(1:04:40) Question 8: Hosting a Comic Online
Question 8 from Julia, California: What websites are best for starting to post a webcomic?
There are 3 things you need to consider before hosting your webcomic online:
- Are you ok with the paradigm of webcomic distribution? (Giving your art away for free).
- Are you ok with, or desiring to learn how to, work with website development? (Does the word "code" send you into a regular or catatonic panic?)
- How much ownership/authority do you want over the design/presentation of your webcomic?
Things you may want to consider before deciding to build a webcomic
- Consider not making a webcomic
- Think about creating and showing sneak peeks to your friends through social media instead of spending time developing a website. Whatever makes it easiest.
- Publishers, understandably, have mixed feelings about webcomics and monetary gains through them (once printed, print rights are tricky).
Webcomics are awesome. They kind of fall into 2 different camps
(outlined well on this Tapastic sponsored website MakeWebcomics.com)
- Camp 1: Self hosting (like my own comic Hipster Picnic)