How to Crowdfund a Graphic Novel: Kickstarter success with the creators of comic book Turncoat

We’re talking about comic book Kickstarter success in this episode of Crowd Scene.

The world of graphic novels is a fascinating scene for budding entrepreneurs and storytellers. Certainly the massive success of Marvel Comic adaptations into blockbuster films has demonstrated the mainstream appeal for comic books. In this episode we get some insights into what it takes to create and crowdfund an original comic book as we speak to writer Ryan O’Sullivan and editor Neil Gibson about their work Turncoat and their recent, and very successful campaign on Kickstarter.

And in the news, Mike and Pete discuss the Peachy Printer embezzlement fiasco. Check out the painful backer update video we talk about.

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Links and things relevant to this episode

Turncoat Comic – Official Website

@RyanOSullivan – Ryan O’Sullivan on Twitter

@twistedneil – Neil Gibson on Twitter

Plaid Klaus – Comic book artist and illustrator for Turncoat

Comics Experience – Comic book community

Theatrics Comic

Karma Police – A graphic novel by Chris Lewis

TPub – Publisher of comic books

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