There is an interesting dedication in the book:
I am not certain where I got this book. I do know I got it used, as most of my books are. I keep telling myself to note on the flyleaf, or in a log where and when. Unfortunately, I never seem to do either. Anyway, I enjoyed reading the book, and looked up information on the author. He is well represented on social media, his web site, and other sources.
Here is a link to a November 2009 interview from PetaPixel, a blog by Michael Zhang. Below is an excerpt from that interview.
Although the strip is photo-centric in nature, the comic is really about the lives and trials of creative professionals. That provides a lot of shared experiences, and material, and represents a voice that isn’t always heard.
Just so you don’t have to wonder; What The Duck, is not all about photography. I urge you to read the whole interview, and then browse through Zhang’s fascinating blog. I especially liked the entry on the Yellow Car. I sympathize with the owner of that car, as I live in a national scenic area, and understand that the powers to be in Portland, Oregon, would be just as happy if all of us moved out of their playground. Sorry, didn’t mean to go off topic.
What The Duck has its own web site. You get an idea of the fan base by checking out the fan photos. Also, there is a link to his animations.
For the facebook followers, here is that link:
Also the daily strip is on the net, at gocomics:
For you professional types, Aaron Johnson is also found on IMDB.com, with credits from 1998 to 2013.
And, here is a link to the more esoteric of his interests:
There are many sites on youtube for his animations; here is just one of them. Actually, probably one of the better ones.
A casual internet search will turn up other sources of info and cartoons, ranging from wikipedia to google images.
However, since this is about the What The Duck book, here are some images from that publication.
In the general topic of Photography,
And the subcategory of Photoshop
Photoshop themed T-shirt here,
Moving on to Customers and Customer Service
Newspapers, and their incredible shrinking cartoons, Well, to be honest, the cartoons are not the only thing shrinking. Portland used to have a decent paper. It is now a part-time tabloid.
Or maybe it is just the Editors…
Possibly, just possibly, it is the readers…
And then we have the slippery slope of imitation/theft
If you have a bit of a problem making out the fine print,
Well, how about the field of general Photography.
And finally, just plain old interpersonal relationships
Well, there you have it.
Until next time.