Tuesday, March 3, 2015

KIDS NEXT DOOR ON YOUR WALL!


While 
Codename: Kids Next Door
was in production
there were assorted attempts
to get the kids of
Sector V
up on your wall.

For example,
this hand-painted limited edition cel
that was created by 
Acme Archives:


We worked on the drawing with them for a couple months and
then they sent me all 300 cels to sign.
I tried to sign 20 a day
while I was on the phone,
usually with 
sooper powerful 
Cartoon Network
executive
Khaki Jones.


Rarer still was this 
cel of the KND shooting hoops.
I think this was created
as a gift for those who worked at 
Turner Sports.
I'm not even sure I have one of these anymore:


And I 
KNOW
I don't have one of these:


This was a print on canvas
and I can't remember what it was for.
Maybe the premiere of the show?

I know I had one hanging up at
Curious Pictures.
But it was too big to lug with me to
Los Angeles.
Not many were made so they're pretty rare.

You can find all these in various 
outlets online.
They're not cheap...
but they're around.

Friday, February 27, 2015

THE NATIONAL CARTOONISTS SOCIETY


Mo Willems
 is always yelling at me 
to join
The National Cartoonist Society.

And I 
TOTALLY
intend to.

But then I forget.

But I didn't forget to go to 
this get-together:


As promised,
there was some 
serious cartoon business
that needed to be taken care of.

Like voting in a new secretary.
And choosing a design for a 
NCS patch that would match everyone's plaid jacket,
as you can somewhat see in this horrendously 
blurry picture.


There was also a fun bit where assorted artists got up to show
the cartoon or illustration they first got paid for,
which led to some funny stories.

Especially NCS stalwart
who's always good for a laugh!


After assorted other secret business,
New Yorker cartoonist
got up to talk about his process
making cartoons for the
New Yorker.






I've been reading the New Yorker forever,
so it was fascinating hearing Mr. Gregory explain
how cartoons are made for the magazine.
Master of ceremonies
and fellow 
New Yorker cartoonist
chimed in as well,
which rocked.










Thanks NCS!

Can't wait for the next event!










Monday, February 23, 2015

COOL BUS: Mexican Style


I'm totally stealing this from
because if you think the
is cool...



Then you'll 
LOVE
this:

I´ve just found my favorite bus ever!
I was on vacation and found this AMAZING bus of 
Codename: Kids Next Door 
on a Street in Acapulco, Mexico.
On one side there is numbuhs 1, 2 and 4 
and on the other side, we see the girls.
In case you don´t know, 
“Los Chicos del Barrio” 
is spanish for 
“Kids Next Door”








I wanna roll
up to the club in
THAT!

(thanks KNDFOREVER!)






Monday, February 16, 2015

HAPPY (BELATED) VALENTINE DAY!


Sooper killer
7D
production coordinator
Jennifer Nelson
NEVER
half-steps!

Take for instance the
Valentines Day goodies
she made for the 
WHOLE DANG CREW!


OMG
FINGER PUPPETS!


And she made one for each of
The 7D







Even
Lord Starchbottom
got some love!


If you see 
Jennifer 
make sure to tell her she
ROCKS!


SOOPER BONUS
I totally stole these 
"making of"
pics from Jen's social media:









SO GOOD!






Monday, February 9, 2015

RUINING FURNITURE



When not posing with giant foam heads
in the secret basement of 
producer/writer/cartoonist
Tom Gammill  
I can often be found drawing 
all over his
dinner table:




So can Caldecott Medal
winner
Dan Santat



Bob Boyle helps out, too
(when he's not working on the new Powerpuff Girls series!)




And Caldecott Honor winner
Jon Klassen
can't help but throw down some 
turtle power



And 
YES
he's aware that Raphael
does not use a bo staff,
thank you.

Lisa Yee,
when threatened,
resorted to drawing my profile.


And
Mr. Willems is,
of course,
completely incapable of
going to anyone's house without defacing 
some furniture



New Yorker cartoonist
Matthew Diffee
brought out the big guns:


And even Mr. Gammill
got in on the action:


Which led to his son Henry
thinking it was okay to 
doodle on the table, too


You should totally go to someone's
house and draw on their 
furniture!