Have broom, will travel!

Hey gang-

Well, got a new cartoon illustration to share with you- Harry Potter!

It started off as a sketch request for one of the folks at the latest MSCA dinner meeting last Thursday.

They asked for a quick sketch of Harry Potter and Pikachu fighting to take home to their daughter.

I kinda liked Harry so I re-drew him over the weekend- then inked, scanned, and colored him.

Nicki and I have been watching a lot of Harry Potter this past year!

Speaking of Nicki, I’ve been working on the cake topper for our wedding cake (we’re having cupcakes but will have a cake top to cut).

Here’s how it started off. First I did a wire armature/skeleton and then added a two part resin called Magic Sculpt.

I’m about 65% done with the sculpting now. The hart will be the base. I’ll post a full tutorial when I’m done. Working on a couple other projects with it, too.

One of them was a new magic wand for Nicki! Magic Sculpt, wooden dowel, a bit of wire, some sandpaper and wood stain- viola!

This week we got chairs ordered for the wedding, and this weekend Nicki and I met with our florist, did a bit of wedding shopping, talked with her mom and sister Teresa about wedding munchies and decorations, and scheduled time for engagement photos with our wedding photographer. I also added some pics to the wedding site. A couple weekends ago she went wedding dress shopping with her mom and sisters. She found one she liked and got it and her veil ordered. It’s coming together and is going to be here before we know it!

This month (August 29th) Nicki and I will have been dating for 3 years…wow! (That’s our first date at a SHS football game in 2008.)



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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