Author Archive: Tyler James

Tyler James is a comics creator, game designer, educator, and publisher residing in Newburyport, MA. He is the writer and co-creator of THE RED TEN, a superhero murder mystery, EPIC, a superteen action comedy, and TEARS of the DRAGON, a swords and sorcery fantasy. Tyler is the publisher and co-creator of ComixTribe, which is both a new imprint of quality creator owned titles, and an online community where creators help creators make better comics.

Follow him on Twitter @tylerjamescomics, or send him an email at [email protected]

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ComixTribe’s THE RED TEN Kickstarter Campaign Is Live!

| April 14, 2014
ComixTribe’s THE RED TEN Kickstarter Campaign Is Live!

ComixTribe Launches THE RED TEN Volume 1 Hardcover Kickstarter!

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Look Good While You Kickstarter: 7 Design Tips for Your Project Image

| April 14, 2014
Look Good While You Kickstarter: 7 Design Tips for Your Project Image

Your Kickstarter project image is the most important visual of your entire campaign. Here are some tips for getting it right.

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A $95,000 Tip Jar for Comics? 10 Thoughts on Patreon

| March 31, 2014
A $95,000 Tip Jar for Comics? 10 Thoughts on Patreon

Tyler James shares 10 thoughts on Patreon, the newest kid on the comics crowdfunding block.

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Dukeshire’s Fist of Justice Returns With the Help of Kickstarter

| March 13, 2014
Dukeshire’s Fist of Justice Returns With the Help of Kickstarter

Ed Dukeshire shares thoughts about resurrecting Fist of Justice with the help of Kickstarter.

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Kickstalling: 9 Things to Do During the “Dead Zone” of a Kickstarter Campaign

| February 24, 2014
Kickstalling: 9 Things to Do During the “Dead Zone” of a Kickstarter Campaign

After a tremendous start, your Kickstarter campaign’s momentum has come to a screeching halt. What do you do?

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‘Til something sticks: How My Third Project ‘Torsobear’ Might Turn Out to be a Charm

| February 20, 2014
‘Til something sticks: How My Third Project ‘Torsobear’ Might Turn Out to be a Charm

Writer Brett Uren discusses the challenges he’s faced making comics, and a recent breakthrough with his latest project.

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Before You Submit to Comixology Submit

| January 27, 2014
Before You Submit to Comixology Submit

In your haste to get on the largest digital comics sales platform, make sure you avoid these mistakes.

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The Creator & Small Publisher’s Guide to the Diamond Distribution Cycle

| January 20, 2014 | 4 Comments
The Creator & Small Publisher’s Guide to the Diamond Distribution Cycle

As a creator or small-press publisher, you should know the Diamond Distribution cycle. This article should help.

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ComixTribe to Publish Acclaimed Horror Series AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE

| January 17, 2014
ComixTribe to Publish Acclaimed Horror Series AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE

A 5-issue horror mystery series by Lees & Laurie coming this summer.

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A Netflix for Comics? A ComicsFix Interview

| December 30, 2013
A Netflix for Comics? A ComicsFix Interview

Thousands of comics for one low monthly price? That’s the ComicsFix value proposition…but can they deliver? Tyler James talks to their CEO to find out.

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Comixology: Yes, a Game Changer

| December 2, 2013
Comixology: Yes, a Game Changer

Tyler James takes an in-depth look at how Comixology sales are impacting creators bottom-lines.

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How Much? The Deafening Silence of a Commission Request

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
How Much? The Deafening Silence of a Commission Request

Cesar Feliciano (THE RED TEN) discusses a common occurrence when fielding commission requests.

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How NOT to Get Stretched by Kickstarter Stretch Goals

| November 11, 2013
How NOT to Get Stretched by Kickstarter Stretch Goals

Tackling the tricky subject of Kickstarter Stretch Goals…Plenty of DOs and a whole lot of DON’Ts!

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Nooo! That’s My #$%#ing Idea! What Are Your Options When Someone “Steals” Your Pitch?

| November 3, 2013
Nooo! That’s My #$%#ing Idea! What Are Your Options When Someone “Steals” Your Pitch?

What do you do when you find another creative team is coming out with a book that has the exact same concept as the book you’re working on?

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Last Chance to Pre-Order EPIC #1 Pilot Issue!

| October 18, 2013
Last Chance to Pre-Order EPIC #1 Pilot Issue!

“Digital Directors Cut” of EPIC #1 Pilot Releases Tonight at Midnight to ALL BACKERS!

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ComixTribe announces NYCC Exclusive & Guest Signing Schedule

| October 9, 2013
ComixTribe announces NYCC Exclusive & Guest Signing Schedule

ComixTribe has announced its plans for the big show, including a number of creator signings and a NYCC Exclusive book! Tyler James (The Red Ten, Oxymoron, EPIC), John Lees (The Standard, And Then Emily Was Gone), and Joe Mulvey (SCAM) will be at the ComixTribe booths #1170-1172 in the Small Press Alley on the main […]

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The Kickstarter Laboratory: 7 Experiments in Crowdfunding a Floppy

| September 23, 2013 | 2 Comments
The Kickstarter Laboratory: 7 Experiments in Crowdfunding a Floppy

Tyler James discusses seven new crowdfunding strategies he’ll be trying with his latest Kickstarter campaign.

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ComixTribe Launches EPIC Kickstarter! Bonus Incentives for Day One Backers

| September 23, 2013
ComixTribe Launches EPIC Kickstarter! Bonus Incentives for Day One Backers

ComixTribe Lauches 25 Day Campaign to Fund EPIC!

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DIY Crowdfunding Fulfillment Part II – Ship Like a Boss

| September 16, 2013 | 4 Comments
DIY Crowdfunding Fulfillment Part II – Ship Like a Boss

Tyler James continues his DIY Crowdfunding series, discussing the ins and outs of shipping.

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An EPIC Kickstarter Launching in One Week!

| September 16, 2013
An EPIC Kickstarter Launching in One Week!

ComixTribe brings EPIC to Kickstarter on September 23, 2013!

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The Agony! The Ecstasy! Turning Failure into Success: A Kickstarter Story

| September 6, 2013 | 1 Comment
The Agony! The Ecstasy! Turning Failure into Success: A Kickstarter Story

Writer Wes Locher shares lessons from a failed AND a successful Kickstarter campaign for the same book.

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Get a FREE SKETCH from ComixTribe at New York Comic Con 2013!

| August 26, 2013 | 43 Comments
Get a FREE SKETCH from ComixTribe at New York Comic Con 2013!

ComixTribe is giving out 100 FREE Sketches at New York Comic Con 2013…and pre-order commissions by Tyler James, Cesar Feliciano, and Joe Mulvey are now open!

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DIY Crowdfunding Fulfillment Part I – What To Do BEFORE You Launch?

| August 26, 2013
DIY Crowdfunding Fulfillment Part I – What To Do BEFORE You Launch?

Tyler James continues his analysis of comics and crowdfunding, discussing the 5 things you must source BEFORE you launch your Kickstarter campaign.

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Think Outside the Floppy

| August 19, 2013
Think Outside the Floppy

What comic creating entrepreneurs can learn from the recent success of the Atomic Robo “Tesladyne Recruitment Drive”…and why we need to “think outside the floppy.”

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Why Aren’t I Selling More Comics?

| July 22, 2013
Why Aren’t I Selling More Comics?

How the hell do we sell more independent comics…and comics in general? Tyler James takes a holistic view.

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UPDATED! Barcodes, ISBNs, UPCs, Oh My!

| July 10, 2013 | 11 Comments
UPDATED! Barcodes, ISBNs, UPCs, Oh My!

Tyler James updates his incredibly useful, frequently referenced, terribly BORING post on Barcodes for Comics. Get your popcorn ready!

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THE RED TEN #4 Trailer

| June 15, 2013
THE RED TEN #4 Trailer

ComixTribe has just released the World Premiere Trailer for THE RED TEN #4. THE RED TEN #4 is available for Pre-Order in PREVIEWS now (JUN130942) and will be out in August.

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Get a FREE Sketch at Boston Comic Con from ComixTribe!

| June 14, 2013 | 126 Comments
Get a FREE Sketch at Boston Comic Con from ComixTribe!

The boys are at it again! The artists of ComixTribe are giving away 100 free sketch cards at the Boston Comic Con, and are open for a limited number of Convention Commissions. Get your requests in today!

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TODAY: Watch a SCAM Artist in Action?

| June 7, 2013
TODAY: Watch a SCAM Artist in Action?

Come see Joe Mulvey draw the FINAL page of SCAM at Carmine Comics in the West Village today!

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Prioritize Your Creative Time

| June 3, 2013
Prioritize Your Creative Time

Tyler James and the ComixTribe offer suggests for prioritizing your creative time.

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ComixTribe at MeCAF May 19

| May 16, 2013
ComixTribe at MeCAF May 19

ComixTribe Publisher Tyler James will be a guest at the 2013 Maine Comics Arts Festival.

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May 4th is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

| May 2, 2013
May 4th is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Celebrate FREE COMIC BOOK DAY with the ComixTribe! All the details about their landmark release THE RED TEN #0 and more!

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A “Rotten Tomatoes” for Comics?

| April 8, 2013
A “Rotten Tomatoes” for Comics?

Tyler talks to Ken Marden, creator of Kubla Comics, a new comic book review aggregation site.

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Comixology Submit: A Game Changer?

| March 25, 2013
Comixology Submit: A Game Changer?

Is Comixology Submit a “game changer” for independent and small press publishers? Or is this much ado about nothing?

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Everything You Need to Know About Small Press Distribution

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Everything You Need to Know About Small Press Distribution

Tyler James takes a no-nonsense look at ALL of the distribution channels available to small-press creators.

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Dissecting DareDevil with Ryan K Lindsay

| February 13, 2013
Dissecting DareDevil with Ryan K Lindsay

Tyler James chats with Ryan K Lindsay about his upcoming book of essays on Daredevil.

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Who’s Going to Review My Independent Comic Book?

| January 28, 2013 | 3 Comments
Who’s Going to Review My Independent Comic Book?

Need help finding people to review your book? Tyler James breaks it down in this week’s Comix Counsel.

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ComixTribe 2012: Year in Review

| December 31, 2012
ComixTribe 2012: Year in Review

Look back at this dynamic slideshow recap of an incredible 2012 for ComixTribe!

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When the Projects You Aren’t Working On Are Killing You

| December 24, 2012
When the Projects You Aren’t Working On Are Killing You

How do you cope when all the projects you want to work on someday are sucking the energy from what you’re currently committed to?

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Enjoy a “Working Holiday” from ComixTribe

| December 21, 2012
Enjoy a “Working Holiday” from ComixTribe

Happy Holidays On behalf of the entire ComixTribe crew, I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, happy holiday season, and a joyous New Year! In honor of the holiday, we’d like to share this nicely naughty holiday-themed OXYMORON short by the talented team of Mark “Humbug!” Poulton (Avengelyne, Koni Waves, Savage Hawkman) and […]

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