We’ve taken 36 top webcomics and graphed out their post counts, size, continuity and age to see what we can learn.
What keeps a comic creator turning out new strips for years? It’s not continuity, though it might help to have short episodes. It’s mostly frequency — most of the long-running comics we picked publish multiple times a week.
PVP, the oldest comic on our graph, turns out one comic every day. Only one other series beats that frequency: Unless we’re missing something, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal sometimes updates more than once a day.
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What did we miss? Tell us in the comments and we’ll add it to our second edition.