I think one of the only times a comic promotion on this forum worked for me.. they weren't really trying to promote their comic at all!
They were using pages from their story, and explaining to someone the sort of flow they were creating with the panels. I just thought to myself, "Oh hey that actually looks pretty good, I wanna know more!". I don't know if it secretly was sort of mind trick but boy howdy I don't mind at all!
Now if I could juuust figure out a way to do that with my com- PUTER. Computer that's what I meant say. Yup. I need my computer to play mind tricks on.. me? Ahahaha