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Writers Phil Butehorn and James Ferguson join the podcast to discuss not only their latest collaboration, Slice(s) of Life, an anthology set in a world where pizza has been outlawed, but their evolution from lifelong comic fans to prolific creators.De către Tyler James
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Want to know what creators who are NOT launching on Kickstarter say are the biggest things they're missing that are holding them back? In this session, Tyler is diving into data from the recent ComixLaunch Survey to reveal insight into 7 perceived areas of lack that hold creators back from achieving their goals. He'll then share some insights on ho…
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Over the last month, Kickstarter once again celebrated Make 100 month, an invitation for creators to launch smaller, limited projects. In this session, Tyler will shine a light on a bunch of really cool comic projects that embraced the Make 100 ethos in hopes that it will encourage more creators to take part in this annual event and to think differ…
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In this special session, Spotlighting a member of the ComixLaunch Launch Pro program and community, Clay Adams interviews Sarah Cooke, winner of Mad Cave’s 2023 Talent Search and the 2023 Negative Space Women’s Comic Book Writing Competition and the creator of the Kickstarter funded series No Spell Lasts Forever.…
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Energy and enthusiasm for your comic book projects can be infectious, and few creators embody that quite like Michael Watson of Freestyle Comics, creator of the ongoing superhero title Hotshot. In this session, Michael and Tyler will discuss effective ways to build hype and interest for your creations for online and in-person events.…
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Interested in creating a video teaser trailer for you comic book, but not sure where to begin? In this session, Tyler breaks down his easy process for making provocative, engaging teaser trailers for ComixTribe's books!De către Tyler James
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In an effort to reach new readers and build awareness and interest in one of his ongoing comic projects, Tyler is serializing a comic on Webtoon this year. In this session, he'll share some of the reasons why he's doing this, the challenges and opportunities of reformatting traditional comics into the infinite scroll mobile format, and offer some t…
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With a couple of successful Kickstarter projects under his belt, and some new ones in the early stages of development, writer Adriano Ariganello is looking for some ideas on how to best keep his audience engaged between launches, even if he doesn't have any art to share from the new project? A roundtable of creators have ideas for him in this final…
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Cartoonist Melissa J Massey is always looking to bring more efficiency to her comics business? With needing to balance a day job and family life with comics production, marketing and sales, she's looking for some tips on how to make the most of the spare time she has to finally get ahead of her never-ending to do list! A mastermind roundtable of co…
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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!…
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Comic Writer Mark Abnett has had success in the past on Kickstarter, and even had his series picked up for publishing by Scholastic. But it's been a while since he's launched on Kickstarter. With a new trade ready roll, and it being a while since he's reached out to his email list, Mark is looking for advice to ready his audience before he goes liv…
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Comic writer Jack Holder is concerned that he often defaults to telling "the same story" over and over again, regardless of what genre he's writing in. Is this a normal concern? And how do writers grow beyond their usual ideas? A roundtable of comic writers help Jack brainstorm ideas to this dilemma as MasterMind season returns to the ComixLaunch P…
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On last week's podcast, Tyler covered the importance of surveying your audience regularly, and provided a number of tips on how to conduct an effective survey. In this follow-up session, he'll cover what to do after the survey is complete, and his process to turn audience responses into cold-hard cash!…
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The practice of regularly surveying my audience has been a major reason why Tyler's been able to generate several million dollars in sales over the past decade. In this session, he'll share 5 savvy survey tips that will help you survey your audience. Plus, a new Comics & Crowdfunding survey is LIVE for ComixLaunch listeners at comixlaunch.com/surve…
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Tyler shares some of his most powerful post-launch profit insights on how to keep raising funds after the crowdfunding campaign ends. You'll also get a specific upsell strategy that's been converting very well for him over his past few launches.De către Tyler James
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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.…
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Tyler's been on an Alibaba shopping binge as of late, saving money on cool custom products to sell during his Kickstarter launches? In this session, he'll share some ideas for products you can save big on when you order through Alibaba, as well as the pros and cons of working with that e-commerce giant!…
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For years, veteran Kickstarter creators have come to expect a solid bump at the end of their campaigns, with a surge of backers coming in during those final days and hours. However, some been reporting seeing smaller than usual end-of-campaign bumps? So, what's the status of the end of campaign bump these days and what can creators do to encourage …
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Does it seem like more backers than usual are canceling pledges these days on Kickstarter? Are some projects more likely than others to have a higher cancelation rate? And is there anything creators like us can do about it?De către Tyler James
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Over the past few years, writer/producer Don Handfield and writer Clay Adams have been working to develop a gritty western comic with actor Martin Kove, best known for his iconic role as Sensei Kreese from Karate Kid & Cobra Kai. Their project, Prodigal Son #1, launched this week on Kickstarter, and the boys join the ComixLaunch Podcast discuss the…
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Writer Robert Krisch joins Tyler for a wide ranging discussion on the importance for comic creators to prioritize their mental health and well-being and some ways to do just that, while still thriving creatively and in the crowdfunding space.De către Tyler James
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The creators of the HOSPICE shared comic book universe join Tyler James for a discussion about this unique Kickstarter experiment that sees six veteran crowdfunders all launch distinct one-shot projects with the same name! In this panel, expect great insight on campaign design, taking big swings, and shaking up the status quo in crowdfunding promot…
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Surprise! Kickstarter just rolled out a big change to it's Project Story Editor, which will impact how you design your Kickstarter pages going forward. In this session, Tyler James will help you navigate the new editor and hook you up with some savvy tips to make the most of it.De către Tyler James
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Building a new audience is a challenge, even for creators who have had success in the past. Rob Multari of Lone Wolf Comics returns to the ComixLaunch Podcast to discuss the process and stress of building a new audience on different social channels and email lists to support his new children's book, Wolf Pack Pups on Kickstarter.…
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Tyler covers the top news headlines of the week relevant to ComixLaunchers! Stories include the new mandatory AI Disclosure questions on Kickstarter, new publisher DSTILRY's "online drop" business model, JHU in Manhattan closing and more.De către Tyler James
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Gotta lot of packages to ship this year after rocking a successful Kickstarter launch? Join the club! In this session, Tyler shares some of his top fulfillment tips to help you survive this phase of your project.De către Tyler James
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Better Kickstarter pages raise more funding. In this session, Tyler will share some of the most common things he routinely sees creators do that negatively impact their campaign pages, and how to easily fix them.De către Tyler James
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Kickstarter has been busy this year making platform improvements. In this session, Tyler highlights Kickstarter's mid-year progress report and gives a ComixLaunch grade to each new development.De către Tyler James
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A new Kickstarter policy on the use of AI for project creator goes into effect on August 29, 2023. In this session, Tyler breaks down this new policy – which prioritizes transparency, credit, and consent – and shares his thoughts on how it will affect our community.De către Tyler James
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Hot off a Ringo Award Nomination and with another Massive Cthulhu Invades... Anthology funding on Kickstarter, writer Travis Gibb of Orange Cone Productions returns to the pod for a discussion about Kickstarter's current role in the comic book marketplace. Are Kickstarter comics and creators still outside of the "mainstream"... or are they now the …
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How are creator's pricing their graphic novels on the Kickstarter platform currently? And what are some of the common trends specifically for graphic novel projects on Kickstarter? In this session, Tyler takes a deep dive into the top 20 most funded graphic novel projects on Kickstarter to glean insights about what's working now for that sub-catego…
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With the launch of his first comic book Eye for an Eye on Kickstarter, writer Chance Edgerly shows that even with a demanding day job, a newborn at home, and "not being able to draw to save his life" can't stop him. In this session, Chance and Tyler will discuss juggling all of the obstacles life throws your way and still finding the time and energ…
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Writer James Mascia asks the ComixLaunch roundtable to help brainstorm some new ideas to reinvigorate potential backers, as it seems like he's been recycling the same basic crowdfunding moves for a while, and may have plateaued. This mastermind style session is chock full of ideas even the most veteran comic book crowdfunders can put into practice.…
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With a few launches on the horizon, writer Don Handfield seeks the mastermind roundtable's advice on pre-launch planning ideas that will help me him get the most out of his Kickstarter launches.De către Tyler James
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How do you build confidence in sharing your work, when you feel there is a gap between your personal taste and your own talent? In the midst of launching and funding his first Kickstarter campaign, writer/artist Jeff Lorentz asks the roundtable for advice on how to share his comics with confidence.De către Tyler James
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Many crowdfunders feel like the Kickstarter "dead zone" hits earlier and last longer then ever these days. In this mastermind style session, writer Chris Brimmage asks the roundtable how to best deal with a longer dead zone on Kickstarter?De către Tyler James
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Creating and crowdfunding comics takes a wide range of skills and a ton of time to do it right. So, how exactly does a comic creator looking to build up his or her publishing line determine what jobs to keep and what to outsource. That's the dilemma Scott Harris-King has found himself in. Luckily, a roundtable of creators is here to help Scott dete…
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Writer Benjamin Hunting joins Tyler for a discussion about the differences between launching comics for the crowdfunding / Kickstarter market and publishing in the direct market.De către Tyler James
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Get ready for a high-level comic book crowdfunding discussion with some of the most experienced creators in the game! Laurie Foster of Unlikely Heroes Studios and writer Russell Nohelty are back to discuss their new launch for Lucifer Licorice on Kickstarter, as well as how Unlikely Heroes Studios is helping creators with the most cumbersome part o…
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Over the past few years, creator Joel Rodriguez has grown his Metal Ninja Studios from a one-man operation to a full-service comic production and design studio. In this conversation with Tyler James, you'll learn about growing a support team, the changing landscape of indie comics and the benefits of letting go of a "do-it-all-yourself" mentality.…
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In this "from the ComixLaunch Mailbag" episode, Tyler gives some advice to a creator who is looking for recommendations for printers who can print roughly 500 copies and still have their pricing work for Diamond Distribution. Is it possible? Let's talk comic printing in 2023!De către Tyler James
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After stopping doing comic conventions entirely at the start of the pandemic in 2020, Tyler finally returned to tabling at Wicked Comic Con over the weekend. In this session, he'll break down his top insights from being a vendor at this mid-sized, two day show in Boston.De către Tyler James
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Many Kickstarter creators add profitability and fun to their campaign when they think beyond "just the PDF" and offer higher priced (and value) digital rewards to their backers. In this session, Tyler will load you up with a ton of ideas for upping your digital game!De către Tyler James
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Tyler is getting ready to dust off his convention pitches and finally return to tabling at comic cons starting this month! In this session, he'll share one of his ultimate pitching secrets, which you can apply to sales in person, on Kickstarter, and anywhere you're talking about your books.De către Tyler James
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Eisner Award-winning Writer/Illustrator Karl Kerschl is back on Kickstarter with Death Transit Tanager, his love-letter to the manga and anime he grew up with. Inspired by Metroid and Hellboy, his new title is a murder mystery in space, filled with creeping dread and kinetic sci-fi action!De către Tyler James
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Veteran comic and video game writer Jon Lock has just launched The Comic Writer's Journal, to provide creators a simple framework for bringing their comic stories to life. In this session, Jon and Tyler will discuss some of the key elements comic writers should have in place before sitting down to write their scripts, and tools that help enable mor…
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The wait is over! It's finally here! Kickstarter has finally rolled out the ability for creators to upload images that will be paired with each of their project reward tiers and add-ons! This has been one of the most requested features for years, and in this session, Tyler shares everything crowdfunders could want to know about them!…
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On this, the 400th episode of the ComixLaunch podcast, Tyler shares the #1 recommended (and somewhat controversial) Kickstarter strategy from one of the top Kickstarter marketing companies.De către Tyler James
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After a perfect storm of dealing with Covid, labor shortages, paper shortages, market uncertainty, and getting hammered by the third-costliest weather disaster on record, Comic Impressions is back on track and printing more comics than ever. Sales manager Rich Boye returns to the podcast to discuss the turbulence in comics printing over the past fe…
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For the past decade, Will Robson has been working as a professional artist for Marvel, DC, Image, IDW and more. In his career, he's worked on major IP such as Batman, Star Wars, Spider-Man and Deadpool, TMNT, Spawn and more. He's now just hours away from launching his first Kickstarter for a creator-owned zombie anthology style comic book series, c…
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