Throw a log on the fire, spike your egg nog and curl up to a special holiday episode of ComixLaunch. In this session, Tyler opens up the ComixLaunch mailbag and also answers some festive questions. Plus, an update on Patreon’s decision to walk back their big fee structure change.

Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Patreon walks back it’s fee change and what creators can learn from the controversy.
  • How to get off the Kickstarter rollercoaster after a launch?
  • To Pseudonym or Not to Pseudonym on Kickstarter?
  • How to make ME a fan of yours.
  • Plus: My answers to some great holiday questions.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

This Session is Sponsored by ComixTribe

Go to for 5 Free Comics

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What’s one thing on your list that will help you grow as a creator in 2018?


“For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi

Find out what popular ongoing crowdfunding platfrom Patreon did to anger most of it’s creators and learn about a competing service owned by Kickstarter that may be coming to try to eat Patreon’s lunch. Plus, the most important take-aways from these developments that independent creators must keep front and center.

Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How a small change in Patreon’s fee structure to “benefit creators” earned almost universal ire and condemnation.
  • If Patrons and Creators aren’t happy, why did Patreon do this?
  • Is the new Kickstarter owned competitor DRIP a viable alternative for creators unhappy with Patreon’s decision.
  • Plus: The danger of building your entire platform on rented land.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

This session is sponsored by

Club ComixLaunch on Patreon.

Get your free Club ComixLaunch VIP Insider bonus Kickstarter resource at

ComixLaunch listeners, are you ready to take your crowdfunding game to the next level?
If so, I’d love for you to join me and your fellow creators inside Club ComixLaunch on Patreon.
I’ve opened Club ComixLaunch to help continue and expand on the ComixLaunch mission of increasing the number of creators equipped to harness the power of the Kickstarter platform to bring amazing independent projects to life.
As a Club ComixLaunch member, you’ll have access to a number of exclusive perks and privileges, such as:

  • A shout out on the ComixLaunch Podcast for you and your project.
  • Access to the ComixLaunch Club exclusive Patreon feed for even more mindset, strategies and tactics to get your project funded.
  • The ComixLaunch Club Insider Monthly Kickstarter Resource which might be a guide, checklist, cheat sheet, template, or bonus training video designed to help you launch.
  • Priority enrollment in ComixLaunch Courses
  • Discounts on Courses, Books and Upcoming Premium Products
  • You can even sponsor an episode of the ComixLaunch podcast through Patreon.

And as the Club Grows, so do the perks…
See, there is a direct correlation between listener support and the value ComixLaunch can provide, and as the club expands, we hope to offer:

  • Monthly Kickstarter Page Critiques
  • Club Exclusive Chats and Q&As
  • Bonus Sessions of the ComixLaunch Podcast.
  • Full podcast transcripts for every episode.
  • And much more!

For as little as a dollar a month, you can access Club ComixLaunch today, help keep the podcast going and improving, and take your crowdfunding game to the next level.
Membership has its privileges, and to get a taste of them absolutely free, please go to and download a free Club ComixLaunch VIP Insider bonus resources today.

Let’s get you ready for your best launch yet!
I’ll see you inside the Club!

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Imagine you have a Patreon. What could you do to add $1 more in value a month to $1 patrons who just saw their $1 pledges go up by $0.38 cents though no fault of theirs or yours?


“Sometimes, the most productive thing you can do is relax.” – Mark Black

What do King Arthur, Franklin Delanore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Bill Gates all have in common? They all attribute some of their success to being a part of a mastermind group as a key to their success. In this session, you’ll learn what is a mastermind, what the benefits to joining one are, and how to find one to help you succeed in the new year.

Highlights of this Session include:

  • What Mastermind groups have in common with Marvel and DC’s blockbuster franchises.
  • 7 benefits of joining a Mastermind group.
  • Free vs Paid Mastermind groups: The Pros & Cons of Each
  • Plus: How you can join a ComixLaunch Mastermind in 2018

Special Info Session on the new ComixLaunch MasterMind groups starting up this week!

InfoSession –> Wednesday13 December 2017, at 8:00 PM

Click here to register for the free info session.

Today’s Session is brought to you by

StickerMule custom stickers and more. Go to and get a $10 credit on your next order.


It’s time for today’s ComixLauncher.

A ComixLauncher is a short, actionable activity you can do immediately after listening to the show. They’re all activities I’ve done myself, and will get you one step closer to a successful ComixLaunch. They’ll transform this Podcast from a passive, lean back activity centered around Tyler James, into an active, lean-forward activity centered around YOU and your projects.

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  • Take a minute and imagine you had to assemble your own Avengers team… not to save the world… but to take your creative business to the next level. Who would be on it? Could be specific people. Could be people with specific traits, characteristics or skill sets.  Who would you assemble?
  • You’re invited to share your results @ or in an email [email protected]


“The MasterMind is the principle through which you may borrow and use the education, the experience, the influence, and perhaps the capital of other people in carrying out your own plans in life. It is the principle through which you can accomplish in one year more than you could accomplish without it in a lifetime if you depended entirely on your own efforts for success.” – Napoleon Hill

Learn more at the Info Session.  Register Here.

Simon Birks of Blue Fox Comics has launched over a dozen successful Kickstarter campaigns. In this session, Tyler picks his brain on the keys to his success. Plus: How to handle negative feedback on your offers.

Highlights of this Session include:

  • A simple strategy for handling negative feedback on yoru offers.
  • What Simon Birks learned from starting and running a comic book convention.
  • Keys to successfully launching multiple campaigns in one year… without going insane.

Today’s Featured Guest

Simon Birks is an actor, director and producer who also writes comics, novels, plays, poetry, and award winning film scripts. With his wife Marielle, he co-founded Blue Fox Comics and together they have successfully crowdfunded numerous comics, including Hexes, Gone, Sinners, Robyn, and The Girl in the Midnight Gown.
Twitter @bluefoxcomics

This session’s featured resource is Bluehost.

Go to for a special discount on domain registration and website hosting.


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, 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 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 and lock it in today.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

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  • What would your dream convention look like?
  • Share your thoughts @ or in an email [email protected]

The tables are turned and Tyler James is on the hotseat, as Clay Adams digs into the secret origins of ComixTribe and ComixLaunch and Kickstarter questions get asked and answered on this replay of a Kickstarter Live broadcast.

Highlights of this Session include:

  • Unpacking the secret origin stories behind ComixTribe and ComixLaunch.
  • Kickstarter goal setting basics.
  • Where the profit is usually found in a launch.
  • Plus: Tyler answers his own speed round questions!

Today’s Session is Sponsored by Luminous Ages a Surreal Fantasy Comic filled with dragons. Issue 1-3 is live on Kickstarter until December 1.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show

Today’s Sponsor:
Luminous Ages 1-3 Kickstarter

In a moment, I’m going to give you today’s ComixLauncher, but first, we need to thank our sponsor…

Luminous Ages is a comic book series with an expanding universe of dragons and dream magic

Imagine Captain Planet mashed up with Game of Thrones, The Labyrinth and Harry Potter.

The first three issue of the series by Anthony Christou is complete and jam packed with characters, action, story and more.

The universe is filled with dragons, dream magic and surreal like wonder. Thirteen gods have been fighting for control and the nightmare forces crave power and dominance and threaten all existence.

The Kickstarter is for Luminous Ages 1-3 with the possibility to unlock issue 4 is LIVE until December 1.

Here’s the link –>

This is also a special commissions kickstarter where you ca have some original art with the comic and also be in the comic book itself in the labyrinth markets.

You can also follow the daily posts at


It’s time for today’s ComixLauncher.

A ComixLauncher is a short, actionable activity you can do immediately after listening to the show. They’re all activities I’ve done myself, and will get you one step closer to a successful ComixLaunch. They’ll transform this Podcast from a passive, lean back activity centered around Tyler James, into an active, lean-forward activity centered around YOU and your projects.

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  • Whatever project you’re preparing to launch, what’s a secondary, remixed launch that you could do? Jot down some ideas and talk them over with a creative friend. If it’s a strategy that’s good enough for Apple, it’s good enough for us.
  • You’re invited to share your results @ or in an email [email protected]


Is Kickstarter a sustainable long-term platform or are we in a bubble that’s soon to burst? How creators respond to this question reveals a ton about how they see the world, and in particular, whether they are operating from a mindset of scarcity or abundance.

Highlights of this Session include:

  • 7 Things Creators Say About Kickstarter that reveal a scarcity mindset
  • 3 steps to building your creative media empire.
  • Do we need a new indie distribution platform for comics?
  • Plus: Tyler answers a voicemail question by sharing a strategy Kickstarter creators should borrow from J.K. Rowling.

This Session’s Featured Resource

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

Are you tired wasting time and energy hacking together cheap, limited solutions that aren’t serving you or your potential customers very well?

Instead of spinning your wheels only looking at free or dirt-cheap store options, why not grab an affordable full-service online sales platform optimized for sales like Shopify?

With Shopify…

  • You don’t need Design skills. Shopify has dozens of beautiful, fully-customizable, mobile-friendly templates to get a perfectly branded look and an online stop you’ll be proud of.
  • 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…

  • Fully customizable website, online store, and blog… your store can be your website!
  • Unlimited products!
  • Smooth integration to sell on channels like Facebook, Amazon and Pinterest.
  • 24-7 Customer support!

More than 500,000 creative businesses are powered by Shopify, including the 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

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  • Think about some things that you’ve told yourself in the past that reveal a scarcity mindset. Something based on a belief that there’s not enough for you. Then, try to reframe, as is there way more than enough for you.
  • You’re invited to share your results @ or in an email [email protected]