Well, yeah, I concede the point on the funny and insight. Not everyone seems to have the ability to pull it off all the time. Just because something isn't perfect, though, does not mean it isn't good at all.
Or am I just too easy to please?
But more to the point of this post: The Nolans
is a webcomic, not a syndicated cartoon strip. There is no deadline for webcomics, so authors can set their schedules for whenever they want, and have a new strip ready for readers whenever they feel like it.
This is not a good thing.
No deadlines leads to laziness and complacency more than anything else. I'm just a small-time webcomic junkie, but I can't tell you how many great quality strips are out there that I would love to see more of, but very rarely-to-never update at all, except for the common "I'm too lazy, so no comic" excuse. All of these comic always have a strong start, too, but after a few months pass (and just as I discover it, usually), the self-imposed schedule goes from being a pseudo-deadline to guideline, to a suggestion, to nothing at all. Actual updates become a thing of the past, and the fan base dwindles to so few. Pop goes the bubble, and I have to move on.
It's seriously such a shame
Moral of the story? You are not
a pirate. They are not
more like guidelines than actual rules. Stick to your schedule.The Nolans
is one of the webcomics I read that best do this. I made a point of bringing that up because I feel it is actually an important quality for a webcomic.