This week The Addams Family Comes to the Orpheum Theatre- and so does my art!

They’re creepy and they’re kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They’re all together ooky,
The Addams Family.
Their house is a museum
Where people come to see ’em
They really are a scream
The Addams Family.


So get a witches shawl on
A broomstick you can crawl on
We’re gonna pay a call on
The Addams Family.

Creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky, all together ooky, yep- that describes The Addams Family and a lot of my art!
Starting Tuesday, April 24thThe Addams Family” comes to the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Memphis, TN- and so does some of my “monsterpieces” and “Scared Silly” paintings.
Why am I having an art show at the historic Orpheum Theatre this month? Well, for one thing- I can’t sing or dance!

The other reason is to help raise money for the new Performing Arts and Leadership Center the Orpheum plans to build next door to the theatre. 20% of the proceeds from art sold that week will be directed to the Orpheum’s capital campaign for that project, which hopes to break ground in 2013. (The other 80% goes to the “Lin Workman Starving Artist Fund”!)

During the run of “The Addams Family” – April 24-29, I will have 9 pieces of art for sale in the space formerly occupied by the Orpheum’s gift shop. The paintings will be a mixture of my “Scared Silly” cartoons and B/W airbrushed “monsterpiece” portraits, and will vary in size and price.

The show will be open during “The Addams Family” performances and during intermissions. The Orpheum doors open one hour before performance times.

I have been part of the Orpheum’s many charity auctions in the past and am excited and honored for the opportunity to show my work again “where Broadway meets Beale”. I’m glad they picked me to team up with The Addams Family.

I live just a few houses down from a cemetery, my last day job was designing grave markers, tombstones, and other monuments, and am part of the Haunted Web Of Horrors‘ scare crew. I’ve kinda become the go-to monster guy in town, and have been “dying” to see this show!

For this show I have a couple pieces from my “It’s Good To Be Bad: Monster Portraits of Villainy” and 2010 “Elementary – The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes” one-man art shows, but I’ve also got a few new ones including “Herman” above.

I didn’t want to do a Charles Addams rip (or should I say “R.I.P.“..?), but wanted to do an art show he and the Addams Family might enjoy and get a laugh out of!

It also gave me a chance to finish up a couple paintings I started for the 2009 show but didn’t get to “wrap up”, like “The Bride” and “The Man Who Laughs” above, too.

For ticket information to see “The Addams Family” at The Orpheum you can go to online, stop by or call the Orpheum’s box office at (901) 525-3000, or visit the Orpheum store located in Booksellers At Laurelwood at the corner of Poplar and Perkins. A special Teen Night is on Thursday.

The Orpheum Theatre is located in downtown Memphis at the corner of Main and Beale, one block from the Beale Street Historic district.

Want more ooky, kooky, spooky art? This Friday night, April 27, from 6 – 9 pm during the monthly free Main Street Trolly Art Tour , my good “fiend“- uh, friend and fellow MSCA member DaMarco Randle will have a solo show at the Ameriprise Financial building (465 S Main St, Ste 101 in the arts district)- just down the street from the Orpheum. On display will be new paintings, sculptures, and a fashion show of his design, all associated with the theme of his show.  You can see more of his art at

And don’t forget you can order tees with my “Abby Normal” toon on them at!

“Beast Wishes!”



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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  1. 12 November, 2012

    […] won an autographed poster from “The Addams Family” which was signed by the cast. I had a one man show at the Orpheum during it’s run, and Nicki and I got to catch the last performance while it was here. It also happened to be one of […]

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