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BREAKING: New suit for #TheFlash  in season 2. Thoughts? Like the look?
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For anyone interested in #comics  and in Orlando this weekend. +Julian Chambliss knows his stuff.
 
Talking about Black Panther and postcolonial symbolism at the public library on Saturday. I'm excited about his talk.
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Most DC Comics movies are unprofitable http://bit.ly/1ePCD89 

Issue 31 of +The Full Bleed goes between the panels to discuss the financial history of DC Comics movie properties. Watch now and you'll learn:

* The average box office loss for DC movies. (For more data, check out my intro post for The DC Comics Movie Report: http://bit.ly/1JxUNaX)

* Why Warner is so dependent on film credits and product placement.

* How history has treated minor DC properties, and why that's worrying for planned solo properties such as #Cyborg , #GreenLantern , and #Shazam

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#Crowdfunding  comics without #Kickstarter ? Yes, you should. Here's why: https://youtu.be/pXyWGRueKps

Issue 30 of +The Full Bleed goes between the panels to reveal a better alternative to Kickstarter and Indiegogo for raising capital for your indie #comicbook  project. Watch now and you'll learn:

* Why less than 40% of Kickstarter campaigns are successfully funded.

* A simple (and free!) strategy to grow your readership exponentially.

* How to raise significant sums without using a crowdfunding platform.

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Do this before even thinking about a  #comics   #kickstarter  http://bit.ly/1JQMJRK

Follow the link for issue 28 of +The Full Bleed and then stay tuned for a follow-up blog post with all the show notes. Questions or comments? I'd love to hear them. 
Indie #comics  creators! Here's how to do more with you work: http://bit.ly/1JQMJRK ref @comixology Issue 28 of The Full Bleed goes between the panels to… - The Full Bleed - Google+
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Far as #SDCC  goes, I'll take Robert Kirkman for the win. But all the talk of DC losing? Not buying it. #comics   #comicbookmovies   #batmanvsupermandawnofjustice  
No, #DCEntertainment  didn't lose #SDCC2015 Time for Issue 43. I may not be the biggest DC Comics fan, but the level of meh aimed at DC for what it… - The Full Bleed - Google+
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Didn't get a chance to attend #SDCC  this year, but I'm still writing about #comics  and the business as much as I can. Follow the link for the Issue 38 show notes for The Full Bleed.
Show notes for issue 38 of The Full Bleed are now live! This time we go between the panels to explain why #Instagram is the most important social network… - The Full Bleed - Google+
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Issue 34 of +The Full Bleed goes between the panels with another #business  tip for creators. This time, we talk about how movie producers sell film projects and how their approach can help you market your own work. Watch now and you'll learn:

* How producers make even bizarre movie concepts relatable by drawing on projects that have enjoyed commercial success.

* How to make your own project relatable by tying it to known properties or even known creators.

* The difference between pitching a unique project with relatable themes, and trying to "game the market" with a copycat idea.

Ready for the rest of the story? Click the video to watch now and then subscribe to never miss an issue: http://bit.ly/1F6gHkD  Also, if you know of #comics  creators who might benefit from this sort of business advice, here's a direct link to the new issue: http://bit.ly/1ehpR2n

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The 1 Thing You Need to Make #Comics  Professionally H/T @JoePulizzi  http://bit.ly/1B4Youw

Show notes for issue 32 of +The Full Bleed are now available. This week's business issue goes between the panels to discuss why indie creators should focus on just one platform when distributing a comics project. Here's why:

* Keeping a schedule and publishing in one place allows fans who like your work to recommend to their friends where and when to find you, because they know new stuff will be there.

* Also, you need a track record. Ryan Browne turned God Hates Astronauts into a semi-regular webcomic in 2010. Image Comics picked it up in print last year. Katie Cook has been writing and drawing her adorable webcomic, Gronk: A Monster's Story, since April of 2010. Five years later, she has a print deal with Action Lab. Doing the hard work of building audience first -- in one place, and one place only -- CAN pay off.

* Predictability also forces you to be professional. And that's what you want to be, right? A comics industry professional?

Watch this week's episode and then follow the link for the rest of the show notes. Like what you see? Add us to your pull list and you'll get two issues a week for the low, low price of free -- http://bit.ly/1MsEw5O
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Why opening weekend at the box office matters so much, and the studio that wins more often than most   #ft  

From the article:

The math behind opening-weekend mania
Reports vary when it comes to how distributors (i.e., studios) and exhibitors (i.e., theaters) split the gate, but most agree that the Hollywood operators get the majority in the early weeks. For opening weekend, it can be as much as 90% of box office sales. 

That's why you saw Disney  (NYSE: DIS  )  releasing so many teasers and TV ads ahead of Avengers: Age of Ultron. As both producer and distributor, the House of Mouse was on track to earn as much as $180 million -- in the U.S. alone -- from a $200 million open. Mixing in tens of millions more from early openings in foreign territories appeared to put Age of Ultron within striking distance of profitability on opening weekend, no small feat for a film that cost a reported $250 million to produce ...

To learn how to invest better, please visit +The Motley Fool at http://www.fool.com. For analysis of the #business‬  of #comics   and genre entertainment, subscribe to +The Full Bleed -- http://bit.ly/1F6gHkD
 Hollywood is a funny business to begin with, but the movie business is even crazier. Why? Front-loaded economics means that the opening weekend can account for a huge portion of a film's box office profit.Here's a look at the five movies that, so far, have cashed in the most: MovieOpening WeekendDomestic GrossOpening as a % Of Domestic Gross Marvel's The Avengers $207,438,708   $623,357,910  33.3% Avengers: Age of Ultron $191,271,109  $413,318,...
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Put Denver Comic-Con in the six-figure club: https://youtu.be/FRkikStOxbc #DCC2015  

Issue 29 of +The Full Bleed is this week's industry update. In the video, I address:

* How DCC's 18% growth year-over-year fits with industry trends.

* What the likely economic impact of the con was.

* Why "peak geek" is still several years off.

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ICMYI: +The Full Bleed YouTube channel is live and delivering new content weekly. Take a look and let me know what you think. #comics   #movies   #TV  
Achievement unlocked! +The Full Bleed YouTube channel custom URL is now live: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThefullbleedNet Please visit and subscribe to get… - The Full Bleed - Google+
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Tim Beyers writes about the business of innovation, comics, and genre entertainment
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I am a professional freelance writer who has been a regular contributor to The Motley Fool since 2003. I am also the co-creator of Editorchat on Twitter and curator of The Freelance Writer’s Helper. Have a story idea or writing assignment?  Email me here, and thanks for checking out my profile.
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    Communication Arts, 1987 - 1991
  • Syracuse University
    Public Communications, 1991 - 1993
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