“RiverKings Art for Autism”

Hey gang-

This week I’ve been working on some illustrations for the upcoming “RiverKings Art for Autism” auction at their “Assists for Autism” reception.

On Monday Mississippi Riverkings’ forward Matt Summers (the 2010-2011 “Assists for Autism” spokesperson) stopped by the bat-cave (my studio) to check out the progress of the art.

I’m doing 20 9″x12′ marker illustrations of each of the players and mascots for their autism charity auction. Fans can bid on the art at RiverKings home games through Saturday, March 19– which will be the 2nd annual “RiverKings Art for Autism” reception, 5:30 p.m. at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, MS. Reception tickets are $25 and include admission to the silent auction, food, and a game ticket for that evening’s 7:05 p.m game against the Texas Brahmas.

“Art for Autism” allows approximately 40 local kids with autism the opportunity to creatively express themselves through different art mediums. For more info check out the Riverkings news page.

Keep an eye out center ice for a video of me drawing the players shown up on the scoreboard during upcoming Riverkings home games.

Also be sure to check out the upcoming autism art exhibit at the DeSoto Art Council’s art house in Hernando, MS in April.

Nicki and I hope to see you there!



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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  1. Lin says:

    Down To The Wire, Last Chance To Score RiverKings Collectors Piece!

    There are eight of these action portraits left starting at just $40 each. Bidding ends the end of the second period this Friday, March 25th at the R.K.W.A.C. table on the concourse at Section 118.

    Proceeds will benefit Assists for Autism, the team’s assists-for-charity pledge program dedicated to helping children with autism and their families. For more information on the art or on Assists for Autism, call Sylvia Petty or Whitley Rives at the RiverKings office, 662.342.1755.


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