CAPTAIN PICARD DAY Better than Christmas!
  • CAPTAIN PICARD DAY Better than Christmas!

Last year, Captain Picard Day at Floating World Comics was an excellent thing, in that it encouraged Portland's artists to pay tribute to the great Jean-Luc Picard, as is dictated by the traditions of the future:

Captain Picard Day was an annual event held aboard the USS Enterprise-D for the ship's schoolchildren. Activities included a contest, judged by Captain Jean-Luc Picard himself, in which the children created paintings and models of the captain. Picard was himself not very fond of the event, as he generally did not respond well to children. (Via.)

Captain Picard Day is returning this year on Saturday, June 16—and, like last year, there'll be a bunch of prizes for those who best capture the inspiring essence of the greatest captain Starfleet has ever known. BUT GUESS WHAT? I'm a judge this year. As he is well aware of my keen knowledge in all things Picard- and fine arts-related (I was in AP Art History in high school! I got a C!), organizer Zach Auburn was kind enough to ask me to be one of this year's judges. I agreed to do as long as he would let me do so in the clothing, manner, and floating chair Q had when he judged humanity in Encoutner at Farpoint. It will be just like this:

Wait. That is the wrong video. But now that I think about it, that is probably more accurate. Tequila is my lady!

Anyway, you should make some art and enter it and come to the show! Last year I remember two pieces very well: This one, by Ron Chan, which I think is great, and would hang above my fireplace if I had a fireplace, and then another one that might have had some bags of Earl Grey tea hanging from it? I guess I don't remember the show all that well after all. Tequila is my lady!

Hit the jump for the flyer for the event. I look forward to judging you. I mean your art. I mean you.