You can find my working version HERE. Our pal Carlo has agreed to help me customize something for global interweb consumption. Gird y'rselves!
So, why a website? List of objectives, from most important to least:
1. Showcase the comic book(s) I have created (so far that means FUME).
2. Showcase any other books or prints I have for sale (sketchbooks, e-books, etc.).
3. Showcase my illustration work.
4. Something that's a blog/news/image fomentor along the lines of what we do here, or on Tumblr (probably just a link to here, with a little window showing what's on tap?).
I do want my art profile to contain this notion of "brushpen," not as the primary aspect, but a big part nonetheless. It does show up on the site--in the gallery of my sketchbook work...it's labeled "BRUSHPEN" (duh!). They've got those fun little labels that levitate up from the lower edge of each image when your mouse passes over them...ah, technology!
Here's what I'm starting with, but it's flat as Kelsey's nuts so far:
But I love those sites that have a cascade of different sized blocks, each block either an image (often cropped, always cool), or some easy to read blocky text ("SHOP," "BIO," "CHIVALRY," etc.). Maybe something like this example:
his site in action, with the GIF's running (something I'd love to have on mine).
So, what would you like to see?
p.s. I am doing the site thru Squarespace, which has been pretty easy so far.
Best of all, it includes an online shop. Once I get it up and running,
I'll sit back and watch the money roll in...(*WINK*).