Birth-day becomes Birth-week!

Hey gang,


Well, what started out as some early birthday wishes on Facebook last Friday and some “super” presents from Tim and Traci at his sister’s Halloween party, continued over to dinner Sunday night with my family when we celebrated mine and my mom’s birthday (her’s was that night).


Monday, my actual birthday I got to spend a quiet night with my girlfriend Nicki with some pizza, a movie, and some Monday Night Football. Was nice to just sit and spend some time with Nicki for my birthday. Also cool to have some presents waiting for me on the coffee table. Got the new KISS cd, some DVDs, and candy!

Since everyone at work forgot it was my birthday on Monday I got a cake on Tuesday. It was chocolate and sooooo rich! Also got a belated monkey card. Monkeys is funny.


Then, Wednesday night the Yankees win the world series- awesome birthday present! Was nice that the Rams finally won a game over the weekend. šŸ˜‰


Then last night at the monthly MSCA dinner meeting Jane and Ronnie showed up with a cake and a big ol’ birthday bag of goodies.


Jane always does awesome birthday cakes. I’ve gotten an Iron Man, Harley Quinn, Beetlejucie and others over the years. Each one better than the last.


Got some Batmobiles, action figures, a Spidey cap, and KISS M&Ms.


These were cool, but I’m still amazed that I’ve never seen any KISS Hershey’s KISSes!


Jane’s awesome and has always been a huge help with Bushi Tales, the MSCA, cons and signings, my latest art show and more. She’s super supportive of all of us. Thanks, Jane!


We had a great turnout for the meeting. If you’d like to come out it’s the first Thursday of the month at Garibaldi’s Pizza near the U of M. More info on it and the MSCA can be found here.

Thanks to everyone who wished me happy birthday. It really was overwhelming.


Looking forward to getting older again next year!



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- 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 Panchoā€™s, McDonaldā€™s and Fitzgeraldā€™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 Channelā€™s websites, the MSCA (Mid-South Cartoonists Association) comics It Came From Beneath The Drawing Board and Overdrawn and Underwritten, in author Christa Michaelā€™s first book ā€“ Ramblings With Redde: Why Does My Life Seem Like A Bad ā€œBā€ Flick?, and Comic Geek Speakā€™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 Houseā€™s Special Events Volunteer of the Year in 2001, and again with RMH ā€˜A-Teamā€™ and Nightmarez/ co-horts Patrick French and Todd Patton in 2002. He was awarded the ā€œSuperman Of Metropolisā€ 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 Presidentā€™s Volunteer Service Award by Volunteer Northwest Mississippi, a volunteer center of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, in conjunction with the Presidentā€™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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2 Responses

  1. mama wanda says:

    Lin, sorry I missed your birthday, but sounded like you had enough attention—-maybe you didn’t notice! Well anyway Christmas Open House was Sun. at the Flower Shop, so all hands were on deck the past 2 weeks to get ready—with Karla and Lisa going about 15 hours a day, me I could only handle 8. and Clifford was pretty close but we got it done and open and had a good crowd. Now maybe they can go on to the next project, besides Massac Theatre, maybe the word Supeman Celebration 2010 can be brought up in a day or two. I’ll see. Your Art show looked like it was a blast, wish I could have seen them all in person, I am very proud of you. Many many more Happy Birthdays, maybe we can have another birthday cake your next trip to Metropolis. It is still here. Tell everyone hi,

  2. Lin says:

    Hey- I’m sure I missed yours, too! Hope to see you in March when we head up for the Metro Comic and Toy show!

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