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New Beginnings: DCA 2.0

MICKEY & OSWALD at CARTHAY CIRCLE

Taking a break from painting 80’s movies that i am obsessed with quoting, I found some time to work on a piece based on the rebirth of Disney California Adventure. Obviously World of Color, Mermaid, and Carsland are/will be amazing, but one of the things I am really looking forward to is Carthay Circle Theatre and Buena Vista Street. I think it will be a real Icon for the Park, something that DCA 1.0 was lacking.  This painting shows Mickey and his long lost friend Oswald checking out the new Park in front of a replica of the Theater where Walt premiered “Snow White” in 1937. I’m going to assume you may not know the story of Oswald, it’s a pretty cool story. The quick version is Walt created Oswald before Mickey, but lost the rights to him. 80-some year’s later the Company bought back the rights. They haven’t really done too much with him yet, a couple of T-Shirts maybe. Since the new entrance to the Park is based on this time in Walt’s life, what better dynamic duo is there for Buena Vista Street? I definitely think all of DCA’s extreme makeover stretchmarks will be worth the wait. Turns out construction walls are your friend.

The Dark Mouse


Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Here we have the leader of the club, Mickey Mouse, an agent of chaos. Toontown needs a better class of criminal and he’s gonna give it to them. His operation is small, but there’s a lot of potential for Disneyland “aggressive” expansion.

ok, ok, I’ll stop. I can go on, but I will spare you. This one pretty much is what it is. Taking a world famous corporate icon and mixing it with a instant modern classic of pop culture, and here you go. The idea to paint this came to me completely by accident this weekend while painting a mural in a kids room for a friend. I smeared some red on Mickey’s face and thought, “HEY, that looks kinda like the joker.” Two days later hear you go.

I’ve been asked already if I’m going to make this into a T-shirt. Well, no, but I am looking into making reproductions of this for sure. Hit me up if you would be interested, any of these paintings actually. But this will also most likely be on the invite for the upcoming gallery.

Hopefully we will see that soon. Stay tuned.