I’ve been on the platform since 2015, so I’ve seen them change so much..the above advice is SO GOOD so I won’t reiterate...but my best advice is to keep an eye on them and what they do. They’ll fiddle around a lot with back end stuff, and unless you’re following them on social media or people who are keeping tabs on their activity you wouldn’t know to adjust accordingly.
You might not always get their emails prompting you about what changes are coming even as a content creator. Whenever there’s changes with charging, taxes, etc, they usually foist the responsibility on you as a creator to mitigate any losses, complaints or damage of relationship between you and your supporters.
Watch them closely and have a back up like Ko-fi. Your back up doesn’t have to be as active but you can always use it as a 1 time donation thing. Gumroad is great if you wanna bundle your stuff into one pdf or package for people to support you that way. Sometimes I release sketchbooks there to the public for like $5 and but my 5 and up patrons get it first,...!
+1 for gumroad and ko-fi. I don’t use ko-fi as much but as a platform for sfw art, it’s alright.
I don’t trust subscribestar, but then again any of these platforms emphasizing ‘free speech’ sets off red flags for me, it’s pretty coded, slippery wording depending on who you talk to.
There was another one I saw called flowfo, based in France I believe that’s picking up steam. NSFW friendly for webcomics although I haven’t looked too too far into it, it might interest you. I did read that their TOS were basically copy pasted from patreon’s though, so it being a viable alternative is yet to be seen....
I’m Volt (not actually knuckles) and I am not new to Comic Fury! I came back after being away for a bit, having written myself into a corner on my very first webcomic (which is still on here!).
After weighing my options I figured I’d come back here, it was kind of a no brainer.
Anyway I’ve been silently uploading my newer comic on here recently, but I almost forgot to say hello to you all! I missed this place and it’s neat forum.
This makes the most sense and what I figured I'd be leaning towards. The less click through the better! I forgot all about being able to make a front page for the site as a whole. It's been a while so thanks for that reminder.
mitchellbravo:Ooh and then when the reader gets to the end of the archive, maybe the last page has (in either the comic update or the author comment) either
-a suggestion of which story to read next
-a list of links to the other stories that exist so far
Kind of like how authors with a lot of published books, you'll sometimes see a list at the beginning or end of the book for further reading? And unlike a print book you can update the links as you add more stories.
I think this is an excellent way to implement the other stories!
Thanks you guys are a life saver!
I think I'll just have it be one site but have a link at the end of each story and the reader's list can be directed to the archive for further reading.
So, after a million years I'm back on comicfury because it's the only site I really liked hosting on when I made my first comic.
But I'm back with kind of a comic question that I hadn't considered before, and maybe you could help:
I'm making a series of short story comics that all have a common thread, but can be read in any order you want. There IS a storytelling order but, unless otherwise stated, you could read it non-linearly.
My question is how I'd host them. I already have the first story up, but should I start an entirely new webcomic page on here to host it, or, keep going with the current page I have up to make it easier to keep reading?? I know archives would be a good use for this sort of thing but I'm not too certain people would go thru archives to look for stories that have different tones and flavors. Most of them will be self-contained and so I don't want to confuse a reader with a sudden tone shift on the same webcomic page.
What do you all think would be a good way to showcase these kinds of comics? It's gonna have sort of a collection/anthology feel and I'm sure there are examples on here of such a thing...!