I'm hoping I'm not going to upset anyone with this thread although as much as I love Tapastic and believe it has the best format out there, there's something I really thinking that needs to be addressed due to a severe imbalance.
I was just looking through Tapastic's 'Best New Webcomics' page and there was a bit of a common theme. I scrolled down for some time and I didn't see a single entry that wasn't a 'Gag-a-Day' or 'Bio' comic. There was not a single story driven comic. So could that imply that not a single new Webcomic on Tapastic isn't one of its best? Definitely; is that what Tapastic is trying to get across, not at all - so why the lack of more serious comics?
It's no denible fact that these comics featured are easily to relate to and to share with people, however doesn't link with what it says. I could understand if it promoted it was 'The Best New Funny Webcomics', however it's not. Even looking through the list I could see an argument for gauging a comic's writing in a preview, however with some of these updates they are literally only a single piece of art (example: http://d2me59s95dy7e.cloudfront.net/cartoons/b8/4b/fe/b0/3a8b428618a34daebc079ed2c399a6c3.gif) - this is literally only to illustrate a point, not to say anything negative regarding any of these comics, I'm not trying to imply that any of these comics do not deserve to be in this section.
So what's the resolve? It's simple, start to balance out the load. Tapastic even admit they feature comics from on how they trend, with some of these being story based (eg. Grapple Seed), so why is there not a way to pull away from the apparent bias towards the comedy comics in a non-variable 'Best of' section? There has to be some way these comics are being picked up, so I'm saying to give the whole collection of comics the same treatment.
PS It's also come to my attention that despite this being the Best New Webcomics, the fourth entry down is Taihen, a comic that's been hosted for more than a year, once again this is no 'singling out' for the sake of the comic itself, but I feel it's another objective part of this section that should be addressed.