364 days ’til Halloween, Halloween, Halloween…!

Had a great Halloween weekend again this year. Hard to believe it’s over already.

Thursday I went out to the Haunted Web of Horrors to scare some folks for a good cause- Youth Villages.

Started off doing some scary zombie make-up.

Had “Lil’ Richard” help me with my Beetlejuice make-up.

Then went outside to work the crowd in the queue lines with Kevin “Ghostbuster” Williams.

Friday night was Nicki’s and my anniversary (2yrs 2mos dating) and 1 year before we both say “I do!’ to each other.

I went by her work and dropped off some flowers to her. Later we did dinner at home and while she cooked and we watched some Hammer horror I made her a Beetlejuice shadowbox.

It included some BJ action figures, a photo of the proposal in Phoenix, and the severed finger I used in the proposal.

The next morning we were up bright and early to head out to Germantown for the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure 5K.

I got to film some handheld video for my buddy Timmy who was videoing the breast cancer cure race festivities.

And I actually finished the race…even though I was one of the last.

Hey- I stopped to take pictures as usual.

After the race we did breakfast with our friends Tim, Traci, and Rhonda and then headed to Comics and Collectibles for Dean Zachary’s DC Halloween Special signing.

At the signing we ran into our friends Eddy Zeno (above) and Adam Shaw who both had attended the race, too.

Soon we headed back down south to meet Vicky and the DeSoto Arts Council to set up at Southern Thunder Harley Davidson.

I had another one man show in front of the Harley dealership for the night.

We put  some of my “Monsterpieces” on display outside the entrance.

It was nice to hear some folks thought they were enlarged photos!

I also brought a couple of my “Scared Silly” cartoon paintings to display, too.

Once the set up was done outside- inside one of the showrooms it was time for The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

The DeSoto Arts Council put together prop bags which included squirt guns, newspapers, toilet paper and more!

I got squirted and Nicki got TP’ed!

It was a heck of a party and a well attended event!

Thanks to Vicky, Lisa, and all the DeSoto Arts Council volunteers for a fun night.

The next afternoon was Halloween so Nicki and I headed over to Theatre Memphis for an afternoon performance of Sherlock Holmes.

Got to see my Sherlock paintings hanging up for the last day of the show.

We ran into fellow MSCA member Adam Shaw again who had his seat next to ours- which were great seats- third row center!

After the play I got to meet Tony Isbell/Sherlock and see my old pal Jim Palmer/Moriarty.

Then it was time to head home to watch some TV (Young Frankenstein) and hand out candy.

Nicki decided to freak the cats out a bit with my bat-hat.

Jarael had the last laugh!

Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween, too!

And speaking of happy- Happy Birthday to my mom!

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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