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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?

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

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    • 4.9 • 91 Ratings

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?

    How Much Should a Kickstarter Comic Book Cost in 2022?

    How Much Should a Kickstarter Comic Book Cost in 2022?

    Curious what the "going rate" for comic books on Kickstarter is these days? Tyler was! So in this episode, he takes a deep dive on pricing comics and the widening gap between what the market seems to be willing to bear on Kickstarter vs other sales channels.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Is Crowdfundr a Worthy Alternative to Kickstarter?

    Is Crowdfundr a Worthy Alternative to Kickstarter?

    In June, Crowdfundr joined the growing list of crowdfunding platforms open to creators with an initial launch of more than 20 comic projects. In this session, Tyler will share his thoughts on this new Kickstarter competitor, and it's initial roll out.

    • 51 min
    2,100+ “Cheeky” Backers Can’t Be Wrong with Writer Pat Shand

    2,100+ “Cheeky” Backers Can’t Be Wrong with Writer Pat Shand

    After more than 20 successful Kickstarter launches, writer Pat Shand is wrapping up his most successful launch yet with Cheeky, an erotic and hilarious graphic novel. Join Pat and Tyler for a discussion about playing the Kickstarter long game and playing it to win!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Letting Go of What Isn’t Working for Kickstarter Success with Caleb Palmquist of Unicorn: Vampire Hunter

    Letting Go of What Isn’t Working for Kickstarter Success with Caleb Palmquist of Unicorn: Vampire Hunter

    Over the past several years writer Caleb Palmquist has been on a mission to discover through trial and error what works for him when it comes to crowdfunding his creative projects. In the process, he's had to let go of some things that simply weren't working and learn what does work on Kickstarter from some of the top creators on the platform. As a result, he's in the midst of his best launch yet for Unicorn: Vampire Hunter #1-5!

    • 51 min
    How to Use the Milestone Bonus Strategy When Your Kickstarter Has a Long Way to Go to Fund

    How to Use the Milestone Bonus Strategy When Your Kickstarter Has a Long Way to Go to Fund

    Learn the #1 strategy to use when your crowdfunding campaign is struggling to get to 100% funded.

    • 43 min
    Crowdfunding Questions & Answers with Zoop CEO Jordan Plosky

    Crowdfunding Questions & Answers with Zoop CEO Jordan Plosky

    In this deep-dive discussion about the changing state of the crowdfunding landscape in 2022, Tyler chats with Zoop founder and CEO Jordan Plosky about the niche his new crowdfunding platform is carving out. With the goal of making crowdfunding a more pleasurable experience for creators running campaigns and for the fans supporting them, this conversation covers a wide range of topics anyone interested in comics crowdfunding will want to tune into.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

JeremyDangerDean ,

Wow

I just started listening to this and I am so thankful it exists. Tyler, thank you for providing so much information on Kickstarter and how it applies to comic production. I’ve never seen this information anywhere else. 👍

IllustratorEric ,

An unexpected gem

Tyler Gives us the best attitudes and habits from the world of online business and contextualizes it all for comics creators who want to win on Kickstarter.

I’m in the course and community, and I continue to soak up everything I can because Tyler transforms complexity into the simplicity I need to focus and launch well.

gkk218 ,

Life changing for creatives

I discovered this podcast after discovering ComixLaunch through an Instagram ad and there is nothing like this to this degree. I am in the animation industry by background but I feel everything in these jam packed episodes could apply to any creative medium. I also deeply appreciate that Tyler confronts the fears, doubts and mental game aspect of the creative journey and building an audience for one’s own work - and that aspect is almost never discussed in the creative world for whatever reason. This was just the pickup I needed to feel encouraged and emboldened again as an artist.

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