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The ever loving blue eyes Thing gives me an Ayers vibes despite Chic Stone being the inker on this drawing.
...this does have a bit of an Ayers vibe -- just a touch softer and less angular than Chic's usual linework.
Tom, what if we helped and provided you with complementary contents like color cover scan, issue plot, serie description, character profile, etc…with independent URL and accessible from the art pages ?
This would help WiK to attract a wider audience and improve search engine referencement ?
I was trying to do this with the "Kirby Timeline" in the "Learn" section. But this wasn't separate URLs for SEO (It could be expanded thought). However I wouldn't want to add the information you mention on individual original art pages since the focus IMO should be on that page of art and not the entire book.
When I thought of the "Kirby Timeline" I looked at comics.org and how they've done a great job indexing series, cover galleries etc. I was trying to do something not found on the web. Several sites give series and synopsis of issues and publication dates. In fact there has been talk about the Kirby Museum putting the Jack Kirby Checklist in database form on their site. But no one had data in a timeline format where you can see relationships between issues release dates. For instance, I never realized how much of an overlap there was between DC 70s and Marvel 70s. Kamandi was still coming out for months after the first Captain America 193 came out.
Anyway, I'm open to ideas and help, just need to figure out how to best apply them to the site. Thank you for the suggestions.