I’ve been absolutely buried in work for the past several months, and have been seriously neglecting this blog! Why, you might ask?
Well, a lot of the work I’ve been doing is on the web coding/development side, which is a little less easy on the eyes than purty illustrations. I’ve also been doing a big new business push, with lots of interviews and several new clients. Not to mention that several of the most fun projects I worked on haven’t gone live yet, which means radio silence from me (for now). It’s just been a crazy summer!
A big part of my summer was learning Joomla and building a corporate website that ran on it. Joomla is an open-source content management system, and initially I hated it, since my previous CMS experience was with Wordpress (a very different piece of software in many ways). But I’m happy to say that I’ve come around — once you get the hang of Joomla, it’s pretty user-friendly. I’ve got a couple more Joomla jobs in the pipeline as well, so I’m sure I’ll be learning more about the program in the months ahead.
I also went on a week-long family vacation with my side of the family, which was a much-needed break and a lot of fun. During the trip, though, Tycho finally figured out how to crawl, and our lives have not been the same since. That little boy takes a lot of looking after!
It’s also been a busy time for Black Rose, with another con appearance last weekend and Issue 5 heading off to the printer. I’ll be posting more stuff (Black Rose and otherwise) in the coming weeks.
I’ve updated the Multimedia page with a couple recent web banners I did, as well as replacing the sometimes-fritzy Flash videos with nice new mobile-friendly YouTube embeds.
And, in a first for me, one of those web banners actually popped up for me during my normal internet browsing! Most of the banners I do run on local sites, not major blogs or national sites. But here’s my Parkview banner in action!
(It should be noted that this screenshot of my “normal internet browsing” not only places me on Memory Alpha (the Star Trek version of Wikipedia), but on Wesley Crusher’s article. That’s a pretty damning nerd alert.)
And speaking of nerd stuff, here’s a quick doodle of Luke Skywalker that I did at the Summit City Comic Con.
That’s it for now. More to come!