Angel Medina is undoubtedly one of the most talented artist in the comics
industry today. His work on Todd McFarlane's Spawn comic as well as his
twisted caricature style is appreciated and revered among his fans, comic
publishers and industry professionals alike.
In August of 2004, Integrated Web Solutions was approached to do a massive
facelift and update on Angel's web site. "The site traffic on Angelís site
grows by 5-10% each month thanks to all the fans Angel has. But the site was
getting sort of stale and some of the content needed to be refreshed,
updated and in some cases improved," said Sal Abbinanti, Angel Medina's
Inspired by Angelís artwork, IWS set about to overhaul the site from the
ground up implementing DHTML technology so as to provide a more
browser-friendly and artistically heavy feel. ďIt was critical to us, as it
always is, when we work with comic artists, that their artworkís style be
accentuated and we let the art do the talking. This isnít about our design,
itís about the artistsí work,Ē said John Schwarberg, IWS Creative Director.
IWS rescanned many of the original images and improved image quality and
size. They also livened up the homepage with a number of rotating images and
added a section for artwork that is available for sale to the public.
"This is the type of web site I always wanted to have but really didnít
believe could be accomplished,Ē said Medina ďThis site has really inspired
me as to what can be done. Now, Iíve got all sorts of ideas bouncing around
in my head about future enhancements and further contact with my fans. These
folks are the reason I do what I do and anything I can give back to them,
well, Iím all about that."
Launched in November of 2004, Angel Medinaís web site receives over 17,000
visitors per month.