Whenever a review thread appears on this forum it quickly fills up with people wanting their comics reviewed (often people who have never or rarely posted here before) and then they are typically disappointed when the review then doesn't materialise.
Call me a cynic if you must (go on, I know you want to), but usually in my experience the reviewer only selects webcomic sites with lots of traffic because they want the creator of the comic to then post something saying "my webcomic was reviewed (here) go and have a read!". The reviewer's site then gets a load of traffic. So, they review another popular comic and repeat to fade.
This may not be the case here. Not knowing the original poster or what he is trying to achieve I couldn't comment on that.
It is worth considering the distinction between a review and a critique. A review is intended to simply look back
('re' and 'view') at your work and comment upon it (probably for the benefit of a reader who has not yet read it). On the other hand a critique is written for the creator and is intended to help them improve their work. It will focus, constructively on specifics that could help the creator's technique.
When requesting a review
, you are asking that your work, as it stands
, is presented to the audience of the reviewer. If you are requesting a critique
, you may intend to do something
with that information, in which case it is worth knowing a bit more about whether the person giving the critique is sufficiently knowledgeable to deliver meaningful and constructive feedback.
The suggestion box
thread had an interesting proposal regarding round-robin critique threads. If there is a demand for it (and I guess this thread proves that there is) maybe the forum should have something along the lines of a 'critique the comic above you' topic, so you get feedback ...but only after giving
feedback! I would suggest two flavours: one for a 'quick critique' ie 200 to 500 words (to provide feedback on say, the last 5-10 strips/pages) and another for a more 'in-depth critique', over 500 words (to provide feedback on an entire body of work to date) and where the reviewer is willing to put some work into giving an appraisal. Whatchoo think, chums?