Imposter syndrome is a common affliction for comic creators and humans in all walks of life. In this mastermind style session, Karla Medrano, a self-styled "noob" to the world of creating comics shares her struggles with having the confidence to grow an audience. Luckily, a roundtable of creators who have all been there share what has helped them battle imposter syndrome and have success in the industry.
Storyboard and comic book artist Frank Forte joins Tyler for a discussion about alternative forms of distribution for comics and creative work beyond the main channels. While Frank is an active advocate and user of the Kickstarter platform, he also sees tremendous value in getting your books to sell all year round, and this interview is all about how to do it!
Join comics writer Brian Hawkins (Black Cotton, The Vineyard) for a discussing about creating and launching alternative history comics. Brian's latest crowdfunding effort is America's Kingdom, new series taking place in a modern-day America under the reign and rule of a descendant of George Washington. Get Brian's tips on alternate history worldbuilding, plus insights from his lessons learned as a freelance writer and comics editor.
Want to save some serious coin shipping to backers overseas? Then you need to listen to this one, as Tyler shares how the discovery of Pirate Ship's Simple Export Rate option helped slash over a thousand dollars in shipping costs during his last launch. For US creators shipping goods four pounds or less worldwide, this is a godsend and a game changer!
Get ready for a deep dive conversation on the state of comics crowdfunding with one of the most respected creators in the space, writer Charlie Stickney. Charlie returns to the ComixLaunch Podcast to talk about his stepping down as Co-Publisher of Scout Comics to focus on his successful crowdfunding projects including White Ash, Glarien, The Game and more. Topics will include how many launches are too many, how the crowdfunding space is evolving, what the future may hold for the direct market and Kickstarter, and much more!
After your Kickstarter campaign funds, your work as a creator has only just begun. In fact, it is often how you handle the fulfillment of your campaign and communicate with your backers post-launch, that will have the biggest impact on whether your backers become super fans for life. In this session, Tyler will share time-worn tips to get the most out of your post-launch Kickstarter updates!
What separates the hobbyist from the pros when it comes to creating comics and graphic novels? If, after all your expenses are added up, you're not turning a profit on your comic endeavors, does that mean you have an expensive hobby rather than a business? And is anyone actually making any money in this business? In this session, Tyler breaks down 7 somewhat predictable stages a creator with a comic book based business can expect to go through on the road to profitability.
Cartoonist Ryan Claytor returns to the ComixLaunch Podcast to share tips and strategies for turning your downtime into funds. While working through fulfillment on his last Kickstarter, Ryan found himself needing to recharge with sketches... but a few months later, he's turned his artistic recovery fun project into an awesome product.
Jellop is a marketing company laser focused on helping creators overachieve their Kickstarter goals by running highly targeted paid traffic campaigns during their launch. In this session, Tyler chats with Jellop's Customer Outreach Manager Noah Kinsey about paid traffic strategy for higher level crowdfunding.
Join writer Clay Adams and artist Mick Beyers, creators of the new Lovecraftian one-shot DreamQuest from Fried Comics, for a discussion about leaning in creatively to the type of projects best suited for the Kickstarter audience.