To the Batmobile- and Metropolis!

This past week I had a couple visitors to my studio, or “The Batcave” as it has  come to be known. On Wednesday it became my “Fortress of Solitude”, and we found out it has a maximum capacity of 3 people.

Tom Dees and Derric Curran from Fox13’s “Good Morning Memphis” jumped in their “Road Patrol” vehicle and drove down to Hernando to talk to me about Batman– and Superman.

It was recently announced that I did the design for this year’s Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL. It will be used on the tees and programs.

Tom and Derric have been to my Batcave studio before to do stories on my Star Wars sketch cards and airbrushed paintings. I normally get donuts from the local Hernando Donuts Shop, but since I saw on TV that they were spending the morning at Krispy Kreme near Graceland before heading my way I didn’t. As they were leaving Tom commented that they still smelled like donuts! Could be worse things to smell like..!

You can watch the entire video here on MyFoxMemphis.com.

I’ve had to scale back what I have on display in the Batcave these days and only have items in my studio, but when Nicki and I moved in together she inherited most of my Batgirl and Wonder Woman items and many are on display in her “Fangirl Room” office down the hall.

The only bat-stuff that’s not in either of our rooms is my painting of Gotham Public Works’ Harley Quinn, which hangs in the hallway that joins our two rooms.

Don’t forget- the 34th Annual Superman Celebration will be June 7-10, 2012 in Metropolis, IL– the official home of Superman…and second home to Jor-Elvis! I’ll be set up in Artists Alley/Writers Way across from the Noel Neill/Lois Lane statue on 8th and Market Street.

Oh, and if you’re in the DeSoto County area, stop by the Hernando Public Library on Commerce Street and check out the comics display Nicki and I did there in their lobby. It’s a mix of comics, original comic art, collectibles, movies, games, books and more from both of our collections.

Stay tuned for more info- including my Cape Con appearance and my upcoming art show at the Orpheum!

Lin

Lin

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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