Happy New Year 2014! December 2013 was binarygod’s best month yet. I’m certain the holidays had a lot to do with it. Thank you to everyone who bought artwork last month, and I hope you all had a happy and healthy holiday season. As usual, I just wanted to provide a quick update on where I’ve been and where binarygod is going in the coming year.
Site update and 2014 Book Project
The biggest news is probably the upcoming release of my first “children’s book.” I have finished writing it, and am now working on the illustrations. I’ll provide updates in the coming months, I’m hoping to have it published by March/April of this year. I’ve also transitioned to a private server, so hopefully the site’s speed and reliability have improved. Please contact me if you have any issues.
Please support my designs in a contest
Top seller for December 2013 and the year
My top seller for December 2013 actually came from my sister site, DoodleMyDog.com. It ‘s a portrait of Sunny, a rottweiler/lab mix from New Jersey. Head over to my other site (by clicking the link provided) to find out how you can get your paws on a portrait of your canine friend. Some options are free! My top seller for 2013 was my Plucky Droid fan tribute (shown below). Thanks to everyone who picked up a print, pillowcase, or iPhone cover! If you like Plucky Droid, check out my other sci-fi fan art:
Top blog post for December 2013 and the year
My top post for December was the update announcing the new site design and features. You can read it here. Since the post didn’t really go into specific features, here are a few improvements:
- The portfolio section can now be more easily organized. Click one of the headers at the top to filter by type: Art, Fan Art, Comics, Web design, Photography, etc.
- The blog section now comes with image headers and is a lot more clean and easier to navigate. I never liked how my old theme handled the blog section, it seemed too messy.
- My site now has a custom background. I was able to do this before, but every time I updated the old theme the style modifications got warped so I stopped updating the background. I have the capability of putting a custom background on each portfolio piece, and I may do so. Do you think it would add or take away from the individual art pages?
- I’ve added images to all my outgoing links. I think it makes the links page a lot more interesting to look at, and it gives my visitors a rough idea of what each link is all about.
My top blog post for 2013 was Reject the Democratic Party. Click the link to read it, but I prefer you read the entire series, starting with the Introduction. Your political party leaders lied to you, and I’ve outlined a few examples from the Democrats, the Republicans, and the Libertarians. Feel free to leave comments and start or join a discussion. All I ask is that you remain respectful of other people. If you can’t talk to people you disagree with respectfully, it’s time to grow up.
Society6 Store Updates
I’ve got a couple new items in my store, including an updated version of Bounty Hunter. I wasn’t quite happy with the final product and I think the new version is an improvement. Click the links below to be taken to my store. Even if you don’t purchase anything, please click “promote” on the pieces you like. This will help my visibility, traffic, and sales. Thanks!
Got a suggestion?
Please drop me a line if you’d like to make requests on what I should write about, to request a rate quote for a job, or just to say hello. I hope your 2014 is healthy, prosperous, and happy! -Steve
Please Support this Site
Thank you for your time and attention, and thanks for reading! If you’d like to help keep this blog going, please support it! You can help in a couple ways:
First, buy something from my shop! I’ve got mugs, tapestries, canvas, tee shirts, phone cases, pillows, blankets, and much more.
The second way is to hire me directly! I’m a professional caricaturist/illustrator. I’m currently offering pet illustrations, personalized caricatures of you or a loved one, and celebrity caricatures. Click the links for details and pricing, or you can place an order using the form below.