Cartoonist Ryan Claytor returns to the ComixLaunch Podcast to share tips and strategies for turning your downtime into funds. While working through fulfillment on his last Kickstarter, Ryan found himself needing to recharge with sketches… but a few months later, he’s turned his artistic recovery fun project into an awesome product.

Highlights of This Session Include:

  • How needing to recharge his creative batteries after a big Kickstarter project lead directly to Ryan’s next one!
  • A flurry of great ideas for writers AND artists to monetize on Kickstarter.
  • How to tell when an new idea is an opportunity or a distraction.
  • Plus: Tips for balancing creative projects when you have a demanding day job and responsibilities at home.

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Today’s Featured Guest:

Ryan Claytor an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University where he teaches Comics Studio courses. He’s also a five-time Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo Prize winner.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Check out Mirror Drawings: A Meditative Art Book by Ryan Claytor on Kickstarter

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!

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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.

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