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Always worth it.

By MCMLXVDD - May 26 2020
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When you are ready to go to the next level and use Kickstarter to successfully launch, you'll quickly find that every episode that Tyler puts out is worth a listen. There's treasure for creators week after week. Highly recommended.

Not just inspiring but real world advice!

By CuriousMrfox - Mar 05 2018
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One of the best Podcasts out there with practical real world advice. Keep up the great work Tyler!

iTunes Ratings

83 Ratings
Average Ratings
80
0
2
0
1

Always worth it.

By MCMLXVDD - May 26 2020
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When you are ready to go to the next level and use Kickstarter to successfully launch, you'll quickly find that every episode that Tyler puts out is worth a listen. There's treasure for creators week after week. Highly recommended.

Not just inspiring but real world advice!

By CuriousMrfox - Mar 05 2018
Read more
One of the best Podcasts out there with practical real world advice. Keep up the great work Tyler!
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ComixLaunch: Crowdfunding for Writers, Artists & Self-Publishers on Kickstarter... and Beyond!

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ComixLaunch: Crowdfunding for Writers, Artists & Self-Publishers on Kickstarter... and Beyond!

Rank #1: 128 – Eight Powerful & Profitable New Launch Lessons to Take Into the New Year [Part 1 of 2]

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2017 was a big year for launches. In this year-end session of ComixLaunch, Tyler shares his biggest and most profitably lessons learned from the many successful launches he's been a part of this year.

Dec 31 2017

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Rank #2: 132 – Fighting Insecurity and Perfectionism with Ten 31 Publishing’s James Powell

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Does your entire creative career feel like a struggle? Do you constantly feel like no matter how hard you work, you'll never measure up? In this session of ComixLaunch, writer and editor James Powell (Ten31 Publishing) opens up about his own struggles with creative insecurity and how he's fought back against them.

Jan 28 2018

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Rank #3: 112 – Launching an Anthology Project on Kickstarter with “The 4th Monkey’s” James E. Roche

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Ever had an idea for an anthology project? In this session, Tyler sits down with writer James E. Roche as he's about to launch his first anthology project on Kickstarter, raise awareness for social issues.

Sep 10 2017

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Rank #4: 3 Strategies I Used to Dramatically Expand My Online Audience

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Tyler looks back at three distinct strategies he employed at three different stages of his creative career that helped him dramatically expand his online audience, and as a result, his network and his launches. Highlights...

Oct 27 2019

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Rank #5: 153 – MasterMind Sessions: Better Social Media Strategies & Systems with “The Scientists” Geoff Weber

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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 Weber navigate the tricky waters of social media systems.

Jun 24 2018

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Rank #6: 122- Scarcity vs Abundance Mindset on Kickstarter and Beyond

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Is Kickstarter a sustainable long-term platform or are we in a bubble that's soon to burst? How creators respond to this question reveals a ton about how they see the world, and in particular, whether they are operating from a mindset of scarcity or abundance.

Nov 19 2017

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Rank #7: 125 – What is a Mastermind and Why Joining One Might Be the Key to Your Breakout Year

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What do King Arthur, Franklin Delanore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Bill Gates all have in common? They all attribute some of their success to being a part of a mastermind group as a key to their success. In this session, you'll learn what is a mastermind, what the benefits to joining one are, and how to find one to help you succeed in the new year.

Dec 10 2017

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Rank #8: 37 Kickstarter Page Elements That Build Trust With Backers

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You'll want to bookmark this episode the next time you build a Kickstarter page because in it, Tyler shares 37 Kickstarter page elements that build trust with backers and lead to a successful launch! And the best part... this entire episode was generated with the help of the ComixLaunch community.

Feb 03 2019

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Rank #9: “The Newbie Advantage” on Kickstarter & Beyond

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Is it possible that "Newbie" Comic Creators actually have an ADVANTAGE on Kickstarter?

Mar 16 2020

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Rank #10: How to Start Turning a Consistent Profit With My Comic [Coaching Call]

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Comic creator Nathaniel Gold finally started going after his comic creating goals in the last year and has started to have some success. Now he's looking for help playing a bigger game and trying to start generating a consistent profit from his art. In this coaching call, Tyler will share strategies to help him do just that!

Jan 27 2019

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Rank #11: 148 – 4 Pillars of an Audience Building Platform

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What are the key components you need to build a strong audience? Find out in today's session.

May 20 2018

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Rank #12: New Kickstarter Shipping Dos & Don’ts

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Are you thinking about how you're going to ship your Kickstarter rewards? Whether you're in the midst of fulfillment or still planning your next launch, this episode is for you, as Tyler shares three valuable Kickstarter reward shipping DOs and three DON'Ts.

Aug 19 2018

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Rank #13: 158 – 5 Steps to a Winning Kickstarter Image

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Your Kickstarter project image is the single most important image on your page and one of the most important decisions of your launch. And yet, so many creators treat it as an after thought. In this session, you'll learn how to avoid the most common image mistakes and learn how to craft a compelling image for your next launch.

Jul 29 2018

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Rank #14: How Can Patreon Pay for My Comic? [Coaching Call]

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After a successful Kickstarter campaign to launch his latest series Skies Over Superior, creator Josh Dahl is interested in moving his series to Patreon for ongoing crowdfunding. Tyler asks Josh to walk through his Patreon launch strategy and helps him refine it.

Sep 09 2018

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Rank #15: 5 Things That Are a Hot Mess in My Creative Business & Life Right Now (and What I’m Planning on Doing About It)

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In every creative life and business, there are some aspects that are less then perfect. Check that... that are straight up broken, messy or not working at all. In this behind the curtains episode of ComixLaunch, Tyler shares five areas in his creative life that are far from perfect, and what, if anything he plans on doing to correct them in the near future.

Sep 30 2018

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Rank #16: Painting a Fuller Picture of the Comic Book Industry With Creator At Large Jeremy Melloul

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Creator At Large Jeremy Melloul returns to ComixLaunch to discuss his new comics industry podcast and the difference between breaking in and building a career.

Nov 11 2018

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Rank #17: What Potty Training Can Teach ComixLaunchers

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After 3 days of (successfully!) potty training his toddler, ComixLaunch host Tyler James as popped back up with 10 lessons comic creators and crowdfunders can learn from the process and apply to their successful 2020.

Jan 05 2020

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Rank #18: How Do I Do Less Conventions and Not Lose Connection to My Fans? – Dirk Manning Hotseat [MasterMind Session]

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As his writing demands increase, Nightmare World creator Dirk Manning realizes he's going to need to cut back on his convention schedule. However, he's worried about losing connection with the fans who've supported him along the way if he's out of sight and out of mind. Hear the counsel Dirk receives from a mastermind of creator peers.

Jun 16 2019

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Rank #19: 160 – Ask ComixLaunch: Self-Publishing Frustrations, Kickstarter vs Indiegogo & Giving It Away For Free

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How easy is it for potential readers to find YOU? That's just one of many questions Tyler will ask you to think about as he dives into the ComixLaunch Mailbag to answer creator questions.

Aug 12 2018

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Rank #20: My Graphic Novel is Nearly Complete… What Now? [Coaching Call]

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After pouring years into creating his first graphic novel which is finally about to be complete, creator Zach Block is now looking for a little guidance on how to proceed with getting it launched to the world. Sit in on this final coaching call with Zach and Tyler as they walk through what happens after your book is finished.

Apr 07 2019

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New Tips for Offering an Early Backer Discount on Kickstarter

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Thinking about offering early backer discount pledge levels for your next Kickstarter campaign? This podcast episode will tell you everything you need to know!

Oct 25 2020

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How to Steadily Grow an Audience on Kickstarter with Fraser Campbell

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Tyler talks to Fraser Campbell, the award-winning writer of comics such as Sleeping Dogs, Alex Automatic, Heart of Steal, The Edge Off and House of Sweets, about building a steady following for diverse styles of books on Kickstarter. Fraser shares secretes behind his latest and most successful launch to date, the lo-fi sci-fi story IND-XED.

Oct 18 2020

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Inside the Massive Kickstarter Success of Renderwave’s Colorpedia with Oldrich Stibor

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Renderwave's Oldrich Stibor shares the secrets and strategies behind the massive success of his current Kickstarter launch for a new digital art tutorial book, Colorpedia, available at ComixLaunch.com/color.

Oct 11 2020

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Will November 2020 Be a Bad Month for Comic Creators to Launch on Kickstarter?

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Will November 2020 be a terrible time to launch a comic book Kickstarter? In this session, Tyler discusses the pros and cons of launching during a CRAZY month.

Oct 04 2020

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Is it a Bad Thing That Hollywood Superstars Are Launching Comics on Kickstarter?

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Keanu or Kea-NO? Is the New Blockbuster Kickstarter Comic by Keanu Reeves & Boom Studios Bad for Indie Comic Creators? I have strong words... let's discuss!

Sep 27 2020

59mins

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Hitting a High-Concept Homerun on Kickstarter with David Pepose of The O.Z.

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The O.Z., a high-concept re-imagining of the fantasy classic, has been a smash success for first-time Kickstarter creator David Pepose. Tyler chats with David about the secrets to the success of this exciting new book.

Sep 20 2020

1hr 16mins

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Breaking Down the Business of Independent Comic Book Publishing with Gamal Hennessy

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Entertainment lawyer and author Gamal Hennessy shares secrets from his new book THE BUSINESS OF INDEPENDENT COMIC BOOK PUBLISHING, which just rocked a very successful launch on Kickstarter.

Sep 13 2020

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Comics & Crowdfunding in 2020 with Powers Co-Creator Michael Avon Oeming

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Michael Avon Oeming, Eisner, Harvey and Eagle award winning comics creator, writer and artist, best known as the artist of POWERS, and his wife and collaborator Taki Soma, join Tyler James for a discussion about comics and crowdfunding their ongoing Kickstarter funded, Image Comics published series The After Realm.

Sep 06 2020

1hr 19mins

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Lessons from 10 Years of Independent Comic Publishing with Inverse Press’ Kevin James LaPorte

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Tyler chats with talks to Inverse Press' Kevin LaPorte about his lessons learned from Ten Years of Independent Comics Publishing, as he celebrates their 10th Anniversary with a Collector's Box of Horror, funding now on Kickstarter.

Aug 30 2020

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Can You Over-Promote Your Kickstarter Campaign and Turn Off Your Audience?

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Is it possible to over-promote your Kickstarter campaign and turn off your audience by doing so? What promotional strategies come across as "spammy"? And what's the right attitude and approach creators should take towards promoting their launches?

Aug 23 2020

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Does Kickstarter Only Work for Certain Comic Book Genres (like Horror, “Cheesecake” or Lovecraft?)

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How important is the genre you choose when it comes to your ability to have success on Kickstarter?

Aug 16 2020

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Inside ComixTribe: A Week in the Life of Running a Comics Publishing Business

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Ever wondered what exactly ComixLaunch host and ComixTribe Publisher Tyler James does all week? Then this is your episode, as Tyler is pulling back the curtain on a full week in the life of a full time creator in the age of Covid.

Aug 09 2020

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#AskComixLaunch Kickstarter Exclusivity, Backer Fatigue, Crowdfunding a Self-Funded Book & How Long it Takes to Find Backers

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Tyler dives back into the ComixLaunch Mailbag and answers a host of questions from comic creator crowdfunders.

Aug 02 2020

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Kickstarter Beast Mode: How Curtis Clow Grew His Launches from $100 to $50K+ in Just a Few Years

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Curtis Clow is a comic book writer and creator whose Kickstarter-serialized series Beastland's has raised $90,000 on the platform, and just wrapped his biggest launch yet. In this interview, Tyler chats with Curtis about how he was able to quit the day job late last year and make a living through writing and comics, how he landed all of his Kickstarter funded comics with publishers, and the secrets behind his latest breakthrough launch. Considering Curtis' comics journey started in earnest just a few years ago, this interview should be incredibly inspiring for creators out there.

Jul 26 2020

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From Self-Funding to Crowdfunding with Night Wolf’s Rob Multari

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Lone Wolf Comics' Rob Multari joins Tyler James for a discussion about self-funding comics, crowdfunding comics, and comic book project management, as Rob's latest launch for Nightwolf #1-4 takes off on Kickstarter.

Jul 19 2020

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Where the Heck Does My Audience Hang Out and How Do We Connect? [Rene Pfitzner Mastermind Hotseat]

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Comic creator Rene Pfitzner has been building a following and having success on Kickstarter, but still feels like he's struggling to find out where his ideal reader hangs out online, and the best strategies to actually connect with them so that they can discover his books? Tyler and a mastermind roundtable of creators have advice for Rene and share it in this mastermind style session.

Jul 12 2020

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Should I Go With Webtoons or a Small Publisher? [Bitsy Tandem Mastermind Hotseat]

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Webcomics creator Bitsy Tandem has a dilemma on her hands... Should she re-launch her webcomic on Webtoons or go with a new small publisher interested in her work. How to decide between launching on Webtoon or going with a small publisher for my next project? Tyler and a mastermind roundtable of creators have advice for Bitsy and share it in this mastermind style session.

Jul 05 2020

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Launching the Best Looking Comic Book Ever with Cartoonist Kayfabe’s Jim Rugg

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20 year comics veteran Jim Rugg has launched a wildly successful Kickstarter for what could be the worlds first blacklight comic book with fluorescent ink, OCTOBRIANA 1976. In this ComixLaunch Interview, Tyler will talk to the Eisner and Ignatz award-winning cartoonist about pushing the boundaries of the print medium, his work as an instructor at the School of Visual Arts, and co-founding YouTube’s Cartoonist Kayfabe comics channel with Ed Piskor, and more.

Jun 28 2020

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How Do I Keep Former Backers Engaged and Get Them Back for My Next Launch [E.N. Ejob Mastermind Hotseat]

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Zebra Comics publisher E.N. Ejob has one successful Kickstarter campaign under his belt, but has been nervous about launching another one. His challenge: How do you keep your past backers engaged and get them to come back for more and at the same time appeal to new readers when you launch again? Tyler and a mastermind roundtable of creators have advice for E.N. and share it in this mastermind style session.

Jun 21 2020

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Why Isn’t My Audience Buying? [Matthew Childers’ Mastermind Hotseat]

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Artist & Comic Creator Matthew Childers is having trouble recreating the success he has selling prints at conventions on his own online shop. In this mastermind style roundtable session, Tyler and a group of talented creators give him a series of valuable strategies to boost sales online.

Jun 14 2020

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iTunes Ratings

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Always worth it.

By MCMLXVDD - May 26 2020
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When you are ready to go to the next level and use Kickstarter to successfully launch, you'll quickly find that every episode that Tyler puts out is worth a listen. There's treasure for creators week after week. Highly recommended.

Not just inspiring but real world advice!

By CuriousMrfox - Mar 05 2018
Read more
One of the best Podcasts out there with practical real world advice. Keep up the great work Tyler!