A good number of years ago, I had the lovely privilege of getting to draw a McDonalds Happy Meal box (original art for sale HERE) featuring Batman, Robin and their supporting cast of villains. I was sent a set of the toys available with the promotion…
And I still have the original artwork (which you can see for sale on this very blog…). But I never got a chance to see the actual box itself as it was only part of an American promotion, and we didn’t get the boxes here in the Northern land of frozen igloos and French hockey. But at a convention a couple of months ago, I was given a copy of the box in mint condition from a fan. Very Cool!
That’s the “front” (if there is such a thing on a Happy Meal Box).
And that’s the back. I’m delighted with how it looks in colour, and delighted that my copy is flat, and free of French Fry grease. It’s one of the few things I’ve done that I never had a copy of, and though it was a long wait, I’m really happy to have the box.
Of course it turns out, I could have bought one off of ebay for two bucks. But how was I to know?
As for today, I’m back to work drawing Batman doing something awful with a toaster, I’ll let you know when it’s coming out (soon, I hope).
Ty the Guy OUT!
Here now, your bonus Gotham City/McDonalds moment.
So back in October, Ty wrote a blog entry about the Phantom card he’d drawn for a Moonstone card series…kinda went like this:
“Here’s an “Artist’s Sketch Card” I drew for the upcoming Moonstone card series. This isn’t art meant to be reduced onto a card and printed many times…this is a teeny weeny itty drawing on a blank card. The dimensions are two and a half inches by three and a half inches. And here’s what’s wrong with me…when I look at it, I think I could have gotten more detail into the face if I’d had a smaller ink brush and better glasses.
Let us all say it together: Oy!
Anyway…this original is going to be a surprise for someone buying some of the upcoming Moonstone Card series. So, check your packs for this Phantom sketch card, and don’t be too disappointed when it’s in black and white, cause it’s an original.”
and then Ty wrote:
“AND DON’T SELL IT ON EBAY WHEN YOU GET IT, ya ratbags!
Ah…they probably will.
Ty the Guy”
So this was the card in question:
and here was my response to Ty’s comment
“(heh…Ty’s cynicism comes from the number of times after conventions, he’s gone ego-googling to see if anyone has said anything about the workshops he does at cons, and he discovers that someone, sometimes someones, is eBaying one of Ty’s free convention sketches–even one Ty has personalized in his signing. Ty is completely resistant to the idea of charging for convention sketches–he even lectures his bootcampers about this ideal, feeling this is something he owes to his fans. But the eBay listings make him pretty cranky.)”
and here is, yes you guessed it: the eBay listing for the card.