Sunday, March 30, 2014

March Art Roundup: MegaCon!

Sorry for the late roundup this month, guys, but I wanted to wait and feature all MegaCon artists! Artist's Alley was massive this year, and even with three days I'm sure I didn't see everything. So let's get right to it!

"Freedom" and "Zelda" by Mark Santos, 11X17 prints, $20 each


Katrina Constantine of Kicking Cones makes the most adorable little Daleks:
Plus she draws the Doctors and various super heroes as penguins:

Head over to her Tumblr for lots more cuteness - much of it animated! - though sadly I don't see any way to purchase her work online. Drat. Sorry, guys; if I'd known I would have picked up few prints for the give-away board!

 I did get one of these, though:

 "Hope" by Margie Forestier - 8 inch square print (on 8.5X11 paper) $15

Margie has the rest of the Star Wars set at her site, plus these great Circus themed prints:




Next, the sublime half-portraits of Marta Wit
 

I was delighted to learn that MegaCon was Marta's very first convention - she's just starting out! All of her 8X10 prints are $20, but I grabbed the Sherlock & Watson set in 4X6 - a size you can only get from her in person - for the give-away board. (Check her shop for a great Loki and Thor, too.)

Did you see the "Dogter" Who art that went viral a week back? This one?
"Dogter Who Group"11 X 7.5 print, $15

That's by our very own mermaid friend, Christie Cox, and she had HER first art table at MegaCon, too! Happily she opened an Etsy shop just this last week, so I'm waiting impatiently for her to list the pony ACEOs she had at the con:

 (John bought the original Fluttershy, but I think she still has all the other originals, if you want one - or she has prints in two sizes!)

 And this stunning - STUNNING! - Elsa:

I think Christie is painting an Anna to go with her, too. Fingers crossed!

Keep an eye on Christy's Etsy shop for those, or check out her Facebook page to see lots more of her work.

Epbot reader Shelley of Kawaii Designs surprised me with this AMAZING Lady Vadore Kokeshi doll: 
 I can't believe how detailed it is for something so tiny!

A few years ago Shelley also gave me a Kokeshi of my first steampunk outfit, so now I have a set! 


It looks like her site's shop isn't fully up and running yet, but Shelley does take commissions, and you can see more of her work here on Facebook.


Kate Carleton is another local Orlando artist I've gotten to know and love - you may remember her Labyrinth Worm I featured ages ago. I bought this too-cute-for-words baby Roger Rabbit from her at the con:

Squee!

Roger's staying with me (MINE!), but I bought this original Jack Skellington for the board::


Plus Kate insisted on donating this big Star Wars Doodlez print for the give-away - ain't she the sweetest?


Check out Kate's online store for lots more, or you can keep up with her art on Facebook.


Next up, I think I featured Kellee Riley's Steampunk girl & octopus a while ago, and I just learned she's the original illustrator for Mattel's Monster High. Her artwork really reaches out and grabs you, and her color choices are AMAZEBALLS:



Kellee has a softer - but equally beautiful - style in her traditional/non-digital art:

You can buy any of these 5X7 prints for $10 here at Kellee's Etsy store. Fingers crossed she'll be adding her digital prints there soon, too.


Whew! I still have quite a bit more, but I'm going to end with Mike Maihack's art, which is all impossibly good, but I'm especially partial to his superheros:




Plus a robot fairy, because why not. 
(That Cat Woman print is on the board, if you want to try to win it!)

Mike's prints start at only $5 for an 8X10, so good luck controlling yourself over at his web store.

Oh, and you may have seen Mike's Batgirl & Supergirl comics around online, but just in case, here's my favorite from last Halloween:

"Quickly, Batgirl! TO THE CANDY!"

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Well, hope you enjoyed the eye candy, everyone! Now, you know the drill: comment below to be entered in this month's drawing. The randomly selected winner will get his or her choice of art from my Pinterest art give-away board - and I'll ship anywhere, so bring it, internationals! I'll announce the winner by the end of the week, so stay tuned!

744 comments:

  1. I love the Danny Haas Star Wars print!!

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  2. Love the half portraits - and that elsa :)
    ~erin kristine

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  3. Love them all! Makes me want to draw again...

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  4. I've never tried this before, but I always enjoy looking at the art, so what the heck. Let's see if I can win something. Thanks, Jen, for your generosity and for keeping us entertained!
    - Leah

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  5. Awesome, love all the art. Thanks again for doing this.

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  6. Soooooo Pretty! I want something for my new nursery.

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  7. JACK!!

    Do folks ever send you prints specifically for the board?

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  8. Love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. ilovetocross-stitchMarch 30, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    My little pony!!!!!

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  10. I loved all of the art at the con. My son bought the Rainbowdash card from Christy' s booth. I can't to tell him he bought a mermaids art. And thanks again for taking our picture at the con on Sunday (the steampunk family). And it was awesome seeing Jon in his Dreamfinder costume.

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  11. That Pisces print makes me think of Lisa Frank. Ah, the memories. :)

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  12. Wowza, these are gorgeous - and kudos to the first-timers that were showcasing their talents! Incredible!

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  13. Can't wait for con season to start again up here, I don't have any more room for art but that's never stopped me!

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  14. I love all of these, but Mike Maihack's art made me have this awesome wave of happy nostalgia for my childhood. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Love the new additions. I'd have a hard time choosing if I won this month. Oh, who am I kidding...look at those cheekbones. Beautiful drawing of Sherlock!

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  16. I was so close to attending the con this year...seeing all of this art makes me wish I'd gone!

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  17. Hi! I could not find you at MegaCon, i think i should get a piece of this awesome art work for looking so hard! Haha ;) Love the blog BTW it always brightens up a bad day!! or makes a good one better! last year I gave you some bracelets and i was really worried that they got smashed, if you read this can you let me know if they were destroyed? it would give me an excuse to make you something else!

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  18. Ohmygoodness I love the half-portraits and the little dalek!! And my brother would adore the Jack Skellington art!

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  19. *wistful* I want everything :) I'll keep my fingers crossed that I get to pick something off your board :):)

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  20. wow, the half portraits are amazing! Well, honestly, everything you post is amazing. But on the scale of starting from amazing, these are wow!

    Cowsup@gmail.com since it seems to not want to sign me in.

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  21. Oooo! Such lovelies. I know which one i'd pick if I win. The....Or maybe that other one...hmm. Or maybe that one....

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  22. You always have such beautiful stuff!
    And on your board I love the '3 Limited edition (14/100) 5x7 prints by Meredith Dillman'. So perfect for my little girl's room!

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  23. All the art is awesome but I especially like the penguins.

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  24. To the candy is basically my mantra. :)

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  25. So fun! how I wish I was closer to Megacon! Love all the art, as usual!

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  26. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to start saying that, "quickly batgirl! To the candy!" Love!

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  27. There is so much eye candy art! Oh how does one choose? Jen you always find the best stuff...I'm so jealous!

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  28. It's a Star Wars after all would be amazing! It's a shame you no longer have Whobacca print though.

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  29. I really NEEEEEDDDDD the Jack art! It is perfect for my Jack library!

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  30. Love it alllllllllllllll.....................

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  31. I love seeing your monthly roundup, I'm trying to slowly expand my art collection now that I have my own place.

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  32. I love it all ! I hope I win! My email is uncleskipper@aol.com.

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  33. So much eye candy! I love love love these posts, thanks so much for bringing us such beautiful things to ogle!

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  34. Everything is amazing, and I've discovered several new artists to follow- and maybe even buy art from!- thanks to this post (PENGUIN DOCTOR. SO CUTE.), so yay!

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  35. so many pretties!! thanks once again for sharing!

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  36. That baby Roger Rabbit may be the cutest thing ever.

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  37. The medusa and the catwoman are so amazing!

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  38. I discovered you through The Bloggess, and you just introduced me to Mike Maihack, and I've fallen in love with his work. I adore the pieces you posted as well as his Girl Walking Rhino and Boy Walking Dragon!!

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  39. Love it all, especially the half portraits !

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  40. I love the Holmes and Watson prints! Amazing!

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  41. As always, your art post makes my heart skip a beat. I've been loving ogling all of the awesome megacon costumes as well!

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  42. You always find the coolest, most interesting art!

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  43. These are so cool. Have you seen Genevieve Santos's artwork? I received pieces named Growing Up Geek and Literary Fort as a gift and just fell in love. Then once I unexpectedly met her at a winter arts fair and just gushed at her while shaking her hand a little too long. We ended up buying Tea, Earl Grey, Hot to complete our set, and she was so sweet and gifted my son with Clink because it reminded him of being with his best friend. Check her out!

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    1. Jen featured Growing Up Geek here on one of her first art round ups! and next thing I knew my bank account was lighter with it proudly on my bedroom wall!

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  44. Please pick me! Oh wait, don't, because then I'd have to decide on ONE piece.
    But go ahead and pick me anyway!

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  45. Pretty Please? I would adore any of these :) I live vicariously through your posts hehe :)
    Ginger

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  46. Oooh, such goodness! :-) I hope I win!

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  47. I love your art round-up, so much in fact that I spent more than I should have last month on one of the artists. Thanks so much.

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  48. Definitely entering, with those lovely half portraits!

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  49. OMG! So much wonderful stuff, and this is the first I'm seeing the "Dogtor Who" group! She nailed every one of them! It took me a while to figure out the grumpy-looking fellow in the pink scarf, fifth from the right, but then - of course! And as perfect as the rest!

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  50. SO much awesomeness!

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  51. Oh golly how I would love to give that Jack Skellington to my mom.

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  52. Wheee! So many great things to choose ... :)

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  53. As always, I am blow away by the amazing pieces you find. Some many wonderful artists in such a range of styles. I just wish I had an unlimited budget!

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  54. Oh, these are gorgeous! Love the Kellee Riley pictures!

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  55. Thanks for featuring all of this beautiful artwork. It was fun to share with my aspiring artist daughter! We love looking at your blog together! :)

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  56. Wow I love the picture of Sherlock and John or the cute Princess Leia. These are all wonderful!

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  57. Awesome! I love seeing all this talent.

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  58. Those half portraits are stunning ... so much talent!

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  59. Love the art, Jen! :)

    Lori Tergerson

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  60. You always find such great artwork. The comic of Batgirl and Supergirl trick - or - treating is adorable.

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  61. So many amazing pieces of art! I always love these posts, love getting to learn about new artists!

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  62. Ooooh! I love the Sherlock and John set!

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  63. So much pretty art! Have you seen Burdge Bug's work? I know she's pretty popular but I just adore everything she does.
    Have a magical day!

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  64. Christie's artistic abilities with costumes and art is mind blowing!

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  65. You're my only hope... of winning amazing art. Such fun new pieces!

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  66. I would love to win something for our geek nursery. Thanks!

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  67. I love the half face prints!

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  68. I'm going to a Wheel of Time (book series) convention in a week and I absolutely can! Not! Wait to check out the art. It's so hard to find cool art and conventions make me so happy for that reason. They are so great for all your geeky needs. :)

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  69. Oh man, that penguin Doctor is too much! >.<

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  70. Please please please pretty please!

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  71. What absolutely stunning artwork, how fun to get to meet the artists in person!

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  72. That baby Roger Rabbit is way too adorable!

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  73. I loved those circus themed prints up near the top.

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  74. That little Dalek is just sooo cute!

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  76. I just love, love, love the Catwoman print! Fingers crossed! :)

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  77. So much pretty art... I really like the Sherlock half portraits :)

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  78. I've been waiting for a new art post - I'm finally getting around to filling my completely bare walls with some artwork, and recently went back through every art post, filling my etsy favourites and my own pinterest art board.

    Those sherlock half-portraits are awesome!

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  79. Looking wistfully at Erica Taguchi-Newton's work. I'm a geek girl just getting brave enough to put my art on my wall, so I'd be rapt to be a winner! Proud to be one of your Kiwi (New Zealander) followers :)

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  80. Love it all, thanks for writing this blog!

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  81. Oooooh! The Roger Rabbit print is too much! All that cuteness in time for Easter! Great stuff in this round up. Thanks!

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  82. I love you for widening my horizons!

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  83. As always, my favorites are the Star Wars ones :)

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  84. I sure hope some of this art will be winging its way to me in Wisconsin.

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  85. Love it! Such gorgeous artwork!

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  86. Utterly beautiful pieces one and all - but as I am a hound (hur hur hur) for all things Doctor WHO, I absolutely love the half portaits and positively squeed at the Dogter Who :)

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  87. Always a fan of your art posts! I loved Jack, but the penguins!! OMG So stinking cute!!

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  88. Love all your choices this month!

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  89. Tea Time with Wampa is divine!

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  90. Looking to up my art collection; always love what you've picked out!

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  91. Awesome stuff! I was at a small con in Chicago this weekend and bought myself some jewelry. ^_^

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  92. Wow, this is an especially great art roundup! I'm in love with that Sherlock art, and the Buzz Lightyear penguin.

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  93. Wow so much amazing art! Wish we had bigger cons here in Aussie!

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  94. So much gorgeous art!

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  95. Whoa, Kellee Riley's stuff is so pretty! I need so much art for my brand new walls. :D

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  96. Ooooom so many gorgeous pieces of art! :D

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  97. Lots of great art here! I think I need to get my hands on some of those Martha Wit drawings. Gorgeous!!

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  98. Love all the artwork, would love to pick one to win! Thanks for all your hard work putting these posts together.

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  99. I want to go to a con just to look at the art. I want to win!

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  100. Great art! Love it!

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  101. The Hello Pony print is still there! One of these times I'll get selected.

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  102. Yes please! These are great. -ArtisanGenius

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  103. This might be my favorite roundup so far, thank you!

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  104. Comment! Im still hoping for the Robot ACEO... or Hello Pony or Chewy carrying the robots...

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  105. Ooohhh, I would LOVE the Kellee Riley Year of the Snake piece! It's gorgeous and I'm a Snake :)

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  106. This is the coolest roundup for a while - it's almost midnight and I really need to get some sleep, but now my paints are calling me.

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  107. It was my first year at MegaCon, and I was only there on Saturday. I didn't even venture into the artist alley. I obviously missed out. I plan to be at MegaCon all 3 days next year, so hopefully I will come across some awesome art then. I love Zelda, Roger Rabbit, Catwoman, and the Batgirl and Supergirl comic. They are just so wonderful! I can't believe I missed the Roger Rabbit from the con! Maybe next year.

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  108. Fantastic art! Hard to pick just one favorite. Christy's work is beautiful, and I love the Batgirl and Supergirl picture.

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  109. Love, love, love the art! So much of it makes me smile! If I won, I would let my teenaged daughter pick - she loves reading your blog. :)

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  110. Argh! I love all the art you post!

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  111. Awesome awesome artwork prints - love them all & love your blog :)

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  112. There is so much cuteness! My poor walls aren't big enough. Can that be my excuse for convincing my husband we truly need to move soon?

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  113. OMG...the squishiness of the Star Wars doodle! I LOVE IT ALL!!!

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  114. I love that penguin Doctor! Sandra O

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  115. Love these art roundups - so much inspiration! The penguin Buzz Lightyear is so awesome.

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  116. omg, Amazing. There are too many I love in here!!

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  117. Thanks for sharing this lovely art.

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  118. I looooove the Dogtor Who. Somehow I missed it when it apparently went viral. I also really like the Star Wars prints by Margie. Very cool.

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  119. SO much beautiful art! The circus prints by Margie really catch my interest.

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  120. I agree, penguin Buzz Lightyear is adorable : D
    Thank you, for everything that you do!

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  121. It's so hard for Q and I to get out to conventions these days, what with our own little Captain Malcolm, so I LOVELOVELOVE that you post these artists' works! Otherwise, I'd never get to see them! :)

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  122. Pweeeeeeeze!!!!! I need Tea Time With Wampa!!

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  123. OOO, pick me! "Don't Look Back" would look so great in my living room.

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  124. I'm going to try again. We got a new house and I'd like some more art to decorate! Thanks for all you do!

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  125. So many choices.... such a generous person!

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  126. You always post such gorgeous pieces!

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  127. I love checking out all the artist sites. I'll have to do some purchasing for my new house.

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  128. I just want to hug that Dalek and swing him around! And that is a sentence I never imagined typing. :)

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  129. I'm trying to name a favorite piece of art here, but they're all so pretty!!! These are soooo great!

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  130. oh! me me me! I want some fun art stuffs for my home.

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  131. Going to try again to win one of these lovely pieces of art...So pick me??

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  132. I'm going to the St. Louis Wizard World this coming weekend and I hope to see some art as amazing as what you have featured! :)

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  133. Throwing my hat in the ring, hoping to be one of the lucky ones to win some amazing art!!! Please pick me!

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  134. It's always a neat set but this week's featured are particularly cool!
    Entering myself for the give-away.

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  135. ACK! So much great art here! I would almost, ALMOST hate to be picked because then I would have to choose!!

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  136. One day I would Love to win an art from Jen! I know a certain StarWars princess Vader who would love some of this months art :)

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  137. So much awesome! I love that the little Lady Vadore chibi even has your ponytail, and I laughed SO HARD at the end of the comic ("you can have my green rock candy- I'm allergic") but I adore the half portraits. And the Asian Medusa. And the ponies. And...and...

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  138. Batgirl! Squee!
    Ponies! Squee! :D

    Just FINALLY got around to watching My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic this weekend. And. I'm. Hooked!

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  139. Oooo, Marta Witt must be a kindred soul. Love her work!

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  140. I just bought a house, and any of these would look great on my bare walls!!! Love your site :)

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  141. Because you can never have enough really great art for the walls!

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  142. This week hasnt started good.. would love to end it on a awesome note with some great artwork!

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  143. I absolutely love the little dalek! So cute!

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  144. I guess I need to work on making some Roger Rabbit prints for you guys lol. Thanks Jen! :)

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  145. The Catwoman is amazingly adorable! I might have to make a cosplay based on that :D Thanks again for your amazingness Jen!
    Julia

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  146. If you like the first one, it's an homage to one of my favorite artists, J.C. Leyendecker (http://www.cavetocanvas.com/post/9224436996/easter-j-c-leyendecker-1923). He painted lots of dapper ladies and gentleman in the twenties!

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  147. Oh, I am so tempted by Kellee's prints! I love the muted color palette, it makes the work so striking.

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  148. I just started watching Sherlock, but those Sherlock and Watson prints are amaaaaaazing!

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  149. So many adorable prints!!!! Love them all!

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  150. Another month, another shot! Good luck, fellow Epbotians!

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  151. Ohhhh, I might have to get a print of Marta's Loki!! Plus that Jack is adorable!

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  152. Oh. My. Word. Gorgeous, as usual!

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  153. I am always delighted with the art round-up, thanks!

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  154. I've never entered before, but why the heck not?? I always enjoy your roundups.

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  155. I hope I get lucky! Hmm.. been looking at the godzilla ACEO, but the Star wars doodlez might win me over.

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  156. Oh my god, The John and Sherlock set is amazing! Here's hoping I get lucky on this one!

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  157. As Cherry 2000 would say.... preeety. :-)

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  158. So much cool stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  159. These are all so amazing. I don't know if I have enough self control!!!

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