The case against guest comics
I hate guest comics.
I hate the whole idea of it. I hate when a creator that I follow posts guest comics, and I hate being asked to do a guest comic. (I’ve one done a guest comic a couple times, and in both cases, I really, really admired the comic.)
As a creator, I’ve never posted guest comics on my site. for me, it comes down to a 100% chance of disappointing my readers. In my mind, it breaks down like this:
• I have a 50% chance of disappointing my readers when the guest comic is a lower quality than my own.
•I have a 50% chance of disappointing my readers when the guest comic is a higher quality than my own.
Either way, I lose.
Worse yet, in a month or so, I imagine someone enjoying my archives and then running headlong into a block of guest comics — completely taking them out of the story. Ugh.
So, what happened this summer when I decided to break with 15 years of daily updates and post on a twice-weekly schedule?
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