Saturday, March 21, 2009

John R. Neill - An Appreciation - Volume 5

"Volume 5" refers to the number of blogs I have done about Neill's work. This is the first audio entry I've done.

Get your copy of Ozma of Oz out. In this special audio edition (which also serves as a test version of my podcast idea), Al Cook, Sam Milazzo, and myself discuss many of the illustrations from this book. Al cut out early, but Sam and I stayed in and continued the discussion some more.

I chose Ozma because it's where Neill really came into his own as an Oz illustrator. Sam has studied art, and Al is a professional illustrator, so I thought both would offer interesting insights into the artwork.

For the ease of anyone who wants to follow along with our analysis, I tried to make sure we mentioned page numbers, which refer to the Books of Wonder edition. (The page numbers will also be the same in some other editions, such as an original or Reilly & Britton/Lee reissues, and possibly the Dover edition, though Sam mentions a few disadvantages to that edition in the podcast.)

Al and I were using Skype and I recorded the call with Call Graph, and edited with Audacity. Sam was using a telephone, so that is why he sounds rather different from Al and I.

I hope you enjoy it. I'd appreciate any feedback and comments anyone has.

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Anonymous said...

Okay, How musch did i use the word 'interesting'. Heh heh

Next time, I will prepare my words better. :)

Jared said...

Not as much as I'd said, "Uh," "Yeah," "Hmmm," "So," and started then re-started sentences. Thank God for editing...