From time to time, other writers and bloggers mention this project or link to it and they often write some humblingly kind words. I like to thank them when I catch these mentions, and link to them here.
In no particular order...
My illustration for page 297 seems to have been very well-received since a number of people linked to that page or specifically posted that image. Sandy Longhorn, a poet from Little Rock, Arkansas and the owner of the blog Myself the only Kangaroo among the Beauty posted a nice write-up describing her reaction to the project and her general feelings about the novel Moby-Dick right here. It fascinates me how so many people seem to fall into one of two points of view regarding Moby-Dick: they are either passionate about the novel or have never read the entire thing and would do everything in their power to avoid doing so. Some, like Sandy, have mentioned that they plan on tackling the book once more with my upcoming book of illustrations by their side, as sort of a visual guide for their reading. That is an incredible honor, and I hope my illustrations, as personal and eccentric as they may be, can add something to the novel.
Terresa Wellborn, a librarian (like me) and writer (not like me) and owner of the blog The Chocolate Chip Waffle posted a kind entry about me here. She found out about me from her friend, one of my favorite and most frequent commenters, the poet Hannah Stephenson who shares her amazing work at her fine blog The Storialist.
Novelist Justine Kilkerr, from Brighton in the United Kingdom, mentioned me on her Tumblr blog Discombobulated in this post here. It is always very exciting for me when this project travels overseas like this. I know it's the internet, but the United Kingdom seems so far from Ohio that there is still something almost magical about knowing this art has been noticed there.
It's still so strange, but in a good way, to be on the receiving end of so much attention. I do appreciate it enormously and I am grateful to everyone who has noticed this project and mentioned me. I hope these posts never seem self-involved or self-congratulatory in any way. They are not at all supposed to be little arenas for me to crow about myself. I write these "I have been mentioned..." posts simply to thank those that have written about me or linked to me, and hopefully to send some visitors back their way.
I think that is all that has happened recently. I try to catch them all but I worry sometimes I miss someone. Let me know if I do.