After watching last nights The Walking Dead I was inspired to see what some of the characters would look like as cartoon horses - Hug and Kiss style. So I grabbed my sketchbook and started drawing. (These are just quickly done, so don't judge too harshly.) I'd love to hear what you think, so join us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and send me your thoughts! (Links are below) I'm thinking that perhaps I might get around to illustrating the whole Walking Dead crew (and possibly characters from other shows/comics) and get some prints up for sale.... which I should try to do quickly seeing as we're taking part in Vancouver's Fan Expo next month and fans of the show will be in attendance. If you're in the Vancouver area, check out our Events section for more details.
If you follow us on Facebook or have visited this site within the past couple of weeks, then you may already know that we've been working on making the crew from "The Walking Dead" into Hug and Kiss cartoon animals! It's been super fun to illustrate something a bit different and we're happy to finally debut them to you folks! We've gone and put 20 of the main characters onto magnets and you can find them all in our New Arrivals section. They can be purchased individually or as a complete set! We've also done an 8.5" x 11" print of a few of the main characters (Rick, Carl, Daryl, Carol, Glenn and Michonne) and we've made a print in honour of another one of our favourite shows - Breaking Bad!
If you're in the Vancouver area, you can check out the new Hug and Kiss "The Walking Dead" stuff (along with all our other fabulous merch) at the upcoming Fan Expo! The show is at the Vancouver Convention Centre (the fancy one) over the Easter Long Weekend (April 3-5). Find us in Booth #305.
We have a few other shows in mind that might get cartooned by us real soon! So definitely check back if you're a fan of awesome TV.... which reminds me, you can sign up for our newsletter with the sign up form down below. We really only send out newsletters once a month or so, so we won't get annoying. When we do email you, it'll be with awesome news about contests and sales and new products and stuff. So sign up.
Anyway, back to "The Walking Dead" illustrations...Here are a few of my personal favourites! I especially enjoyed illustrating Rosita as a duckbill platypus and Daryl just HAD to be a moose.
Around here, we're big fans of The Walking Dead (though come on, who isn't?!)
Last year when I started doodling the main characters as Hug and Kiss animals, I was strongly encouraged by customers to start selling them... so I did, as magnets! Sure, it's totally different than what we normally do, but it's fun and people like them! Plus, it's my company and I get to do what I want.
Anyway, even though this coming Sunday is Valentine's Day, I think I'm about 1,000 times more excited for the return of The Walking Dead! Watching zombies get their skulls crushed in is super romantic. Consider it foreplay.
And incase you missed it, you can buy our The Walking Dead art print (seen below) here or magnets here.
Yesterday we received an email from the folks over at Fan Expo accepting our late application into the upcoming Vancouver show! (We're awesome, so it's really not that surprising)... We did the show last year and it was so much fun seeing all the amazing work people put into their costumes.
Anyway, there's just over a month for us to prepare and one of the first things we have to get ready are a buttload of our new Fan Art Magnets, which include characters from The Walking Dead, Daredevil, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad (we're always working on new characters, so stay tuned). We'll also be debuting our coasters, which we're super excited about! Not to mention we'll have our usual display of Birthday cards, Christmas cards, 2017 calendars and all our other goodies!
Fan of The Walking Dead? Around this office we're huuuuuuggggeee fans and we're so excited for the show to come back this month! So we decided to have a little contest! Make your guess on who Negan will introduce to Lucille and you could win a set of our magnets! (retail value of over $70!)
Like any one of our social media pages (icons are at the bottom of this page) and make your guess on our page by the 15th and we'll pick a winner at random on the 18th... Don't worry if you don't guess correctly, all guesses will count. (Though obviously you'll look so much cooler if you guess correctly.)
Of course you could also buy yourself our Walking Dead magnets here... We've done 24 of our favourite characters with more to come! While you're here, you might want to check out our coaster designs too. We're offering up over 60 different designs right now, but once the 15th hits we'll be narrowing the choice down to just a few! So if you'd like to pre-order, do it now and you'll have a wider selection of choices. I know I can't wait to get myself a few Walking Dead coasters!
Apologies for any of you that are/were waiting on orders or return emails. Things have been a little crazy around here as Mother Nature dumped nearly 90 centimeters of snow on my little town, followed by a storm that brought wind and freezing rain... But, the power is back on, the icicles have fallen and the snow is slowly turning to slush. So we're back to our normal work schedule.
So, Valentine's Day is just 4 short days away and if you haven't already purchased your Hug and Kiss Designs Valentine's Day card from us, I'm sad to say you've missed that boat! Though, luckily there are several retailers out there that stock their shelves with our cards, so you'll have to check in with them!
But before we celebrate Valentine's Day, we get to celebrate the return of The Walking Dead! We're huge fans around this office, so the return of the show after a mid-season break is WAY more exciting than Valentine's Day! Have you seen our Walking Dead Fan Art?
We have one.... I just need the web gods to help me put it here.