The Rainbow Orchid is not a particularly fashionable comic. It's not in the 'in-crowd' of webcomics, namely geek-comics, gamers, movie-loving flatmates or manga and anime inspired fantasy. It's not within the current trends of printed books either, such as autobiographical, introspective, or highly stylised Art Comics, or even more mainstream hard-boiled violence. In many ways, Rainbow Orchid is actually rather old-fashioned. An historical adventure of the type that had its hey-day in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, in a style that is not exactly cutting-edge, but quite traditional in a European sense, and there primarily to serve the story. The story's the thing!
I have not gone out of my way to market Rainbow Orchid on the web in a big way - the main thing I'm working towards is the printed book - so I find it even more gratifying that you, dear reader, have found your way here and stuck around. The number of registered readers also shows that, despite my view that my comic is perhaps rather unfashionable, people do like it, and nothing could be better than that.
I'll just end by saying that I have nothing against the other kinds of comics mentioned above. Many of my favourites reside in those categories, and there are many excellent comics from those genres and styles. Manga doesn't worry me one bit, and to see so many people drawing and talking about comics because of the Japanese influence, I think is marvellous.