080 – The Case for Crowdfunding Comics on Indiegogo

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.

079 – Looking Back to Move Forward: Tyler’s End of the Year Review Process

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.

078 – The Power of Paying it Forward

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…

076 – Level-up Your Next Launch With a Challenge

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!

075 – Expand Your Mission, Increase Your Impact, Leave a Legacy

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.

ComixLaunch Mastery is Open!

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!

067 – Kickstarter Marketing in Action

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.

064 – Getting Picked vs Picking Yourself

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.

063 – Relaunching a Webcomic Kickstarter Campaign with Split Lip’s Sam Costello

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.

062 – Patreon Launch #6: Patreon for Publishers with Magnetic Press’ Mike Kennedy

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.

Special Invitation: BADASS Productivity for Writers & Artists

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.