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A SITE FOR SORE EYES

Holy hannah Batman! The time has come! Our last post was pretty much a whine fest about an old website, but check us out now!

THE NEW SUPER DUPER AWESOME WEBSITE!

Mind blown right?! I’m surprised you even made it back to the blog? Or did you make it back here because its a “FEATURED” blog post?! Hmm? Did you like that little tid bit? Did you notice this blog post has been categorized as well (as will all “Featured” posts)!

Or maybe your just patient enough to not go clicking on every possible hyperlink. Probably for the best.

BUT WHILE YOURE HERE (and thanks for sticking around) let me give you a tour of the site…

“HOME” PAGE:

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What’s there now…

Like most home pages we have a nice collection of all the site has to offer served right to you. From featured section that scrolls through all the page options, the ability to order caricatures right from the get go, and even the return of (an updated) Facebook widget (which we’ve already agreed is pretty awesome)! This time around though it allows you to view and interact with posts and photos from our Facebook page live. Double awesome right?

What’s coming…

We are pretty satisfied with the home page but want add a few more things to really spruce it up; including a twitter feed and a font created just for the site!

“ARTISTS” PAGE:

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What’s there now…

Ever really wanted to know who we are? Check out who draws how? Well, merry Christmas! I admit so far the list is a bit limited, but to get the site out in time we wanted to get up most the artists that we’ve worked with and have given us their amazing talents.

What’s coming…

It won’t be long though before we organize and expand this list, as well as offer a chance for the artists to get work out of the site, and for our customers to pick and choose their favorite ones!

“GALLERY” PAGE:

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What’s there now…

Okay, so the titles a little misleading. It should be called “PAGE OF AWESOME THINGS”…but everyone told me thats a bad idea. But its a nice mix of caricatures, good time photos, doodles, and best of all…videos.

What’s coming…

I hope you’re ready to love us even harder. Best thing is…this page only gets better the more fun we have, and we are some pretty fun people. More art, more videos, more crazy photos if us having crazy times!

“STORE” PAGE:

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What’s there now…

Alright folks, we’re no Sears, but that doesn’t mean we can’t at least open shop. The good news is the first stuff we have up is completely free (we decided charging for wall paper was a bit much)! Grab a wall paper for your computer, phone, or whatever new age device your reading this blog on, then order you caricature all on the same page.

What’s coming…

Keep an eye out down the road for this sucker to fill up, from “The California Boys” t-shirts to the brand new solar energy “TCB” car*! Also, cleaner forms for ordering caricatures and gigs!

“EVENTS” PAGE:

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What’s there now…

Considering how much you love us, I know this is the page most of you will be uber excited for. Now you can stalk us at your will! This is totally the cherry on top! Check out what shows we’ve done, and what shows we have coming up! Weather you are an artist or fan you can now keep track of our next steps so you are always in the “know”.

What’s coming…

More stalker friendly info! Links to fair sites, a cleaner look, and a weee bit more order to the list of events!

Enough reading this though! Goooo check it out! Browse it! Feel it! LOVE it! Or hey, maybe you won’t Either way we would LOVE to know your thoughts. A lot of work went into getting this ready and a lot of work is going to be put into making it right! See something your not fond of? Think a feature would be great? Or maybe you do like it the way it is, seriously, we are looking for all the feedback we can get!

Jokes aside…a LOT of effort has been put into this work, mainly by Jordan Martin. Plenty of you guys out there has made this possible, but I have personally watched this man slave over (and deal with my nit picking) his computer to make this happen. So if you liked what you saw, give a hand to Jordan for the amazing work and effort he has put in. He’s a best friend not only to me but this company as well, and we would be NOWHERE without him.

So drop a comment, send a message, write an email, do whatever. We hope to hear from you and thanks for taking the time to read!

Thanks again guys!

*We are not making a car, sorry folks.

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A BRAND NEW NEW BRAND

Howdy-do folks! Been a long time hmm? Yea, thats much more my fault than yours, but I’m glad to see you stuck around. Why? Because I’ve got some pretty awesome news, thats why. So earlier in the year we put together an AMAZING new stand that really spoke for what we represent as a company. It had a laid back “California” look with a ton of really varied caricature styles; from “park sketch” cute to “Beasthead” extreme! Over all, it was just WAY more the look we are going for.

So with this brand new (and new brand) look, we found our self satisfied with an image. An image we think The California Boys can stick with for a while now…and our main venue (fair stands and booths) was armed to the teeth with supplies, tents, signage, and more that represented it. This however, did leave one venue open. One we had barely touched upon but held great potential to help us promote our image and caricature ideals across the globe! DUN DUN DUN! Ladies and gentlemen…I’m talking about…

 

The World Wide Web!


But we already have a website right? Sure. Sure we do. I knew you would say that. So I took some screen shots (because soon enough the site your about to see will be dead. Very very dead) to really reflect on what our website is now. So I present, the home page…

Alright. So, apparently we offer free caricatures (which is true). And what you can’t see is that that arrow does point to a little Facebook link. So thats cool. Doesn’t really say what we are or anything. But it looks like there are other pages. A Gallery, and an About Us. Lets check those out…

 

Yay! A Gallery! It shows what we do! It even has three different sections! All of which though just pretty much just filled with photos at least three years old, and art from a whopping three artists (PS. we work with WAY more than three artists). Okay, maybe this whole “about” thing will make up for it. What do you think?

Hey! Look! You can see the little facebook thing I was talking about! Yeah, I scrolled down just enough for you to see that. You can thank me later. It is cool though. It even shows people that like us! God bless widgets. Oh, there is also a little blurb about us that pretty much tells you to go look at our Facebook anyways. Actually, you really should. Were all about that. But overall, just a really dull and unpersonal bio. Bleh.

Now don’t get me wrong everyone. This is actually quite a fine site (though its been most recently refeared to as “Citrusy“) The home page gets your attention, there is a decent gallery, and information about the company as well as plenty of contact info. It even fit really well into the rest of our look. So why all the cynicism? Because as I type this Jordan freaking MartinĀ is working on a website that quite frankly, will make this one look as dull compared to the new site as tic tac toe does to Dominion.

All you need to know is its’ not dull.

Which is perfect. With the ISCA convention right on our heels, we are literally hours away from putting the final touches on the new website (Yes, the timing was intended)…which I can’t tell you how excited I am! Seriously! Just a few of the things; Artists Profiles, Featured Articles & Artist Highlights, “The California Boys” store, an “Events” page, and SO much more! Plus, it just looks freakin’ awesome. All and all, I know I speak for Jordan and anyone who’s had a hand in it that we are all VERY excited to show it off in the next few days.

So keep an eye out, because I’m sure you’ll a post here (or me spamming you like crazy on Facebook) when the new site is up. Thanks a million for taking the time to read this post, and I’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

Do stay well!

 

 

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