Ever wondered what exactly ComixLaunch host and ComixTribe Publisher Tyler James does all week? Then this is your episode, as Tyler is pulling back the curtain on a full week in the life of a full time creator in the age of Covid.
Tyler dives back into the ComixLaunch Mailbag and answers a host of questions from comic creator crowdfunders.
Curtis Clow is a comic book writer and creator whose Kickstarter-serialized series Beastland’s has raised $90,000 on the platform, and just wrapped his biggest launch yet. In this interview, Tyler chats with Curtis about how he was able to quit the day job late last year and make a living through writing and comics, how he landed all of his Kickstarter funded comics with publishers, and the secrets behind his latest breakthrough launch. Considering Curtis’ comics journey started in earnest just a few years ago, this interview should be incredibly inspiring for creators out there.
Lone Wolf Comics’ Rob Multari joins Tyler James for a discussion about self-funding comics, crowdfunding comics, and comic book project management, as Rob’s latest launch for Nightwolf #1-4 takes off on Kickstarter.
Comic creator Rene Pfitzner has been building a following and having success on Kickstarter, but still feels like he’s struggling to find out where his ideal reader hangs out online, and the best strategies to actually connect with them so that they can discover his books? Tyler and a mastermind roundtable of creators have advice for Rene and share it in this mastermind style session.
Webcomics creator Bitsy Tandem has a dilemma on her hands… Should she re-launch her webcomic on Webtoons or go with a new small publisher interested in her work. How to decide between launching on Webtoon or going with a small publisher for my next project? Tyler and a mastermind roundtable of creators have advice for Bitsy and share it in this mastermind style session.
20 year comics veteran Jim Rugg has launched a wildly successful Kickstarter for what could be the worlds first blacklight comic book with fluorescent ink, OCTOBRIANA 1976. In this ComixLaunch Interview, Tyler will talk to the Eisner and Ignatz award-winning cartoonist about pushing the boundaries of the print medium, his work as an instructor at the School of Visual Arts, and co-founding YouTube’s Cartoonist Kayfabe comics channel with Ed Piskor, and more.
Zebra Comics publisher E.N. Ejob has one successful Kickstarter campaign under his belt, but has been nervous about launching another one. His challenge: How do you keep your past backers engaged and get them to come back for more and at the same time appeal to new readers when you launch again? Tyler and a mastermind roundtable of creators have advice for E.N. and share it in this mastermind style session.
Artist & Comic Creator Matthew Childers is having trouble recreating the success he has selling prints at conventions on his own online shop. In this mastermind style roundtable session, Tyler and a group of talented creators give him a series of valuable strategies to boost sales online.
For the first time ever, listen in on clips from the ComixLaunch Mastermind sessions this year that help lead to Clay Adams of Fried Comics most successful Kickstarter launch ever… for a project that he had been sitting on for years!
The ComixLaunch Mailbag is opened once again, as Tyler answers four questions submitted by creators during a recent ComixLaunch Masterclass. In this session, you’ll learn what makes launching on Kickstarter special, some additional tips for building your email list, finding an artist and fighting fear.
Ovation Comics Publisher and writer of Battle Royale Planet, Goth Ghost Girl & Infinity Agents John Schlim, Jr. joins Tyler for a frank discussion on the perserverance and problem solving required for success on Kickstarter and beyond.
While this year’s Free Comic Book Day may have been postponed, creator Russell Nohelty wanted to provide fans with a fun, virtual con loaded with FREE COMICS and AMAZING CREATORS… so he did! Find out all about the event, as well as Russell’s tips and lessons learned from quickly pulling together several successful online events.
It’s Kickstarter Launch Day for writer, artist, and ComixLaunch Pro Member Dan Ekis, creator of ODYSSEY, INC: THE TWIN BENGALS, Live Now on Kickstarter. Find out the strategies Dan has been using to reach more fans with his art on webtoons, YouTube and inside his mailing list!
Australian comic creator and publisher Shaun Keenan discusses lessons learned from his most successful launch which happened to roll during the Covid-Crisis, and how his plans are changing to adjust for the new reality on the ground for comic creators worldwide.
The massive, once-in-a-lifetime disruption of the current pandemic has opened up some unique opportunities for comic book creators. Let’s discuss!
A few years ago, creator Emily Drouin started Kids Con, a New England area comic con exclusively for kids! However, due to Covid-19 shutting down public gatherings and forcing the closure of this years June event, Emily and her team have pivoted to take the Kids Con experience online! Find out the Kids Con origin story, Emily’s experience of bringing this convention to life, and their plans for turning the beloved family event into an online extravaganza.
Tyler James joins Rob Andersin on The Advocating Channel to talk about how to create a successful crowdfunding campaigns today. In this session, they discuss everything from making the right video, to stacking the right pledge rewards and the decision on whether to delay or go forward with a launch considering the state of the world right now.
What should you do if you DO NOT hit your Kickstarter goal?
What do you do when your Kickstarter progress slows down or your campaign feels like it’s stuck in neutral?
Thousands of comic creators right now trying to decide whether to launch their previously planned Kickstarters in light of the global pandemic. Tyler shares his best advice on how to navigate these unprecidented choppy waters.
Is it possible that “Newbie” Comic Creators actually have an ADVANTAGE on Kickstarter?
Kristen Renee Gorlitz, film and comics writer, and creator of The Empties stops by the ComixLaunch Podcast to talk about the process of writing a screenplay, turning it into a horror comic and then funding it successfully on Kickstarter.
While in the midst of his latest Kickstarter launch, writer Travis Gibb gets a little coaching from Tyler on the realities of serializing a crime comic on Kickstarter and what it will take to level up his launches.
Sam Johnson is preparing for his biggest Kickstarter launch yet, and is asking Tyler’s advice how to continue to grow and excite his fanbase during his next launch.