Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 best 9

There's a thing everyone is doing with their instagram accounts this week. A website compiles a person's beat 9 photos postd to instagram.  It sucks  at first because a bunch of sketchy pop ups spam the screen,  but it cooperates once they've run their course and have probably taken over my phone....

I did one for my personal instagram and one for happy pantry.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Christmas from Happy Pantry!

We've had a great 2015 - so many shows, so many chances to get Happy Pantry out there and into your eyeballs and hearts.  We've been overwhelmed by the positive reception, and we hope to continue it and make Happy Pantry even bigger in 2016!

Have a Hap-Pea Christmas!  And if you don't follow us on the social medias...maybe you should.

And we have a website where you can buy our Happy Pantry merchandise!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Fresh Beat Band of Spies

I worked on a show called Fresh Beat Band of Spies most of 2014 and through the beginning of 2015.  Our first season ended around March and we're waiting to see what happens for season 2.  Finger's crossed!

I did this drawing as my Christmas card to the crew in December of 2014…taking all the fresh beat characters and doing a cutesy kid version of them.  But I didn't want to post it until the show debuted - and then I thought a christmas themed drawing deserved to be on a Christmas blog.

Happy Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A new cupcake in town...

We decided that Ms Cupcake has let things go to her enormous frosted head.  She's been getting a bit hard to manage with so much spotlight on her at all times.  So we're introducing a boy cupcake.

We're still discussing what his stage name should be.

Also - Ms Cupcake has informed us that she resents the accusations we've made above as she is fictitious.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Happy Pantry is doing something January 10th and 11th, 2016!

Are you in the Los Angeles area?  What about the Orange County area? Stay tuned for what Happy Pantry is doing January 10th and 11th!  It's probably in Orange County...

Ms Cupcake is done up in her fanciest bow...I wonder why?

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Adventure Time - my version

more finished on the Adventure Time illustration...all nice and clean - now if only I had time to color it...

although, I guess i did a rough clean up with the original version of Jake...

But this was just a lot of color bucket fills, not any texture or much thought...

Thursday, December 03, 2015


I'm working on an adventure time piece, and drew this Jake...I think it looks too much like their version...and I'm trying to do my version of it - so I have to go back to the drawing board...

Why does he have a tiny hand?!?!?  Curses.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Gonna have an adventure of a time...

I thought it would be cool to do a version of Adventure Time characters, Finn and Jake.

This is my first rough of Finn...and I'll be adding Jake next week (as it's almost the weekend!).

I've only seen the first season of the show - which is amazing.  I gotta find more episodes!

Happy Thanksgiving from Happy Pantry

Did you know it's not plural?  For some reason it's Thanksgiving, not I think that means you should only give one thank and then move on.

We've drawn a lot of Happy Pantry characters so far...and we're thankful for how well received our brand has been so far!

I'm also thankful for my glasses.  I'd rather not have a laser stab me in the eyeball to improve things.  Especially when wearing glasses means I'm in disguise and I can take them off if I need to go incognito...and stumble around because I can't see anything...

Anyhow - Happy Thanksgiving from Isaac and Tracey and Happy Pantry!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Designer Con Happy Pantry Map

Designer Con is this weekend at the Pasadena Convention center.  We're excited to be vendors for the second year in a row.  It's such a great show with some amazing artists, designer toys, and so many things your eyeballs will overload.

We're at booth 309:

we're at booth 309...are the numbers big enough?

You can get in on the right hand side - that's the entrance (the traditional way to get into a building).  From there you have to go through the ticket gatherers and security and then there are 3 entrances.  Sadly they won't actually let us paint pink lines for you to follow to our booth - but try to use your imagination.

Last year we were in the front row, and hard to miss - but now we're 3 rows in AND in the middle of that row, so we don't stand out as much...except for all the pink.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Happy Pantry is going to be at Designer Con this weekend!

We're excited that we'll be participating in our second Designer Con.  It's this weekend in Pasadena at the convention center.  We had no idea what to expect the first time...because there's so much dude stuff...would they want our pink and cupcake nonsense?  Turns out yes!  And this time we have actual plushes to show...

Here's one of our silly drawings that we're going to post on to advertise our participation in the show:

I thought it would be fun because it's Designer Con - and this was a version of the cupcake made to look like it was designed on blue prints.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Happy Pantry: some pictures from Jackalope

We had the opportunity to show our Happy Pantry at Jackalope a week and a half ago.  It's a new(er) arts and crafts fair and it was a lot of fun!

There were a ton of really cool vendors - we weren't able to get around to see everything, but they curated a really good show.  The only downside that I could see is that since it was outdoors and two days, we had to take our stuff with us after each day, so it almost felt like we were doing back to back shows with all the set up and tear down.

But it was rather worth it.  Here are some pictures from the event that were taken by Gil Riego Photography.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Happy Pantry: Happy Friday...the 13th fry said...

It's Friday the 13th and that makes ya think of two things - one is, don't step on cracks.  And secondly it's weirdo hockey fans with big knives.

But Happy Pantry does believe in superstitious crack stepping, and we definitely are not going to be drawing any knife wielding maniacs (it's kind of off brand)...but we do like we thought we'd do something:

I've been freelancing on Spongebob Squarepants for a few months now, so I thought it would be fun to do that style of 'cleanup' with the line work for this illustration.  And I was really feeling the big fat wiggly fries, even though if I ordered fries, I always hope their shoestring or thin and crispy.

And, if you didn't notice - there are 13 fries and the 13th fry is the one that's wishing you a Happy Fry-day.  So even though I'm spelling it out...enjoy!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Happy Pantry is going to Designer Con

We're debuting Indibanana Jones in plush form at Designer Con in a week and a half - November 21st and 22nd!  It's in Pasadena and we're at booth 309 all weekend!

Cenobite kissing booth

I thought it'd be funny to draw the Hellraiser characters in a variety of cartoons doing regular things.  I figured that the Chatterer would want to open a kissing booth.

Just kiss him, you know you want to!

Friday, November 06, 2015

Jackalope Art and Craft Fair - November 7th and 8th

We're taking Happy Pantry to Jackalope's Art and Craft Fair in Pasadena on November 7th and 8th.  It's located in Central Park, which is between Fair Oaks and Raymond...just two blocks down from Colorado!  We're there from 10-5 each day this weekend!

We're in booth 81, on the Raymond side of the park.

Peanuts Movie (if it were done by Happy Pantry)

There's a movie coming out today about Peanuts!  We're excited, especially our little Peanut.  Finally a movie she can relate to...

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Happy Pantry: H is for Happy Hamburger

Over where Happy Pantry is a live real tangible thing that you can run your hands through, but not without getting a slap, we like our hamburgers happy.  And soy.  And our cows alive which makes them happy as well.

If we were going to do a children's book, our first attempt would be an alphabet book.  We think it'd be fun to go through all of Happy Pantry and give the different characters a chance to show off what they can do.  Or, at least, what action words we can alliteratively link them to.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Indibanana Jones plush!

We're excited that we're going to be debuting our Indibanana Jones Plush at Designer Con in a couple of weeks!  Here are a couple of pictures:

And by couple - I mean three.  Here are three pictures.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Happy Pantry is going to the Jackalope Art Fair!

It's this Saturday and Sunday - the Jackalope Art Fair in Pasadena.  We're gonna be there vending our Happy Pantry stuff both days!  It goes from 10-5 each day.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Wednesday Addams

One of my favorite artists/creators of all time is Charles Addams.  He created the Addams Family - it was such a great mix of darkness and humor.  It was twisted stuff, but still fun and family friendly.

Don't accept drinks from Wednesday Addams.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Happy Pantry - Halloween, whisk me away!

Halloween sweeps you away with it's fun and costumes and sweets and scares, and November first you're left with the aftermath and it's time to sweep up the memories.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Happy Pantry Halloween!

Beware the pearwolf!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Happy Pantry: Happy Pumpkin

The only good pumpkin is a carved pumpkin.  They don't serve any purpose other than decoration, right?

Okay - I guess some people like the pie (I'm one of those people) two things - and then nothing.  But they do two glorious things.  Once a year.

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Cake Expo Recap according to PKP Way

Click here to see their recap:

The Cake Expo was a little over a week ago.  We spent the entire time in our booth - so it was nice to have people like the fine folks at the PKP Way do a recap and share some terrific photos.  If you didn't go, and many didn't, then you should check out their blog because they had some amazing pics!

such as this one:

Happy Pantry: Zompeas!

It's almost Halloween!  Watch out for Zompeas!

eat your peas, before they eat you!

We have a 8x10 print available on our website -

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Sandman 01

In the realm of entertainment, there are a lot of characters called Sandman, or referred to as some sort of sand person...I started drawing one, and then more and more started popping I did 4 total.  This was back in 2009 for a gallery show I had at Nickelodeon.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Happy Pantry Boy Bibs and Hats!

We're finally getting into boy merchandise!  We've had people come up and tell us to make cactus, plums and peacocks.  We've had people say, "If only you had such and such," then they'd buy it.  Well, we usually sigh that we can't accommodate their requests and hope the next person likes what we do have - but one thing we've been planning is the boy version of our Ms Cupcake.

Our bibs are $10 each and the hats are $8.  But we also offer them as a set for only $15!  Check 'em out on our website -

I guess that makes him Mr Cupcake?  I's a terrible name, but that's what it is for now.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

'Lil Gir

Gir was one of my favorite cartoon characters of all time.  I was just ending my internship at Nickelodeon and there was this pale guy in a trench coat stalking the halls.  Turns out it was Jhonen Vasquez, an independent comic book artist who was in the process of creating Invader Zim.

If I had known that I was working in the same building as the people who created such an amazing show, I would have been stalking them for days!  But instead I gave him room and made with the shifty eyes.

In any case - the designs, the story, the jokes - everything is near perfect, and it's sad that Invader Zim only went 2 seasons.

I thought it would be fun to try and do a version of Gir as a Fairly Odd Parents character.  Here is my version.

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Cake Expo - October 17th and 18th

Happy Pantry is going to be at the Cake Expo on October 17th and 18th.  It's in the Hanger building at the OC Fair Grounds in Costa Mesa.

Friday, October 09, 2015

World Egg Day

It's World Egg Day.  Every day it's a new celebration...but usually for something pointless like this.


Pictures from the IE Cupcake Fair and Dessert Expo

We took Happy Pantry to the IE Cupcake Fair in Riverside last weekend.  There was a photographer that took pics of the event - and these are two that we're in:

 We were given an end cap booth, so we were able to spread out and show off our stuff without looking cluttered.  It was a nice show.  It wasn't too overwhelmingly busy, and it also wasn't empty and dull.  Our only complaint is the DJ who was playing music at the event seemed to think it was a dance party and he was playing his music way too loud - so much so that we a lot of times we couldn't hear our customers and vice versa.

Those are some good looking aprons!  And they're only $30 on our website -

Thursday, October 08, 2015

A dark piece of coffee: Happy Pantry

I'm on a dark paper kick when drawing with colored pencils, only it seems like it's just staying dark.  I kept trying to lighten it up, but it doesn't seem to this is the final piece:

it's in there somewhere...

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Nightmare before Corpse Bride

I was watching Corpse Bride, only because it was streaming on Netflix.  I wanted to like the movie so much - and it's not that good.  Not only is it a really quick story, but there are too many songs, and they're all horrible.  I think the short running time wouldn't be so bad, but those songs...they're the worst!  They're so ridiculously bad.  And it's surprising considering it's a teaming up of Danny Elfman with the guys that made Nightmare Before Christmas.

One bright spot is the character designs.  Those are really good - still not Nightmare Before Christmas level, but very good.

Anyhow - when they introduce Scraps, it reminded me of Zero - and that made me wonder if it was the same dog - one as a ghost and one as a skeleton.  Does anyone ever say?

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Jack Skellington

I've always wanted to draw my version of Jack Skellington, but I've always held off because Tim Burton already did the perfect version.

Usually I draw my characters with really squatty bodies, but Jack has a really long and lean torso, so to keep it looking normal, I tried to keep those things in mind as I drew him.

National Homemade Cookies Day!

It's National Homemade Cookies Day today - that's right, there's a national thing for every day.  It's actually quite a lot of national day things today - but cookies are the tastiest!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Inland Empire Cupcake Fair and Baking Expo

October 4th kicks off our busy season!  It's your first chance to buy our Ms Cupcake plush in person!  Especially since most people didn't know we had them at the Long Beach Comic Con a couple of weeks ago...because we didn't know we were going to have them in time!

We're excited to be bringing Happy Pantry to the Inland Empire...and not only that - but we're going to be at the IE Cupcake Fair and Baking Expo!  AND we have our cupcake plushes!  We're terribly excited about that...people like our cupcakes!

It's all happening on October 4th from 12-4 pm.  If you get VIP tickets, you can get in at 11!  That's a whole extra hour of cake and treat sampling!  Not to mention there won't be a line at our booth until the normal folk are let in at noon!  Do you wanna be normal and line up like a sucker?  Do you wanna be special and get pampered for a full hour before having to mingle with stinkies?  Get your VIP tickets!  It's only $5 more!  Sheesh!

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