First of all, thank you for adding this page to your favorites!
My webcomic's success has been on the low end, particularly because I only submit one page per week. The most views I've seen so far in one day is 17, while the average is in the 60-90 range. But I have noticed a slim, but consistent, increase in viewers.
Your strategy sounds great, put up the first thirty pages to give them a taste of your comic. But if you want a decent volume of people to look at your comic on a daily basis, you'll probably need to update your site two to three times a week.
Frankly, I've been wondering about the quality of Opey, in terms of art and story. I've noticed that pageviews of Opey has been dwindling (up to this point, there's been about 80 pageviews versus the over 200 views "Comic Strip" has generated, even though thisOpey page has been around longer). Still, I've got a great group of readers who consistantly look at my stuff, for which I'm grateful, believe me.
Furthermore, I've gotten virtually no feedback or links to my comic at Webcomics Nation. All of this really makes me wonder.
I just don't see how Chris produces so many pages a week!
As for story arcs and ideas, I have a ton of them for "Opey the Warhead" (there will be even more characters introduced in future issues of the story, as well as explanations about Opey's origin and what in the heck happened to Opey's world).
Anyhoo, definately looking forward to seeing your webcomic.
*just read Sutinen's comment* Well, I'm waiting for the next page, too. Something important is about to happen, a twist in the plot. Poor Opey, absolutely clueless about his.. apperance and the effect it has on others.
First panel: nice job creating a sense of emptiness. Emotionally and physically.
Damn how I´m really waiting for the next page!!!! I love Opey´s mom´s design, and I would like to hear more about her. This page is a serious one and has awaiting atmosphere on it. Like something big would happen next. The panels are well-placed and balanced and the perspective on the class looks realistic.
Since you've been so kind to me, I'll reveal the contents of the next page. Opey's Dad gets shot and Opey becomes a dark knight avenger seeking vengeance on those who murdered his Dad. And it's revealed that Opey's Mom is from a planet called "Krypton" and that he's actually an orphan from that world.
HEEEH are you serious...... if you are, i think thats really where the story's gonna begin to gain full swing... it needs the dark angle to strat creeping, in, i been wondering what Opey is meant for.... sounds awesome man, and i know it will be..... maybe he meets a sidekick And I am not just being 'nice' or 'kind' I really love Opey, its fresh and brilliant..... theres so much mundance CRAP out there...... keep at it man...!