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Kickstarter Page Design

| October 18, 2014
Kickstarter Page Design

Creator Matt Heistand of Deep Dive Daredevils offers up some tips for Kickstarter page design.

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A “Super” Kickstarter

| September 7, 2014
A “Super” Kickstarter

  A couple of months ago, I was asked by creator Joshua Crowther to do some editing for him. He had a book that was already well underway, but being intrigued with the premise, I agreed.  Then I started asking Josh some questions about the story. Here are the answers, and what he wants to […]

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Learning to Color With Hi-Fi

| March 17, 2014
Learning to Color With Hi-Fi

ComixTribe’s Sam LeBas had a chance to chat with Brian Miller, founder of Hi-Fi Colour Design, a well-regarded comic book coloring studio, with clients including DC, Disney, Image and Marvel. Brian is currently Kickstarting “Hi-Fi Color for Comics,” a book that walks creators step-by-step through the process of coloring comic books. Sam LeBas: Why is […]

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

| September 6, 2013 | 2 Comments
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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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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Reflecting on Retailer Outreach Through Kickstarter

| October 10, 2012
Reflecting on Retailer Outreach Through Kickstarter

Tyler James talks to creators Alex Wilson of the Eagle Award-winning “The Time of Reflection”, who is taking a novel approach to retailer outreach through Kickstarter.

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In the Kickstarter Crucible

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
In the Kickstarter Crucible

Tyler James talks to creators Joe Martino, Joey Esposito, Mike Raicht, and Clint Hilinski, who are all running Kickstarter campaigns this week.

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Oh, the HORROR! Rachel Deering Interview

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Oh, the HORROR!  Rachel Deering Interview

Horror writer Rachel Deering shares her thoughts on werewolves, horror in comics, and the nightmares that sometimes come with creator-owned comics

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What Counts, With Page Counts

| November 3, 2011 | 2 Comments
What Counts, With Page Counts

I’m closing in on finishing the script for Issue #1 of Gutter Magic, and I thought I would take the opportunity to talk a little about page counts – what and why the “standard” page count is 22 pages, and what that means to an indie creator like myself. I’ll also let you know what I decided to […]

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Sam Humphries on His Remarkable “Our Love Is Real”

| September 14, 2011 | 4 Comments
Sam Humphries on His Remarkable “Our Love Is Real”

In this Trenches interview, I chat with writer Sam Humphries, about his quirky sci-fi WTF one-shot OUR LOVE IS REAL, which was recently picked up by Image Comics. Sam is DEFINITELY a creator you should be paying attention to.

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First Steps

| September 7, 2011 | 10 Comments
First Steps

I had sort of given up on writing comics a few years ago. Writing comics was one of those things I had  always wanted to do, but was always finding excuses not to. At first, it was not knowing how to write a script. Then, not knowing how to hook up with an artist. Then, […]

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So You Want to Do an Anthology?

| August 10, 2011 | 1 Comment
So You Want to Do an Anthology?

Jeff McComsey, writer/artist and Editor-In-Chief of the Fubar World War II Zombie anthology steps into the Trenches to share tips for running a successful anthology.

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The BREAKNECK Story

| July 13, 2011 | 2 Comments
The BREAKNECK Story

Mark Bertolini returns for an inside look at how his break-out series BREAKNECK came to be.

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Five Questions with Writer Mike Raicht!

| June 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
Five Questions with Writer Mike Raicht!

Mike Raicht is one of the many talented creators I’ve had the chance to meet over the past few years. I’m a fan of his work, and he was kind enough to sit down for this TRENCHES interview.

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What I’m REALLY finding out about comics…

| April 20, 2011 | 4 Comments
What I’m REALLY finding out about comics…

Find out what Joe Mulvey learned from getting five non-comics readers to give comics a shot!

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Successful Funding with Kickstarter

| March 23, 2011 | 2 Comments
Successful Funding with Kickstarter

Creating comics isn’t easy. Sure, it’s fulfilling, but anyone who struggles to get their work on the shelves has their share of horror stories. And for a long time now, one of the greatest hurdles to overcome has been the sheer cost of getting these full-color pamphlets produced. But folks, I have good news. Thanks […]

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Trenches #2: Selling the Retailer

| February 17, 2011 | 10 Comments
Trenches #2: Selling the Retailer

Myth – The success/failure of your comic in the direct market is entirely based on sales.   Related Posts:A “Super” KickstarterB&N Week 152: Engaging Two Types of ReadersComixTribe Street Team hits the ground running this June!Join the ComixTribe Street Team!B&N Week 74: Numbers Game

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TRENCHES #1: The Long Gone Story

| February 10, 2011 | 2 Comments
TRENCHES #1: The Long Gone Story

Trenches, a new ComixTribe feature kicks off today! In this first installment, writer Mark Bertolini (Breakneck, Ghostlines, Long Gone) talks about the trials and tribulations of getting his first comic book project off the ground.

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