We Have A Champion…

19029474_10212807385599387_3426633816678581187_nCongratulations to Chrissy Nelson (Facebook) – you’re the winner of a signed CARS LAND Deluxe Print. Email me your shipping address and I’ll get that out to you right away! You can reach me at jerrod@jmaruyama.com

Thank you to everyone who entered. Appreciate your support and interest in what I do.

I’ll see you at Ramone’s House of Body Art located inside CARS LAND at Disney California Adventure Park this Saturday, June 17th. I’ll be there with artist Joey Chou from 2:00 – 4:00pm. Come by and say hello!

My CARS LAND art will be available as a deluxe print, limited edition fine art canvas and a few other surprises. Hope to see you there.

Limit two (2) items signed per Artist, per Guest. We ask that you bring no personal items to be signed. Appearances are subject to time and availability and are not guaranteed. Event and information are subject to cancellation or change without notice including but not limited to dates, times, release dates, appearances and retails. A valid Disneyland® Resort receipt may be required. Separate admission is required to enter the Disneyland® Resort theme parks.

(Photo Credit: Kevin Yoneda on Facebook)

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CARS LAND CONTEST

CarsLand_FINAL_SENT_RevisedI’m super excited to be doing a signing event inside CARS LAND! My new piece “Cutest Little Town In Carburetor County” will be available Saturday, June 17th. I’ll be at RAMONE’S HOUSE OF BODY ART in CARS LAND at Disney California Adventure Park from 2:00 – 4:00 PM along with artist Joey Chou. We’ll both have new pieces available for signing.

To help get the word out about the release and event, I’m doing another giveaway. Re-post the image above and you’ll be entered to win a signed deluxe print. Use the hashtag #kachow3 in your post and make sure to tag me.

Follow all the rules listed below and post the correct image to be eligible.

Here’s all you have to do to enter…

FACEBOOKFind the exact 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. Be sure to tag me in your post or use the hashtag #jmaruyama so I am notified. Also include the hashtag #kachow3

INSTAGRAM – Follow me (jmaruyama) on Instagram. Find the exact image above in my feed and re-post to your followers. Make sure you include #jmaruyama in your post so I see it. Include the hashtag #kachow3This will be my way of knowing you visited my site and read the post. No private accounts are eligible. Your account must be public in order to participate in the giveaway.

Make sure to post the correct image. If you post the incorrect image or forget to include the proper tags, you will not be entered in the drawing. I will contact the winner by email. A shipping address will be required.

Prizes ship to U.S. Addresses only.

Contest closes at 11:59 pm on Thursday, June 15th. Winner will be announced on Friday, June 16th. RAMONE’S HOUSE OF BODY ART is located in CARS LAND at Disney California Adventure Park.

Limit two (2) items signed per Artist, per Guest. We ask that you bring no personal items to be signed. Appearances are subject to time and availability and are not guaranteed. Event and information are subject to cancellation or change without notice including but not limited to dates, times, release dates, appearances and retails. A valid Disneyland® Resort receipt may be required. Separate admission is required to enter the Disneyland® Resort theme parks.

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Cutest Little Town in Carburetor County

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CARS LAND is about to get a little cuter. I’ll be joining artist JOEY CHOU Saturday, June 17th from 2-4pm at Ramone’s House of Body Art in  CARS LAND at Disney California Adventure Park. We’ll both have new art for this special appearance so make sure to stop by and say hello.

It’s always a pleasure to sign inside the parks. As Cars Land turns 5 Years old, it’s an honor to salute my favorite little Land in DCA! Hope to see you there!

Ramone’s House of Body Art is located inside CARS LAND at Disney California Adventure Park.

Limit two (2) items signed per Artist, per Guest. We ask that you bring no personal items to be signed. Appearances are subject to time and availability and are not guaranteed. Event and information are subject to cancellation or change without notice including but not limited to dates, times, release dates, appearances and retails. A valid Disneyland® Resort receipt may be required. Separate admission is required to enter the Disneyland® Resort theme parks.

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Kingdom of Cute Vinylmation

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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.

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An Enchanted Winner

AnEnchantedRose_NEW_Glass2Congratulations to Adrian Kenneth Perdue on Facebook. You are the winner of a Beauty and the Beast deluxe print. I’ll get that signed and sent out to you next week. Email your shipping address to: jerrod@jmaruyama.com

Thanks so much for entering!

As always, thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. Greatly appreciate your support. All three pieces will be available at Disney’s WonderGround Gallery on Saturday, March 4th. I’ll be there from 11:00am – 1:00 pm. Come say hello.

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Master of 1 Podcast Art Challenge

EPCOT_Giveaway_Maruyama Attention artists! I’m doing an art contest with my friends at the MASTER OF ONE podcast to help promote my appearances at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts next month. This is a fun one so make sure to go get the specifics before submitting.

The Challenge: Draw any Disney character and incorporate one of the Pavilions in EPCOT’s World Showcase. The Pavilions are Mexico, Norway, United States, Japan, China, United Kingdom, Canada, Morocco, Italy, France and Germany. How easy is that?

The Prize: The winner will receive One Custom Character drawing. You pick the character and I’ll draw it up in my style for you. I’ll also throw in some random Disney goodies. Prizes ship to U.S. addresses only.

The Details: Post your art on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Tag jmaruyama and Mof1Podcast in your post. Use the hashtag #Mof1Challenge and #jmaruyama. Deadline for entries is February 12th. The winner will be announced some time the following week.

Hope you enjoy the challenge and I look forward to seeing your entry!

I’ll be at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts February 17th – 20th (noon – 3pm and 4-6pm all days) in the WonderGround Gallery booth located in the Canada pavilion. I’ll have new art and lots of time so come say hello! I’ll also have two appearances at the WonderGround Gallery location in Disney Springs 8pm-10pm Friday and Saturday evening.

 

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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!

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Holiday Giveaway

promogiveaway-01I’ll be returning to Disney’s WonderGround Gallery located in the Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort on Saturday, December 17th. I’ll be debuting a brand new Hipster Mickey and Minnie piece plus my first Pixar piece since the very first WonderGround Gallery show way back in 2012. Both images will be available as a deluxe print and a limited edition canvas. I’ll be at the gallery that day from 11:00 am-1:00 pm along with artists Jackie Huang, Joe Corroney and Mark Brickey of Hero Handmade Goods. Come by and say hello.

To help get the word out about the release and gallery event, I’m doing another giveaway. Re-post the image above and you’ll be entered to win a signed deluxe print. If you want the Hipster Mickey print, use the hashtag #SmallWorldSelfies. If you want the World of Pixar print, use the hashtag #Luxo. Make sure to follow all the rules listed below and post the correct image to be eligible.

Here’s all you have to do to enter…

FACEBOOK – Find the exact 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. Also, tag me in your post so I am notified. Include the hashtag #SmallWorldSelfies or #Luxo in your post depending on which print you want should you be the lucky winner.

INSTAGRAM – Follow me (jmaruyama) on Instagram. Find the exact 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 #SmallWorldSelfies or #Luxo in your post. This will be my way of knowing you visited my site and read the post. It will also let me know which print you want should you be the lucky winner. No private accounts are eligible. Your account must be public in order to participate in the giveaway.

Make sure to post the correct image. If you post the incorrect image, you will not be entered in the drawing.

Contest closes at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, December 13th. Winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 14th, of course. Prizes ship to U.S. Addresses only.

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

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Podcasts And The Torture of Hearing Your Own Voice

podcastsI love podcasts. As someone who works from home and spends endless hours standing at my desk, I find podcasts the best way to get through the day. You can only listen to your iTunes playlists so many time before you start going a little crazy. I’ve been fortunate enough to also appear on a few podcasts. I’m never comfortable talking about myself and hearing my own voice is just about the worst thing in the world. But these kind folks were so generous and enthusiastic about my work that it put me at ease.

Podcasting is a tough job. It is almost always a passion project and requires a lot of work and time without any pay or profit. I salute these dedicated individuals for following their passion to create these shows out of pure love of the process and/or subject matter. To stay focused and produce a show (or more) every week is really a monumental task.

Below is a list of some of the recent podcasts I’ve had the pleasure of being featured on. My heart-felt thanks to each and every one of them.

Creative South Podcast with Jason Frostholm  My thanks to Jason for having me on the show to talk about my work. This is a really wonderful design podcasts that accompanies the popular conference of the same name. Check it out if you are interested in the world of design. (See Episode 37)

Cloud City Cast with Liam DiCosimo, Brittany DiCosimo, Manoah Crane and Leanne Crane –   I’ve enjoyed this podcast since the beginning. In the build up to The Force Awakens, I was listening to all things Star Wars and Cloud City was one of my favorites. Always fun, always positive – if you love the expanded Disney Universe (Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars) you will dig this show.  (See Episode 4, Episode 22 and Episode 99)

Master of One Podcast with Andrew Sale, Patrick Hill and Luke Gaul – These guys are great. This is my go-to podcast for all things creative. Art/Design, Television/Film and Toys/Games serve as a lose guideline to the twice weekly show but it’s so much more than that. It’s a fun, good-spirited show that I’ve been fortunate enough to be interviewed on as well as sitting in as guest host on occasion. The guest list is mostly centered around Design and Illustration. And if you’re a MONDO fan, you should already be listening.  See episodes 33.2 (Guest host for the Illustrators Panel), 22.2 (Guest Host with Tom Bancroft) and 19.2 (interview).

Living Your Journey with Christopher Swan – Christopher is such a kind soul and a generous interviewer. I was so flattered that he had researched my work and previous interviews. He had some great questions for me and I totally enjoyed the experience. We had a great time talking and appreciate his interest in what I do.

Talk About The Magic  I love talking Disney so it was a pleasure to be a guest on this show. I had a great time discussing my work and my love of Disney. My thanks to Joseph for having me on the show. (Episode #79)

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The Dark Side or The Light?

PrintI’ll be returning to WonderGround Gallery on Saturday, May 7th with new Star Wars art and a tribute to everyone’s favorite nighttime spectacular, FANTASMIC! “The Dark Side and The Light” and “Some Imagination” will be available as a deluxe print and a limited edition (95) canvas. I’ll be at the gallery that day from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Hope you’ll come by and say hello.

I need your help to get the word out about the release. Re-post the image above and you’ll be entered to win a signed deluxe print. If you want the Star Wars print, use the hashtag #TheDarkSide. If you want the Fantasmic! print, use the hashtag #TheLightSide. Make sure to follow all the rules and post the correct image to be eligible.

Here’s all you have to do to enter…

FACEBOOK – Find the exact 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. Also, make sure to tag me in your post so I am notified. Include the hashtag #TheDarkSide or #TheLightSide in your post to let me know you read this post and to let me know which print you want should you be the winner.

INSTAGRAM – Follow me (jmaruyama) on Instagram. Find the exact 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 #TheDarkSide or #TheLightSide in your post. This will be my way of knowing you visited my site and read the post. It will also let me know which print you want should you be the lucky winner. No private accounts are eligible. Your account must be public in order to participate in the giveaway.

Make sure to post the correct image. If you post the incorrect image, you will not be entered in the drawing.

As an added bonus, I’ll pick two winners. In addition to the prints, I’ll be giving away a prize pack that includes a Little Oyster Tsum Tsum (See image below) all the way from Japan! I’ll also throw in a mug and some other random goodies. The first place winner will have first choice of prizes. Second Place winner will receive the remaining prize.

IMG_5816Contest closes at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, May 3rd. Winner will be announced on Wednesday, May the 4th, of course. Prizes ship to U.S. Addresses only.

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