Saturday, August 23, 2014

Chris takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

We are very pleased with the outpouring of support for the ALS Association that has come from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Here I am taking the challenge, in costume, followed by my commentary on the phenomenon.

Remember, you can donate to the ALS Association at Thanks.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Walk to Defeat ALS 2014

The Atlanta Walk to Defeat ALS is a little earlier this year -- September 13, 2014!

 Welcome to everyone from Facebook and via the #IceBucketChallenge !  I've set up this link to make things easy for you:

To Donate to Melissa's Team, go to

Like our popular Converse Art Project, "Chucks for Fiver", 100% of your donation goes to the ALS Association of Georgia, to provide needed medical equipment, counseling and research for a CURE for this terrible disease. As always, Melissa and I thank you for all of your love and support over the years, and we remain hopeful for a cure. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

New Auction : Dino Chucks by Weta Artist Greg Broadmore!

We are pleased to present an incredible item for Project Fiver: A pair of Dinosaur Chucks by Weta Workshop artist and "Dr. Grordbort" creator Greg Broadmore!

Up on eBay for 5 days, starting at a paltry $100. Comes complete with an autographed hardcover of his TRIUMPH graphic novel to boot! More in the description:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Chucks for Fiver 2013 - New Batch of Converse!

We have a great new batch of Converse up for Auction this year in CHUCKS FOR FIVER!
This group will be sold on Ebay, but all proceeds will still go 100% to the ALS Association of Georgia.

"Wild at Heart" Converse by Lucky Butterfly

Converse Low-Top Chuck Taylor Sneakers size 7 (Womens SZ 9). Hand painted by Lynda Wilson of Lucky Butterfly Art & Design. The art is based on her print "A Prayer for the Wild at Heart kept in Cages", featuring an orange & yellow background decorated with birds, cages, and the title. The entire shoe is painted and the effect is very bright and striking in design.

Doctor Who Converse by artist Joelle Saveliev

Artist Joelle Saveliev, who donated the incredible Hobbit and "Toothless" chucks that were so popular last year, has outdone herself. She has taken a pair of Maroon Converse and created a stylish Homage to Doctor Who. One side features a "Keep Calm and Call the Doctor" text over a swirly Gallifreyan background, and the other is the Dalek "Victory!" propaganda poster from the "Victory of the Daleks" episode. A copper pinstripe and Naugahyde laces complete the classic look. Bidding starts at $60.

Custom Painted Ren & Stimpy Converse by ArtGirl H

Charcoal Converse Hi-Top Chuck Taylor Sneakers size 10 (Womens SZ 12). Hand painted by Art Girl H with scenes from Ren & Stimpy ("Space Madness" and "Stimpy's Invention"/ "The Happy Helmet"). More of her work can be found at her website, CAN YOU RESIST PRESSING THE CANDY-LIKE "BUY" BUTTON?!?!?

Custom Painted OWLY Converse by comic book artist Andy Runton

Original art of "Owly and Friends" by Owly comic artist Andy Runton! Andy draws very cute comics and he's one of the nicest guys on the face of the earth, and he's painted all four sides of these Chucks with great night time scenes from his new book "Bright Lights and Starry Nights". All proceeds from this sale go to the ALS Association of Georgia. You can find more of Andy's work at Own one of these wearable works of art today! It's all for a good cause!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Stylized Victorian Violet Chucks

Artist Kimberly Andert, who did that amazing pair of Steampunk Chucks last year, has done an amazing job on this year's #ChucksForFiver entry-- a violet Victorian Boot with Swarovski accents! Check them out in her Etsy shop, and remember, all proceeds go to the ALS Association of Georgia.
"The inspiration for these shoes is a pair of Victorian winter ankle boots. This pair is a size 6 1/2. They will comfortably fit a size 6 as well. The shoe has been painted a lovely violet as a background for the lush trims. Vintage black fur trim on the tongue, ending in black Venice lace and Swarovski crystals on the toe. The ankle edge is trimmed in a pleated satin ribbon and more fur. The back of the shoe has a corset lacing effect, with Venice lace trim. The side of the shoe, where the Converse logo normally is, has been covered with a vintage jet bead, braid trim and sequins. The normal front lacing closure has been replaced with brass and enamel buttons and shimmery violet ribbons. The ribbons tie into bows for closure. The overall effect is feminine and lush; a mash-up of modern comfort with the ornateness of Victorian style."

Monday, May 27, 2013

Chucks for Fiver - Back for 2013!

Chucks For Fiver is back for 2013!! I'm still waiting on confirmation on a few details from the DragonCon staff, but I thought I'd get everybody thinking about the Chucks. I have a couple of pairs of late entries from last year, and I'm going to put a few up on eBay for everyone to bid on! This wonderful pair of Samurai Jack Chucks is made by Frances, who is a friend of Nikki. I don't have her website up yet, but she did a really great job on these!

Custom Painted Samurai Jack Converse (Sz W11 M9) [ Chucks For Fiver ]

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Project Fiver : Mission Accomplished!!

 It is done!  After years of working to make it happen, and having to keep our mouths shut about it for a year until the film came out, The Triumphant Tale of Project Fiver coming to fruition can now be told!! Exclusive : Concerning Hobbit Extras

Melissa was flown to New Zealand last year to be part of THE HOBBIT.  She even got to meet the film's Bilbo Baggins -Martin Freeman!  Read the story at the link, it's a pretty thorough account of what happened. 

Again, I cannot thank you, and the internet as a whole, enough for making this happen.  People told us that it was a nice gesture, but petitions like this never really ACCOMPLISHED anything.  But We had faith, and you all had faith, that this petition would be the exception.  And it was.  Thank you all so much for helping me give this incredible gift to Melissa, it is something I could never could have done all by myself.  All of you have earned a share of the accomplishment as well, for your part in it.  So go see THE HOBBIT in theaters, and next year, when they release the Extended Edition DVD, Look for Melissa and I in the Market scene in front of the Green Dragon Inn!