Friday, April 07, 2006

The Art of Disney: Romance

On Friday April 21, 2006 the newest set of stamps that I have illustrated for The Walt Disney Company and The US Postal Service will be issued. This year the ceremony will be held in Walt Disney World (the past ceremonies have been held in Disneyland). As far as I know, it will be at 9:30 AM at Epcot Center and will kick off the International Flower and Garden show there. Large topiaries of my the art will be sculpted for the event.

The characters were all cropped for the stamps, but they were painted full figure. Alas, some of the nicest parts of the images have wound up on the cutting room floor. I will post the full images on here later so you can see what they looked like. I have a feeling these will be pretty popular come wedding season!

Hope you like them, and better yet I hope you buy them!


freeasabird said...

Wow, these are AWESOME!!! I love them!! I can't wait to see the whole thing :)

estherc said...

super cute, i would like to think that i am minny, i take the man! can't wait to get these, i missed out on the last set they are sold out everywhere.

PythoRoshan said...

i doubt if i will get a chance to buy them, living in India. But I want you to know the stamps look brilliant.Keep up the good work.

bigjiminy said...

Congratulations Peter. Great stuff. I'm amazed at how much you've grown as an artist man! Really beautiful work all around.

Take Care,
Jim V.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Peter!

This is Jesi, your former student. I love the new stamps. I'll add them to my collection. I'm so honored to know the creator of them... and when I go into the Post Office I always tell perfect strangers "I know who painted those! And yes, they're painted!"


John T. Quinn 3rd said...

hi pee wee,
congratulations! fine work. some kid somewhere is looking at your stamps and dreaming of becoming a disney artist. you can't ask for more than that (except of course, for more cash but, you get the idea).
stay frosty,

Peter Emmerich said...

Thanks everybody for your comments.

As the great John Quinn said I can only hope that some kid will be inspired. It has been a great project and I am proud to be a part of it. Apparently they have printed 30 million of this particular set, so there should be enough to go around!

Thanks again.