I'm really getting into this comic and wondered why you had so few subscribers because I think it should be popular!
It's pretty obvious why though when I come back to this first episode. The art work improves immensely later on but as you have yourself said, the artwork here is very shoddy. When a new potential reader comes here they're going to go straight to the first episode and as soon as they see it they are gonna leave! You should update this so that it matches the quality of later on. Plus you shouldn't start the series like this. It should begin from when they all meet in the bar as friends. Get people gripped early on. Most people aren't gonna go to a first episode, see a guy applying for a job in a convenience stor e and think 'Oh , wow! Can't wait to see more!' The scenes in the convenience shop are really funny, I like them. But should they be starting the series? Hell no!
The scene where the new guy is introduced in the bar should definitely be first. Then the backstory can come in a bit later of how he just started his job. This comic could be popular but it needs a few changes or nothing will ever happen.
Updates twice a week (roughly...)--Monday and Friday. A Web Comic for those who can't remember their twenties. B.N. follows a group of friends as they meander through dead-end jobs and relationships while determined to live life on their own terms. Oh, and there's drinking and swearing. ....Lots of drinking and swearing. It's a lot like life.