Writer Rich Douek and artist Joe Mulvey, the creative team from ComixTribe’s new dark fantasy series Wailing Blade, stops by to share tips for building epic worlds for your characters to play in.

Highlights of this session include:

  • How you can go as crazy as you want when building your world, as long as you remember to do one important thing.
  • A simple test artists can put their characters through to see if they’ll stand out.
  • One key resource you must create that will tie your world together and unlock new story potential.
  • Plus: Why patience is a virtue when it comes to bringing your epic worlds to life.

This Session is Sponsored by

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Today’s Featured Guests:

  • Rich Douek is an award-winning copywriter, and the creator of the independent comic series, Gutter Magic. He has worked on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe comics for IDW, and has published short stories in the New York Times-featured All We Ever Wanted anthology, for A Wave Blue World, as well as anthologies for Comixtribe and Red Stylo press. Additonally, he is a moderator of the Comics Experience Creator’s Workshop.
  • Joe Mulvey is creator, writer and artist of Mummy’s Always Right and SCAM from ComixTribe. Freelance Illustrator, storyboard artist and graphic designer from New York City. Husband and father of two adorable little girls.

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After listening to this episode, what’s ONE tip you’re going to apply to the world YOU are building?

How to Find Out More About Our Featured Guests

In the “Indie Advocator Presents…” Travis Gibb and Rob Andersin are crowdfunding an innovative approach to getting more awareness for exciting indie comic franchises. In this session, you’ll learn about the origin of this project and how other indie creators can get involved.

Highlights of this Session include:

  • The origin story for The Advocator Presents and how it was a true collaborative effort.
  • The unique challenges and opportunities of launching a different kind of anthology.
  • Hear these two hard working creators explain “Why indie comics?”
  • Plus: Why falling on your butt is a good thing.

This Session is Sponsored by


Today’s Featured Guests

Rob Andersin is the Creator of Www.WrittenSins.com an advocating site for INDIE COMICS.

Travis Gibb is a lifelong lover of indie comics, and the creator of the successfully Kickstarter funded comic book Broke Down and Four Dead Bodies.

Their latest project is The Advocator Presents: Indie Comics Franchises Shorts.

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  1. Go find ONE NEW INDIE CREATOR working in your genre.
  2. Shoot him/her a message introducing yourself and tell them you’re excited to check out their work.

How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

For Travis, go to brokedownandfourdeadbodies.com
For Rob, go to www.WrittenSins.com

Tyler shares five of his biggest new lessons learned over the past year and how he’ll be applying them in the new year to have an even bigger 2019.

Highlights of this Session Include:

  • My biggest new lessons learned over the past year and how I’ll be applying them in the new year to have an even bigger year.
  • An unconventional approach to goal setting, especially helpful to non-goal setters.
  • A Few Top Book Recommendations
  • Plus: New Tools I Discovered in the Past Year

This Session is Sponsored by Club ComixLaunch on Patreon

Get your free Club ComixLaunch VIP Insider bonus Kickstarter resource at ComixLaunch.com/club.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show


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ComixLaunch listeners, are you ready to take your crowdfunding game to the next level?

If so, I’d love for you to join me and your fellow creators inside Club ComixLaunch on Patreon.

I’ve opened Club ComixLaunch to help continue and expand on the ComixLaunch mission of increasing the number of creators equipped to harness the power of the Kickstarter platform to bring amazing independent projects to life.

As a Club ComixLaunch member, you’ll have access to a number of exclusive perks and privileges, such as:

  • A shout out on the ComixLaunch Podcast for you and your project.
  • Access to the ComixLaunch Club exclusive Patreon feed for even more mindset, strategies and tactics to get your project funded.
  • The ComixLaunch Club Insider Monthly Kickstarter Resource which might be a guide, checklist, cheat sheet, template, or bonus training video designed to help you launch.
  • Priority enrollment in ComixLaunch Courses
  • Discounts on Courses, Books and Upcoming Premium Products
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Let’s get you ready for your best launch yet!

I’ll see you inside the Club!

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What was one lesson you learned in the past year that you’ll apply in the new year?


“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali