I am curious, what do you guys think of webcomics?
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I think they are cool! Way easier to keep up with as long as they are updated.
64%
I am neutral to them. I just care the story is good.
32%
I do not like them, I would rather have a real copy to hold instead.
4%
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Published: September 2, 2013
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Clockworkquark's avatar
I like both. I'm more likely to read an unknown webcomic because I am cheap. If I love it, I'll buy it afterward.
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Slipping-Star's avatar
Slipping-Star|Professional General Artist
I like being able to see the story develop and authors will often have extra comics if they print their webcomics.
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PupSpace|Student General Artist
I much prefer webcomics. I don't have to wait for the whole thing, as I can read as updates happen with individual pages. There's a lot more communication between author and reader, and there's often a comment section in which readers can interact. The author gets that feedback, as well as pageview tools to help tailor the experience to the readers. 

Of course, downsides being the author might not get paid as much. But if I'm seriously in love with a comic, I'll always buy at least some merchandise or a hard copy of the comic when I get the chance. I rarely pick up a comic that I've never read before, simply because it's a financial risk that isn't worth the possible gain, to be honest. As far as a marketing perspective goes, at least.
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NekoLynArt|Professional General Artist
but not everyone uploads individual pages. Authors of webcomics pretty much get next to nothing, so it really has to be something they WANT to do and be willing to be unpaid.
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PupSpace|Student General Artist
True, but just as buying a comic blind is a risk for me, marketing your comic is a financial risk to you, just on a grander scale. All financial gain is based on risk and time put in, factoring in marketing and demand of the product. 

Of course, as a consumer and not a creator, my personal agenda as compared to the author's agenda are baseline differing. Which is where you get the idea of moderated consumption. In the web-based world we live in, there are too many webcomics out there for the idea of actual profit to be vaguely achievable. People would just move on to a less desirable but more available reproduction. Sorry, rambling. Marketing is just a really cool thing to think about. Constantly cycling, constantly redundant. 
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NekoLynArt|Professional General Artist
Financial gain is not that important to me. It would be nice, but I won't want to spend my life worrying about something as toxic as money. 
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Khatoolah|Student Traditional Artist
I prefer reading a comic online before buying the hard copy, and most likely wouldn't buy a comic unless I could read it online or in a bookstore first. After I've read it once I'm hard copy all the way!
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OneEyedCanine|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I personally think that webcomics are an excellent way to launch your story out there, and gain an audience. It gets people hooked, and then when you eventually publish it and start selling hardcopies, you will have an easier time selling them.
That is strictly my own opinion, just based off of how I view webcomics. I am much more likely to buy a comic if I've read about it online. Main reason being, is because I already know it's good, and secondly, I admire the artist for putting it on the web, so I want to support them as much as I can. 
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NekoLynArt|Professional General Artist
Actually, that was where I was thinking of going to be honest. It'll depend on the announcement I here from my teachers on Wednesday or Thursday. e-e
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canobefnur|Hobbyist General Artist
I like both. I wouldn't really be able to pick which I like most between the two. xD
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NekoLynArt|Professional General Artist
lol That's good for me then. XD
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canobefnur|Hobbyist General Artist
:D~
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AtroxGray|Hobbyist General Artist
I have a love obsession with both. I always have. I usually buy hard copies of my favorite web comics.
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NekoLynArt|Professional General Artist
I love buying any hard copies I can. :D
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AtroxGray|Hobbyist General Artist
I like to, but there is a limit, you know? Budget constraints and all... I prefer to support the little guys and pirate from the big guys >< I'm awful... But if I could afford to buy it all I would :P

Btw... There is a kickstarter to get the second volume of The Zombie Hunters webcomic printed going on right now...

www.kickstarter.com/projects/2…
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whitew3r3wolf|Professional Traditional Artist
I like both so long as the story holds my interest, but I would rather have a physical copy- I like to collect books, graphic novels and comics :}
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NekoLynArt|Professional General Artist
Same here, a comic is just art unless there is a good story to it.
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LuckyKoneko|Hobbyist General Artist
I like normal and web comics, but I slightly prefer web comics because they're easier to keep track of.
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NekoLynArt|Professional General Artist
Yeah, les paper, and all you do is go to a web site and check it.
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LuckyKoneko|Hobbyist General Artist
exactly.
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Krinkee|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like both hard copies and webcomics, really whatever medium's fine as long as the comic itself is good c:
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NekoLynArt|Professional General Artist
Same here
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