Orpheum Auction

This past Saturday Nicki and I headed downtown to the Orpheum Theater for their annual auction.

The auction is the Orpheum Theatre and Memphis Development Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser,  and includes live and silent auctions and a car raffle.

Nicki and I were greeted at the door by the Shrek crew who were there to promote the upcoming performance of ” Shrek: The Musical” in January.

As usual, the Orpheum looked amazing. It really is a local treasure.

But unfortunately we didn’t see Mary- the Orpheum’s resident ghost anywhere in the theater.

There was a great turnout of live foks- and lots of good food, drinks, and sights to enjoy.

We got to see some things up close like the Orpheum’s organ.

We got to go on stage.

As well as backstage where there were mini murals for each of the Orpheum productions.

Les Nicki!

Many of the silent auction items like these hand painted canvas chairs were backstage.

Some of the donated art in the silent auction.

Nicki and me with my donated airbrushed painting of Vincent Price.

The painting is 30″x40″ and brought in $200 for the auction.

The Orpheum’s Pat Halloran (author of “Where Broadway Meets Beale”) and the 2010 Raffle for Artreach.

All proceeds from the raffle benefit The Orpheum Theater’s education and community programs.

Looking forward to 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- 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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