As creators, we know we need to actively promote our work. But how do we do so in a way that doesn’t leave us completely drained and take all our time from creating? In this mastermind session episode, a group of creators help graphic novelist Geoff Weber navigate the tricky waters of social media systems.
Highlights of this Session Include:
- How to have a social media strategy that doesn’t sap the life out of you.
- Instagram tactics that actually work.
- Applying systems thinking to casual social posting and promotion.
- Plus: “The Clooney Mindset Shift” – A Bonus lesson from Clay Adams of Fried Comics, a Founding Member of the ComixLaunch Mastermind
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Today’s Featured Guests
Geoff Weber is an artist, magician, inventor, teacher, husband, and father of 4 boys.
He’s created art for gaming books by Skirmisher Publishing and for the multi-issue comic anthology series, Strange Tales from Spooktown.
A number of his original magic tricks have been published as dvds and booklets.
And he recently funded The Scientists on Kickstarter, his first graphic novel, inspired by his love of 80s sci-fi/adventure.
Dan Ekis is a freelance illustrator and graphic novelist. He recently funded his his first creator owned title, Soul of the World, which he writes and draws, on Kickstarter. Dan runs the Kid Millionaire Clubhouse Facebook group, and interviews artists and creatives on his YouTube channel. Dan also contributed a Guest Lesson on ComixLaunch 134 – How to Get Your First (or Next) 1,000 Fans Who Will Actually Buy Your Comic
Jamie Gambell is profession Production sound engineer for film & tv by day, and a comic book writer by night. His self-published work includes Omnitarium, The Hero Code & Department O. Jamie is also the host of the Who I Am Podcast, a fortnightly interview show which DISCUSSES WHAT INSPIRES, MOTIVATES, AND DRIVES the creator’s Jamie interviews.
Will Allred is a writer, professor, and technologist.
He created and wrote Diary of Night for BloodFire Studios which recently funded on Kickstarter, contributed to the Eisner-nominated “Comics through Time” book on comic history, and multiple other academic books on comics, and is writing a second novel.
Will received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Arkansas and is a longtime member of the nonprofit Grand Comics Database Project, having served for several years on its Board of Directors.
Will is also a member of the ComixLaunch MasterMind, and I’ve been meeting with will monthly.
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