Monday, September 22, 2014

September Art Roundup: Dragon Con Special Delivery!

Before I get to the art, a quick recap. Feel free to skip!

I rave about Dragon Con's artist alley all year, but I gotta say, this year's DC artist alley selections were kind of lackluster. DC turns away dozens of mega-talented artists each year, so it's not for lack of options; I think they just tried to put more of an emphasis on original indie comics this year, since technically it IS called the "Comic & Pop Artist Alley."

As a result, more than half of the artists in AA were pitching their own indie comic books, and another 30% were the typical "T&A" comic artists we lady geeks have come to know & loathe. (Think the new Spider-Woman cover, but more explicit.)

I actually like a lot of pin-up art, don't get me wrong; there's just a line most older comic artists tend to cross, to the point even John was pointing them out in horror. ("I thought Supergirl was a superhero, not a porn star?")

That left about 20% of artist alley with stuff I actually wanted to shop, which made it easy on my bank account, but still disappointing.

Fortunately, DC has *two* art areas; next to Artist Alley is the Art Show, which features more fine art styles and paintings, no indie comics, and an enormous art auction display area, set up in aisles. That's where I found most of today's picks, and I'm excited for you guys to see!

So let's get to it!


My favorite new find in Artist Alley was Autumn of Daydreams & Giggles Studios. Take a look at all these amazing originals:

My favorite was Rainbow Brite, but the diva from Fifth Element gets major points, too:


And more from Autumn's Facebook page:



Sadly the originals were out of my price range, and Autumn only had prints in a whopping 11X14 - too big for me! If she'd had 4X6 prints I'd have picked up several, so I hope she'll offer smaller sizes some day.

Autumn has an empty Etsy store, so watch that and/or her Facebook page (both of which she shares with another great artist, Mark Dos Santos) for updates.

In fact, I've featured Mark before, but here's one of his latest:

It has a fun Norman Rockwell feel to it, right?


Tom Taggart is an artist & sculptor who had these fabulous ornaments for sale:

 They're big - larger than my closed fist - heavy resin, and utterly charming. These photos don't do the paint jobs justice, either:


My favorite was the squid, which comes in several different colors & has an awesome splattery fade to it. They're $75 each, and watch Tom's Etsy shop for listings, since I'm guessing he'll restock there soon. (Or follow him on Facebook for updates.)


Now from the Art Show side:

 Justin Gerard was sold out of this one completely, and it's easy to see why:

 
"The Seahorse" 8X10 print, $15 (or 11X14, $20)

SO PRETTY. And luckily you can still buy one online!

This one seriously tempted John:

Justin had this print there for $20, I think, but I don't see it in his online store. Keep an eye out, though; maybe he'll list it.

He also had a companion print in reds & oranges of a little dragon reading a comic book and dreaming of being a big bad, but I can't find it on Justin's site yet, either. Maybe soon? I hope so, since that was my favorite!


Keri Ruediger was also sold out of all my favorite prints by the time I reached her booth - and again,  easy to see why!

 WOW.

Two more:



Keri has such a rich style & vivid color palette that her prints practically jumped out at me coming down the aisle. This is the kind of fine art you can display in any room of the house, too, not just your fun/geeky office!

Check Keri's DeviantArt for the rest - so much eye candy! - and while she does have a print shop at Storenvy, it's currently empty. Boo. I guess watch that and/or her Tumblr for updates. (Also, how's this for confusing: her card says Keri Ruediger, but all of her online sites say Alice Chan. Um... ? o.0)


Caralyn of Mystic Reflections draws the CUTEST little dragons:


LOVE.

In addition to that general cuteness, she also sells geekier versions as prints:

Each 5X7 print is $10, and comes matted to fit an 8X10 frame. Nice!

And THEN, Caralyn also has this:

Fairest Of Them All, 8X10 print (in an 11X14 mat), $20

Steampunk Snow White! Suh-WEET! Head over to Caralyn's Etsy shop to see the rest.

More dragons, this time by Stanley Morrison:

 He has dragons themed to all different kinds of drinks and fruits, which is fun, but I like this colorful mushroom dragon the best:

 
Head over to RedBubble for all of Morrison's big prints, starting around $22.


I've featured my friend Jasmine Becket-Griffith before, but I have to show this off: it was actually selected as the art Dragon Con used on all the room keys at the Hyatt!

"Clockwork Dragonling"

(Hit the link for all the different print options, starting at $14)

Jasmine & Matt gifted me with a canvas print of this - STUNNING - so then I immediately turned around and bought the canvas companion piece:

"Wind Swept"

These two are possibly my favorites of anything Jasmine's EVER done, and that's saying something; I've been following her work for over 10 years! Can't wait to get them on the wall in the dining room... just as soon as I find space. Heh.

Oh, and Wind Swept is limited to just 25 canvas prints, so if you want one, act fast! The canvas is $100, or you can get an open edition print for $14.


That's all I have for you guys from Dragon Con, amazingly enough, so lemme plug in one more find:

While searching Etsy for Soul Eater art I stumbled across Sarah Ellen Cheney's adorable Chibis, and, ah! IN LOVE.

 She has full sets of all the characters from Korra & Soul Eater, too.

And here's a super sweet Corpse Bride:
 Everything in Sarah's Etsy shop (aka Star In My Pocket) is surprisingly cheap: lots of button sets & key chains in the $5 range, or jewelry for around $15. GO NUTS.

 Or you can do what I did and pick any 3 of her 4X6 prints for $12.

The prints are gorgeous in person, and come individually packaged on sturdy foam boards. Color me impressed!

There's lots more where those came from, too, so go see!


K, that's it for now, so... GIVE-AWAY TIME!!

This month I'd like to clear out some of the older pieces on the give-away board, SO, if there's something you've been pining over for ages, tell me which one in your comment! 
In addition to one general winner - who will be free to pick something new -  I'll randomly pick a few extra winners who want some of my older prize selections. You don't *have* to tell me which one you want to enter, of course, but it'll up your chances if your choice has been on my board a while! (Keep scrolling down on the give-away board, btw; it refreshes & adds more!)
And as always, I'll ship anywhere, so BRING IT, internationals! I'll announce the winners in a few days.

Happy commenting!

The give-away has ended, and I picked TEN winners, listed here! Congrats, everyone!

839 comments:

  1. Once again - very nice! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I still love "it's a star wars!" but I wouldn't say no to those James Hance prints either.

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  3. Oh! It looks like you still have robot ACEO! That's one of my favorites!

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  4. Oh oh oh oh! Wonder Woman by Erica Taguchi-Newton, and not for me. For my beloved little Mallette, who is about to turn 4 and whose official name is "Wonder Woman Mallette Queen Elsa of Arendelle" and indignantly corrects anyone who calls her "princess". But she'd be just as thrilled with Maleficent. And you continue to be an awesome person :)

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  5. Huh, trying to comment on my phone and I've no idea if it worked. In case the comment didn't go through, here's a retry: my two favourites from the board are Alex Asfour's Star Wars piece, and the wonderful "Tea Time with Wampa". Since I'm on the phone I'm not quite sure which ones would qualify as "old", but at least Wampa's rather down on the list :)

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  6. I didn't spend much time in Art Show this year so these shares are fantastic! Taking a look at your art board I'm not sure how old these are but I love the Wookiee-the-Chew prints by James Hance (Set B). <3 Dana

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  7. Love the little dragons!

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  8. I love the dragon art you found! On your board, I still love the TARDIS "believe" print. Thanks for showing us new art every month!

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  9. I didn't get to it this year so maybe it improved but I was a little disappointed in the artist alley at the montreal comic con last year. I was hoping for all the awesome stuff you always find.

    It's hard to choose, I still love the 12x17 Marvel Character Roundup by Nathan Szerdy for my kid. But I love both of the Doctor Who silhouettes for me.

    Oh my. I just noticed the Groot/DrWho mashup. Love.

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  10. I know it hasn't been up very long, but I want Toothless SO BADLY. I was really disappointed not to find Nathan early enough at DragonCon this year.

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  11. I NEED all the art but I espically NEED the Whistling Wash print!

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  12. Lovely roundup there. Not sure how "old" it is, but I'm partial to the Travel By TARDIS print on the giveaway board. :)

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  13. I don't know how long it has been up there but I really like the Dapper Joker and Harley. If that's too new still then I also wouldn't mind It's a Star Wars. Good luck everyone!

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  14. Would be lucky enough to win any of the art you pick but if I had to choose it would be either:
    Robot ACEO by Katie Cook
    Princess Leia 8x10 signed print by Joe Martin
    "Godzilla In Love" original ACEO by Katie Cook
    "Cake In A Cup" original ACEO by Katie Cook
    "Whistlin' Wash" Firefly/Steamboat Willy mashup by Ian Leino, signed 8X10 print
    And i know they are new but any of the Wookie-the-chew!
    You always pick the most amazing artwork! x

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  15. There is so much pretty, but I really love the 5x7 Moster by Bianca Roman-Stumpff. Too much cuteness! I can see it working perfectly in a future tiny geeks room....

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  16. Dragons! I always love the dragons!

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  17. Beautiful art this month, as usual.

    I'd love to have any of the Doctor Who art on the board for my son, the Whovian. I can't scroll all the way to the oldest stuff because Pinterest won't let me do that since I don't have an account. Booo!

    Thanks for the monthly art roundups and the give-aways! Always love to see what you found, and it's incredibly generous of you to literally share with your readers.

    KW

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    1. Ditto on the Pinterest issue! I've never had trouble before, either. Quite frustrating.

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    2. John just noticed the same thing on Pinterest earlier this month! I think it's new, in order to force everyone to make an account. I know Pinterest is free and all, but still. Grrr.

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  18. I would definitely be ok with something older!

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  19. Tardis! The Vintage Tardis Travel Poster would brighten up my office cube nicely.

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  20. I actually bought a bookmark with that adorable strawberry dragon at D*Con this year. :)

    I'm still drooling over the MLP print, but I've got a few others that I would love to have.

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  21. I know it's not THAT old, but the "Travel by Tardis" print could certainly find a home on any wall in my house.

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  22. Oh my, I love the "Whistlin' Wash"!!! Leaf on the wind *sniff*

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  23. I love the Princess Bride Iocane powder one :)

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  24. But how are the Katie Cook ACEO cards still there? Godzilla, robot and Chewie are the cutest!

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  25. I would love to enter either board's drawing!

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  26. I would love something. Would love either the Hello Pony, It's A Star Wars Art Print by Danny Haas, or the Godzilla Katie Cook. :) I have been eyeing them for my daughter for ever now :) I love your site, and so does she :)

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  27. I really love any of the Star Wars or Avengers prints. Not for me, but for my favourite (ok, only) nephew. He's got a wall of "favourite things" in his room; posters of movies, sports, and even ones from his dad's gigs. I'd love to get him something funky to add to his wall!

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  28. I don't think it's an older one but...Toothless!!

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  29. I love the "Hello Pony" print. My daughter would go nuts for it.

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  30. My favourite art is Tardis with Believe at sunset by Joshua Graham. I have the space on a wall crying out for this print. )))sigh(((
    Sue L in the UK

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  31. SHERLOCK! WATSON! I'd love those gorgeous eyes watching me work!

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  32. I would love anything, old or new. Especially Toothless, Hello Pony. So adorable.

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  33. My kids would go nuts for the "It's A Star Wars." So much good stuff here!

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  34. My daughter has been pining over the Avengers prints by LocoDuck and Alex Asfour. She is ready to start filling her bedroom like Mommy's Star Wars/Firefly craft room. I would be all about "It's A Star Wars" or "Wookie-the-Chew" or "Whistlin' Wash"... :)

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  35. I want the Hello Pony. Those are my 5 year olds' two favorite things in one place!

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  36. LOVE all the Katie Cook ACEOs! so cute :)

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  37. I love all the Star Wars prints, especially the Leia ones or the Marvel character roundup. They would fit great in our baby girl's nursery with Marvel wall paper and Star Wars family portraits drawn by me. Thanks!

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  38. I adore all this art and would be proud to give any of it a home.

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  39. That little mermaid print is breathtaking, such nostalgia.

    Pick me pick me! *wants to win*

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  40. Ooooo. So hard to decide. You have great taste. Still, today the Rocket to the moon poster calls to me.

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  41. So many wonderful older pieces left! The Batman, Hello Pony, the fairies! How's a girl to choose?

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  42. I'm such a big fan of the Doctor and there are several drool-inducing pieces! Truly, though, it's a marvelous collection. You're the best!

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  43. Oh my gosh - there are still too many older prints to pick from. "Imma' cake ina' cup" is adorable, but I also love "it's a star wars"...and I could keep going! I would love any of the pieces in my home office (umm..."Whistlin' Wash", yes please!).

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  44. Amazing art roundup, as always!
    For the older prints, I think we would enjoy the Princess Leia by Joe Martin (labeled "8x10 signed print by Joe Martin - new print!) or "Chewie & C3PO, original watercolor ACEO by Katie Cook (with rounded corners)". The "Hello Pony" print is probably too new. :) My favorite of the new art is "Toothless by Nathan Szerdy, signed 12X18 print, donated by the artist!"

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  45. I'm so torn! I adore the Mike and Sulley one so much, but I'd also love to give Phil "It's a Star Wars" for his birtnday! Argh! Either!

    Clare :)

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  46. Doctor Who is still my favorite, but any of them would be delightful and given a place of honor

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  47. So many things to love! My favorite older piece is the "Chewie & C3PO, original watercolor ACEO by Katie Cook." Love it!

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  48. My husband and I are expecting our first child in January. We are putting together a galaxy/Star Wars themed nursery. I've been wanting the "It's a Star Wars" picture to put in that room for a while. It just screams baby room.

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  49. Squee!
    While I cannot view the pieces at this time (my home computer is being worked on), I would still like to throw my hat into the lottery, thank you!
    Also, I love that you are doing this today because this is my anniversary (13 years!!!) and I would probably end up picking a Star Wars piece because my husband and I love Star Wars. Probably end up putting it into the family room as I have two young boys who get into the trilogy.
    Thanks!

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  50. I am happy with anything. There are so many things to choose from and winning from one of my favorite blogs would be like winning a small lottery! C'mon pick me!

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  51. I'd love the Dr. Who Silhouette for my senior-in-high-school granddaughter. She was born in Colombia, grew up mostly in Panama (speaks fluent Spanish), then moved to Kalamazoo MI in seventh grade. Since then, she has been a part of her school and community choirs, gotten all A's, and recently had a perfect score ACT, and a missed-one-or-two SAT. She's been a part of musicals at school, has volunteered for years at an animal shelter (particularly loves cats), and now is working at Panera to help pay for school (and some little personal treats now and then, yeah!). She's funny, kind, and LOVES Dr. Who. This grandma would love to see her get an extra treat just because. Thanks for your consideration, Jen.

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  52. Would love, love, love the Robot ACEO by Katie Cook for my son's nursery. He loves "Bots!".

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  53. Pick me! Love reading your blog. I wish I was more dedicated to mine. I just don't have the time. lol

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  54. As always, the Dogtor Who is still calling to me. How do you decide, Jen?!

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  55. Well, guess I've found a few new artists to watch, these are amazing!
    As to the giveaway, I don't understand how no one has snatched up the Wistlin' Wash print, I've been longing for it for ages!

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  56. Those wookie the chew prints just make me want to hug them...For paper too be that cuddly is just insane!

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  57. I would love the Asfour Star Wars print or the Godzilla in Love card. Adorable!

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  58. I'm a big Doctor Who and Star Wars fan, and would love to have either the Travel by Tardis poster or the Star Wars silhouette. :)

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  59. I still can't believe how much art you have managed to cram into your office, and you keep getting more! love it all!

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  60. So I'm not sure what you are considering "older" but I really like the "Hello Pony" print, the cute Batman and Batgirl, the cupcake ACEO and the robot ACEO.

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  61. Anything with Disney, Toothless, or Wonder Woman on it can not be passed up!

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  62. I think you found some pretty great stuff. :)

    I think, don't know of course, that DC and others may be trying to move away from breaching IP laws. It's big business for people to come to these shows and "tell" on the artists and shows. DC and the artists could be opening themselves up for a big fat lawsuit with most fan art. Even if they won based on fair use or parody, it would cost a fortune. It makes me sad, but I can't blame them one bit for being cautious.

    I see a bright side though - it will force people to come up with new ways to impress us. I bet if the derivative work continues to dissipate, we'll see some amazing and unexpected things in its place (and boobs, there will always be boobs).

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  63. Love your art roundups Jen. So many new artists! As for your older pins, I'm still in love with "Tea Time With Wampa" and "Whistlin' Wash". I'd hate to have to choose!

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  64. I'm still in love with the "Hello Pony" print, my son and I are both huge bronies and he would freak out if I gave him that for Christmas. :D Love the art work and I'm sad to hear about the decline of the DC artists alley.

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  65. I like the Disney Cruise Line sketch you have and the Rocket to the Moon poster!

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  66. As far as the "older" items on the board, I am in absolute love with "Rocket to the Moon." Gorgeous! My daughter is obsessed with the Princess Leia print by Joe Martin and my hubby's vote is for the "Princess Leia and R2D2" print, because, "R2 is the sh*t!" As far as the ones you highlighted today, the "Clockwork Dragonling," "The Seahorse," and the Jayne dragon are my favorites. The Ariel is stunning as well. You always find the best goodies to introduce us to! Thank you for that! :)

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  67. Mini Batman and Batgirl.

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  68. All the art on the give away board is beautiful, but I'm especially in love with TARDIS "Believe" by Joshua Graham! :)

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  69. I would love to win something new, there are a lot of new pretties. :) But I also love some of the older ones. I love the Meridith Dillmans fairies and the Myka Jelina mermaid. I would be so happy to have either of those on my wall.

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  70. I'm in love with the Justin Gerard dragon, and he's got some amazing stuff on his website. Also LOVE the mermaid print by Keri Ruediger. I love these posts, because you always introduce me to new artists.
    As for your give away board, there's some art on there that I'm surprised hasn't been snatched up yet! The ones I love (in order from oldest to newest on the board) are:
    Robot ACEO by Katie Cook
    Leia print by Joe Martin
    Godzilla in Love ACEO by Katie Cook (I absolutely adore this - it's SO CUTE)
    Marvel Character Roundup by Nathan Szerdy
    TARDIS Believe by Joshua Graham
    Toothless by Nathan Szerdy (not as old, but adorable)

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  71. I have been wanting Katie Cook's Chewie and C3PO for a dog's age!!

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  72. I really love your blog. I recently found it and binge read the whole thing in 2 days. I can't get enough and I so want art all over the place like your office!
    I would be so happy to give any of the following a new and loving home!
    The Star Wars by Alex Asfour
    Tea Time with Wampa by Erica Taguchi-Newton
    Cake in a Cup by Katie Cook

    Thank you for giving a girl with issues a place to go! I understand a lot of what you have said and i don't want to sound like a weird stalker or anything, but I really appreciate knowing there are others out there that might get me.

    Thank you!!

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  73. Anything by James Hance! I love Wookie the Chew! : )

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  74. I love anything toothless or Dr Who-- I went and bought a print of the "Believe" item for my daughter after I saw it here!
    Hugz,
    Robyn

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  75. I want Whistlin Wash so badly.

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  76. I love Toothless by Nathan Szerdy!!! He's so cute!
    I also like the "Fairy Den" by DM Clark.

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  77. I've got my eye on some of the newer art on your board, but I also love the "Spring Fish" ACEO by Hannah Lynn!

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  78. dragons and cupcakes, oh my! (it is my birthday today after all!!)

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  79. The baby dragon prints are about the cutest thing ever. Though basically everything you feature and have on the give away board is amazing, I want it all! lol

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  80. Travel by TARDIS poster! I keep wanting to grab it!! Enter me please!

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  81. I am in love with the "Wookie the Chew" prints. The one where Chew is stuck in the tree and Crisolo is reading to him is my fave. I always look forward to your art roundups. Such pretties!

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  82. Man, you have such a great eye for amazing art! Love all of these so much! But especially the Rainbow Brite! ...or the Korra. Or, or... :D

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  83. Ah, the dragon in a Jayne hat! I think I need it!

    As for the older pieces on the giveaway board, my two favorites are the little three-eyed monster by Bianca Roman-Stumpff and the Robot ACEO by Katie Cook. So cute!

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  84. Wish list, starting with the oldest ones:

    - Princess Leia by Joe Martin
    - Chewie & C3PO, original watercolor ACEO by Katie Cook
    - Sherlock & Watson by Marta Wit
    - Travel by TARDIS // 11x17 OR 8x10 by Joshus Graham
    - Doctor Who Silhouette by Alex Asfour
    - Wedge on the Ledge
    - Set of 2 Wookiee-the-Chew prints by James Hance, both 8X10 & signed (Set A)
    - Toothless by Nathan Szerdy, signed 12X18 print

    There are a lot of shinies on there! :)

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  85. Love the Myka Jelina mermaid and the two cuties by sKatie Cook. Spent about $300 on art at Salt Lake Comic Con at the start of the month -- gotta fill up an entire house!

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  86. The Travel by TADRIS and TARDIS "believe" are both amazing!

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  87. I love the "Baby Groot", "Toothless", and the TARDIS "Believe". All are super cool though!

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  88. I may have to get one of those steampunk dragon prints for my husband for Christmas. So much awesome here.

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  89. I love these posts! From your board it would be the mini Batman and Batgirl print set or anything with Groot....or Wonder Woman....

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  90. Please please can I have Chewie & C3PO, original watercolor, "Tea Time with Wampa" or "Spring Fish" to cover up this weird stain in my office!

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  91. The TARDIS "Believe" print with the girl on the swing! How is that even still on the board?!? :)

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  92. Love it! Of the older ones, I love Hope and the Princess Leia with gun drawn.

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  93. I'd LOVE to win the "It's a Star Wars" print for my tiny little space captain! He's two years old, and recently discovered that STAR WARS IS AMAZING. It's adorable, so I think a Star Wars themed bedroom is in his future. :D

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  94. I love the "Travel By TARDIS" print and "It's a Star Wars"! And others, of course :)

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  95. I was just about to post the exact same thing as Brandy above. Love that Tardis "Believe" so much.

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  96. Joe Martians leia as well as the Elsa... And what everyone else above me the believe tardis one!

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  97. "It's a Star Wars." I'm redoing my baby boy nursery and trying to geekify it out, that print would be perfect!

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  98. I am still smitten with Godzilla in Love :) Would go perfectly with some other items I have

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  99. Shoot! I totally missed it when I commented the first time, I LOVE "A Rocket To The Moon" by Alex Asfour. Doesnt fit the asthetic of my house but I simply don't care.

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  100. I love all of the little paintings by Katie Cook! Especially Robot ACEO. I might just have to buy one myself. Or two. Or three...

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  101. Myka Jelina's mermaid for me .. for my husband the 11x17 Avengers by LocoDuck or the 12x17 Marvel Roundup ... and the DC Derby Babes for my rollerderby cousin! So much want!!

    If anything, I've stared hunting down some of the artists you post - my husband could use one of the amazing dragons from today. You are incredible, Jen! Thank you for sharing this inspiring art with us, both online AND in the giveaway!

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  102. Thank you for providing source links when you can, I'm now following several! The little mermaid and lizard dreaming of being a dragon are my favorites. Such wonderful details on them.

    You have a signed 8x10 print by Jasmine Becket-Griffith, of a white girl holding a white ferret, in your pinterest that I absolutely love.

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  103. Jack Skellington or Tardis Beleve. Why? "Cause.

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  104. Hello there! You have wonderful curatorial skills, I must say.
    I've been gazing in admiration at the ink Jack Skellington and the little colorful Jareth & friend for a while ... *fervent hoping*

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  105. I would love "Godzilla in Love"!

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    1. I can't believe the little Chewie carrying C3PO is still there! I love the little Ponies one too, but I can't remeber if that's an old one..

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  107. You are so dangerous for my bank account...

    Love the Wookie the Chew prints, esp set B. Even though I never liked winnie the pooh, these make it much more adorable.

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  108. You always find the best art!!! LOVE the Little Mermaid Print. On your giveaway board...I've been eyeing "Whistling Wash" (Firefly/Steamboat Willy Mash up) and "It's a Star Wars" Art Print! Fingers crossed!!!

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  109. I <3 "Godzilla in Love" and "Hello Pony"! =)

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  110. oh yay a Monday looking at art n.n art round up makes my week !!!! as for a print on your board i have been eyeing since i knew about art give aways was the Robot ACEO by Katie Cook, I think its been there since the start (its down at the very bottom of the board) . Every month I hope I can win so i can claim that little guy (and Every month I dont I pray that it is still there so I can maybe win it next time! :)

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    1. I didnt even check the board before i posted and i just saw the new (to me) post of the Wookie the Chew art.. OMG KERMIT THEFROG HAPPY FLAIL!!!! anyway proceed with your day n.n

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  111. I love your blog and your love for all things nerdy/geeky

    I love the Baby Harley or the MLP - I just had a daugther and it would look awesome in her room (too bad you don't have any portal stuff, her name is Zoey GlaDOS - like for real lol)

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  112. I love the steampunk snow white!

    I have been drawn to the sherlock pair of half faces every month for a while now!

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  113. Also is close enough!! One of my favorite characters ever!

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  114. Hi Jen. You're such a sweetheart for giving away so many pretties. There are several older pieces I'd love to have. Please pick me! :)

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  115. I have a mile wide soft spot for Godzilla in Love and Chewie and C3PO

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  116. Anything by James Hance or that has Toothless in it is awesome for me!!! :D

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  117. *Crosses fingers and hopes for luck*

    Would love any of the Katie Cook ACEOs, the avengers prints, anything Doctor Who, the Jack Skellington...so many wall pretties!

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  118. Pick me! Among older prints, I've always been partial to the Robot ACEO one, as well as the one with the red rocket ship.

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  119. I don't have a Pintrest account and it wouldn't let me look at the whole board without an account (which has never happened before). But if the "It's a Star Wars" is still available, I would LOVE that one!

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  120. I love Whistlin' Wash!

    I bought a copy of the Beauty and the Beast print you featured in July. Always such great artists on here!

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  121. I love the 'Travel by TARDIS' poster, as well as the Winnie the Pooh/Star Wars mash-ups! But really, anything Doctor Who, or the Toothless would be awesome.

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  122. Large eyes and dragons are trending right now, that's plain to see! Wonderful selections, all. Having looked through the selections on your give-away board, I'm staking my claim to "Whistlin' Wash" Firefly/Steamboat Willy mashup by Ian Leino. That's pretty awesome.

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  123. Whistlin' Wash is fantastic, as is Don't Look Back - and oh, I thought about buying Year of the Snake for my fiancee, who loves Medusa, and I still have a desperate need for that Avengers minimalist popart looking one. But really, I could keep going. You find the most fantastic art.

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  124. I love the girl riding the seahorse! How cool! The art board has so many great pieces! I love the purple mermaid by Myka Jelina! It is really neat! :)

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  125. So much amazing art! My son would love the Doctor Who Silhouette or the Traveling with Tardis prints. The purple mermaid by Myka Jelina is beautiful too!

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  126. I love both "DC Derby Babes" and "Allo is close enough"! But toothless is soo cute too. It is sooo hard to pick just one favorite!
    (may have already commented but it glitches weird whenever I publish my comments the first time)

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  127. "Travel by Tardis" & "Whistlin' Wash" are a couple of my faves. I love the vintage poster style they have. Thanks for being so generous with your give aways!

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  128. It is impossible to pick one! Out of the older ones, I love anything that Jasmine Becket-Griffith did. Out of the newer ones, I'm LOVING the Wookie the Chew prints!!! AWWW! I want to snuggle him!

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  129. I love, love, love the retro style of Rocket to the Moon, but Baby Harley and Wookie the Chew are also calling out to me for the nursery!

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  130. Hello Pony is still there! :D Although I just saw the Fox and Tardis and...my husband and I have a thing for foxes...we have some living near us and we love watching them. It would be hard to decide...

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  131. Joe Martin's bad-ass Leia is still there! Want want want WANT!

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  132. So much cute stuff!! As always, you hurt my checking account with these posts, but I love it!

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  133. Tardis with Believe. I desperately, and I mean desperately, as in I-will-add-you-to-my-Christmas-card-list-and-send-you-and-John-cookies-and-possibily-a-kidney-if-you-ever-need-it desperately want it for my daughter (the biggest Dr. Who fan in the world...seriously). And by the way, your blogs bring me great joy!

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  134. I love the Toothless print on the give away board. I love that cute face

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  135. My Star Wars loving daughter would be so excited to get the Joe Martin Princess Leia!

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  136. That little mermaid one is GORGEOUS.

    My favorites of the olders on the give-away board and tea-time with Wampa and the Tardis with the fox :-)

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  137. I'm still loving that Toothless picture!

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  138. I am in love with "Godzilla in love". It's so super super cute!!!!!! <3

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  139. LOVE that seahorse by Justin Gerard! Seriously considering buying one...I bought a print of that baby kraken you featured a while back for my kids' soon-to-be-underwater-themed bathroom, and I'm trying to figure out now if the style of the seahorse one would clash too much? Hmm....either way, it's gorgeous! (Also, those dragons by Mystic Reflections are adorable!)

    My favorites from your giveaway board (ordered oldest to newest):
    1. The Princess Leia print by Joe Martin
    2. "It's a Star Wars" by Danny Haas
    3. "Hello Pony" by Charles Thurston (my three-year-old's room is all MLP, at her request!)
    4. Sherlock and Watson by Marta Wit
    5. Travel by TARDIS poster by Joshua Graham

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  140. I love all the dragons on this post!

    On the board I have many favorites: the girl with the albino ferret, the mermaid by M. Jelina, "Catwoman", Maleficent and Toothless. I can't decide! So many pretties... :)

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  141. You collect so many great pieces! It's hard to choose just one! I love almost everything on your Giveaway board, but the the 8x10 by Jasmine Becket-Griffith, the other 8x10 by Myka Jelina, and the Super Mario by Melru are my favourites!

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  142. I absolutely adore "Allo is Close Enough" by JoeRocks - so cute!

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  143. Love so many of the art piece...I keep trying :-)
    I would choose Princess Leia by Joe Martin; It's Star Wars Time; Don't look back; Jack Skeleton; or Rocket to the Moon...love so many of them!

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  144. Wow, I love the Little Mermaid piece. From the Art Board: Avengers 11X17 signed print by LocoDuck, aka Michael Duron OR Baby Groot by Bianca Roman-Stumpff

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  145. That's really too bad about Artist Alley, I've always loved your posts about everything you find there. Still, you got some awesome pieces!

    I've had a look at the pinterest board, and the one piece I would LOVE to put up is "It's a Star Wars" by Danny Haas. :)

    - Sarayana

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  146. Those dragons are adorable. Might have to get a set of cards for my mum's next birthday. My favourite piece of art that you have shared recently though is the Tim Burton haunted mansion style portraits. I was massively bummed to see they has sold out but then I started going through some of the sites other pieces. This may be bad for my bank balance.

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  147. My favorites are Bored Sherlock and Travel by Tardis, though it's all amazing!

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  148. Yay! I have loved and longed for "Whistlin' Wash" by Ian Leino and "Cake in a Cup" by Katie Cook for a very long time! I would be thrilled to adopt one from you. Of course, you will have visiting rights anytime!
    Hugs, Dee

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  149. I adore the "It's a Star Wars" print. I know just the spot for it!

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  150. Hi Jen! I love a bunch of your older art pieces on the giveaway board, especially "Wonder Woman" by Erica Taguchi-Newton. I'm a chronically-ill 20-something and I often look at that painting and imagine being Wonder Woman. She looks so peaceful! Can I imagine my wheelchair is actually an invisible plane?

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  151. I've been eyeing the "Travel by Tardis" poster for quite awhile :) I want my reader's workshop in my classroom to be travel-themed with a geeky twist and it ties both ideas together perfectly!

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  152. I love all the Katie Cook pieces that you have on the board, but of course James Hance is always awesome!

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  153. girl on a swing by a tree with the tardis!! ahh sooo freaking fantastic, and those little dragons??adorable! That mushroom dragon was amazing! I think i'm having an art overload, soo much awesome stuff. I NEED ALL THE STUFF!!
    http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/77/ed/e2/77ede2bb55690501c53a569c3dde0b40.jpg

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  154. I can't decide if I'd get Hannah Lynn's Spring Fish or the DC Derby babes for my sister, or get one of the Leias for myself. Actually there are more I'd love to have, including several I know my boys would like, but I don't want to sound too greedy. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  155. I know it's not one of your older pieces but I love, love, love, the Toothless piece by Nathan Szerdy! So, I'll raise my hand hopefully once more. =) Thank you again for doing these giveaways. It's so much fun to see all of the awesome art that you collect and spread to the community.

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  156. I'm still loving the "It's a Star Wars" poster!

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  157. "Allo is close enough" by Joe Rock is adorable!! I love it!! :) And any by James Hance - love, love love!

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  158. The Tardis travel poster!!! I have my sister-in-law for Christmas this year, and she loooooves Dr Who.

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  159. I love the "Whistlin' Wash" print! It's Disney, Firefly, Sci-Fi, and adorableness all put together! Plus, when we're gaming my boyfriend and I joke about how I'm Wash and he's Zoe--because I prefer flying and he prefers guns--so it's got that extra special place in my heart.

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  160. Sure hope my comment gets posted this time. Love the art give-aways. Maureen S.

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  161. I love Katie Cook's art so much! Just adorable!!

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  162. OMG! Those cute dragons are the best, and the Tenth Doctor dragon just made me squeal! Also, I love all the Katie Cook ACEOs, especially the Robot and the Godzilla in love. They are adorable. The Princess Leia by Joe Martin is also pretty awesome. Finally, I'm not sure how long they have been on there, but the set of four TMNT paintings takes me back to my childhood when my brother and I would pretend we were teenage mutant ninja turtles.

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  163. It would be very hard to pick a favourite out of all your wonderful art, but I do love the 8x10 by Jasmine Becket-Griffith with the blue hair.

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  164. One piece that I am really surprised is still left and wasn't snatched up the first week it was put on the board is the "Its a Star Wars" piece. I must say I really love that you do the art board and brings these artists to the attention of your readers, and that you give pieces away is just beyond cool. I turned 30 this year and got my first piece of "geek" art (it is Doctor Who themed). As someone who had a late in life realization that I really enjoy "geeky" things, I appreciate that your monthly art roundup posts are a great example that you can share and showcase these things we are passionate about in a fine art way.

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  165. star wars by danny haas
    WHObacca
    tardis with fox
    tardis silhouette "believe"
    leia with R2

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  166. I love so many of the prints you just shared! Especially The Little Mermaid one. Wowza! One of these times I *know* I'm going to be picked. =D As to old stuff, so much of it is awesome! If I picked an older print, it'd be Dr. Who Silhoutte (for a family member), The Avengers (for a different family member), Rocket to the Moon (for yet another family member), and Toothless (for me. LOL!).

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  167. The Star Wars, by Alex Asfour. I can totally see my Darth-Vader-all-year-long son geeking out about me putting this on his wall.
    You make me want to move to Florida. :)

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  168. Honestly, I'd be happy with anything from that board, but I can't believe that the Katie Cook original robot is still available! (And my "runners up" would be the incredibly cute orange monster by Bianca Roman-Stumpff and "Whistlin' Wash" by Ian Leino.) Pick me! Pick me!!

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  169. I'm still loving the Princess Leia cameo :) I love the little dragon reading too... describes me as a child!

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  170. Loving the diva from the fifth element! And the Queen of Hearts! :)
    Need that pumpkin ornament... Need, Jen. NEEEEED.
    I've seen the Little Mermaid painting by Keri Ruediger before. Absolutely wonderful! She's pretty stinkin' amazing. The Wizard of Oz is pretty perfect as well.

    I can't believe no one has snatched up your "It's a Star Wars"!! I love that print!!
    And anything by Jasmine Becket-Griffith! Her prints are breathtaking.

    --Piper P from Washington State.

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  171. From the Newer ones I just love Wookie-the-chew and Toothless

    But my favourites are already a bit older and still available *cheer*
    The style of the Chinese Zodiac Sign and of Mike and Sully are so beautiful!

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  172. My favorites are the Robot ACEO, the Rocket To The Moon, and the Doctor Who/What Does the Fox Say :)

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  173. I love "It's a Star Wars" and "Rocket to the Moon" and "Dogtor Who"!

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  174. godzilla in love or chewie & c3po, please! i have long admired katie cook's artwork!

    beckyz
    becky at vfgusa dot com

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  175. I'm a little bit in love with the believe girl and the tardis. Failing that you can't beat a silhouette of Matt Smith :)

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  176. Oh! I love that Rainbow Brite too!! Makes me so nostalgic for the cartoons of the 80s. It really is too bad that there aren't smaller prints available! Okay - so as much as I would love one of the newer items you've added (Baby Groot is just too cute! And I already have a print of Pooh and Piglet walking down a (summer) path so how awesome would it be to add the winter one of Chewie and R2 next to it??), I have been eyeballing 'It's a Star Wars' since it went up and can't believe no one else has grabbed it yet! That and I would love the Batman and Batgirl Mini's - I really want to think up some way to frame them and use them in our house as a his-and-hers type of thing :) Maybe with awesome hooks under the frames for our keys (which hang for all to see due to the layout of our house)?? Anyway - thanks for the chance!!

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  177. I would LOVE the Hello Ponies! Thanks for the Art Round-up Jenn, I always enjoy :)

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  178. Thank you! I love the 'Travel by Tardis' by Joshua Graham! Pleasepleasepleaseplease!

    Or

    I'm sure my daughter would go nuts for the Elsa print by Christie Cox......

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  179. Shelley in So. IllinoisSeptember 22, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    I had to give up on Pinterest because beautiful looking chocolate-y food makes me hungry. But the rocket print would be perfect in my boys' room. Pick me!

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  180. It's a Star Wars.... It's the perfect piece for Darth Maryn.

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  181. Oh, my goodness! I have to choose?! Well, here are my favorites (I don't know what I'll do if actually selected!):
    "It's a Star Wars" by Danny Haas
    "Avengers" by LocoDuck
    "Marvel Character Roundup" by Nathan Szerdy
    "Avengers" by Alex Asfour
    "Toothless" by Nathan Szerdy

    You are a beautiful person, Jen! Rock on!

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  182. Sherri Antal sherriant@hotmail.comSeptember 22, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    I still love the "Hello Pony"! It would look perfect in my brand new first granddaughters room! I was looking for Sleeping Beauty, since her name is Aurora, but I love the ponies!

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  183. What great finds! I love all the things you posted (that mushroom dragon is wonderful) but from your board I really like the Wookie the Chew set A from James Hance. And the alien vs predator from Bianca Roman-Stumpff is probably my favorite. But I can't pass up a dragon in a Jayne Cobb hat, either! So many great things! Thank you for sharing!

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  184. I love the Chewie and C3P0, and the robot ACEOS by Katie Cook. In the new stuff I LOVE all of the James Hance. Too cool.

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  185. I love the Joshua Graham Doctor Who posters. Not sure which I like better, the Fox or the Tardis travel poster. Very hard call.

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  186. The TARDIS Believe makes so much sense to me. And any of the Katie Cook ACEO's. And...comment, comment, comment!

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  187. You always choose the most awesome stuff and my Etsy favorites list continues to grow exponentially...
    Some of my favorites on the art board are:
    "Don't Look Back" 6X9.5 (printed on 8X10) signed print by Brian Demeter (I've always loved Batman. :) )
    ""Catwoman" by Mike Maihack, signed 8X10 print"

    So pretty much any of your Batman related prints I'd love to have. :) :)

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  188. I love the 'Travel by Tardis' print!

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  189. I would LOVE to have the Sherlock and Watson set over my desk. I have to do a lot of hard core thinking to do there (mathematician) and the absolute brilliance of that duo is very motivating. Also, thanks for what you do with the giveaway board. I have participated almost every time. Never won (yet ;-) ), which isn't surprising considering how many folks post here when there is giveaway time.

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  190. Travel by Tardis, is first, with the Sherlock and Holmes prints coming in at a screamingly close second.... As always you have opened up my Art world a little wider again. I say "Thanks!". My bank account says "Bad Jen!"..

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  191. We have been following jasmine for a couple years now since she comes to the Ren Fest in KC. Love all these! It's like a mini art show every month!

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  192. I've been drooling over the Shiny Symphonies poster (which I will break down and buy. Soon. Unless I win it here). Or the Robot ACEO art. Both are inspirations for how I'm decorating my den.

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