I have attended a lot of conventions. One of the things I love to check out is the Artist Alley. This is where the various comic/fantasy/painter artists hang out and have tables and do sketches. You can walk by and visit with them, browse their artwork and even have them do a sketch for you.
From an photography artist, this made me a little jealous. I love the idea of sitting in a booth or table and doing on the spot artwork for people, or having elaborate mat-boards for people to browse through. But as we all have learned, I am still in the early stages of drawing, and I don’t really have some printed artwork that I can display…….
or do I?
I went through some of my older photos and noticed a theme. I have a lot of nerdy prints that I have taken over the years. Some of these would look cool hung up in a study or in your geeky nerd cave. So I have decided to compile them all into one place, and then offer them up “Project Nerd Prints”.
If I am at a convention I will try and have some of these printed out and available, as well as having the ability to do on the spot portraits. This is coupled with my working on sketching.
If you think of something that would be a good Nerd Print, please pass the suggestion on and I will see what I can do. Please feel free to browse the full gallery over at Flickr and some of the selected works below.
My life is pretty wacky. I am a pretty huge geek on a number of levels. At 37 I still love to play video games, I love comic books (Batman > Superman), I own and have worn many different costumes from Superhero Spandex to StormTrooper Armor. I sometimes collect various toys and still love to play with Legos. I can discuss the inner workings of the Star Trek Holodeck and have seen the entire run’s of shows from Firefly to Doctor Who.
Just 10-15 years ago I would have been considered an Outcast to society, (some may still think that) but, I love who I am, and I love what I do. I have many friends that think/act/enjoy like I do and those are my family. Some people may look at me and think the typically “Bro” thing of “How do you ever date?”
Well, here is the secret. Almost 5 years ago I met someone perfect. She worked at a comic book store and we had so many of the same interests. She loved to play her Super Nintendo on a tiny CRT screen and would stay up late nights playing Fallout 2. She had assembled a Teen Titans Raven costume to wear and has a Batman tattoo. It was a match made in Gotham.
3 years ago today we escaped out to Las Vegas to get hitched. Family and friends were still there and it wasn’t weird. I wore a suit, she wore a dress (which for us was still like wearing a costume). Ever since that time, I am constantly amazed that we managed to find each other and still wonder/fear that this amazing dream will end.
I hope it never does.
Happy Anniversary Sarah!