Hmm, I like the white block background, but I think the larger patterns were distracting. Here is a variation with smaller bricks and a few new shapes. I warmed it up with a tiny it of yellow too.
I don't want the background to compete with the day's actual post. I want the background to be the background. This may still be distracting. It's fun to play with tiled artwork, though.
By the way, for those of you following the deadline drama, I had to ask for more time. I'm now 4 for 4 on graphic novels missing their original deadline. I had to ask for two more weeks, putting me back up to 30+ days.
One day I'll finish a graphic novel on time. One day.