The Katharsisdrill website has been launched

in #webdesign2 months ago

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After much consideration I have decided to make a website for the Katharsisdrill project. The main reason is that the Phill from GCHQ album has been printed and I needed a place to sell it, the second reason is that I wanted the artworks to be more easily available – even when some of the networks, that I have used, have been down. Until now the project has only existed on several different decentralised platforms such as Diaspora, Mastodon, Hubzilla and Hive/Steem, so it sort of made sense to have one storage and download option that I controlled myself.

I will of course continue to post on as many platforms as I can manage, and this site will simply be where the high resolution files will be placed, and where you can buy books and prints to support my work.

The shop will feature whatever I can come up with, but for now it will be possible to buy the first Phill from GCHQ album and signed prints.

I hope you can cope with the glossy WordPress design. I have decided not to design a whole new CMS this time, but just roll with the mainstream.

Link to the first blog post of the site that is practically identical to this post :)


I finally stopped nitpicking the design of my new Wordpress based homepage. From now this place: katharsisdrill.art, will be where I catalogue my art. I do not necessarily expect there to be a lot of commenting and such, but I have left the possibility open on the blogposts so people outside of my usual circles can add their opinon too.

And then there's a shop so I can direct people there if they want a copy of the first Phill from GCHQ album.

Cheer!

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I think the site looks good, but I know you will be very particular about it. The important thing is that it presents your work nicely

One of the things that fascinate me with software is that it is a never ending endeavour where things slowly can improve and evolve. Wordpress (which the site is based upon) has become much nicer since I last checked and the open source webshop is really a great piece of software handling the rather complicated process of selling things.

When working on Phill I have had the same feeling of continuity, as the webcomic has some of the same features. People can participate pointing out errors and typos, and I can go back and fix it. When making the book I suddenly saw how final it is to publish an artwork compared to this other process.

I've not used Wordpress, but I did play with a CMS for my blog before reverting to something simpler. People are used to all the bells and whistles of social sites and so a blog or other site has to be a good experience to hold their attention.

I expect there was a lot of proofreading before you committed to the print process.

I actually had a proofreader who looked the complete first album through. He's the one called Gargamello that I thanks in the colophon. I haven't been able to get in touch with him. We only wrote together on pgp-encrypted mail, and his last public certificate expired in march...

Thanks to you all I have caught most misspellings in the second album :)

I hope the guy is okay. Good to hear someone else uses PGP. I exchanged some encrypted emails with a friend recently after we figured out how to get it all working.

Putting the comics out online first is a good way to catch most errors.

I have PGP keys on my website for the two email addresses. You can see here: https://katharsisdrill.art/PGP-keys/

You can write me if you like to make further tests :)

Congrats! @katharsisdrill, wonderful to see all this work of yours in just one place, impressive amount of such cool work, intriguing and funny creations, i wish you much success in this new endeavor.

Yes, it has been a bit of a eyeopener to upload and type in info on all these works. It has grown organically and suddenly you have 261 works of art :) Thanks for your kind words.

congrats! It looks really great.

Thank you so much. Having done this I will be able to get on with some of the things that are my main metier... and posting here.

I hope you find the time to be here more, I need the diversion from fighting tyranny and trying to save the world. It's exhausting.

Even the fiercest fighter must have some resting time now and then. Right now we all have two life times of fights we ought to commit our time to.
I plan to get back in my old creative stream soon. There's some book to be sold, some children to argue with, and a stressed wife to help, but when the sky turns permanently grey it is a great time for drawing and imagining.