Official Press Release
Fans of Image Comics who’ve been online awhile may already be familiar with
ImagesCentral.org, which was the go-to site for Image and Awesome Comics
fans from 1996-1999. In honor of Images Central’s 6th anniversary, the site
has been re-launched at ImagesCentral.com.
Greg Cioffi, the site’s original developer and maintainer, has passed the
ownership of the site to Crawlspace, a company widely known for its
cutting-edge comic fansites. “I’m completely in love with the next evolution
of Images Central,” Cioffi says. “I couldn’t be happier with what the
Crawlspace guys have done with the site.”
There’s a lot more for fans to love — as a part of the relaunch, the site
has changed its focus from “Images” meaning “Image Comics art” to “comic
artwork images.” That means that Images Central is now in the process of
growing to encompass images from a wide variety of comic publishers.
Expansion, however, is a work in progress. “There’s no question that we’re
Image-title heavy,” says Clay Loveless, Crawlspace CEO. “We’ve rolled all of
the images we’d gathered up over the years on our separate fansites for
Image books into the new Images Central. But we enjoy so many other comics,
we decided we had to throw the doors wide open in order to have as much fun
The scope of content isn’t all that has expanded with the relaunch of Images
Central, either. Fans can now rank every image according to how much they
like one over another, and all images can be sent as “eGreetings-like”
online postcards, which are called “icCards.” Finally, the site offers
numerous customization features for frequent visitors in its “MyIC” section.
“We’ve heard from lots of fans who also use the site’s search feature for
research purposes,” Loveless says. “Images Central has a pretty broad range
of artists’ work, spanning a wide time frame. The more images we add, the
more valuable the site is as a resource for aspiring and veteran artists.”
Visitors to the site are encouraged to contribute good quality images for
areas of the site that aren’t as filled out as some others. Content
contributors can sign up on Images Central’s Contributors page.
ImagesCentral.com features new images at least twice a day on weekdays, and
once a day on weekends.
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