J.S. Earls is working with a popular writer on adapting one of his novels into a graphic novel for launching on Kickstarter. His challenge is that previously, another crowdfunded adaptation project of that author run by another team was seriously late in fulfilling. In this session, a roundtable of creators advise J.S. on how to rebuild good will and trust with fans after a previous failure to meet promises and expectations.

Highlights of This Session Include:

  • The elements of a trustworthy Kickstarter page?
  • How to get your fans onboard with a new vision after failing in the past?
  • Ways to avoid repeating past crowdfunding mistakes.
  • Plus: Kickstarter updates their FAQ to clarify their policy on creators launching back-to-back Kickstarter campaigns before fulfillment.

Today’s Episode is Sponsored by…

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In the Mastermind Hotseat Today:

J.S. Earls is a multimedia writer/creator whose diverse credits include scripting 12 graphic novel adaptions of bestsellers for STEVE ALTEN, TED DEKKER & TOKYOPOP, writing/creating NEMO: THE LAD for Scoot!/Scout Comics, several online projects for the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL, co-creating the SUPERSONIC Pod Comics shared universe, voicing Orbog on the PLAYING GAMES with Strangers podcast & co-hosting The BARON EARLS Show with legendary Eisner & Inkpot award-winning writer MIKE BARON.

In the Mastermind Round Table:

  • Nathan Lueth (Illustrator & Graphic Novelist)
  • Scott Harris-King (comic book writer)
  • Jacob Michael Campbell (multimedia artist & designer)
  • Shane Chebsey (convention organizer, artist & publisher)

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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!

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If you could adapt any novel into a graphic novel, what would it be?

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