The party’s over…

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Well, another Free Comic Book Day has come and gone. Even with all the rain we had a great time and great turnouts at both comics shops in town.

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Started off the day with a stop at Chik-Fil-A for breakfast with Nicki and her nephew Logan, then it was a quick road trip to Comics and Collectibles on Poplar.

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They had a great selection of FCBD comic books- plus some free posters, buttons, TPBs, and essentials. I even got a big Godzilla Essential trade!

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Then it was back on the road again to our next stop.

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Nicki, Logan, and I set up at Comic Cellar on Austin Peay from noon-2pm(+) with some of the Memphis Mafia (AKA MSCA)- Kevin Williams, Antone Wade, and Matt Bowers.

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Later more MSCA members including Andrew Chandler, Jane and Ronnie Shenks, Janet Wade and a couple more stopped in.

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We also had some SMT members come by, too- Rob and Kelly, Joe and Gina, and Tim and Traci. I gave away some copies of Bushi Tales #1, some BT posters and postcards, and picked up some free comics, too!

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Flat Stanley had a good time, too!

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After we loaded up we headed back across town to the Paradiso to catch the new X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie with some MSC, MSCA, and SMT friends.

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Logan shared his nachos with Flat Stanley.

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After the movie we headed down the street to Rafferty’s for Dinner.

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Logan brought his own utensils.

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And we got a to go box for Flat Stanley.

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Had to watch our step coming and going- it was a bit slippery from all the rain!

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Had a great time and can’t wait for next year’s Free Comic Book Day!

Lin

Lin

Lin has been an artist and screen printer in the t-shirt industry for over 25 years and was a graphic artist designing monuments for 5 years. Lin is the creator of the web-comic Scared Silly and was co-creator of the self-published comic book series Bushi Tales (with Pencil Neck Studios partner Dave Beaty). He currently runs a geek travel blog and cartoon site- HaveGeekWillTravel.com. Lin has also done his fair share of freelance art for clients such as Coca-Cola, the Memphis Riverkings (CHL), Topps, Kevin Paige (CD cover art), 96X, and Rock103.. Lin has done mural work for Pancho’s, McDonald’s and Fitzgerald’s Casino, and his artwork has also appeared in The Memphis Flyer, Commercial Appeal, Airbrush Action Magazine, Amazing Figure Modeler, Stargodz (comic book with Conquest Studios), on Rock103 (Wake Up Crew web comic) and The Outdoor Channel’s websites, the MSCA (Mid-South Cartoonists Association) comics It Came From Beneath The Drawing Board and Overdrawn and Underwritten, in author Christa Michael’s first book – Ramblings With Redde: Why Does My Life Seem Like A Bad “B” Flick?, and Comic Geek Speak’s CGS:The End comic. Lin was a volunteer for the Memphis Ronald McDonald House, and an artist and scare-crew member for the Haunted Web Of Horrors charity haunted house (which benefited Youth Villages). He was named the Memphis Ronald McDonald House’s Special Events Volunteer of the Year in 2001, and again with RMH ‘A-Team’ and Nightmarez/HauntedWeb.com co-horts Patrick French and Todd Patton in 2002. He was awarded the “Superman Of Metropolis” award as a guest artist at the 2005 Metropolis Superman Celebration, and was the Artist Guest Of Honor at ShadowconXIII in 2009 and in 2012. He has also won two M.A.R.S. (Memphis Area Radio Stations) awards for writing and voicing radio commercials, and was awarded a 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award by Volunteer Northwest Mississippi, a volunteer center of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, in conjunction with the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and the Corporation for National & Community Service. Lin served as the President and Vice-President of the Mid-South Cartoonists Association (MSCA) for 4 years and 9 years, respectively. He is currently a member of the MSCA and DeSoto Arts Council in North Mississippi. He is married to Nicki Workman, and has 3 cats- Jarael, Harley Quinn, and Lex.

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