Monster Project!

I’m so excited to have been a part of this year’s Monster Project. The idea of the project is to inspire creativity in kids by taking their monster drawings and handing them to designers to see how they translate those ideas. The monster I was paired with with so amazing in it’s original form. It was a lot of fun to expand on it and come up with some special powers for what I called The Monster Surrogate.

Peep my interpretation and its list of specs below, and be sure to check out the full monster gallery here!

MONSTER SURROGATE | German-engineered*

BANANA FUEL | For efficiency

TELEPATHIC ARMS | Located on the head, these retractable arms help with quick motion and for grabbing distant space bananas.

FRIEND HANDS | Smaller gloves are controlled directly with operator hands, for meeting and shaking hands with other monster surrogates.

BREAD SHIELD | Built-in protective regenerative bread shield to distract hungry enemies

WINGS | For steering. Can also be frozen and consumed as popsicles

* this detail was inspired by the German flag coloration of the background, as well as by the attention to detail in the suit’s design

Connie and Matt are ROBOTS

Step back daft punk, scooch down the bench tpain, please leave drake. There is a new band in town with some SICK ROBOT MUSIC. We have to settle on a name but for now refer to us BoBotto

We will take over the world


OYG visits the Royal Palms

This past Sunday the OYG team decided to spend some good times playing shuffleboard at the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in our neighbor neighborhood the Gowanus area. The place is beautiful! Everything felt like a Wes Anderson movie down to font choice and the live band.

Check out this beautiful bathroom wall situation:

Here is a little breakdown of how to play: Get it inside the lines in order to score. If it all touches a line, nada points! the widest and farthest box is -1o. Watch out!

Here are our VICTORIES!

Tammy the Hammer!

Matto Dynomito!

Mary the Piledriver!

Connie the Con Artist!

Here is a good re-enactment!

all in all a great night!!

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

OMG, OYG IS OFF THE HOOK! Celebrate good times come on. (click the image to see it BIG)

We loved working on this year’s halloween promo so much that we plan on expanding the world of Yuck City. Expect to see some more stupid cute monsters and maybe their adventures!

 

FLORA!

Guess what everybody?!? Tammy Duncan, partner in crime here at OYG, just had a baby!!


Congrats Momma Tammy, Papa Andrew and big sis Sadie!

 

Side note: This is day one of no one in the office but me and the intern!!!! I am officially changing the company name to MattYouGlad. WHO IS GONNA STOP ME?

(I stayed late to make this)

 

Will Draw for Animals!

We’re at it again this year but this time our draw-a-thon will be to support animals! Will Draw for Animals plans to donate the money we raise to B.A.R.C., a local no-kill shelter. You can donate now! Also check out our tumblr!


We hope to hear everyone’s favorite animal because we all can’t wait to start drawing!

Will Draw for Food Wrap Up

Thank you!
Hello everyone! We were so excited and touched by the number of generous people who donated to the New York City Food Bank through Will Draw for Food. It really meant a lot to us. We also want to thank all of the artists who took time out of their busy day to help us draw 194 food inspired pictures. You are the BEST and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Two days before the event OrangeYouGlad tweeted at Ed Emberley, asking if he’d like to donate a drawing or two. Because Twitter is magical, he noticed our message and hosted his own family draw-a-thon over Thanksgiving. Four lucky donors will receive drawings from Ed Emberley, Rebecca Emberley, Michael Emberley, and Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick! How cool is that? Thank you Emberleys!

Ed Emberley and Michael Emberley draw by candelight.
Arroz con Pollo
Arroz con Pollo by Michael Emberley
Rebecca and Marie-Louise
Rebecca Emberley and Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick drawing!
Sweet Potato
Sweet Potato by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

Finally, we’d like to thank our corporate donors: Social Guide for donating money for supplies, The Wine Sisterhood for supplies and a $500 match, Alissa Neil P.R. for their publicity work, and Little Rhody Press for donating drawing paper. We are so lucky to work with you and appreciate your shared enthusiasm for our cause!

For those who are curious about when we’re shipping the drawings—we’re hoping to get everything in the mail by December 4th, so you’ll receive it in time for the holiday. Due to the positive response, we’re already planning good things for next year’s draw-a-thon. WATCH OUT and stay updated here via our tumblr OYG Draw!

Draw-a-Thon

 

 

October 31

We’re going to need a bigger boat.

october 31
october 31

It’s difficult to make out the name and dates on the gravestone. You lean in closer to brush away the leaves. There’s shuffling behind you. Your hair stands on end. There’s a jolt from behind, then blinding pain. It seems you’ve found the other guests. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

october 31
october 31

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October 30

Unusual that in a graveyard shed there is nothing with which to dig.

october 30
october 30

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October 29

something wicked this way comes.

october 29
october 29

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