Veteran comic artist Michael Pennick is finally ready to step out on his own to build an audience for his creator-owned worked. But he’s a bit overwhelmed and confused about which crowdfunding platform is right for him, so Tyler gives him some guidance in this week’s coaching session.


Highlights of this session include:

  • Tips for getting into the head of your perfect customer and the best way to launch to them.
  • Kickstarter vs Patreon Mindset… what’s different and what’s the same?
  • Honing in on the unique value you can provide.
  • Plus: The New ComixLaunch “FUNDED” Strategy Guide is here!

This Session is Sponsored by…

…the FREE ComixLaunch 5 Days to Funded Kickstarter Challenge running April 15-19, 2019. Register Now at ComixLaunch.com/fundedchallenge


Today’s Featured Guest

Michael Penick is a veteran comic book artist, and the creator of Simon Brizdale, a fantasy adventure series coming soon to Kickstarter.


Links Mentioned in the Show


More About Our Sponsor

Attention writers, artists & self-publishers:

Whether you’re just starting to think about your first or next Kickstarter project, you’ve got a project on Kickstarter now, or you’re about to launch, the ComixLaunch 5 Days to Funded Kickstarter Challenge will give you a proven road map for greater crowdfunding success.

Register Now at ComixLaunch.com/fundedchallenge

This is a Free 5-Day Kickstarter Planning Challenge!

Where you’ll work with me to Plan Your First or Next Wildly Successful Comic Book Kickstarter in 5 Days…

Even if you have no experience, no audience, or no project idea.

Join the challenge for…

  • An Actionable Kickstarter Gameplan
  • Creator Networking & Cross-promotion
  • Get Your Kickstarter Questions Answered

PLUS: THERE WILL BE SURPRISE BONUSES & PRIZES FOR ACTIVE CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS!

By the end of this FREE live 5-Day Online Challenge, you will have:

  • Improved your Kickstarter profile and enhanced project page so backers are more likely to trust you.
  • Calculated how much funding your next launch is likely to raise and scoped a project in alignment with that number.
  • A one-page project plan that covers all of the key elements of a solid Kickstarter plan.

Networked with creators on a similar journey as you and been supported along the way!

The 2019 ComixLaunch Challenge Starts Soon!

Live Online Challenge Begins Monday, April 15, 2019!

So don’t wait…

Register Today at ComixLaunch.com/fundedchallenge


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Answer this question… what do you create and for whom do you create it?


How to Find Out More About Our Featured Guest

http://penickart.com/

http://www.luxcomics.com/

The World of Simon Brizdale

Follow the story, see the art, get the comics – be a part of the saga.

And for a limited time get a sneak peak at issue number one!

https://www.patreon.com/penickart

  • If you’re like most creators, I’m willing to bet that keeping some things up to date is a struggle for you.
  • In this special FASTTIPFRIDAY episode of the ComixLauch podcast, I’m going to tell you ONE thing you definitely don’t want to let get too out of date.

As creators, we face no shortage of obstacles and challenges along the way to achieving or goals. However, often many of these roadblocks are of our own creation, and if we’re not careful, we just might become the biggest thing standing in the way of our own success. In this session, Tyler helps new creator Dwayne Green sort through the many things standing in the way of his dreams and helps him forge a clearer path toward moving his creative business forward.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • The legalities of starting a comic book company and when you should and shouldn’t be thinking about them.
  • The challenge with partnerships and the importance of putting the right people in the right seats.
  • The right steps to take to actually move forward towards your goal of becoming a comic creator.
  • Plus: Some of the Obstacles I’m currently facing in MY creative business.

This Session is Sponsored by

The ComixLaunch Workshop. Learn 7 Keys to Unlocking Your Best Kickstarter Launch Ever in 2019 by Registering for my FREE training at ComixLaunch.com/workshop


Today’s Featured Guest:

Dwayne Green is a longtime comic fan, trying to make the transition into writer, publisher and comic creator.


Links Mentioned in this Session:

ComixLaunch.com/workshop


More About Our Sponsor

Thinking about launching a comic book Kickstarter?

Want to know what’s working in 2019, and what it really takes to get your dream project funded?

Then I’d love for you to Attend my next Free Workshop by registering at comixlaunch.com/workshop

Hundreds of creators have attended ComixLaunch workshops to learn new strategies, tools & tactics that are working for creators like us so they can launch with confidence.

In this training, you’ll learn seven proven key steps to making your first (or next) Kickstarter launch a success, as well as what’s new on the Kickstarter platform in 2019 that creators must know.

Attendees of this FREE Live Workshop will receive:

  • A free Kickstarter workbook to help plan their next launch!
  • 7 keys to running a successful Kickstarter campaign from start to funded.
  • Hard won insight from analyzing hundreds of successful campaigns.
  • Valuable resources that will save you time and money on your next Kickstarter campaign.
  • Plus awesome surprise bonuses for live attendees!

And after the presentation, I’ll stick around for a live Q&A session to get all of your outstanding Kickstarter questions answered and to get you ready for your next launch!

The next session is starting soon and spots are limited to just 100 attendees per session.

If you’re getting ready to launch, this is the workshop for you!

So register Now at –> ComixLaunch.com/workshop


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What are you spinning your wheels on or stuck on? What is the tiniest positive action you can take to get un-stuck in that area?

Timing is everything, right? Well, let’s talk about it! In this coaching session, professional writer S.K. Malveaux asks about the best time to launch a Kickstarter, and gets support on the way towards her next launch.


Highlights of this session include:

  • Timing your Kickstarter… What is and isn’t important?
  • How to ready the market for your book, and your book for the market
  • Tips for getting started with your mailing list.
  • Plus: Have you been keeping up with the ComixLaunch YouTube Channel?

This Session is Sponsored by

Gemini Comic Supply. Use discount code “ComixLaunch” at checkout and get 10% off COMIC FLASH MAILERS at geminicomicsupply.com


Today’s Featured Guest

S.K. Malveaux is a professional writer and amateur human being. She is writer and co-creator The MusicMaker, a comic with incorporates actual downloadable songs into the story. This comic is illustrated by the talented Andrés Quezada Peña, whose previous work includes “Template” (available through Comixology.com) Malveaux’s previous works include stage plays such as “Size of a Quarter, Shape of a Star.” She’s been guest blogger and guest writer on several websites such as https://www.jacobrundle.com/guest-blogs/comix. Issue #1 of The MusicMaker will be launching in May at The 3 Rivers Comic Convention.


More About Our Sponsor

Hey, are you getting ready to ship rewards to all your awesome backers?

With more than a decade of publishing under my belt, I’ve shipped my fair share of comics and graphic novels over the years… so you bet I was SHOCKED to realize I’d been doing it all wrong!

One of the most overlooked aspects of the Kickstarter process is your shipping materials, which is a shame, because how your package arrives is often the last impression your campaign will make on a backer, and will be a big factor in whether they choose to support you again.

And yet, I can’t tell you how many creators out there are disappointing their backers by shipping comics and graphic novels in shoddy packaging.
For the longest time, I was using and recommending rigid stayflat mailers for comics shipping… only to hear back from upset fans that their packages were decimated by a mail carrier who must hate them.

No more though.

I now use COMIC FLASH MAILERS from Gemini Comic Supply and the shipping complaints have all gone away.

COMIC FLASH MAILERS are engineered specifically to secure your comics and graphic novels.

They are constructed with high quality durable corrugated paper, while still being lightweight to reduce shipping costs.

Each mailer has a flexible capacity and is perfect for shipping single bagged and boarded issues or up to 12 comics or a few graphic novels in a single package.

And here’s a pro-tip: COMIC FLASH MAILERS slip comfortably into a FLAT RATE LEGAL envelope, which can save you 50% or more on the cost of shipping domestically, depending on the weight.

I reached out to Bryan Kelly at Gemini, told him I was a huge fan of his company, and secured a special deal for ComixLaunch listeners looking to upgrade their shipping game.

Just use COUPON CODE “ComixLaunch” at checkout at geminicomicsupply.com for 10% off your very first order at Gemini and treat your books and backers with the care they deserve.


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What kind of digital bundle could you offer for $10 or more as a DropCard?


How to Find Out More About Our Featured Guest

Tyler coaches Dust Bunny Mafia creator Bret Juliano on how to strategically choose the right project for his first Kickstarter launch.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How to sort through multiple possible options for a first Kickstarter launch and choose the best one?
  • How to think strategically about your convention table offerings?
  • Kickstarter launch stacking, and how the profit is usually found in the relaunch.
  • Plus: An Overview of the options to uplevel your skills as a creator.

This Session is Sponsored by

The new ComixLaunch 90 Day Accelerator Group Coaching Program! To Get the Coaching, Accountability and Support You Need to Accomplish Your #1 Creative Goal in the Next 90 Days go to ComixLaunch.com/C90X


Today’s Featured Guest

Bret Juliano is a cartoonist and illustrator. He is the creator of the all ages Dust Bunny Mafia comic, which has over 600 comics and began running in 2011, and Mobimals. In late 2016, Bret published Meet the Family, a Dust Bunny Mafia comic collection. His dust bunny mobsters have been included in several anthologies including Unlawful Good, Forgotten Histories and Out of the Deep as part of the Let’s Make Comics Collective. He is an avid consumer of mafia trivia, both fact and fiction, and a passionate collector of fedoras.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

comixlaunch.com/calculator


More About Our Sponsor

So, you’ve just heard me coach a creator like you through a big challenge.

Even though the challenge was specific to that creator’s business, I’m betting you found this session extremely valuable, too.

Now, imagine I did the same thing for you…

Only instead of it being a one-off session, we actually made the commitment to one-another to work together for 90 days and were laser focused on accomplishing your #1 creative goal in that time.

Imagine you had me in your corner as a coach and mentor and had access to my network, guidance and expertise.

And imagine you also had the opportunity to get this mentorship alongside a small group of similarly dedicated creators, working on their own dream projects.

Would that make a difference for you and your creative business?
If so, then I strongly encourage you to apply for one of the limited spots in the C90X Group Coaching Program which begins on April 1, 2019.

The 3 Pillars of the C90X Framework are:

Pillar 1. High-Level Coaching to Take your creative business to new heights with the support and guidance of a mentor who will help you craft an action plan to move your creative project forward that will get you real results… fast!

Pillar 2. Community what makes C90X special is that you’ll also learn along side other creators who are commited to moving their projects forward. Together, we’ll break through the overwhelm and support each other’s journeys.

Pillar 3. Accountability if you’ve struggled in the past with bringing your dreams to life, it’s because no one has held you accountable to doing the things you say you’re going to do, 100% of the time. That ends now!

All of the details about the program, the application process, and more can be found at ComixLaunch.com/c90x

Spaces are EXTREMELY LIMITED and applications will close March 25th or when all spots are taken (whichever comes first.)

If you’d like to work with me this spring to level up, apply today at comixlaunch.com/c90x


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What’s the main skill you’re looking to up-level in the next 90 days and which of the 5 methods of skill acquisition will you choose to do it (Free Serialized Online Content, Books, Courses, Mastermind or Coaching)


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

http://comics.dustbunnymafia.com
http://instagram.com/dustbunnymahfia
http://twitter.com/dustbunnymafia
http://facebook.com/dustbunnymafia

Listen in on a real coaching call, where Tyler helps writer Stephen Fisher figure out the next steps to putting together a creative team and bring his first comic book idea to life. Plus: The #comichelpinghand hashtag going on Twitter and details about new coaching program for creators.


Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How to hunt for an artist collaborator the right way.
  • Getting clear on the simplest next deliverable to move your career forward.
  • The #comichelpinghand hashtag and a creator who helped me on the rise.
  • Plus: An announcement about the new ComixLaunch 90 Day Accelerator Group Coaching Program (C90X)

This Session is Sponsored by

The new ComixLaunch 90 Day Accelerator Group Coaching Program! To Get the Coaching, Accountability and Support You Need to Accomplish Your #1 Creative Goal in the Next 90 Days go to ComixLaunch.com/C90X


Today’s Featured Guest

Stephen Fisher is a freelance copywriter and aspiring comic book writer.


Links Mentioned in this Episode

More About Our Sponsor

Does any of this sound familiar?

You have big creative dreams but you’re struggling to make and stick with a plan to actually turn them into reality.

You feel overwhelmed with all the things you want to create and fear you aren’t making enough progress on anything.

You need clear guidance to move forward and make the most of the limited time you have to create.

You struggle with staying on task and following through on a daily basis, despite being passionate about your dreams.

You feel like you’re stuck in the same spot you were last year (and the year before) and you’re finally ready to get to the next level and make a real impact with your art.

If this sounds like you, then I’d like to help.

Starting April 1, I’ll be running a Founding Member group for the new ComixLaunch 90 Day Accelerator Group Coaching Program or C90X for short (because that’s a mouthful).

If you’re a creator who is looking for…

A clear, concise, concrete plan to take massive action toward your creative goals…

Freedom from worrying and second guession yourself about the path your taking so you can just focus on creating…

Strong guidance on both the creative AND business side of building a creative career…

Help attracting a team of competent and committed creatives who will help you bring your vision to life…
and A coach and community that will help you stay motivated and focused…

…Then this 90 Day Program is right for you!

All of the details about the program, the application process, and more can be found at comixlaunch.com/c90x

That’s the letter C, the numbers nine-zero and the letter x

Enrolling is as simple as 1, 2, 3

  • Step 1: Fill out a short APPLICATION
  • Step 2: Book a one-on-one CLARITY CALL with me to get some guidance on your next steps and
  • Step 3: Enroll in the program and let’s get to work accomplishing your #1 goal in the next 90 days

Spaces are EXTREMELY LIMITED and applications will close March 25th or when all spots are taken (whichever comes first.)

If you’d like to work with me this spring to level up, apply today at comixlaunch.com/c90x


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Go post a message shouting out a creator who has helped you on your journey on Twitter using the hashtag #Comichelpinghand