ComixLaunch: Crowdfunding for Writers, Artists & Self-Publishers on Kickstarter... and Beyond!
By Tyler James | Writer, Artist, Publisher, Educator & Creative Entrepreneur
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Kickstarter is the most powerful crowdfunding platform for new and professional creators and creative entrepreneurs alike. Every day, writers, artists, comic creators, and self-publishers are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring their dream projects to life. Still, nearly two-thirds of projects that launch on Kickstarter fail to fund. But the ComixLaunch podcast is changing that by revealing the mindset, strategies, and tactics you can use to successfully crowdfund your project on the platform. Tyler James, the host, has put all these ideas to practice and raised multiple six-figures in funding on Kickstarter across many successful projects. He is a writer, artist, game designer and the publisher of ComixTribe. He has also been a frequent guest on the #1 crowdfunding podcast Funding the Dream with Richard Bliss. ComixLaunch covers pre-launch strategies (social media, list-building, Facebook, Twitter), crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon and more), how to design a successful campaign from start to finish, including how to set an achievable goal / funding target, campaign marketing, avoiding the pitfalls of fulfillment, and much more. The objective? To help YOU take your career to the next level by turning the Kickstarter platform into a renewable resource that will bring your creative projects to life again and again. Are you ready to launch?
||Clean156 – Adapting Your Comic as a TV Pitch with Graphic Novelist Shane W Smith||Australian Graphic novelist Shane W Smith (Triumviratus) shares lessons from recent Kickstarters and an opportunity he had to modify his comic series Un-Dad into a television series and pitch it to a number of broadcasters.||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean155 – Is a Quickstarter Right for Your Next Launch?||Have you been putting off your Kickstarter project because you've been overwhelmed by the amount of work involved? Imagine all of those complications and objections you have were taken away, could you launch then? In this session,||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean154 – AskComixLaunch Kickstarter Q&A: Getting Backers to Actually Answer Surveys||ComixLaunch gets back to basics as Tyler opens up the Kickstarter Q&A mailbag to answer vexing Kickstarter questions from the ComixLaunch community. Getting backers to answer their surveys, tips for visualizing reward tiers and the pros and cons of bac.||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean153 – MasterMind Sessions: Better Social Media Strategies & Systems with “The Scientists” Geoff Weber||As creators, we know we need to actively promote our work. But how do we do so in a way that doesn't leave us completely drained and take all our time from creating? In this mastermind session episode, a group of creators help graphic novelist Geoff We.||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean152 – MasterMind Sessions: How to Prioritize a Passion Project with Comic Artist Dan Ekis||How do you balance your passion projects with the freelance work that pays the bills? In this special mastermind session, artist Dan Ekis gets help brainstorming ways to increase his monthly comic pages output.||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean151 – MasterMind Sessions: Time Management with Comic Writer and Novelist Will Allred||In this mastermind style session of the ComixLaunch podcast, a panel of creators help writer Will Allred navigate time management issues so that he can stay focused on producing the projects that truly matter.||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean150 – MasterMind Sessions: Rethinking Convention Strategy with Comic Book Writer Jamie Gambell||ComixLaunch celebrates its 150th episode with an all-new format. Welcome to the MasterMind Sessions, featuring creators Jamie Gambell, Dan Ekis, Will Allred & Geoff Weber, tackling real issues in a creator roundtable mastermind discussion.||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean149 – A Scholarship for Sequential Artists with Creator Becca Hillburn of NATTO Soup||Comic creator Becca Hillburn, sponsor of the National Art & Trade Tuition Opportunity, a scholarship for sequential artists of all ages interested in getting funding to pursue contining education in the arts joins Tyler for a free-wheeling conversation.||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean148 – 4 Pillars of an Audience Building Platform||What are the key components you need to build a strong audience? Find out in today's session.||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean147 – GDPR is Coming! What Creators Like Us Need to Know and Do Before May 25!||The General Data Protection Regulation, a privacy law from the European Union, goes into effect May 25, 2018, and has major consequences for creatives like us. Tyler breaks down what you need to know about GDPR and how to get compliant before the deadl.||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Off to a great start
Here's to hoping there's enough traction on this initiative for TJ to keep the ball rolling. For anyone who's interested in crowdfunding a creative project of any sort, but particularly a sequential narrative campaign, this is valuable and FREE information.
Replete with global Kickstarter data as well as a large sample size from which he can personally draw, TJ offers sound grounding for his claims & advice. Adding a natural and trained educator's approach to delivering information–including helpful & easy-to-complete exercises–really makes this a home run.
Keep knocking 'em outta the park, TJ.
Listen to this man
As a Kickstarter backer who has backed 4 of his six Kickstarter projects, he has earned my trust as a creator. Listen to what he has to say about making your project successful.
Some great info
I’ve been following ComixTribe’s Kickstarter articles for a while now and this podcast is already expanding on all the great information over there. I’ve seen these principles in action and seen the ComixLauch creators succeed in those Kickstarters time and again. I’m really looking forward to absorbing each of these the minute they come out!