With Crazy Sunshine’s 1 year birthday just around the corner, I wanted to stagger the changes being made to the comic, site, and update schedule rather than throwing it all in your face at once.
The truth is, I really didn’t want to ever have to make an entry like this, but it’s gotten to the point where this little comic has snowballed into something quite big, and I feel like all the effort, work, cost, and time I am putting into it is starting to affect real life.
Webcomics are tough! I never realized this when I started making Crazy Sunshine. You have to put in all you’ve got if you want them to work. For people without full-time jobs or other commitments, this is a cakewalk, but for someone like me, who has about 3 hours free time a day to pump out comics, reply to comments, fix or update the site and create blog entries, I cannot promise the same kind of commitment.
Having chatted with other creators and readers of the comic, I was slapped in the face and told to stop worrying about what other people do and focus on what works for me, not for anyone else. After all, it is my webcomic.
Therefore, like today, Crazy Sunshine will be updated on Wednesdays at 8am JST / Midnight GMT / Tuesdays 6pm CST.
Thanks for understanding.
As of next week I will be editing the Cast page with updated character profiles and brand new artwork, look forward to it!
I was also thinking about including a World Map and Lore page that shines some history on the world of Crazy Sunshine and the events that happened in the past in order to attract new readers to the comic, and to give a bit of history on where the characters came from.
Lastly, I would like some overall feedback on the site and if there is anything I can improve on (smaller title banners/rollover icons, larger text, simpler background etc.) let me know what you think in the comments below!
With a new update schedule in place, meaning larger gaps between comics, I thought long and hard about the direction the comic itself is heading.
Each strip should – and can – be read in any order with no real progressive storyline set in stone (Including the Crazy Sunshine Chronicle story arcs) I would like to keep this going, but at the same time, really want to develop the relationships between characters (Shelbie/Lacie, Peppermint/Candy, Candy/Lacie etc.), which means I am at a total loss when it comes to sticking to my original plan.
I was thinking of making a sub comic that did follow a story, updating on different days, but that would just defeat the point of changing the schedule and reducing my workload.
So for now, I was thinking the new few CSC story arcs will be tailored more towards a story-driven plot, and not always resulting in a gag per strip. I think this would be a nice change of pace from time to time. Again, feedback on this would be welcome.
Thanks for reading this entry! If you have any more questions or need some answers, or just generally want to kick my ass, leave a comment! I will always do my best to reply.