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Quackcast 328 - How to get people to read your comic!

ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 20, 2017
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Today we're going to chat about how you go about getting more readers on Drunk Duck for your webcomic! Hyena hell did an amazing newspost about it for us, outlining all the ways you can increase your audience here on DD in her fantastic, colourful vernacular! Along with many great analogues from the real world. But I'll cover the basics again in quick point form here:
1. Make sure you have a signature image banner so that when you contribute to the forums people can see that you have a comic.
2. Comment on other people's regularly, recently updating comics, especially the top ten, and others will click on your name to have a look at your comic- make sure you never post “hey check out my work” as a comment though, that will have the opposite effect. Just be complimentary and people will come.
2. Commenting on Newsposts can work as well.
3. Make sure your profile page has enough interesting info about you that someone would want to see your work.
4. frequent updates will put your comic icon on the front page more often so more people will check it out.
5. Increasing popularity through outside sources is done by getting a link to your comic on a popular blog, buying advertising through Project Wonderful on other comics or on The Duck Webcomics is a sure fire way.
6. If you get enough views you comic will go into the top 10 listing and then more people will see it on the front page

Our music theme by Gunwallace this week was for Sword of Kings. It's urgent, regal chase music, Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk meets Ivanhoe. This is an exciting track that conjures scenes of high adventure and epic battle.

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Featured comic:
VCR - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/jun/13/featured-comic-vcr/

LINKS:
From HH's Newspost - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/jun/15/read-my-comic-damn-it-a-how-to-guide/
Excellently related advice on how to get readers!
How to make a forum signature - https://sites.google.com/site/theduckhelp/the-forums/signatures

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Tantz Aerine- http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
Ozoneocean - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean

Featured music:
Sword of Kings - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Sword_of_Kings/, by bravo1102, rated M.

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Tantz_Aerine at 2:33PM, June 23, 2017

Stinger: Haha, glad I could be of service ;)

ozoneocean at 9:21AM, June 20, 2017

I hope it does! Use it to make a video of your work. Either a slide show or stop motion animation ;)

bravo1102 at 2:37AM, June 20, 2017

That's a great theme! Who knows it might help in pitching the series to a cable network. :D

ozoneocean at 1:29AM, June 20, 2017

LOL Tantz and her love of those two things...

stinger9 at 1:01AM, June 20, 2017

That thunder sounded way too much like heavy breathing. I think the sky was just trying to pull off an obscene phone call! Coincidentally, must thank Tantz, I started to fall asleep for a second at one point, only to get snapped back by "Dead kids and Nazis"... without context, that was pretty confusing


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