Should you serialize your comic book on Kickstarter? On this FastTipFriday episode, we’re going to look at the benefits of Serializing your series on the Kickstarter platform.

The LAUNCH SERIALIZATION Kickstarter strategy is one of 9 crowdfunding strategies covered in my new free crowdfunding strategy guide for comic creators titled FUNDED: 9 Savvy Strategies Comic Creators are Using to Crowdfund Their Projects on Kickstarter. You can download your FREE copy in both PDF and Audio MP3 at

Veteran comic artist Michael Pennick is finally ready to step out on his own to build an audience for his creator-owned worked. But he’s a bit overwhelmed and confused about which crowdfunding platform is right for him, so Tyler gives him some guidance in this week’s coaching session.

Highlights of this session include:

  • Tips for getting into the head of your perfect customer and the best way to launch to them.
  • Kickstarter vs Patreon Mindset… what’s different and what’s the same?
  • Honing in on the unique value you can provide.
  • Plus: The New ComixLaunch “FUNDED” Strategy Guide is here!

This Session is Sponsored by…

…the FREE ComixLaunch 5 Days to Funded Kickstarter Challenge running April 15-19, 2019. Register Now at

Today’s Featured Guest

Michael Penick is a veteran comic book artist, and the creator of Simon Brizdale, a fantasy adventure series coming soon to Kickstarter.

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Attention writers, artists & self-publishers:

Whether you’re just starting to think about your first or next Kickstarter project, you’ve got a project on Kickstarter now, or you’re about to launch, the ComixLaunch 5 Days to Funded Kickstarter Challenge will give you a proven road map for greater crowdfunding success.

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This is a Free 5-Day Kickstarter Planning Challenge!

Where you’ll work with me to Plan Your First or Next Wildly Successful Comic Book Kickstarter in 5 Days…

Even if you have no experience, no audience, or no project idea.

Join the challenge for…

  • An Actionable Kickstarter Gameplan
  • Creator Networking & Cross-promotion
  • Get Your Kickstarter Questions Answered


By the end of this FREE live 5-Day Online Challenge, you will have:

  • Improved your Kickstarter profile and enhanced project page so backers are more likely to trust you.
  • Calculated how much funding your next launch is likely to raise and scoped a project in alignment with that number.
  • A one-page project plan that covers all of the key elements of a solid Kickstarter plan.

Networked with creators on a similar journey as you and been supported along the way!

The 2019 ComixLaunch Challenge Starts Soon!

Live Online Challenge Begins Monday, April 15, 2019!

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Answer this question… what do you create and for whom do you create it?

How to Find Out More About Our Featured Guest

The World of Simon Brizdale

Follow the story, see the art, get the comics – be a part of the saga.

And for a limited time get a sneak peak at issue number one!

  • If you’re like most creators, I’m willing to bet that keeping some things up to date is a struggle for you.
  • In this special FASTTIPFRIDAY episode of the ComixLauch podcast, I’m going to tell you ONE thing you definitely don’t want to let get too out of date.

As creators, we face no shortage of obstacles and challenges along the way to achieving or goals. However, often many of these roadblocks are of our own creation, and if we’re not careful, we just might become the biggest thing standing in the way of our own success. In this session, Tyler helps new creator Dwayne Green sort through the many things standing in the way of his dreams and helps him forge a clearer path toward moving his creative business forward.

Highlights of this Session Include:

  • The legalities of starting a comic book company and when you should and shouldn’t be thinking about them.
  • The challenge with partnerships and the importance of putting the right people in the right seats.
  • The right steps to take to actually move forward towards your goal of becoming a comic creator.
  • Plus: Some of the Obstacles I’m currently facing in MY creative business.

This Session is Sponsored by

The ComixLaunch Workshop. Learn 7 Keys to Unlocking Your Best Kickstarter Launch Ever in 2019 by Registering for my FREE training at

Today’s Featured Guest:

Dwayne Green is a longtime comic fan, trying to make the transition into writer, publisher and comic creator.

Links Mentioned in this Session:

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Thinking about launching a comic book Kickstarter?

Want to know what’s working in 2019, and what it really takes to get your dream project funded?

Then I’d love for you to Attend my next Free Workshop by registering at

Hundreds of creators have attended ComixLaunch workshops to learn new strategies, tools & tactics that are working for creators like us so they can launch with confidence.

In this training, you’ll learn seven proven key steps to making your first (or next) Kickstarter launch a success, as well as what’s new on the Kickstarter platform in 2019 that creators must know.

Attendees of this FREE Live Workshop will receive:

  • A free Kickstarter workbook to help plan their next launch!
  • 7 keys to running a successful Kickstarter campaign from start to funded.
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  • Plus awesome surprise bonuses for live attendees!

And after the presentation, I’ll stick around for a live Q&A session to get all of your outstanding Kickstarter questions answered and to get you ready for your next launch!

The next session is starting soon and spots are limited to just 100 attendees per session.

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What are you spinning your wheels on or stuck on? What is the tiniest positive action you can take to get un-stuck in that area?

Timing is everything, right? Well, let’s talk about it! In this coaching session, professional writer S.K. Malveaux asks about the best time to launch a Kickstarter, and gets support on the way towards her next launch.

Highlights of this session include:

  • Timing your Kickstarter… What is and isn’t important?
  • How to ready the market for your book, and your book for the market
  • Tips for getting started with your mailing list.
  • Plus: Have you been keeping up with the ComixLaunch YouTube Channel?

This Session is Sponsored by

Gemini Comic Supply. Use discount code “ComixLaunch” at checkout and get 10% off COMIC FLASH MAILERS at

Today’s Featured Guest

S.K. Malveaux is a professional writer and amateur human being. She is writer and co-creator The MusicMaker, a comic with incorporates actual downloadable songs into the story. This comic is illustrated by the talented Andrés Quezada Peña, whose previous work includes “Template” (available through Malveaux’s previous works include stage plays such as “Size of a Quarter, Shape of a Star.” She’s been guest blogger and guest writer on several websites such as Issue #1 of The MusicMaker will be launching in May at The 3 Rivers Comic Convention.

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Hey, are you getting ready to ship rewards to all your awesome backers?

With more than a decade of publishing under my belt, I’ve shipped my fair share of comics and graphic novels over the years… so you bet I was SHOCKED to realize I’d been doing it all wrong!

One of the most overlooked aspects of the Kickstarter process is your shipping materials, which is a shame, because how your package arrives is often the last impression your campaign will make on a backer, and will be a big factor in whether they choose to support you again.

And yet, I can’t tell you how many creators out there are disappointing their backers by shipping comics and graphic novels in shoddy packaging.
For the longest time, I was using and recommending rigid stayflat mailers for comics shipping… only to hear back from upset fans that their packages were decimated by a mail carrier who must hate them.

No more though.

I now use COMIC FLASH MAILERS from Gemini Comic Supply and the shipping complaints have all gone away.

COMIC FLASH MAILERS are engineered specifically to secure your comics and graphic novels.

They are constructed with high quality durable corrugated paper, while still being lightweight to reduce shipping costs.

Each mailer has a flexible capacity and is perfect for shipping single bagged and boarded issues or up to 12 comics or a few graphic novels in a single package.

And here’s a pro-tip: COMIC FLASH MAILERS slip comfortably into a FLAT RATE LEGAL envelope, which can save you 50% or more on the cost of shipping domestically, depending on the weight.

I reached out to Bryan Kelly at Gemini, told him I was a huge fan of his company, and secured a special deal for ComixLaunch listeners looking to upgrade their shipping game.

Just use COUPON CODE “ComixLaunch” at checkout at for 10% off your very first order at Gemini and treat your books and backers with the care they deserve.

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What kind of digital bundle could you offer for $10 or more as a DropCard?

How to Find Out More About Our Featured Guest

Tyler coaches Dust Bunny Mafia creator Bret Juliano on how to strategically choose the right project for his first Kickstarter launch.

Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How to sort through multiple possible options for a first Kickstarter launch and choose the best one?
  • How to think strategically about your convention table offerings?
  • Kickstarter launch stacking, and how the profit is usually found in the relaunch.
  • Plus: An Overview of the options to uplevel your skills as a creator.

This Session is Sponsored by

The new ComixLaunch 90 Day Accelerator Group Coaching Program! To Get the Coaching, Accountability and Support You Need to Accomplish Your #1 Creative Goal in the Next 90 Days go to

Today’s Featured Guest

Bret Juliano is a cartoonist and illustrator. He is the creator of the all ages Dust Bunny Mafia comic, which has over 600 comics and began running in 2011, and Mobimals. In late 2016, Bret published Meet the Family, a Dust Bunny Mafia comic collection. His dust bunny mobsters have been included in several anthologies including Unlawful Good, Forgotten Histories and Out of the Deep as part of the Let’s Make Comics Collective. He is an avid consumer of mafia trivia, both fact and fiction, and a passionate collector of fedoras.

Links Mentioned in this Episode

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So, you’ve just heard me coach a creator like you through a big challenge.

Even though the challenge was specific to that creator’s business, I’m betting you found this session extremely valuable, too.

Now, imagine I did the same thing for you…

Only instead of it being a one-off session, we actually made the commitment to one-another to work together for 90 days and were laser focused on accomplishing your #1 creative goal in that time.

Imagine you had me in your corner as a coach and mentor and had access to my network, guidance and expertise.

And imagine you also had the opportunity to get this mentorship alongside a small group of similarly dedicated creators, working on their own dream projects.

Would that make a difference for you and your creative business?
If so, then I strongly encourage you to apply for one of the limited spots in the C90X Group Coaching Program which begins on April 1, 2019.

The 3 Pillars of the C90X Framework are:

Pillar 1. High-Level Coaching to Take your creative business to new heights with the support and guidance of a mentor who will help you craft an action plan to move your creative project forward that will get you real results… fast!

Pillar 2. Community what makes C90X special is that you’ll also learn along side other creators who are commited to moving their projects forward. Together, we’ll break through the overwhelm and support each other’s journeys.

Pillar 3. Accountability if you’ve struggled in the past with bringing your dreams to life, it’s because no one has held you accountable to doing the things you say you’re going to do, 100% of the time. That ends now!

All of the details about the program, the application process, and more can be found at

Spaces are EXTREMELY LIMITED and applications will close March 25th or when all spots are taken (whichever comes first.)

If you’d like to work with me this spring to level up, apply today at

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What’s the main skill you’re looking to up-level in the next 90 days and which of the 5 methods of skill acquisition will you choose to do it (Free Serialized Online Content, Books, Courses, Mastermind or Coaching)

How to Find Out More About Today’s Featured Guest

Listen in on a real coaching call, where Tyler helps writer Stephen Fisher figure out the next steps to putting together a creative team and bring his first comic book idea to life. Plus: The #comichelpinghand hashtag going on Twitter and details about new coaching program for creators.

Highlights of this Session Include:

  • How to hunt for an artist collaborator the right way.
  • Getting clear on the simplest next deliverable to move your career forward.
  • The #comichelpinghand hashtag and a creator who helped me on the rise.
  • Plus: An announcement about the new ComixLaunch 90 Day Accelerator Group Coaching Program (C90X)

This Session is Sponsored by

The new ComixLaunch 90 Day Accelerator Group Coaching Program! To Get the Coaching, Accountability and Support You Need to Accomplish Your #1 Creative Goal in the Next 90 Days go to

Today’s Featured Guest

Stephen Fisher is a freelance copywriter and aspiring comic book writer.

Links Mentioned in this Episode

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Does any of this sound familiar?

You have big creative dreams but you’re struggling to make and stick with a plan to actually turn them into reality.

You feel overwhelmed with all the things you want to create and fear you aren’t making enough progress on anything.

You need clear guidance to move forward and make the most of the limited time you have to create.

You struggle with staying on task and following through on a daily basis, despite being passionate about your dreams.

You feel like you’re stuck in the same spot you were last year (and the year before) and you’re finally ready to get to the next level and make a real impact with your art.

If this sounds like you, then I’d like to help.

Starting April 1, I’ll be running a Founding Member group for the new ComixLaunch 90 Day Accelerator Group Coaching Program or C90X for short (because that’s a mouthful).

If you’re a creator who is looking for…

A clear, concise, concrete plan to take massive action toward your creative goals…

Freedom from worrying and second guession yourself about the path your taking so you can just focus on creating…

Strong guidance on both the creative AND business side of building a creative career…

Help attracting a team of competent and committed creatives who will help you bring your vision to life…
and A coach and community that will help you stay motivated and focused…

…Then this 90 Day Program is right for you!

All of the details about the program, the application process, and more can be found at

That’s the letter C, the numbers nine-zero and the letter x

Enrolling is as simple as 1, 2, 3

  • Step 1: Fill out a short APPLICATION
  • Step 2: Book a one-on-one CLARITY CALL with me to get some guidance on your next steps and
  • Step 3: Enroll in the program and let’s get to work accomplishing your #1 goal in the next 90 days

Spaces are EXTREMELY LIMITED and applications will close March 25th or when all spots are taken (whichever comes first.)

If you’d like to work with me this spring to level up, apply today at

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Go post a message shouting out a creator who has helped you on your journey on Twitter using the hashtag #Comichelpinghand

When planning your launch, you might find yourself wondering what percentage of backers will choose physical rewards and how many will go the digital route? You also might be surprised when some choose no reward at all. In this session, Tyler dives deep into the numbers to help you know what you might expect for a backer distribution the next time you launch.

Highlights of this Session Include:

  • Learn what’s “normal” when it comes to digital/physical distribution of rewards.
  • What does and doesn’t affect your digital / physical distribution of rewards?
  • What % of backers are likely to choose no reward at all, and what that tells us about KIckstarter Backers?
  • Plus: An Audible book recommendation from one of my all-time favorite authors.

This Session is Sponsored by

Today’s session is brought to you by CrowdOx, software that helps you take control of your crowdfunding campaign, save time and raise more funding. ComixLaunch listeners get 10% off per backer pricing at

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On this podcast back in 2017, I told you all I was shooting for a six-figure launch for the Sweet Dreams Cthulhu Kickstarter campaign.

Well, we came up a little short on Kickstarter…

But thanks to CrowdOx, we were able to shoot way past the six figure mark…

And it was the easiest funding to raise in the entire campaign.

See, CrowdOx helps crowdfunding project creators increase funding, manage their campaigns, and save time.

How does it work?

Well, CrowdOx helps creators take a successful campaign and keep the funds coming in by:

Selling Upgrades, Add-ons & Extras during the survey process with just a couple clicks.

Accepting pre-orders on a beautiful CrowdOx store to keep the funding coming in.

Collecting funding that Kickstarter couldn’t from backers unable to fix their CC in time.

Accepting Paypal! (HUGE!)

CrowdOx Customers are raising on average an extra 12% of funding after their original campaign is over…

My first CrowdOx turbocharged launch, we raised an extra 18% and enabled us to hit that six figure goal.

CrowdOx is an alternative to BackerKit, and while I’ve used and recommended both companies, I prefer CrowdOx because it offers:

A per BACKER pricing model vs. a per Funds Raised, which usually works out better for creators.

An easier interface for creators and survey/checkout experience for backers.

Faster funding… Backers are charged immediately for their pledges, so there’s no risk that credit cards won’t clear when its time to fulfill.

And now, as a ComixLaunch sponsor, CrowdOx is offering creators an additional 10% off their per backer pricing at

So check them out and raise more funding after your next successful launch with CrowdOx at

Audible Impact Recommendation

“This is Marketing” by Seth Godin
Get it free with an Audible trial membership at

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  • Go look at YOUR last Kickstarter or all of your Kickstarters and crunch YOUR numbers.
  • Shoot me an email and share your results.
  • Haven’t launched… Go find THREE projects in your genre and crunch their numbers.

Let’s say you’ve got a great idea for a giveaway to grow your email list and you’ve set everything up… what do you do now? How do you get people to enter your giveaway, and what can you do after they climb on board your list to warm them up to a future Kickstarter launch? All that and much more is covered in Part 2 of this Viral Giveway training episode!

Highlights of this Session Include:

  • 9 Places to promote your viral giveaway to get the right people to enter
    Facebook ad strategies to get in front of thousands at a low cost
  • How to craft an engagement sequence to quickly warm up cold subscribers who enter your contest
  • Tips for delivering your grand prize and how NOT to pay to ship it!
  • Plus: Kickstarter is changing it’s approach to email notifications.

This Session is Sponsored by FB ADs Demystified!

How Writers & Artists Can Profitably Use Facebook Ads to GenerateSubscribers, Backers & Sales on Autopilot (Even on a Tiny Budget!) Sign-up for this FREE ComixLaunch Workshop at

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:


More About Our Sponsor:

Are you in need of more readers, subscribers, Kickstarter backers and customers for your books and art?

Have you ever wondered if Facebook ads actually work for writers & artists?

Have you tried FB ads, but been frustrated that all you seem to be paying for is “likes” and “engagement” but not getting much in the way of actual subscribers, backers & sales?

Then my new FB ADS DEMYSTIFIED! Workshop is for you!

Register for Free –>

In this online training, I’m going to teach you how to steadily and predictably build your audience, grow your email list, drive people to your Kickstarter campaigns and other online promotions, and generate more backers and sales WITHOUT spending all of YOUR time marketing.

In this free workshop, I’ll answer the most common questions creators ask me all the time about Facebook ads, including:

✔ Do Facebook Ads actually work for writers & artists?
✔ How do I get my ads to convert instead of just getting “likes” (meh!) and “engagement” (ugh!)?
✔ How do YOU use Facebook ads and get real results with them for your creative projects?

This is the training I wish existed 5 years ago when I first started dabbling into FB Ads, as it would have cleared up a whole lot of fear and confusion… (and would’ve made me a lot more sales!)
I don’t know anyone else in our space who is teaching this stuff specifically for comic creators, publishers, writers & artists, so I’m excited to demystify FB ads for my tribe!

See the available times and register for the next FREE training today at

I’l see you at the FB Ads Demystified workshop and can’t wait to see what you launch next!

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Generate 3 unique ideas for viral giveaways you could do for your creative business.

What’s the best way to energize and grow you Kickstarter email launch list fast in the lead up to your campaign? Have you tried a viral giveaway? In this two part training, Tyler breaks down the blueprint for a successful viral giveaway to grow your audience and prime them for your Kickstarter.

Highlights of this Session Include:

  • What is a viral giveaway and how does it work?
  • 4 Secrets to viral giveaway success.
  • The Best Tools for Running a Viral Giveaway
  • Plus: Pro-tips for choosing what to giveaway.

This Session is Sponsored by

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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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Make a list of 10 sexy products that people who are your ideal customer would love to receive.