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








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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)



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. – view the rest of the pieces here.

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