The poll results are in! I’m posting all the raw data plus my analysis. According to Polldaddy there were 263 respondents to the survey. Some comments may have been cut off – it’s a bit confusing as Polldaddy says they allow a maximum of 200 respondents before you have to pay $200 for an upgraded account. However it looks like they counted all the votes.
The scoring is also a little confusing – if you look at the raw data, the lower the score the more people voted for it. Here are my comments on each question:
What do you care about in an AR comic?
Not surprisingly, people want good art, with a good plot a close second. Method of transformation, likeable characters and originality are also important. Nobody cares about humor?
Favorite AR theme?
From best to least liked: Female AR, Humiliation, Female AP, Male AR, Diapering, Spanking and Mind Control. You can see people are really split on diapering, with more people strongly against it than strongly for it.
What plot do you want?
Results strongly favored new characters and “Something Different.” A mother / daughter age switch seems really popular, and the other ideas with existing characters all polled about the same.
The results here are a mixed bag for me, as I’ve had a few comics with new characters and situations that didn’t sell well at all. So while people might want something different, it doesn’t always mean they are going to like it. And a mother / daughter age switch comic is in the works!
What stories do you want to see in an AR comic?
Interesting list of candidates. I hope the Polldaddy software didn’t cut off the comments after maxing out? I will be looking through these stories carefully. Lots of good ideas!
Favorite AR artist?
Bojay beat Palcomix handily. No surprises.
How many comics have you bought?
82% of respondents bought at least one, with 62% three or more.
DreamTales comics are…
I was really happy to see a clear majority saying “just right.” Some people assumed that “edgy” meant including sex, but that wasn’t my meaning at all. I was thinking more of a little more pointed humiliation / teasing, like in the Tainted Sins stories.
I want regression to…
“Baby” had the most votes, but it’s an indication of how diverse the readership is to see that there were a lot of varying answers.
What else do you want to see?
50% thought it was great as is, which is a surprisingly high number as this is everyone’s chance to voice their opinion. You can see the specific comments in the data.
What format do you prefer?
I only thought of this after the poll was up for a few days, so many missed the opportunity to vote. Only 17% expressed any desire for a different format from pdf. Among people who actually bought comics, only 10% wanted a different format.
BTW those of you who want to read on the iPad and Kindle can do so very easily. Both will read pdf files, and the comics look particularly nice on the iPad. A black and white comic like The Prize (free) looks great on the basic Kindle. Just email the file to your Amazon account email and it will convert it automatically to the Kindle format.
Any other questions or comments, please let me know. Thanks to everyone who took the poll!