SIVAD Tribute Show

The SIVADS of March are upon us- starting tonight!

Lots of great events happening this weekend paying tribute to Watson Davis, also known as SIVAD– local horror host of “Fantastic Features” here in Memphis back in the late 60’s and early 70’s.

I’ll be a part of a horror art show at Adam Shaw’s studio (2547 Broad Avenue)  this Friday, March 26th from 6-8pm.

Fellow MSCA members Adam Shaw, Greg Cravens, Kevin Williams will be showing their SIVAD and horror tribute art, as well as comic artists Dean Zachary and Jim Hall– and artist/wrestler/former Memphis mayoral candidate Jerry “The King” Lawler.

Beast Wishes!



Lin was an artist and screen printer in the t-shirt industry for almost 20 years, and is currently a graphic artist designing monuments for West Memorials in Memphis, TN. Lin is the creator of the web-comic Scared Silly and is co-creator of the self-published comic book series Bushi Tales (with Pencil Neck Studios partner Dave Beaty). Lin has also done his fair share of freelance art for clients such as the Memphis Riverkings (CHL), Blockbuster Video, Kevin Paige (CD cover art), 96X, and Rock103 (Lin did cover art for The Wake-Up Crew’s ‘Best of’ boxed set, and teamed-up with MSCA member Greg Cravens to create Rock103’s latest ‘walrus’ logo). 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 (MidSouth 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 is a volunteer for the Memphis Ronald McDonald House, and is the art director for the Haunted Web Of Horrors charity haunted house (which benefits 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/ co-horts Patrick French and Todd Patton in 2002. He was awarded the “Superman Of Metropolis” award at the 2005 Metropolis Superman Celebration, and was the Artist Guest Of Honor at ShadowconXIII in 2009. He has also won two M.A.R.S. (Memphis Area Radio Stations) awards for writing and voicing radio commercials. Lin served as the President and Vice-President of the Mid-South Cartoonists Association (MSCA) for 4 years and 9 years, respectively.

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