Well, it’s about time this happened.
This website layout has been in use for…I don’t know…3 years? Probably longer. It’s nice on desktop or laptop, but on mobile it can be kind of a pain in the ass to maneuver with.
That’s one reason I want to do a website redesign.
Another reason is: man, I’m kind of out of things to blog about.
Blogging was a hobby. There’s a lot of people (mostly those wanting to make a quick buck) who are like, “you can make money blogging!”
That might have been true in the early 2000s, but the internet commerce model has shifted – away from advertising and towards patronage, sponsors, and well-designed merchandise.
To that end, I have been putting more effort towards my email newsletters and Patreon posts, and less on doing blog posts for this site.
Another reason for the redesign – this website needs to put more emphasis on my art and comics, not just my words.
When I apply for conventions, galleries, etc, and they ask for an online portfolio, I use THIS website. The art needs to be front and center.
So, with all of that said, I don’t want to delete my blog posts. There’s still posts I’m proud of, plus there’s resources, interviews, etc buried in the blog archives. Deleting the blog would delete those resources, and that would break my little librarian heart.
So I need a website that puts my art and comics at the forefront, while still having an archive for blog posts – but still has the ability to track my appearances and the stores that sell my work.
It may take a while before a design is settled on, so bear with me while the dust is up in the air.
Thank you for your patience!
You. Are. Awesome.