While looking at the stats of a counter I got, I noticed that almost 70% of my readers are from the US, while I'm a /br/. It seems that my country doesn't pay much attention to webcomics in general. Well, the fact that my site is in english doesn't help at all... In contrast, my comic is doing well in the print (very) smal newspaper that circulates on my neighbourhood, with people talking about it and stuff. I got two questions for those interested to answer:
Where are your readers?
Are webcomics a popular thing where you live?
Your opinion isn't the absolute truth, and mine isn't a dogma as well. Why people always have fits over one determined style and/or preferences instead of focusing on getting their heads out of their asses?
About 70% of our readers are from the US too, which always surprises me considering the very British nature of most of our work, but I would suppose there are more webcomic readers in the US and this is the internet after all - your physical location hardly matters.
Geography aside, I don't think webcomics could be described as popular, relatively speaking.
Mostly from the US as well. If you were to talk to young people here, teens to 20s, webcomics are at least an idea that is familiar to a lot of them, though that does not mean they all read webcomics. But, I can't really say that is different from other countries.
In the length that Google Analytics is showing, it's just shy of 50% from the US. This seems atypical, compared to most people, except for the fact that US bidding on Project Wonderful is usually more expensive, so I think our campaign tends to hit more non-US readers.
In a world of intelligent, human-looking zombies, their only hope might be the one human they didn't "Enlighten".
view:I think that it may also be the way that the US has a very strong culture of comics, almost an obsession with comics... but the US comic industry is painfully pathetic.
Gotta turn to webcomics for the comic fix...
There's more a chance to find somethung new and interesting. It might be the cheap equivalent to the japanese doujinshi market, a primordial soup of ideas spawned from new artists and writers that, for the lucky and good, make their way toward fame, money, and a place in industry.
I say free because in the us there are laws against making money off of certain properties and they come down on them regardless of popularity.
Just noticed, i have subscriptions! :feels good and motivated: :)
U.S 75%, Canada 7%, and other countries like UK, Israel, Germany, France, New Zealand, and Sweden all have like 2 or 1%. I'm sure other countries have webcomics too, but most webcomics produced here is English, so it makes sense to have most of the English speaking countries at the top half of my lists. Plus most of the advertisement that we do are mostly U.S based, so the traffic that comes through ads would be in U.S.
I do almost all of my advertising in PW's US "region" (the rest is spread evenly across all their other regions)--partly for the sake of simplicity, partly for the language match, and partly because some ad services only seem to care about paying you for US traffic.