D-Tech On Demand

IMG_1890IMG_1734On Friday of last week (September 18), Disney opened their D-Tech On Demand service at the D-Street location in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland resort. The service has been available in Disney World’s Downtown Disney in the Marketplace Co-Op building, but this is the first time we’re seeing it here on the West Coast. D-Tech allows customers to browse a large variety of phone cover designs on iPad stations located at the front of the store. You can browse designs with Disney characters, Star Wars and The Muppets. You can even customize the design with your name if you wish. Currently, I have about four designs available in the system but hope to do more. You can see three of them below. The fourth design is the original Hipster Mickey image. It’s such a cool service and hope you will check it out the next time you’re at one of the Disney resorts.

D-Street is located in the Downtown Disney District at both the Disneyland® Resort and the Walt Disney World® Resort.


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‘Minnie’ Winner

CourtingMinnieMy thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway. I appreciate all of your kind words, posts and tweets. As long as you continue to show such enthusiasm for these giveaways, I will continue to do them with each release.

The winner of a “Courting Minnie” deluxe print is nurseaubreezy on Instagram. Congratulations and thanks for playing along. Make sure to email me your shipping address and I’ll send out your prize next week. You will also receive the latest buttons.

The second place winner, who will receive a set of buttons and some other mystery goodies, is Ed Tu on Facebook. Congratulations – send me your shipping address and I’ll send out your prize pack next week.

Didn’t win this time? You can still win a Monorail Mouse print. Head on over to Cloud City Cast to enter on Facebook and Instagram. You have just a few more days to enter.

See you at WonderGround Gallery this Saturday, September 19th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

WonderGround Gallery is located in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort.


“Courting Minnie” Art Giveaway

CourtingMinnie_ContestTime for another art giveaway. “Courting Minnie” is all set to debut at WonderGround Gallery on Saturday, September 19th. I’ll be at the gallery that day from 3:00 – 5:00 pm along with artists Kristin Tercek and John Coulter. Come say hello if you’re in the parks!

IMG_1518I’m giving away one “Courting Minnie” Deluxe Print as well as my latest buttons. A few runner-up winners will also be selected to receive the buttons.

If you want to add “Courting Minnie” to your walls, here’s all you have to do to enter.

INSTAGRAM – Follow me on INSTAGRAM. Find the above image in my account and re-post to your followers. Make sure to include the hashtag #JerrodMaruyama or #jmaruyama or just include my account name @jmaruyama. If you don’t include one of these tags, I will not be able to see your post. Also, make sure your account is not set to private so I can actually see your post.

FACEBOOK – Add me as a friend on FACEBOOK and share this blog post with your followers. Make sure to use the hashtag #jmaruyama or tag me in the post. If you don’t include a tag or a hashtag I will not be notified of your post and you will not be entered in the drawing.

Contest closes at Midnight on Tuesday, September 15th. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 16th. Prize ship to U.S. Addresses only. Winners will be contacted as soon as the contest ends. You will need to email me a shipping address to jerrod@jmaruyama.com.

WonderGround Gallery is located in the Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort.


Win A Monorail Mouse Deluxe Print

Print“Monorail Mouse” is the latest Hipster Mickey piece set to debut at Disney’s WonderGround Gallery on September 19th. I’ll be at the gallery along with artists John Coulter and Kristin Tercek on that day from 3:00pm – 5:00 pm.

You can win a deluxe print of this tenth image in the Hipster Mickey series – but we’re doing it a little different this time. I’ve teamed up with my friends at the Cloud City Podcast to help with this giveaway. Head on over to their website to find out how you can enter. You can enter on their Facebook page and Instagram account.

And please make sure to check out their really fun podcast. I had the pleasure of chatting with them recently (See episode #4) and it was a lot of fun. They’re a couple of great guys who love nothing more than talking about all things Disney, Star Wars and Marvel. Give them a listen – the podcast is available on Stitcher and iTunes.

I’ll also be giving away a deluxe print of “Courting Minnie” set to be released on the same day. I will post info on that giveaway on Wednesday, September 9 on this blog.

WonderGround Gallery is located in the Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort.

WonderGround Artist Showcase

I will be returning to WonderGround Gallery on Saturday, September 19th to debut some brand new art – including the latest Hipster Mickey piece. I’ll be appearing along side fellow artists Kristen Tercek and John Coulter from 3:00pm – 5:00pm.


“Monorail Mouse” captures Hipster Mickey near the Submarine lagoon trying to catch a selfie with the iconic Monorail speeding by in the background. “Courting Minnie” is a romantic piece with Mickey and Minnie all decked out for a night at the parks. For those of you who couldn’t make it the D23 Expo this year, “Kingdom of Cute” is now available at WonderGround Gallery.

Hope to see you at this special event.


WonderGround Gallery is located in the Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort.


Shop Disney Parks App

AppThe Shop Disney Parks App is now available for download on iTunes. If shopping is a big part of going to Disney Parks for you, then this is the app you’ve been waiting for. Featuring merchandise found throughout the parks and resorts, the app finally brings the in-park shopping experience to your smart phone. You can scan items to find out, price, availability and where to find it in the park. I’ve only taken a quick look at the app so I’m sure there’s much to discover.

You can now purchase a lot of my merchandise that was previously only available in the parks. To find out what’s available, simply enter “Maruyama” in the search field to see a nice selection of merchandise. Other items can be found by doing a character search. Not everything is currently available but take a look around and see what you find. Some items might require a little exploring.

You can download the app for free. Take a look and see what you think. Would love to hear your feedback. I’m excited that more of the merchandise is available to those who can’t always make it to the parks.


Button Giveaway Winners

IMG_1160My thanks to everyone who entered to win a button set. Appreciate all your kind comments and for helping me get the word out about my D23 Expo Signings. Remember, if you’re at the Expo this weekend, find me to get some free buttons.

The winners of this contest are…

AORSI72 and koolguy523

Please email me your shipping address and I will send out those prizes next week. My email is jerrod@jmaruyama.com.

I’ll be signing at the D23 Expo on Friday, August 14th 3:15 – 4:15 in the Dream Store. On Saturday, August 15th, find me in Autograph Central from 1:00-2:00. Both appearances are listed in the D23 Expo app schedule.

Hope to see many of you there!

Mattel Tribute Show


I was honored when Dave Perillo invited me to participate in the latest show he’s curating. Celebrating the many worlds of Mattel, the tribute will open on Friday, August 14th at Gallery 1988 West. He’s put together an impressive roster of artist and I am humbled to be included. I’ve created three new pieces for the show and can’t wait to share them with you next week. I will have 10 prints of each piece available for purchase at the gallery. I hope to be there opening night.

Gallery 1988 West is located at 7308 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046 – West of La Brea

Win Some Buttons

BUTTON_PromoI’ll be heading to the D23 Expo next week to promote my latest piece, Kingdom of Cute – available exclusively in the Dream Store. To help get the word out, I’m giving away some free button packs. For those of you who are unable to attend the event, this is your chance to pick up a complete set. The set includes all the buttons I’ve given away over the past year – including the two new designs created especially for the Expo and the last of the Star Wars buttons.

All you have to do is follow me on Instagram and re-post the image shown above. You’ll find that image in my Instagram feed. Just re-post to your followers and tag me in the post using @jmaruyama or #jmaruyama or even #jerrodmaruyama. If you don’t tag me, I won’t be notified of your post. You must have a public account. If your account is set to private, I will be unable to see your post.

I’ll select two lucky winners at random next week. This is an INSTAGRAM ONLY contest. Entries accepted until midnight Monday, August 10th. One entry per Instagram account.I’ll post the winners on Tuesday, August 11th.

Prizes Ship Only To U.S. Addresses