Thursday, August 31, 2006
First and foremost, I gotta thank my family for pulling together this holiday weekend and painting up a bear. This first bear's theme was my wife and daughter's idea. It's a CATBUS from the animated movie "My neighbor Totoro" I helped with the early sketch, but most of the labor was my family. The only thing I handled was the sculpting and drawing the face. Believe it or not, I was only 20% of this project. Hats off to my wonderfully talented FAM.
My 2 budding female artists
This is the completed CHOO CHOO bear. I really like the way he came out. I might have to bust out some sketches of 'em.
I'm participating in a vinyl toy show in Cleveland where a group of artists are painting on a blank Grumpy Bear that I designed. Below is one of my custom pieces. I want it to have a little golden book feel. He's a train engineer named CHOO-CHOO. If you want to see more works in progress by other artists, feel free to swing by the GRUMPY FREAKSHOW BLOG
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
Here's an old Kids Next Door commercial spot that I directed and animated some time ago. I found it on a disk last night and thought I should share it on Youtube. I have tons of my old commercials scattered on discs that are hidden under tons of paper. If I come across more, I'll share them as well. Enjoy.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
A few months back I did an interview with Ralph Cosentino and followed it up with the Fat Albert art contest. Ralph was kind enough to donate his rare hard plastic toys as a prize for the winner. Now you can get another one of his creations at your nearby TARGET. Check out the HONKHONKASHOO site to find a target store in your area that has this cool pillow plush pal. Below are pics of the items you can find at the store. Great talking plush toys for everyone to enjoy.
HONKHONKASHOO loves NEW YORK!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Seth Larson (Co-worker) showed me his new Art of Making "MONSTER HOUSE" book. I was shocked at the quality of the book! It came in a super cool glossy sleave, and had art collector cards that were pocketed throughout the book. Even little sticky notes scattered on various pages added to the unique feel of this great book. I immediately got on Amazon and ordered it for a low $28.35 with free shipping. If you've got tons of art of Disney and other animated film books weighing down your book shelf until it's about to break, go ahead and add this one to your collection of books you barely read. It's a MONSTER BUY!