Mike Grell with Doug Jones at Fanboy Expo

I bumped into my pal Doug Jones at Knoxville Fanboy Expo this weekend. We only had a few minutes to chat and clown around before he had to fly off to shoot more episodes of his Star Trek series. 

Anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure of meeting Doug should track him down at one of his personal appearances. You won’t be disappointed. 

Mike

Knoxville sketch

Mike Grell Original Art Commissions

Scott Kress at Catskill Comics is the exclusive agent for Mike Grell commissioned art. Fans looking for comic art originals or wishing to commission a special piece for their wall can contact Scott at: www.catskillcomics.com

Recent convention sketches [Mild nudity warning]

I thought folks might be interested to see some of my recent convention sketches. LAKOTA MEDICINE SHIELD was the result of a fan  requesting “any beautiful woman”. LA OF OPAR is going to be a painting someday. SHEENA was done for a pal in Australia and CHEEKY was just fun.

Of course, these are all sold but my commission list is open at www.catskillcomics.com.

Bestest,
Mike

 

 

 

 

Down time

I had a bit of down time at Cherry Capital Comic Con…

— Mike

Caiden’s life changing moment

Happy is a choice.
Enjoy every moment,
Ann Troxel

 

Stan’s soapbox from 1967

A new father brought this around for an autograph because he wants it to hang in his son’s room. Personally, I think it should hang in every classroom.

Mike

R.I.P. MARGOT KIDDER

(Margie in my hat)

“Call me Margie.”

That’s a hard G, as in Margot. As in Margot Kidder. And that’s how she introduced herself with a handshake that shook you to the bones and a smile that made you feel like she really wanted to be your friend.

I first met Margie six or seven years ago at a convention somewhere. We shared a booking agent and soon became part of a strange “family” that holds its reunions several times a year at various conventions around the world. I say family because with Margie in the mix, there was no such thing as a stranger for long.

She loved to talk and tell bawdy stories and never tired of fans who loved to hear about the weeks and months she spent dangling from a wire harness next to Christopher Reeve during the filming of SUPERMAN. I told her I had been a bit skeptical going into the theater, but by the end of the flying sequence where Superman takes Lois Lane for a night flight around Metropolis, I had fallen just a little bit in love. “I was up there so long, my crotch got numb,” she said.

One memorable afternoon, we convened to Margie’s hotel room to watch the hockey playoffs in which her team did not do well. That’s when I discovered exactly why Margie never watched the playoffs in the lobby bar – when her team was down, she had a mouth like a Marine drill sergeant. After once being asked to leave the hotel bar, the burger and pizza parties in Margie’s room became an annual tradition. I didn’t learn any new words, but I learned a few I didn’t know Margie knew.

She was an advocate and an activist who never backed down from a fight or a challenge. Warm, funny, brilliant and passionate about the people and causes she cared about.

People will always remember Margie as Lois Lane. Mary and I will always remember her as a sweet friend who left too soon.

Reports say Margot Kidder passed away peacefully in her sleep. I’ve always believed that, in our dreams, we remember how to fly. If I’m right, I’ll bet she’s off on one last flight with a guy in a red cape.

God speed, my friend.

Mike

 

Convention Updates

ADVANCE ORDERS FOR SKETCHES TO BE PICKED UP AT CONVENTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MANY SHOWS.  PLEASE CONTACT MIKE’S ART REP SCOTT KRESS AT www.catskillcomics.com FOR INFORMATION.

Philadelphia, PA
May 17-20, 2018
Wizard World Philadelphia

Acme, MI
May 25-27, 2018
Cherry Capital Comic Con

Spokane, WA
June 2-3, 2018
Lilac City Comicon

Fort Myers, FL CANCELLED
June 16-17, 2018

Knoxville, TN
June 29 – July 1, 2018
Fanboy Expo Knoxville Comic Con

Raleigh, NC
July 27-29, 2018
Raleigh Supercon

Santa Rosa, CA
September 22, 2018
Santa Rosa Toy & Comic Con 

Muscle Shoals, AL
November 3-4, 2018
Con-Fuzion

Grand Rapids, MI
November 9-11, 2018
Grand Rapids Comic-Con

Louisville, KY
Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2018
Louisville Supercon

CANCELLED: Bloomington, MN ComicCard convention

Unfortunately, I’m forced to cancel my appearance at the Bloomington, MN ComicCard convention tomorrow April 14, due to a severe storm in the area. Weather services are calling it a winter storm of “historic proportions”. I call it a real bummer.

Apologies to all my fans in the area. I look forward to doing the show another time.

Mike

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