Teddy Harvia

Teddy Harvia is an anagram of David Thayer. Teddy is an award-winning cartoonist who has been creating art for publication since 1967. He has had scores of cartoons published in fanzines and convention publications and a few in newspapers and professional journals. His best-known characters are the cute alien WingNuts, but he has also drawn anthropomorphic squids, echidnas, sabertooths, opuntia, stars, flamingos, BEMs, spots, and robots. David was Head of Publications for LoneStarCon2 and co-chair for the ConCancun WorldCon bid. He lives with his wife Diana and a small tribe of felines in Dallas, TX.

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2:00 PM | Location: Boomer A

Mythology Art 101

Unicorns and griffins and dragons – oh my! Learn simple design and illustration techniques to bring your favorite mythological creatures to life on paper and screen.

Moderator: Jan S. Gephardt

Panelists: Jan S. Gephardt, Mitzi Bartlett, Peri Charlifu, Teddy Harvia, Rachael Mayo

Tracks: Fantasy, Comics, Art

3:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Interior Courtyard - Atrium

Coloring & Kicking It

Bring your coloring book and colored pencils or markers, and join us for hang times hotel side. We'll offer some tips and techniques for a cleaner or messier look while you relax and color.

Moderator: Kimber

Panelists: Kimber, Teddy Harvia

Tracks: General Interest, Meetup, Art

10:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Late Night Artists Chat Vol. 2

This is a chance for artists and fans to meet in a relaxed setting to talk all things art! Ask questions, share ideas, and socialize. (Hotel side)

Moderator: Mitzi Bartlett

Panelists: Mitzi Bartlett, Blair Bartlett - Alternate Realities Studio, Peri Charlifu, JR Daniels, Muriel Fahrion, Jan S. Gephardt, Teddy Harvia, Rubiee Tallyn Hayes, W J Hodgson, Bekah June, Mike Kennedy, Kimber, Luna Reign Cosplay, Harold Neal, Kathleen M O'Brien

Tracks: Art, General Interest, Meetup

10:00 AM | Location: Noble

Fairy Build-a-Tale

Kids choose raw components from a list of story elements to assemble their own Heroic Journey. (Adults welcome too. Limit 14 participants.)

Moderator: Steven E. Wedel

Panelists: Steven E. Wedel, Teddy Harvia

Tracks: Art, Kids, Writing & Publishing, YA

1:00 PM | Location: Boomer B

How the Little Dragon Got So Big in Art

Dragons in early art tended to be smaller than a horse. Today's dragons are mighty and massive. What caused dragon inflation? An open discussion about the size discrepancies of dragons in art.

Moderator: Ted Pennella

Panelists: Ted Pennella, David Carrico, Tim Chessmore, Teddy Harvia, W J Hodgson

Tracks: Fantasy, History, Art, Culture & World Affairs

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A1

Cartooning for Kids

WingNuts cartoonist Teddy Harvia shares his line-art tricks for youth-aged funnies makers of all ages. Drawing supplies provided.

Moderator: Teddy Harvia

Panelists: Teddy Harvia

Tracks: Kids, Comics, Art