Sunday, November 29, 2009

"Cars" Step into Reading book - "The Spooky Sound"

I was pleasantly surprised when my wife found my book on Amazon the other day. It won't be out until next summer, but you can preorder it already! I'm still in the process of fixing up some of the interior paints. As always, I am very grateful for the opportunity to work on these books.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Beauty and the Beast illustration

This is from one of the pages I illustrated for a Beauty and the Beast short story in a recent Disney Yearbook.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Big Al pin; Toontown pins

Here are some pins I designed earlier this year. I was very excited to do the Big Al pin. The Country Bear Jamboree has always been a favorite of mine, and I'm glad they still have it playing here in Florida ("Blood on the Saddle"...). The Toontown pins were some of the last ones I worked on, and of course they were a lot of fun. Much of the challenge, though fun in its own right, was in the researching for certain details. Donald's boat, the "Miss Daisy", for example, is different in each Magic Kingdom, so it was important to indicate details that were specific to the original in Disneyland.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pixar Heroes Mini Figures

I'm so glad this finally came out - this is a set of Pixar figures that I designed last year at the Disney Design Group. Included are Woody, Buzz, Sulley, Randall, Mr. Incredible and Syndrome. It was great getting the chance to design exaggerated versions of these characters, especially the villains - which you don't often see as toys. This set is exclusive to the stores in the parks and resorts.