Artwork inspired by Kurth, LaPoint, and Blond
Just some stuff I saved. Maybe you'll find some of this interesting...
Note: Some links, particullarly to Ectozone.com, may no longer function. They have been left "broken" for historical accuracy Similarly, there may be pictures that do not show up because they have been deleted since the pages involved were new.
The Ectozone was first hosted by Angelfire from 2003-2007; the old pages are still there, if you feel like taking a look!
If you ever wanted to see the junk that used to be on the front page, now you can.
The original Digibusters page. I was originally going to split the site between Ghostbusters and Digimon (thus the name "Digibusters"), with the Ectozone being the Ghostbuster section, and the Digimon section to be named "Digital Nexus". I abandoned the idea and the whole site evolved into the Ectozone as we know it today. But eventually, I'd come back to the Digimon idea to create this
Salvaged from an old backup, for historical purposes, the version of the Timeline as a first posted it. A lot of stuff got taken out quickly, including some very different directions for the original Ghostbusters post-EGB compared to the collaborative GBI/GBOT fanon. The Timeline was first posted as one massive page.
A look at the Ectozone page before I subdivided it and it "took over" the whole site.
A look at the home page after I'd started to divide it, and experimented with button images. By now the Ectozone has taken over the prime index page, and it's officially (as of October 6, 2003) "Ectozone.com".
A little experiment I did pruning the Timeline just for the 88MPH series. A lot of it is already apocryphal (ie everybody would have to be at least five years older by the mini-series) but it was fun diversion.
The first version of the page with the Ghostbusters Legion illustration; this early on, it was in pencil colors. It wasn't until May 2004 that it was computer colored.
Early draft of the chapter of backstory I wrote for Chronicles of Gozer
My review of the long-awaited 88MPH comic series' premiere issue.
The first anniversary. This was the beginning of "Ectozone 2.0", with the use of tables to refine the design elements.
Second anniversary. A little refinement to the look, but still recognizable. It's become kind of a tradition to archive this page now.
Just because I wanted to. The GenCon photo might be of interest to some people.
The promotional picture created by Kingpin
The Ectozone home page from the day a lot of fan prayers were answered (at least as best they could be without the official endorsement of Sony): the release of Ghostbusters: Forever, the wedding of Egon Spengler and Janine Melnitz
The Third anniversary, and the release of "Gemini Rising"
The twentieth anniversary of The Real Ghostbusters. Also, basically the last version of the homepage before I started using stylesheets
The first homepage of "Ectozone 3.0", evolving the look of the site even further with the use of Cascading Stylesheets. The CSS code is embedded in this page, so even if the look changes again, it'll still be an accurate recreation.
The tradition continues; the Fourth anniversary (and the long-overdue release of "Digibusters, Part 3")
The final main page for the Angelfire version of Ectozone.com
Carried the announcement of the new video game
The fifth anniversary of the Ectozone, and the debut of "Ectozone 4.0"
The big announcement! The Real Ghostbusters on DVD!
The sixth anniversary of the Ectozone.
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the release of a little movie called Ghostbusters.
Seventh Anniversary of the Ectozone.
Eighth Anniversary of the Ectozone.
Oh, dammit, I gotta save this for posterity...
Debut of an...interestingly named new character in IDW's comic series
Ninth Anniversary of the Ectozone.
Tenth Anniversary of the Ectozone.
The Ectozone notes the death of Harold Ramis
Eleventh Anniversary of the Ectozone.
Twelfth Anniversary of the Ectozone. Maybe one day I'll ge tired of doing this every year, but not yet.
The Ghostbusters (2016) trailer drops. Plus the main page when I had to switch servers.
Good old lucky #13!!!
For the first time in twenty-seven years a new Ghostbusters movie appears in movie theatres.
The two letters I had printed in Now's RGB comic (issues 22 and 24) (Thanks to Ghostdiva for the scans)