Monday, October 22, 2012

Fan Days 2012 Recap.

Jabba and Bib by Taylor Lymbery

The Fan Days Convention was fantastic! I had a ton of fun! I got to meet a lot of fans, and fellow artists. While I was there, I got to meet David Prowse, the man in the Darth Vader suit. I got my 2010 Empire Strikes Backs Vintage Vader signed by him. He's a really nice guy. While I worked the table with Jeff from MarvinDog Media,  I got a bunch of pin-ups done. The first pin-up was "Bib talks to Jabba". I used watercolor and ink wash to make this piece. I later was commissioned by a young lady by the name of Kayla that wanted a Goonies custom piece. She wanted the Goonies crew with her added in with the group. I had a lot of fun with this piece. 

Kayla's Custom Goonies Art Piece
After she got the piece from me, she took my art over to Sean Astin to have him sign it under his character illustration. She then got the piece placed in a plaque and had a label made for it. She brought the piece by to show me and I couldn't help but to smile! I felt so honored to have made this piece and have Sean see it, and to have made this piece and it be a wonderful memory for Kayla and her family. You guys rock! I hope to see you all again one day! 

Xenex the Bug Man by Taylor Lymbery
 Later on, I did a quick pin-up of good ole' Xenex the Bug Man for a gentleman who was getting all of the artist from the convention to do a piece in his convention Sketch book. I sold a lot of Xenex the Bug Man issues and I hope that I picked up a few new fans. I did have, number one Xenex fan, Reese stop by to pick up issue 4 and chat with me about issue 5 which should be ready for the Sci-fi Expo in February at the Irving Convention Center. Reese scared both Jeff and I as she was dressed as one of the scariest weeping angels from Doctor Who that I have seen. Reese and Karri, you guys did a great job on the costume! 

I also sold my convention C-3PO, R2-D2, and Chewbacca to a young couple at the convention. They also commissioned me to do a Han Solo art piece. It's a good one! I'll post that one on Thursday. They gave me a Judge Dredd badge that they had picked up in the Freebie room. I'm a huge Dredd fan so I was super stoked! Candace, if are reading this, thank you so very much! I wish you and your hubby all the best in the world! If you make it to the Sci-fi Expo, stop by my booth and I'll give you a print of your choosing! 

Megaman from Legends by Taylor Lymbery
I also had a commission for a Legends Megaman for a couple of awesome ladies who brought me some very delicious nachos! They kept Jeff and I and the awesome Artist Devin and his friend Brookes from Cheshire Cat Studios, entertained at the tables talking video games and  cartoons. Jeff and I made a lot of really good contacts with toy vendors, artists and fellow podcasters. We got to visit with the Awesome Taffeta Darling and Jeff was able to get a lot of really good toy memories from people who stopped by the table. By the time the final bell rang for us to close the booth and head home, I became a little sad. I had a blast interacting with everyone and being at the convention. 

There's been an update to the store tabs on both Xenex the Bug Man, and this site. All of the print on demand issues, cafepress stores and commissions info will be under the new store tab on both this site and the Xenex the Bug Man site. Hopefully this page makes shopping a bit easier. Go and check it out! 

The Xenex the Bug Man website is updated with rather grand news that the long awaited issue 4 is now up for order. It's a great looking comic book! Head on over to the Bug Man site and see what I'm talking about!

Now, you mighty be asking what this Marvin Dog media is. I've got answers. Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) That show is called Talking toys with Taylor and Jeff. 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  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:
Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff on facebook
The Loosely Based Podcast on facebook
The Pilot Episode on facebook

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