So if I made a stickman comic with a funny joke, all of a sudden it = shit. Then I took the same joke and used "real" art then all of a sudden it's amazing? I'm sorry but that's utter crap and it just means you're completely blinded by your dislike of stickmen comics making this whole discussion pointless. No matter what is being said you simply don't/will not like stickmen comics.
I initially started stickmen because it was the fastest and easiest way for me to make comics due to lack of time. And my initial comics were very C&H based but I've started to develop my own style with mine, instead of going for the shock factor like C&H does. Another problem with them is that it's difficult to improve the art as you can only go so far.
But I think with stickmen it forces the artist (writer?) to come up with better ideas since the art is incredibly limiting, sometimes it's difficult to get the right expression or pose across etc. Also it's a simplistic read for a quick laugh, which personally I find appealing. Long essay comics tend to put me off from reading.
I subscribe if I like it, but I don't necessarily follow up on it, especially story based comics. Like they're really good but I just can't keep up with it, so it's like a show of support in a sense. But generally if I like something I will subscribe.
BishopFrenzy:I don't understand why people complicate it so much.
Manga is just the Japanese word for comic. If people didn't insist on calling it "manga" instead of just describing them as comics that happen to be from Japan, there'd be less of this bizarre mindset that it's somehow a different genre. You don't see a French comic and go "all comiques are stupid because they have giant eyes and blushing cheeks and they are for kids".
Condemning an entire set of comics based purely on their geographical point of origin is pretty, well, ignorant. If you haven't found a Japanese comic you like, you haven't looked hard enough, because there's thousands of them.