Monday, September 30, 2013

Kokomo Con 2013

Kokomo Con, October 19, 2013

Kokomo Con was the first convention I attended as a comic book artist. It was the 2010 Con and I was promoting Ramone Cologne for the first time. The show has improved every year, growing in size, and becoming one of my favorite conventions. The show organizers come up with great ways to encourage attendees to check out every table and seek out new artists.

There are many great artists and writers in attendance. Last year, one of the highlight creations was Orc Girl by Paul Allor. Customers who ordered advance copies of the book got a chance to win original artwork randomly inserted in the books. I won an original watercolor of Orc Girl with my copy. I'd love to see a sequel to the book this year. For other creators in the line-up visit:

See you there on OCTOBER 19! I'll have copies of Ramone Cologne issues 1, 2, and the Anniversary Edition for sale. And of course I'll have a huge display of "Vertically Challenged Artwork" originals and prints available. Email me in advance if you'd like a commission delivered at the start of the show.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Superhero 5K for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

This weekend was the fundraising 5K for the CASA organization. CASA Volunteers make sure that abused and neglected children are represented in court cases, and they are truly superheroes. The race was hosted in Lexington, Kentucky and approximately 500 runners showed up to run the race, in addition to many spectators who cheered the runners on. Many runners were in costume, and I joined in with that group. I ran as Captain America with my trusty shield. It was a fun time, and there were activities before and after the race. I took home the 2nd Place prize for Best Traditional Hero Costume. I won some free meals from local restaurants, a big bag of Starbucks Coffee, and comic books!

Thanks to everyone who donated to my fundraising page for the event! So far, over $3,000 has been raised by all the runners/ fundraisers! Also, thanks to the many organizations that donated prizes for costume contests and race winners! There were a great number of sponsors, and some awesome prizes and trophies.

It you're not familiar with CASA, please check out their website and see how you can get involved with their efforts.

The Lexington Herald reported on the race and their article and photo gallery are linked below. The photo pictured is courtesy of the Lexington Herald, taken by photographer Matt Goins.

Donations can still be made for the event fundraiser here: