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

24 minutes


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.


Key Takeaways

  • 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.

Your hosts

Ed Williams

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Brent Lyles

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