Kingdom of Cute Vinylmation









This project has been a long time in the making so I am thrilled to finally share it with you. WonderGround Gallery has teamed up with Vinylmation to bring you this adorable set of collectibles based on my KINGDOM OF CUTE artwork. This new series of completely original sculpts, features some iconic Disneyland park icons smiling back at ya! Space Mountain, a Haunted Mansion gargoyle, a happy Mint Julep from New Orleans Square and more are beautifully showcased in this limited, blind box series. Available Friday, June 2nd at both WonderGround Gallery locations – Downtown Disney in Anaheim and Disney Springs in Orlando as well as Pin Traders according to the official announcement.

Products like these are created through the amazing talents of so many different people. I’d like to thank each and everyone of them for making this project come to life in such an exciting way. Seeing my drawings realized as dimensional toys is a dream come true.

You can read more about the release on the official Vinylmation website.

Figure-detail copy








EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

PrintI am so excited and honored to be appearing at the first EPCOT International Festival of the Arts in Orlando next month. This new celebration of all things creative kicked off Friday, January 13th and runs through Monday, February 20th. It’s an impressive roster of talent and activities for everyone including live musical performances, art demos and interactive fun.

I’ll be there Friday, February 17th – Monday, February 20th. Look for me in the WonderGround Gallery tent in the Canada Pavilion from noon – 3pm and then again from 4-6pm.

Access tot he festival is free with your admission to the park. I’ll have a small selection of prints available in the tent during the festival.

In addition to my appearances at the festival, I will also have two signing events at the WonderGround Gallery located in the CO-OP Marketplace in Disney Springs. I will be in the gallery from 8pm – 10pm on Friday and Saturday.

FotA LogoWith so many options, I hope to see lots of you while I’m there. I don’t get out to Orlando very often so I like to make the most of each visit.

My new piece for the festival is available now in the WonderGround Gallery tent.

Also, I’ll be doing another art giveaway in association with the Master of 1 Podcast. Take a listen to Episode 56.1 to find out how you can enter. It’s a creative challenge (of course) so get your pencils/pens/paints/computers ready!








And the winner is… Orlando Edition!

IMG_5022One lucky winner has been selected. As always, thank you to everyone who entered and helped spread the work. Hope to see many of you when I return to Disney World this weekend.

Congratulations to Jason Muñoz on Facebook. You’re the winner of a signed “Rags To Wishes” Deluxe print. Send me your shipping address and I’ll get that right out to you. You can email me at Thanks for playing!

Remember, I’ll be at WonderGround Gallery March 18-20th. Hope to see you there.

PrintWonderGround Gallery is located in the Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Spings in the Walt Disney World Resort – Orlando, FL.

Art Giveaway – Orlando Edition

PrintI’ll be heading back to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL for an Artist Showcase at WonderGround Gallery located in the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs. I’ll be at the gallery on Friday March 19th (5:00pm – 8:00pm), Saturday March 20th (5:00 – 8:00pm) and Sunday March 21st (12:00 noon – 3:00pm). Come check out my latest pieces featuring Mulan, Cinderella and Hipster Mickey.

To help get the word out for this appearance, I’m giving away one Cinderella “Rags To Wishes” deluxe print.

Here’s all you have to do to enter…

FACEBOOK – Find the image seen above on my Facebook page and re-post to your friends and followers. Make sure you add me as a friend so I can see your post. Make sure to tag me in your post so I am notified. Also add the hashtag #OrlandoBound – this way I know you visited my site and read this post.

INSTAGRAM – Follow jmaruyama on Instagram. Find the image above in my feed and re-post to your followers. Make sure you include #jmaruyama in your post so I see it. Also include the hashtag #OrlandoBound – This will be my way of knowing you visited my site and read this post.


Winner will receive a signed Deluxe Print






Contest closes at midnight on Tuesday, March 15th. Winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 16th. Prizes ship to U.S. addresses only.  

WonderGround Gallery is located in the Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs – Walt Disney World Resort – Orlando, Florida