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New Site!

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 07:23 PM

It's been a long time a-comin', but the new Sheldon site is live. We were shooting for a cheerier, cleaner look that streamlined the site...and I think it came out pretty great! I hope you like it.
Speaking of which: I need to publicly thank Tyler Martin for the excellent design work, and Phillip Karlsson for the hosting implementation. As with any new site, there will be bugs a-plenty, so please bear with me (especially as this is launching while I'm away at SDCC, and can't fix much until next week). But we'll get to any bugs, I promise!

A few notes on the new site:
- As you may have noticed, all the strips will be growing larger, from 800px wide to 900px wide. It's gonna make for a much better reading experience. But! We've only upsized about 3,000 of the 3,500...so those won't go live just yet.
- One of my favorite new features is the "5 years ago today" section, which shows you what strip ran way back when. Just click the image to read that strip!
- There's now a "permalink" button for linking to today's strip, and social media links! Woo! 2007, here I come!
- On the "Extras" link, you'll see I've started adding in videos. I'll be adding more, as we go...especially as trailers for the movie start appearing!
- The formatting of the store and forums are both still wonky, as we go live. I'll attend to those next week. Be patient if you notice something weird: We'll get it fixed.
- Previously, if you missed grabbing the original art, you were out of luck. But now, you can grab a print of it.
As always, bug catches are appreciated, either below in the comments (...if they're working! Ha!) or via e-mail to me. Thanks, all!

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Are you at San Diego Comic-Con?

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 12:16 AM

I'll be there all five days in booth 1228, with TWO new books (new Pugs books & new Drive book)! Here's what you need to know:

Here's the breakdown:

1.) New Pugs book is debuting at the show! The original Pugs book just went into a second printing, and the new book will be joining it at San Diego. It's called "Pugs: They Think They're People. Really Old, Retired People." Here's the cover:

2.) New Drive book! I'm really excited for you guys to see this one. The advance copy that I have looks sa-weet.

3.) There'll be a few posters new to San Diego, as well. Like the Batpug poster and the Wine Spectator poster!

4.) Friday night, please don't miss my panel for my documentary movie, Stripped! 7-8PM, Room 25ABC. We'll be screening over 8 minutes of the film, as well as sharing behind-the-scenes stories, and answering any questions you have for us! It's gonna be a pretty fun panel: We're pretty fun guys. (Aaaaand, we have one huge bit of news that comics fans are going to go nuts for.) Come on out! Friday, 7/13/12, 7-8PM, Room 25ABC!

5.) ONE LAST THING! If you're coming to the show, and want to snag a piece of original art at $25-off the normal price, please e-mail me. I can't bring all 3,000 strips to the show, so I really need you to e-mail me with the one you want. T'anks!

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