The Code 45 Graphic Novel Shipped World-Wide And Your Kickstarter Can Too

It’s been a continual surprise how far and wide Code 45 has spread across the globe. When we ran our first campaign for Issue #1, the vast majority of our supporters hailed from Canada, which only makes sense. After all, this is where our creative team is based, and as… read more »

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Code 45 Pandemic Series: Comic Book Mega-Issue Plans Meet A Summer Of Chaos

Our planning for the Code 45 graphic novel mega-issue was drawn from our experience with the first issue of comic book. This proved to be a problem. Since we had spent the better part of 2019 creating and completing Code 45 Issue 1, we didn’t quite have a handle on… read more »

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Code 45 Pandemic Series: Why We Chose The Mega-Issue Strategy

One of the biggest changes we made going from our first Kickstarter campaign to our second was the decision to bundle issues 2+3 together into what we termed the ‘mega-issue.’ Initially, we considered trying to fund the entire Code 45 project all at once, bundling each of the five issues… read more »

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Code 45 Pandemic Series: Our 2nd Comic Book Kickstarter Brings Major Day 1 Surprises

In my previous post about what it’s been like to create, produce, publish, and fund the Code 45 comic book on Kickstarter during a pandemic I talked about how the coronavirus caught us—like the rest of the world—completely off-guard. In the midst of our campaign the entire world was thrown… read more »

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Code 45 Pandemic Series: Lessons And Luck From Our First Comic Kickstarter

The timing of our first Kickstarter for Code 45 was both a blessing and a curse. We chose March 3, 2020 as our launch date shortly after having crossed the t’s and dotted the lower-case j’s with Scout Comics in January. This gave us a scant 30 days or so… read more »

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Creating The Code 45 Graphic Novel During A Pandemic: A Series

The last 12 months have been a whirlwind combination of creativity, stress, uncertainty, chaos, and art. When Angela Hodge, Joe Ng, and I signed our publishing contract with Scout Comics just over a year ago, brought Josh Perez on board as colorist, and then decided we were going to launch… read more »

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3 Thoughts About Improving The Kickstarter Experience After 2 Successful Projects

Earlier this week Kickstarter sent out a survey asking project creators like us what we liked and what we would improve about the entire crowdsourcing process. It was a fairly extensive set of questions, and it was clear that there are certain areas that their staff are focused on (particularly… read more »

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