CTOB Phase 3.
I think this is Phase 3. It might be phase 4, or 5, or 2, or 28. Hard to say. It changes so often. But this feels like an epoch, a generational shift. It feels like it's going to be a hit too.
If you're reading this, you've been invited to check out Issue 0 (that's my comic-nerd way of not calling my beta test a beta test). Thanks for checking it out, babes. Please use the comments section to hit me up with thoughts or feedback all over the site. Issue 1 goes live 1/1/15.
The goal of this version is to create a more curated usership experience for the consumer. The elevator pitch is "An illustrated arts and culture blogazine". User interface is meant to replicate the magazine experience. Content is focused on the art and culture of illustration, and naturally contains a lot of visual art.
Issues will drop once per month (or so) starting January 1. Reading this blogazine is something to do with your iPad when you're hung over. You can flip through the pages (content, articles... not sure how to name them) and read long form fiction and essays, examine the illustrations, watch some videos, listen to the podcast, and engage with the whole piece at your leisure over the course of a lazy afternoon.