Storyboard and comic book artist Frank Forte joins Tyler for a discussion about alternative forms of distribution for comics and creative work beyond the main channels. While Frank is an active advocate and user of the Kickstarter platform, he also sees tremendous value in getting your books to sell all year round, and this interview is all about how to do it!
Highlights of This Session Include:
- Why it’s important to have multiple revenue streams and sales channels for your art?
- Comic book shop distribution options beyond Diamond!
- Tips and channels for Reaching retailers outside of traditional comic shops.
- Plus: Where Kickstarter fits in in your overall distribution strategy?
This Session is Sponsored By:
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Today’s Featured Guest:
Frank Forte is an accomplished designer, storyboard and comic book artist.
His film and TV credits include: Lovecraft Country, Fantasy Island, Bob’s Burgers, Lego: Guardians of the Galaxy, Despicable Me 2, and many more. His comic book has been featured in Heavy Metal Magazine, and he is the publisher of Asylum Press, an indy graphic novel and comic book publisher that produces work in the horror, sci-fi and action genres.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
Frank’s Kickstarter Vampire Macabre https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/asylumpress/vampire-macabre-vampires-and-fearless-dawn-horror-comic-books
Comic Distro https://www.comicdistro.com/
Example: Frank’s Faire Shop Xenopop–I have a bunch of different brands up there https://www.faire.com/brand/b_47ay9tv9ps
More About Our Sponsor:
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Check out the links in this podcast and pick one distribution option to research more!