No. Big NO. Absolutely not. And we have no intention of doing such. Ever. All comics listings on this site point to one or more of the actual mirrors for the comic. No comics are hosted or rehosted or mirrored here. The Reader shows the primary mirror of the comic in an iframe, which ensures that the actual comic site gets the traffic and pageviews. The comic owner may see Reader traffic as a referral from Archive Binge in their analytics trackers.
Comic submission is restricted to registered users. You can register for an account here. After that, you'll see "Add Comic" under the Site menu.
To prevent abuse, once a comic owner has claimed their comic, only the comic owners or the site administrator can edit a comic listing. If you own a comic listed here, you can claim it by following the instructions under the "Claim" button on the details page. After the comic has been claimed, the "Edit" button will appear on the comic details page and you may edit the listing.
If a comic has not been claimed, anyone with an account may contribute to the comic's listing.
There are pros and cons to having separate listings for each mirror: On one hand, you may want the separate entries so the reader works on any of your comic's mirrors. However, this does dilute your readers and subscribers a bit, so if site ranking is something you care about I would recommend against splitting the entries. If you would prefer the mirrors to be listed on a single entry with only the main mirror on the reader, email me the duplicate listings at [email protected] and I can merge them together and prevent any further mirrors from being added as new listings.
Archive Binge uses a few different methods to find comic pages:
If none of the above work, I can manually add pages for a comic and work on adjusting the crawler for that comic. To avoid that situation, follow these recommendations:
<a rel="next" href="nextpage.php">Next</a>
Once you've implemented one of these methods, try initiating a recrawl. If it still doesn't catch all of the pages, email me the comic url at [email protected] and I'll see what I can do.
Uhhhhh......Unless you just recently added those pages to your comic (in which case, see next question), I honestly have no idea how that would happen. Please email me your comic at [email protected]. For science.
It takes AB a little bit to figure out you've changed pages. AB currently prioritizes crawling newly-added comics first, then manually-requested crawls, then comics that have gone the longest without a crawl. If you want your page crawled sooner, put in a crawl request (on the info page) and it will be recrawled soon-ish. If you REALLY need it updated sooner or the crawler isn't working for whatever reason, you can manually edit the page list on the Crawler Configuration page.
On your profile page or the Claim page for the comic, you'll find a unique Claim token. Drop that token in the author comments or tags of the comic (the comic site, not the AB listing) and email me the comic page/episode with the token-comment. If the token is valid, I'll set you up as the owner of the comic so you can edit the details.
You can find a full list of the tags and warnings available to mark your comics with here:
Probably! If there’s a tag you'd like to make use of and there's nothing close enough in the existing tags, please shoot me an email at [email protected] and I'll consider adding it. I won't add tags that are too similar to an existing one, any tags that are offensive (instead of describing offensiveness), tags so generic that literally every comic would fall under it (e.g. a “webcomic” tag) or so specific that they could only ever fit one comic. This means that there won't be a tag for “contains stubborn amnesiac jerk that gets himself drowned because of trust issues”.
Email me at [email protected]. If the issue isn't obvious (i.e. I typo'd a tag/warning), it may help to provide a reason for the change's necessity.
Some tags are special and have to be placed on a webcomic by an administrator. Mostly these are tags for collectives or publishers (e.g. Hiveworks, Spider Forest, Ink Drop Café). If your comic belongs to one of these groups or there's a special tag applicable to your comic, email me at [email protected] with the comic page listing and the tag and I can edit it in.
Unfortunately the comic listings require the webcomic owner to add the content warnings. If one is missing a content warning and the comic is egregiously in need of one, email me at [email protected] with the comic, the tag that it needs, and an example from the comic (page url, etc) of the content that necessitates the tag.
Please note that I won't honor every single request like this. If there is question regarding the validity of the tag's necessity, the request may be denied or deferred to the comic's owner for a final decision. However, I accept that my judgement may be wrong—if I receive multiple requests for a tag to be added to a comic, the issue will be reopened and re-reviewed.
If an admin adds a tag to a comic because the owner neglected or refused to, the content tag will not be removed without appeal.
Ever have a webcomic that you like to read, but don't want anyone else know you're reading it? Yeah. You know the one.
Here you can privately subscribe to a webcomic to keep track of your place in the comic, but we'll never share that you're subscribed to it with anyone. You will not appear on the list of readers (although the comic creator will see a higher number of readers than are actually listed, so they can see the actual number of subscribers—number, not names), the comic won't appear in your friends' "Friends' Reading Lists" or recommendations, but the comic (and your bookmark) will appear in your own private reading list.
Unfortunately some websites, most predominantly Webtoons and several Hiveworks comics, make use of a certain response header that prevents other websites from embedding their content in a frame. This is not necessarily a bad thing and is a valid (if somewhat unnecessary in this case) security practice. The downside is it prevents these comics from appearing in the Reader.
While technically there is a workaround for this, any workarounds would prevent the traffic from going to the actual webcomic site, which is the opposite of Archive Binge's mission. As a compromise, subscribers have the option to manually mark their place in the affected comics. Webcomic owners, if you would like your webcomic to be functional in the Reader, please see the information in this blog post regarding the Reader: Archive Binge Compatibility.
I'M GLAD YOU ASKED! Archive Binge uses Project Wonderful exclusively for its ads (and therefore, its funding). Project Wonderful is a good entry-level advertising service made by the creator of Dinosaur Comics (It was made by a webcomic creator—that's how you know it's good).
You can find the listings for all Archive Binge ads here.
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I'm the creator of the webcomic Galebound and an amateur programmer/career system administrator. By these powers combined, Archive Binge was born.
Because I got peeved off at another developer for being MIA and not fixing the problems with the site I was originally using to bookmark my comic reading list.
Add lots of comics! Edit the listings for the comics you know about! The best way you can support this site is to make it as good of a resource for comic creators and readers as possible.
If you would like to support this site financially, my number one preference would be to place an ad on the site (linking to your comic *wink wink*). If you don't have a comic of your own and would like to support my development efforts, I also have a Ko-fi or you can contribute to the advertising pool via Paypal.
No, Archive Binge is not a comic host. We don't host any of the comics listed here. For hosting a comic, my personal recommendations are (in more or less the order of how highly I recommend them):
If you want to go the self-hosting route, you can find some extra info here: Self-Hosting Your Webcomic: Alternatives to Tapas, Webtoons
Email me at [email protected] for issues with comic listings, your account, site problems, etc. Email [email protected] if you have feedback or suggestions. You can also reach me on Twitter @archivebinge.