Currently my Lady Spectra comic has a separate Extras page for links to social media, other comics, etc. What I would really like is to have those links appear instead as a sidebar on the main page. I'm guessing this is fairly simple? But I'm an HTML n00b and could use some guidance. Thanks!
For an upcoming scene in Lady Spectra & Sparky, the heroines are going to be attacked by a large mob of supervillains. I could use some extra bodies to fill out the crowd. If you have any evil/mercenary characters you would be willing to loan out (and you don't mind seeing them curb-stomped by a 12-year-old with laser bracelets), post a reference pic. I'll work in as many of them as I can, and of course you'll get credit and a link back to your comic.
-what makes you/ has made you unsub from a webcomic?
I've unsubbed from a few "epic fantasy" type strips, where the story got so sprawling and convoluted that I lost track of what was going on. I gave up on Ava's Demon (an otherwise lovely strip) because it was so damned annoying having to click through it one panel at a time.
-do you look for extra content? (such as art, character bios, blog, about page)
It's nice when it's there, but it's not a deal-breaker.
-do you find it easy to read comics on mobile?
The only mobile device I have is a super-basic flip-phone, which is way too small to read comics on.
-do you like knowing about the author/ artist?
Yes, if the creator is friendly, funny, interesting, etc. on the site or other social media, I am more likely to check out their work (I wish I was better at this kind of engagement myself).
-do you think the layout of the webcomic site plays a role in your enjoyment of the comic? (such as having a themed layout to match the comic)
As long as the strip is easy to navigate, I don't really care about the layout.
-What's your favourite style? and how big a factor does style play in your enjoyment of a webcomic?
No preference, as long as it's well-done. Or if the writing is strong enough to make up for weak art.
-What gets you to click on a webcomic (that you see on the front page/banners/ads/etc)?
Attractive art, or an intriguing premise.
-What's something you wish that webcomic artists would add to their comics or take out?
Can't think of anything in particular. I enjoy the variety of what's out there, and the fact that people of different skill & experience levels all get to play in the same arena.
If you can, try to at least give some sense of closure, even if you don't resolve every single plot point. Think of the ending of the very first Star Wars movie: Blowing up the Death Star is not the end of the Empire, but it's a big enough victory to be a satisfying ending. Even if none of the sequels had gotten made, it would stand on it's own as a story (as opposed to Empire Strikes Back, which is a total cliffhanger and only works as a "middle chapter").
This is basically what I did when I ended GLORIANNA: I resolved one particular long-running mystery so it would feel like there was some payoff, but the door is open for more adventures if I ever feel up to it.