RobboAKAscooby wrote:Okay I've given this one a LOT of thought and come to the conclusion that I have no idea what I specifically like in webcomics but I do know what I DON'T like:
- I am sick to death of gamer/geek wish fulfillment comics that consist of four or so
characters cliches either sitting around making "witty comments", going on wacky adventures or going through the "woe-is-me" motions of "I can't get a girlfriend" despite being surrounded by "hot" girls.
- overly pretentious fantasy comics that are inspired by RPGs
- explicit fan-service comics (especially furries) that exist for no other reason than to show crudely drawn boobies
As far as what I do like, all I can really say is something that catches my attention and entertains me, a bit of storyline progression and likeable characters.
I would like to add a particular art style that grinds my nerves: Chicks with enormous breasts/but and/or wasp waist. Even if this is drawn well, I think artists need to remember that not every girl has a GG chest that sways heavily with every movement. Eckh.
What I do like is both gag-a-day and storyline comics. (Sometimes though I get easily tired of a particular gag-a-day if all I get is the same every time, and storylines if they don't update.)
I'm generally drawn more to fantasy than to sci-fi, I suppose because I personally find it more difficult to find an "orginal" sci-fi story than fantasy, though fantasy webcomics can easily get generic.
In terms of art styles I like, I really just like consistency (with a variety of plausible body types-I think this goes for overly muscular/effeminate men.)
I think something else I find important in a comic is consistent updating. I'd much rather have consistent weekly updating than promised 5 strips a week and then only get pencil sketches twice a week because the artist can't keep up-set a schedule you can keep.
EDIT:Another thing I dislike: Comics that start out funny and then get really serious... Okay, have a few story lines and some character development, but I usually stop reading a comic if it started out as a gag-a-day/light hearted storyline and then turns into this drama and never gets back to any funny.