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New Art – Tesla!

Tesla Painting
Tesla, oil on panel, 16×20

Tesla painted for my close friend Chip.

Tesla

Nikola Tesla 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer,physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.[7]

Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before emigrating to the United States in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison in New York City. He soon struck out on his own with financial backers, setting up laboratories and companies to develop a range of electrical devices. His patented AC induction motor and transformer were licensed by George Westinghouse, who also hired Tesla for a short time as a consultant. His work in the formative years of electric power development was involved in a corporate alternating current/direct current “War of Currents” as well as various patent battles.

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New Ink Art!

Here are some illustrations I did for the “Of Gods and Heroes” RPG system!

The Sorceress, ink on paper 9×12
Braving the Western Seas, ink on paper, 9×122
The Game, Ink on paper, 9×12
Octofight!, Ink on paper, 9×12

Back from Midsouthcon 32

Wow what a weekend. I am still trying to recover.

This last weekend Paul and I were the artist Guests of Honor at Midsouthcon 32. This was pretty significant because Midsouthcon was the first convention we ever attended. Back in 2004, we decided to attend because artist Todd Lockwood was the GoH. We had no idea what else would happen at that show.

What happened was we had found a new home. Back then the staff welcomed the two crazy brothers who sold elf ears and painted funny pictures into the fold and they never let us out. The served free beer and as many cheese puffs that we could consume. We stumbled into the game room and a couple of guys invited us to play a weird game called Munchkin (and would later invite us to their own convention of Hypericon – thanks Todd and Darrell ). We met so many people, sold some art, and enjoyed every part of the convention.

We have not missed a year since.

Paul and I have grown in our art careers since then and our adventures take us all over the states, but when the MSC crew asked us to be Guests of Honor, we couldn’t believe it. And on the 10 year mark – its like they planned it!

We knew the weekend would be fun, but it was more than that. It was a time of sharing stories, smiles and laughs, some booze and maybe even a karaoke song or two. It was a great weekend, and even though my body is still tired, my soul has been replenished.

I want to thank everyone on the crew, you made us all feel special. Danny, Carlin thank you for heading up everything, Eric thank you for being my Lita, Kelly thanks for setting up all the great panels, Jane,Barbara and Bonnie thanks for all your help in the art show. Everyone I shared a panel with – thank you for all the stories and sharing the table with me.  Sylvia thank you for making sure Laura and I had some great food even though we are silly vegetarians.

I know I am missing so many names, but I really loved this weekend and every one of you helped make it that way.

Thanks so much,

Mike