Give The Gift Of Geek This Christmas: Ions Geek Gallery

Hey, gang- Sunday I dropped off some of my artwork off to Ions: A Geek Gallery.
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It’s a gallery on Main Street in downtown Memphis, TN that specializes in geek art, collectibles, photography, and more.

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It’s just a couple doors down from the Arcade Restaurant and across the street from the train station.

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I’ve stopped by a few times before when I was downtown for the South Main Trolley Night Art Walk (last Friday of the month 6pm-the musicians go home) and the River Arts Fest (Memphis Fine Arts Festival). I’ve got several friends who have been showing/selling their work there for the past few months. Allan Gilbreath has asked me to bring some of my work by when I’ve spoke to him at the gallery and local cons, but I really didn’t think I had anything on hand to sell at the gallery. I’ve either sold or donated all of my original paintings and didn’t have that many art prints on hand…or so I thought. Then I started going through my con box, print portfolio, and Batcave closet. Yeah, had some prints left over from the con season, had some finished sketchcovers, and some sketchcard artist returns– even found a Mickey Myers painting I forgot I still had. Gathered them all together, loaded up the Batmobile, and headed downtown to Ions.

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These are some of the sketchcovers I’ll have for sale at Ions. Got several more available there, and will be working on more.

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Here are some of my official artist returns sketchcards– I have Star Wars, DC Comics, Transformers, and Mars Attacks available.

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I dropped off a few of my “Scared SillyMickey Myers and Abby Normal prints…

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…as well as some Bushi Tales ones I found in my con portfolio.

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And if you like my Monsterpiece paintings, I have prints of a few of those there now, too.

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I haven’t set up at a lot of local cons or done any art shows lately, and haven’t done a show of my own in a while so this is a great opportunity for me to get my art out in town- and just in time for the holidays. I’ll be working on new merch for the upcoming con season, will have some new freebie promo items, and plenty of sketchcards and sketchcovers on hand. Oh, and am talking with the DeSoto Arts Council about teaching a kids cartooning class and an all ages intro to airbrushing class/demo. I’ll post more info on those when I have some confirmed dates.

Happy holidays, and geeky greetings!

Lin

 

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Ions: A Geek Gallery
546 S Main St
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
(901) 505-1146

Hours
Tue-Thur: 10:00 am-6:00 pm (sometimes later)
Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM – later on last Friday of the month and event nights
Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Historical Haunts Paranormal 101 Tour begins at 8:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Closed Mondays

E-mail: ionsgallery1@gmail.com
https://ionsgallery.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ionsart/

http://www.gosouthmain.com/

http://www.gosouthmain.com/trolley-night.html

 

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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