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CI 403: Kickstarting YOUR Dream! With Richard Bliss

Richard Bliss: Funding the Dream on Kickstarter Podcast

In this third installment of our Kickstarter Maxi Series, we speak with Richard Bliss, host of the podcast, Funding the Dream On Kickstarter. Richard has, as of this writing, posted over 183 episodes, interviewing, in Chris’ estimation, at least 120 different Kickstarter campaign owners, where they tell him what they tried; what worked, what didn’t, what they might do different next time.

CI 402: He’s Back! – Interview with Cedric Hohnstadt, 4 years later!!!

Cedric Hohnstadt - Pose Drawing Sparkbook

You may recall several years ago the very last interview we did was with our good friend Cedric Hohnstadt. In this episode Chris, and I jump into the CI time machine and flash forward to today where we catch up with Cedric again after four years. Cedric reveals what he’s been up to for the past four years as well as his top secret formula for an amazingly successful Kickstarter campaign.

What…

CI 401: Kickstarting our Kickstarter Maxi-Series

Kickstarting our Kickstarter Maxi Series

After a 3 year hiatus, Bob and Chris are back to talk about one of the most significant changes in the creative world; crowdfunding. Specifically Kickstarter. Listen in on what they have planned for the next series of episodes.

Answers for Freelancers: Re-release

Logo-Answers for Freelancers

Bob and I have just released a new episode of Answers for Freelancers. Why? What are we up to? Lots of stuff, and it starts with the archiving and restoration of A4F and continues as we return to Creative Independence.

The Wireless Generation

The Wireless Generation

In 2000, Drew Gilbert worked at Funnybone Interactive alongside Bob and myself. And like Bob and I, shortly thereafter found himself pounding the pavement looking for freelance work as the economy came to what seemed like a grinding halt. Like most of our contemporaries, we found that work was slim and opportunities for salaried positions far between. And so, like the rest of our pals, w…

CI 310: an Interview with Cedric Hohnstadt.

Bob interviews professional illustrator Cedric Hohnstadt. In this episode Cedric and Bob discuss marketing techniques, networking, social media and self promotion.

Cedric is an extremely talented character designer and humorous illustrator who specializes in mascot design, cartooning, animation, logos and other forms of marketing entertainment. Some of Cedric’s clients include Disney,…

CI-309 An Interview with Carlos Castellanos

Bob welcomes Carlos Castellanos back to the show. Carlos is a wealth of great business and marketing information. Whenever we have Carlos on the show we make it a point to get out out our notebooks and take notes so I don’t miss anything… We know you’ll want to do the same. So grab a pencil and some paper and check out the latest episode of CI. We know you’ll be glad you…

CI 308 An Interview with Sparky Firepants.

Bob and illustrator Sparky Firepants (AKA David Billings) talk about marketing. David shares some of his surefire marketing techniques including, slowing down, networking, using social media, and the importance of forming strong and trusting relationships with your…

CI 307: Creative Independence goes Haywire! Rip Haywire, that is.

The Rip Haywire

This episode is full of comedy and adventure! Come along for thrills, chills, explosions, guns, fisticuffs and hilariously sarcastic retorts. Join us as Dan Thompson, creator of the syndicated cartoon strip Rip Haywire talks to us about his journey to get his strip syndicated and published. While we think he’s got a real winner here, his journey is littered with trial, error, dead cartoon strips…

CI 306 An Interview with Dani Jones

If you’ve been on twitter, Ustream or any of Dani’s many websites you know what an amazing and talented artist Dani Jones is. Chris and I had the privilege of interviewing Dani a little while back. It was a fantastic interview unfortunately the sound quality was so poor we weren’t able to release the episode.

Dani was kind enough to grant us another interview. In this episode she talks…

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