The general structure of the main page is what I'm primarily trying to figure out. I've been looking for different plugin's that would get me close, but given that I've only been at this for about 2 days I could use any suggestions or just people to point me in the right direction. I've tried a few MagPress themes as well as a few from here but I do not know how to manipulate them properly.
Also, the blog posts themselves are structured much differently from the main page, which I'm having a major issue with with my site. I'd like a way to create different post types since I plan to post comics as well as large text posts without the images being cutoff or stretched. This is a problem as I do not know how to separate the structure of the main page from the structure of the posts; both have multiple columns.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to start a music review/satire page with multiple writers, so any help is greatly appreciated.