Monday, August 09, 2010

A Very Special Boy and His Wookie 8-9-10

Today's strip is a memorial to Katie Johnson. I had detailed some of her story on my blog sometime last year. She is the darling who inspired pink astromech droid R2-KT. You can read more about her  on her site . Today is the 5th anniversary of her passing and I thought it only fitting to pay her tribute. Through her, and the amazing little droid that encompasses her legacy, many children, friends, fans,  and families have found happiness and hope.
It's also a bittersweet farewell to my little girls who will be returning home to Texas tomorrow. I'll miss them so, but just as the thoughts of Katie continue to bring a smile to her daddy's face, so to will the summer memories we built bring a smile to mine. Cheers R2 (Katie) I look forward to meeting you this Sunday at CV!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Star Wars Celebration V

I have to admit, I was a little bummed that they chose so few of the hundreds of Star Wars artists out there to attend the show in an official capacity. I was really looking forward to an invite, as were many other artists, especially since I had been invited to Star Wars Celebration Japan. The Orange county convention center is certainly large enough to hold a lot more of us Star Wars artists. Plus I had some great ideas for prints.
But alas, I will still be there. 
Sadly, most of the time the show is going on, I will be busy returning my little ewoks home to Texas. So the only day I will be in attendance at the show is Sunday. The good news is, if anyone is looking to meet me, I'll have a spot. 
From 12 - 2 pm you can find Michael "locoduck" Duron hanging out at the SWGFA booth #1520. (along the same row as the Hasbro booth) I'll be drawing black and white Star Wars themed caricatures, and I'll have some goodies to give away. I'm going to have a limited print of sort to give away as well.  And if anyone spots me throughout the show and says they read this, I'll hook you up with a special freebie as well. 
Anyway, I am really looking forward to the show. Can't wait to see many of you there.

BTW If you happen to wander into the 501st room, be sure to say hi to R2KT for me, and check out the cool Locoduck artwork on her banner.

Monday, August 02, 2010

A Boy and His Wookiee 8-3-10

Here is this week's strip. I know I had said every Tuesday and Thursday, but right now, many things are slowing that development. But hey a strip a week is better than nothing right?
Tomorrow, some news about Celebration V!