i want to reply to everything because comic talk is important talk
cat-sharks said: I don’t know if squarespace is better than wordpress, but they’ve been pretty great to me so far.
i sent you an ask about this! squarespace does seem worth looking into.
kromitar said: SJ on imo ihan hyvä eikä oman kokemuksen mukaan mitenkään erityisen kuollut, tai ainakin oma sarjis saa tasaisesti uusia lukijoita. Lukijalle se on kans miellyttävä, luulisin. Vähän epäammattimaisen oloinen kyl, agreed on that
En myöskään näe mitään huonoa siinä et uploadaa sarjistaan useemmalle platformille: eri sivuilla saattaa olla eri käyttäjäkunnat, joten näkyvyys on parempi ja lukijat voi valita miellyttävimmän?
mä huomasin kans et vaikka en oo ollu aktiivinen vuoteen SJ:s niin kyllä siellä aina joku käy lisäämässä sen faveihin. Mistähän ne sen löytää.. leiskojakin onneksi saa muokkailtua mutta aina pääsee vähän itku ku joutuu kattoo sitä oman puolen leiskaa. aattelin kans et vähintään kahdelle eri platformille ois jees laittaa sarjiksensa. en tiiä jaksanko useemmalle, vaikka tiiän kyllä ihmisiä jotka päivittää kolmelle tai neljälle. se jää nähtäväksi!
oxboxer said: There’s also webtoons.com which is kinda korean comic focused but HEY. Not sure what their content guidelines are but maybe take a look at them.
webtoons seems kind of single-strip/humour based website, and I’m not sure if long-form comics work well there… also if your comic manages to hit it good and you get into the paid artists, they own all the rights to your comic? so if someone aims to get paid through webtoons, they should keep this in mind (my friend is a paid artist there)
I get the similar kind of a feel from Tapastic honestly, but I’m not sure if my comic’s target audience is in these kind of websites?? maybe my other projects do? I’ll have to think about it
spacepegasus reblogged this from muura and added:
I’m just gonna reply since I have been thinking about this in spite of not really having a project to apply it to: SJ seems to be behind the times and shrinking, or at least it was much bigger when I posted my first webcomic there (five years ago OH MY GOD I AM OLD). If I were starting a comic I think I’d try Tapastic and a Tumblr to get an audience and consider moving to my own site later if these sites felt too shaky. Also some places where you can buy your own domain allow you to just make it a redirect and lead it to potentially any place (though it’s a bit unprofessional).
I agree that it has definitely changed with the times! A lot of people have moved on to other sites, but it still seems like the biggest website to host your comics in, for free. There’s always someone updating and the top webcomics still keep getting new fans. (I think?) And yeah if I’m gonna buy a domain name I’d rather just have it on my own website completely.
cheezhayama said: I’m doing Wordpress + Comicpress right now. Not a lot of design customization unless you can code, but at least it’s your own domain! If you’re gonna work on something for a while might as well pay and make it look good :)
This is truly a good point and one that made me decide that I do at least need my own site because yeah, I’ve spent a LOT of years from my life on this, might as well indeed…!
swellingseas said: What about comicfury? It seems pretty solid and has a lot of features that you seem to want! I dislike tumblr just because the lack of a commenting system really bothers me; SJ is still cool tho admittedly I also stopped going, idk why hahaha
I went to look at comicfury and ohhhhh my god I’m never complaining about Smackjeeves being ugly again.. it does seem like an active website but…??
you CAN add disqus to tumblr layouts for comments though! that just demands some extra effort from you though but it’s not too hard.
creepsqueak said: Hiveworks maybe. A lot of my favorite comics are there and they all cross link.
Hiveworks is a publisher, not a webcomic host, so you actually need to apply there!
Hey thanks for the feedback everyone! I think I’m gonna make my own website at least, keep my comic on Smackjeeves and see what happens, and maybe try out Tapastic for a while, for the community. This helped a lot ♥