Keystone!!!

After 3 exhausting fulfilling days at Keystone Comic Con, my new BFCPF (Bestest Friend Comic Pal Forever! Lol) Dan Fraga Basically he sat at his artist table next to mine for 9 hours a day for 3 days, (and I’m VERY loud, and VERY over the top enthusiastic with EVERYONE walking in front of my table) co-presented 2 family workshop panels, and still had the fortitude to have dinner each night with me. Dan is hilarious irreverent and so darn polite to every service individual!

On Saturday Genese Elisabeth Davis and Jack Moore and Patricia moore co-hosted a wonder NASA PANEL: “Visualizing the Unimaginable!”

Keystone Comic Con!!!!

I’m back in Philadelphia at Keystone Comic Con! Come on in out of the rain and have some FUN! I’m teaching Family Workshop s everyday at 12:30 and 3:00 in Panel rooms 109A and B. On Saturday I’m also a guest panelist on NASA Artist Jack Moore NASA Panel “Visualizing the unimaginable!”, then on Sunday I’m joining Dan Fraga to present, “is your child a Doodle Dojo?! I sure wish Ninja Doodler fellow collaborator Sam Ellis was here!

Get ready for Florence and Keystone Comic Con

As Hurricane Florence sets its’ sites on the East Coast, the
Mark Kistler Team would like to send our support to you. After hurricane Harvey in Houston and Lane in Hawaii we understand and support you all. If you need a place to escape to, come visit me up in Philadelphia, PA!
www.markkistler.com

More Pencil Commissions, did I mention I LOVE Pencil Commissions?!

Thank YOU ANNA for this FUN Pencil Commission! And for sharing your story of your sis Krista, and our Barbie Photo in loving memory of her! I’m so glad you both used to watch my TV shows together! Thanks for our crybaby session! I needed a good cry! She is WORTH years of tears my dear!

 

 

 

 

 

Can YOU guess what is the name in the Original Pencil Sketch Commission? Thank You Travis for this FUN commission!

Want YOUR name in a “Secret City/Imagination Station Theme?”

Pencil Commission!

Thanks Kenneth Javier for this fun pencil commission! Appreciate your support!

Douglas DeVore and Maria Garcia your original pencil drawings are next👍

Message me if you are interested in your very own Original Pencil Commission!

 

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Hurricane Lane and Me…

Well the governor of Hawaii and the Mayor of Honolulu declare an emergency, open shelters, and warn citizens that can not evacuate to be prepared to shelter in place for up to 14 days, I figured…🤔. Perhaps I’ll evacuate. I lived the aftermath oh Hurricane Harvey, once is more than enough. So I get up at 5am, wasn’t sleeping anyway. Call United Airlines and confirm a seat on the last flight to Houston tonight at 8pm. I Pack up my little cool Airbnb and get to airport 10 hours early thinking I’ll go standby on an earlier flight. As soon as I check my 3 x 70 pound Comic Con bags to Houston, I get a text from Ken, ”COME TO CHICAGO WIZARD WORLD DUDE!”…🤔not a bad idea, I’m already packed, even though I flew 3,892 miles to miss the Hawaii Comic Con, I DID get to spend one fantastic day of exploring and go to an awesome traditional Hawaiian Luao! The crazy thing is I just flew out of Chicago Monday after a weekend with Robert Neustadt at the the central Wisconsin “Larryfest” Blue Grass festival! So I text Peter Katz of Wizard World, “Hey I’m evacuating from Hawaii Comic Con, you have any room for me at your Chicago Comic Con?” His response was really cool, “we will MAKE room for you, anytime!”. I smile at the text and ponder the circle of positive Karma, and promptly go back to the ticket counter with my slight change of plans. 4 hours later, I’m booked to fly Honulu, Houston, Chicago with have all my bags retrieved and Re-tagged. With 3 hours until my flight I figured I’d try an authentic Hawaiian sushi dish, “The Spam Roll!”. I’ve been hearing about it and seeing it everywhere (gas station, 7/11, hotel) I figured “when in Rome”. I sit at the airport sushi bar and order this $12 roll. Yes it tasted like cooked spam. Spam doesn’t belong in Sushi.

Have You ever start reading a FB post and wonder, “How do these people have TIME to write such loooooong detailed tedious yet interesting posts!?”

This is one of those moments, and the answer is either 1. Trying to fill the 7-hour wait at the airport while attempting to escape a natural disaster, or 2. Killing time at the dentist office waiting for the shot of novacain to kick in…yes this really did happen to me last Wednesday in Portland Oregon.

Portland? You say. Yes, one week ago I was chillin with Levi and Angela Darnell (VFW Post 1442!) take a look at the wonderful certificate they awarded me with, a few FB posts back. At times like today, I do have a difficult time keeping track of where I am, and where I’m heading. In the past few months I’ve been teaching my Art at Lake Tahoe with Douglas DeVore, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Houston, Alburqurque, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Carlsbad CALifornia, Charlevoix Michigan, Portland Oregon, Wisconsin, Chicago, Hawaii and now BACK to Chicago! When I texted Robert and Lois to prepare for my imminent return to their guest bedroom, their response, “Now we can go see HAMILTON!”

My Birthday is Monday, I’ll be 55 years old, and I can’t imagine a better way to spend it then seeing a great musical in Chicago with dear friends.

I wish all of my fellow citizens in Hawaii a safe few days ahead, I hope Lane turns far south and you all stay dry!