Metropolis or bust..! Metro Comic Show 2011

Hey gang,

Yesterday I cranked up the Batmobile, picked up Tim Brown and Kevin Williams in Memphis, and then headed up to Metropolis, IL for this year’s Metropolis Super Con.

We had to make a detour due to a bridge we normally drive over being out, so we ended up coming into town a different way than normal.

It actually ended up putting us on the road the community center and con were. It also seemed to be a bit quicker once we got turned around, and less bridges to go over.

We got there just shortly after the show opened and since it was early on a Sunday morning attendance was a bit sparse. But one by one a lot of familiar faces started to arrive.

There was a mix of comics, toys, and video dealers, artists, wrestlers, a few cos-players (we missed the costume contest on Saturday)…

and even “SHAZAM!”- TV’s Capt. MarvelJackson Bostwick.

After the show we went down to Market Street to visit the new Noel Neill/Lois Lane statue.

We stopped by the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce to visit with our friends Lisa and Karla.

Then we went down the street to see our ol’ buddy Superman and have our traditional photo taken with him.

No trip to Metropolis would be complete for us without a detour through Sikeston, MO for a stop at Lambert’s Cafe!

I promise you’ll never leave Lambert’s hungry!

Or thirsty! Mmmm…sweet tea!

Looking forward to our return trip back in June for the Metropolis Superman Celebration. It’s the 9th though the 12th.

The streets will be a lot busier and the weather a lot warmer!

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- 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/ 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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