There are four roles you can play in your creative business — The Visionary, The Manager, The Skilled Worker & The Intern. In this episode, Tyler defines each of these roles and shares how they can be applied to your Kickstarter campaign.
Your Kickstarter project image is the single most important image on your page and one of the most important decisions of your launch. And yet, so many creators treat it as an after thought. In this session, you’ll learn how to avoid the most common image mistakes and learn how to craft a compelling image for your next launch.
When you look up to the clouds what do you see? In this session, we’ll look at how humans are meaning making machines, and how the stories we tell ourselves determine what’s possible for us on Kickstarter, in our careers, and in our lives.
Australian Graphic novelist Shane W Smith (Triumviratus) shares lessons from recent Kickstarters and an opportunity he had to modify his comic series Un-Dad into a television series and pitch it to a number of broadcasters.
Have you been putting off your Kickstarter project because you’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of work involved? Imagine all of those complications and objections you have were taken away, could you launch then? In this session, Tyler breaks down what Kickstarter’s new Quickstarter initiative is, and how it just might help you overcome those obstacles holding you back from launching.
ComixLaunch gets back to basics as Tyler opens up the Kickstarter Q&A mailbag to answer vexing Kickstarter questions from the ComixLaunch community. Getting backers to answer their surveys, tips for visualizing reward tiers and the pros and cons of backer thank you pages are covered in this session!
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.
How do you balance your passion projects with the freelance work that pays the bills? In this special mastermind session, artist Dan Ekis gets help brainstorming ways to increase his monthly comic pages output.
In this mastermind style session of the ComixLaunch podcast, a panel of creators help writer Will Allred navigate time management issues so that he can stay focused on producing the projects that truly matter.
ComixLaunch celebrates its 150th episode with an all-new format. Welcome to the MasterMind Sessions, featuring creators Jamie Gambell, Dan Ekis, Will Allred & Geoff Weber, tackling real issues in a creator roundtable mastermind discussion. In today’s session, the group helps Jamie Gambell rethink his convention strategy for more fun and profit at his next convention.
Comic creator Becca Hillburn, sponsor of the National Art & Trade Tuition Opportunity, a scholarship for sequential artists of all ages interested in getting funding to pursue contining education in the arts joins Tyler for a free-wheeling conversation and shares how ComixLaunch listeners can apply for funding to advance their artistic pursuits.
What are the key components you need to build a strong audience? Find out in today’s session.
The General Data Protection Regulation, a privacy law from the European Union, goes into effect May 25, 2018, and has major consequences for creatives like us. Tyler breaks down what you need to know about GDPR and how to get compliant before the deadline. If you want support getting GDPR compliant, join ComixLaunch.com/springcleaning
Do the words we use control the cash we have in our bank account? In this session, Tyler shares why you might want to get obsessed with copy writing and includes actionable hacks that will add funds to your bottom line by using words that sell.
You know Kickstarter campaigns have all-or-nothing funding goals… but imagine if it was DOUBLE or nothing. Well, because of a special grant today’s guest, fantasy illustrator Anthony Christou received, his latest campaign is exactly that.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could raise more Kickstarter funds in less time? Of course it would… and there are a lot more reason why you might want to consider running shorter Kickstarter campaigns. This session of ComixLaunch is a deep dive on shorter campaigns.
Wondering where to find new readers and fans for your work? Tyler recently surveyed the ComixLaunch community to discover what’s working now when it comes to promoting your work in 2018.
Charlie Stickney, writer and creator of White Ash, shares his innovative campaign and promotion strategies for notching two five figure comic book Kickstarter launches for his new series.
Pop quiz: What’s the easiest funding to raise during a Kickstarter launch? Believe it or not, from my own experience and that of my guest, it’s the funding you raise AFTER the campaign is over. Join Tyler James as he interviews Chandler Copenhaver of Crowdox to talk post campaign funding strategies.
Writer and creator of Headmetal Press Christopher Michael Orndoff explains what “CHUNKING” is and how you can use it to make better art.
Creator Abrian Curington of Blue Cat Co. stops buy for a guest lesson all about how to create an eye-popping, head-turning, professional-looking book… even if it’s your first one.
Learn 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.
Sales at conventions, signings, and promotional events are an important part of your success as a comic creator. But, those venues present unique challenges for writers working in this visual medium. Guest host Josh Dahl (makebettercomics.com) walks you through the mindset, strategies, and techniques that can help you turn a profit at live events, even if you aren’t an artist.
Learn how creator Mike Barry turned a notebook of doodles drawn on the commute to his day job into a successfully funded Kickstarter graphic novel for kids.
Confused about what should be on your Kickstarter Homepage? Madeleine Holly-Rosing, author of Kickstarter for the Independent Creator and writer/creator of Boston Metaphysical Society walks you through the basics.