Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 2 of Certified Comic Talk, the podcast that helps YOU become a better comic-preneur TODAY!
I’m so excited for you to listen to this episode as I’m being joined by Tom Garcia, aka Comic Tom! For those of you who don’t know Tom or haven’t heard his entire story before, you’re really going to enjoy hearing how Tom became the comic-preneur that he is today. I can assure you that Tom shares some great tips and tricks during our interview, and you don’t want to miss a single minute of the show!
Enjoy The Show!
To be honest, I received way more positive responses to Episode 1 of Certified Comic Talk than I was anticipating. I just wanted to take a quick second to say THANK YOU to all the peeps from the #igcomicfam who shared messages of support with me!
MEET COMIC TOM
During the interview, Tom and I chat for one whole hour, and we cover quite a bit of ground including:
- Jason’s embarrassing story about the first time he discovered Comic Tom on Instagram
- Why it’s important to be authentic on social media
- What is was like living in an apartment that was attached to a comic book shop
- How Tom and his Dad drove cross-country from Washington to New York to buy-out the inventory of a closing comic shop
- What it was like being a kid helping his Dad sell all those comics at conventions and trade-shows
- How Tom went from being a Bank Manager to a full-time Comic-Preneur
- The time Tom bought a comic off eBay, and it arrived in a Captain Crunch cereal box
- Why it’s important to do something you love, and not do something just for the money
- How Tom brought the Mystery Mail Call Subscription Box to life
- Tom’s approach for creating content for his YouTube Channel
- The story behind how Tom is now creating video content in a partnership with CBSI
- Tom answers questions from the comic book collecting community
THE SECRET GIVEAWAY
Did you know that with each episode of Certified Comic Talk there’s a secret giveaway? You have to listen to the entire show to make sure you don’t miss it. For this episode, in honor of the Bloodshot movie staring Vin Diesel officially going into production, I’m giving away FIVE issues of Eternal Warrior #5 which features Bloodshot’s origin story. Listen to the pod to find out how you can win!
YOU HAVE Q’S? I HAVE THE A’S
I really want this podcast to be a collaborative effort, and not just between myself and my guests, but with you involved as well! If you have any questions at all about the having a comic book related business, feel free to tweet me at @certifiedcomics, send me a DM on Instagram, or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll do my best to personally answer, or have one my guests answer, your question!
HELP ME SPREAD THE WORD
Launching a brand-new podcast isn’t easy. For it to be discovered by its intended audience, it really helps if the show has a steady flow of reviews and ratings on iTunes. It would mean the world to me if you went over to iTunes and left a rating and review for the podcast. Also don’t forget to subscribe, and for imaginary bonus points share the podcast with your fellow comic book pals on social media and encourage them to check it out. Thanks in advance for all of your support!