Charmy’s Army – August 14, 2017

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WHERE DID THIS IDEA COME FROM?

I am so glad you asked. So I was on vacation last month in Gulf Shores. My son spent the summer as an intern at Coca-Cola in Atlanta, staying with my brother-in-law who also happens to work at Coca-cola. We all found Gulf Shores, Alabama as a great halfway point… so we booked a beach house and had an amazingly fun weekend.

I love my in-laws. They are amazing. Spending time with my brother-in-law Danny and his wife and two sons was special because I never get to see them anymore. Houston and Atlanta is a world away.

So we had lunch at a little restaurant called “The Diner”. Stupid name, yes… great food?… Yes! So my nephew Tyler orders a hamburger not reading the description and is brought out a towering burger that was larger than his head. It was a sight to behold. I think if he had eaten the entire thing in 20 minutes our meals were free. Of course he couldn’t eat the entire thing. If he had eaten it, I do not think the go carts would have been a goos a=idea afterwards. Oh wait… we didn’t do the go carts after all though… Yeah, he should have eaten it all.

So at the table, as I watch poor Tyler do his best to eat this high rise hamburger, I thought up this strip. Luckily I always keep a tablet in my car so I jotted down the idea after we ate. If I had not written it down, I would have forgotten the gag. Gags just vanish if I do not write them down.

So there you have it! A comic strip based on real life events!!!! How often does THAT happen in Garfield or Pearls Before Swine. Those cartoonists just make up stuff. I actually LIVE my comic strip!!!!!

– Davy

 

 

Charmy’s Army – August 7, 2017

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THE DUST HAS SETTLED!

I wish to thank everyone who came out to Bell County Comic Con this past weekend. The dust has settled, the crowds are long gone and the 4 hour trip home has been driven. I am home, reflecting…., and all I can do is grin ear to ear! I am so Blessed by God to have vended at Bell County Comic Con. This show was unlike anything I have been a part of. Simply an jaw dropping weekend.

My goal at EVERY show is to make sure the attendees are happy. I am the one who is setup to entertain them. I work the crowd at every show as I demo my drawing technique and inspire others to follow their dreams. This show was different. I was doing my “thing”, lighting up the crowd as I do… but the love I got back from the attendees was overwhelming. People were taking pictures with me left and right. They were grabbing up prints and my original art as if they were candy. I signed so many programs… and since I was not IN the program, I drew a little Charmy for them… no charge… I was so happy to return the joy they were giving me.

I was a rock star. At least, I felt like a rock star.

Thank you Bell County Comic Con!

This is one show that I will be back for.  Next year I will be back with new prints, new buttons and TONS of amazing, original art.

 

WHAT’S NEXT?

Austin, Texas  –  September 9 – 10, 2017
You thought Bell County was amazing? Staple! will be awesome. Tons of small press authors and artists. It is a show with tons of up and coming icons.
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