Friday, March 3, 2017

New! Space-Rover's New Book is Funding on Kickstarter: Space-Rover and the Prickly Planet! Needs Your Support

If you're a fan of any of my past artwork or other books, please check out the new project for Space-Rover and the Prickly Planet! Book 2 in the series. A $15 pledge gets you a signed copy of the book when the project is successful, and there are other rewards that are new to this project. Thanks!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Commissioned Paintings - Vertically Challenged...You!

Here are some of the commissioned paintings I've enjoyed doing recently: Vertically Challenged commissions of pets, kids, and Space-Rover.

If you've imagined yourself as a superhero or space-explorer (and let's be honest, we all have), you can get that vision in painting with a Vertically Challenged Artwork commission.

Email me, facebook message me ( or check out my booth at an upcoming convention. The next convention I'm attending is the Oldham County Comic Con, Saturday, November 12:

Commissioned painting of various horse events for an Equestrian Federation's charity auction.

Commission of a reader's pet cat, imagined as Queen of a planet that Space-Rover explores in his travels!
Commission of a young fan and his pet dogs exploring the galaxies with Space-Rover!

Space-Rover is my newest children's book, available here:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Vertically Challenged Artwork appearances with Fans and Cosplayers

A collage of fans, cosplayers, and Vertically Challenged Artwork at conventions and book-signing events in 2015-2016.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CASA Superhero Run 2016

I'm glad to once again be part of the annual CASA Superhero Run in Lexington, Kentucky. It's a pleasure to provide the artwork each year for shirts, banners, and reward plaques for runners. This is a fantastic event every year for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) organization of Lexington. I've enjoyed participating as a runner each year, when runners dress up as superheroes for the 5K and kids' 1K. Check it out at

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Lexington Comic and Toy Convention This Weekend - March 11-13, 2016

I'll be at the Lexington Comic and Toy Con part of this weekend for one of my biggest conventions of the year. Follow the map below to visit my table and see new Vertically Challenged Artwork, my newest children's book The Fantastic Adventures of Space-Rover, and the Vertically Challenged comic book. Looking forward to reconnecting with friends and fans from previous years!

Rick McGee, Vertically Challenged Artwork, Booth 1104


Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Children's Book Project on Kickstarter: The Fantastic Adventures of Space-Rover

I've launched a new children's book series campaign on Kickstarter. Check it out and see some cool rewards you can get for backing the project. Including original artwork, space-ray blasters, sketch cards and posters. Signed copies of the book start at the $12 support level and there are several other levels to choose. Help me spread the word. I'm looking forward to sharing the adventures of Space-Rover with you!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Kokomo Con 2015

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Vertically Challenged Artwork booth this year for new paintings of your favorite characters! I enjoyed meeting new fans and seeing old friends from previous years at Kokomo Con. Thanks for picking up copies of the Vertically Challenged comic book and my new collaborative book Frank Jordan: Evil Snowman (with author John Cosper)! It was so much fun to introduce the Vertically Challenged comic to new readers and to see people's reactions to the unique format of the book.
"Kokomo Con continues to be one of my favorite conventions each year. Shawn Hilton, Austin Meissnest, and Crew are dedicated to indy creators, artists, and fans, and it shows throughout the convention." 
I enjoy making the trip and reuniting with friends, fellow creators and fans. There's always a great vibe at this show and it's obvious that attendees are enjoying the event. Kokomo Con was the first convention I set up at as an artist and creator when Ramone Cologne's first book came out in 2010. I love this show and the support it has from the organizers and fans who return every year.

From a creator's point of view, Kokomo Con offers an amazing amount of booth and table space. I attend about a dozen conventions a year, and Kokomo Con has amazing space and rates for creators. It's great to have so much room to display artwork and books and not feel like you're crowding your neighbors. 

Speaking of neighbors: my neighbor at this year's con was Thunderous Arts, home of the super-talented painter Tabitha Ashley (on Twitter @ThunderousArts). Check out the amazing artwork she paints on vinyl records. I met Tabitha at last year's convention, and this year it was great to be next to her and see so many people enjoying her paintings. I will be commissioning some work from her and once you see her records, you probably will too. Check out her art on facebook at 

Ramone Cologne, and his biographer Rick McGee, made their first appearance at Kokomo Con in 2010.