Thinking about collecting your comic series into a trade collection and launching it on Kickstarter? Don’t do it until you listen to this episode so you can maximize the value of your collected edition!


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Two of the biggest questions creators have BEFORE they launch a graphic novel collection on Kickstarter.
  • How the format your graphic novel takes can be all the reason you need to launch.
  • The best kinds of content to include in collections that your fans will love.
  • Plus: Despite how awful 2020 has been, these ComixLaunch Pros have had career best Kickstarter launches.

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


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 are your top three ideas from this podcast about how you can add value to your next trade collection?

Sit in on a conversation about serializing your super hero comic on Kickstarter as Tyler James chats with writer Kat Calamia of “Like Father, Like Daughter” whose seventh issue is funding now on Kickstarter.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Tips for indie superhero comic writers.
  • How comics journalism impacted Kat’s comic writing.
  • Kat’s approach to “behind the scenes” Kickstarter rewards.
  • Plus: Kickstarter goal setting tips.

Today’s Session is Sponsored By…

GORILLA MY DREAMS PRESENTS: LUCIFER BIM BOM, a supervillain prison drama. This criminal clown one-shot is live on Kickstarter RIGHT NOW! Check it out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigtimstiles/gorilla-my-dreams-pre


Today’s Featured Guest:

Kat Calamia is known for her comic book and tv journalism writing for the likes of Newsarama, the DC Universe, IGN, Fandom & TV Guide, as well as her YouTube channel Comic Uno. She’s the writer of comics including “They Call Her…The Dancer” and “Like Father, Like Daughter”, the latest issue of wish is currently funding on Kickstarter.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Like Father, Like Daughter on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/comicuno/like-father-like-daughter-1-7-a-superhero-drama


More About Our Sponsor:

GORILLA MY DREAMS PRESENTS: LUCIFER BIM BOM is a one-shot prequel to the popular GORILLA MY DREAMS comic series.

Imagine the HBO TV Series OZ, but populated with comic book villains!

Lucifer Bim-Bom wasn’t always the killer clown prince of crime. Once he was the disinterested son of a costumed supervillain. After failing his father one too many times, Lucifer and his crew find themselves in The Vigilance Correctional Centre; a prison for super powered, costumed, and exceptionally dangerous criminals. How does this spoiled rich-boy survive his incarceration with the worst of the worst? He’s gonna have to get his hands dirty.

At its heart, GORILLA MY DREAMS PRESENTS: LUCIFER BIM-BOM explores what it’s like to live in your father’s shadow, to struggle with the desire to be better, while fate dictates you become far worse.

The Kickstarter for the LUCIFER BIM-BOM one-shot is LIVE on Kickstarter RIGHT NOW!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigtimstiles/gorilla-my-dreams-presents-lucifer-bim-bom


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What kind of comic related content could you see yourself creating on a regular basis other than the comics themselves?


How to Find Out More About Our Featured Guest:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr7ChyPgprFaksgBh2PG0Lw

Learn how to get creative with your Kickstarter crosspromotions as Tyler James and Night Wolf’s Rob Multari discuss strategies that are working for their live launches.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • The whys and hows of Kickstarter creator crosspromotions, from the simple to the more complex.
  • Crafting win/win/wins for you, the other creator and all of the Kickstarter backers.
  • Tips for organizing your crosspromotions and actually delivering them!
  • Plus: Tyler reads his “Legends of the Wailing Blade” Story

Today’s Session is Sponsored by…

GORILLA MY DREAMS PRESENTS: LUCIFER BIM BOM, a supervillain prison drama. This criminal clown one-shot is live on Kickstarter RIGHT NOW! Check it out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigtimstiles/gorilla-my-dreams-pre


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Example Creator Crosspromotion between Night Wolf and Wailing Blade: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/multari/night-wolf-vol-1-urban-fantasy-werewolf-coming-of-age-drama/posts/3001407

Wailing Blade Kickstarter: ComixTribe.com/wailingblade

Under the Mask Podcast Episode 34 with Rich Douek www.ycomics.net/underthemask/episode34

Under the Mask Podcast Episode 35 with Tyler James www.ycomics.net/underthemask/episode35


More About Our Sponsor:

GORILLA MY DREAMS PRESENTS: LUCIFER BIM BOM is a one-shot prequel to the popular GORILLA MY DREAMS comic series.

Imagine the HBO TV Series OZ, but populated with comic book villains!
Lucifer Bim-Bom wasn’t always the killer clown prince of crime. Once he was the disinterested son of a costumed supervillain. After failing his father one too many times, Lucifer and his crew find themselves in The Vigilance Correctional Centre; a prison for super powered, costumed, and exceptionally dangerous criminals. How does this spoiled rich-boy survive his incarceration with the worst of the worst? He’s gonna have to get his hands dirty.

At its heart, GORILLA MY DREAMS PRESENTS: LUCIFER BIM-BOM explores what it’s like to live in your father’s shadow, to struggle with the desire to be better, while fate dictates you become far worse.

The Kickstarter for the LUCIFER BIM-BOM one-shot is LIVE on Kickstarter RIGHT NOW!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigtimstiles/gorilla-my-dreams-presents-lucifer-bim-bom


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Write down 3 ideas for creators and crosspromotions you might run during your next launch.

Kickstarter time is game time! In this session, Tyler shares one of his favorite campaign strategies to turn his Kickstarter launches into fun events!


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Kickstarter doesn’t allow contests or raffles as pledges… but what about games?
  • Why you should consider a backer bonus during your next launch?
  • How to execute a backer bonus game step-by-step.
  • Plus: Details on the Comic Creator Power-Up Pledge, a special opportunity for a few comic creators available through the WAILING BLADE Kickstarter campaign.

Today’s Session is Brought to You by…

WAILING BLADE: Headtaker is Volume 1 of the Dark Sci-Fi Fantasy Series by the writer of Road of Bones and the artist of SCAM. If you’re looking for a brutal, bloody sci-fi adventure then you need to take the blade and go to ComixTribe.com/wailingblade and back today!


Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

ComixTribe.com/wailingblade
wheelofnames.com


More About Our Sponsor:

Wailing Blade is high-adrenaline fantasy adventure, set in the dark future of mankind. When his father is sentenced to death at the hands of the legendary Headtaker, bandit prince Tychon must find a way to save him, or fall to the Wailing Blade himself.

Basically, if you took a blender and mixed up Masters of the Universe with Mad Max, tossed in a little Conan and lots of Heavy Metal, that’s what’s in store for you in the pages of WAILING BLADE.

With super detailed, gorgeous art from Joe Mulvey and a razor sharp script from the writer of Road of Bones, Rich Douek, you really can’t go wrong with this fully loaded collection.

BACK ON KICKSTARTER TODAY: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/comixtribe/wailing-blade-v1-headtaker-dark-sci-fi-fantasy-hardcover


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Come up with 3 ideas for backer bonus games for your next launch.

Come hang out for the NIGHTMARE THEATER Roundtable as we take a look inside the success of this new cinematic horror comic anthology! Tyler James is joined by creators David Schrader, Clay Adams, David Pepose, James Powell, Jessica Maison Judd, Newton Lilavois & Terry Mayo for a lively discussion about the 225+ page book starring demons, Lovecraftian monsters, psycho killers and more that’s perfect for the Halloween season!


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • The secret ingredients to making a great horror anthology! (Hint: It’s People!)
  • Tips for organizing a massive anthology project on Kickstarter.
  • A long list of horror comic recommendations from the roundtable.
  • Plus: Comics Kickstarter Funding Sets Records in 2020

Today’s Session is Brought to You by…

WAILING BLADE: Headtaker is Volume 1 of the Dark Sci-Fi Fantasy Series by the writer of Road of Bones and the artist of SCAM. If you’re looking for a brutal, bloody sci-fi adventure then you need to take the blade and go to ComixTribe.com/wailingblade and back today!


Today’s Featured Guests:

A round table cast of creators from the Nightmare Theater horror comics anthology live on Kickstarter:

  • David Schrader
  • Clay Adams
  • David Pepose
  • James Powell
  • Jessica Maison Judd
  • Newton Lilavois
  • Terry Mayo

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

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

NIGHTMARE THEATER – A Cinematic Horror Comic Anthology https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/schraderopolis/nightmare-theater-a-cinematic-comic-horror-anthology


More About Our Sponsor:

Wailing Blade is high-adrenaline fantasy adventure, set in the dark future of mankind. When his father is sentenced to death at the hands of the legendary Headtaker, bandit prince Tychon must find a way to save him, or fall to the Wailing Blade himself.

Basically, if you took a blender and mixed up Masters of the Universe with Mad Max, tossed in a little Conan and lots of Heavy Metal, that’s what’s in store for you in the pages of WAILING BLADE.

With super detailed, gorgeous art from Joe Mulvey and a razor sharp script from the writer of Road of Bones, Rich Douek, you really can’t go wrong with this fully loaded collection.

BACK ON KICKSTARTER TODAY: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/comixtribe/wailing-blade-v1-headtaker-dark-sci-fi-fantasy-hardcover


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Start making a list of creators who you’d like to have your work along side of.