what a crazy fun two days of being sick! i love how i say “i’m checking out for a few days to do nothing” and what do i do? LOTS! and i have much to share…
first and foremost, i have completed the black and white zine! it may not be up until tomorrow though as i still have 40 PDFs to export and the whole thing to assemble, then upload, but at least it’s complete. it’s “omg gorgeous!”… that’s kinda like pee your pants pretty, but WAY better! i will be adding it to yudu for ease of viewing as well (it will be ENORMOUS). if you missed the cover, peek at my last post for a tantalizing treat to tide you over.
in this issue, you’ll notice that bio text and other bits are more plain than they typically are. this is by no means a sign of laziness or a lack of desire to pretty things up, but rather done as a means to make all links clickable and all text searchable. this will be of benefit to all of us.
i have also added a section on the site for cheap advertising in future publications to help off-set some of the time spent and hefty hosting fees associated with the size of the zine, etc. the last issue, which was half the size, got over 6k views in the first month alone so i’ll advertise in it. 🙂 that is some pretty decent exposure to people who are definitely already interested, i think.
in other news, i have changed around the altered bits site a bit, though will continue to wrap that up over the next several days. the important things you will need to know are that there is no long a LOVE page. i killed it. instead, all past, present and future artist interviews will be found in the “Guest Artist” section. duh. i am still kicking myself as that is, after all, what i created the page for. why i put it elsewhere is beyond me, but the ol’ head is now outta the booty, promise. in place of the previous LOVE page, i am adding a “tutorials” page. here you will find all sorts of things from all sorts of people. some free, some with small fees, etc. currently, you’ll find nothing (just be patient — i’m only one girl). 🙂 well, i did whip up a 10-ish page tutorial yesterday, complete with photos and everything, but i can’t think of a name so it will be a bit before i post it. more on that later.
last but certainly not least, i am updating the guest artist page next week! you will be thrilled to find that you get not one, but TWO fabulous artists — a beautiful and endlessly talented couple. you’ll see soon — not going to spoil it for you.
go peek to see if the zine is up and if it is, please, let me know what you think.
UPDATE: Okay, it’s done, but it’s almost half a gig in size!!! Trying to figure out how to deal with the enormity of this beautiful beast… and will get it up ASAP either way.
ANOTHER UPDATE: The zine is now on the altered bits site and i have uploaded it to yudu. They are, however, having issues and some of the text is display as red (initially all of it). Apparently they have some glitchy things going on and are working on fixing it. Please don’t hold me accountable — just look at the two part version on my site and come back and let me know what you think! Hope you like it! Now I must nap — I should have rested when I got sick ’cause now I have a cruddy fever and am feeling deathly.