Backerkit made news a few months ago with the announcement that it was launching its own Crowdfunding Platform as a Kickstarter alternative. That platform has been up and running for several months now, and the first batch of comic projects have started to launch on the platform. In this session, Tyler chats with David Byrne about his current launch for Cancelled II on Backerkit Crowdfunding. A veteran Kickstarter creator, you’ll hear David’s insights about the process moving to Backerkit for the crowdfunding launch, and his advice on what creators should be prepared for if they make the switch. Plus hear David’s thoughts on variant cover strategy and lessons learned from his time as co-publisher of Scout Comics and a whole lot more!

Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Why David decided to experiment with Backerkit’s new crowdfunding platform despite having a lot of success on Kickstarter?
  • The things veteran Kickstarter creators will like about the new Backerkit Crowdfunding platrom (and those they’ll miss.)
  • David’s insights on Kickstarter vs the Direct Market based on his stint as co-publisher at Scout Comics.
  • Plus: Happy New Year, ComixLaunchers!

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Today’s Featured Guest:

David Byrne is a former co-publisher of Scout Comics and Entertainment, and the Co-CEO of Brink of Reality Productions.

With an background in film and business, he is an experienced editor, writer and retailer. Some of his comic work includes Stake, Cancelled and The Couch.

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Check out David’s project Canceled II #1 on Backerkit Crowdfunding:

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.

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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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Go check out a few projects on Backerkit Crowdfunding. Would you consider using it to launch your next project?

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