Sunday, November 08, 2009

Holly and Hal Moose: Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure

Hi All, below is an artical about a holiday special I did storyboards for. If you are home when it airs be sure to check it out. There is also more info HERE on ABC's site.


ABC Family and Build-A-Bear Workshop Pair Up to Create New Family Holiday Classic, "Holly and Hal Moose: Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure," for Network's "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" Programming in November

ABC Family and Build-A-Bear Workshop(R) are coming together to create a little holiday "hoofla" this season as the network debuts an animated special that marks the first time in the retailer's 12-year history that its plush animals are brought to life on television. "Holly and Hal Moose(TM): Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure," a one-hour feature movie, makes its nationwide premiere on ABC Family on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7:00 PM ET/PT (with an encore presentation on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 10 AM ET/PT). The television special is based on a book and series of webisodes that introduced Holly and Hal Moose last year and captured their holiday antics, powerful imaginations and love of adventure.

"Holly and Hal" features Meaghan Martin ("10 Things I Hate About You," "Camp Rock") and Jonathan Morgan Heit ("Bedtime Stories") as the voices of Easton and Weston (respectively), two high-strung elves who monitor the North Pole Weather Center. In addition, an exclusive theme song, "When You Dream," was created for the movie by Tena Clark, award-winning music producer, song writer and CEO/chief creative officer of DMI Music & Media Solutions.

"Holly and Hal were our first characters to inspire a storybook, and now they're the first to become movie stars," said Maxine Clark, founder and chief executive bear of Build-A-Bear Workshop. "The tale of this antlered-sibling duo is meant to inspire people to follow their dreams -- no matter how big they seem. It's a classic holiday adventure that offers families the opportunity to start a new tradition of watching it together each season."

"We're very excited about this first-time partnership with Build-A-Bear Workshop," said Tom Zappala, senior vice president, Disney ABC Television Group. "The story of Holly and Hal Moose is a perfect addition to our family holiday programming."

Families can relive the excitement of the movie by making their own Holly and Hal stuffed animal friends and dressing them in new signature outfits and accessories from the movie. In addition, Build-A-Bear Workshop is introducing Lil' Hal, a rogue robot in Santa's Workshop until Holly rescues him from recycling and he becomes her skillful and loveable sidekick. Merchandise is available at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and online at The movie DVD will be released starting Nov. 25.

To kick off the movie and holiday season, ABC Family and Build-A-Bear Workshop will host preview parties at several mall locations, offering Guests and special families the opportunity to view the movie early. Families who attend the preview parties will be asked to either purchase and make a furry friend at Build-A-Bear Workshop or bring a new, unwrapped gift to donate to Toys for Tots.

Additional support includes:

-- Movie promotions in, the Build-A-Bear Workshop
virtual world, including interviews with Holly and Hal Moose on The Chloe
Show, the virtual world's celebrity interview show, new webisodes and
virtual giveaways (while supplies last).

-- Online and social media outreach via Facebook and Twitter, a blog
written by Holly (, the
creation of a Holly and Hal microsite, a Google advertising campaign and a
video offering on

-- In-store and mall communications, including the distribution of paper
antlers with coupons (while supplies last), and a holiday mailer to Guests.

-- A specially-produced music video playing out the movie's inspirational

-- A mini Holly and Hal giveaway offer on Black Friday (while supplies

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ebay Auctions

Hey all. I'm going to start putting up artwork on ebay again... or atleast try to lol. Currently I have a Super Mario drawing up for grabs. It's pen and ink with marker. You can check it out HERE in the store section, and get to the Auction from there, or HERE.

I hope to have some more stuff up soon, so check back for more. Thanks for looking.


Sunday, July 05, 2009

Web, web web...

Hey everyone! I'm sorry for the delay in updates, so here are a few things to make up for it :)

1) I'd like you mention that there are 3 new websites up in the gallery section. Each of these sites is owned by friends of mine, so I'll give a bit of a rundown on them for ya.

Chunky Art Studios

Designed by Juan Cano, this is a portfolio site of his paintings and drawings. Juan has a very unique style and a very abstract thought process. If you have an open mind and love to watch colors blend in wild ways, visit Juan's site and enjoy!

Eric Maltz Music Site

Eric is a friend I met thought another friend, Brad. He's a cool guy and very skilled musically. Eric's site was a team effort, designed by Brad Silverman and programed by Mark Vestrate and myself. Special thanks to Mark for figuring out the one bug issue ;)
Make sure to give his music a listen, you'll be glad you did.

Paperkat Design

This site was designed to promote Kathie Gambale. Another college friend, she has started her own business and I'm glad I could help her get it out there. Kathie designed this site herself, and I programed it for her. If you need something designed for a special event, or just for your own personal business, Kathie will take care of you.

2) I just finished doing some storyboards for Big Wonder Studios. It was a pretty big project, and I can't say much more about it yet, but rest assured it's something cool, and I'll say more as soon as I can.

That's about it for now. There are a few projects I'm currently reviewing and some personal projects I might be taking on as well. I'll be sure to share more when I now more. Hopefully that won't be too long from now ;)


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Custom Myspace Design - The Local Focus

Hey all, I recently did a design for a friends myspace page. It just went live today so be sure to check it out and let me know what you think.

The Local Focus


Sunday, March 01, 2009

Dynamo 5 Issue # 20

Hey Everyone. There was a bit of confusion surrounding the release date of this issue. But that's all over now as the book is IN STORES!

The story is about Augie on the morning of Captain Dynamo’s funeral and the problems he has to deal with because of the Captain’s absence. No spoiler alert here. If you’d like to know more about the story go out and buy Dynamo5 #20. As an additional bonus, #20 is a new starting point for this great book. Yep, we’re fans too. We’ve been buying it since the beginning.

Run, jump, FLY to your LCS (Local Comic Shop) and pick up this book, you will not regret it. Below are links to a few reviews I've fond on it so far. Let me know what you think.


Review 1

Review 2

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Dynamo 5 correction

I am a complete idiot for forgetting to mention that the inker for this awesome story is none other than Josh Templeton.

Josh, thanks for adding your skills to this project!