Kai Society

Thursday, March 23, 2017

2017/03/23 - Serious Business


We welcome special guest and fellow Talk Radio Show Host, Michael Dolce, an expert on comic books, pop culture and more. Together we will explore the funny and not so funny side of doing business and cultivating your tribe. Kai Cole invites Michael Dolce onto the program remotely, as she talks with him about his journey from the world of corporate to personalized content. Michael traces his evolution of finding a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic at a stationery store as a kid to becoming a web designer and graphic novelist. Michael wrote his first comic Crossfire in 2001, eventually joining the team at Wizard Magazine. Michael identifies how he builds his own tribe within the comics industry, and how his mindset has changed from when he started writing to the present day. Entrepreneurship as applied to the world of creativity is analyzed as well. Can the comic book aesthetic be synthesized into web design? How can one maintain a balance between being creative and selling out? Is there a need in the modern media landscape of crowdfunding for middlemen like publishers and studios anymore? Michael and Sam share their litany of expertise.   “The experience is now the commodity.”