I am part of a dying breed. I am among a quickly shrinking slice of Americans who have yet to step foot in smartphone land. As of July, Nielsen reported that 55.5% of mobile subscribers in America owned smartphones, a significant jump from 41% a year earlier. This pre-dated the release of the iPhone 5, which has surely swayed that percentage further.
In an age of computers, smartphones, and instant gratification, studies lead us to believe that our attention spans are the shortest they've ever been. If that were completely true though, a 5,000 plus page webcomic shouldn't be able to attract millions of fans, much less inspire them to raise a million dollars in under a week.