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.
ComixLaunch is keeping it 100 with this session, as Tyler shares some recent creative struggles he’s facing as an independent creator… as well as the hard truth that to create is to struggle. From conventions to retail sales and everything in between, there will always be obstacles in our way. This session shares strategies for dealing with them.
With the help of artist Anthony Christou (Luminous Ages), Tyler tackles the much fretted about subject of Patreon Rewards. They discuss the best ways to offer value for Patrons, the pros and cons of physical Patreon rewards, and how you make sure your Patrons get their money’s worth. Plus, new ComixLaunch listener voicemail!
The Patreon Launch series continues with a deep dive analysis of the essential elements that make up and effective Patreon page. Tyler also shares 5 tips for building, and more importantly launching, your Patreon page. Plus, and invitation to take the ComixLaunch Patreon survey.
The doors to Club ComixLaunch on Patreon are now open! Club ComixLaunch is a way to help us continue and expand on the ComixLaunch mission, and add even more value for creators like you who are looking to harness the power of crowdfunding to bring creative projects to life. Membership has its privileges, and Club ComixLaunch members may receive: Shout outs to you and your projects on the show. Access to bonus lessons on the Club Exclusive Patreon Feed, A VIP INSIDER Bonus resource (Guide, cheat sheet, checklist, video, template, etc.) designed to help you launch, Advance looks at future ComixLaunch books and resources, and much more!
Priority placement and discounts in ComixLaunch courses,
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Last month, more than $6 million dollars in monthly recurring funding was raised for creators like us via the Patreon platform. It’s time we looked a little closer at this growing crowdfunding platform. Are you ready for Patreon Launch? In this first part of the series, Tyler breaks down the differences between Kickstarter and Patreon, with the help of special guest Jason Brubaker.
Statistically, the comics category on Kickstarter is the category most likely to have creators return to the platform after having a successful campaign… but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Tyler chats with Vito Delsante, writer of Stray, about the challenges, strategies, and tactics of bringing backers back for another Kickstarter.
Regardless of what you’re trying to create, your audience is on Facebook. As such, if there’s one platform you should be leveraging to grow your audience, it’s the house that Zuck’s built. In this session, you’ll learn 10 super simple tips to maximize the power of your Facebook page to get you ready to launch your next Kickstarter.
Many creators don’t give much thought to their Kickstarter project title… and that’s a big mistake. In this session, Tyler shares a great project naming formula that many successful creators have used to maximize funding for their projects, and loads of examples of projects with strong titles. Listen to this show, and you’ll know how to title your project for maximum funding.
Hard to believe it, but 2016 is more than half over already! In this bonus session, Tyler peels back the curtain and reviews ComixLaunch’s progress towards its yearly goals. He also opens the books and breaks down every dollar that came in and went out for the ComixLaunch business in Q1 and Q2 2016. Also covered: the 3 levers any creative business can play with to improve profitability. Finally, he shares his action plan for making Q3 &Q4 even more successful, and a bonus featured resource creators should check out.
A great title can do wonders for your project and career. In this first of two sessions on titles, Tyler shares his “Million Dollar Title” checklist. If you’re having trouble giving your next series a name, this session will help!
In today’s session, Tyler brings on Dirk Vanover of Vanover Legal to talk comics, Kickstarter, contracts and more. Legal issues aren’t something that many creators pay much attention to… but as high profile cases in the comic and crowdfunding space demonstrate, it can be costly not to.
The biggest ComixLaunch ever! In this session, you’ll hear fifty outstanding creators who have collectively raised millions of dollars on Kickstarter share their #1 crowdfunding tip. Get access to proven strategies from Greg Pak, Jason Brubaker, John Lee Dumas, Amy Chu, and many, many more. Plus, Tyler is joined by co-host Jeremy Melloul to cover highlights from the first 50 sessions of ComixLaunch, including the top 5 most downloaded shows. Then they’ll look forward to what’s in store for the next 50 sessions, including a big announcement. Oh, and there’s a big ComixLaunch Supershow Bundle Giveaway for listeners to enter as well. This one is HUGE!
Want to add energy, backers, and funding to your campaign and build your standing in the Kickstarter community at the same time? In this session, Tyler breaks down a step-by-step Kickstarter co-promotion strategy that will create a win-win-win for you, your backers, and your fellow Kickstarter creators.
Are you fulfilling your Kickstarter campaign yourself? If so, this episode is for you, as Tyler will share his three top tools for DIY fulfillment, as well as hard-won wisdom from successfully fulfilling 7 Kickstarter campaigns, and with more on the way.
In this session, Jeremy Melloul interviews writer/artist Joe Mulvey and Tyler James about the Mummy’s Always Right Kickstarter project, and how Joe successfully pivoted from comics targeted at an adult audience to children’s books for little monsters.
Great news, ComixLaunch listeners… despite what you read on the internet, the future of comics is in wonderful hands. In this session, Tyler talks to a young comic creator who recently won a $1,000 entrepreneurship competition for her diversity focused publishing line, and has launched a Kickstarter for her new series, Fury’s Forge, this month. Oh, and she’s still in high school.
The ComixLaunch mailbag is open again! Tyler shares his savvy new strategy to deal with the onslaught of unsolicited offers to help promote your Facebook campaign. Plus: Can you share your project on the ComixLaunch Facebook page,and more importantly should you? Should you mail my backers pledges in alphabetical order? And should you share reviews for your comic on your Kickstarter page?
In this session, Tyler talks to Jason Brubaker, a former Dreamwork animator who has pursued his dream of full-time self-publishing. Learn how Jason built a trusting and loyal audience that has helped him raise more than $200K in crowdfunding. Plus: Jason has a special bonus offer for ComixLaunch listeners.
Yes, having an explosive launch to your Kickstarter project is important… but so too is finishing strong. In this must-listen to session, Tyler breaks down his 5 best tactics for closing with a bang, with examples pulled from his latest and greatest Kickstarter launch. If you’re running a Kickstarter campaign right now, you can’t afford NOT to listen to this one.
Greg Pak is one of the most prolific writers for Marvel and DC Comics (Planet Hulk, X-Men, Batman/Superman) and one of the most successful comic book creators to harness the Kickstarter platform. In this session, Greg shares his Kickstarter secrets that have powered nearly half a million dollars in crowdfunding.