Rarely. It just feels odd to have this perceived relationship with a comic. It's all pretty much one way. The reader knows more about the author than the the author knows about the reader. And it makes anything I say sound weird. But, maybe that's just me.
I normally never have anything to say that I'd deem important enough to fill up the person's inbox-whatever, so I very rarely leave feedback of that sort. I just hope my routine check-ups on their site/comics shows they have at least one more active reader -u-
Would the webcomic creators prefer it? I just thought that they get enough feedback through other things usually. So maybe people don't comment on the actual webcomic often but they get a lot of responses on deviantart, tumblr, or youtube or something. I'd totally start if the creators care/ take notice, though.
I would say most creators delight from response, even if they are very simple, but most creators do not respond unless they have something to say (spamming your own page with lots of "thank you!"'s sometimes make creators feel like they are spamming to make their own comment count seem impressive), and that's where the misunderstanding for readers comes in, where readers feel like they're getting ignored or their comment is a waste of their own time, and stop doing it altogether
Sorry for the late response! Agreed. And sometimes it feels like I'm in no place to comment. I do the same thing when I'm on other people's blogs. I feel like I'm just another nerd who loves this comic/ art and the creator has already heard it all before. I've actually been really amped up to comment on Carciphona a few times because I want to show support in some way but i always talk myself out of it because seems like it makes no difference. I'll definitely change that though.