The tables are turned and Tyler James is on the hotseat, as Clay Adams digs into the secret origins of ComixTribe and ComixLaunch and Kickstarter questions get asked and answered on this replay of a Kickstarter Live broadcast.

Highlights of this Session include:

  • Unpacking the secret origin stories behind ComixTribe and ComixLaunch.
  • Kickstarter goal setting basics.
  • Where the profit is usually found in a launch.
  • Plus: Tyler answers his own speed round questions!

Today’s Session is Sponsored by Luminous Ages a Surreal Fantasy Comic filled with dragons. Issue 1-3 is live on Kickstarter until December 1.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

ComixLaunch.com/mastermind


Today’s Sponsor:
Luminous Ages 1-3 Kickstarter

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

Luminous Ages is a comic book series with an expanding universe of dragons and dream magic

Imagine Captain Planet mashed up with Game of Thrones, The Labyrinth and Harry Potter.

The first three issue of the series by Anthony Christou is complete and jam packed with characters, action, story and more.

The universe is filled with dragons, dream magic and surreal like wonder. Thirteen gods have been fighting for control and the nightmare forces crave power and dominance and threaten all existence.

The Kickstarter is for Luminous Ages 1-3 with the possibility to unlock issue 4 is LIVE until December 1.

Here’s the link –> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/luminousages/luminous-ages-a-dragon-comic-1-3-and-fantasy-commi?ref=discovery#

This is also a special commissions kickstarter where you ca have some original art with the comic and also be in the comic book itself in the labyrinth markets.

You can also follow the daily posts at https://www.facebook.com/LuminousAges/


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 project you’re preparing to launch, what’s a secondary, remixed launch that you could do? Jot down some ideas and talk them over with a creative friend. If it’s a strategy that’s good enough for Apple, it’s good enough for us.
  • You’re invited to share your results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

 

Is Kickstarter a sustainable long-term platform or are we in a bubble that’s soon to burst? How creators respond to this question reveals a ton about how they see the world, and in particular, whether they are operating from a mindset of scarcity or abundance.

Highlights of this Session include:

  • 7 Things Creators Say About Kickstarter that reveal a scarcity mindset
  • 3 steps to building your creative media empire.
  • Do we need a new indie distribution platform for comics?
  • Plus: Tyler answers a voicemail question by sharing a strategy Kickstarter creators should borrow from J.K. Rowling.

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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  • Think about some things that you’ve told yourself in the past that reveal a scarcity mindset. Something based on a belief that there’s not enough for you. Then, try to reframe, as is there way more than enough for you.
  • You’re invited to share your results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

Clay Adams of Fried Comics returns to the show to talk about jumping into Kickstarter commissions month, the best time to launch a holiday camera and how to cozy up to the camera for your Kickstarter video shoot.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Lessons learned from launching holiday themed Kickstarter projects.
  • A new way to look at your email newsletter that comic creators especially will love.
  • How to “make friends with the camera” to create more effective Kickstarter videos.
  • Plus: One simple habit that can make a huge impact on your bottom line.

Today’s Session is Sponsored by Luminous Ages a Surreal Fantasy Comic filled with dragons. Issue 1-3 is live on Kickstarter until December 1.


Listener Feedback

“I’ve been following the podcast for a while and you’ve got some awesome resources 🙂

You’ve actually been an inspiration to me in how you’re constantly giving back to the comics community so I wanted to do the same!

I made a guide to making comics that covers everything from idea creation to art to printing and more. In case you’re interested, you can check it out here:

http://www.evanjwaterman.com/guide “

Check out Evan’s guide!


Today’s Featured Guest: Clay Adams

Clay Adams is the publisher of Fried Comics / writer of Red Xmas: O Holy Crap on Kickstarter. He’s a professional voice actor, coach and instructor, and also works as TA for THE COMIXLAUNCH COURSE.

Sharing what he’s learned in that capacity, jumping onboard KS commissions month, tips for more professional audio and video, and more.

Check out some of Clay’s comics at friedcomics.com/free

Check out his Kickstarter here –> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/900595556/red-xmas-o-holy-crap-a-yuletide-special-for-holida


Today’s Sponsor: Luminous Ages 1-3 Kickstarter

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

Luminous Ages is a comic book series with an expanding universe of dragons and dream magic

Imagine Captain Planet mashed up with Game of Thrones, The Labyrinth and Harry Potter.

THe first three issue of the series by Anthony Christou is complete and jam packed with characters, action, story and more.

The universe is filled with dragons, dream magic and surreal like wonder. Thirteen gods have been fighting for control and the nightmare forces crave power and dominance and threaten all existence.

The kickstarter is for Luminous Ages 1-3 with the possibility to unlock issue 4 is LIVE until December 1.

Here’s the link –> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/luminousages/luminous-ages-a-dragon-comic-1-3-and-fantasy-commi?ref=discovery#

This is also a special commissions kickstarter where you ca have some original art with the comic and also be in the comic book itself in the labyrinth markets.

You can also follow the daily posts at https://www.facebook.com/LuminousAges/


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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Make a secondary offer.

The next time someone asks you for anything (con, online, in person) offer it and then offer them something else.

How does it feel? What was the results?

If you’d like to share your thoughts, please contact me @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]

Horror writer Dirk Manning takes a break from his busy con schedule to talk his latest successful Kickstarter campaign, crowdfunding growing pains and more. Pull up a chair and dive in.


Dirk’s Latest Campaign


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How Dirk’s latest campaign got off to a Rhee-ly strong start.
  • Launching dilemmas – How Dirk navigated the tricky business of launching a new Kickstarter while his previous Kickstarter is still awaiting fulfillment.
  • Keys to building longterm trust with a loyal audience.
  • Plus: What’s changing on the convention circuit and Dirk’s prediction for where shows are going.

This session’s featured resource is Bluehost.

Go to ComixLaunch.com/bluehost for a special discount on domain registration and website hosting.

Sponsor BLUEHOST

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

Let me ask you a question… are you master of your own domain?

No, this isn’t a dated Seinfeld reference… I’m talking about your web domain.

And Bluehost is an all in one web hosting solution that will help you master your domain.

I own the domains for ComixTribe.com, ComixLaunch.com and many more… but I know many of you are trying to save a few pennies a day by NOT paying for domains you’re trying to build brands around.

That’s a mistake.

Owning your own domain provides better branding

  • More professional.
  • More credible.
  • More memorable.

When you own the dot com for your brand, it’ll help you protect it.

If you’re building your empire on someone else land, your comic @facebook or @tumblr or remember @myspace God forbid… you don’t control those platforms.

Own your own domain…

You can use the ComixLaunch affiliate link to get a special introductory offer and 30-day money back guarantee at Bluehost by going to Comixlaunch.com/bluehost today.

Bluehost powers more than 2 million websites world wide and makes it super simple to get a WordPress hosted website up in just one click.

Master Your Domain, go to ComixLaunch.com/bluehost and lock it in today.


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  • What can you offer as Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE for your next launch?
  • Share your thoughts @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]