Tyler covers the top news headlines of the week relevant to ComixLaunchers! Stories include the new mandatory AI Disclosure questions on Kickstarter, new publisher DSTILRY's "online drop" business model, JHU in Manhattan closing and more.

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A new Kickstarter policy on the use of AI for project creator goes into effect on August 29, 2023. In this session, Tyler breaks down this new policy – which prioritizes transparency, credit, and consent – and shares his thoughts on how it will affect our community.

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Hot off a Ringo Award Nomination and with another Massive Cthulhu Invades... Anthology funding on Kickstarter, writer Travis Gibb of Orange Cone Productions returns to the pod for a discussion about Kickstarter's current role in the comic book marketplace. Are Kickstarter comics and creators still outside of the "mainstream"... or are they now the Mainstream?

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How are creator's pricing their graphic novels on the Kickstarter platform currently? And what are some of the common trends specifically for graphic novel projects on Kickstarter? In this session, Tyler takes a deep dive into the top 20 most funded graphic novel projects on Kickstarter to glean insights about what's working now for that sub-category.

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With the launch of his first comic book Eye for an Eye on Kickstarter, writer Chance Edgerly shows that even with a demanding day job, a newborn at home, and "not being able to draw to save his life" can't stop him. In this session, Chance and Tyler will discuss juggling all of the obstacles life throws your way and still finding the time and energy get started in the comics industry!

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Writer James Mascia asks the ComixLaunch roundtable to help brainstorm some new ideas to reinvigorate potential backers, as it seems like he's been recycling the same basic crowdfunding moves for a while, and may have plateaued. This mastermind style session is chock full of ideas even the most veteran comic book crowdfunders can put into practice.

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With a few launches on the horizon, writer Don Handfield seeks the mastermind roundtable's advice on pre-launch planning ideas that will help me him get the most out of his Kickstarter launches.

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