I'm here by chance. Not to make fun of you, not to help you, I just stumbled into this thread and something of interest caught my attention, else I wouldn't even have bothered posting.
In what way is /ic/ better than /hyw/
Sup Forums as a whole is a shitty place.
I can't recommend /ic/. I can, however, recommend a lot of resources, reference, guides, tutorials and artbooks I found there.
/ic/ is a toxic place. It was, however, an eye opener regarding artistic improvement.
If you ever check this place out, don't take it too serious and never lose your spark. Keep drawing comics.
On the other hand I think the quality of a lot of works in this thread is both artistically and story wise really weak, but as long as you guys just want to have a good time and share your stuff, who am I to judge.
That's not what I said, but I can see how it can be misunderstood.
First off, you CAN make money with an ongoing 'story based' comic series, it just has too many drawbacks to seriously consider an option, when you could easily send your stuff to publishers as a graphic novel.
A page in a story based comic is always in context to the previous and following pages, which has a few drawbacks: readers aren't that excited about single page uploads if there is nothing exciting happening* and it also makes it harder to share the comic on social media or just jump into it, since you have to start from the beginning.
*Not saying pages can't be all interesting, but if you force a punchline in every page your pacing might suffer
Another thing: I said easily accessible comics have a higher success rate, not that you should aim for mediocricy!
Do you seriously think Merryweather here tried to be mediocre? Of course not, they gave their best to create an entertaining story.
The better your comic, the better your chances of success are.