SINK, the latest horror Kickstarter from John Lees, Alex Cormack and ComixTribe was funded in just 12 hours. In this fly-on-the-wall conversation session, you’ll hear the SINK team discuss openly and honestly the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities of this new project, and how they put the game plan together for such a big project
In this session, Tyler recaps the recent 6-Day Kickstarter Challenge, and shares insights from dozens of creators who participated. Including clips from every lesson shared during the challenge, this is a must-listen episode for anyone interested in taking their crowdfunding to the next level this year.
Although ComixLaunch has almost exclusively focused on the Kickstarter platform, it is not the only game in town. Indiegogo is a crowdfunding platform that hundreds of comic creators have chosen to fund their projects. In this guest lesson episode, creator Jen Finelli makes the case for Indiegogo, and why she chose it over Kickstarter for her current launch.
2017 is already well underway, and many of us are already locked and loaded and moving forward on achieving our big goals for this year. But if you haven’t carved out some time to review the year that just wrapped, you’re making a mistake. In this session, Tyler shares his system for taking stock of the year that was in order to crush the year that’s yet to be.
Pay it forward. Give value first. Do unto others. We hear this advice all the time and many of us practice it. But you won’t believe what one ComixLaunch listener did to really live this principle…
Creators, have you heard about Kickstarter’s Make/100 initiative rolling out in January? They’re challenging you to launch a Kickstarter with a special reward capped and limited to just 100 backers.
Launching a Kickstarter in 2017? Are you up for a Challenge? Then ComixLaunch has one for you. Join Tyler James and five special guest instructors in completing six powerful challenges designed to level up your next Kickstarter project to make it your best launch ever!
In this year-end session, the ComixLaunch podcast refines and rededicates itself to the mission of making the comics the category on Kickstarter with the highest success rate. Tyler connects the process of expanding your mission to making a greater impact on the world with your art… and leaving a legacy.
In this session, Daniel Brodie of the comedy comic Morgan’s Organs shares lessons learned jumping head first into the world of comics and crowdfunding. You’ll hear about Daniel’s process of developing Morgan’s Organs from an idea in his head to a book that found a fan base and support on Kickstarter.
We did it. We survived the 2016 US Presidential Election. (Knock on wood.) In this non-partisan episode featuring a guest lesson from Clay Adams of Fried Comics, we’ll breakdown actionable and positive lessons Kickstarter creators can take away from the nasties campaign ever.
In this session, Tyler and Searnold of Completely Different Comics discuss their experience keeping a Patreon Launch Journal for 30 Days, where they committed to taking action and tracking results for their respective Patreon launches for a month. Lots of insight on what works when it comes to building your Patronage.
“NOW is the best time in the entire history of the comic book industry to be a self-publisher.” At least that’s the perspective of Kirk Lindo, who brings more than 25 years of comics publishing experience to the table. Tyler and Kirk talk the evolution of comics publishing in this session, and Kirk also shares one tip that has doubled his productivity this year.
Today’s guest is a writer, model, cosplayer, and host of the podcast Vodka O’Clock. Tyler and Amber discuss a wide range of topics, including releasing books via Kindle and Amazon Createspace, the challenges of making big changes to your Patreon format, what it takes to do NANOWRIMO, and how to build a better, more inclusive comic book industry.
How do you get the people within your reach off the fence and into your campaign as an engaged backer? In this second part of a two-part mini-training, Tyler shares a load of ideas on how to encourage the 4 different types of “sideliners” to support your project.
How do you convince potential backers sitting on the sidelines to support you Kickstarter campaigns? In this first of a two-part session, Tyler delves into the psychology of the “sideliner” as well as the 4 secrets to getting them off the fence and into the backer column.
Join Tyler James and a small group of hardworking creators to learn to how to start, grow and energize an email list of fans big enough to successfully launch your project on Kickstarter. Then learn how to harness the power of Kickstarter to fund your projects, expand your audience, and build the foundation for your career as a comic creator. Join ComixLaunch Mastery today!
For many creators, marketing is the most challenging part of a Kickstarter campaign. In this session, artist Anthony Christou teaches a guest lesson sharing his 40 day campaign marketing plan. Then, Tyler shares audio from a past ComixLaunch Course office hours session where he corrects a big mistake many creators make when it comes to email marketing.
If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice that you wish you new when you first began your creative career, what would it be? It’s a great question right… and a commonly asked question. In this session, Tyler shares his answer, and it’s probably not the one you’re expecting, but if you’re planning on launching a Kickstarter in 2017, it’s something you need to hear.
In today’s session with writer Jennie Wood (Flutter, A Boy Like Me) the topic of sticking with a project is discussed. You’ll hear how Jenny drew from personal experience to craft a story that really resonates with readers and how Flutter came together. She’ll also share insight from her experience on Kickstarter and teaching comics and graphic novels in Boston.
Are you spending your career waiting to get picked? Or are you choosing yourself? In this session, Tyler discusses creator reaction to the recent DC Comics Writers Talent Development Workshop, and the importance of handling disappointment with professionalism.
We often hear you can learn a lot more from failure than from success… but that doesn’t make failure any easier a pill to swallow. Today’s guest, Sam Costello, however, has embraced the lessons learned from his first unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign and brainstorms relaunch strategies with Tyler on today’s session. Sam also shares hard won wisdom from 10 years of producing the webcomic Split Lip.
Want to learn how publishers can use Patreon to build recurring revenue into their business and provide extra value to their biggest fans? In this session, Tyler talks to Mike Kennedy, publisher of the Eisner-nominated comic book and graphic novel imprint Magnetic Press. Mike is using Patreon in an innovative way, and he shares his thinking and experience on Patreon, as well as bonus tips about licensing comics.
Can Patreon work for writers? Jim Zub, acclaimed writer of Skullkickers, Wayward, and GlitterBomb swings by to drop knowledge bombs a plenty on how writers can harness the power of Patreon. Plus: Winners of the Patreon Survey Amazon Giftcards announced!
Having trouble writing your Patreon project description? In this section, Tyler will share 15 key elements to a strong sales page, and how to make those elements work for you. Plus, bonus tips from Jason Brubaker, and ComixLaunch listener voicemail.
This Wednesday night, Tyler is hosting an free online workshop called BADASS Productivity for Writers & Artists. He’ll present a simple, memorable framework to help you know what to focus on when it comes to improving your productivity. It will include loads of real examples of myself and other creators putting these principles into practice, and his top productivity tools, apps, and resources.