Wayne’s Comics Podcast #241 With Tyler James

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So often on this podcast, Kickstarter.com comes up, so I thought we’d delve into this subject more in depth with Tyler James, the publisher of ComixTribe and host of the ComixLaunch podcast, which has been recently celebrating their 50th episode! Tyler brought on an unprecedented 50 guests during that show … all creators who have successfully harnessed the power of the Kickstarter platform! The episode is called, “Crowdfunding Comics & Graphic Novels on Kickstarter … and Beyond!” We discuss the ins and outs of running a successful Kickstarter campaign, as well as his tips on what you should avoid. We also explore his extensive experience as a comics creator himself, so don’t miss it!

 

Deconstructing Comics #495: Lucy Bellwood: crowdfunding a dream with Patreon

Bellwood and PatreonThis week a look at how creators can cultivate their following into a means of paying (some of) the bills.

Comics artist Lucy Bellwood has a pretty succesful Patreon page; it’s paying her Portland rent. Her fans appreciate her work, but often that’s not quite enough; showing your personality, making a personal connection, can get them to buy in on a deeper level. Lucy talks to Tim about what she’s done to cultivate her following of fans/patrons.

Then Tim is joined by Taryn Arnold, Community Happiness Representative at Patreon, to talk about how Patreon works, the background of the site, and what they’re doing to solve some problems that have arisen — including (as referred to on this podcast more than once) kamikaze patrons who pledge, download all the free content, and unpledge without making any payments.

Pledge at least $3.00 a month to Deconstructing Comics on Patreon and hear Lucy talk about some frustrating, and also rather amazing, experiences she had with freelancing, and on why she got stressed out when she guested on someone else’s web comic!

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Deconstructing Comics #472: Brian Schirmer and “Black Jack Ketchum”

Black Jack KetchumBrian Schirmer, a comics educator in San Francisco and writer of Ultrasylvania and the forthcoming Image series Black Jack Ketchum, joins Tim this week to talk about the difference between writing screenplays and writing comics; how he turned his comics script into a for-credit class for artists; tips that have led him to have both successful crowdfunding projects and good sales at conventions; and more.

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Critiquing Comics #045: “Yuki vs. Panda”

A Japanese girl has an altercation with a panda cub at the zoo! That’s the setup for this Asia-themed, mangaesque comic. Fresh off its successful Indiegogo crowdfunding project, Yuki vs. Panda faces its next test: a critique by Tim and Mulele! Will it survive?!

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