Monday, October 12, 2015

The Cake Expo - October 17th and 18th

Happy Pantry is going to be at the Cake Expo on October 17th and 18th.  It's in the Hanger building at the OC Fair Grounds in Costa Mesa.

Friday, October 09, 2015

World Egg Day

It's World Egg Day.  Every day it's a new celebration...but usually for something pointless like this.


Pictures from the IE Cupcake Fair and Dessert Expo

We took Happy Pantry to the IE Cupcake Fair in Riverside last weekend.  There was a photographer that took pics of the event - and these are two that we're in:

 We were given an end cap booth, so we were able to spread out and show off our stuff without looking cluttered.  It was a nice show.  It wasn't too overwhelmingly busy, and it also wasn't empty and dull.  Our only complaint is the DJ who was playing music at the event seemed to think it was a dance party and he was playing his music way too loud - so much so that we a lot of times we couldn't hear our customers and vice versa.

Those are some good looking aprons!  And they're only $30 on our website -

Thursday, October 08, 2015

A dark piece of coffee: Happy Pantry

I'm on a dark paper kick when drawing with colored pencils, only it seems like it's just staying dark.  I kept trying to lighten it up, but it doesn't seem to this is the final piece:

it's in there somewhere...

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Nightmare before Corpse Bride

I was watching Corpse Bride, only because it was streaming on Netflix.  I wanted to like the movie so much - and it's not that good.  Not only is it a really quick story, but there are too many songs, and they're all horrible.  I think the short running time wouldn't be so bad, but those songs...they're the worst!  They're so ridiculously bad.  And it's surprising considering it's a teaming up of Danny Elfman with the guys that made Nightmare Before Christmas.

One bright spot is the character designs.  Those are really good - still not Nightmare Before Christmas level, but very good.

Anyhow - when they introduce Scraps, it reminded me of Zero - and that made me wonder if it was the same dog - one as a ghost and one as a skeleton.  Does anyone ever say?

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Jack Skellington

I've always wanted to draw my version of Jack Skellington, but I've always held off because Tim Burton already did the perfect version.

Usually I draw my characters with really squatty bodies, but Jack has a really long and lean torso, so to keep it looking normal, I tried to keep those things in mind as I drew him.

National Homemade Cookies Day!

It's National Homemade Cookies Day today - that's right, there's a national thing for every day.  It's actually quite a lot of national day things today - but cookies are the tastiest!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Inland Empire Cupcake Fair and Baking Expo

October 4th kicks off our busy season!  It's your first chance to buy our Ms Cupcake plush in person!  Especially since most people didn't know we had them at the Long Beach Comic Con a couple of weeks ago...because we didn't know we were going to have them in time!

We're excited to be bringing Happy Pantry to the Inland Empire...and not only that - but we're going to be at the IE Cupcake Fair and Baking Expo!  AND we have our cupcake plushes!  We're terribly excited about that...people like our cupcakes!

It's all happening on October 4th from 12-4 pm.  If you get VIP tickets, you can get in at 11!  That's a whole extra hour of cake and treat sampling!  Not to mention there won't be a line at our booth until the normal folk are let in at noon!  Do you wanna be normal and line up like a sucker?  Do you wanna be special and get pampered for a full hour before having to mingle with stinkies?  Get your VIP tickets!  It's only $5 more!  Sheesh!

For more information check out

Monday, September 21, 2015

New Cupcake Plush!

We got our new cupcake plushes in stock!  They're only $10 at our website -
 If you buy your own plush, you get all the other angles for free!  That's right, you don't just get the front of the cupcake, but you get the side AND the back!  We'll even throw in the top and bottom views for free!  There's this thing called real life, and you can have your very own cupcake in it.  IN REAL LIFE!  Get it now or risk not having one!

There was a cupcake that sat on a wall...which is unsanitary....

Friday, September 18, 2015

Happy National Cheeseburger Day!

Happy Pantry post again:

Happy National Cheeseburger Day!  The only thing better than a hamburger is one topped with cheese!  Slap some gooey cheesy goodness on those buns and eat your hamburgers the way they were intended - completely unhealthy and high in tastiness!

I'd keep talking, but we're going to something a little more scrumptious and have ourselves a grilled cheese veggie burger!  If you're going to have the guilt of all that unhealthy bread and fried foods, might as well lighten the guilt of GMOs and animal cruelty, right?  Save a cow, eat a veggie burger!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Happy Pantry: G is for Gloomy Garlic

Garlic is possibly a necessary ingredient for your food, but boy does it do a number on your breath.  Really you're making the people around you gloomy when you eat garlic.  Try not to breath.  At least not directly on anyone.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Happy Pantry Tote Bags

We have three tote bags in stock right now.  Our Ms Cupcake, Ms Onion and Mr Latte are all ready to hang from your arm and carry all your things.  Or, at least, as much as can fit in a 15.5" bag.  The strap is reinforced with extra stitches to keep them from breaking off and trying to make a run for it...

The bags are only $7.99 plus shipping from our store -

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Happy Pantry: B is for Broccoli

In our quest to create the Happiest Pantriest alliterative alphabet book, we keep going back to previously finished letters.  We decided to revisit the letter B because vegetables in undies sounded like it would be funny.
 I'll be brief...this is broccoli in briefs...

 It sounds like a decent idea, but if you have bouncing broccoli, that means you've overcooked it (undercooked?) into a rubbery inedible mess.  This is the thing children's dinner nightmares are made of because you have to eat it or no dessert.

Broccoli in briefs and everything is right with the world.  Snug and comfy.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Happy Pantry: Ms Cupcake

Why is Ms Cupcake so happy?  We have an announcement coming soon!  Stay tuned!  Or tooned...depending on what your goals are...

Monday, September 07, 2015

Indibanana Jones faces his mortal enemy

There's one thing Indibanana Jones dislikes more than anything...

And no - it isn't how glad you are you didn't say Orange...or banana, or...wait, how does it go?  However it goes, that isn't it.

Today he faces off against his mortal enemy.  It sends shudders down his spine...or it would if he had one.  Not that we're saying he's spineless, it's just that he's a banana, and he's fulla mushier stuff than jello.

It's a little play on words there.  Heh.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Lil' Sand Person

I'm posting the Lil Sand Person (Tusken Raider) all by itself here because I redid the illustration as a square so it would fit in the instagram window.  Everything on Instagram is square, which is kind of annoying for any illustration not fitting those parameters...

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 -!

And we have a card stock printed by 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) I drew here on the front...and that didn't seem like enough, so I redrew her hand holding a winged monkey.

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