It almost seems an inevitability for unpaid webcomic artists but there may come a time where you will miss an update. Various reasons aside, there remains the question of what should one do in the event that this occurs?
Upload a notice
Most readers are forgiving and would like to know what's going on. There may be some that follow your various social media accounts but chances are the fastest way to inform them is but releasing a page explaining why you are not updating.
If the wait between updates is going to be long you can also….
Post an FAQ
Have any of your readers asked you a question on an episode or is there information you think could be explained to further the understanding of your world and characters? Then you can do a small FAQ. The benefits of this being that your readers will be able to learn something about your comic in spite of a missing page or two.
Of course there is the option of saying nothing at all
However, this only really works if your comic doesn't have an established updating schedule. By saying nothing you could run the risk of alienating your readers, particularly those who tune in at a particular time each week to read your comic.
So what do you do when you think you'll miss an update? As a reader what do you prefer? And join us on Sunday evening for our Quackchat at 5:30PM(EST) where we’ll be talking about this topic!
Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 14, 2018
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