Travis Gibb, a veteran of 13 amazing Kickstarter campaigns, spills his secrets about coming up with compelling “gimmicks” to entice backers to jump on board comic book Kickstarter projects, like his latest live anthology Cthulhu Invades Wonderland. Join Tyler and Travis as they discuss how to make strong projects irresistible!
Highlights of This Session Include:
- Why Travis always looks to launch with a gimmick for every project he runs, and how he ties his gimmicks to the products he creates?
- Tyler and Travis’ past gimmicks that flopped, and what they learned in the process?
- Current gimmicks and trends for comic book Kickstarter creators.
- Plus: How Travis’ Orange Cone Production publishing imprint is evolving thanks to consistent success on Kickstarter.
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Today’s Featured Guest:
Travis Gibb is best know as the writer and creator of comics including BROKE DOWN AND FOUR DEAD BODIES, VOODOO NATIONS, Granite State Punk, and the CTHULHU INVADES… series of anthologies. A lover and advocate for indie comics for over 20 years, he’s now bringing them to life with consistent success under his publishing imprint Orange Cone Productions.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
Check out Cthulhu Invades Wonderland on Kickstarter Now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bd4db-issue3/cthulhu-invades-wonderland-200-graphic-novel-anthology
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Write down three gimmick ideas that would be appropriate for the next book that you are launching.