i do my comic because I love it and obsessed with it and creating this story and telling it, I just compare it to other comics on this site though that are horribly drawn furries, or pokemon turned into humans and unfunny but have seemingly hundreds of fans, and then see other really quality comics on this site, original, written greatly combined with brilliant art that are seemingly ignored, I don't understand it.
Again, you're suffering under the delusion that a comic's quality is (or even, should be) the only determining factor of popularity. But that's never the case. Quality should most definitely be a factor, and perhaps even the biggest factor...but there's also effort, advertising, marketing, content, and just overall the friendliness of the creators.
And, even if we do focus solely on quality, quality is in the eye of the beholder. I personally can't stand any comic with bad art. It's just something that really REALLY gets to me. Half the time I'm not a fan of the comics I put out because I feel like I could do better with the art...yet, this means I've found myself a fan of lots of comics that have great art but outright stupid stories without even meaning to. I just don't think too much on the writing usually. The people who like these other comics probably like them for something you just don't consider to be important, and those same people probably focus in on the flaws of your comic. Don't hate the players, hate the game.
Nickelback is very very popular as well. Why are they that popular?
It's simple marketability. There's certain content you can put in any comic and people go nuts. Bay did it through explosions and crazy special effects, Nickelback did it through cliche post-grunge music appealing to common emotions like nostalgia or desire for fame. These comics do it with furries and anime style. One thing me and my writer have noticed in our comic is that the most popular ones we've done either damn near steal a meme or make references to pop culture. People just like what they recognize really quickly.
That said, you don't get big by being crappy and cliche. That'll only get them a few more vocal fans than other people. But they'll hit a wall someday, and they won't be able to continue building up their fanbase without improving on the quality of the comic. If they improve, they might end up with a really good comic with lots of fans...but most don't improve, and end up stagnating and dying of starvation at the outskirts of the internet.
Just remember, we were all really crappy at some point. The best you can do is give them some friendly advice, so they improve. Unless you're just jealous, in which case, look at your own comic and figure out what you can do to get more fans.
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