The Party’s Over- for now!

Well, gang- the art show was a success!

Jane, me, and Ronnie

Jane, me, and Ronnie

It started off a bit slow, but after 7pm it picked up and stayed busy until it was time to close the doors at 10pm and start getting ready to go home for the night.

Show Entrance

Show Entrance

Front Wall

Front Wall

Movie Quote

Movie Quote

My bio/info and caricature

My bio/info and caricature

Left Wall

Left Wall

Left Wall (From The Back Of The Gallery)

Left Wall (From The Back Of The Gallery)

Front Entrance Wall (Backside)

Front Entrance Wall (Backside)

Back Walls (Left And Center)

Back Walls (Left And Center)

Back Wall (Right)

Back Wall (Right)

Right Side Wall (Back Corner- Adam, Penny, Tim, and Rob)

Right Side Wall (Back Corner- Adam, Penny, Tim, and Rob)

Right Wall (Front Near My Bio- Nicki's painting)

Right Wall (Front Near My Bio- Nicki's painting)

The Joint Is Jumpin'!

The Joint Is Jumpin'!

Lots of folks showed up and had a great time. Lots of friends, family, and new faces.

Lin and Owen French

Lin and Owen French

Many said they heard about it from the Commercial Appeal (thanks, John!) and Memphis Flyer write-ups (which were AWESOME!), the posters and cards at the Art Center and/or libraries (thanks Mama Howe!), and I saw several folks I recognized from the Broad Avenue Art Walk a few weeks earlier. Nicki and I have also noticed a good bit of web traffic coming from the HauntedWeb.com site (thanks Patrick!).

The Mississippi Mafia

The Mississippi Mafia

An old buddy from High School (Jim Medlin- above) made a rare public appearance with his sister Leann and our friend Lynn Field’s daughter Laurean.

Jerry Lawler and some of Nicki's friends from work/ILS

Jerry Lawler and some of Nicki's friends from work/ILS

Nicki had some of her co-workers stop by, and we even had Jerry “The King” Lawler stop by to check out the show with a friend who’s an intern at the Brooks Museum. I talked Sivad (our local horror host when I was growing up) with Jerry and John Biefuss from the Commercial Appeal.

SIVAD (Watson Davis)

SIVAD (Watson Davis)

I also had a couple comic book artist buddies, Dean Zachary and Jim Hall (with wife Christina) stop by to celebrate Jim’s birthday. Eddy Zeno (author of “Curt Swan: A Life In Comics) was also able to attend.

Jack and Dean

Jack and Dean

Jerry Lawler and friend talk with Jim and Christina Hall

Jerry Lawler and friend talk with Jim and Christina Hall

Jason Negan and Eddy Zeno catch up at the show

Jason Negan and Eddy Zeno catch up at the show

Lots of folks dressed up for the event!

Noah Chandler Unmasked!

Noah Chandler Unmasked!

Lisa McGeorge with Snape

Lisa McGeorge with Snape

Great Group!

Great Group!

My nephew Jonathan

My nephew Jonathan

Lisa, Kevin, and DaMarco

Lisa, Kevin, and DaMarco

DeMarco Randle

DeMarco Randle

Nicki "Wicked" Howe

Nicki "Wicked" Howe

Cliff, Thai, and Micah Riley stopp by after Zoo Boo.

Cliff, Thai, and Micah Riley stopp by after Zoo Boo.

Funny thing, that weekend after the show I thought Halloween was over!

Nicki and Lin

Nicki and Lin

Thanks to everyone that helped and attended- cheers!

Lin/Beetlejuice

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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