Friday, May 30, 2014

Post Dallas Comic Con 2014 Update



 I'm a little behind on posting a post con update for the recent Dallas Comic Con in Dallas. I have been struggling with my feelings on the last convention. Let me get this said right out, I had fun at the convention...there is no doubt about that. I got my 200X Castle Grayskull from Darth Mall Toys along with many other goodies from them, like Mattel's Computer Warriors- Debugg and Kenner's Variant Head Carded Robin Hoods. I got to see family, friends and convention family. Reese stopped by, Stuckey and his family, Rhonda and Chris, John, Andrew and the Imagineer Crew, Taffeta Darling, Glitzty Girl, Gloria and Drew, Devin and the Chesire Cat crew and others. And I thank the heavens for them, for I would not have made table cost without their purchases. That statement brings me to the problem with the con. There was so much space, that artist alley got buried in the back and surrounded by vendors with very expensive pop culture goods. The small press artist and publishers could not compete. With 60,000 people walking through the doors of this convention, I barely saw that number in our area. To top off the weak numbers of visitors in the artist alley, many people seemed absolutely disinterested in indy comic books and small press artist. In truth, I felt that there was a loss in comics which makes the name Comic Con seem a farce. I feel as though that is how the fan base is going. There is more stock in television, movies and their stars and the autographs are not cheap. So, with all of this said, I am in the market to find smaller venues to show my comic and art. I'm not sure if I will go to the Dallas Comic Con next year. Some of the reasons are with the fore mentioned above and some unstated pricing problems not stated.
Furthermore, there was not very many vendors with vintage toys. Not that that should be a big seller for anyone, but its a big seller for me. Jeff recently wrote a blog entry about it that made me whole heartedly agree with the fact that we need more vintage toy sellers. You can read that blog here. Now, I've purchased a table for the Fan Days Expo on the Days of October 17-19th at the Irving Convention Center. I'm staying positive here and hoping for a more successful convention. If not, at least another fun one to end the year of Big Dallas conventions. I hope to see you all there. 


Recently, I was being filmed for a convention documentary called, Unconventional. You can see it here. While you are at it, you should check out Johnathan Paul's other video work here. 

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple! 

I have opened a storenvy.com shop to sell my toys. Here's the link: http://taylorlymbery.storenvy.com/

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Brynna and Jeff compare the book to the movie adaptation! The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to Marvindogmedia.com  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:

If you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Painting of the Day- Battle Armored Baddies!


I am a big fan of classic illustration works from the Masters of the Universe toyline. Earl Norem, Rudy Obrero, and William George's paintings have inspired me to no end. For this piece, I really wanted to capture the classic look of Skeletor and his great cat, Panthor. I decided to do Battle Armor Skeletor and pair him with the new Classics Panthor helm to give his battle cat an armored look as well. I broke up the proportions a little on Skeletor to give him perspective but to also mimic the squatty-ness of the original toys. Snake Mountain in the background is a nod to how the MYP 200X series took care of the evil fortress. To keep the same classic appeal, I colored the snake in green much like the snake trap of the vintage playset. I have been adding an easter egg to my paintings of recent. I've hidden a tiny gray skull in the piece. There is also a tiny gray skull in my pieces, "Dragon Camp", and "Deep Space Drifter". Why a gray skull? I am a huge Masters of the Universe fan and I love Castle Grayskull! I will offer this piece as aprint at the upcoming Dallas Comic Con in May 2014. This piece is an acrylic painting on a 11" X 17" piece on poster cardstock. You can see this piece in my deviantart gallery as well here

Dallas Comic Con is this week! You can find my table in Artist Alley at A229. Stop by!

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple! 

I have opened a storenvy.com shop to sell my toys. Here's the link: http://taylorlymbery.storenvy.com/

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Brynna and Jeff compare the book to the movie adaptation! The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to Marvindogmedia.com  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:

If you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Painting of the Day- Deep Space Drifter!

Space is a cold, dark, and lonely place. This piece, "Deep Space Drifter", I created to have a good portfolio and conversation piece. I wanted to take two very distinct movie genres and merge them into one. Let me explain. I wanted a space painting where you have the dead skeleton in a space suit. That's not a new idea, but my thought was this, space is a cold vacuum. I don't think an astronaut's body would deteriorate in space. I might be wrong, but that doesn't seem scientifically sound. So, I came up with a slight answer; time travel and the chaotic old wild west. I get to keep the iconic skeleton in the space suit and I get to add some intrigue that leaves the viewer wanting to know more. The title of this piece is a play from one of Eastwood's "Man with No Name" movie titles; "High Plains Drifter". I think it works well! I will offer this piece, not only for sale but also for print at the upcoming Dallas Comic Con in May 2014. This piece is an acrylic painting on a 11" X 17" piece on poster cardstock. You can see this piece in my deviantart gallery as well here

I have the table purchased for the Dallas Comic Con in May. If you want pre-show pieces for that show, let me know.

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple! 

I have opened a storenvy.com shop to sell my toys. Here's the link: http://taylorlymbery.storenvy.com/

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Brynna and Jeff compare the book to the movie adaptation! The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to Marvindogmedia.com  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:

If you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows!


"Dragon Camp" art by Taylor Lymbery 2014. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Painting of the Day- Dragon Camp!


Dragons, wizards and fantasy, oh my! What's not to love about a little sword and sorcery? When I started this piece, I wasn't entirely sure that all I wanted to have in the painting would work and fit. Overall I think my mission was accomplished. If you see some similarities to a specific character from pop culture then you are correct. I used a little reference from Orko of the Masters of the Universe for some of the look of my magician. Its mainly the hat that has that Orko vide. Everything else is truly from my head. I'm very happy with the design of the sorcerer. I have always wanted to see a wizard with armor on and this is my first attempt. I have a feeling that I will have to revisit the armored up sorcerer again on day. To give him a bit of magical reference, I used the star of protection on his back and wagon. The crescent moon handles the rest of the magical look tying the staff of the wizard, to his cloak, to his hut wagon in design. I chose the Orko orange hat color to relate him to the dragons and the red as a close relation to his hut and camp. I think the colors really stand out on this piece and I love the wide variety of hues. I will offer this piece, not only for sale but also for print at the upcoming Dallas Comic Con in May 2014. This piece is an acrylic painting on a 11" X 17" piece of poster cardstock. You can see this piece in my deviantart gallery as well here

I have the table purchased for the Dallas Comic Con in May. If you want pre-show pieces for that show, let me know.

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple! 

I have opened a storenvy.com shop to sell my toys. Here's the link: http://taylorlymbery.storenvy.com/

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Brynna and Jeff compare the book to the movie adaptation! The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to Marvindogmedia.com  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:

If you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows!


"Dragon Camp" art by Taylor Lymbery 2014. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Painting of the Day- Robo Force Discovery!


Back when I was a kid, I had this robot that had a suction cup bottom and a "hugging/crushing" feature on it. That Robot was Maxx Steele. For this site, I've talked about three of the Robo Force Robot toys. I reviewed, Maxx Steele, Coptor, and Blazer. In this painting, I've got Maxx Steele and Coptor featured along with the Fortress of Steele based on the Maxx Steele Robo Force toyline by Ideal Toys. As I go and research material on the toys for the Podcast I'm on, Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff, I find all sorts of package and book art from back in the day. I felt inspired to make my own Robo Force painting. Now, I don't think there was ever any Jungle scene in any of the books, but I really wanted to put one in. I thought of it as the world before it went barren in the Maxx Steele book universe. This piece is an acrylic painting on a 13" X 24" piece of polar matte paper. It took a long time painting this piece, and I had a blast working on it. I wouldn't mind making another one day. Maybe I should make an action scene between Blazer and Hun-Dread. We'll see. You can see this piece in my deviantart gallery as well here

Reese, Taylor and Jeff
I apologize for having not done any review from the Sci-Fi Expo yet. I haven't had a lot of time to post here lately. The show was good and I had a good time! I got to visit with a lot of great people, including my favorite cosplayers, fans, and peeps! Thank you all for stopping by and visiting. Thank you Taffetta and Anna for your support! Thank you Reese, and Family for the purchases and thank you Candace and Darth Mall toys for yours as well! While I was there, I was interviewed by Eugene, a puppet reporter from Puppets Rule the World. Below is my interview. 


If you have to ask, Eugene smelt like dryer sheets. :D

I have the table purchased for the Dallas Comic Con in May. If you want pre-show pieces for that show, let me know.

I have opened a storenvy.com shop to sell my toys. Here's the link: http://taylorlymbery.storenvy.com/

I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple! 

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Brynna and Jeff compare the book to the movie adaptation! The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to Marvindogmedia.com  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:

If you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows!

"Robot Discovery" art by Taylor Lymbery 2014.