A new marcjohns.com

A new site. A new blog. I've been wanting to do this for ages, and just haven't had the time. I was undecided for a long time as to what sort of format I wanted my 'main' site to be. Slick portfolio? Blog? Shop only? In the end, I believe a blog is the best format for me. I want this to be a central point. If you want to know what I'm up to, what I've drawn lately, you come here. I am growing a bit tired of having too many outlets to update: Flickr, Vox, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter... My primary methods of sharing my drawings have been through Vox and Flickr, both terrific sites with great communities. But it always bothered me that you had to sign up with those sites in order to leave a comment. I've had many people contact me to complain about this. But that's okay, most social networking sites require this. So now I finally have a stand-alone site that's easy to update, thanks to Typepad. I'm a graphic and web designer by trade, so I could have built a more custom solution, but I didn't want to spend time digging through the code of some CMS, spending endless hours tweaking the styling, fetching plug-ins and whathaveyou. I'd rather spend my time drawing.

So poke around, bookmark the site, subscribe to the RSS feed, leave a comment, and come back soon.