Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a great holiday..time really does fly..only a few days until 2010!
I was hoping to see a flying car in mass production by now..oh well.
The Wilkins clan had a great Christmas and it was pretty low key which I love!

So what is coming in 2010 for Bustagut Studios you ask? Well, 2010 is going to be an
exciting is what is on the drawing board,

1) The official launch of my "Gimlies" clothing and product line will be happening
in January. Check out soon for updates on products and to purchase
details! Gimlies are going to be HUGE so you'll wanna get online and be the first to buy!

2) Teaching for the continuing education program at Loyalist College in the Spring.

3) Teaching comic book creation at the Art Gallery of Peterborough

4) Teaching another session at Prince of Wales PS for their Arts In Action Program.

5) Painting a mural on 2 sides of a water tower in Penetanguishine ON (delayed job from the fall)

6) Teaching painting and drawing for the 2010 summer program at the Art School of Ptbo.

7) Teaching Cartoon and Comic Book creation for the winter term at the Art School of Ptbo.

8) Teaching provate lessons in my home Studio.

and I think that's all for now!
Will try to keep on top of my blog in 2010!

Anyway, Happy New Year Everyone and all the best!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bustagut Studios on TV!


Well my water tower mural job has been postponed due to the crappy weather we have been having here in Ontario, but will resume again in the Spring.
This however, has given me time to do other things like be on TV!
Chex News Watch to be exact where they did a piece on Bustagut Studios (me)...

check it out on youtube!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Me, some contractors and a watertower!

Well I just signed a contract today to paint a mural on a restored water tower in a small town near Georgian Bay ON. I leave Monday and will probably be there until Saturday or Sunday.
It is gonna be chilly but a great job! Was hired by Bruce at www.
Will post some pics on here soon...provided I make it back alive! :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Where does the time go!?

Almost at the halfway point in October..can't believe it!

I just paid another visit to the owner of Play Street in town as I completed

another colouring page will be added to his new site as a printable option

for all the kids out there...for those who aren't from my little borough, Play Street

is an indoor playground for kids..totally awesome! So if you are looking for a place

to host your child's b-day party this is it..Tom will look after you!

Also, in Bustagut news, in the winter I will be teaching continuing ed. courses

for Loyalist College...possibly life drawing and portrait drawing + whatever else

we can come up with.

Also finished up that very Big Corporate caricature job with Atria networks...posting pics to my blog..hopefully it works.

SO, gearing up for the next few months...

on the drawing board

1) promote gift and event caricatures for x-mas!

2) advertise private drawing/cartooning classes

3) course prep for winter teaching

4) finish portrait commission this month

5) update website

6) oh, almost forgot! have teamed up with

for clothing and gadget skin designs....they are also now the official

provider of Bustagut apparel!

That's it for now..take care and Happy Thanksgiving!


Thursday, October 1, 2009

hire me!
gift caricatures are great for birthdays, retirement, corporate name it!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Summer is gone and winter...I mean Fall is here!
So to take you all off the edge of your seats, I did just finish
that job for Atria Networks which consisted of 122 digitally coloured
caricatures! My biggest challenge yet as far as time line goes but they are
done and look great! I am then attending their event this Saturday
at the King Edward hotel in Toronto to draw some more, and see
my caricatures displayed...should be awesome!
Thanks Stephanie and Alex from Atria who organized this whole thing!
Next on the drawing board is some more cartooning workshops at Prince of Wales
Public school...a great group of kids there + cartooning class at The Art School
of Peterborough. I am now officially self employed so if you are reading
this and need artwork done contact me! I need the work! :)
Until next time..see ya!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Summer is coming to an end...

...but luckily the work is still rolling in! I was just commissioned to do
120 caricatures for a large corporation..yes..120!!..and I have a few weeks to complete
the project. I am super excited and can't wait to get started.
Also this month and next, I begin teaching various classes in different spots across
Peterborough. One of which is for the newly formed arts program at Prince of Wales PS...
I'll be doing cartooning workshops on different dates throughout the school year at the school.
It's a great thing they have started there, and will make such a huge difference in the lives
of young artists.
That's it for now! Soon my kids will be back to school and I can work in peace :)
But has been a great summer and I'll miss the extra quality time with them and Dawn.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I'm taking over the world one borough at a time!

Hey is anyone out there?..well, if you are reading this, thanks!!
So an update..I finished all 30 illustrations for Trnt University which will be
printed and sold on their merchandise this Fall..can't wait to see how they for Trent are shirt designs for their upcoming Olympics!
On the drawing board, promo art and design for Sin City night club here in town..I met
with the owner Al today..super nice guy..I can't wait to get started on some designs for him..he has given me total creative freedom which is always a plus!
Teaching full time at the Art School of Peterborough wraps up next has been fun and
the kids were awesome. Kids truly are the best artists.
Well, I'm gonna have to cut it short 'cuz my kids are yelling at me for ice cream.
bye for now!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Happy Canada Day EH!

It's time to celebrate this great land of ours! So get over the top with your Canadianess...hug a mounty, pet a beaver (careful), get a maple leaf tattoo, drink some pure maple syrup and smile with pride as you throw it up, say hi to everyone you pass on the street and glare at those who don't acknowledge you, drink lots of beer (this really goes without saying), and do your best Jim Carrey and John Candy impersonations! Feel truly privileged to live in the best country in the world. Cheers and be safe!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Professor Wilkins perhaps?

Great news! The Dean at Durham College's School of Media, Art and Design has agreed to meet with me in regards to some possible contract work in the winter! Fingers chance to warp young minds!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bustagut is bustin' a move!

I know..lame..but it's true! Just finished a bunch of caricatures for Father's Day and now I'm working on
a quote for Trent University...looks like I'll be creating artwork that will be printed on mugs, bags t-shirts etc. for sale to Trent Students. Looking forward to it..but possibly 30 drawings in 2 weeks!!
Also have a bust summer coming up..I'll be teaching art full time at the Art School of Peterborough as well
as the learning source..look me up and join a class!

That's it for now!

Friday, April 24, 2009

I'm blogging!