Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

Today is the one year anniversary of the beginning of this blog. On the whole I've quite enjoyed it. With the exception of a couple very busy weeks, here and there, I feel like I've kept it up pretty well, too.

From what I've heard, people seem to like the blog. But interestingly, it is the odd-ball blogs that have received the most attention. The number one blog post has been Ozma Meets the Lorax with over 1200 views!

This last weekend Eric Shanower and I had a party to celebrate our 21st Anniversary (though the actual date was June 1st). Anyway, we had some friends over and our pal, cartoonist Joe Phillips, brought us this fabulous Tin Woodman he had made.

In addition to his comics and art books Joe makes these incredible paper sculptures. Yes, Nick Chopper there is made of rigid water-color paper carefully constructed and painted by hand. Joe has had several gallery showings of these paper sculpts. He often does things like fish, reptiles, and insects, things that adapt themselves well to the medium. His most recent show was full of fish and seahorses - I wish we could get Joe and the giant paper aquarium to this year's Winkie Convention; they'd fit right in to our "Oz Under the Sea" theme.

That's it for today. I hope you've enjoyed the first year of Hungry Tiger Talk. Happy Anniversary!


Anonymous said...

i like your blog very much. i am a avid reader of the blog myself. so let the blog be here for many years for we will learn more about oz and it's jolly people as you guys put more blogs up

Bill Campbell said...

Congratulations - and I love the paper sculpture - very clever!

diana green said...

Happy anniversary, you two. And happy birthday to the blog! Stop over at mine sometime if you like- visits from Oz always welcome!

Glenn Ingersoll said...

Congratulations! Now your relationship can buy champagne!


David Maxine said...

Thanks, everyone!