Longevity in the comics game is something that all creators aspire to. To commemorate the 20th year of publishing under his Elephant Eater Comics imprint, cartoonist and comics professor Ryan Claytor just launched a massive, oversized hardcover celebrating his creative journey and the love of process.
Highlights of This Session Include:
- Why it’s important to celebrate creative milestones and how Kickstarter can help!
- Simple practices creators can implement TODAY that will make pulling together milestone projects much easier in the future.
- Tips for Longevity in Comics
- Plus: Some of the cool features and bells and whistles Ryan has added to his campaign to help it stand out.
Today’s Episode is Sponsored by…
…the ComixLaunch Masterclass, learn my 4 Step Framework for a Profitable Comic Book Kickstarter Launch when you sign up for this new FREE training at ComixLaunch.com/class
Today’s Featured Guest:
Ryan Claytor is the Coordinator of the Comic Art and Graphic Novel Minor and Assistant Professor at Michigan State University where he teaches Comics Studio courses. He’s known for his award-winning, self-published, non-fiction comics, including his autobiographical series “And Then One Day”, as well as his collaborative work on “Coin-Op Carnival: Electrifying Tales of Mechanical Contraptions” and “A Hunter’s Tale.” His latest launch celebrates his diverse work for an international client list includes companies such as Moleskine, Stern Pinball, Verizon Wireless, Mr. Jones Watches, and more. Other artistic pursuits include designing neon signs, watches, fancy pancakes, and cross-stitching.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
ONE BITE AT A TIME: A Hardcover Art Book Celebrating Process
An oversized, hardcover, art book featuring 250+ pgs of behind-the-scenes art and design spanning two decades from Prof. Ryan Claytor
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.
But the fact that I get to work with creators on their launches every single month inside of ComixLaunch Pro, many of whom are selling their very first book (to a whole lot more people, for way more money than I did) means I never get too far away from the excitement of that first book launch.
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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What are some things you could start doing now that would make pulling together a milestone project for your own work easier in the future?