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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hats Off to Chris Deatherage on N'tl Hat Day!

It's National Hat Day! According to Holiday Insights (HI), January the 15th is the time to celebrate this holiday! HI proclaim that "National Hat Day is set aside to wear and enjoy a hat of your choice and style...  (and) back in 1797, the introduction of the Top Hat almost caused a riot. The top hat was first worn by James Heatherington in London England. As Heatherington strolled through the streets of London, England displaying his Top Hat, crowds gathered, Some people began to push and shove. Heatherington was fined for 'going about in a manner that frightened timid people.'"

As you can see from the copy of a recent Mutts strip posted atop this entry, James Heatherington, is not the only one who appreciates top hats! It seems the Mutt's character known as Ozzie appreciates them too!

And on this National Hat Day, I'd like to say HATS OFF to Chris Deatherage! He is the designer of my website And Deatherage is also the one who has been helping me prep Cam's book, Words In Our Beak Volume One (which as of this entry is currently only available in digital format within the Apple's iBooks and iTunes Store as well as on Amazon);

into a format that can be published in softcover format! He's done a superb job with my website and the formatting he has done re Cam's book looks great! I'm eager to see test copies from soft-cover printing places! Meanwhile, Chris's work on my endeavors is not the only reason, I want to say HATS OFF to him on this National Hat Day! It happens that today is also Chris Deatherage's birthday!

Cam and I sent him a musical-card (via his Facebook Page) to wish him all the best on this day, therefore this Blogger entry, is a meant to serve as a more formal recognition of Chris Deatherage!


The non-hardcover version (or versions)  of Volume One within the Words In Our Beak book series that are mentioned in this entry may only remain available for a limited time, but hardcover versions of Volume One, Two and Three can now be found wherever books are sold. Please click here to go to my blog post that provides details as to where you can get these books.


Additionally, I have rendered some images from these books into other formats and they are available via Fine Art America (FAA). Some of my other photographs (Black & White Collection, Kaleidoscopic Images and the famous Mandarin duck who visited NYC) can also be found on my FAA pages.

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