November 13th, 2011, 8:31 pm

how many times you need the update?

I update this comic randomly..
seeing all the web comic out there, the succeed one.
I realize people need to get stable update, so they know when to wait..
is it true?
I make this comic on my spare time, after I done with some works to do, but having a schedule are great to..

usually how many times an update and pages upload that will be appropriate for a web comic?
please let me know.. ^^/ your feedback are really appreciated.

and Im so sorry in advance if I make you guys upset for waiting to long, I hope this web comic is worth the wait :)

just a heads up, after chapter 0 done, I will starting new chapter in more serious mode, Ink and tone! yeay.. XD
so stick around and wish me luck guys!

posted by Archie The RedCat @ November 13th, 2011, 8:31 pm   5 comments


KermitsGirl, November 13th, 2011, 9:50 pm

It's nice to have a regular update schedule, but I don't think it's necessary on SmackJeeves. I follow a ton of comics, and am notified when you update, so it's not like I have to constantly check to see if you've updated.

I think the most important thing is that you work on and post pages at a comfortable rate for you. Too many times I've seen artists get burned out on a comic and just abandon it without warning. That's just annoying and depressing.

Archie The RedCat, November 13th, 2011, 10:21 pm

@KermitsGirl I follow some comics in smackjeeves, wondering where is the update notification? *3*
the notification email are not like DA eh?
lol sorry Im clueless, but other comic that I follow outside, like in DA or website are always comes out regularly,,so its make me thinking the same things to.
ahh I know the feelings, I follow a webcomic and the artist turn hiatus, or change into another series..
probably I do the same @_@.. (see my others comic tittle here in smackjeeves )

thank you for the feedback!

himitsu_no_koto, November 14th, 2011, 4:04 pm

Most of the comics around updates once to thrice a week. Sometimes once a week but with multiple pages. It really depends on the author actually. Like, let's say, every Mondays and Fridays---I guess it gives us fans something to look forward to every Mondays & Fridays. ^^ But it isn't really necessary.

And more often than not, the fans won't complain unless you really stop updating for months without notice, they will start asking when will the next page be posted. But if you inform the readers about the comic status, or if ever something comes up which stops you from updating, we readers will understand.
But on a side note, readers will be happier the more frequent authors update. :3

As for the notification, we are notified via our "Favorites" page. When we add a comic to our favorites, every time it updates we just have to check our Favorites page and the comic which is the one updated the last gets to be on the first page with the status: "Today" (which means it got updated today)
I hope this helps ^^;

Archie The RedCat, November 14th, 2011, 10:46 pm

@himitsu_no_koto thank you for letting me know *A* I never realize there other bar beside comic management, lol, silly me.. XD
I always checking update in the front page.. LOL so its kinda confuse me.. XD
but its all good now XD

I want to make the reader happier about frequent authors update to
I hope I will be able to do that..

lalaland, November 26th, 2011, 9:06 pm

Honestly, a lot of the authors actually just keep an update schedule for their own personal reasons. Usually because it works as an incentive to actually work on their pages since they know they need to get them done by a certain date. Though, if you want to do more updates than weekly, or if you know you've got a tight schedule, it usually helps to make buffers beforehand, for those few time you're not in the mood to draw or there's a lot in life getting in the way.

Though, since this is a non-profit comic, you're more than free to just update randomly. Like others have said, people usually don't care so long as it doesn't take months, especially with pages of your art quality. But again, it depends upon what you want to achieve out of this comic. If you're just doing this to get practice, it really doesn't matter what the readers want, but if you're doing this to get your name out there, and get readers, then yeah, a regular schedule may help.

But, personally, I'm happy with any update schedule so long as the artists don't ditch their projects. xD

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