Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Big Changes

Hello everyone! As you are all well aware, I've lost my ability to blog! Or, I traded it in for the ability to create the Hazardous Tales series--a pretty good trade, I think.

In any case, I feel like I've got a handle on the Hazardous Tales series now, and I can finally start blogging again.

Here's the thing. For years, I've wanted to turn this site into a proper webcomic site, with proper webcomic layout and navigation. I've finally started on that. No more basic blog templates! I'm currently converting my ancient webpage, www.spacestationnathan.com, into that webcomic's home.

Frankly, I'd like to change that address to something new, but it's been printed in a LOT of books, so the station it shall remain.

Unfortunately, I'm learning that the setup and creation of a proper website is trickier than I had guessed. I'm planning on switching to a Wordpress format, using a webcomic plugin. So far it's been nothing but trouble. Wrangling with my previous lousy web hosting site, trying to transfer the domain registration--oh, it's all so terrible!

Hopefully, we'll soon have a smoothly-running, perfectly formatted webcomic page. It may take some time, but I'm working on it. Then, maybe, just maybe, the magic will return.

Everything I'm working on now, the Hazardous Tales books, the Frankenstein books--they've all come form regular posting on this site. I miss it. It was hard work to post five times a week, but it was FUN. It was downright FANTASTIC sometimes. I'd like to get back there.

I made a New Year's resolution to get back up on the posting horse. So far, that resolution has been foiled by this website/formatting/domain nonsense--but I'm working on it! There's a slim chance it'll all be worked out tomorrow. Not likely, but I'd like to think a technological miracle could happen. More likely, things will be up and running in late January, early February.

The station will return! Not as a lousy blog--but as a mighty WEBCOMIC!

See you in the future.


Alysa Stewart said...

Cool! Sorry about your technological woes. You could set up domain forwarding, if you want to change it without making all those books incorrect. I do not actually know how to do that but lots of non-experts do (my husband did it for me) so you could probably hire someone to figure it out fairly cheaply. Best of luck and see you soon!

the mighty guin said...

Cue Huey Lewis & the News!
Looking forward to the mighty webcomic!

Chris said...

Hooray for the space station! When you say Frankenstein books, does that mean there are more than one? I missed that announcement somehow. Yay for more!

D. Gordon Center said...

Dear Mr. Hale, A huge thank you from a middle school teacher and father here in Houston, Texas. Yesterday was a rainy day, and I took my 3rd grade son to the bookstore to purchase something he wanted to read. He spent about 20 minutes looking around, before he settled on Big Bad Ironclad. He devoured your book, and it was all engrossing for him. We had a great time talking about the writing, humor, artwork, and history contained with in your book. Thanks, it operates on so many levels. He saw two of his friends in the early evening, and informed them they, "must read this book." He is awake this morning and rereading it again because he was so drawn into the world you created. It takes some very special authorship and artwork to craft a tale that can compete with the gratification offered in a digital age, but the television is off, the video games are gathering dust, and he has pulled out his drawing pad and pencils to work on a story he wants to write later today. Thank you. I'm sure these books take a lot of effort to create, and I wanted you to know that your work resonates and inspires. With much appreciation, Gordon Center, Houston, Texas.