I built my first site in 1994 because I wanted to get our cartoons out to a wider audience. I was reminded of this when I was going through some old clippings and saw a link to the site (the easy to remember http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/~weldon/alliswell.html). Astonishingly some of the pages still exist in the Internet Archive.
After Rob and I graduated in 1996, we didn’t do much cartooning for a while. In 1999 though I wanted to move to New York and and get a job doing web development, so I created a new Flash-based All Is Well site to use as part of my portfolio. I got a job and got sucked in to the start-up dot com boom and didn’t have time to do anything else with the site.
A few years later when the start-up dot com boom thing busted and I got laid off, I had a bit more time to start working on a new version of the site. Rob and I spent a few years bringing back some of our favorite cartoons and posting new ones as well. This went on until we both went to graduate school at the same time in 2005.
Now we’re giving cartooning another go and trying out the whole social networking thing—we have the requisite Twitter, Facebook and blog accounts. I imagine the next time Rob and I do some cartoon stuff we’ll be piping our images directly into people’s minds through our new neural net page, but I think I’m getting a little ahead of myself now.