I am curious

Personally, I prefer to read my comics on paper. Call me old-fashioned: I also draw my comics on paper. I even paint the backgrounds for my website on paper, which may be a bit odd considering how they are meant to be viewed.

Anyway, my question is, given the choice, for a comic strip such as mine (a three or four panel daily, in black and white), do you prefer to read it on paper or on a screen?

I’m partly asking because I just had a friend email me an article (originally published on real paper, in a newspaper) about comics on cell phones. People subscribe to comic strips and even comic books, then they read them one panel at a time on their phone. I imagine the screen on a cell phone is a smaller than the panel size as printed in newsprint, but maybe that doesn’t matter to people.

I guess the question is partly a matter of convenience: you have a phone, but maybe you don’t subscribe to a paper, or your paper doesn’t get the comics you want. But, personally, squinting at a cell phone screen, trying to read a comic, just doesn’t seem like my idea of a good time. Plus if I’m reading it on a bus, I’ll get car-sick (bus-sick).

Enough from me. What do you think? (imagine me pointing a long finger at you.)

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  1. Nate and Jeff Bowler, Co-Captains says:

    In France I was forced to read online. I prefer the paper, but it was better than nothing.

    I will say that I enjoy reading Falling Rock online, but that is perhaps because your site is dedicated wholly to your comic.

  2. Kid Shay says:

    I try to keep my site clean and easy to read, mostly because that’s what I like when I look at other people’s comics.

    I know what you mean, though. Paper is my first choice, but the computer screen is a good enough substitute.

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