So you'd like to have your comic featured on the front page of the site here?
What does it take? Interesting question… Let me answer that for you. :)
The criteria is pretty straight forward:
1. The comic needs to have at least 15 pages.
The reason for this is that there's no point directing people to a comic if there's nothing there to read. And we need to read at least 15 pages to gauge whether a comic is worthy of a feature.
2. The comic must NOT be Adult rated.
This is because people not logged into the site wouldn't be able to read it. Also, we want to make our features at least a little bit friendly to readers of all ages… That said, sometimes featured comics will have some violence and even some nudity. As long as it's not overwhelming or non-sexual then it might be ok. It's up to the personal judgement of the administrator who does the feature.
3. The comic must have updated recently and be regularly updating.
This is so readers directed toward the comic have the expectation of lots of future updates and basically something they can read along with as the author posts more of it. It's also a reward for an author who's participating with the site.
If you have a huge archive of comics and you want to come and mirror them here and hopefully get a new audience and maybe a feature, NONE of that will EVER happen if all you do is upload your entire archive and never come back. Your best bet is to use the queuing feature to delay your updates. That way you can have comics updating regularly for weeks and weeks. This has the added benefit of putting your comic on the front page in the “recently updated” list regularly, as well as being in the running for the top ten ranking- which it can't be if it never updates.
4. It has to be good. Either in writing, art, or both.
Good art makes it easier to notice a comic though, so we are a little more biased towards that aspect. Unique and interesting work can also be featured, especially if the style is very individual. We definitely do not go for any particular style or type of comic.
5. It has to be your OWN work.
Do not post someone else's comic. We also can't feature sprite comics or fan comics because the art is copyright to someone else.
6. It has to catch the notice of one of the featuring admins.
The best way you can do this is to update your comic regularly, that way it will show up on the front page where we can see it. Have a great looking comic thumbnail image, that will help is notice it! Comment on Quackcasts and newsposts, comment in the forums… All that will raise your profile to us.
Please do not contact us directly and ask to be featured. Features are supposed to be a surprise and a reward, not something you deserve or request. However, if ANOTHER regular DD member were to recommend it to us then we would consider it.
What does featuring give you?
Well you get a nice feature review by a person who has carefully read your work. You get advertised on the front page of our website for some time and a place in our featured archive forever. You also get your comic promoted on our facebook page and talked out in our Quackcast podcast as well! So it's a pretty good thing :)
Old help article about how to get featured - https://sites.google.com/site/theduckhelp/getting-started/what-are-the-featured-comics-and-how-do-i-get-my-comic-there
Feature archive -http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/comics/featured/
ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 23, 2017
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