Ever get discouraged by low numbers of readers? Well, try not to be. If your webcomic doesn’t explode with readership, that’s normal. The best thing to do is keep at it for awhile and figures things out. Some webcomics hit it big because they start out great or were at the right place at the right time, or both. Some are a third or fourth try at comics before seeing a remarkable degree of success.
And here is where a few folks talking about this over at TWCL, just so you can see other artists’ thoughts on the matter.
Of course, you can add your comic to TWCL to help get the word out, along with a place I just found called webcomicsguide.com. I can’t speak as to the usefulness of the site but it claims to allow for the possibility of being discovered.
Newspapers are removing comics and comic syndication companies are closing down during these days, so self publishing is the most accessible way to get your comic out there. It won’t get out there by doing nothing, that’s for sure. It may possibly help to get a copy of Stay Tooned for tips and such for professional cartoonists. I’ll eventually get a subscription and let you know for sure.
You can watch a video of the making of the Abominable Charles Christopher, if you like the process of making comics. Sophia gave us a quick update to show that she is staying busy and so is Dani Jones.
And here’s a good link about creating your own fonts. It goes a little more in depth about what you actually have to do to clean it up and make it pretty