Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Zeffer, Zoofus, & Bud

     Back when I made my Disneyland Smidgeons, I came up with these three little guys loosely based on Sleeping Beauty's Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather. I liked them so much that I decided to give them each their own book.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Right Down the Middle of Main Street USA

     If I was able to work anywhere in the Disney parks, (my Disney Dream Job, if you will) I would choose to be one of the colorful, fun-loving citizens of Main Street USA. These wonderful people roam the entrance of Magic Kingdom singing songs and greeting guests as they make their way into the park. I love how these characters aren't from any film or franchise, but they're there nonetheless, with no other purpose than to spread joy. Just one of the many things that makes it the most magical place on Earth!

     Since Walt Disney World officially reopens its doors today, I thought I'd commemorate the occasion with a little tribute to these Pals from the Park... beginning with the late great Mayor Weaver!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Unga Bunga

     I haven't yet seen Scoob, but the idea of a Hanna-Barbera cinematic universe is one that I might be able to get behind... although it could mean having to make another timeline.

     As part of the hype, I felt like taking a stab at a bizarre favorite of mine from the world of Hanna-Barbera: Captain Caveman!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Old Man and the Thing

     I was thinking (as one often does) about how the physics would work in this world of co-living with tiny cartoons. Then I came up with this fun concept of a cranky little scavenger who collects both 'real' and 'toon' objects.

Monday, May 4, 2020

The Force Is Strong With These Two

     I've been seeing different people do their "Jedisonas" and I thought, since it's Star Wars Day, I'll have my own little dyad do some Star Wars bounding of their own.

May the 4th be with you!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Lights, Camera, Nephew!

     It's been far too long since I've tried drawing everyone's favorite triplets. The tricky thing with these guys is that all three have to look identical to one another. That's how triplets work. Fortunately I know my way around some Command+C. Here they are in all of their RGB glory: Huey, Dewey, and Louie!

     It should come as no surprise that I first fell in love with these guys while watching Ducktales on the Disney Afternoon. They appeared here as they always had before - three lovable, and sometimes mischievous kiddos, whose shared personality was always there to provide some Greek chorus-like commentary on Scrooge's many adventures.

     Some time later, the creative minds at Disney posed the question: What if the nephews had individual personalities? You know... like actual people do! Thus Quack Pack was born! Huey was the smooth-talker, Dewey was the wise-guy and Louie was the goofball! Okay... so their new personalities weren't that individual... but they at least looked and sounded slightly different.

     Then, in 2017, we got the Ducktales reboot which, in my opinion, is one of the greatest things ever accomplished by humanity! I'll save my multi-point speech on that subject for later, but the show excels at taking a past concept and making it better. Such is the case with Huey, Dewey, and Louie. This time around, the nephews are ACTUAL distinct individuals. Huey is the hard-working perfectionist, Dewey is the attention-seeking showboat, and Louie is the laid back schemer who sees all the angles.

     Whatever the iteration, whatever the personality, whatever the shirt color (I think Dewey was originally orange), there is one consistent truth that continues to echo across generations. These ducks are the best!

Oh and Webby. Webby's also pretty cool.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Meet the... These Guys!

     For whatever reason, drawing original characters is extremely difficult for me. I'm not talking about creating original characters. I can do that all day, every day. When it comes to getting them out of my head, however, and down into some form of actual existence, I get ridiculously intimidated! 

"How do I convey the right personality?"
"Why doesn't their hair look right?"
"Is this an homage to the new Mickey Mouse, or am I just ripping it off?"
"Could someone rip ME off?"
"Why do they look like the Animaniacs?!"

     Sometimes you just have to shut all of that out and plow through, I guess. That's at least what I'm doing here. Meet the gang: Glo, Hickory, Tag, Bozzle, and... the robot!

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Just a Little Dizzy

     Sheltering in place stinks... but you know what makes it stink a little less? Sheltering in a place that has Disney+, or as I refer to it... The Disney Afternoon app!

Showers also help. Let's not abandon hygiene, people.