Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Two-Front Page Photos in Two Days!

Five Star creator Larry Blake was on the front page of The Athens News yesterday. Well, today Terence Hanley matched him with a front-page photo on The Athens Messenger! The article is called "Ratha Con: Twice the Faces Seen at Year Two," and the writer and photographer on the story is Arian Smedley, who interviewed Terence and featured him in her article. Larry Blake and Gary Gibeaut are in the background of the photo. In the foreground are Terence Hanley and the Flatwoods Monster (but we're not sure which is which). The web version of Ms. Smedley's article is called "Ratha Con Doubles Attendance in Its Second Year." You can read it by clicking here.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Larry Blake: Front Page News!

On Saturday, Larry Blake was at the second Ratha Con, Athens' annual pop-culture convention, and his appearance landed him on the front page of today's Athens News. The convention took place this weekend, on May 11, 2013, in the gymnasium at the Athens Community Center. As always, Larry had his original art and hand-colored prints available for purchase. In the front-page photo of The Athens News, Larry is surrounded by some of his work, including drawings of The Ramones, The Runaways, and Gene Simmons of KISS. Larry also had drawings of everyone's favorite superheroes and TV stars. The photo was taken by Kate Munsch, and the accompanying article, "For One Day, Aliens, Trolls, Zombies Take Over A-Town," is by Cotrell Loftin. (The headline on the front page and on the web version of the article is "Ratha Con Suspends Local Space-Time Continuum.") You can see Larry's picture and read about the convention by clicking here.

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