So, I'm trying to balance a clean-aesthetic look, while also being able to monetize well.
Take a look at the following webcomic sites and tell me which layouts you think would likely draw repeat consumers, and which ones are more likely to monetize better:
MS Paint Adventures
DOGHOUSE | What Pizza Can Teach Us About
xkcd: Water Phase Diagram
QC: New Comics Every Monday Through Friday
these are all popular comics, but as you can see, some are more "messy" with ads than others. I wonder which makes more $$?