Handmade Holidays: Star Wars

The gift-giving season has come upon us so fast and it is hard to believe that Christmas is just right around the corner. Here at Radical Geekery we are all about handmade artisan gift-giving and we wanted to share some of our favorites this year. Check these fabulous pieces out and perhaps pick up a few for this years gift-giving holidays.

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Star Wars Princess Leia Pinup Series by Ant Lucia

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Quilled Paper Stormtrooper from Alia Syed

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R2D2 Cooking Apron from Haute Mess Threads

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Yoda Birthday Card by Sweet Geek

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Rougue Squadron Print by Andrew Heath

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Star Wars Rebel Alliance Tree Skirt by Nasakat

Most of these items you can find on Etsy, and for a full-list of my favorite Star Wars-inspired gifts, you can check out my treasury list here. If you have any other fun gifts that you think should be included on my treasury list, link them below!


Devil’s Panties Review

Not being one who is typically into graphic novels or comic books (save the Wolverine Origins series), I was a bit skeptical when I saw a coupon for this graphic novel in my goodie bag for Emerald City Comic Con. But, I decided, to check the vendor out, it being my first convention.  Note: Always visit the booths that give you coupons — it’s well worth it!

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During the weekend, I kept searching for her booth (it was so easy to get lost in the Washington State Convention Center), and by Sunday, I finally made it. Little did I realize that she would actually be there and now I wish I actually would have said something when she signed my copy.

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The Devil’s Panties IS not pornography as the main character of this comic strip assures us humorously, but is actually a collection of stories and events from Jennie Breeden’s life. And if you are a nerdy feminist young adult (like I am) her experiences will resonate with you. Here are a couple of my favorites strips:

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This whole series really resonated with me and I found myself nodding and laughing at almost every line that was written. I am super excited for next years convention so that I can meet her in person and actually talk to her this time about her experiences. If you want to check her comics out you can see them here, and also follow her on Facebook, and Twitter.

Is there a webcomic that you are just dying for someone else to read? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!

Emerald City Comic Con 2013: Loot Edition

As with any nerd, we are always on the search for new loot — and Emerald City Comic Con was no exception for me.

This was my first year exploring the floor, seeing artist alley and checking out the super geeky merchandise.

Here are a few of the items I was able to bring back in my Bag Of Holding.

1. Companion Cube Soap (DigitalSoaps)


A vanilla scented companion cube soap  from Digital Soaps. Isn’t it darling? It may look teeny, but this happy little cube comes in at just over 12 ounces! It has become It has become the focal point for my bathroom decor and made the room just a little more nerdy.

2. Fireflies in a Jar (Monkey Minion Press)

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It’s so puny! This 5 x 7 piece is from the talked artists at Monkey Minion Press and just about the cutest piece of artwork I own!

3. Browncoats Eyeshadow Palette (Espionage Cosmetics)


“The man they call Jayyynee…”

I haven’t been able to get that catchy tune from the sci-fi series Firefly out of my head since I’ve picked this hoodie up.  From the epic ladies at Espionage Cosmetics this, you are introduced to colors like Reaver Red, Our Mrs. Reynolds and Shiny!

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 sure you might have been thinking that when you saw this epic loot that I picked up. It’s a cute little set of handmade eyeshadows by Espionage Cosmetic. If you check out my cosplay edition blog post this year, you will see the lovely Lady Espionage the of the company. I had a quick chance to talk to these gals and just loved learning about this company. You should check out their story here (women-owned, women produced) and The Geeky Hostesses has a great post about her experience at Comic Con with them here.


Kittens may give Morbo gas but this little guy just makes me squee like a fangirl. This little bobbly head is in a set of about 20 different Futurama characters  It’s a random grab because you don’t know what you are getting when you grab them, but this guy was just perfect.


When I saw these vintage pins I just knew I had to have them for my pea jacket. I’ve been sporting a gorgeous hummingbird pin that a dear friend gave me for my birthday a few years ago, but these little fellas would perfect to join it.


Eeee! I wish this was real. Now I have my very own TARDIS Boarding Pass when I plan to cosplay as Rose Tyler next year at con. They also had ID badges for so many other fandoms, it was like a smorgasboard of fake ID’s, I felt like I was getting away with something illegal (at least in the fandoms).


As much as I’m an X-Men fan (and especially Wolverine), this purchase wasn’t for me, it was for Marcus. I saw this and I knew instantly that he would just love it. The artist, John Giang was even at the show and signed it for me, how cool is that? You can check out more of his work here.

Note: Not featured but also purchased, two cute pairs of stud earring from Cutebricks and a 1 up earring set from GeekStar Coustuming.

What is your most treasured piece from a con?

I just blue myself…








I couldn’t help myself, I recently bought a few more prints from one of my favorite graphic artists, Andrew Heath. I’ve actually posted about Andrew’s prints before and I just can’t get enough of his absolutely geeky art. Take a look below at my newest art pieces.

Big Yellow Joint Arrested Development

X-Wing Star Wars Death StarAnd Andrew, being the total sweetie that he is included a little something special again this time.

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Don’t you just love it? It’s currently on my refrigerator as featured artwork. I think the combination of Tobias as a never-nude with a light-saber is just hilarious!

Who are you favorite artists? Leave me a comment below!


Exterminate…Exterminate…Thank you!

I love sci-fi. I love artists. I love Doctor Who. What does that give you? My 2012 Comic Con Print by Andrew Heath, an artist from Kentucky!
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I just adore this print! I had a special request about my shipment and he got right on it. Andrew totally has the people skills well as those amazing artistic skills. And he had a special surprise for me when we were chatting about my purchase on Etsy. He told me that:
Isn’t that super sweet? He includes a doodle for every buyer! But by the time I had written him back, he had shipped my package (work has been busy!) and he couldn’t include the doodle. But, he came through and sent me on through e-mail. And now I have an actual print of his work and a digital copy. Check out my cute little Dalek:
Artwork by Andrew Heath

Do you have a favorite artist that you’ve met online? What genre of art and types of art do you gravitate towards?