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December 10, 2013


hey everyone, 

those keeping up with the Charles & Viktor updates can probably tell that i haven't been doing a good job of updating on time. both because of work, re-making things, other life things, etc. i could sit here all day and write a list of excuses, ultimately, i should've been working on it more.

but now i realize that perhaps updating 3 times a week isn't really feasible. the way i draw and the times i do it at, in between work and other things, is usually in small bunches, and i can't really see myself doing the same thing. this could be bad for those who enjoy the 3 page a week updating system, however..

i feel, personally, that a longform comic should be enjoyed as a single experience. that when someone goes and wants to read a longform comic (one that is divided into chapters or sections, that is) they should be able to enjoy that entire chapter/section at a time. the same way that someone goes and buys a comic book and reads the comic all at once. they're not going to pick it up, read one or two pages, and set it down for a week. this works for some webcomics, and that's great. that's fine. i'm by no means saying they should stop, or that it's dumb. i just don't agree with it.

i know, in my case, whenever i go to read a comic, i wait a month, or even a few (usually longer because i'm so busy with my own) and catch up in batches. i know quite a few people who do this, mostly because they want to really experience the story, not little bits. with strips, it works, it's easier. strips, generally, are meant to be experienced then and there, so it works a lot better.

with that said, i think it'd be best if i updated Charles & Viktor in chunks. perhaps by story, perhaps by chapter, perhaps just in batches. not entirely sure at the moment yet, i'm thinking that chapter would work best. maybe every month or every other month. i haven't really figured that out. but i feel like having some sort of plan, some sort of idea/structure to it would help, not only motivate me but keep anyone who is looking forward to reading the comic in the know.

however i do want your insight on this. those who do read, or even those who are interested in reading, do you think i should continue doing as I do now? which could very well mean dropping update days, and or just updating sproadically, or updating perhaps once a month or once every other month with a full story/chapter?
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FaithWalkers Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Keep being consistent. Helps also drive some traffic in! Llama Emoji 27 (Awesome) [V2] 
NikolaiMcFist Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
TisGrief Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Artist
3 page a week can be EXTREMELY challenging, especially if you have anything else going on in your life. Even with a buffer, you have to be careful, because you can burn through so easily. As a creator, I'd suggest something like one or two pages a week. That way, you CAN start to build a buffer if you accomplish more during the week, which will also help lessen the stress of having to put a new page out.

As a reader, I don't like when a comic updates "only every so often". I'll come back and read it EVENTUALLY, but I often forget about comics that do that. I prefer a MWF or Tues-Thurs schedule as a reader. It's nice to know that something new is coming.
NikolaiMcFist Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, I guess I get that. Plus I forget that if it updates that often, it'll kind of get in people's minds, so even if they don't check it out at first, they will and go OOOH That's awesome! Or even if they look at it and don't like it, they gave it a try.

I decided my main problem lies in my sleep schedule. I'm going to start getting up early everyday and working on like, a page a day, if I can manage that. Then I'll be ahead and be good!
hpkomic Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just go a page a week. Better to be consistent and keep it on your mind every week.
NikolaiMcFist Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I suppose that's true. I mean I could probably do 3 pages a week honestly if I had a buffer, which I don't. 
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