Episode 039: What It Really Takes Starting An Indie Comic Book Company (Part 5 of 6): Collaboration
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | by Ed Williams and Brent Lyles
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Collaboration—true, diverse collaboration—is your opportunity to get talented people around what you’ve built and multiply it by 10. It isn’t a gathering of opinions, feedback and criticism. It’s an opportunity to expand what you’ve done and take it to a higher level.
- The whole point of collaboration is to create a better, smarter solution than you could with one perspective.
- Collaboration is the gateway to bigger, better ideas that wouldn’t come about through your one perspective.
- True collaboration is bringing together people of different perspectives, experiences, cultures, races, ethnicity, genders, etc.
- If you all come from the same place, with the same perspective, with the same world-view—that isn’t collaboration. That’s groupthink.
- Getting phenomenal people around your project leads to expansive, ambitious ideas; better stories; newer characters; and territory you would’ve never explored on your own.