Woah, so last night I was doing my usual round of (soulless) self promotion. Sending out a couple messages on facebook, twitter, and a quick Reddit post. When I notice that I'm getting a strange preponderance of messages and people asking for sculptures... all in a very short period of time. I thought maybe my Reddit post had taken off, as occasionally one is wont to do, but I noticed it had garnered like 1 comment and maybe 100 views (which seemed decent to me), not enough to cause a stir. Anyway a little while later I get a message from a friend on facebook, that I was on the front page of Reddit (a big deal). Turned out that he had compiled a bunch of the photos from the blogposts and thrown them up in the Imgur image hosting website and linked to it [ here ], with a much more adroit title, and it had already been receiving a ton of attention. So I spent most of last night trying to prove that I actually was the guy who made all those sculptures that the people were talking about, which felt a little like I was running around in my own art show yelling out "I'm the guy!" to a bunch of people who are like "who is this crazy person?"... which was an interesting dilemma, for the first couple hours. But eventually word spread that I was really me, and I was graced with a lot of new orders for sculptures, and it even caused me to rally my web-editing energy and build a new page on my website which gives simple instructions on how to purchase a sculpture [ here ].
I was notified today that some of the pictures in the album created by my friend received as many as 240,000 views... woah. That's pretty sweet! So I just wanted to shoot a big Thank You to my friend who posted my work on Reddit and to the whole Reddit community. That was really cool!
And here is a photo of a little monster I made 3 or 4 years ago, a sort of ancestor of the whole Kickstarter Project. Photo Courtesy of Alex Ogle
his name is Mojo.