#wake18

posted May 10th, 2017, 12:00 pm


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May 17th, 2017, 4:39 am

Hiddenfolk

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@Oly-RRR: I think that understanding the gravity of the circumstance, or understanding what triggers certain thoughts is one of the hardest tasks. So yeah, maybe in hindsight, but he had no idea.
Anyway - the format. To tell you the truth, the original concept was doing a daily from Monday to Saturday and a double page (3 strips per page) digest page on Sunday. In a way like the daily adventure strips of olden days on newspapers. At least that was the idea, when Hiddenfolk was first published on a WordPress (Comicpress) site. But anyway have something regular - to help it along. Nowadays if a story is not finished (or practically)it's difficult for publishers to show any interest. So the only way was do a little at a time, and "throw it out there" (regardless of the traffic it generates - actually I'm pretty bad at online promotion). The WP site was a mess to maintain and the pages were first published elsewhere (now on SJ we're on book 5 - but as production we're on book 7), but the whole purpose of SJ is to go back to the original "daily" concept. But I do understand that most readers read it in bulks - as probably I'd do, but carrying on with this format also give it an alternative option. Actually there is also the option of the whole book 1 on Comixology, but that whole aspect is on ice at the moment. Ah, and there is also the "daily update" trick - that sometimes helps especially when you're terrible at promoting the series!

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October 19th, 2017, 12:07 am

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May 19th, 2017, 5:30 am

Hiddenfolk

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@Oly-RRR: Makes totally sense, even more considering I sometimes like the empty spaces between the action, the silences in between the talk. Actually if you were to ask me I'd imagine Hiddenfolk as one collected book, where you can read it from beginning to end almost in one go or divide it by chapters/episodes. Basically like a Netflix series, depending on your habits (for instance I never binge watch )

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May 16th, 2017, 9:44 pm

Oly-RRR

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I start thinking maybe the whole mission with the phone was wrong and Lester should have stayed with her that day. :( But maybe it wouldn't made a difference.

Also really glad I've been away from SJ for a while - I can't resist peeking at pages when they are uploaded daily but it's a MUCH more satisfying reading experience to read at least 4 of them at once. None of my business of course but have you considered updating in bulk or with a longer page format?

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May 18th, 2017, 8:30 pm

Oly-RRR

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@Hiddenfolk: Yeah, and as they say 20/20 hindsight doesn't get you far... :C

Makes sense! Comics are hard to make so with webcomics picking an update schedule is like picking from several equally bad options (unless you have a huge buffer). I think for me bulk reading mostly depends on the story pace - there are comics where a page or two moves the story along or even covers an entire scene and I read those as they update. With Hiddenfolk I definitely prefer reading every other day because it's a thoughtful dramatic story (as in, not newspaper funnies where a story is told in three panels). I does feel good clicking through it when I actually wait long enough to have several pages to read. :D

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May 23rd, 2017, 11:13 pm

Oly-RRR

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@Hiddenfolk: I think most of us imagine our comics read more smoothly, in volumes and such. It's hard to achieve with webcomics (and considering that webcomics tend to be a labour of love) but the format has its upsides too. An easier way to reach the audience and such. :)

And same, I rarely binge watch shows, I feel like I can't process the story properly if I watch more than a couple of episodes per day. With prose and comics daily limits vary.

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