Hmmm, what's the "about" page really for? I actually don't see much value in it.
I have to agree with the others about the red background.
alden wrote:Clicking on the dates on the calendar brought up smaller versions of the comic as "search results" (I guess) rather than just going to the page for that day. Don't know if that can be avoided. Not really a big deal.
If this is possible, I agree.
I would personally center the three links at the top of the page, but that's nitpicky
FWIW, I like it better left-aligned.
weex wrote:So I would see if you could reconfigure your layout to shorten the stuff above the comic and add previous and next links above..
I agree with this. After looking at the logo, I noticed that the angles of the shadows are incorrect for the angle the light is coming from. By changing the angle alone you should be able to shave off quite a few pixels.
weex wrote:About the shop page. How about offering one or two of your most popular comics as a print, t-shirtand/or coffee cup. The current text on that page puts the onus on the user to do too much work(i.e. pick a comic). Another plus is that it gives people a couple of comics to view with deeper interest since they're ostensibly better than the others.
Something I might try would be putting a "Get this comic as a print!" button under each comic leading to the shop page. This way, people know that you are providing prints of each comic, and they can go to the shop page for more information. With just the shop link, people might not necessarily know they can get a print of their favorite comic. Furthermore, a proper archive page would help this so that people can easily go find old comics they might've liked.
weex wrote:If you want to improve visitor numbers, post each new comic in as many places as you can(don't spam of course as there are plenty of dedicated forums and sites that want quantity of posts to find some quality ones). You'll quickly find out which sites work best for you.
To add onto this, other ways to get readers include telling friends (not incredibly effective since most people don't have a lot of friends relative to the number of readers they'd like), having link-sharing site links on your page (good if your comic is good enough that people want to share), and posting on forums but ONLY having the link in your sig (which is more modest). However, I think many professional webcomic artists would chalk their success up to word of mouth, which basically means making your comic good enough to talk about, as well as time and simply plugging away at it.