064: You Can See Opportunities That No One Else Can with David Malki !

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Click to Tweet: David Malki! shares his journey on Comics Manifest podcast



David Malki ! is the creator of the popular web comic Wondermark, the co-creator of the book series Machine of Death, and has also runs multiple kick-starter campaigns for Wondermark merchandise including jigsaw puzzles and greeting cards. David also ran a campaign that raised over 500 thousand dollars to manifest the Machine of Death board game into reality.


Episode Outline


I’m so excited to have David on the podcast! This is one of my favorite conversations so far and it’s partly because David is hilarious but also it’s because he is such an amazing communicator.


David tells us the story of his introduction to comics, how his childhood dream lead to Wondermark, and his goals for the future of his business.


During this chat David also talks about creative fulfillment, being your own boss, and he also drops some incredible Kickstarter insight for those who want to make sure that their next campaign is a success.


I know that you will love this episode and I would love it if you also shared this episode with your friends.


Deep Dive


  • Helicopter Designer to Cartoonist
  • Webcomics in the 2000’s
  • Patience
  • The Secret to Kickstarter
  • Fulfillment w/ your personal projects
  • The future of Wondermark
  • and much more…


Quick Round


  • Creator David is loving | Fiona Staples
  • Personal Habit | Scheduling the night before
  • App/Tool | Instapaper
  • Book Recommendation |
    • How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie 
    • The Feeling Good Handbook – David Burns
  • What would David say | Hey make that game simpler!


Closing Advice


You can see the opportunities that no one else can


Links and Resources



Connect with David


| Twitter | Wondermark |


Thanks For Listening


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Thank you David, for joining me on this episode of Comics Manifest


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