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Postcard Correspondence

I created a series of 3 ‘Beetlejuice’ themed postcards for Gallery 1988‘s group show ‘Postcard Correspondence’.

Fun fact I learned while creating this series: In the movie, the deserts of the Afterlife are referred to by Beetlejuice as Saturn, but in the original movie script it was meant to be Saturn’s moon Titan. Who knew?

Show opens this Friday, March 20th. Read more about the show here.

G1988 + Cartoon Network Adventure Time

Stoked to be a part of Gallery 1988‘s official Cartoon Network Adventure Time art show.

Even more stoked that my poster made the flyer!

I went a bit crazy with their arms; which is exactly what my favourite thing is about the show: Finn & Jake’s NOODLE ARMS!

Noodle Arms
18 x 24″ Screen Print
Numbered edition of 35
$60

It’s the first poster I’ve designed after quite some time, and I couldn’t be more thrilled that it’s for Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. The show opens on April 3rd, 2014. If you’re in the area, be sure to check it out!

Applied Arts March 2013

The March/April issue of Applied Arts magazine is finally hitting magazine stands! I am thrilled to be featured as the winner of the 2012 Illustration Applied Arts AACE Award.

You can read the full interview below (click on images to view larger).

 

“Hair-Raising Hare” AP’s

I just received my artist proofs for ”Hair-Raising Hare” from Mondo. I’ll be sending all pre-orders out early next week (week of January 1st). For those of you who have already purchased one, thanks for your patience!

HRH

“Hair-Raising Hare”

Check out my latest poster, based off the 1946 classic “Hair-Raising Hare”. I was stoked when Mondo asked me to take part in their ongoing Looney Tunes series.

• 18″x24″ screen print
• Hand numbered
• Edition of 260
• Printed by D&L Screenprinting
• $40

The poster drops at a random time on Thursday, December 6th. More info here.

Hair-Raising Hare

Old Toys: Animaniacs

Here’s another great find while rummaging through old boxes of toys; 3″ PVC figurines of Yakko, Wakko and Dot, from the cartoon classic, Animaniacs.

Animaniacs PVC Figures

Last month at NYCC, I was fortunate to catch a panel with Rob Paulsen, the voice of Yakko Warner (along with countless other infamous cartoon characters). On the whim, he performed The Nations Of The World Song. Mind=blown!

Old Toys: Food Fighters

My Mom’s basement is a toy hunters dream. It’s filled with box after box of old toys, plush dolls, books and action figures (some even in the original boxes). I made a new pact that every time I visit Ottawa, I would take a box back with me to Toronto. Although I don’t have enough room to display everything in my current home, I will take pictures of old time favorites to post here and Flickr.

The first batch to make it’s way home with me, is my collection of Food Fighters action figures.

A memorable bunch of anthropomorphic food items dressed in military gear, that was divided into two armies: the Kitchen Commandos and the Refrigerator Rejects. They were released from Mattel in 1988.

I LOVED these guys! I still remember seeing the commercial for the first time. Shortly after, I had Mean Weener (hot dog); a gift from my Grandmother. Eventually, I managed to collect the full gang. There were ten figurines in total, along with a few accessory toysBelow are some photos of what I’ve managed to hold onto over the years. To see all the shots I took (and larger versions), check out my Flickr page.

The Kitchen Commandos
Burgerdier General, Major Munch, Sergeant Scoop, Private Pizza, Lieutenant Legg (missing)

The Refrigerator Rejects
Mean Weener, Short Stack, Taco Terror, Fat Frenchy, Chip the Ripper (missing)

I’m back in Ottawa this weekend for a family event; I’ll see what I can dig up!