Saturday, November 18, 2017

Happy Birthday, Mickey!

     On this day, 89 years ago, Walt Disney said aloud, "I'm gonna doodle me a little whippersnapper that'll whistle and cut a rug, and make me a ton of simoleons!" I wasn't actually there, of course, but I'm assuming that's how it all went down... and thus, Mickey Mouse was born!

     Disney has been putting out videos of Mickey celebrating his birthday around the world, while sporting a fun outfit that I like so much, I decided to use for a new Park Pal of the head mouse. 

Happy Birthday ya Little Whippersnapper!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

gurgles

     Here are a few night crawling monsters to help you celebrate this year's All Hallow's Eve... slightly different than you may remember them.

Happy Halloween, kids!


Friday, October 27, 2017

See Ya REEL Soon!

     It's pretty safe to say that there's something magical about the ambience of being at Walt Disney World.  Sure the many rides, shows, and characters each provide an overall sense of joy, but I'm talking about the little things... such as the sound of the bustling crowd on Main Street or even the voice on the monorail telling you to stand clear of the doors. Even these simplest of details can spark that zippy-doo-da feeling of delight in the hardest of hearts. If you're looking online for an example of this, no one, in my opinion, better delivers a sense of what it feels like just to BE at Walt Disney World than the YouTube channel, SeeYaReelSoon.

     Married couple Joe and Ashley document their many adventures in the most magical place on earth with a series of videos that, for at least my family and I, remind us of that magical ambience like no one else. Whether it's enjoying a refreshing sip of Bibo at Epcot's Club Cool, or riding the Tomorrowland People Mover for the umpteen-billionth time... well... you get it! We like watching their videos! So much so that, for us, Joe and Ashley have become synonymous with Walt Disney World. It's because of this that I decided to go ahead and add them to my roster of Disney Park Pals!
Huge honor, right?

     While I'm at it, here are a few more Park Pals who I'm guessing, based on our MANY viewings of SeeYaReelSoon, are some of Joe and Ashley's favorites.



Friday, September 29, 2017

Really Bad Eggs

     YAAAAAARRRRRRRR!! Here be a few more blackhearted Park Pals to have set sail under the Jolly Roger!


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Talk Like A Kenny Day

    So I've come up with a different look for my Disney Park Pals, and since today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, I thought it'd be fitting to kick off this new line with one of my favorite scallywags - Kenny the Pirate!

     Normally, I've had the Park Pals specifically be fan art of Meet and Greet characters that you might run into at one of the Disney parks. While Kenny the Pirate isn't an official Disney character, he does spend an awful lot of time in the parks, so, as far as I'm concerned, he's a Disney World staple! 

     My wife and I have planned two trips to Walt Disney World in the past, and are currently planning a trip to Disneyland for sometime in the near future. A few years back, we happened upon Mr. the Pirate's website and once we did, the whole planning process became both easier and more enjoyable. Walt Disney World offers so much to do that, while being a ton of fun, can easily become overwhelming. Think about it, you're hot, you're tired, and on top of all that... you can't decide what "magical" thing to do next. It's not going to be long before the kids start crying and the daddy's start... using a more colorful vocabulary. Fortunately, a lot of this heartache can be avoided with a good itinerary! That's where Kenny the Pirate comes in.

     Kenny spends seemingly ALL of his time in the Disney parks gathering info on wait times, ride closures, etc. to help park-goers come up with an informed game plan so that they get the most bang for their Disney World buck. You can check out his website here, and you definitely don't want to miss his SUPER informative Character Locator! I highly recommend it!

     But enough with the commercial! It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day and I haven't internationally talked like a pirate ONCE! Curse the hornswagglin' wench that birthed the likes of I for me lazy son-of-a-biscuit-eater ways! Yaaaaarrrrrr!

P.S. I just googled 'scallywag.' I'm sorry, Kenny! I meant no disrespect. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

You're So Randomz

     Once again, I've come up with a hodgepodge of different characters that I just felt like drawing and slapped them all together in an attempt to bring a little happiness into the world.

Mission: Accomplished?
Judy Jetson from The Jetsons
Alvin, Simon, and Theodore from Alvin & The Chipmunks
Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street
Auntie Nelda from The Ernest Movies

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Penguin Suits - Porg

     Since the Porgs are basically the penguins of the Star Wars universe, I just HAD to make a Porg Penguin Suit!
Only 100 days 'til The Last Jedi!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Care Bearz Dorbz-es-ezzz....ssszz

     I haven't posted anything Care Bears related in, like, FOREVER! It's time to do something about that!

     There's a fairly new line of toys out from Funko, known as Dorbz, that I like quite a bit. I haven't paid money for any of them yet, but if they were to actually produce the following mock-ups... well... that would change.