Setting your funding goal is one of the most important decisions when launching a Kickstarter campaign. In this special MasterMind style session of ComixLaunch, writer/artist Sebastian Chow gets advice from the round table on how to nail the funding goal for his next launch.
A few years ago, Roye Okupe of YouNeek Studios went all in on his dream to become a successful comic book publisher. In this podcast, Roye shares his journey from watching American super hero cartoons as a child in Nigeria to moving to the States and developing a line of books showcasing heroes inspired by his culture, and all the many lessons he’s learned along the way.
Creator At Large Jeremy Melloul returns to ComixLaunch to discuss his new comics industry podcast and the difference between breaking in and building a career.
The long middle stretch of a Kickstarter campaign, where funding and new backers seem hard to come by, can be one of the most difficult parts of a crowdfunding launch. In this session, Tyler explains why the Kickstarter “Dead Zone” happens and what to do about it.
How do you get everyone on your creative team rowing in the same direction when it comes to promoting a big Kickstarter launch? And what does it take to build a strong collaborative relationship to create something truly unique? Those topics and more are up for discussion when L.U.C.H.A. writer C.W. Cooke and artist Travis Hymel stop by the ComixLaunch Podcast.
Learn How to Maintain Crowdfunding Momentum, Steadily Attract and Convert New Backers, and Stay Confident During the Difficult Middle Stretch of a Kickstarter Campaign with 13 Days of Dead Zone Training for Club ComixLaunch Patreon Patrons This Halloween Season!
Have you noticed the Kickstarter Follower Conversion Rate metric on your project dashboard? A ComixLaunch listener has, and wants to know what a good conversion rate is, plus more great questions from the ComixLaunch mailbag!
Successful Kickstarter creator Simon Amadeus Pillario stops by the ComixLaunch podcast to share lessons learned bringing a massive passion project of Biblical proportions to life through Kickstarter.
Jacob Way, CEO of KrakenPrint returns to the podcast to talk about new developments in printing for crowdfunders, as well as lessons he’s learned by launching his own Kickstarter projects.
In every creative life and business, there are some aspects that are less then perfect. Check that… that are straight up broken, messy or not working at all. In this behind the curtains episode of ComixLaunch, Tyler shares five areas in his creative life that are far from perfect, and what, if anything he plans on doing to correct them in the near future.
Question: How do you choose the right creative path to go down when you’re inspired and intrigued by so many different projects and possibilities? Answer: You talk to someone who’s traveled those roads before! In this coaching call, Tyler talks to creator Anthony Latiker to help him choose the right moves for his creative business.
Over the past few years, creator James Mascia had a number of successful Kickstarter launches. Now, he’s planning his next moves in order to continue to play a bigger game on Kickstarter and beyond. James sorts through his options in this coaching call session with Tyler.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign to launch his latest series Skies Over Superior, creator Josh Dahl is interested in moving his series to Patreon for ongoing crowdfunding. Tyler asks Josh to walk through his Patreon launch strategy and helps him refine it.
For the past year, writer/artist Michael Mauro has been focused on steadily producing and building an audience for his webcomic, Atom Bug. In this coaching call, Tyler helps him refine and refocus the business model that supports his comic.
In this special “ComixLaunch Coaching” Session, Tyler coaches comic book writer Jay D’Ici (Conceptual Heist) through plans for his next launch, one in which he’d like to significantly increase funding from his last successful campaign.
Are you thinking about how you’re going to ship your Kickstarter rewards? Whether you’re in the midst of fulfillment or still planning your next launch, this episode is for you, as Tyler shares three valuable Kickstarter reward shipping DOs and three DON’Ts.
How easy is it for potential readers to find YOU? That’s just one of many questions Tyler will ask you to think about as he dives into the ComixLaunch Mailbag to answer creator questions.
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.