The Geekery Market Spotlight: JRLuna Art

Welcome to The Geekery Market (formerly the Muggles Market). We are excited for our next event – just in time for all your geeky holiday shopping needs! As usual, we’ll be introducing you all to our artisans/authors/artists, sponsors, and activities for the Market every week as we get closer to the big day.

Please allow me to introduce to you one of our artisans, JRLuna Art. JRLuna Art showcases digital art. They like exploring different styles and mediums.

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Tell us about the geeky goodness you’ll be bringing to the next Geekery Market! I’ll be bringing some new art prints that I’ve made this year, as well some of old favorites. I’m also planning on bringing a collection of my laminated bookmarks, hand drawn bookmarks, stickers, and My Hero Academia buttons!

How did you get started doing what you do?Initially I started creating artwork as a way to practice some of the stuff I was learning from my Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator classes in college. I posted them online for my friends and family to see, and some of them suggested I should sell them. I ended up signing up for my convention (SC Comicon) and now I’m still here almost 8 years later!

What’s an item you are bringing that you are really excited about? This year I’ve been really focusing on some new Marvel prints that are based on the MCU. Particularly those based on the MCU versions of Thor, Falcon (as Captain America), Bucky, Namor, She-Hulk, and a few others! There’s also a few more that I’m hoping to have ready in time for the event!

What else would you like everyone to know about your wares? Most of my designs come from requests via my Ko-fi page. Supporters who donate through there are able to name the next character that I do a design for. Donations are only $5 and there is no pressure to purchase a print of the design afterwards. It’s my way of saying “thank you” for supporting my work!

What’s your favorite holiday story? As a Mexican, I have a deep connection to the Day of the Dead. I love the idea that we approach the nature of death not by fearing it but seeing it as a natural progression in our lives. And even when our family members are not with us physically they never leave us as long as we continue to celebrate them. To me “Coco” is very special because apart from bringing this holiday to popular culture, it also came out around the time when I had lost my grandfather. A lot of that movie hit very close to home and it meant a lot to me that so many people loved it too. And I love that more people now understand that it isn’t just “Mexican Halloween”, but rather its own unique holiday!

Where you can find JRLuna Art on the interwebs!

You can meet them in person and enjoy their work at The Geekery Market ! Come see us on Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 10am to 4PM at the  Cabarrus Arena & Events Center – 4751 NC Highway 49 (Event Center B). The event is FREE to the public, but we are requesting a donation of canned goods or cash which goes to our charity, Second Harvest Metrolina . Please note that this location does charge for parking: $8 per car, $15 per van, $25 per bus (credit/debit only). See you there!

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Carol is another member of Guardians of the Geekery (official podcast of The Charlotte Geeks) and is a voracious reader and lover of geekery. She helped launch and run The Carolina Renaissance Festival for over 14 years (and the sister festival in Arizona) and was the programming director for ConCarolinas for another 14 years. She helps out faithfully with our own Geek Gala - often traveling to various cons to man tables and host parties.