Thinking about offering early backer discount pledge levels for your next Kickstarter campaign? This podcast episode will tell you everything you need to know!


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • The pros and cons of offering early bird discount pledges
  • 5 reasons why, after 20 launches, Tyler finally decided to offer an early bird discount on his latest launch
  • What’s changed on Kickstarter to make early backer discounts a lot easier to manage
  • Plus: What NEW lessons Tyler hopes to learn from the latest ComixTribe launch for WAILING BLADE Vol 1!

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:

Wailing Blade V1: Headtaker – Dark Sci-Fi Fantasy Hardcover Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/comixtribe/wailing-blade-v1-headtaker-dark-sci-fi-fantasy-hardcover

ComixLaunch 021 – Should you offer early bird rewards to your Kickstarter backers? http://www.comixlaunch.com/session021/

Kickstarter Lesson #62: Early Bird Pledge Levels
https://stonemaiergames.com/kickstarter-lesson-62-early-bird-pledge-levels/


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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Test out the start and end time feature inside of Kickstarter.

Tyler talks to Fraser Campbell, the award-winning writer of comics such as Sleeping Dogs, Alex Automatic, Heart of Steal, The Edge Off and House of Sweets, about building a steady following for diverse styles of books on Kickstarter. Fraser shares secretes behind his latest and most successful launch to date, the lo-fi sci-fi story IND-XED.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Fraser’s approach to launching Kickstarter projects.
  • Launching one-shots vs series on Kickstarter and the pros and cons of doing both.
  • Why Fraser believes his latest launch is beating previous personal bests, despite the madness going on in the world of 2020.
  • Plus: Fraser advice for creators after surviving a major health scare.

This Session’s Featured Resource is Bluehost:

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


Today’s Featured Guest:

My guest today is the award-winning writer of comics such as Sleeping Dogs, Alex Automatic, Heart of Steal, The Edge Off and House of Sweets. His latest and most successful launch to date, the lo-fi sci-fi story IND-XED.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Ind-Xed on Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/frasercampbell/ind-xed


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 one small irritation that you’ve let linger for far too long? What could you do to address it this week?


How to Find Out More About the Featured Guest:

https://alexautomaticblog.wordpress.com/

https://twitter.com/FraserC69

Renderwave’s Oldrich Stibor shares the secrets and strategies behind the massive success of his current Kickstarter launch for a new digital art tutorial book, Colorpedia, available at ComixLaunch.com/color.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • How Oldrich put it all on the line with this latest launch.
  • Digital coloring mistakes most creators make and how the Colorpedia can help.
  • New Strategies Oldrich used to drive funding for this launch.
  • Plus: An audience engagement prelaunch strategy Tyler and the ComixTribe team are using for their next launch.

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:

Oldrich Stibor is a writer, jiu-jitsu addict and comic book writer from Toronto Canada. He’s authored the award winning novel The Black Chronicle. He’s also the driving force behind Renderwave, a collective of digital painters, concept artists, animators and comic book colorists. Renderwave has recently launch a massive how-to guide for everything to do with digital painting and comic book coloring called RENDERWAVE’S COLORPEDIA.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

https://renderwave.shop/

Comixlaunch.com/color

ComixTribe.com/WBlegendcontest


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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What is a weakness that you’re avoiding? What’s the equivalent of “not drawing feet” for you as a creator?


How to Find Out More About Our Featured Guest:

https://renderwave.shop/

Will November 2020 be a terrible time to launch a comic book Kickstarter? In this session, Tyler discusses the pros and cons of launching during a CRAZY month.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • What you should consider BEFORE you decide to launch on Kickstarter in November 2020
  • A look at overall trends in the Comics Kickstarter category this year
  • Why most of the arguments NOT to launch can be dismissed, and the one that should be taken seriously.
  • PLUS: A shout out to ComixLaunch Podcast Editor Brant Fowler!

This Session is Sponsored by:

ComixLaunch.com/shopify


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Get the free Comic Book Kickstarter Roadmap for help planning your first or next successful launch at http://comixlaunch.com/roadmap


More About Our Sponsor:

Are you thinking about starting or upgrading your online shop so you can sell more of your art?

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  • 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…

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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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Turn off notifications on your phone between now and the election.