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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‘Sèche tes pleurs’ and the Importance of Québécois Culture in the Code 45 Graphic Novel

One of the most amazing experiences I’ve had creating Code 45 caught me almost completely by surprise. By the time I began writing the second issue, I knew that I wanted to leverage music from the era our main character, Vanessa, grew up in to provide additional connective tissue between… read more »

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Code 45 Pandemic Series: Printing Locally Saved Our Comic Book From Huge Delays

The printing world is one whose tendrils stretch far and wide across the entire globe, and in the early stages of the pandemic that proved to be a major problem for many of our Kickstarter peers. As horizons began to narrow mid-March, so too did the capacity of China’s printers,… 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: Taking A Risk On Our Comic Book Kickstarter Timing Was A Game Changer

In my previous post discussing our second Code 45 Kickstarter campaign, I mentioned that we had been prepared for a more modest level of first day support, which is what ended up happening for us. What were hadn’t predicted was the huge influx of people who were backing our comic… 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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