Thursday, July 20, 2017

Happy Pantry: who likes refills?


Our niece said this one fine morning, and we had to turn it into a Happy Pantry drawing...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Leo and Jason

 This is from an idea i had to do celebrities as Happy Pantry characters.  The idea was turned down so hard by Tracey that I never did more than this.  I think of it as one of my finest illustrations ever.  And....one of the worst.

These have absolutely nothing to do with each other - but I wanted to post them.  So here they are.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Happy Pantry Kitchen Towels

This is one of the first things we made for Happy Pantry:

Mr Latte kitchen towels.  They're available on our website www.happy-pantry.com

Go on - fill your kitchen with something cute.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Birthday drawing....

It was somebody's birthday today - so I thought I'd draw them something.  It's funny because if someone asked me to draw something I'd be hesitant and drag my feet, but sometimes an idea hits me and I want to get to it before anything else.

It's just a quick sketch - but this person really likes mermaids - and collects all sorts - so I thought I could do something mermaidy for them.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

making merchandise - the happy pantry way...

Well, it's probably the way a lot of people do it.  We do all the designs and figure out the sizes we want the product to be and then we send all of that information to a company in China and have them make it all.

Here are some pictures they sent us - we're running low on the tote bags we made last year, so we're getting a new, bigger order - and with a couple of additional designs!

 This is one of the bags we originally ordered from them, and it's sold well enough that we needed more!
 This is one of our newer designs - we did a very small run on them back in December, and they've all but sold out - so we decided to get a bunch.

 This is another of our newer designs that we had a small run of in December - this one completely sold out, and quickly - so we had to get more.


And then there's this onion.  This is part of our original three tote bags for Happy Pantry.  And it's one of our favorite designs.  We just didn't like how, this time, the colors turned out.  Luckily the company works with us to make sure the quality is up to our standards, so they did a couple of different versions (above) which were not to our liking, and finally figured out that instead of doing the standard screen printing, that they would use a heat press - and the results are below:


It is exactly like our drawing!  It translated almost perfectly!  So we're excited to get them in.  They are currently on a slow boat - and should be in by the end of May!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Doctor Strange

I remember really liking Doctor Strange when I was young.  I feel like I read a lot of those comics - but I couldn't tell you a thing about them.  I have no idea who he is or what he does.  I know there's magic and that he lives in....um, an apartment on the same block as the cosby show...?  Or, at least, that's what I remember....

So maybe I don't know anything about Doctor Strange.  But a movie came out - and I drew this shortly before hand.  Hopefully the movie holds up to the comic book....that I have no recollection of.


Thursday, June 08, 2017

Happy Pantry - new merch!

We have a great company we work with overseas to make our Happy Pantry tote bags.  They provided us with an image of them in the process of screen printing our illustrations onto the bags!

We're also getting the Milk and Cookies bags back in stock after completely selling out of our first run!


You can buy any of our tote bags on our website - www.happy-pantry.com

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Spongeybob!

I started working on this amazing show in season 9.  Can you believe Spongebob has been on for 10 seasons?  Here's to hoping it continues indefinitely!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dooks of Hazzard...

These days there be dukes flying this way and that.  Basically there's a baby and she's always duking it up.  Every day with the dooks.  And she never cleans it up herself, she just lies there and waits for us to do it for her.  Every time.  It's gross.

I actually drew this before the baby arrived and started stinking up the house....


The show kind of stunk too, so it's appropriate....

Thursday, May 18, 2017

ooooooohhhh Alice!

There's this beautiful song in the last (horrible) movie version of Alice in Wonderland.  Danny Elfman has been mailing in some of his more recent compositions (see all of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...or, better yet, don't see it!) - but this one song is incredible.  And it inspired this ridiculously cutesy illustration:


Here is the song below:

Thursday, May 04, 2017

BB8 and RTD2

It's May 4th - which, for some reason, people have decided is when you post Star Wars stuff.  May the fourth be with you.  It's lame.  But still - here's a new Star Wars drawing I did!

Whoot!

I'm no better than everyone else - follow the crowd everybody - it'll never lead you astray.  At least for drawing a Star Wars illustration for May 4th....

I have no idea why I thought it should say Beep Boop - but there it is anyway.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Happy Pantry: nobody is this peppy in the morning....!

Nobody should be this peppy in the morning....that is, until you smell that sweet aroma of coffee!  What time is it that you wake up?  That's right, coffee o'clock!  Who cares?  Shake off that sleep with a nice cup of tasty coffee.  And smash that alarm clock, he looks too smug that he startled you awake.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy Pantry: Celery and Peanut Butter

 Everything was going fine until Peanut Butter's exes showed up...
But even those jellies (and chocos) couldn't keep our two new fast friends from being together.  Why do they taste so good together?  Because sometimes life gives you a win for no reason.  Just enjoy.  Celery tastes like nothing by itself, but add a dollop of peanut butter and suddenly you're in mouth party heaven.  And it's satisfyingly crunchy too!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Happy Pantry: April showers....

April showers are just an excuse to cozy up and hug in the romance!

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Happy Pantry: Apple Fools!

Are we doing it right?
I'm an Orange...........APPLE FOOLS!

That's not funny, but it still makes me smile...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spirited Away...on a train

No Name was one of the best parts of Spirited Away - sure he became a weird big monster that ate everything, but what a cutie when he was little!!!

So I drew this quick version of him sitting on the train.  He's too cute to hurt anyone, isn't he?  Just don't eat the chocolate....

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Indiana Jones is on the roof

There was a joke we were told as kids about telling someone that someone is dead -

It goes something like, "A kid is away at camp and calls home where his dad answers and immediately blurts out that the cat is dead.  The kid is obviously distraught, and bawling about how they've ruined his camp experience by dropping such sad tragic news and they should build up to it where if the cat wasn't doing well, maybe she had climbed up on the roof of the house but got stuck and maybe next time he called she fell off and was whisked away to the hospital and then the final time maybe then she succumbed to her injuries and passed away - that way there would be some time for him to process it and be prepared for the bad news.  The kid then goes on to ask how mom is doing and the dad goes, "Your mom is on the roof..."


It's a terrible joke with a biting punchline - but it felt appropriate for talking about Indiana Jones and the last attempt at a money grab.  Harrison Ford is SO old now and the movie isn't even filming yet - so he's going to be even older and somehow is going to portray this character that he played 30 years ago?  It just feels like Ford aged out of playing characters like this - so I drew this to mourn the news:


Old Man Indiana Jones - almost done!

Getting close to completion...

 
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