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Interview With Zach Weiner
Excerpt from interview:
Most comics don't mind treading on old ground. In fact, many of them just build a road. I suspect these comics worry that they'll lose their readership if they change too much. Your audience has followed you, but now that SMBC pays your bills, what gives you the confidence to continue trying new things?
I suppose I'm just terrified of the alternative. Whenever I start feeling like I'm doing the same thing over and over, I worry that's what will kill my audience. If you're doing a character driven strip, repeated themes aren't a problem - they're a good thing. But if you're doing one-offs, you need to surprise your audience. So, I don't worry too much about trying new things. Also, when I do something very new (like a while back I did some very math-centered comics), I usually follow it up with less experimental stuff.
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