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MT Metamorphosis

Been a coupla weeks now since Shaenon Garrity was announced as the new editor of Modern Tales. She’s been pretty busy in the meantime — today there are eight (Count ’em, eight! Attached to names like Migdal and Shadoian!) new strip installments up; given that not that long ago, MT would see the new day with Narbonic and maybe one other strip updating, this can only be a great thing.

Add to that the illuminating interviews that Garrity’s been doing with the new MT crewmates, and it’s a good time to be a webcomics reader. Plus! You can revel in previously subscription-only strips in their entirety! If you haven’t read Loyola Chin and the San Peligran Order yet, what the hell are you waiting for?

Graphic Smash is down at the moment, presumably about to burst forth in a new and improved form. If T[im] Demeter is half as successful as Garrity in his new job as editor of GS, if will be a good day to be Joey Manley (say that in a Klingon growl for maximum effect).

Now if Manley would just consider making the full list of the day’s MT updates visible from the get-go, all would be well in the world. Yeah, that’s a lot of responsibility to place on the Colonel, but I think he’s up to it.

Thanks for the kind words!

The sad thing is that I look skinny in that picture, compared to now.

Did you notice that the dropdown menu from the main site navigation at the top also tells you which comics are new today? That’s a particular detail I’m proud of — you can tell what’s new from any page on the site.

I’ve considered making the iframe on the homepage default to the comics rather than the blog, but Shaenon’s doing such a good job with the interviews and stuff, I’ve held back on that move. It’s a one-line HTML change which I’d be happy enough to do if more people tell me it would be a good idea to do so.


Game on.

[…] I think it’s a nice compromise — over at MT, the narrow column where blog entries are displayed makes for a very tall block of text to navigate, but this layout allows for easier-reading text as well as displaying all the day’s updates at a glance. Joey Manley says that GS will be using a new design in the coming days, but I kind of like it as it is. Manley, by the way, is also looking for feedback on whether or not the current MT layout is preferred by readers, so be sure to let him know. […]

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