Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy Pantry: That's one chili pepper!

It's getting quite chilly again, and that necessitates the pulling out of heavy winter gear.  Even hot stuff like chili peppers have to bundle up.

We usually refrain from the cheesy pink cheeks which seem to be very prevalent in kawaii illustrations - but this is one of the few times it's called for but only because the cold makes the extremities extra freezy.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Whatcha Eatin' Adelia?

 Whatcha eatin' Adelia?
How rude!

I was developing Adelia a few years ago as a cute penguin - and my version of Hello Kitty if I was to design a cute girl character.  I even got as far as development on a children's book as well as a handful of illustrations - but stalled out when I drew the Squaremania characters (Paddy Panda) as a supplement to Adelia, and then they quickly eclipsed her in my interest.

I went to a children's book illustrator meeting where I had an editor look at my portfolio.  She didn't get Adelia and said that kids would question why she didn't have a mouth (because she wasn't designed with one because she doesn't need one...not to mention the fact that the more I developed her, the less like a penguin she looked).  So I went home and redrew the top image with the bottom one and added a mouth.  So it's possible for her to have one, if she needs it - but I don't think she needs it.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

New episode of Spongebob this weekend!

This weekend there's a new episode of Spongebob!

I drew a tooth.

Lollipoop rough

It's tough being a lolli - especially when it comes time to poop.  Skinny butts always slip through the hole...but better when one sits down than once one has commenced....

This is very clearly a Happy Pantry rejected illustration...but I knew that going in. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Happy Pantry: Cyber Monday Sale!

Everything is still 20% off at - all you have to do is use the code: cupcake

The sale ends today at midnight!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Pantry Sale!

To celebrate the holidays - not to mention black friday, small business saturday and cyber monday - we decided to have a Happy Pantry sale - our biggest one ever!

Everything is 20% off!  All weekend long - the sale expires on Monday evening at Midnight!  So don't delay!  Happy Holidays from Happy Pantry!

Thursday, November 17, 2016


So we think of a lot of things for Happy Pantry - some of them are really good (if we do say so ourselves) - and sometimes we come up with Burritoes....that's Burr-eeee-toes.

It's no good.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Charlie Brown: I got a rock!

It's strange and hilarious that whenever Charlie Brown goes trick or treating, everyone else gets candy and he gets a rock. I thought about this last night and had to draw this...
 Why doesn't Charlie take it upon himself to do some tricks?  It IS trick OR treat...if someone gave him a rock, they're daring him to retaliate.  At some point they'd get the hint and the joke wouldn't be so funny with all the Snoopy doo on their porch.  At least Charlie Brown should take Snoopy on walks and dooks on all the lawns of the houses that rocked him.

Also - what kind of parents live in these houses that would give a little boy a rock for Halloween?  Especially when they give candy to all the other kids.  He lives in a messed up town.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Even more Happy Pantry Tote Bags - No Coffee, No Talky

We've been busy!  We not only got more of the tote bags we already have in stock - but we added this new bag as well!

No Coffee, No Talky is one of our best selling illustrations - so it was a no brainer that we made it into a tote bag.

They're available on our website - for only $10

Monday, October 24, 2016

Negan's Bat

"Lucille" or "He took it like a champ"
It was a brutal episode of The Walking Dead...we knew something bad was going to happen, but it was worse than anyone thought.  I thought about drawing this all night, so I had to get it out and on paper (via photoshop) so I could move on.

I thought about including spoilers, but meh, I'd figured people should find out what happened by watching the episode, not looking at lame drawings they had the misfortune of coming across...

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Cake Expo is next week!

Can you believe it's already here?  Del Mar Fairgrounds - October 29th and 30th!

Monday, October 10, 2016

New Episode of Spongebob this Saturday

I prop designed this next episode of SpongeBob.  It was my first episode of season 10.  Below are a couple of the props I designed.  I believe I did the entire episode - there are a few reused props from previous episodes, so I didn't technically design everything....

The egg from the 3rd season of SpongeBob makes it's return in this Saturday's BRAND NEW Spongebob epsiode! The episode is called WhirlyBrains and is probably on at 10:30 (but check your local listings!), and probably has nothing to do with eggs. I added that shadow line to the existing prop design!

 SpongeBob's television has been seen in many episodes - but it's never been broken in half.  So this is one of the harder props I designed for the episode.

Anyway - check out the show - new episodes every Saturday for the next few weeks!

Monday, October 03, 2016

Saturday's SpongeBob SquarePants is ALL NEW!

Hey guys,

Turn in to Nickelodeon to watch a brand new episode of Spongebob Squarepants!  It's at 10:30 am, and I did the prop design for this episode!

Here's a sneak peak at what you'll see, if you look close enough:

I've learned, now that I've been on SpongeBob for over a year now, that this prop has too much information on it - for something zipping across the scene (you'll have to watch the episode to know what I'm talking about), it only needs the picture of the onion for the viewer to understand what it is.  The words are superfluous.

Why is a sack of onions zipping across the screen?!?!!?  TUNE IN this Saturday to find out!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

I'm working on Spongebob...!

I've been working on Spongebob since not for that long.  I did a lot of freelance at first, and have transitioned into full time in March.

This is one of the first props I designed for the show.  It's fantastic to see something that I designed painted and composited into an episode of one of the most iconic and popular shows ever.

It starts as a simple drawing in a storyboard and then goes to a designer (in this case, me) and is designed and cleaned up in the style of the show.  Then it goes to paint (which used to be ink and paint, but they started making the designers clean up their own work a few years back on most shows), and all of it is sent overseas to be animated.

The second picture is because I was drawing Plankton, and thought how much he looked like Mike Wazowski from Monsters I drew them together...
And finally, just because I happened to have it - here's a storyboard vs fully designed prop.  Look for it in episode 958!  Whichever one that'll recognize it because of all the bulletin boards...

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Happy Pantry - bow ties and forks

I use this image on my business card.  When we were planning on what to include, I wanted to draw a Happy Pantry character that I felt best exemplified myself - pokey hair and glasses.  The fork was perfect!  Only - I would never be able to pull off the bow tie look.  So while it works for the fork, I'd look rather ridiculous.

I also kept trying to play with the pun - what a fork (instead of dork)...but it doesn't quite work, so we never posted it as a drawing by itself...until now!  But without any crap puns.  Better no pun than crappy pun.  Unless that particular crappy pun cracked me up...

Monday, September 12, 2016

Long Beach Comic Con is coming! Table R4

My friend Tim and I are going to be sharing a table for our second year in a row at the Long Beach Comic Con - September 17th and 18th.  It's in Long Beach.  The name kind of gives it away.

It's a really good show - lots of great artists - a bunch of big name comic book guys are going to be there - as well as tv and movie stars...if you wanna shell out money to just get their pic or signature (which is kind of lame)...but they're there for that, if you want!

We're cramming into table R4.  It should be delightful.

There might be too much fan art out there - but by looking at the image above, you might see that I've embraced it.  And am enjoying my versions of these famous characters.

What a fork! Happy Pantry

i posted this 4 years ago today!  That's how long we've been doing Happy Pantry drawings.  It's still a lot of fun...I'm happy we've found something we like doing that others seem to like as well.

I was channeling a little bit of myself in this drawing.  Which is weird because I don't wear bow ties, nor pocket protectors...and I would get new glasses instead of taping them together.

Who would tape their glasses together?

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Indibanana Jones making the rounds!

We've got our Indibanana Jones plushes in stock and one of our first supporters picked one up at Designer Con last year.  He recently posted this picture:

"Indibanana Jones Stunt Spectacular" - words and photo by Billy629 on Instagram

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Happy Pantry Hot stuff

Don't get yourself a swelled head, there's always someone hotter than you.  Just be happy that you make someone's mouth tingle.  Just not everyone's.  But only because that'd be gross.  Or, at least, unrealistic.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Pokemangoes - only better this time

This is basically the same illustration as the one I previously did - I just added a few things i meant to do the first time and completely forgot.

Like - I forgot you could change the names of the pokes - so I added a few names - I added a few blue circles behind some of them because, in the Pokemon Go game that means they were recently caught and I added a signature since I drew all of it and created it all and was the author if it all...!  Boom - enjoy!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Alright, I caught all the Pokemangos...

Did you know there's two acceptable ways to spell Mangos?  For some reason they can be spelled Mangoes or Mangos.  Unless you're writing on a blogger website like this, then it puts a big red underline under Mangos - and then it kind of defeats the point.  But I looked it up!  You can spell it both ways!  Dumb ol' Mangos...don't even know their own name.

  I play way too much pokemon go....

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Happy Pantry in the window

Who is that Happy Pantry in the window?  Would ya look at that, it's OUR Happy Pantry.  We had a window display in Arcadia back in 2014.  It's crazy that it's already 2 years later.  We have so much more merchandise now.  All of which you'll find on our website -

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Cookies! Happy Pantry

You're one smart cookie...if you shop at Happy Pantry, that is.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Pokemon Go

This Pokemon Go fad has really hit me hard.  I can't stop playing.  It's such a ridiculous game, with very little skill and has more to do with how much time you invest into I've decided to invest too much time.

One thing is that every time I hear the name, I think it sounds like Poke a mango.  So I drew this.

I can't stop catching pokemon, and I can't stop poking mangoes....

Sunday Sundae! (Happy Pantry)

Ice cream is good.  Eat your ice cream kids and you'll all be happier for it.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Anyone still playing the Pokemons?

I have an addictive personality.  It usually comes out in video games - so I've made a point to not buy any of the new systems as they come out so I play through whatever games I had, and I can put it all away.

The only problem is that then I see phone apps, and those become my obsession.  The first was Bejeweled Blitz, and then Angry Birds, and now I'm addicted to the Pokemon Go game.

It's the worst.  But I can't stop!

Besides Pidgies - I seem to be getting a lot of Cubones these days....

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Happy Pantry: Coffee in the Morning

Coffee in the morning is a must.  It's almost a state of emergency when you've run out of coffee filters and all you need is that one cup to get you started.  Will a sock work?  Will an old t-shirt?  How bad would it be to just drink the grinds?  I bet gritty coffee would actually pep you up a bit faster.  It'd be chokier....and it would be a good idea to brush your teeth straight afterwards, to avoid black bits all over your teeth...but love will find a way.  You will drink that coffee at any cost.  I'd probably use an old (clean) facecloth...if I had to.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Happy Pantry - Peanut Butter and Chocolate and celery?

Fan Art: Pikachu

I was at an anime festival this weekend - The big Anime Expo - at the Los Angeles Convention Center - it was an insane amount of anime and cosplay and people....and sweat.  There was so much sweating!

I was in artist alley - and Pikachu was well represented with actual licensed merchandise and tons more fan art depictions.  That inspired me to do a pokaball with Pikachu.  Pokaball doesn't actually mean anything, I just made that up because I've been drawing characters as balls lately, and this seemed appropriate.

Pikachu - I chews you...heh....cause I'm hungry.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Happy Pantry: Anime Expo 2016

we're at table 48h in the expansive Kentia Hall for the 2016 Anime Expo!

There's going to be a lot to see and do!  Make sure you check it out!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Happy Pantry at the Anime Expo

Ever since we heard about the Anime Expo we wanted to take Happy Pantry there.  We missed out on last year's just barely - and this year we were wait listed.  We never thought we'd get in, but then they opened up some extra slots in Artist Alley and, much to our surprise, we were accepted!  So now we're going to be showing at this year's Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 1st through July 4th.

Here are the hours of operation:

Friday July 1st: 12pm-6pm
Saturday July 2nd: 10am-6pm
Sunday July 3rd: 10am-6pm
Friday July 4th: 10am-3pm

One of us will be at Table 48H in Artist Alley - where you'll be able to find most of our Happy Pantry merchandise!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

B-double Oh-ttle - Happy Pantry

Because who stirs a bottle?  Weirdos...that's who.

Monday, June 20, 2016

it's a little hot out there

Ever feel like the entire world is melting?  That's how it feels today.  I'm going to stay inside because it is hot out!

I'm just glad I'm not in's supposed to be 120 degrees there.  But it's well over 100 here in Burbank, and even that feels like too much - so maybe it's just overkill.

This is the first day of summer and boy is it a doozy!

Anime Expo July 1st-July 4th

There's going to be a lot going on the July 4th weekend.  At least for Happy Pantry.  We're going to the Anime Expo!  We're going to be at table 48H in Artist Alley.  It's a huge event, and we hope to see you all there!  Or some of you there.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Finding Dory drawing

While she wasn't my favorite character in Finding Nemo - what with all the repetitive amnesia nonsense - Pixar has always come through with a well crafted, beautiful looking movie.  Except for Cars 2.

So I'm looking forward to seeing this one!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Alien Blob on a full stomach

I did these a while back - I wanted to do a series of blob aliens with cute creatures in their stomachs.  I thought it would make a cool vinyl toy.  I still have yet to realize that toy dream, but I still really like the drawings...

Monday, June 13, 2016

Of course Penguins can beat Sharks!

In case you ever wondered, if these two worthy foes met, who would win in a fight?

They proved last night that it would be a penguin.  Penguins would win 4 out of every 6 times!

At least in Hockey.

Not that anyone watches hockey....

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Lil' Doctor Manhattan

I did this illustration way back in 2009, but as I was going through some of my older drawings, saw this one and wanted to update it a bit.

I added a lot more texture to the bg (the moon and the earth) and changed some things that I didn't like about Doctor Manhattan.  Like his nose wasn't as cute as it is now (it's a stupid thing, but it was a little longer and not as petite, which is a better fit for the version I draw), and the eyes weren't as dimensional.  There were a lot of little things, and I think it's a lot better now.

Do I help the Earth or watch it get destroyed?  Either way I'll be naked.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

The state of politics today

I was looking forward to voting in this year's election - only to see what ended up it even worth voting for the primaries?  I signed up as a Republican, so that was my first mistake - the contest was already decided by primary time...and it looks like the Democrats are practically squared away too.  I'll vote in the actual election, so that'll be fun....or horrible.

But it'll be interesting!

Friday, June 03, 2016

Happy National Donut Day!

I don't think calories count today - so eat as many donuts as you can fit in your mouth at one time!  Or maybe take a bite and swallow and then another bite....but eat a lotta donuts!  It's National Donut Day!

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Good Grief, it's Adventure Time

I might be drawing Charlie Brown AND Adventure Time way too much.

This also isn't that good...but I thought it was funny enough...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

What time is it? Adventure Time

It's time for an Adventure Time fan art piece, anyway.

When I first saw the news that the show was getting picked up at Cartoon Network, I thought it was such a mistake.  It was so ugly!  Little beady eyes, weird gummy arms.  There was no way it was going to be any good...

But then I saw an episode and it was amazing!  It was written so well...the jokes hit more than they missed - and it had a great cast of characters.  It was so odd and fresh and different.  So good for them.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cookie problems...

Did you know that October 1st is National Homemade Cookies Day?  That's right, they have a lame national thing for every day...but for this one I drew this:

It felt kind of odd that the cookie would be so happy with such a big bite taken out of her, so I thought I'd redo it:

That's a little more realistic....for a cookie with a face...that feels pain.
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