Spike Trotman - Indie Publishing Master-Class
Spike Trotman (@Iron_Spike) is a cartoonist and the founder/publisher of Iron Circus Comics - Chicago's largest alternative comics publisher. She's an indie powerhouse who transitioned from self-publishing her own work, to publishing amazing comics by other creators, raising more than a million dollars on Kickstarter in the process. I could talk about how impressed I've been with what Spike has accomplished for a very long time, but I'd rather let you listen for yourselves.
In this episode, she joins me in an extra-long episode of the show to talk about:
Iron Circus' evolution over the years and where it is today
Her plans for Iron Circus' future
How webcomic business models have changed
The evolution of the comics industry through the rise of digital and crowdfunding platforms
What she would do if she was starting over today
Her top self-publishing / indie publishing tips
& the Creators for Creators grant (which just might be right for you)
It's a packed episode that I'm sure you'll get a lot out of!