Legendary Actors & Banjo Players, Comics, Ewoks and Music!

Tim Curry is a prolific actor, and they say you can tell a lot about someone by asking them which Curry Film is there favorite. I had a chance to get him, and I took it. It’s not often you see a nice shot of Curry from Rocky Horror out of makeup, so I thought this one was worth the addition to the collection.

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn played a show nearby, and I was lucky enough to catch it. They were super good, and super classy. I was able to snag both of them on 2 cd’s and a vinyl. This gives me there entire discography signed, and I can’t complain about that. Echo in The Valley is not out yet, but was on sale at the merch table. Bela has won 14 Grammys and been nominated for tons more. Great addition to the collection

Ron Frenz was the main guys on Spider Man in the 80’s and I had a chance to get a business card from him from that era. credited with co-creating spider girl and the new warriors, Ron Frenz was a great addition to the collection.

Jane Busby played the best ewok of all Chief Chirpa. She did a rare signing in the U.K. with Imperial Signings, and I leapt on the opportunity as it could very well be my last. Thrilled to add the leader of the Ewoks to my collection

Imagine Dragons had a preorder back on their website for a signed lithograph back back in June.  5 Months later, it finally shipped. It’s a MASSIVE litho, over 2 feet long on both sides. It’s a shame they put 0 effort into signing it, but hey, it’s still pretty cool.

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Fanboy Expo’s – “Totally Awesome Weekend”

Fanboy Expo held a small October convention that I was thrilled to attend.  It was probably the smallest crowd I’ve see at a fanboy in awhile, but It had a few names worth making the drive for.

Gary Busey is an iconic legend, and a bit crazy. It’s hard to believe he’s 73, but he’s stared in Point break, Lethal Weapon, Predator 2, Buddy Holly Story, Fear and Loathing and stuff like Piranha 3DD, Carny and great films like The Gingerdead Man. Uncle Gary was an absolute pleasure to meet, and was worth the trip alone.

Sgt. Slaughter is someone I’ve dreamed about meeting since I was a little kid. WWE Champion and a living G.I. Joe – This man was one of the coolest out there. Meeting Slaughter was everything I could of possibly wanted it to be, and I’m thrilled to add a nice looking 8×10 to my collection.

Caroll Spinney is the man who brought to life Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. I was a bit bummed he wasn’t doing Personalization at all on the photos, but I now understand why as his health didn’t seem to be the best. His wife held the paper as he signed for Big Bird, Oscar and himself.  He was a charming man to meet, and I’m glad I did.

Gregg Berger has brought to life a ton of key characters from my childhood, Although I already had his signature from a con a few years ago, I couldn’t resist getting him on this sweet 11×14 print.

Keone Young brought to life Storm Shadow on G.I. Joe. For about 10 years, I’ve only had his signature on a card from one of Rittenhouse’s Star Trek sets. I’m thrilled I finally own him on something Iconic from G.I. Joe. Mr. Young was an absolute pleasure to meet.

Larry Houston is a guy who deserves more credit for his career.  He did the G.I. Joe movie opening titles, wrote an episode and was a producer and was the Director & Producer of the X-Men animated series.  He did Storyboards for TMNT and brought to life a huge chunk of my childhood. I was super stoked to get a head sketch of Apocalypse from him, who was one of the best villains on the X-Men.

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Pinky & The Brain, Game of Thrones, Music, Artists and some NBA pickups!

Rob Paulsen & Maurice Lamarche brought to life the iconic characters of Pinky & The Brain. Although both men brought to life countless other characters (including G.I. Joe’s) and I aleady had both of them, I couldn’t resist picking up both guys on an 11×14 for the collection. Pinky & The Brain was one of the more iconic cartoons of my childhood. Pleased to complete this one!

Natalie Dormer plays Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones and was Anne Boleyn on The Tudors. She also has been in the Hunger Games as Cressida and had a small role in Captain America. She’s one of the better characters on GoT and certainly among the best looking. She’s a welcome addition to my collection.

Gwendoline Christie plays Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones and also is Captain Phasma in Star Wars. While Phasma may be the most useless SW character of all time as of now, Brienne is a great character on GoT and a great pickup for the collection.

Kristian Nairn is Hodor on Game of Thrones, He’s also a DJ apparently. But you can’t enjoy Game of Thrones and not pick up Hodor.

Missio is a pretty awesome band I was lucky enough to grab at Music Midtown in Atlanta. Matthew Brue and David Butler are the two guys who make up the band, and I think these guys have a lot of potential to go places. They have a touring drummer, but he’s not part of the band and he didn’t sign, which is no big deal.

Mort Kunstler is a reowned artist who does a lot of Civil War work. I was able to get both of these leather bound  signed collectors editions very very cheap recently and although it’s not my usual fare, couldn’t pass them up and was proud to make them part of my collection.

Dario Saric is a power forward for the 76ers and was named rookie of the Month and made the All Rookie team. I think his future is bright, so I was thrilled to pick him up.

Jordan Adams played for the Grizzlies and is out of the league already, but he was got in exchange for a redemption Upper Deck couldn’t fill in 5 years. Kind of a crap deal, but it’s UD so what do you expect?

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Star Wars, Music and Original Art

Angela Staines played one of the Tonnika Sisters in Star Wars a New Hope. While it was a bit role, and she literally did nothing else asides be a Dancer in Queen Kong (Which is a knockoff of King Kong and as bad as it sounds). However she’s a tough Star Wars signer and a very obscure Autograph. When I heard she about a private signing, the first in over a decade – I jumped on that quickly.

Counting Crows is one of my Favorite Rock Bands from my childhood.  They were in Atlanta recently with Rob Thomas, and I was super fortunate to get a Vinyl signed by the entire band.  It’s signed by  Jim Bogios, David Bryson, Adam Duritz , Charlie Gillingham,  David Immerglück, Millard Powers & Dan Vickrey. Super Proud to add this one to my collection

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Dann Phillips is an Artist whom I recently commissioned to make a piece that is beyond awesome. We Have Batman, Hal Jordan, Wonder Woman and Raven versus Darkhawk, Wolverine, Ghost Rider and Thor. Each of the eight characters represents my personal journey as a comic fan. Beyond honored to have this one in my collection.

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Some great pickups!

Styx was in town recently and I was able to pick up a signed CD of them of their newest release. They still put on a good show in 2017’s that very High Energy. This is signed by Chuck Panozzo (Original Member), James “J.Y.” Young (Original Member),
Tommy Shaw (Since 1975), Todd Sucherman (Since 1987), Lawrence Gowan  (Since 1974), Ricky Phillips (Since 2003)

Reo Speedwagon was in town with Styx, and they too put on a heck of a show. I was lucky enough to get another CD signed by them. This one is signed by the lineup that has been the same since 1989. Neal Doughty, Kevin Cronin, Bruce Hall, Dave Amato and Bryan Hitt.

Jenna Jameson is a lady that is known for a lot of adult work, but she’s an icon in her own right. I had an opportunity to pick up this 11×14 for an amazing price, and I jumped at it.

Jim Wetherbee is an American Hero. He’s a former naval officer, and NASA astronaut. He was in six Space Shuttle missions and is the only American to have commanded five spaceflight missions. He is an amazing addition to the collection.

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4 awesome music pickups

Kendrick Lamar is one of the hottest rappers in the game right now. Month’s ago he had a signed CD preorder for DAMN. before it dropped. I figured it would be good, but DAMN. is shaping up to be one of the best albums in a long time, and this is a great addition to the collection.

Big Boi is a rap legend, Best known for his time with Outkast. I saw he had a signed preorder, and I went for it. I saw him at Music Midtown in 2016 and he put on a heck of a show. Happy to add this one to the collection

Imagine Dragons are one of the hottest bands around right now. There last album was amazing, so when I saw they had a signed CD preorder, I jumped on it. All four members: Dan Reynolds Wayne Sermon Ben McKee Daniel Platzman signed the cd cover.

The Isaacs are gospel singers who carry a pretty good tune. I had a chance to get them locally, and I jumped at it. They are a welcome addition to the collection

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Fanboy Expo 2017!

Michael Bell, Arthur Burghardt and Morgan Lofting all signed a metal plaque I had made for G.I. Joe. B.J. Ward had to cancel due to a family emergency. I was pleased to of finally gotten to meet 3 of my favorite actors in person. And thought this piece turned out great!

Alan Oppenheimer, Melendy Britt, Tom Cook and Phil Ortiz all signed my “He-Man and She-Ra: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures” Hardback book. Tom Cook and Phil Ortiz brought to life the animation on the show. Melendy Britt voiced the amazing She-Ra, and Alan Oppeneimer brought to life Skeletor, Mer-Man, Cringer and Man At Arms. With Lou Scheimer and Linda Gary both sadly leaving us already, I think my only chance for additional signatures on this would be John Erwin, who signed for me once through the mail ages ago, and hasn’t done a convention yet. Shipping this mammoth book would be a major risk and super expensive, so I’ll call this project done!

Sting was one of my childhood favorites in WCW. Although I never got to see him fight Undertaker, Sting was an Icon that made WCW cool and really helped put them on the map. Meeting him was a complete pleasure, and I’m proud to finally have sting in my collection.

Amy Jo Johnson was nearly everyone’s Childhood crush, I know she was mine. Although she went on to do many things in life like Flashpoint, Susie Q and Felicity, She’s always and will forever be known as The Pink Ranger for me. I’m stoked to finally add her to my collection, and think this one turned out great!

Jonathan Ke Quan is known for two roles – The Goonies and Indiana Jones Temple of Doom. Although his acting career was brief, Short Round and Data were two memorable characters, and I’m stoked to add him to my collection!

Margaret Kerry is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met at a convention. She’s an absolute sweetheart, and a living Disney princess as far as I’m concerned. She’s responsible for bringing Tinkerbell to life, and is an amazing addition to my collection.

 George Lowe is the voice of the one, and only Space Ghost. He was quite a character, and I loved the inscription he went to town with. He’s an awesome addition to my voice acting collection, and a perfect cap to end my show!

Larry Hama is the brains behind the G.I. Joe comic, and I was thrilled to get him on two of my favorite G.I. Joe Books!

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