TOR (@torbooks) is one of the most prominent publishers of fantasy and science fiction books, so they have something of an advantage in the Twittersphere. TOR’s success — with over 13,000 followers — comes largely from the fact that it has a niche carved out for it, and knows who its audience is. In addition to info on TOR books, their Twitter feed provides great coverage of science fiction and fantasy news, and is also a place to talk about all sorts of related issues, from steampunk trends to the latest blogs from Cory Doctorow.
Oh wow, James Jean’s next art book (RIFT) looks awesome! I want. Very much so. And watching the video of how book can be folded into new scenes only makes me want it more. :)
Featuring 15 accordion-style gold-foil-stamped panels and a series of interconnected landscapes (that change depending on how they’re folded) and James’ sketch-work on the reverse side, it’s a really a sight to behold.
The book will debut at San Diego Comic-Con. There are some more detail shots over at Meathaus.
I finally got the new template to load without throwing a temper tantrum. I’m crossing my fingers that it will keep working. If you see something explode over here, please let me know. :/
I opted for a layout that doesn’t make me focus on creating a logo or header. I’m no designer and any drawings I do are in pencil or charcoal. Neither of which has worked well for me with creating an image for the top of the blog. I can still add one in if I want but I’m not required…and that is key.
I’m still tweaking a few things. All my images are formatted for the old blog and not for use in slideshow on the home page. That’s why you’ll see some copy appear over top of a title sometimes. I’ll fix that in time. When I understand the code for the template better, I may pull the slide out all together. Not sure yet.
If you are the type who reads blogs view category, note that I’ve titled one “Randomness.” It’s purpose is to feed the slideshow. Nothing more. So don’t expect to find order or topics of one theme there.
I’m in the middle of testing out new templates. So, this site will look wonky for a bit. Sometimes you may even click over here and just get an error message. The template I want to use seems to have the temperment of a toddler.
Anyway, I should have things more functional shortly.