Tyler is going ALL IN on reader testimonials to help power what he hopes will be the biggest ComixTribe graphic novel launch yet. Find out the whys and hows of this strategy and get a behind the curtain look at his latest Kickstarter launch.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • How Tyler is employing the power of testimonials to propel the SINK: Blood & Rain – Kickstarter to new heights.
  • The exact strategy Tyler used to get a dozen video testimonials from SINK readers in 24 hours.
  • 6 ways to deploy reader testimonials during your Kickstarter campaign and beyond!
  • Plus: Keys to ComixTribe’s biggest Kickstarter launch day yet!

This Session’s Featured Resource is Bluehost:

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


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

SINK: Blood & Rain Kickstarter ComixTribe.com/sink

37 Kickstarter Page Elements That Build Trust With Backers http://www.comixlaunch.com/session185/


More About Our Featured Resource:

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

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Craft a strategy to get at least one reader testimonial in the next 30 days.

Walter Ostlie, Bob Frantz & Kevin Cuffe, creators of the hit Kickstarter-funded graphic novel Metal Shark Bro join Tyler for a lively discussion on going after a big goal on Kickstarter.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Charting the Metal Shark Bro journey from insane idea to a $25K+ Kickstarter and then direct market success
  • The HOT (literally) Kickstarter Dead Zone strategy Kevin used to keep funding coming in during the Bro’s first launch
  • The Kickstarter strategies the boys are keeping (and the ones they’re ditching) in the new campaign
  • Plus: A success shout to a – ComixLaunch Pro on his first successful launch!

This Session is Sponsored by…

“Today’s Session is Sponsored by GORILLA MY DREAMS: GORILLA TAILS, 22 pages of Gorilla Noir written by Big Tim Stiles with art by Ahmed Raafat. GORILLA MY DREAMS: GORILLA TAILS is live on Kickstarter right now!”


Today’s Featured Guests

Walter Ostlie is a talented comic book Illustrator and the creator of Shiver Bureau.

Bob Frantz is the co-founder of Loophole Comics. He’s a husband., stay at home dad, writer & Podcaster.

Kevin Cuffe is a comic book writer and the creator of Oathbound: The Fantasy Spaghetti Western. He’s also the co-host of Word Bros, a comic book podcast with a focus on comic book creation with Bob Frantz.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

Metalshark Bro: Island of Mistfit Bros https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/637571649/metalshark-bro-island-of-misfit-bros?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=metal%20shark%20bro

More About Our Sponsor

GORILLA MY DREAMS: GORILLA TAILS is a 22-page superhero noir comic featuring Knockaround-Guy, a talking gorilla. Artist Ahmed Raafat and writer Big Tim Stiles tell five short stories that take place on the gritty streets of Struggle-Town.

Gasp with excitement watching cops have a shootout with themed henchmen! Recoil with fear as Knockaround-Guy teams up with Cthulhu Williams to take down a female mutant Nazi turtle! Snort-laugh as MutherDucker gets drunk in the North Poles Strip Club. And so much more.

GORILLA MY DREAMS is best described as “Batman: The Animated Series mashed with Ninja Turtles if Saturday morning cartoons were on TV after 10pm.” If you like gritty comics like Daredevil and Hellboy, then I think you’ll dig this comic. GORILLA MY DREAMS: GORILLA TAILS is live on Kickstarter right now!”


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Go take a look at the Metal Shark Bro KS campaign… Walter is a brilliant designer and creates a very attractive page… and incorporates an element of fun into the launch that not all pages have. Take some notes!


How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guests

walterostlie.com
loopholecomics.com
dorktrek.com
oathboundcomic.com
thewordbros.com

How many sales channels are your books selling in? In this session, Tyler breaks down the six distinct sales channels where ComixTribe books are generating revenue, and shares the exact distribution of where the money is coming from for it’s latest release.

Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Why Kickstarter alone isn’t enough?
  • Exact breakdowns of sales revenue generated by Wailing Blade #1
  • An often overlooked (but lucrative) sales channel if you can make those relationships.
  • Plus: Listener voicemail and dead zone strategies.

This Session’s Featured Resource is Bluehost:

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


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

comixlaunch.com/bluehost
https://www.comicsbeat.com/matt-chats-tyler-james-comixtribe/
http://www.comixlaunch.com/session172/
http://www.comixlaunch.com/dead-zone-busting/
http://www.comixlaunch.com/session019/


More About Our Featured Resource:

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’s the next sales channel you’d like to break into?

Wondering if Diamond Comics distribution make sense for YOUR indie comic? Tyler James & indie comic writer Travis Gibb jam on this hot topic, uncovering the common misconceptions and myths about working with Diamond.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Indie comics writer Travis Gibb (The Broke Down Series) joins Tyler James for a frank discussion about the pros and cons of Diamond Comics Distribution.
  • Common misconceptions and myths about working with Diamond.
  • The key step between Kickstarter and Diamond that powered the success of ComixTribe in the direct market.
  • Plus: It’s the second half of 2019. Time to make some adjustments and course corrections so that you can hit your annual goals!

This Session is Sponsored by…

“Today’s Session is Sponsored by GORILLA MY DREAMS: GORILLA TAILS, 22 pages of Gorilla Noir written by Big Tim Stiles with art by Ahmed Raafat. GORILLA MY DREAMS: GORILLA TAILS is live on Kickstarter right now!”


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

The Creator & Small Publisher’s Guide to the Diamond Distribution Cycle
http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/01/20/the-creator-small-publishers-guide-to-the-diamond-distribution-cycle/
Everything You Need to Know About Small Press Distribution
http://www.comixtribe.com/2013/02/24/everything-you-need-to-know-about-small-press-distribution/
AskComixTribe Episode 5: DIY vs Diamond Distribution
http://www.comixtribe.com/2014/11/24/askcomixtribe-episode-5-diy-vs-diamond-distribution/
Tips for Submitting to Diamond
http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/05/21/tips-for-submitting-to-diamond/


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Primal Branding by Patrick Hanlon. As a ComixLaunch listener, you can get Primal Branding today for FREE by going to ComixLaunch.com/audible and signing up for a 30 Day Free Trial.


More About Our Sponsor

GORILLA MY DREAMS: GORILLA TAILS is a 22-page superhero noir comic featuring Knockaround-Guy, a talking gorilla. Artist Ahmed Raafat and writer Big Tim Stiles tell five short stories that take place on the gritty streets of Struggle-Town.

Gasp with excitement watching cops have a shootout with themed henchmen! Recoil with fear as Knockaround-Guy teams up with Cthulhu Williams to take down a female mutant Nazi turtle! Snort-laugh as MutherDucker gets drunk in the North Poles Strip Club. And so much more.

GORILLA MY DREAMS is best described as “Batman: The Animated Series mashed with Ninja Turtles if Saturday morning cartoons were on TV after 10pm.” If you like gritty comics like Daredevil and Hellboy, then I think you’ll dig this comic. GORILLA MY DREAMS: GORILLA TAILS is live on Kickstarter right now!”


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Go Read the Classic ComixTribe Article titled Tips for Submitting to Diamond
http://www.comixtribe.com/2012/05/21/tips-for-submitting-to-diamond/