Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Right Way to Eat a Raw Oyster | Vanity Fair

I love oysters and could eat them everyday. I tried the little meaty morsels of heaven for the first time with my sisterat Shaw's Crab House in Chicago. We were terrified, but determined, to taste the slimy, raw critters . Once we forced ourselves, at the same time, to try little slivers we'd sliced off, our frowns blossomed into smiles of joy. We couldn't get enough to them after that and have enjoyed them every since.

Here's a great article by Jessica Flint on...
The Right Way to Eat a Raw Oyster | Vanity Fair

Monday, July 28, 2014

Comic Con 2014 July 26

I had a blast at Comic Con this year. I met so many cool people. The costumes were great.

For once, I decided to plan ahead for next year and book my hotel now. ALL OF THE DOWNTOWN HOTELS ARE SOLD OUT FOR COMIC CON 2015. I think the Grand Hyatt Manchester had rooms for $700+++ per night. I guess next year I'll be on the bus and trolley again. But hey, it's a year away. Anything and everything can change in a year.

Here are some highlights:

Samurai of the Rose... 

Scarecrow passing through

La Rose hanging with Young Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia

Take no prisoners!

Doctor Octopus

To be Silver and Surfin. Oooo Wee!


Joker's security holding things down

Kill em Sheriff

La Rose & Super Fro 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Comic Con 2014 July 26th

Another exciting day where our innermost dreams and fantasies are realized! I had a ton of fun, meeting other interesting artists, dreamers, and those who appreciated us. So many photographers! I think I could do the Red Carpet.

I enjoyed one celebrity sighting, at least one of the folks around me told me he was a celeb, an actor from XMen, but I don't know who. In any case, he wasn't very interested in being photographed; he allowed a few and then announced he was with his wife and had to go. Focused on being with family and attending an event at the Hardrock; his dismissal of the fans was a little disappointing, but understandable.

Here are some of the highlights of my day. If you want to see the full album, please visit my page on Picasa.

I hoped to see one my pals from Oz. The Rose and her Scarecrow. Or Dorothy. Dorothy Jones a Jazz Age Trip Through Oz.

The Rose and Jules of Pulp Fiction.

I think he has everything under control

Hanging with the Joker and his Jester

No Mssrs Storm Troopers, I haven't been dropping petals

Dangit! Pulled over again.

Ariel and La Rose at Dick's Last Resort in the Gas Lamp. I had a great time there. The Catfish is excellent, although they only gave three pieces. But good Stella on tap. I'm going back!

La Rose and Storm. She was fabulous!!!

Captain America, reflecting upon what must be done for the Nation.

I loved her costume!

La Rose and the Tin Buccaneers!

Superman showing Wonder Woman what's up. :-)
Today is my last hurrah at Comic Con until 2015. I need tips on how to winter my roses over the barren unfabulous days until next July. Back to Kansas, the land of ornery spreadsheets and calendars.

Friday, July 25, 2014

ComicCon 2014 Thursday July 24th

I love this time of the year. Most people have Halloween; I have Comic Con. Although I haven't scored passes for two years, it's still good to just go and hang out. Here are some highlights from my first day.

The Rose leaving her garden for ComicCon!!!


ComicCon 2014 Gaslamp looking towards the Convention Center

The Rose and a Knight

Ghost Busters! You should have seen the interior, tons of Techie stuff! They've upgraded since back in the day.

Trolley Ride Home

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Comic Con 2014

Yay it's almost here!!! I'm still working on my costume. Gee whiz, I'm pooped before the conference even starts. I'll be sure to post the photos.

While at ComicCon, I will be promoting my new book, La Rose, Book III Le Baton Chronicles, to be released on Kindle as of August 31, 2014.

In Book III, Julian Charles Chamberie's supernatural journey continues when he visits La Rose Plantation in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana with his Great-Grandmother Lela Chevalier Roberts, where he confronts the demons and heartbreak of his incarnation as Augustus Chevalier, eternally tormenting his soul.

See you at Comic Con. Be sure to say hello to the Lady with roses in her hair.