Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pee Wee's Playhouse

Pee Wee Show Set

Last night I got to see the new Pee Wee's Playhouse stage show. It was amazing, the set was wonderful, incredible puppetry and the magic that is Pee Wee. It was great to revisit his world that remains the same but was nicely updated so as not to seem just a thing of nostalgia. The kids in the audience loved it.

It also got me thinking about what a huge influence Pee Wee is on my own artwork. He really staked out amazing piece of territory and filled it with amazing characters. It is sad that it was all put on hold for years because of a little speedbump. But hopefully this new show will get it going again and the world of Pee Wee Herman will exist to entertain for many years to come.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Third Grade

My Third Grade Class

Me circa 1974Marvel Team-Up #17

I have been a huge comics fan since I was a kid, so when I was going through the yearbook from my Elementary School, I was amazed to find our class pictured had me holding a comic book. It is a copy of Marvel Team-Up #17. What is interesting is that it is not a comic I remember owning so I suspect one of my buddies had brought some comics to school and we decided to have our picture taken holding them. Kind of a testament to power comics played in my life as a kid and on into my life.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My First Show of the Year

LA Street Food Fest

I will be setting up the Mr Toast booth at the first LA Street Food Fest. This is going to be a crazy cool show with 30 food trucks and 30 designer vendors (including our friends Spicy Brown). It is $5 to get in and they are expecting a crowd!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Goodbye Maizie

Sacked Out

We had to say goodbye to our dog today. She will be missed.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Art for Sale on Etsy

Ready to WrenchBorn to AerobiciseOne, Two, Button my Shoe

I just added some new art for sale in my Etsy Store.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Friday, January 08, 2010

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Kojak Pops

1975 Kojak Pops

The 70's were a weird time.

Friday, January 01, 2010



Well 2009 was an odd year, with the new financial situation settling in. Luckily things are going well over here at Mr Toast enterprises. I did a lot of shows in 2009 and I am planning to do just as many this year (I will be back at the NYCC in October). This year we shall see some new dolls including Mega Clem Lemon and Mega Lemon Ed (note the new name, I am retiring the Lemonhead name). Expect cool things at Comic Con in July including a special edition Shaky Bacon doll.

I will be working on a new book, which I am hoping some real publisher will put out but if necessary, I will self publish it.

Not sure what we are doing in terms of art shows but I am sure to be in group shows at Gallery 1988 (thanks Katie and Jensen) and hopefully Mayra with have something going with a new Monkeyhouse Toys. Also working on a new non-Mr Toast webcomic which I will talk about later. The Mr Toast webcomic has been on hiatus for a while and it might stay that way for a bit longer.

The thing I love most about doing Mr Toast is the connection I get to have with the fans. I never imagined I would be doing shows and people would come in and know all my characters names. Every artist seeks an audience and I feel very lucky to have found one for all my odd little drawings and artwork.