Comic writer Alton Simpson has had a lot of success on Kickstarter over the past few years, but is concerned about a contraction of the comic market as a whole. How can he keep growing, even if the economic headwinds in the comic book industry are choppy? A mastermind roundtable of creators has ideas to help him!

Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Why leaning into customer service and audience engagement can help you thrive in tough times?
  • Are there negative economic indicators that Kickstarter creators should be worried about?
  • Why partnerships and collaborations are so powerful to avoid stagnation?
  • Plus: An update on the ComixLaunch Survey!

Today’s Episode is Sponsored by…

…the ComixLaunch MasterMind. Fighting isolation and staying connected with others is more important than ever right now…

If you would you like to meet once a month with a group of serious, like-minded creators to talk about your projects and creative business for mutual support and accountability this year, go to and get on the interest list.

New groups will be forming in December and meeting in January!

In the MasterMind Hot Seat Today:

Alton Simpson PhD is a filmmaker, writer, and creator of 5 Shared Universe Comic series Vampires of New Jersey, Blackjack, Werewolves of Brooklyn, Witches of Westchester, Bunny Goes to Space, and Libertiine! 17 comic books and 5 graphic novels in the last 3 years. Funded 150k with kickstarter and indiegogo. Starting his 10th kickstarter this week!

Alton’s upcoming Kickstarter:

In the MasterMind Round Table:

  • Jack Holder (Writer)
  • Mark Abnett (Writer)
  • Melissa J Massey (Writer & Artist)
  • Adriano Ariganello (Writer)

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Okay, creators, I have a question for you…

Right now, how many people are there on this planet who know exactly what it is that you’re trying to create this week, this month, this year, and in the next five years and in your lifetime?

And how many of those people ALSO want AND can help you to achieve those big dreams… and are regularly thinking about what they can do to help you on your mission?

Right now, do you have other creators in your corner who you trust to offer good, knowledgeable support and advice about the issues and struggles you face as a comic creator?

Are these creators who are always going to tell it to you straight, even if it’s not what you want to hear, but what you need to hear to level up?

And are you meeting with these people on a regular consistent basis to talk about these things?

Seriously, how many people do you have in your world right now who fit that full description?

If the answer is “NOT ENOUGH”, then I want you to imagine that there was a small group of high performing creators, who you really respect and you admire, and they constantly had you on their minds.

Imagine you were meeting with them regularly for mutual support, brainstorming and accountability.

Would that make a difference in your creative business and in your life?

If so, then I want to invite you to learn more about the ComixLaunch mastermind groups starting up in January.

Just go to to get on the interest list. We’ll be accepting applications for just a short time in December to fill brand new groups who start meeting in January.

A ComixLaunch Mastermind Group could be just the thing you’re looking for to have a massive creative breakthrough in the new year.

So again, is where you’ll find all that information.

You’ll get on the interest list and potentially get into an awesome ComixLaunch Mastermind group of your own, and hit the ground running with us in January.

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What’s one idea you have for going above and beyond for your audience?

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