Ten31 Publisher and creator of House of Fear James Powell joins Tyler for an honest discussion about the emotional rollercoaster ride creators face when going after their dreams. We’ll discuss that self-doubt, fear of failure, or imposter syndrome, as well as many of the insights and breakthroughs James has had after leaving the day job to go all in on his creative pursuits.
Highlights of This Session Include:
- All the details on the latest House of Fear Launch, and ups and downs of this Kickstarter funded, Dark Horse Published horror comic series for kids.
- How to handle the emotional side of creating comics and crowdfunding on Kickstarter.
- Making the transition from the day job to full-time creator.
- Plus: Tips for creators looking to work with a comics editor.
Today’s Session is Brought to You by…
…the ComixLaunch Masterclass, learn my 4 Step Framework for a Profitable Comic Book Kickstarter Launch when you sign up for this new FREE training at ComixLaunch.com/class
Today’s Featured Guest:
James Powell is the creator of House of Fear, the comic series that introduces young readers to the thrills of scary stories. As a writer and editor, his work has appeared in comics published by Dark Horse, Image Comics, Random House, and others. James is passionate about sharing the joys of creativity with kids, and can often be found volunteering in classrooms or working with writers to find their voice.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
James’ latest Kickstarter is live House of Fear: Rubber & Glue is live on Kickstarter, featuring Bullies! Curses! And a forest full of evil eyes? It’s Goosebumps meets Tales from the Crypt and available here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/642151601/house-of-fear-rubber-and-glue
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.
Instead of peppering you with random tricks and tactics or the stuff you can easily Google, in this all-new masterclass, I’ll be outlining my entire proven framework for Kickstarter success.
This is the same framework I’ve used to raise over half a million dollars on Kickstarter to fund ComixTribe publishing projects.
And it’s the same framework that has helped ComixLaunch Pro creators raise over a million dollars (and counting…) in funding for their projects.
Now, some of you know that the next step for you to level up as a creator and crowdfunded is to join my program and community,
The ONLY WAY to get in is to first attend this free masterclass.
So go to ComixLaunch.com/class to select the time that works best for you and register today.
See you there!
What was the last thing or person you were jealous or envious of? What are those feelings pointing you toward that you want in your life?