Tucson Comic Con 2013 TARDIS Exclusive

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Tucson Comic Con 2013 TARDIS Exclusive

One day in early November, 2013, a mysterious blue box appeared in the desert just outside of Tucson, Arizona. It had the look of an old-fashioned British police box, and out of it, stepped a man… or at least, I think he was a man. He talked in a very strange way, but seemed to guess that something was going on. Everyone else had scoffed when we said something was… odd about the cacti in the area, but he just smiled and said, “Allons-y!”

I’m very pleased to announce this! I was approached by the AZ TARDIS Southern Chapter to do a piece of artwork for a Tucson Comic Con 2013 exclusive. This is a limited edition 11″ x 17″ print, and only 51 copies, signed and hand-numbered by myself, will ever be sold. They are $20 each, and 50% of each sale goes directly to the charities the AZ TARDIS group works with, benefiting children’s diabetes research and lymphoma cancer research.

This print will be available both at the Red Nebula Studios table and at the AZ TARDIS table. We hope to see you there!

Arizona Fence Lizards

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Arizona Fence Lizards

If you live in the American southwest, you’re probably used to seeing all kinds of reptiles sunning themselves on fences. Just don’t startle the big ones – they’ve been known to cause property damage, if only accidentally! Come to think of it, I’d better check and make sure our insurance covers acts of big, lazy fence dragons…

In any case, this is our official exclusive for Phoenix Comicon 2013, which is coming up Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd – 26th. This year, they introduced guidelines for exclusives, so the quality (and rarity) of official exclusives will be even better this year than it has been in the past. We just got the prints done, a limited run of 100 copies, 11″ x 17″, each one signed and hand-numbered. If you happen to be at the show, drop by booth #697 to pick one up!

If you have a chance to get to Phoenix Comicon, I definitely recommend it! It is an amazing show, attracting some really great guests (they’re having an all-out Babylon 5-a-thon this year), and we’re ridiculously excited about it.

Spiny Desert Drake

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Spiny Desert Drake

Meet the spiny desert drake, the aptly named dragon native to the Arizona desert. This continues my trend of creating draconic species indigenous to the location of the convention where their print is being sold as an exclusive.

This beautiful fellow was sold only at Phoenix Comicon 2012. We had 100 11″ x 17″ copies, all signed and hand-numbered, and we sold every last one! It was great – he was very well received.

He’s patterned after a number of local desert dwellers. His spiky scales are reminiscent of horned toads, his patterning like that of many of our lizards and snakes. He perches lightly atop a saguaro cactus arm, like many hawks here do while hunting. He has the mischievous fearlessness of a coyote, and the curiosity and territorial instincts of a cactus wren.