Charlie Stickney, co-creator of WHITE ASH, is back on Kickstarter this month with the first White Ash Spin-off series, GLARIEN. We’ll discuss his latest campaigns explosive launch, and dive into a range of topics including evolving your product offerings to meet the changing Kickstarter market, investing in variant covers, as well as get an update on how things are going in his role as co-publisher of Scout Comics.
Highlights of This Session Include:
- The opportunities and challenges of doing a spin-off series.
- How investing in THE RIGHT variant covers paid off big time for Charlie.
- How focusing on generating followers for the Glarien pre-launch page helped Charlie’s latest launch get off to an explosive start.
- Plus: A big announcement about Kickstarter add-ons!
Today’s Session is Brought to You by…
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Today’s Featured Guest:
Charlie Stickney is a writer/producer from Los Angeles who’s spent the last 20 years creating film, television, animation and music videos, for companies including: Sony Pictures, ITV, Universal Pictures, Revolution Studios, and Scholastic Productions.
He broke into the comics scene in 2017 with his wildly popular Kickstarter funded series WHITE ASH, created with artist Conor Hughes, and later published in the direct market by Scout Comics, where he serves as co-publisher.
He’s currently running his 8th successful KS campaign, Glarien of White Ash, a fantasy series for mature readers, which is off to a phenomenal start.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
Glarien of White Ash #1: a fantasy series for mature readers https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegamecomic/glarien-of-white-ash-1-a-fantasy-series-for-mature-readers?ref=welcome-page
More About Our Sponsor:
I sold the first comic I created when I was 14 years old out of my backpack in high school to a classmate for a crisp one dollar bill…
…It was the greatest feeling in the world!
And here I am, several decades later, still chasing that feeling.
Now that ComixTribe has printed hundreds of thousands of books and distributed them all over the globe, it would be easy for me to make “selling a comic” not a big deal at all.
But the fact that I get to work with creators on their launches every single month inside of ComixLaunch Pro, many of whom are selling their very first book (to a whole lot more people, for way more money than I did) means I never get too far away from the excitement of that first book launch.
Knowing what it means to not only hold a book you created in your own hands but to see hundreds of fans from around the globe hold it in theirs after a successful launch is why I’m just as passionate about teaching Kickstarter strategies today as I was when I first opened the doors to ComixLaunch Pro a few years back.
And speaking of TODAY…
I’m delivering a ~60 minute masterclass all about launching profitable Kickstarter campaigns to fund your comic projects.
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And it’s the same framework that has helped ComixLaunch Pro creators raise over a million dollars (and counting…) in funding for their projects.
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If you had to do a spin-off of your current series but change the target maturity level… what would you create?