Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Adventure Thru Inner Space

Adventure Thru Inner Space patch

Adventure Thru Inner Space was always my favorite ride at Disneyland. It was so moody and unusual that it took you out of reality into a great constructed environment. Unlike the other rides that tried to replicate other time periods or locations, Inner Space took you to the microscopic world. Since that world is not observable visually, it has to represented in a new abstract language. And the Paul Frees soundtrack and crazy music just added to that wonderful experience.

Since it was such a strange attraction, Disneyland did not make many souvenirs other than a little booklet and a record. I have the giant attraction poster but have never gotten it framed. So in the end most of what is left of the ride is our memories and remembrances.

Monsanto RecordAdventure Through Inner SpaceAtommobile Sticker

Friday, June 19, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Classic Animation

Snap Crackle & Pop animation cel

This weekend I wasa lucky enough to purchase a nice group of animation cels, drawings and concept art from Playhouse Pictures. Playhouse closed up their studio in LA a few years ago and it is great to pick up some of the art at the flea market.

Playhouse Pictures animation conceptPlayhouse Pictures storyboardPlayhouse Pictures storyboardPlayhouse Pictures Bug conceptPlayhouse Pictures Bug conceptPlayhouse Pictures celPlayhouse Pictures model sheetPlayhouse Pictures model sheet

Friday, June 12, 2009

What Mr Toast Shirt do You Want?

Any Shirt ideas?

I am working on designing some new Mr Toast shirts. So if anyone has something of mine they always wanted to see on a shirt leave me a comment and tell me all about it. It can be a comic for 3 years ago or just your favorite character that I have never done a shirt of. As always your input is really important to me.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Mr Toast Necklaces

Mr Toast Necklaces

They are now available in my webstore - each only $5 + shipping - click below to go there.



Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Licensing Show

Licensing Show

Yesterday I had a chance to visit the Licensing Show in Las Vegas. I just flew out for the day and hopped a shuttle over to the Mandalay Bay. In past years the show has been in NYC so this was a bit of a change. The show was pretty impressive with enormous booths for Mattel, Warner Brothers and a giant Smurf Village set up for Sony.

For the past 6 months or so, Mr Toast has been represented by Dark Horse Comics so they were giving out Mr Toast key chains and spreading the word. The show goes on for the next two days so hopefully a lot of new people will be introduced to Mr Toast.

PS - in other super secret news, new Mr Toast animations coming soon.......

Licensing Show

Monday, June 01, 2009