaunch Yet?

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They’re the rocket fuel this show is running on, and the sooner you do it, the more powerful your action will be. Don’t wait to give us some love!

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Provide a rating, 1-5 stars and leave an honest review.

This can be done in less than 2 minutes and could make HUGE difference to the show.