Thursday, July 12, 2007

Holy Cow, We're One Today!

The Art Department turned one year old. Actually, it's one and one day - yesterday kinda escaped me.

Thanks to all reading. I have no idea how many of you guys are out there but I keep running into people that say they are enjoying it so there must be one or two people besides my mom dropping in. I started this as a place to hold a couple of posts I made on about portfolio preparation – mainly so that I could use them as a lecture outline – and had no idea I’d keep it up this long. It’s been fun....Maybe we’ll turn two.


John_Bivens said...

This blog has been a constant source of inspiration for a just graduating, illustration major. Thank you so much, and please keep it going for as long as possible.

jmw said...

This is by far one of my favorite blogs - please keep it going.

Lou Anders said...

One of my few "must reads" every day. Happy Birthday, Art Dept!

Unknown said...

I totally love this blog - I check it daily, as does my wife, and she's not even an artist. There is tons of great info here - thanks for making it and please keep it going! Happy B-day!

tlchang said...

I read you frequently as well - thanks! and happy blog-bday!

Rasmus Svarre said...

I check this blog everyday - happy birthday!(:

Julien alday said...

Again: "merci beaucoup" Irene, for that blog, and I hope read many more notes from you.

Bowlin said...

Hey Irene! Yes, please do keep it going. Sometimes it's very informative, sometimes very inspiring... and usually just very enjoyable. :) Keep the fun blogger going :P

Jimmy Simpson said...

Happy Birthday to the Art Department. Thanks for keeping us posted on the happenings in the art world.

Hope to see you at Comic-Con in a couple of weeks.

Jay Montgomery said...

I check in as much as I can. Great stuff! Thanks for sharing your passion for illustration and being one the most vocal, networking, Art Directors I have yet to work with.

Unknown said...


it's amazing how fast time flies when you're partying at the SoI or geeking out over great art.

now to make this thing profitable :P

Wilson said...

Definitely my favorite blog! Looking forward to the next year. Thanks Irene.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Art Department. I'm here at least twice a day and really enjoy the posts. I'm certain I'm not the only one silently enjoying it all.

Old School Illustrator said...

Insightful, inspirational and an absolute must read.
In fact I require that all my students read it...or else!
Irene your passion for illustration shines through every word and serves both seasoned illustrators and students equally.
KEEP it going by all means, another year or two and you have a nice book on your hands!

Tony Shasteen said...

Happy blog-birthday! This is the first blog I check with my morning coffee. Here's to many more years!

Unknown said...


this place is a wonder and loads of information and fun! Happy birthday AD, conratualations, and I hope you continue with it.

Thank YOU for doing it.


David Apatoff said...

Happy birthday, Art Department-- I get a big kick out of your blog, not just for the art, information and wisdom it dispenses but also for the "cute goat" theme that surfaces from time to time.

Pablo Defendini said...

Happy happy! Birthday cupcakes all around!
By all means, keep this thing going, it's a must read. I've discovered many a wonder thanks to the AD (and I'm not just sayin' that 'cause we work together, dammit), and I'm glad to see by the comments that I'm not alone. Cheers!

Powell said...

Holy man! I just discovered this blog very inspirational stuff! Much reading to catch up on now.

Happy Birthday keep posting!

Jorge Mascarenhas said...

Happy B-Day! Love your blog!

Gaurav said...

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Hey You can view my Blog its also Good

cathy fenner said...

Congrats Irene! Your blog is part of my daily routine
along with my morning java. Keep it going.

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Your blog has been part of my daily lurking habit for 6 months now. Not only do I find your daily entries entertaining, they are also informative. Your links are invaluable and a tremendous resource for the aspiring artist-wanna-be. Please keep it going. Happy Blogday!

Irene Gallo said...

Hello all,

Thanks so much for the kind words of support -- especially those speaking up for the first time. It really does help to keep the energy up when you know people are out there.

Onto year two!.....

Carl V. Anderson said...

Happy one year birthday, Irene's blog!!!

I love coming over here. For me it is like having little bits of what I love about books like Spectrum fed to my art-hungry eyes each and every day.

I admire you and what you do and love that you share this little bit of personal connection with us. Thanks!!!

Dale Stephanos said...

A belated Happy Birthday to your blog Irene. It's a regular stop on my internet commute every morning.

Anonymous said...

Although this response is quite late and the wishes belated, Happy Birthday! I hope you do keep this blog running. A newbie to the blogging realm, this site has become a daily, "must read" visit for me, too! Very informative and inspirational. Thank you!

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