Back in the saddle (stitch) again!

Or more accurately, “Back at the drawing board again!
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I’ve been sick with a sinus infection for almost a week, and the meds I had to take for it really messed my stomach up. Didn’t eat for a few days- mostly just juice, Powerade, and crackers. Even Jello was hard to stomach. Saturday I felt good enough to get out, grab lunch, and run a few errands with Nicki, which included picking up my framed “Batman Strikes” comic page for the Batcave. Got a surprise call that morning from Michael’s telling me my framing order was ready to be picked up several days early. It was Batman Day– so it seemed appropriate, and a cool coincidence. The page is now hanging in the Batcave at home. It’s pg8 from issue 46 of “The Batman Strikes” comic series drawn by artists Christopher Jones and Terry Beatty. I have been wanting to get it framed since I bought it from Terry at Midsouthcon a couple years ago, but wanted to wait for the Batcave remodeling. I dig that it’s a scene in the Batcave. Also got a package the day before from our friends Anabel and Allen out in Arizona. They sent a cool cosplay calendar and card set, Gotham lanyards, big Batman bag, plus a bunch of other pins, buttons, signed comics and more swag from this years San Diego Comic Con. Really made my day when Nicki got home and opened the package from them.

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Today I felt good enough to actually sit down a do a bit of drawing. Really sucked being home and not being able to. Have been wanting to draw on one of my blank “Howard the Duck” sketchcovers, so I thought I’d take a break from some of my recent “Batman ’66” and “Star Wars” ones to get ducky with it!
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The week or so before I got sick I did get a few new sketchcovers done. One, a “Batman ’66Vincent Price Egghead, and another Adam West Batman.
I also got another Star Wars sketchcover done earlier as well, this time it was a Captain Phasma from the new “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“. I’m diggin’ the character designs for this film and can’t wait for December to get here so I can go see them on the big screen.


Plan on having several dozen more sketchcovers done by con season next year, along with some new marker illustrations, sketchbooks, and hopefully finally a “Scared Silly” comicbook. Looking at doing a run of sketchcovers for those and maybe the sketchbooks, too.


Well, got to get back to it- these things don’t draw themselves!




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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