Actor Dan Feuerriegel, best known for roles on Spartacus and Marvel: Agents of Shield, talks about creating and launching his first graphic novel project, Fractured Shards, on Kickstarter with Comics2Movies publisher Shaun Keenan.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • How Dan & Shaun’s connection at an international Spartacus convention lead to their current creative partnership.
  • An actor’s perspective on comics, graphic novels, crowdfunding and the exciting future of creative storytelling.
  • How Dan and Shaun prepared Dan’s current fanbase to help support a new project in a new medium.
  • Plus: Holiday well wishes from Tyler to you and your family!

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Today’s Featured Guests:

About Dan Feuerriegel

Dan Feuerriegel is an Australian actor, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Agron tv series Spartacus, as well as guest appearances in shows such as Marvel Agents of Shield and film such as Pacific Rim: The Uprising.” He studied acting at the Queensland University of Technology Creative Industries and upon graduating the three year course, appeared in several staple Australian television shows, most notably All Saints, McLeod’s Daughters and Home & Away. His big break came in 2009, when he landed the role of Agron in Spartacus. After 3 seasons he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he is currently based. Since his move to Hollywood, Dan has appeared in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and starred alongside Ed Stoppard in the British Independent feature film Cryptic, as well as Heidi: Queen of the Mountain and Pacific Rim: The Uprising. Dan also hosts a podcast “Romy and Dans High School Reunion” and is now creating his first graphic novel “Fractured Shards” a dystopian cyberpunk detective series.

About Shaun Keenan

Australian publisher of COMICS2MOVIES, writer and creator of Kickstarter funded series Xtreme Champion Tournament, Terralympus & Talos of Sparta. Shaun latest project is working with Dan on his first graphic novel project called “Fractured Shards” which is a dystopian cyberpunk detective series… and we’re going to talk all about it, because it’s launching in just a couple of days!


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Fractured Shards Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2067957354/fractured-shards


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Who would the ultimate actor/actress celebrity endorser be for your book?


How to Find Out More About the Featured Guest:

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

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

Twitter – https://twitter.com/DgFeuerriegel

Instagram – http://instagram.com/mrdanfury

IMBD – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2213306/

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

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

Twitter – @comics_2_movies

Instagram – @comics2movies

Fractured Shards Kickstarter Link – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2067957354/fractured-shards

So, maybe your campaign is taking forever to fund. Or maybe you’re heading into the final few days and you still have what seems like a long way to go… should you give up? And if not, how do you finish strong on a campaign that isn’t funded right away?


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Why throwing in the towel on a slow to fund campaign is usually the wrong move?
  • Kickstarter gravity and the statistics of failed campaigns.
  • How to conquer the negative emotions that creep in when it’s taking FOREVER to fund.
  • Plus: The exact actions Tyler took to bridge a $2,300 deficit in the final 24 hours of his last campaign to make it a success!

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Go make your Kickstarter countdown social media images for your next Kickstarter now and cross it off the to-do list!

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Highlights of This Session Include:

  • The #1 purchase ComixLaunch Pros report that has been worth every penny.
  • A better way to calculate your Kickstarter reward shipping costs than using the USPS website.
  • Why building one new creative business investment into every launch is a great practice to adopt.
  • Plus: Make100 is back again on Kickstarter in 2021

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What’s on your creative business holiday shopping list?

99.9% of Kickstarter Backers are amazing… but what about the few who are not? In this session, Tyler talks about the phenomenon of bad faith backers who troll Kickstarter creators by pledging at large dollar amounts with no intention to complete those pledges.


Highlights of This Session Include:

  • What exactly is a bad faith backer and why they’re so bad?
  • Tyler shares the bad behavior of one bad faith backer who has popped up during the last three ComixTribe campaigns.
  • How to handle your campaign when you suspect it’s been struck by a bad faith backer.
  • Plus: What Kickstarter does in the final 24 hours of a campaign to offer some protection from bad faith backers.

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Write a backstory for a bad faith backer. What made him or her this way?