This is an appeal on behalf of the creators of Propeller – the free weekly webcomic that you enjoy reading so much. Wait, don’t stop reading yet! Because we really aren’t asking for much…
Send no money now!
Propeller is free. It will always be free (at least in its current format). And even if you wanted to give us your money, you can’t. Because we removed the Donate button. And we won’t ever be doing a Kickstarter or a donation drive. Please save your money for the eventual print edition and read on for another, cheaper way to show your support.
No registration required!
We don’t want any personal details from you; not your name, not your vital statistics, not even your email address. At no point will we, or anyone else, say you must register for anything.
Just press this button every day for the rest of your life!
Everyone liked ‘Lost’, right? At least up until the end. So who wouldn’t want to be one of those guys in the bunker, religiously entering 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42, Execute over and over. Well, what we’re asking isn’t quite that extreme, but there is a button you can press. It lives over there in the right-hand sidebar and it leads directly to our voting gateway at TopWebComics.com. Go ahead, try it out and see how easy it is to vote. We’ll wait here for you…
Speaking of numbers!
TWC.com lets you vote for your favourite webcomics once per day per ISP address. So if a dozen of you live in one house (and let’s face it, that’s perfectly possible nowadays – thanks global economic crisis) you can only cast one household vote. However, if you were really determined, you could use your 3G-enabled smartphones (with Wi-Fi turned off) to also cast your individual votes daily. And if you have a computer at work, you could cast yet another daily vote via that. So our most hardcore supporters need not be restricted by the one person/one vote mentality.
Judging by last month’s numbers, 900 votes would be enough to get us into the top 100 and on the front page of TWC.com. That’s only 210 votes per week or 30 votes per day!
Like it? Vote for it!
We can’t ask you to vote for us every single day (although we’ll be eternally grateful if you do), but one vote for each page of the story we deliver seems like a pretty fair exchange. Doesn’t it? If our entire regular readership votes once per page, we’ll get into that top 100 without a problem.
What’s so great about this top 100 anyway?
Getting on to the front page of TWC.com means more readers which, in turn, mean more votes, and so on.
And what’s so great about a bigger audience?
Apart from a confidence boost for us creators, a larger readership means we can take more chances. An example of this would be risking an actual print run of the collected edition instead of making it print-on-demand. This would mean a more affordable end product for each of you and, outside of the US at least, cheaper postage.
So please, for the benefit of us all, make it a habit to read a page and then press the Vote button!
Our sincerest thanks,
The Propeller Team.