In this awesome interview with Kevin Joseph of Kechal Comics, you’ll learn the power and importance of communication with your collaborators and your fans.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Importance of communication
  • Having the tough conversations — with collaborators and with supporters
  • Lessons from Launching
  • Plus: An inspiring action Kevin took to show his daughter that its okay to be bad at something at first, and that if you practice you’ll get better

ComixLaunch.com/patreon


Today’s Guest: Kevin Joseph

My guest today is the writer of Tart, UnderWars, Morte and The Poodles of Potter’s Peak.

As a creator, he’s successfully delivered on five Kickstarter campaigns, and is back with this SIXTH, for TART #6 which looks to be his biggest campaign yet!

He loves reading comics, writing comics and sharing comics… and I’m excited to have him on the ComixLaunch Podcast

Welcome, Mr. Kevin Joseph


This Session’s Featured Resource

Are you thinking about starting or upgrading your online shop so you can sell more of your art?

Are you tired wasting time and energy hacking together cheap, limited solutions that aren’t serving you or your potential customers very well?

Instead of spinning your wheels only looking at free or dirt-cheap store options, why not grab an affordable full-service online sales platform optimized for sales like Shopify?

With Shopify…

  • You don’t need Design skills. Shopify has dozens of beautiful, fully-customizable, mobile-friendly templates to get a perfectly branded look and an online stop you’ll be proud of.
  • You don’t Coding skills. With Shopify, setting up your store is simple, and you’ll be selling in no time at all, even if technology hates you.
  • And you don’t even need a Credit Card to get started. With this ComixLaunch offer, you can try Shopify free for 14 days. No risk, and no credit card required.

What you get with Shopify is a…

  • Fully customizable website, online store, and blog… your store can be your website!
  • Unlimited products!
  • Smooth integration to sell on channels like Facebook, Amazon and Pinterest.
  • 24-7 Customer support!

More than 500,000 creative businesses are powered by Shopify, including the CisforCthulhu.com store which I manage… and couldn’t be happier with it.

Stop messing around with subpar online shop solutions and try Shopify.

To start your 14-day free trial of Shopify, go to ComixLaunch.com/shopify


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  • What are three things you’re awful at that you’d like to get better at?
  • Could you pick one of them and carve an hour a day x 5 days a week to improve there?
  • Why So Important
  • Invite to share results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

Keep Up With Kevin Joseph!

Kevin can be reached at @bnokj on Twitter, and you can read TART for free by checking out his email list at kechalcomics.com/readtart

Tyler answers great questions from inside the private ComixLaunch communities and shares the answers with all of ComixLaunch.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Best practices for turning backers into email list subscribers.
  • Is it a good idea to make a fool of yourself for pledges?
  • What’s the best day to END a Kickstarter campaign?
  • Plus: Why you want to grab this month’s Club ComixLaunch VIP resource!

Links Mentioned


Today’s Session is brought to you by…

“Today’s Session is Sponsored by Gorilla my Dreams, a Gorilla Noir webcomic by Ahmed Raafat and Big Tim Stiles. Issue 1 is live on Kickstarter right now! Check out Gorilla my Dreams at gorillamydreams.smackjeeves.com

It’s Batman: The Animated Series mashed with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles if Saturday morning cartoons were on after 10pm.

In Struggle-Town the streets are protected by Knockaround-Guy, a talking gorilla who fancies himself a superhero.
When a street mime is found dead (asphyxiated inside an actual invisible box), Knockaround-GuyG soon finds himself wading through the ugly and dangerous underbelly of the city.
After meeting the beautiful Margot le Dieu, Knockaround-Guy’s investigation spread from The North Poles Strip Club, through a slew of colourful criminals, and finally leads to Lucifer Bim-Bom and his Killer Klown Syndicate.

The Kickstarter for issue 1 is LIVE RIGHT NOW! You can also follow Knockaround-Guy’s adventures for FREE at gorillamydreams.smackjeeves.com.”


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  • What’s something silly you could do as a stretch goal that would be free, funny and yet STILL on brand for your book and your audience?
  • Invite to share results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

Quote

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

Kickstarter wants you to create with your fans in the month of November. Comissions month is coming on Kickstarter and in this session, Tyler lays out all the details you need to know to participate and offers strategies and protips to dramatically increase your commission sales.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • The 411 On Kickstarter’s Latest Themed Month focused all on Commissions
  • FAQs on How to Take Part in Commission Month
  • 4 Smart Commission Ideas for Comic Creators
  • Plus: 4 ComixLaunch Protips to Quadruple Your Commission Sales

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

Commissions: Create Collaboratively

  • Kickstarter’s November Initiative — Invite backers into your creative process.
  • Use their input to inspire custom artworks, one-of-a-kind experiences, and more.

How to Take Part

  • Invite backers to collaborate on or customize a reward in a creative way
  • Launch your project between November 1 and November 30
  • Use “Commissions” in your project’s title or short blurb
  • Once your project is live, email it to [email protected]

This Session’s Featured Resource

Are you thinking about starting or upgrading your online shop so you can sell more of your art?

Are you tired wasting time and energy hacking together cheap, limited solutions that aren’t serving you or your potential customers very well?

Instead of spinning your wheels only looking at free or dirt-cheap store options, why not grab an affordable full-service online sales platform optimized for sales like Shopify?

With Shopify…

  • You don’t need Design skills. Shopify has dozens of beautiful, fully-customizable, mobile-friendly templates to get a perfectly branded look and an online stop you’ll be proud of.
  • You don’t Coding skills. With Shopify, setting up your store is simple, and you’ll be selling in no time at all, even if technology hates you.
  • And you don’t even need a Credit Card to get started. With this ComixLaunch offer, you can try Shopify free for 14 days. No risk, and no credit card required.

What you get with Shopify is a…

  • Fully customizable website, online store, and blog… your store can be your website!
  • Unlimited products!
  • Smooth integration to sell on channels like Facebook, Amazon and Pinterest.
  • 24-7 Customer support!

More than 500,000 creative businesses are powered by Shopify, including the CisforCthulhu.com store which I manage… and couldn’t be happier with it.

Stop messing around with subpar online shop solutions and try Shopify.

To start your 14-day free trial of Shopify, go to ComixLaunch.com/shopify

 


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    • Come up with Three Ideas for themed commissions you could offer your fans in November on Kickstarter
    • You’re invited to share ideas @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

Many creators early in their careers make the mistake of tackling a giant project requiring a longterm creative “marriage” with their collaborators. There’s a better way to do it.

 


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Why it’s usually a mistake to pursue your opus at the start of your career?
  • Why creators have trouble thinking small… even though doing so is the key to becoming a finisher.
  • Great examples of creators who are doing it right and winning.
  • Plus: Will I see you at New York Comic Con?

Today’s Session is brought to you by

“Today’s Session is Sponsored by Gorilla my Dreams, a Gorilla Noir webcomic by Ahmed Raafat and Big Tim Stiles. Issue 1 is live on Kickstarter right now! Check out Gorilla my Dreams at gorillamydreams.smackjeeves.com

 


Sponsor Mid-Roll

In a moment, I’m going to give you today’s ComixLauncher, but first, we need to thank our sponsor…

Gorilla my Dreams is a Gorilla Noir webcomic by Ahmed Raafat and Big Tim Stiles.

It’s Batman: The Animated Series mashed with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles if Saturday morning cartoons were on after 10pm.

In Struggle-Town the streets are protected by Knockaround-Guy, a talking gorilla who fancies himself a superhero.
When a street mime is found dead (asphyxiated inside an actual invisible box), Knockaround-GuyG soon finds himself wading through the ugly and dangerous underbelly of the city.
After meeting the beautiful Margot le Dieu, Knockaround-Guy’s investigation spread from The North Poles Strip Club, through a slew of colourful criminals, and finally leads to Lucifer Bim-Bom and his Killer Klown Syndicate.

The Kickstarter for issue 1 is LIVE RIGHT NOW! You can also follow Knockaround-Guy’s adventures for FREE at gorillamydreams.smackjeeves.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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Whatever Idea you’re working on… imagine how long it will take to finish. Now double that. And then double that.
That’s how long it will likely take.
Now, how can you reduce the scope of the project to get to something that you can COMPLETE and put out into the world sooner?
What does the smaller version look like?


Quote
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones” – Confucius

Two habits. One is extremely common among creators and not only worthless… but actually will cost you. The other, far less common, though simple to practice, and yet is extremely valuable. Tyler unpacks them both and shares some great news at the end!


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • I’m going to share two habits with you… one is the least valuable and the other is the most valuable…
  • Daily Practices to eliminate the bad habit and strengthen the good one
  • Some book recommendations
  • Plus: A special announcement at the end of the show.

Links Mentioned

Facebook.com/comixlaunch


This Session’s Featured Resource

Are you thinking about starting or upgrading your online shop so you can sell more of your art?

Are you tired wasting time and energy hacking together cheap, limited solutions that aren’t serving you or your potential customers very well?

Instead of spinning your wheels only looking at free or dirt-cheap store options, why not grab an affordable full-service online sales platform optimized for sales like Shopify?

With Shopify…

  • You don’t need Design skills. Shopify has dozens of beautiful, fully-customizable, mobile-friendly templates to get a perfectly branded look and an online stop you’ll be proud of.
  • You don’t Coding skills. With Shopify, setting up your store is simple, and you’ll be selling in no time at all, even if technology hates you.
  • And you don’t even need a Credit Card to get started. With this ComixLaunch offer, you can try Shopify free for 14 days. No risk, and no credit card required.

What you get with Shopify is a…

  • Fully customizable website, online store, and blog… your store can be your website!
  • Unlimited products!
  • Smooth integration to sell on channels like Facebook, Amazon and Pinterest.
  • 24-7 Customer support!

More than 500,000 creative businesses are powered by Shopify, including the CisforCthulhu.com store which I manage… and couldn’t be happier with it.

Stop messing around with subpar online shop solutions and try Shopify.

To start your 14-day free trial of Shopify, go to ComixLaunch.com/shopify


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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24 Hour Challenge

Knock off ONE THING you’ve been procrastinating on.

Write down 10 things you’re grateful for.

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


Quote

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin