If you’ve come to the site looking for a new page you may find instead some things have changed a little. Most notably there is a new design on display. It was time to ditch the old header and freshen up the overall look but more importantly there was a need to update things under the hood so I’ve managed to tackle both tasks over the past few weeks.
Like most webcomics, this one runs on WordPress using the Comicpress plugin but when I initially set up this site I was still kind of new to both and really hacked the whole thing together. A couple of years later I’m much more proficient in creating WordPress themes and for the first time am using Child Themes which is the optimal way to use Comicpress. This is all very insider-webcomics so I won’t bore you with any more details but I’ll just say this process has given me newfound respect for Comicpress and its architect Phil Hofer (AKA Frumph).
In setting up the new site, I can now attach my page notes directly to the page rather than just in the blog so hopefully I will be better about doing those going forward. I’ve also integrated the Bookmark feature which will let you save where you are in the story so you can come back later.
Also, though it may not be noticeable to anyone but me, I’ve actually updated every single page of the comic. This has been something I’ve slowly been working on for even longer than the site update and am glad to finally have it off my plate. What I’ve done is basically reformatted the pages so that the word balloons are a little tighter and are laid out in a more readable fashion. I also adjusted the color and dots so that all looks a little cleaner and I redid all the chapter pages so they are a little slicker. Oh and I even completely redrew two of the earlier pages: Page 1 and Page 6. I resisted going backwards like this for a long time but these two pages really needed some help and I’m glad that I did it.
Page 67 will be up in the next couple of days. Plus issue #2 should be available on Graphic.ly in the next week or two. Look for an announcement here.