Visitors to the WonderGround Gallery can’t help but notice the huge banners that greet customers as they enter. The huge 7′ x 15″ window decorations feature artwork from the current exhibition and are quite stunning – especially when viewing the gallery at night. Many people have asked me what happens to those things once they come down. Well, I now have the answer for at least a few of them. The banner that featured my Warm Up Mickey artwork from the first show is going up for auction! As part of the festivities for the D23 Expo 2013, Disney will hold a series of silent auctions featuring extremely rare and collectible items from the company’s vaults. Everything from store props to the old Matterhorn cars will be featured. You can read more about the items here. Amy Mebberson‘s Brave banner and Dave Perillo‘s Monsters, Inc. banner will also be available. This particular lot will be available Saturday, August 10th from 8:30 – 10:00 PM. Make sure to check out all the other cool items that will be featured. I’ll be attending the Expo all three days. Hope to see you there. The D23 Expo will take place August 9-11th at the Anaheim Convention Center located right across the street from Disneyland. Advance tickets are currently available.
The WonderGround Gallery is located in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort (Anaheim, CA).
I was thrilled when FACEBOOKapproached me about designing a set of stickers for their Messenger app. Sounded like a fun job. The result is this new set of cutesy images that debuted in the sticker store yesterday afternoon. “Happy-Go-Lucky” is now available for download. And best of all – it’s free. The sticker store can be accessed through your mobile device. You have to have the Facebook Messenger app on your phone. One you launch a chat window you will notice a small, happy face icon towards the bottom of the screen. Tapping that icon will allow you to access the sticker store. I’m sure there are other ways to access the sticker but that’s been the only way I can figure out. If you have suggestions on using the stickers on a computer, let me know.
I am so grateful to Facebook for this opportunity. I have a few more Sticker concepts in the works. I’ll let you know if and when those appear in the store. Thanks for downloading!
There’s been a change of plans! We’ve had to re-schedule the launch of the new Hipster Mickey line. As a result, we will no longer be hosting a Cocktail Reception. But you can catch me at the WonderGround Gallery on Satuday July 20th from 5-7 PM. Everyone is invited to come by and check out the great new merchandise. There is no charge for this appearance. This is not a ticketed event.
I am so grateful to all of you who bought tickets. I was looking forward to the event. We had some really fun things planned. I won’t give them away just yet. We may still have an event down the road. But for now, I hope you can make it out to the Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort on the evening of July 20th. See ya real soon!
If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to email me at email@example.com. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.
The great folks at WonderGround Gallery invited me back this past weekend for another Artist Showcase. The Gallery, located in the Downtown Disney District of the Disneyland Resort (Anaheim, CA), hosted signing events on Friday and Saturday evening from 6-8 pm. As always, it was a great time. There were big crowds at the resort for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend, Grad Nights and (most of all) for Disney’s massive Monstrous Summer kick off. Disneyland Park and California Adventure were both open for 24 hours beginning Friday morning at 6 AM and concluding Saturday morning at 6 AM. This special event also included the stores in Downtown Disney. I was able to catch a few hours of the fun. We were at the park until 4 AM Saturday morning. Didn’t quite make it to 6 AM but had plenty of fun in the early morning hours.
My thanks to everyone who came out to the event. These signings are the best part of working with WonderGround Gallery. Getting to interact with the Disney fans is so much fun and a truly rewarding experience. Thank you so much for your support and kind words about my artwork. In addition to friends and family, I had the chance to meet so many new faces. Among the folks who came out for the event were Steven Miller of the Disney Parks Blog. Steven spent time in Disney parks in Florida and California for the 24 Hour event – flying out of Orlando in time to make it to the parks in Anaheim. What a fun job. I also had the chance to meet Kristen Marie of the prolific Mickey and Minnie tumblr. With over 50,000+ followers, her tumblr is the one to watch. I am always grateful when she includes my artwork on the site.
Once again, I would like to thank the great staff at WonderGround Gallery. They always treat me like a rock star when I attend these events and I am so appreciative of their efforts. I can’t tell you what a relief it is to have someone help you slip those prints back into their plastic sleeves. Not an easy task.
I’ll be back at the Gallery in July for thelaunch of the new Hipster Mickey line. Lots of new art and merchandise will be available. Hope to see you there.
A nice display of some of my merchandise available at the gallery!
The Supah Mash-Up Art Party made its debut this past weekend. Here’s a shot of all the completed pieces for the show. I collaborated with Jared Andrew Schorr on three of the images shown above. These are all one-of-a-kind and come framed. Prints of the images are not available.
The Princess Mononoke image (top left) has sold. The rest of the pieces are still available. The two Ponyo images are sold as a set. Visit the links below for details on availability and purchasing.
It’s turning out to be an exciting (and busy) summer. Here’s a quick recap of my dates at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District – Disneyland Resort.
Tuesday, May 21 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) – Tickets for the Hipster Mickey Cocktail Reception go on sale. There will only be a limited amount of tickets available for this event. More information here.
Friday May 24 and Saturday May 25th – Artist Showcase at WonderGround Gallery 6-8pm. I’ll be debuting the new Mickey Mouse piece “Modern Mouse”. More information available here. This is also Memorial Day weekend. To kick off this Monstrous Summer, the parks will be open 24 hours starting Friday morning at 6AM and remaining open until Saturday morning 6AM.
Thursday July 18th 7-10 PM – Hipster Mickey Cocktail Reception at WonderGround Gallery. Come see the debut of the Hipster Mickey line with new product and exclusive merchandise. Event informationhere. UPDATE 05/31/13 – This event has been re-scheduled for Saturday, July 20th. It is no longer a ticketed event. See the new event details here.
I’ll also be attending Comic Con in San Diego, CA (July 18-21) for the very first time as well as the third D23 EXPO in Anaheim, CA (August 9-11). I will not be exhibiting at either one of these events this year.
If you have any questions about these events, feel free to send me an email and I’ll do my best to get back to you with an answer. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have been so pleased and pleasantly surprised by the reception my original Hipster Mickey piece has received since debuting at WonderGround Gallery last June (2012). Seeing the little guy on mugs, t-shirts and bags has been a dream come true for this long-time Disney fan.
That dream continues to grow with today’s announcement of the all-new Hipster Mickey line debuting at the gallery in July. This is beyond anything I could have imagined. “Happiest Hipster On Earth” (Above) will be the first in a new series of images featuring Mickey Mouse in all his Hipster glory! I am so excited for these new pieces and so grateful for the opportunity to showcase them at this very cool gallery.In support of this new line, I will be appearing at the Gallery on Saturday July 20th from 5-7 PM. Come by and check out all the new merch!
Thank you to all the fans of Hipster Mickey. I am so appreciative of your support and kind words. It’s almost too much for this Disney fan boy! I look forward to celebrating with everyone who can make it out to the gallery for the event! See ya real soon!
“Modern Mouse” by Jerrod Maruyama will be available as a deluxe print May 24th at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District – Disneyland Resort.
I am so excited to be heading back to WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District – Disneyland Resort. I’ll be debuting my new Mickey Mouse piece “Modern Mouse” as well as signing all of my work currently available in the gallery. The Artist Showcase will be May 24th – 25th (that’s Memorial Day weekend) from 6- 8 pm. If you live nearby or happen to be in town that weekend, please stop by and say hello.
My thanks to the great folks at WonderGround for inviting me back. I always have such a great time. I am so thrilled to be a part of this wonderful Gallery.
Hana of supahcute.com is back with another art show! Teaming up once again with Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, this new show is all about collaborations. I am thrilled to be participating and even more excited to be partnering up with the super-talented Jared Andrew Schorr. I first met Jared at the opening of WonderGround Gallery last June. I’ve admired his work for some time and it’s a thrill to be collaborating with him on this show. We decided to do a tribute to the films of Studio Ghibli. We’re both big fans of these characters and stories so this show was great excuse to create some really fun pieces. We’ll both have individual pieces in the show along with the pieces we worked on together. All pieces will be for sale at the show. If you sign up with Leanna Lin’s website, you will have access to early previews and sales of all the pieces in this very cool show. Head on over to the site to see who else is participating. And if you’re close by, make sure to show up for opening night on May 11th from 6-10 PM.
Check out the thumbnails below for a little preview of our pieces. For my individual piece, I did a tribute to Princess Mononoke and Jared did a terrific Spirited Away piece. We collaborated on a set of Ponyo pieces and a great My Neighbor Totoro set-up. Please visit the websites for supahcute.com and Leanna Lin’s Wonderland for more information on the show and purchasing. The show will run from May 11 – July14th 2013.