Ovation Comics Publisher and writer of Battle Royale Planet, Goth Ghost Girl & Infinity Agents John Schlim, Jr. joins Tyler for a frank discussion on the perserverance and problem solving required for success on Kickstarter and beyond.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • How John has been able to string together seven successful Kickstarter campaigns after a first launch failure.
  • Why John decided to postpone his latest launch for Battle Royale Planet due to the Covid-19 Crisis… but only by a few weeks.
  • Weighing the pros and cons of sticking to one series vs launching multiple series on Kickstarter.
  • Plus: How the Ovation Comics Shopify Store launch was timed “perfectly.”

This Session is Sponsored by:

ComixLaunch.com/shopify


Today’s Featured Guest:

John Schlim Jr. is a a lifelong storyteller and wordsmith who’s worked as a journalist, editor, columnist and advertising copywriter.

After amassing writing credits Arcana Studio, Brain Scan Studios, Image Comics, and others, but he’s successfully harnessed the power of Kickstarter to fund Ovation Comics, his self-publishing through my own imprint, and give him a direct connection to fans of the fantasy, sci-fi and supernatural titles such as Goth Ghost Girl, Infinity Agents and Masque Ovation is becoming known for. His 9th Kickstarter for a new series called “Battle Royale Planet” just launched!


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

https://www.kickstarter.com/lights-on
comixlaunch.com/shopify


More About Our Sponsor:

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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How many current series are you working on? Is it too many, too few or just right for you?


How to Find Out More About Our Featured Guest:

http://www.fablehaus.net/
http://ovationcomics.com/

While this year’s Free Comic Book Day may have been postponed, creator Russell Nohelty wanted to provide fans with a fun, virtual con loaded with FREE COMICS and AMAZING CREATORS… so he did! Find out all about the event, as well as Russell’s tips and lessons learned from quickly pulling together several successful online events.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Why the first weekend in May is so special to comic creators?
  • Russell’s top tips for recruiting world-class guests for online events.
  • The secret to crafting a cohesive even that fans and creators will love.
  • Plus: How Tyler is holding up as we roll into the third month of the covid crisis.

This Session is Sponsored By:

Comic Impressions, a US based comic and graphic novel printer specializing in BOTH small digital AND large offset print runs. Go to ComicImpressions.com to to submit a quote or request a FREE printing sample and when you mention ComixLaunch you’ll get 5% off your next order!


Today’s Featured Guest:

Russell Nohelty is a USA Today bestselling author, publisher, and speaker. He runs Wannabe Press (www.wannabepress.com), a small press that publishes weird books for weird people. Russell is the author of many novels, including four books in The Godsverse Chronicles, Sorry for Existing, Invasion, The Vessel, and My Father Didn’t Kill Himself, along with the creator of the Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter, Gherkin Boy, Pixie Dust, and Katrina Hates the Dead graphic novels.

He also edited the Monsters and Other Scary Shit and Cthulhu is Hard to Spell anthologies, which both raised over $25,000 on Kickstarter. To date, Russell Nohelty has raised over $170,000 on Kickstarter across ten projects.

You can check out his books for yourself by joining his mailing list at www.russellnohelty.com/mail, where he’ll send you a collection of his books for free.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

www.altfcd.com
comicimpressions.com


More About Our Sponsor:

Hey, have you heard of Comic Impressions yet?

I’m really excited about this comic and graphic novel printer that can service comic orders big and small, digital and off-set.

And because they’re located in the United States, they can get most of my listeners their books fast!

While new to comic scene, this printing company has been in the business of expertly putting ink on paper for over 30 years.

Comic Impressions is already printing books for successful Kickstarter creators and direct market publishers like Scout Comics, and they recently knocked the first printing project I sent sent their way for ComixTribe out of the park!

Comic Impressions is one of the few comic printers using the HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press which lets them digitally print comics that nearly indistinguishable from offset print runs at affordable prices, even for smaller runs.

Seriously, I’m a big print quality snob and these are some of the best digitally printed books I’ve ever flipped through.

But don’t take my word for it… what I want you to do is go right now and request a COMPLIMENTARY sample pack from ComicImpressions Team at ComicImpressions.com.

I asked Rich Boye at Comic Impressionsto put together a bunch of FREE sample packs for ComixLaunch listeners showcasing both their digital and offset printing capabilities and ship them at no charge to creators who ask for them… and he said no problem.

I know you’re going to be impressed.

And while you’re at it, if submit a quote for your next printing project and I think you’re going to find there pricing extremely competitive as well.

Plus, if you mention ComixLaunch and you’ll get an additional 5% off your next order!

Head over to ComicImpressions.com today.


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Write down the three strangest things you’ve encountered related to this Covid Crisis and then take a few minutes and see if there’s a story that could come from one of those things or a combination of any of the three.


How to Find Out More About Our Featured Guest:

www.wannabepress.com

It’s Kickstarter Launch Day for writer, artist, and ComixLaunch Pro Member Dan Ekis, creator of ODYSSEY, INC: THE TWIN BENGALS, Live Now on Kickstarter. Find out the strategies Dan has been using to reach more fans with his art on webtoons, YouTube and inside his mailing list!


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Dan’s super simple tip for great content creation that racks up likes, views and shares.
  • How Dan applied the ComixLaunch Pro training to level up his latest launch.
  • Dan’s top tips for upgrading the quality of your art.
  • Plus: The secrets Dan’s learned about building a following on Webtoon Canvas!

This Session is Sponsored By:

Comic Impressions, a US based comic and graphic novel printer specializing in BOTH small digital AND large offset print runs. Go to ComicImpressions.com to to submit a quote or request a FREE printing sample and when you mention ComixLaunch you’ll get 5% off your next order!


Today’s Featured Guest:

Dan Ekis is an Pittsburgh based comic artist, writer, and freelance illustrator best known for creating the series Odyssey, Inc. and Soul of the World on Webtoons. He frequently interviews other artists and creators on his YouTube Channel which is growing fast! And on his social media and email newsletter he provides tips for creators to gain confidence in their work and make a living off their art.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

ODYSSEY, INC: THE TWIN BENGALS
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/danekis/odyssey-inc-the-twin-bengals-adventure-graphic-novel


More About Our Sponsor:

Hey, have you heard of Comic Impressions yet?

I’m really excited about this comic and graphic novel printer that can service comic orders big and small, digital and off-set.

And because they’re located in the United States, they can get most of my listeners their books fast!

While new to comic scene, this printing company has been in the business of expertly putting ink on paper for over 30 years.

Comic Impressions is already printing books for successful Kickstarter creators and direct market publishers like Scout Comics, and they recently knocked the first printing project I sent sent their way for ComixTribe out of the park!

Comic Impressions is one of the few comic printers using the HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press which lets them digitally print comics that nearly indistinguishable from offset print runs at affordable prices, even for smaller runs.

Seriously, I’m a big print quality snob and these are some of the best digitally printed books I’ve ever flipped through.

But don’t take my word for it… what I want you to do is go right now and request a COMPLIMENTARY sample pack from ComicImpressions Team at ComicImpressions.com.

I asked Rich Boye at Comic Impressionsto put together a bunch of FREE sample packs for ComixLaunch listeners showcasing both their digital and offset printing capabilities and ship them at no charge to creators who ask for them… and he said no problem.

I know you’re going to be impressed.

And while you’re at it, if submit a quote for your next printing project and I think you’re going to find there pricing extremely competitive as well.

Plus, if you mention ComixLaunch and you’ll get an additional 5% off your next order!

Head over to ComicImpressions.com today.


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Pick a platform and try to connect with a high performer who is one or two levels above where you.


How to Find Out More About Our Featured Guest:

danekis.com

Australian comic creator and publisher Shaun Keenan discusses lessons learned from his most successful launch which happened to roll during the Covid-Crisis, and how his plans are changing to adjust for the new reality on the ground for comic creators worldwide.

Highlights of This Session Include:

  • The changes Shaun made on his recent (and most successful) Kickstarter launch due to the Covid-Crisis.
  • The one thing Shaun STOPPED doing to promote his Kickstarters
  • Strategies for replacing lost Convention income.
  • Plus: Have you joined us in ComixLaunchers just yet! If not, here’s what you’re missing!

This Session is Sponsored by:

ComixLaunch.com/shopify


Today’s Featured Guest:

Shaun Keenan is devoted to inspiring minds through moral and historic stories, by using the visual medium of graphic novels. He is the founder of the Australian publishing company COMICS2MOVIES and the creator the successful Xtreme Champion Tournament and Terralympus graphic novel series. Shaun has done over 100 comic conventions in four different countries running and speaking on panels form everything about creating comics, crowdfunding comics and diversity in comics to world building in comics.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

comixlaunch.com/shopify
comixlaunch.com/group
https://pro.comixlaunch.com/blog/jason-mcnamara


More About Our Sponsor:

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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Comic Creators: How will you redirect some of the time & energy that you would have otherwise put into comic cons this year?


How to Find Out More About Our Featured Guest:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Comics2movies/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/XtremeChampionTournament/

Twitter – @comics_2_movies

Instagram – @comics2movies

Terralympus Kickstarter link – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1917428739/terralympus-volume-1-and-2-space-sci-fic-graphic-novel?ref=2yju89

XCT: Fractured Worlds Kickstarter Preview Link – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2067957354/xct-fractured-worlds

Free PDF:

https://mailchi.mp/da7a84ce4c96/xct?fbclid=IwAR16Romqo9deIBmwynX2lmbc8jSWSOzXmSJw8007AMz2mlgkJd7KNF8nL70