Hey folks, Brant here, your letterer extraordinaire! I just wanted to share a few upcoming updates to hit the site in the coming weeks.
Before I get into that, though, let me officially and publicly welcome both Alyssa and Jim to the team. I know they’ve been with us for a while now, but Eric and I are really thrilled to have them aboard. I joke about this year being the “new era” of NCD, but honestly it is. Brand new look, brand new stories, new cast members, a shift in lettering styles, and the aforementioned updates really define this year of NCD as a new chapter! And we hope you are all along for the ride!
I mentioned lettering style shifts just up there in that paragraph that precedes this one. See it? Yeah… you may or may not have noticed that I have been doing something a little bit different since Jim came aboard. I wanted to match his style, so I changed the font, slightly altered the balloon shapes, and began experimenting with some other stuff as well. I hope you like what you’re seeing!
Now, as for the updates I mentioned, Eric has teased some of them in the weekly commentary. Well, allow me to go into a bit more detail, or recap for those who may have missed them.
First, we are planning a bit of a redesign of the site itself. Nothing too drastic, just updating the images on the site to match the new style of the strip. We’ve had this header for a long while now, and it’s time for a change anyway. Once we get into it, who knows? We may decide to change some other stuff too!
Another thing we plan on implementing is more social networking ease via share buttons and the like. We want to make this as interactive an experience as we can.
We will also be looking into a newsletter that you can sign up for. That’s actually something I’m cooking up that Eric will surely appreciate, right? Well, look for that in the coming weeks or months ahead.
I will also be updating the bios page to reflect our new teammates as soon as I find the time to do so. They have sent me their info, so it’s all on me now.
Going back to lettering for a second, I think there are a couple of Deadpool strips in the archive where I neglected to use the common Deadpool balloon style. I’ll be updating those soon.
And finally, we’ve done several mini-arcs over the years, and I plan on categorizing those so you can find them easier. Like this recent Thanos arc, or the classic Batmobile arc and so forth.
That’s it for now, which I think is plenty to work on at the moment. But if you have any suggestions or desires for anything that would make your NCD experience more enjoyable please don’t hesitate to let us know!