Wandering Observer wrote:If I'm ever a webcomic artist, maybe I'll understand, but it seems like most of the really famous comics, (i.e. Penny Arcade, Megatokyo, Applegeeks, VG cats, Perry Bible Fellowship, ect) operate without buffers at all. If they can get along with out them, why is it so important that you folks have them at all?
Note that all of those are humor comics with very unique style. Especially in one or two of them, they style is VERY simple and easy to create and maintain. Some gag-a-day strips also tend to be smaller than what either Al or I do - i.e. three panels arranged horizontally vs. me with a full page or so, so there's more to be done in it. With comics like VG Cats or Penny Arcade, they already have a loyal and dedicated fanbase that's quite large, but it really started and worked when they WERE posting comics on time (VG Cats in particular). For the little people like us, buffer is important for maintaining a fanbase until we can get it larger, but it's not always easy.
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