As his writing demands increase, Nightmare World creator Dirk Manning realizes he’s going to need to cut back on his convention schedule. However, he’s worried about losing connection with the fans who’ve supported him along the way if he’s out of sight and out of mind. Hear the counsel Dirk receives from a mastermind of creator peers.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • What are the ramifications of dramatically reducing the number of conventions you do in a year?
  • How to stay connected with your fans who you’ll no longer be seeing at shows?
  • Reframing negatives into positives… and how absence can make the heart grow fonder.
  • Plus: Have you applied to the ComixLaunch MasterMind Yet?

This Session is Sponsored by…

…the ComixLaunch MasterMind.

If you would you like to meet once a month with a group of serious, like-minded creators to talk about your projects and creative business for mutual support and accountability in the new year, go to ComixLaunch.com/mastermind and get on the interest list.

New Groups will be forming in June and start meeting in July!


In the Mastermind Hotseat Today:

Dirk Manning is the writer/creator of comic series TALES OF MR. RHEE (Devil’s Due), NIGHTMARE WORLD (Image Comics/Shadowline), WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER’S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS (Caliber) and more.


In the Mastermind Round Table:

  • Karl Kesel is a professional writer, inker and occassional penciler, whose credits include Superman, Super Boy, Harley Quinn, Spider-Man, Captain America and more. He has also co-created SECTION ZERO with Tom Grummett, a series brought back to life with the magic of Kickstarter (Session #202 Hotseat)
  • Russell Nohelty, author of comics and prose, launched mulitple five-figure anthology projects, and creates courses and other resources for creatives at thecompletecreative.com.
  • Tyler James (Session #205 Hotseat)

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

ComixLaunch.com/mastermind
conventionscene.com


ComixLauncher [204]:

Take a page out of Dirk Manning’s playbook and start planning out your convention schedule for the next 12-18 months. Need to know dates for cons? Go to conventionscene.com to get the latest and greatest cons from around the country.


How to Find Out More About Today’s Hotseat Creator:

dirkmanning.com
facebook.com/groups/dirkmanning
Twitter @dirkmanning
Instagram @dirkmanning

Advice is in no short supply. Good advice though? It’s rare and it’s priceless.

Applications are Open for July 2019 ComixLaunch MasterMind.

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Russell Nohelty has made more money every year he’s been a creator and 2019 is on track to being his best year ever. So, why does it feel like things are getting harder and not easier? Dirk Manning, Karl Kesel and Tyler James counsel Russell in a hotseat that all creators should hear.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • The Distraction of Gross Revenue vs True Profit
  • Identifying the areas of one’s business that drain you.
  • Areas to offload so that you can focus on what truly lights you up.
  • Plus: Listener Feedback!

This Session is Sponsored by…

…the ComixLaunch MasterMind.

If you would you like to meet once a month with a group of serious, like-minded creators to talk about your projects and creative business for mutual support and accountability in the new year, go to ComixLaunch.com/mastermind and get on the interest list.

New Groups will be forming in June and start meeting in July!


In the Mastermind Hotseat Today:

Russell Nohelty is a USA-Today bestselling author of comics and prose, launched multiple five-figure anthology projects on Kickstarter, and creates courses and other resources for creatives at thecompletecreative.com.


In the Mastermind Round Table:

  • Karl Kesel is a professional writer, inker and occassional penciler, whose credits include Superman, Super Boy, Harley Quinn, Spider-Man, Captain America and more. He has also co-created SECTION ZERO with Tom Grummett, a series brought back to life with the magic of Kickstarter (Session #202 Hotseat)
  • Dirk Manning is the writer/creator of comic series TALES OF MR. RHEE (Devil’s Due), NIGHTMARE WORLD (Image Comics/Shadowline), WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER’S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS (Caliber) and more. (Session #204 Hotseat)
  • Tyler James (Session #205 Hotseat)

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

ComixLaunch.com/mastermind


ComixLauncher [203]:

Take a minute and do an inventory to see if there’s anything that you’re doing creatively or in your life that now feels heavy and it is weighing you down… and it’s time to let it go.


How to Find Out More About Today’s Hotseat Creator:

thecompletecreative.com



After forming several MasterMind Groups over the years, I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. Here are four tips if you’re thinking of starting your own group for mutual support and accountability.

Interested in joining a creator mastermind group this summer?

New ComixLaunch MasterMind groups forming soon: http://comixlaunch.com/mastermind



Karl Kesel’s (Section Zero) projects have raised over $100,000.00 on Kickstarter, but he’s struggling to grow his fan base and reach a new audience for his work. In this session, he’s joined by fellow members of the “six-figures in funding” club including Russell Nohelty, Dirk Manning and Tyler James to brainstorm golden opportunities and new strategies for Karl to build upon his fan base and take it to new heights!


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • What Karl has done to build up his audience to this point, and why he’ll need to adjust his strategy to keep going?
  • One of the most powerful tools to get to know your audience and where to find more people like them.
  • The power of adding a personal touch to your social media posts.
  • Plus: Are you looking to join a creator MasterMind group this year? Then you’re in luck!

This Session is Sponsored by…

…the ComixLaunch MasterMind.

If you would you like to meet once a month with a group of serious, like-minded creators to talk about your projects and creative business for mutual support and accountability in the new year, go to ComixLaunch.com/mastermind and get on the interest list.

New Groups will be forming in June and start meeting in July!


In the Mastermind Hotseat Today:

Karl Kesel loves his job far more than he has any right to. He has written, inked, and occasionally penciled: Superman, Superboy, Harley Quinn, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Captain America and many others— although he has an inexplicable fondness for obscure characters no one else really remembers. His oddly endearing love of zombies led him to create JOHNNY ZOMBIE— a maybe-mythical-maybe-not zombie fighter. In 2000 he co-created SECTION ZERO with Tom Grummett, a labor of love that they were able to bring back thanks to the miracle of Kickstarter! Waiting in the wings: IMPOSSIBLE JONES! He lives with his amazing wife Myrna, joyful son Isaac, cute-as-a-bug daughter Eliza, and exuberant corgi Sprocket in Portland, Oregon. He really can’t complain about much.


In the Mastermind Round Table:

  • Russell Nohelty, author of comics and prose, launched mulitple five-figure anthology projects, and creates courses and other resources for creatives at thecompletecreative.com. (Session #203 Hotseat)
  • Dirk Manning is the writer/creator of comic series TALES OF MR. RHEE (Devil’s Due), NIGHTMARE WORLD (Image Comics/Shadowline), WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER’S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS (Caliber) and more. (Session #204 Hotseat)
  • Tyler James (Session #205 Hotseat)

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

ComixLaunch.com/mastermind


ComixLauncher [202]:

Go take a long, hard look at your own social media feed. How social are they? Are you getting discussions going? Are you sharing any of YOU there?


How to Find Out More About Today’s Hotseat Creator:

sectionzerocomic.com
panicbuttonpress.com
impossiblejones.com