A group of comic creators have joined forces to create an anthology book of art and short stories, titled ‘Australia Burns: Tales of Devastation and Courage Under Fire’ with all proceeds to be donated to the firefighters who are still out there right now, and the families who have lost everything in the 2019–20 Australian bushfire season. In this session, Tyler talks to a supergroup of creators including Tim Stiles, Clay Adams, Shaun Keenan and Shane Walsh-Smith about the devastating situation on the ground in Australia and how this charity anthology was pulled together in record time to respond.

Highlights of This Session Include:

  • How the situation in Australia is affecting creators in our ComixLaunch community?
  • How Big Tim was able to rally the troops for this anthology projects and figure things out on the go.
  • Surprising results from a crowdfunding launch NOT run on any crowdfunding page.
  • Plus: How YOU can help the situation in Australia.

This Session is Sponsored by:

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Today’s Featured Guests:

Big Tim Stiles is a writer, podcaster, and award winning actor who has worked in the creative arts for over two decades. After four years of writing comic book reviews he dove into writing comics. Big Tim’s struggles with depression and chronic pain have informed and fueled his series GORILLA MY DREAMS.


Shane W Smith is an award-winning Australian graphic novelist and screenwriter working across a broad spectrum of genre fiction. He has a Bachelor degree in Creative Writing, and might be the only person in the world to get a comic published in a refereed academic journal. Shane lives in Australia with his wife and four young children.

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Shaun Keenan (Paulet) is an entrepreneur and business owner of COMICS2MOVIES the highly successful Australian comic book publishing house. He has created Australia’s #1 independent comic book series the Xtreme Champion Tournament with over 5500 copies sold and is also the co-creator of the awesome Sci-Fi series Terralympus which was awarded a government grant in 2018.

He also publishes other successful creators graphic novels like Spartacus actor, Barry Duffield’s, Deadman’s Land.

He is a keen traveler and a mad Australian Rules Football fan and loves watching all types of movies and TV shows.


Clay Adams is best known as a voice actor, with lead roles on TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: FAST FORWARD and several seasons of YU-GI-OH (GX, 5Ds and ARC-V). His directorial debut, THE BOY SCOUT, was nominated for Best Short at the Golden Egg Film Festival in Los Angeles, and his feature script, THE ECLIPSE, placed second in the horror category of the FADEIn Awards. He has written and directed for television and holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU. Read his work for free at friedcomics.com/free

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

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Here’s the Facebook Group for Creators Interested in Contributing –> https://www.facebook.com/groups/598877357544408/

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