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I feel like any webtoon that can’t be updated on a weekly basis is doomed for a bad time with there being sooooo many that do update on a weekly basis that are of pretty high quality (some could argue with that but that’s for another discussion). And seeing as you barely update on a monthly basis, more like MAYBE every 2 months, you’re going to have a seriously hard go at it in my opinion.
Webtoon might not be your best way to publish your story. Your formatting for the webtoon format also needs a bit of work. It might turn some readers off.
I think you’re thinking WAY too far ahead about publishers. You need to do some work on improving the quality of your comic first. Then it’s basically like Brad says all the time (in different words), people will end up finding quality content. So focus on that first.
And if you can’t make the insane weekly schedule that it takes for creating webtoons work for you, then maybe take a step back and think of another way to go at it. I went through the exact thought process this past month where I realized that it would be impossible for me to put out that amount of content with all of the other things I have going on in my life. So I’m just going to stick to the old 1 page a week classic schedule for now until I learn the craft better and maybe I’ll even speed up a bit. Hell I’m even going to release my work in B&W because 1: like the aesthetic but also 2: I don’t have to color and that will speed up releases (Mangakas have this speed thing down. So I like to follow their techniques a lot).
So to answer your question, yes, I think you should pull it down UNTIL you can get faster at doing releases that are of significance to the Webtoon audience. I think you should instead use your website to publish your story on at the moment.MynameizJRParticipant
LINE Webtoons seems to allow a long form strategy. Contributors can post on the “infinite canvas.” Popular stories like “The Dragon Tutor,” “Suitor Armor” and “Lore Olympus” post updates of varying length.
Webtoons is very appealing as far as the potential audience exposure. But I feel like it might be a hard crowd to monetize. Then again, creators on there don’t seem to necessarily know how to effectively bring people to their patreons. Going mostly with the “support us” strategy. Barely even pulling that off well with just a mere (boring) mention at the bottom of their comic that doesn’t make me want to visit it at all. Webtoons is probably the “norm” as far as long form comics goes right now though. I might just start off posting there just to get in front of some eyeballs.
globalcomix.com allows one to post “chapters” rather than pages. chapters seem to be able to be of any length. However on sites such as comicfury posting a chapter rather than a page or two regularly simply means your work is buried under the unceasing avalanche of bad art. Therefore to maximise readership posting a page a day is a way to bump your work to the top again.
ComicFury allows one to schedule future releases so it is still possible to set up a release of say a chapter, simply by specifying a future date for several pages that form an unified whole.
The more serious challenge for “long form” is that ambition usually far outpaces creativity and storytelling ability.
It sounds like doing the multiple platform publishing strategy would probably be good to bring in crowds using the form of consumption that they prefer (the “old school” webcomic readers who like 1 page updates, and the “new age” readers who like the infinite canvas updates.)
One company that I found that seems to do the strategy that Brad has written about is Viz Media. They’ve taken all of their Shonen Jump comics and have created a subscription service for 2$/month where you get access to most of their catalog. But they also cater to the people who want to read for free by making the 3 most recent chapters free to read. They also cater to new people to a specific series by making the initial 3 chapters free as well. So they’re basically only monetizing their archive between the 3 first chapters, and the latest 3 chapters.
Thanks for the resources though, I hadn’t heard of those websites so I’ll have to check them out.