Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hillcrest HarvestFest 2012

Headed up to Little Rock for the 17th Annual Hillcrest HarvestFest last Saturday  the first TOOMASOOBA show in Arkansas. I'd originally heard about it from my artist pal Mindy Lacefield, and I was not disappointed! We had a great time  my buddies Rex and Jonathan joined in and we took in the sights and sold a ton of stuff (AND we got to play shuffleboard at The Hillcrest Fountain, which was fantastic  we are in table-less in Shreveport).

Hillcrest is a cool little neighborhood in Little Rock  great shops, great restaurants and bars, great vibe, great people. There were lots of families, dogs and cool guys and girls in attendance. I've only been to Little Rock once before, but it's definitely a town I feel at home in. Can't wait to come out again next year  many thanks to the Hillcrest Merchants Association for having us out!

It's on!
Hey, uh, what's that? Wanna buy something?
The street were packed all day. We were selling our wares for nine hours
in the hot, hot heat!
Jonny Hines taking a quick power nap.
Givin' the sales pitch.
Rex getting excited about some TOOMASOOBA.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

TC12 Wrap-Up!

The 2012 TOOMACHALLENGE has officially come to a close — and it's been a blast! It's also been a bit of a challenge to knock out new illustrations each week, but a challenge that I needed (and thankfully succeeded at). A number of great new characters have been added to the TOOMASOOBA family, and I appreciate everyone who submitted names — the prize-winning prints will be delivered this week.

You'll see these guys on shirts and other new items this fall and beyond...in fact, some of them are already up in the Etsy store. Come on out to see me at upcoming shows, and keep checking back for more TOOMASOOBA awesomeness. I truly appreciate the support!

Winners came from California, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas. Nice.