Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer and Smoke

An original illustration for Walt Disney Magazine, June 1957
(Hand-painted cel overlay on gouache background) 
No artist credit, but art directed by Paul Hartley

Summer will be over before you know it, so I hope you're getting yourself outdoors to enjoy life as much as you can.  
Hop on that bicycle! Have a cook-out! Haven't you noticed I've been blogging less so as not to distract you from going outside and working on your tan?

I'm loving this summer, our first in our new home.  Back in March we planted eight tiny heirloom tomato plants in the garden and have been harvesting something like 20 to 40 of the best tasting tomatoes every day for the past 2 months.

Our projects have been on a roll, too.  Besides producing new art and merchandise, Jody and I are designing a new Disneyland parade called "Soundsational" to debut next year (it's gonna be great)!  And somehow or another, I'm cramming on an art piece for a Palm Springs show in September.  

Best of all, we've managed to have some fantastic cook-outs with friends and family this summer!  Hope your summer has been full of fun, sun and veggie burgers, too.  There's only about a month of it left, and then everything starts to turn to pumpkins.  
(Which we've also planted!)

The final published spread.


thepicklebarrel said...

aw, i hope your castle doesn't turn into a pumpkin!

let's have some booze cave time when you're in town!

chayward said...

If you and Jody are art-directing Soundsational, it will be the first Disney parade I've EVER wanted to see EVER. Fantastic!

Is there any news on when/whether your Disneyland Cast Member figurines will go on sale? We're looking forward to collecting them all!

Travis said...

I would love to hear how you collaborate with Steve on the Parade.

jmaruyama said...

That's the best news I've heard about this parade so far. Now I am excited!

Eric Scales said...

I wondered if you two had anything to do with the new parade. I think your interview on the Disney Blog mentioned art directing "a parade" but didn't know which one. I should have known though, when the 3 Caballeros were in it- who else would think to include them?!

Dan Alexander said...

Wow, some great projects there (and there's nothing quite like growing your own produce)!

Momma Nic said...

I just love how Mickeys face is all squished up from the smoke. A one eyed Mickey. Have fun making your Magic on the Parade.

Kimickey said...

Wanna trade some tomatoes for some jalapeños, poblanos or anaheims - we planted four plants and they've gone NUTS! I've discovered that chilis are the breakfast of champions – and the lunch and dinner too.

BTW – I’ve fallen in love with the soda fountain glasses and the ice cream dishes – you two are my heroes! I may have to go to Destination D just to shop.


Unknown said...

Hey Kevin,
Where in PS and when is your art on view? Let me know as Allan and I would love to go see!