I know, Erfworld is like the crack cocaine of webcomics.
On the other hand, if it wasn't so damn awesome, nobody would care how quickly it updated. So folks complaining about the update speed is kind of a good thing, in a sense.
I'd love to see this update 3 times a week like Girl Genius
, but that's just not possible for every webcomic to do.
Shun the nonbeliever! Shun! Shuuuuuuuuuuun!
Tensor wrote:Y'know, it is possible to disagree and complain about something and still like it. Without such, you just end up with a bunch of zealots that simply cry BEGONE! to all that dissent.
Edit: So my post has actual content: There are things Rob can do, other webcomic authors have written excellent guides on how they manage to do things. Howard Taylor, author of Schlock Mercenary
, recommends building up a buffer, so that authors can take a break to go to conventions or deal with personal issues like family events or illness without their readers experiencing an interruption. I'm sure the Foglios, authors of Girl Genius
, have offered up various advice at one time or another too, it's probably on their site or in their various posts or webcasts. The one recommendation of theirs that I remember is to work on side projects when you start to feel burned out on the main project.
We all need to remember that Rob is not some webcomic-excreting machine, he's a human being.
It's fun for us to read Erfworld, but it's work for him to write it. Just as much work, if not more, than any regular 9-5 job. I'm sure a buffer would help with that, if Rob knew he could take a couple weeks off without anyone even noticing let alone complaining then that would probably help alleviate some of the stress.