On the road again…

Well, had a busy weekend last week.

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First Nicki and I went by Comics and Collectibles for the Eric Powell signing. Eric’s the creator of “The Goon” published by Dark Horse Comics. He’s also done a lot of work for Marvel and DC. I’ve met him a few times before at San Diego and he’s a friend of my friend Norton, but this was the first time I’ve met him in my LCS.

Rambo and The Goon
Rambo and The Goon

He and his roller derby lady Rambo were down from Nashville for the signing and to take on our local roller derby team (ours lost).

The Goon and The Goof
The Goon and The Goof

Eric signed several comics and my “The Mist” DVD cover (Eric is in the special features- check it out!).

He also did a free head sketch for Nicki and me both!

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The Goon by Eric Powell
The Goon by Eric Powell

You can check out more of Eric’s work at http://www.thegoon.com and Comics and Collectibles can be found on-line at http://www.memphiscomics.com – Thanks Eric and C&Cs!

the Parthenon
the Parthenon

The next morning I got to head up to Nashville with Nicki. We stopped at the Parthenon on the way into town. This place is awesome! Plan on going back to tour it and not just take pics.

Nicki at the Parthenon
Nicki at the Parthenon
The Parthenon
The Parthenon

We also got to see another famous tourist attraction…

Cooter's Dukes of Hazzard Museum
Cooter's Dukes of Hazzard Museum

Late Saturday night we got to catch my ol’ buddy Bob’s band Phoenix Rising play.

Phoenix Rising
Phoenix Rising

The gig was at a charity biker rally and the band was great. Even Tommy Tutone played a few songs after Phoenix Rising (but not 867-5309/Jenny). I had a blast taking pictures and getting to catch up with Bob. Glad Nicki and Bob finally got to meet.

Me, Bob, and Nicki
Me, Bob, and Nicki

The next morning we were able to have brunch with Bob and his girlfriend Stephanie.

Steph and Bob- Superriends with benefits!
Steph and Bob- Superfriends with benefits!

We had a great time getting to know her and finally had to call it quits after an hour or so when we noticed folks were starting to line up out the door of the restaurant to get in- it’s apparently a very popular place!

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After we said our goodbyes we headed downtown. I saw the bat-building, the riverfront, the stadium, and more. We stopped at Bicentennial Park. We watched the kids play in the fountains, walked the giant map of Tennessee, and met a couple from Hernando, MS.

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Our last stop before heading back to the M-town was The Great Escape.

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Nikci looking for back issues at The Great Escape
Nikci looking for back issues at The Great Escape

Can you see why I love this girl..?!

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There are a ton of things to do in Nashville, and I can’t wait to get back to see more of the town. Hockey season is just around the corner!

Go Predators!
Go Predators!

Type at ya later,

Lin

On the road again…

One thought on “On the road again…

  • 15 August, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    Nice pics, Lin. Looks like you guys had a great time =)
    Can’t believe Eric Powell was at C&C and i missed it!!! He is one of my fav artists right now… Guess i’ll be renting The Mist again =p

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