Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Happy Pantry Embroidered Strawberry Hair Clips

We have two different types of hair clips available...a cupcake one based on our Ms Cupcake character.  And our Strawberry Short Clip.  It's not really called that, but it is a hair clip with a cute embroidered strawberry on it.

The hair clips themselves are wrapped in ribbon so they're soft and a nice green color that compliments the red of the strawberry.  And they're only $5.99 on our website - www.happy-pantry.com!

And we have a card stock printed by GotPrint.com with our design.  We, apparently, love polka dots...

Monday, August 31, 2015

Freddy's Nightmare...

I did this illustration a few years ago...I thought it would be appropriate to upload it today considering Wes Craven died this morning.

It's crazy how many movies Wes Craven made - and while not all of them were good, he has some everlasting nightmares haunting our imaginations.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lil' Roarshach

This is an old illustration and one of my first Heebeejeebee characters.  I really liked the character design of Roarshach even though he wasn't that memorable in the movie version of the comic.  Of course the movie, overall, was kind of crap as well...but it didn't keep me from wanting to do my version of Roarshach.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Lil' Wicked Witch

I found a bunch of new brushes for Photoshop and this illustration ended up coming out of that.

I did the background first and the green color reminded me of The Wicked Witch of the West (from the Wizard of Oz, obviously)...so I drew here on the front...and that didn't seem like enough, so I redrew her hand holding a winged monkey.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Happy Pantry Cupcake Bib

We sold out of our Happy Pantry Cupcake Bibs!

We're also dangerously low on our cupcake beanies, so we're going to have to reorder more.  It's great to have that kind of support and that people are liking our Ms Cupcake!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Happy 10th season of Fairly Odd Parents

It's crazy that a cable cartoon has been able to last this long...but that's a testament to the enduring quality of Fairly Odd Parents.  We've had some terrific writers on the show, and insanely talented artists.

When Fairly Odd Parents started, cartoons were only allowed to go 3 seasons...and that's if they were hits.  Even the most popular shows were done after three seasons!  But Spongebob, Dora and Fairly Odd Parents changed all this and were brought back and again and again.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Lossa Star Wars drawings

I've got a few Star Wars drawings to add to my Heebeejeebees characters.  Heebeejeebees are these cute little kid type characters based on some of my favorite entertainment icons.  Most of the original ones were from horror movies, but since starting them, back in 2008 or so, I've moved on to Marvel superheroes and Star Wars villains.

The Lil' Sand Person was first, then Lil' Vader back in 2008.  A few years later I was in a group art show and I wanted to do my version of IG88, one of my favorite bounty hunters...he's almost a 'blink and you miss it' character, but I thought his character design was so cool.  And just this last December I started thinking "Boba Fat" and finished that drawing just this last week.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Pig Goat Banana Cricket Freelance

I had the pleasure of working on the art for the San Diego Comic con poster for Pig Goat Banana Cricket.

Pig Goat is a new show on Nickelodeon, and it looks amazing, so you should check it out.  One of the creators, Dave Cooper, did the original drawing, and I did the digital inking/cleanup.  It's a very involved style with a lot of curves, hatching and thicks and thins.  It was a lot of fun trying to replicate his style in Adobe Illustrator.

Pig Goat Banana Cricket Comic Con Poster

I don't know how Dave Cooper does it, but I would go insane trying to draw this...I nearly did just doing the cleanup!

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Boba Fat!

The Sarlacc Pit has the best Boba (Fett)

It's finished!

I did the original sketch back in November and did several rounds of cleanup, but never really liked the Sarlacc Pit part.  I did several rounds of drawing and redrawing, but it never came out right.  Then I ran into some freelance work and left this to the side.

I picked it up again this week and redid the line work and redrew the Sarlacc Pit, and suddenly it was something I liked enough to finish.

I've been a big fan of boba since I first drank it's tasty goodness.  At one point there were two boba places within a mile of my work, so I decided I needed to visit one of them every day.

Turns out boba is filled with sugar and starch.  Probably something I should have known, but I was blinded by it's sweet tasty allure.

Years later I still drink boba - but only on occasion - probably one every couple of months?  But who cares about my boba drinking habits?  Stop prying into my personal business!

Anyway - Ever since I connected the dots between boba the drink and Boba the Fett, I've wanted to do a version for my Heebeejeebees series of illustrations.  And once I figured out Boba Fat - and how boba makes you fat, it was a match made in heaven...if heavy handed.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Depressed Cake Shop - August 15th in Costa Mesa

We're participating vendors at the Depressed Cake Shop pop up show on August 15th in Costa Mesa! The show runs from 10 am - 5 pm and helps benefit and raise awareness for mental health and depression.

All net proceeds from DCSOC will be donated to the Mental Health Associate of Orange County!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Boba Fat?

I'm working on a new illustration...some might say it's a public service announcement.  Boba is so delicious, but the carbs will plump you like no other.  Beware.  Or be wearing a larger size soon enough!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fairly Odd Racers

The studio is doing a big Mario Kart 8 competition, and the finals are today.  I decided to predict the outcome.

With no bias whatsoever....

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Happy Pantry: Almost Alliterative Alphabet Book - the Letter K

K is for Kissable Kettle.

Just in time for Memorial Day.  Hopefully you're as kissable as our kettle...although I don't know why someone would kiss a kettle.  Maybe if you're boiling water...then that kettle is hot stuff!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Wonderland Gallery at Leanna Lin's

There's a really cool benefit for animals happening at Leanna Lin's Wonderland.  The opening night is July 18th from 6-10 pm.  And the show runs from July 18th to August 23rd.  The art benefits the North Central Shelter.
Art by Genevieve Santos

Leanna Lin's Wonderland is a great gift/art/toy shop in Eagle Rock.  It's on 5024 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  90041.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Happy Pantry: M is for Manic Mug

Coffee is a big part of our lives.  I've realized that I can't go a morning without falling asleep on the drive to work if I don't have a mug o' joe.  But only if Joe is coffee.  I don't know why it's Joe.  I could look it up, but who cares?  Especially when I'm falling asleep at the wheel of a car.  Luckily for me, I'm not the driver.  So I can pass out for as long as I want...until I get to work, then I have to get it together.

While you want to indulge yourself in some coffee....as some scientific (or should I say that with quotes?  Well, to be safe, don't quote me on that) studies conclude that coffee saves lives and hugs babies, it's probably still a safe bet to not go overboard.  Drink your coffee responsibly, or risk the jittery manic mug.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Comic Con!

All the nerds and hipsters and everyone in between descend upon San Diego this week, starting today.  It's all about movies and comics and cool tv shows and video games...oh, and toys and cosplay and nerds and sweating and stinky.  It's all of those things and it's gloriously busy and fascinating and horrible.  All at once.

This is our ode to the con, complete with newsprint style dots.
From zompeas to Indibanana Jones to people in bow ties and glasses, Comic Con has it all.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Gaze into the face of Fear

I always liked Judge Fear the most.  Even though he was a rather one trick pony (with the look at my face and die of fright thing).  And Judge Death had all the cool lines as well as being able to stick his hand through people to kill them.
This isn't the best, but I thought it was good enough to post...I wanna draw him again and see if I can't do it better.

I also never noticed, until I started drawing him, that Judge Fear had bear traps as shoulder pads. Very strange.  Oh - he also has a cape, which I forgot to draw...heh.  I just realized just now.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Customer in our merchandise!

We made bibs and little beanies for babies with our Ms Cupcake embroidered on the front.
Adorable and ready to keep the baby's clothes clean...as much as possible, which isn't much because they're babies.  And babies are messy.  Yucky dirty messy.  It'll all end up in the wash anyway, but at least your baby will be cute in the meantime!

You can find them on our website - www.happy-pantry.com - the bib is $10 and the beanie is $8 - or you can get the pair for $15!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

We're selling Happy Pantry at Layla and Lisette!

We're now in our second store!  In April we started selling our Ms Cupcake plushes at Leanna Lin's Wonderland in Eagle Rock.  

As of June 13th, Layla and Lisette opened their doors in Anaheim.

For all your cupcake needs, for you or your young ones, check out Layla and Lisette - 423 S Brookhurst St, Anaheim, CA 9280

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Sentence is Dredd!!!

I've been on a Judge Dredd kick lately, I did two Dredd sketches and then two colored pencil versions.

I feel like I need to do another one though, because I'm still not satisfied with it.  But as a break from that I thought I'd do a version of Judge Death.

The Dredd comics have had a lot of iconic bad guys, but none captured our imagination as much as the Dark Judges.  Sometimes they were captured or defeated in silly ways, but they were such great character designs - with each one of the Dark Judges having his own unique way to kill.

The Crime is life, the sentence is DEATH!

Did you know that before Judge Death became the iconic villain, he was just a sadistic boy named Sidney?  His parents sealed his fate with that name.  
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