Monday, March 15, 2010

Thieves Jargon 198



First off, huge thanks to --Ed. Dan Scannell, who undertook the site redesign project. We've been talking about this since before he came on board, and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Paramount for me was changing the font from that tiny Arial to something bigger and easier to read. Everything else was more or less his idea. I like the new organization of the authors and artists and links. The horizontal layout is a nice touch. We'll see if we get any traction on the ads. Like the new color scheme. Something for Dan to be proud of accomplishing.

But everybody knows that looks aren't everything, so I'm happy to know there's some substance underneath that pretty head of hair as well. Personal favorites from issue 198 include Renaldo's All-Night Shave, Having a Heart Attack, and Brown I. If I'm not mistaken, this is the first time in a long time that we've had an issue made up entirely of first-timers.

And dig that innocently innapropriate cover art. Promise mommy you won't sit on Uncle BJ's lap.

Issue 200 is coming soon. Any special plans?

21 comments:

xTx said...

It looks like a sexy beast. Wanna stick part of me inside of it. Nice job.

Spencer Troxell said...

The new design looks really cool. I look forward to reading all of the new work. Good job, guys.

Anonymous said...

big ups. shit looks rad and some nice words in there too.

Anonymous said...

Looks Great! TJ is still the best online journal out there.

Detector said...

I hope they serve cum in Heaven.

Anonymous said...

I have no doubt that Father Cummer will great you with a foamy reward.

adam moorad said...

nice look. had a 5 second mindfuck. i like.

Anonymous said...

A mere five seconds.

black math said...

i think the porn piece is weak. i get the authenticity but it was flat. if you have to win me in a bio, it's too late.

Matt DiGangi said...

What about the Human Tetris piece?

mather said...

So, how's the taxi driving going, Rennaissance?

black_math said...

took a bit but i thought Human Tetris/Brown I was really good. a la George Saunders or Vonnegut's ...Monkey House collection with human chess, but with an actual metaphor attached instead of just oddball appeal. yeah, good stuff. a little roaming but very solid.

Nathan said...

Black Mather. Back Lather.

Anonymous said...

i don't get it.

black/math said...

also, I thought 'Brown I' was a terrible title and put off reading it. Actually had trouble finding the 'Human Tetris' piece b/c of it. But, after reading it, it's an appropriate title. Alluring no, appropriate yes

brian allen carr said...

Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Browneye is a nasty sex term in my neighborhood.

Brian Fugett said...

i really dig the new layout and color scheme for TJ...Great job, Mr. Scannell!

Zach Powers said...

The redesign looks great. Progress!

mather said...

You ask if we have any plans. Any plans for what? Am I supposed to be making plans on how to spend the opening day of the next Jargon?

Jake Mooney said...

I really like this new site design. Well done, whoever did that!