Welcome to my new website!

Rabbit in the snow, by John Lechner

I’m pleased to unveil my new website and new blog! Much of the content is the same as before, but I’ve added some new things, updated some information, and made it easier to navigate. I’m also running the whole thing through WordPress, which will allow me to do more and keep my website and blog together.

I’ll still continue my art/nature blog The Untended Garden, and also contribute to Creative Juices, but this blog will be for my own personal art, writing, and mischief-making. Here are just a few things you’ll see, if you follow my blog:

• New sketches, drawings and paintings
• Articles about illustration, writing and interactive storytelling
• News about my upcoming books and films
• Pointers to inspiring books and websites
• Occasional nonsense

I will also be sharing a new project I just started, the Page-A-Day Flipbook. This is a daily challenge where I will create an animated flipbook over the course of a year by Page-A-Day Flipbookdrawing one page a day. Where will it lead? I have no idea, and it might turn out disastrous, but that’s the challenge. I have the tablets all ready to go, and I’ve already drawn the first fifteen pages.

So, let me know what you think of my website, and if there is anything special you would like to see more of. At the top of this post is a new painting in honor of the new year (the Year of the Rabbit!) and my new blog. Have a great 2011!

9 thoughts on “Welcome to my new website!

  • January 17, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Great site. The word “website” intimidates me so I only have a “blog” :-)…I have visited your Untended Garden but had not seen the illustrations posted here on your gallery. I love them all!

  • January 17, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Hi, Uncle John!
    I can’t wait to see the page a day flip book!
    (Allison says hi too)

  • January 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Looks fabulous, John! I love the nature theme. 🙂 As soon as I get my host server situation straightened out, I too will be revamping my website using WP. Good luck on your PAD Flipbook!

  • January 17, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I love the new website! Thanks for sharing your work, ideas, and creativity! I can’t wait to see where the flipbook will go, but, more importantly, I can’t wait to see what kind of mischief-making will take place here! What good’s a website without some mischief-making involved I always say!!

  • January 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Huzzah! Looks great. Flip book = fabulous idea.

  • January 18, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Thanks for all the comments, everyone! It was fun figuring out WordPress and making it do what I wanted (with lots of trial and error.)
    The flipbook will be fun, though scanning 365 images could be a headache. Maybe I’ll scan 30 a month, and share it as I go.

  • January 18, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Yay year of the rabbit! The flip book is an awesome idea. It will be neat to see where it goes.

  • January 18, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Wonderful site! I recently started using WordPress and am trying to learn everything, but so far so good. Congratulations and wish you much success!

  • January 21, 2011 at 9:55 am

    The new site looks terrific! And the Flipbook idea looks like it’ll be a lot of fun.

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