Monday, October 24, 2016

Memphis Comic Expo 2016

After living in Tennessee for over thirty years, I finally made a visit to Memphis this weekend!  I was in good company with a ton of great artists for this year's Memphis Comic Expo.  The headlining guest and artist was the legendary George Perez, who I had the privilege of meeting at the show.  He's a class act and we all really enjoyed watching him give each attendee a genuine fan experience!  He was the first and last person working both days setting an example for every young artist in his presence!  Another new and growing convention, the weekend was a bit slow as far as foot-traffic making for a rough few weeks on the road lately but I'm not deterred.  Next weekend I'll be back in Knoxville for the Halloween Fanboy Expo!  More to come but for now here are some of the pictures from the fun-filled convention in Memphis...

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Two Sunsets on The Mississippi Gulf Coast

When Aurora and I went down to Biloxi over the weekend, we were fortunate enough to be able to catch the sunset both nights of our trip at two separate beach spots!  The first night after we finished setting up for Fear Fete and meeting up with a friend, we drove to Front Beach, which is in Ocean Springs where our hotel was located.  Right on the coast, we had a magnificent view of the bridge which goes across the water to Biloxi.  After a long day of convention work Saturday, we rushed across the street to the Biloxi Lighthouse where we watched the birds, the fishermen and another magnificent display of colors shining across the gulf!  While postcard-worthy, the pictures just don't do mother nature justice.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

FEAR FETE in Biloxi

Aurora and I drove down to Biloxi last weekend for Fear Fete, a horror movie and gaming convention!  We really enjoyed having the weekend together on the Mississippi gulf coast but it was an adventure for sure.  We dove into the gulf after setting up at the Convention Center Friday afternoon only to find there was a water contact warning because of flesh eating bacteria in the water!   Fortunately, neither of us suffered any ill effects from dipping our toes into the murky black sands of Biloxi's waters!   
Thanks to the awesome fans who came out for the show and gave us some love and ordered live drawings!  Fear Fete is a new show here in the southeast and we'll look forward to seeing it grow in the coming years...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Pictures from Monster Mania

Monster Mania was a riot this past weekend in Hunt Valley, Maryland!  I got to drive up north and spend a week with my super-sibling, Dr. Hardin!  

On Thursday, I helped her facilitate a seminar at The Maryland Nonprofits Conference by doing a live 5 foot tall drawing!  By interacting with the audience, we created a visual diagram of their session which was later sent to them via email.  We'll be doing more of these collaborations in the future under the banner Visionary Inquiry (website coming soon!) 

After our first Visionary Inquiry, Becca kept me company at Monster Mania in Hunt Valley just north of Baltimore.  This three day Horror Convention featured Fright Night and A Nightmare on Elm Street reunion panels headed by Freddy Kreuger himself, Robert Englund!  My art got a warm and cozy reception amidst all the horror- thanks to all the fans and the event staff for an awesome weekend!  Here are some pics we both got from the show...