I'm REALLY sorry to hear about your respiratory condition... That along with having a kid.. that's gotta be a toll on ya.. Really hope you get better soon.
So, I want to ask you something.. Sorry, I really don't want to sound rude by asking this but... ...Do you think it's that good of an idea to submit your manga, especially the main pages of the story all to DeviantArt and other sites? I'm wondering that because I'm trying to develop my own manga and I'm kinda reluctant to post it on DeveantArt because I fear that it might affect the sale of it if I want to publish and sell it as an actual hardcover.. ..'cause people might think "why pay for a hardcover if you can just read it online for free?"
I thought of doing something like posting the cover arts for volumes, chapters, etc. on DA and posting the main pages of it to Tapastic (Now called "Tapas") like this user once did with his manga: www.deviantart.com/pixelated-t…
(He removed it from Tapas because he apparently didn't agree with its terms of service) But now my mind's a bit imbalanced on the options...
So what are your thoughts on this? Is it a good idea for one to post their artwork and their main manga to different sites? Or is it a better to just post it all on DA? One other option I could think of is posting the main manga to DA with patreon support, along with creating extra content like more art and miniature side-comics exclusively for hardcover copies, thus, giving people an reason to buy them.. What do you think?
-Thanks and get well soon.