The Arclight Podcast
About This Show
Build a comic book universe and make your first comic as an indie creator. Join Ed Williams &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Brent Lyles, two indie comic book creators, as they share the past five years of their experience and journey building a comic book intellectual property, their first comic book issues, and teach you everything they've learned along the way. From team building and collaboration to world building, to character design and professionalism, you'll join them in their conversations as they let you inside their discussions on the many struggles, wins, and lessons an indie comic creator needs to know. You'll walk away from every episode with something of value that can be applied to your own goals—be they creating your own indie comic empire or working in the comic industry. 1) Enjoy the newest episode of this podcast and 5 of the very best, hand-selected episodes for FREE. 2) Go to http://arclightcomics.com and unlock the full archive (including full show notes and transcriptions) with a subscription OR Community Membership. 3) Your Community Membership also includes access to the Community where you can connect with like-minded indie comic creators 24/7. Sharpen your skills, professionalism and grow as a creator with an Arclight membership: http://arclightcomics.com.
Most Recent Episode
044: You Have To Set Bigger Goals (This Is How We Got To New York Comic Con)
3 days ago
We would have never gotten to New York Comic Con unless we took getting their seriously and turned it into a goal. Did it feel impossible? Yeah. Did we go up against a thousand million obstacles? Sure did. But we had a goal in mind: Let’s get to NYCC. And through it all, we got there. You have to set bigger goals. Once you set them, you have to devise a plan on how to achieve them. It isn’t enough to plan. You and your team have to execute on that goal. And it needs to be executed on as a single, cohesive unit. Your team has to have dynamic relationships that support one another and carry each other through thick and thin. In this episode, we talk about how to go about setting bigger goals and continue on with sharing our NYCC experience detailing almost everything that went on Thursday through Sunday, including Brent almost missing his flight, eating some really nasty pizza, and getting validation from industry veterans. Highlights, Quick Wins, & Takeaways You have two choices. Believe in you goals or Fear your goals. Your bigger goals should be ambitious and scare you a little bit. Don’t let goals sit in the idea stage. Execute on them. It’s not enough to just talk about it. Learn how to reverse engineer your goals. Reverse engineering is the process of building the goal backwards to see the steps it would take to get there. When your team meets in person, the relationships should elevate. Meeting in person allows conversations and ideation to continue. Online discussions start and end when the connection is started and then shut down. In-person allows for spontaneity of ideas and creativity. Your team should meet at least once a year to create these bonds and experiences.