I figured the blog needed some more Looney Tunes.
Monday, November 26, 2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Today is Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday and, as opposed to the birthdays of actual celebrities that live to be 90, this one is waaaaaaaay easier to capitalize on! I, for one, am using the occasion as an excuse to post some more additions to my Disney Star Wars series. Here's some more of the birthday boy, himself, as the Corellian without a people - Han Solo!
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
"Must you be so eggstra, little girl?"
|Gollum from The Hobbit|
Kilowog from Green Lantern
Treat Heart Pig from Care Bears
Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
I see the boxes on store shelves every year, but October 2018 was the first time that I've ever actually bought and enjoyed a bowl of Count Chocula cereal.
Well... 'enjoyed' might be overstating it.
Nevertheless, the festivities of the season must be commended! Here are a couple of penguins dressed as the fudgy nosferatu as well his reanimated counterpart, Frankenberry! May they be more pleasing to your palette than their chalky blob-shaped marshmallows were to mine.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
So great news! Disney actually commissioned me to mock up some of my Smidgeon characters for a Disneyland lineup!
Yeah. None of that was true. April Fools?
But seriously... while we were at Disneyland recently I was inspired to knock a few more of these bad boys out. One good thing about being in a magical amusement park full of whimsical little details is that no one really blinks an eye when a guy gets down on the ground to take a closeup photo of (not to spoil the magic) ...absolutely nothing. Unfortunately, it was after our trip that I found out about the actual little man of Disneyland. It might have made for a fun photo-op with a smidgeon or two, but oh well. At least I enjoyed the churros.
Now that I think about it, Disneyland would be a terrible place for tiny people to live. Despite the fact that it's home to a famous mouse, it's also full of cats!
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Next time you're in a Disney park, be sure to ask for one of these buttons. They're free and make for some pretty decent souvenirs. When you wear them in the park, cast members are really good at noticing them and using them as conversation starters. They'll say "Happy Anniversary!" or "First time here? Welcome!" You know? The sort of small talk that makes the overall atmosphere a little more friendly.
To have a little fun with this friendly atmosphere on our recent visit to Disneyland, my wife, brother, and I thought it'd be fun to make our own custom buttons that would catch the cast members' eye the same way, but hopefully spark some slightly less-generic conversation.
Alas, we weren't able to find the means of producing these buttons in the same size as the official ones. So, being sticklers for detail, we scrapped the whole idea which, let's be honest, probably wouldn't have played out as hilariously as we intended. Nevertheless, our buttons were too fun not to share.
Like I said, we were going for LESS-generic.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
I went to Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room when I was a kid and, while I had the famous song embedded in my brain for the next 20 years, I wasn't that impressed. It was just a bunch of robot birds hanging from the ceiling. My wife and I went to Walt Disney World in 2010 and again in 2015. Both times, we skipped the Tiki Room.
AND THEN we went to Disneyland earlier this year. During some downtime, my wife and our six-year-old daughter went into the Tiki Room to rest their feet... and my daughter's mind was blown. She loved it! We had to go back a couple more times during our visit and have watched the show countless more times since on YouTube! All of this to say, I've changed my mind. I also love it now., though I can't really say why. Maybe it's just seeing how much our daughter enjoys it, or maybe it just took a while for me to get wrapped up in that Disney magic. Regardless, those robot birds are now on our list of must-see attractions for when we revisit the happiest place on Earth!
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
I've been doing a lot of patting myself on the back this month, so I figured I should wrap it up! To cap off this series of redrawing things I've already drawn, here's my original originals - Nate and George!
Ever since I was a kid, I've enjoyed pretending that these two were just as beloved as Mickey and Minnie, Bugs and Daffy, or Kermit and Piggy. In the same way, I've enjoyed pretending that this blog has been something that has been entertaining the masses for the past decade. Neither, of course, is the case but so what! It's fun having this spot where I can always indulge in these little fantasies.
Here's to playing pretend!