Tyler chats with talks to Inverse Press’ Kevin LaPorte about his lessons learned from Ten Years of Independent Comics Publishing, as he celebrates their 10th Anniversary with a Collector’s Box of Horror, funding now on Kickstarter.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • How Kevin an Inverse Press chose to celebrate 10 years in publishing with a new Kickstarter launch.
  • How focusing on the niche of wrestling comics helped Kevin reach a new and more targeted fan base, as well as connect with some of his heroes.
  • Kevin’s top takeaways from 40+ Kickstarter launches over the last decade.
  • Plus: A great resource for Canadian ComixLaunchers to save on international shipping!

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:

Kevin LaPorte is the writer of comics including The Last Ride of the Four Horsemen, The Absentee, Vicious Circus & More, and the publisher of Inverse Press, which is celebrating its 10th year at the edge of comics culture, and has made a name for itself publishing graphic novels, anthologies, one-shots and wrestling comics.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

ChitChats.com
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laporte/vicious-circus-killer-clowns-avenge-the-abused
http://inversepress.com/
http://squaredcirclecomics.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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If you had to niche down and do only one kind of comics for the next ten years, what niche would you choose?


How to Find Out More About Our Featured Guest:

http://inversepress.com/

Is it possible to over-promote your Kickstarter campaign and turn off your audience by doing so? What promotional strategies come across as “spammy”? And what’s the right attitude and approach creators should take towards promoting their launches?


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • The two conflicting beliefs many creators are holding on to that crushes their Kickstarter performance.
  • What creators should REALLY be afraid of when it comes to launching. (Hint: It’s not overpromotion.)
  • Where it IS a mistake to overpromote and what that looks like.
  • Plus: A quick final tally of Tyler’s 20th successful Kickstarter launch!

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:

Need a website? comixlaunch.com/bluehost

Get on the Waitlist for ComixLaunch Pro! comixlaunch.com/waitlist


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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Make a schedule for all of your email messaging and updates for your Kickstarter campaign, then stick to it!

How important is the genre you choose when it comes to your ability to have success on Kickstarter?


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Which genres are most successful for comics on Kickstarter?
  • Why simply throwing Cthulhu or sexy images on Kickstarter isn’t all that’s needed to have a successful ComixLaunch?
  • Inspiration for those of us who work in quirky, off-beat genres and want to launch big on Kickstarter.
  • Plus: Ryan Kroboth is in the ComixLaunch Pro Spotlight!

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!


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

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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Take a look at Kickstarter and find one really successful project in a quirky genre.


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“Your level of success and happiness will largely be determined by the proportion of time you focus on things that are 100% in your control vs. all the things that are out of your control.”

– Tyler James

Ever wondered what exactly ComixLaunch host and ComixTribe Publisher Tyler James does all week? Then this is your episode, as Tyler is pulling back the curtain on a full week in the life of a full time creator in the age of Covid.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Weekly and daily planning habits that help Tyler stay focused on the big picture and hitting annual goals.
  • The KPIs Tyler tracks religiously each and every week to keep ComixLaunch growing strong.
  • What happens when a big monkey-wrench gets tossed into your launch plans?
  • Plus: The work, family and life balance of a full-time self-employed creator.

Today’s Session is Brought to You by…

…the ComixLaunch Masterclass, learn my 4 Step Framework for a Profitable Comic Book Kickstarter Launch when you sign up for this new FREE training at ComixLaunch.com/class


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Take the ComixLaunch Masterclass ComixLaunch.com/class
Skelton Crew Studio http://skeltoncrewstudio.com/
Printlore – https://printlore.com/
Tyler’s 20th Successful Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/c-is-for-cthulhu/c-is-for-cthulhu-xmas-in-july-santa-cthulhu-plush-books


More About Our Sponsor:

I sold the first comic I created when I was 14 years old out of my backpack in high school to a classmate for a crisp one dollar bill…

…It was the greatest feeling in the world!

And here I am, several decades later, still chasing that feeling.

Now that ComixTribe has printed hundreds of thousands of books and distributed them all over the globe, it would be easy for me to make “selling a comic” not a big deal at all.

But the fact that I get to work with creators on their launches every single month inside of ComixLaunch Pro, many of whom are selling their very first book (to a whole lot more people, for way more money than I did) means I never get too far away from the excitement of that first book launch.

Knowing what it means to not only hold a book you created in your own hands but to see hundreds of fans from around the globe hold it in theirs after a successful launch is why I’m just as passionate about teaching Kickstarter strategies today as I was when I first opened the doors to ComixLaunch Pro a few years back.

And speaking of TODAY…

I’m delivering a ~60 minute masterclass all about launching profitable Kickstarter campaigns to fund your comic projects.

Instead of peppering you with random tricks and tactics or the stuff you can easily Google, in this all-new masterclass, I’ll be outlining my entire proven framework for Kickstarter success.

This is the same framework I’ve used to raise over half a million dollars on Kickstarter to fund ComixTribe publishing projects.

And it’s the same framework that has helped ComixLaunch Pro creators raise over a million dollars (and counting…) in funding for their projects.

Now, some of you know that the next step for you to level up as a creator and crowdfunded is to join my program and community,

The ONLY WAY to get in is to first attend this free masterclass.

So go to ComixLaunch.com/class to select the time that works best for you and register today.

See you there!


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Capture a week in your creative life during this season and consider sharing it with your audience.

Tyler dives back into the ComixLaunch Mailbag and answers a host of questions from comic creator crowdfunders.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Should you treat a Kickstarter launch as the beginning or the end of your product’s sales cycle?
  • Will your friends and family get fatigued from supporting you on Kickstarter?
  • Is crowdfunding still an option if you’ve already self-funded or released a book?
  • PLUS: What EXCLUSIVITY really means on Kickstarter?

Today’s Session is Brought to You by…

…the ComixLaunch Masterclass, learn my 4 Step Framework for a Profitable Comic Book Kickstarter Launch when you sign up for this new FREE training at ComixLaunch.com/class


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

comixlaunch.com/class


More About Our Sponsor:

I sold the first comic I created when I was 14 years old out of my backpack in high school to a classmate for a crisp one dollar bill…

…It was the greatest feeling in the world!

And here I am, several decades later, still chasing that feeling.

Now that ComixTribe has printed hundreds of thousands of books and distributed them all over the globe, it would be easy for me to make “selling a comic” not a big deal at all.

But the fact that I get to work with creators on their launches every single month inside of ComixLaunch Pro, many of whom are selling their very first book (to a whole lot more people, for way more money than I did) means I never get too far away from the excitement of that first book launch.

Knowing what it means to not only hold a book you created in your own hands but to see hundreds of fans from around the globe hold it in theirs after a successful launch is why I’m just as passionate about teaching Kickstarter strategies today as I was when I first opened the doors to ComixLaunch Pro a few years back.

And speaking of TODAY…

I’m delivering a ~60 minute masterclass all about launching profitable Kickstarter campaigns to fund your comic projects.

Instead of peppering you with random tricks and tactics or the stuff you can easily Google, in this all-new masterclass, I’ll be outlining my entire proven framework for Kickstarter success.

This is the same framework I’ve used to raise over half a million dollars on Kickstarter to fund ComixTribe publishing projects.

And it’s the same framework that has helped ComixLaunch Pro creators raise over a million dollars (and counting…) in funding for their projects.

Now, some of you know that the next step for you to level up as a creator and crowdfunded is to join my program and community,

The ONLY WAY to get in is to first attend this free masterclass.

So go to ComixLaunch.com/class to select the time that works best for you and register today.

See you there!


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What questions do you have about building an audience of backers?