Category Archives: Brushes with Greatness

Pictures of me with celebrities.

Ali Saddiq

I saw Ali either this Spring or last year at Moontower Comedyfest. He was part of a showcase and I was really impressed on how he stood out from the others. Firstly, he took a seat. Secondly, he was less … Continue reading

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Jake Johannsen 2 (really 3)

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Jake came to Austin way back around August (8/25/18 to be exact) but my Brushes with Greatness got backed up for the remainder of the year due to it being an avalanche of awesomeness! He is worth mentioning because … Continue reading

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Doug Jones

My final GACC Brush that I’m finally getting done because I’m going to Wizard World next week and I really, really don’t need the backlog in this department. I did save the best for last, Doug Jones! You won’t recognize him … Continue reading

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Melody Anderson & Sam Jones

I got to meet Dale and Flash together! Well, as above, their real names of the stars from what will always be an underrated movie that should’ve had sequels. They were guests at GACC (almost done). Since I have met … Continue reading

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Cynthia Cranz

Cynthia came to GACC with a small cadre of voice actors who specialize in Anime, often they provide the English-speaking voices for the characters. She plays one of my favorites, Mitzi, the exhausted, put-upon mother from Shin-chan Crayon. If you’re not … Continue reading

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David X Cohen

In honor of Disenchantment making its debut this weekend on Netflix, here’s the finale to my attendance at the Futurama celebration at ATX Fest, meeting the co-creator and show runner, David X Cohen. His real middle initial is S but he changed … Continue reading

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Tony Todd

Next up from my fun time at GACC, meeting actor Tony Todd! Tony is a staple in numerous Sci-Fi TV shows (Stargate, Babylon 5, The Flash) but he’s probably best known to the general public as titular character in the Candyman … Continue reading

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Howard Chaykin and his contribution to Star Wars

First major guest I met and bought a commission from was Howard Chaykin. He’s been illustrating comics since at least the Seventies, when I first saw his work. His biggest, most famous material everyone would recognize is Star Wars in 1977 … Continue reading

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Greater Austin Comic Con, the first one

Wizworld got moved up to September this year, another chance to meet someone who played The Doctor and Henry Winkler, the Fonz, ayyyyyyyyyY! I know I’m going. Meanwhile, a new comic book convention started this year at the Cedar Park … Continue reading

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Futurama: Part Two, the autographs with a surprise

After the table reading, I went out to get the autographs of the cast. Since Futurama‘s characters have all appeared on The Simpsons (“Simpsonarama”), I asked them to sign these shoes to join the great company I already have on them (namely, … Continue reading

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Futurama table read and meeting them!

Most of Futurama‘s principal cast came to Austin to do a live table read (“The Six Million Dollar Mon”) which in turn was to promote Hulu and SyFy being the new networks to carry the beloved program. They did the read … Continue reading

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Nada Surf 2018 (Let Go anniversary tour)

First of many digging out stories and despite this concert being almost two months ago, I still think it’s relevant; bands doing anniversary tours has been a thing lately. For me, if it’s Nada Surf, I’m there because The Stars are … Continue reading

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Greg Gorden

I was able to be one for two at this year’s Chupacabracon by meeting a Roleplaying Game legend Greg Gorden! He designed many games (TORG, Earthdawn) but my absolute is DC Superheroes published by Mayfair from 1985-199? Despite Champions being … Continue reading

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Arden Myrin

My last Brush for Moontower 2018. Sorry it’s late but I was very, very tired Friday thanks to a very exhausting Thursday. It was awesome to finally get a picture with Arden! She is the other half of The Tinkle … Continue reading

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Tom Rhodes

It’s actually my second time meeting Tom. The amazing part is that he remembered our meeting at the first Moontower Fest at Dana Gould’s showcase! Most of you will recognize him from the Nineties when his hair was longer too. … Continue reading

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