A little catch up first. The 25th of last month [June] was my birthday! I spent it in Traverse City as a guest of the Cherry Capital Con. I really like that show, it's a small show in comparison with Heroes but the folks that put it on and the volunteers take care of you. The city itself has lots of neat features as well. Good restaurants, you got a couple of vineyards like Black Star Farms, it's right on the water, there's the casino [which I'm told was very good to a couple of the comic guests], and one of the best mom and pop style used/new book stores I've ever been to- Horizon Books [which Emily and I were very good to]. If you live somewhat near by I suggest you think about planning on attending next year, I know I will be.
Heroes Con went by as well and I had an amazing time in Charlotte. Again, thank you so very very much to Shelton, Rico, Andy and the rest of the crew for letting me be a part of it! That's another show that I will be putting on the "Must attend every year from now on" list.
|Mad Eye Moody|
So I'm sure you all know how friggin slow I am, and I apologize to all the patrons who I still owe drawings to. I did warn you... I'm not saying I'm not a jerk, but I did warn you. Here are a couple of con sketches I've finished up. This isn't all the con sketches I have finished, so if yours isn't up here, that doesn't mean I haven't started and or finished it.
Emily and I just got back from celebrating her mother's birthday in a cottage she rented for this past weekend up north. It was a cute little place right on a river [I don't know which so don't even ask]. It was about an hour away from Tawas MI. I know at least that much. We arrived on Sat. just after lunch time and returned Sun. evening. It was a short visit but turned out to be very beneficial.
We love going to antique stores and there were a couple in town about 15 min. from the cottage. We were practically rushed out of the first one because they were closing at 5 and we entered at quarter till. Nothing quite remarkable in that store besides the large selection of antique farm equipment which Emily was drooling over. The second shop had it's door wide open but the sign said it was also open until 5, at which point it was 5:08. We inquired within and the gentleman replied "I'm still here so I guess I'm still open" and bid us to take our time. It was at this store we came across the coolest thing we'd ever seen at a rinky dink little antique store. And the best part was the price tag said $200. We decided to sleep on it. The next day it was the first thing we talked about and we both decided it was a MUST HAVE! So after going to the beach in East Tawas we drove straight to the shop and made the purchase. Anyway, here it is...
Pretty cool huh?! We don't have a name yet but I'll let you know when we do. This is our first BIG taxidermy purchase and we are loving it! We just need a really good place to put it.
So here's one more image, a graduation gift. Hopefully he doesn't follow my blog... :p More fun with microns. I had another pic I was going to put up that would have helped with the whole "tentacles and skulls" label but I was told I'd have to wait to post that. So you'll be able to see a new T-shirt design probably after San Diego. Which will probably be my next post. heh