NEW Hipster Mickey Launch Date

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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.

More info on the new event here.

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 jerrod@jmaruyama.com. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

WonderGround Gallery – Artist Showcase

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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.

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A nice display of some of my merchandise available at the gallery!

A nice display of some of my merchandise available at the gallery!

 

NEW Hipster Mickey Merchandise

Here’s a few sneak peeks at some of the new merchandise that will be available at WonderGround Gallery in July. These new art pieces and merchandise will kick of the new line of Hipster Mickey images.

 

Supah Mash-Up Art Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

UPDATE 5/22/13 – The Totoro piece has sold.

Supahcute.com – view the rest of the pieces here.

Leanna Lin’s Wonderland is hosting the show and handling all purchase requests.

 

 

WonderGround Dates

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 information here. 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 jerrod@jmaruyama.com.

New Hipster Mickey Merchandise At WonderGround Gallery

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!

Event information available here.

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!