Saturday, August 27, 2011

Making Critter Toys

Today I started work on several Critter Action Figures. You may remember I've been tossing this idea around for a while and even created a Zonkey Action Figure. Well, I thought it was time to start production on the line.

All Critter action figures have to be measured first to make sure they will fit into their packages. of course, i haven't found the right packaging materials yet but i am still hunting...

Getting a little low on spray paint... then again having not worked all summer i'm also getting rather low on funds. Luckily payday is coming soon.. and really, the pesky mortgage company can wait, right?

So a few Critters were created today. This is a Geep. It's a mix between a goat and a sheep.

This is a cat. It's a mix between a cat and another cat. Or maybe it's a snow leopard. That sound more majestic!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Betty Ray McCain Gallery

Today I took two of my pieces to the Betty Ray McCain Gallery in Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts for the Regional Artists Showcase Exhibition!

I got to pick the spot to hang my art.. well, sort of. There were two spots left. I chose the spot on the escalator wall. :)

I brought my work over in a fancy pink suitcase.

The nice guys drilleded holes in the wall for screws so I could hang my shelves.

After the art was up, the curator said, "I'm so glad you didn't bring paintings." I think that was a compliment!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

How To Milk a Dinocow: Update

A few of the illustrations for How To Milk a Dinocow, Peak City Publishing by illustrator Abby.

She's been plugging away and will be done soon so we can get this baby to the press!

Stay tuned!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Some of the Streets Critters have Visited

St Pete, FL

Davenport, Iowa

Williamsburg, VA

Long Island, NY

Hamden, NY

Follow the adventures at Critters on Zonkey Street!


Saturday, August 13, 2011

An Interactive Christmas

... in August??

Well, yes in August because i'm preparing for this seasons Moosifesto! That's right, we will be returning to Wake Forest Coffee Company this year for Moosifesto. We missed last year due to another Wake forest project, the Critter Cubes. But this year we will be back and with an exciting interactive project...

i submit to you,
The Crittermas Advent Calendar!
(currently in beta)

Beta, because this isn't the actual Crittermas Advent Calendar but it is a prototype. The concept is simple:

The wall of Wake Forest Coffee will be covered with Critter Bookshelves. Placed on the shelves will be 24 wrapper Crittermas presents. Presents will range from Critter ornaments to signed copies of my book (shameless plug), CD filled with Crittermas music and more!

Each day, a special coffee cup with a number attached will be place with the other cups. If a customer gets a coffee with a number on it, they will get to open to corresponding Crittermas Advent calendar present!

How very exciting, yes I know!!

So now I'm off like Will Farrell to make 24 Crittermas gifts to place in the Crittermas Advent Calendar.

Friday, August 12, 2011

I Wish I Didn't Have to Sleep

Taking a break from writing and making art, I thought I would take a little time to "play" drums. I'm really a bass player but drums, even though i'm not smiling, are really, really fun!

Wish I had time for a band but too many muses spoils the soup. It was Keith Haring who said, "I Wish I Didn't Have to Sleep."

Plus hockey takes precedence ;)