I managed to restrain myself pretty well this year, so I only bought, um, six pieces of art. o.0 First up, these Star Wars prints by Joe Martin:
C'mon. LOOK AT THEM. Kind of a fun, graffiti-like style, right? The prints were only $15 for three, and then Joe threw in a fourth for free when he saw I couldn't make up my mind. WOOT!
Right now you can only buy these from Joe in person, although he has a few prints of other pieces available on deviantART. However, I actually bought Leia specifically to add to my give-away board, so if you like her, be sure to comment! She's an 8.5X11 print and signed by Joe on the bottom in metallic ink.
Next I commissioned Kate Carleton to draw me a Doodlez sketch of the worm from Labyrinth, because for only $15 WHY WOULD YOU NOT, amirite? This is her Doodlez style:
And here's my new worm!
I know it's a little hard to tell that's his nose, but that hair flip kills me. :D
And finally, I got these TMNT stickers from Mike Victa for $10:
The stickers are each about 3 inches tall, so I plan to frame them all together. They're not signed anywhere, so it actually took me a good 20 minutes to track Mike down through the MegaCon website. As far as I can tell he doesn't have any kind of online store, which is a shame; his dragon art is also supah cute.
Though we didn't buy it, John and I were sorely tempted by the original of this creepy cute Vader:
"Frenemies," by Diane Romero (Prints start at $12 for an 8X10)
And I lingered over this one a while, too:
Steampunk Octopus Dance, $10 by Kellee Art
I don't see it for sale, but Kellee also has this lovely steampunk Alice in her deviantArt gallery:
The Silver Doe, $40 for a 13X9 print
She has a bunch of great Harry Potter art like this, some stunning watercolor fairies, and adorable retro pinups like this one:
LadyBugs: Amelady, $20 for 8.5X11 print
Teresa G. found this bit of nostalgia-laced sweetness:
"Growing Up Geek," 8X10 print $20
You know how some art you want on your wall, and some art you want on your t-shirt? Well, I want this on a t-shirt:
Ghostmuppers! Haha! It's by Kenny Durkin, who has lots more Muppet mash-ups in his DeviantArt gallery.
Here's my other favorite:
And I'm in luck, because this one IS available as a shirt over on Redbubble! Woohoo! (I may have to buy the Swedish Chef one for John, too.)
And finally, Mary B. found the most powerful Harry Potter fan-fiction(?) art I've ever seen. It's called "In Another Life: Wake Up," but I think I agree with Mary's title: "Snape's Heaven." I should warn you, though: it only confused John, who is an ÜBER Potter geek, and then he argued with me about eye color, and then I accused him of over-thinking it, and, well, just see what you think:
By Lily-Fox on DeviantArt. Hit the link to read her thoughts behind the piece, or you can buy a print at her Etsy store for $18.
[The give-away has ended, and the winner is Tracy W.! Congrats, Tracy, and please e-mail me your mailing address and choice of art!]
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