How to promote your webcomics (2022)With so many webcomics around, it's hard to get noticed.
Here's a list of various resources and tips that will help you to get more eyes on your story.
1. Webcomic lists and databasesThe very first step on your way. Add your webcomic site to all webcomic lists you can find.
Here's the ones I know:
Randomwebcomic (a webcomic roulette)
TopWebComics (has a voting system, works great with VoteComics interface)
TheWebComicList (tracks updates)
Piperka (tracks updates)
Belfry Webcomic Index
Independent Comic Database
Apocalist (for postapocalyptic comics only)
2. Webcomic readersSites that track your updates and allow readers to follow your comics and make bookmarks.
3. Social networksPost links to your newest comic pages there every time you update.
Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Reddit, etc.
Twitter accounts to follow: @itsatrapppro (promotes indie creators under #IndieMonday tag)
@phalonreacts (promotes indie creators under #FeatureFriday tag)
- More about Reddit.A list of webcomic subreddits where you can post links to your comics.
Just be reasonable and don't spam or you will get banned.
4. MirrorsMirroring your comic on different sites may help you gather a bigger audience.
The Duck Webcomics
8 page comics
5. Webcomic CollectivesJoining a community of webcomic artists is one of the best ways to get help, encouragement, and new readers!
Read the requirements carefully before submitting your comics.
Some collectives I know:
Spiderforest (the one I'm in)
Collective of Heroes (for superhero comics)
6. Wiki-type sitesTVtropes
7. Paid advertisingComicAd (a banner network for webcomics. Advertise your comic there or use it to earn money) (from 0$/day)
TopWebComics (from 1$/day)
The Duck Webcomics (from 2$/day)
TheWebcomicList (from 15$/month)
8. Turn your webfiction story into an ebookYou can do that with Draft2Digital (it's free).
Be sure to add all your socials, links to your website, links to your Goodreads author profile (make one if you haven't already), etc.
Now it's a real book that goes to online shops and has in ISBN and here's what you can do with it:
- Prolificworks (join giveaways)
- StoryOrigin (sell or give away some books through mailing list swaps + grow your own mailing list froms scratch)
Also: make a Goodreads author profile, add your book there, then make a second account and use it to add your book to all relevant lists to get some eyes on it.
If you have an audience already, ask your readers to leave reviews on your Goodread books.
9. Other stuff- tell your friends and family about your comic. From what I know, they rarely get interested but when they do, it's amazing!
- add a link to your comic to your profile and signature on the forums you participate in
- search for the requests for comic recommendations (on Quora, for example), recommend yours
- join a webcomic forum (there's a good one on ComicFury, for example)
- make Youtube videos (tutorials, teasers, reviews, etc.) with a link to your comic in their description
- draw some fanart. Not only will you make some other webcomic artist happy but they will also display your fanart in their gallery, with a link to your comic.
- print some small cards with your comic's name, link, and a nice picture to give to people in the real world when they ask you about your comic. This way they will less likely forget to read it. --
Hope it helps!