Well, the plan was for the site renovation to be finished right now. Everything has conspired to slow the process down, including Will and me, so we’re neither surprised nor particularly bothered by the renovation NOT being finished, but we are scrambling to get it done.
The thing is, once we started the renovation, we also started getting ambitious. Oh, let’s really go all in on Hunter Black merch! Oh, let’s present the pages at 2.5x the size of the old ones! Oh, let’s redo our links in the fanciest way possible! Oh, let’s do something with out fan art!
No one wants to do this again any time soon, so we’re trying to get every upgrade that we can think of going. And don’t get me wrong, while the site will definitely be new and improved, it’s not suddenly going to become super advanced. Certainly, some of our delays have been expressly about preserving an easy reading experience, and some of the stuff that has yet to be done is that stuff, the “let’s not forget that this is about reading a comic” stuff.
Hopefully, it won’t be more than another week, but we’ll see. Like I said a few weeks ago, we’re getting an AMAZING deal on our web development, so we’re not complaining about how long things take. It’s not going to be much longer.
Okay, dominoes are really starting to fall in terms of launching the revamped website. Lots of decisions about design being answered, almost all of the newly sized pages uploaded, and the POD Hunter Black gear we’re planning to start offering(!) is pretty close to being set.
We still have questions about how to proceed once things are done, but we’ll sort those out in short order. Chief among them: we won’t have to blog in order to get comments, you guys will be able to leave comments with the page itself, just like a real grown up webcomic. But blogging has been a way for us to connect with you guys, and I don’t want that to change. So we’re going to have to see how we approach that going forward.
I know that this has taken a while, and I’m sorry for that. But our new web designer is giving us THE BEST POSSIBLE PRICE for her services, and we can’t (and wouldn’t) be nit-picky about how long it takes. Plus, most of the delays are on our end. There’s simply no rushing re-uploading almost 1,000 pages.
Thank you for your continued patience, and we hope you’ll think it’s worth it when all is said and done!
There is so much going on behind the scenes at Hunter Black Central, you guys have no idea. Our continued apologies for the relative silence on our part, but we’ll be a stronger business, and more importantly, a stronger comic, when all is said and done. Thank you for your continued patience!
Still Will, Justin is kicking it in Georgia currently.
I just spent a night at the Magic Castle! Its a Hollywood institution if you like magic, the couple helping plan my wedding took us out and we all had a blast! We saw a shit ton of magicians and had a couple of cocktails. all in all it was a great night.
Justin should be back in the saddle on Monday, maybe he’ll have some stories for us about his trip.
See you guys then,