UPDATED JAN 1ST 2013

Hello I am ERIC "UNKLE" PIGORS  the artist and creator of TOXICTOONS

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In 1990 I came up with the name TOXIC TOONS after choking on a cloud of TOXIC fumes that came from a spray can

 that I was using to  paint my backgrounds I used for my creepy carTOONS art . the name TOXIC - TOONS was then born!

 

MY ANIMATION JOBS 1987-2014

I have worked  in the animation industry since 1987, mostly for  Walt Disney Feature animation doing  2d clean up hand drawn art work on the films:

Lion King- Little Mermaid - Aladin - Beauty and the Beast - Tarzan - Hercules -Treasure Planet - The Princess and the Frog & many more!

and I  also worked with WARNER BROTHERS STUDIOS and a few other studios.

Here is my RESUME:

 

In 1987 i worked on the show , "THE FAMILY DOG"  designed by Tim Burton doing clean up artwork.

click on images below to watch cartoon

 

In 1988 i designed this computer pencil necked  geek and did clean up artwork on BILL KROYERS - TECHNOLOGICAL THREAT

It was nominated for the Academy Award for Animated Short Film in 1989.

 

In 1990 I did my own 7 minute animated cartoon called, "LET'S CHOP SOO-E!" thru  International Rocketship Ltmd.

It played on MTV'S LIQUID TELEVISION & ANIMATION FESTIVALS around the world.

Funny story about the Nurse Hackit drawing on the right here.I made some shirts of her and had it over my cubicle wall at Disneys.One day they are giving a tour to a group of Russians,well i hear one speaking in Russian and laughing and pointing at my shirt of Nurse Hackit.So i pop my head out of my cubicle and the translator says ,"He said she reminds hhim of the Nurses in Russis!"

YIKES! wonder how bad it is over there! glad i dont live there what if i broke  a finger over there! she just might hack it off with a chainsaw!

In 1990 i also designed a poster/flyer for SPIKE & MIKES Sick & Twisted  Festival of Animation

 

 

1988 I started working at  WALT DISNEY  FEATURE ANIMATION  on the film Oliver & co. and worked on all their big hits like  Lion King - Aladin - The Little Mermaid - Beauty and the Beast

i worked on all their 2D FILMS from 1988 until  2002 when they let us all go and switched to  COMPUTER ANIMATION.

I usually drew the VILLIANS or their goofy sidekicks. Like this drawing i did in a scene of Hades voiced by James Woods .Thats me in the very back with the long hair.

HERE ARE 2 SCENES I DID KEY CLEAN UP ON BELOW

 

Below i did designs for a few Mickey Mouse short ideas in 1994. Like this one for RUNAWAY BRAIN.

 

In 1991 i  sold an original idea to WALT DISNEY STUDIOS called,  "SILLY HILLYBILLYS ON MARS!" below.

Jeffrey Katzenburg seemed pretty interested in my idea when i pitched it at the GONG SHOW we did at Disneys.

I remember he said "FLORIIIIIDA!" when i showed my art as i pitched my idea.

.A fellow artist said he thinks since Disney had a Brand New studio in Florida Jeffrey maybe was thinking  it could be their 1st animated feature?

 

TREASURE PLANET - CONCEPT ART 1998

Here are some character concept ideas I did for Walt Disneys film, TREASURE PLANET.

This was the most fun I had at DISNEYS STUDIOS the whole 15 years I worked there. It lasted only 30 days.

 I got to do this concept art while waiting to go on to Tarzan to  work on KERCHAK..

These were done in marker since most folks , like me weren't using photoshop just yet.

I did some really funny stuff and was hoping the film would have been more like Aladin in humor &  tone since it was directed by the diretcors who did Aladin .

 

My version of MR. ARROW which looks pretty close to what the final character ended up looking like in the film

Little Skull pirate is looking up to ICHABOD HANDS who is the films the bad guy and saying,"MY HERO!"

Yellow alien is named BORRIS LEECHMAN - yah a play on Cloris Leachmans name - but he is the ships doctor and covered in the leechs he uses.

Here are just some weird ideas for the ROBOT and more miscellaneous pirate ideas.

   

BRAC & GLORP 2 hideous alien characters below!

 

I really like this one below left: the anchor is the alien pirates mother and {William her son is part alien  on his dads side, and part anchor  on his moms side}

William has MOTHER tattooed on his chest like all good pirates do, with a picture of his mother , the anchor .

 

 

Below are some ideas i drew for skull n bones for the ships flag,and final version they did in the film.

 

Here is a Disney gag idea i had s ince we were putting jokes in the films like from the Parks  rides and other old film characters into the films, "He has the dredded blackspot" which is the Mickey ears.

The red pirate next to him  is so bored pealing potatos, that  he doesn't notice he is about to peel his friend SPUDLY the pirate who resembles a potato. The other potatos look nervous also!

Below: TURNBUCKLE i thought they could get Lemmy or Keith Richards to do the voice. I actually gave the director a tape of Motorhead and said, LEMMYS voice would make a great pirate.

Turnbuckle has an EARWIG that always talked in his ear. They tried STEVEN TYLER out for the bad guy SCROOP i heard.  And here is  my version of  SCROOP i did.

 

Now SEA SCUM below has an interesting story.

See he is swabbing the deck,  but it's an endless process due to his tentacles always oozing out a mess all the time as he is cleaning!

Now when PIXAR was starting MONSTERS INC i sent all this art I did on TREASURE PLANET up there to a friend who was on it to see if i could get on Monsters inc doing  development.

Well i heard 1 director liked my stuff, and the other didnt. And i didn't get the job...... BUT If you watch the MONSTERS INC film they have a guy doing exactly what my idea below is doing.

There is a janitor cleaning up his oozing mess while mopping in Monsters Inc. I guess they figured since i was part of DISNEY family  like themselves they could just gnab my idea?

 

I even had one character that I designed get used in TREASURE PLANET, and  it was named after me on the model sheets, "PIGORS" pretty cool Isn't it!

I drew the one they picked the very first day I was on the show doing development art .He is the BLUE alien creature below.

I wasn't quite sure what to do when i started, and i just did this page of aliens. The director jokingly said ,'make sure to put pants on them next time."

I had so many other better creatures I thought I designed  later , and I wish hey had picked a better one. But I am glad they picked at least one.

They actually picked one of each artists who did  concept art on TREASURE PLANET , I think and named their designs after the artist who created the character.

The GREEN guy I put the TREASURE MAP on him.

These guys below are ZAG MUCK AND THE NASTY SEA GORPS.

This was a one man "alien " band that would entertain the pirates. They all make farting sounds while he plays them like accordions.

I really loved this art and  idea, and they did kind of use it in the end of the film Doppler is playing a character kind of like one of these guys.

 

By now every Disney film started having a BUTT GAG where some character would get his pants pulled down revealing his heart boxers.

Then all the kids would bust out laughing! These gags turned into fart sounds gags you see in every animated film now a days! Yes FART SOUNDS are funny!

So i came up with this idea for a BUTT GAG. Have the alien sleeping and looks like a butt then he wakes up and you see he is just  an alien.

 

Jim Hawkins and his mother worked at the BEN BOW INN, And I thought what would be fun to have as a road side attraction to get people into the Ben Bow inn.

I thought about the drives  i took up to LAS VEGAS and the ALIEN JERKY shop in the middle of nowhere , and i thought how about a 2 headed chicken, that's weird and would make people stop.

And its Lets make the weird looking aliens think this 2 headed chicken  is so weird looking!

First  alien feels jipped, kind of like when you paid 25 cents to go in the sideshow tent to see the monkey mermaid or whatever other weird thing they made a great enticing poster outside to lure you in!

   

I even did a funny ,"I WANT SONG" all our films had one the girl usually sang.

Mine  below has the pirates all sing about what they where going to get with their treasure, it was all stuff to fix their parts that had gone bad !

CHORUS :

WE LIKE TO SPITZ, WE LIKE TO DRINK'Z, WE LIKE TO SMOKE,  AND WE LIKE TO STINK'Z!

BUT MOST OF ALL WE LIKE'Z TO THINK ABOUT HOW WERE GOING TO SPEND'Z OUR TREASURES!

YES HOW WE'ZE GOING TO SPEND'Z OUR TREASURES!

{wow that would never make a disney song chorus!} But Pinochio had the bad island  where kids did all this!

Picture below: I'm going to buy me a new gold tooth, well im'z going to buy me a Flippty Flute!

and i'm going to buy me a pretty young wench, and i can't wait to buy me a stinker stench!

and this is how we going to spendz our treasures!

YES THIS IS HOW WE'Z GOING TO SPENDZ OUR TREASURE!

 

BELOW: I'm going to buy my mate a new glass eye, one that won't fall out and make him cry!

I'm going to buy me a gold  kazzoo that i can blow and hypnotize you'z!

Lil pirates raises his  foot  that starts to sing  "And this gives my foot so much pleasure to to think how we'z going to spendz our treasures!

back to chorus

BELOW: I'm going to buy me a new peg leg, and i'm goingz to buy me a pretty'r  head,

i think i will get me some new tattoos - tattoos sing " oh my god what are we to do'z!

"then back to the chorus"

 

BELOW: I'm going to buy my parrot a new pink dress one that will keep him from making such a horrible mess!

im going to eat lots of  ripe old cheese until i go..........BRAP! AND GET WEAK IN THE KNEES! 

 

 

CLOSE UP ON

 LAST ALIEN SINGING: Holy cow TINY you smell like a dead rat! Now i have to buy me a new pirate hat!

Then back to the chorus

 

 

I even did clean up on the character SILVER on TREASURE PLANET - He was a lot of fun to draw!

"HERE IS A KEY DRAWING I DID OF SILVER BELOW" & my concept art of SILVER

 

 

 

In 2005 I  designed the creepy characters down below for the

ED, EDD AND EDDY'S - BOO HAW HAW - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE THIS CARTOON ON YOU TUBE

 

 

 

In 2003 I worked at Warners Bros on the film  "BACK IN ACTION"  doing clean up art on the character DAFFY DUCK.

 

Then in 2009 I went back to DISNEY'S and worked on THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG.

I worked on Charlotte this film, it was  my first time every doing a female character at Disney studios!!

 

In 2012 i worked on THE LOONEY TUNES SERIES doing storyboard revisions on all the great classic old Warner Looney Tunes characters

here are a couple sample pages of my boards i did revisions on.

     

   

  

  

Here is a funny pair of characters I drew on a panel one day - they would make a funny show i think!

 

in 2013 i did some storyboard revisions on THE FLINTSTONES dvd

wish WARNERS or any studio would grab me for my unique weird talent and make a show with my Toxictoons art like

Below are 2 pieces i did for Hanna Barbera & Jay Ward Tribute shows at VAN EATON GALLERY 2013-2014

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How I started doing my Toxictoons merchandise

I saved my $$$$ from working at Disney studios and invested it in my own company Toxictoons back in 1999.

1999 is when I self published my 1st book of artwork called, " TOXICTOONS " pictured below.

ONLY A FEW COPIES LEFT -  CLICK ON THE IMAGES YOU SEE TO PURCHASE THESE ITEMS I AM TALKING ABOUT

 

My artistic inspirations mostly come from stuff that I grew up with like:

Dr. Suess books,  Odd Rods stickers, Mad MagazineRat FinkWacky PacagesEC Comics Plop Comics,  The Groovy Ghoulies,

The  MunstersCharles Addams Addams family and many hours watching old cartoons by Walt Disney,  Tex Avery,  Bob Clampett,

Fleischcer Brothers Popeye & Betty Boop and Woody Woodpecker which we saw before every movie at are local Drive Inn theatre.

Some of my favorite  artists are:

Jack DavisBill Elder,  Harvey Kurtzman,  Wally Wood,  Basil WolvertoonGraham Ingels all from the EC COMICS

Charles AddamsED "Big Daddy" RothTim Burton,  Don Martin Al JaffeeGahan WilsonKAZ.  XNO

Plus Old spooky Horror Cartoons & Spooky movie trailers & films, Old Halloween records of the 60's & 70's,

Halloween time and Halloween masks and toys !  Frankenberry and Count Chocula Cereal

 

UNKLE PIGORS SPOOKHOUSE:

Back in 2000 I was working on putting  an internet show together called , "Unkle Pigors Spookhouse" 

And you can see the teaser for this show on my DVD I sell also.

Watch my video for,"CHILDRENS DAY AT THE MORGUE" directed by Norman Cabrera of The Ghastly Ones

with me as Unkle Pigors  by clicking on the image below - This film and out takes are also on my DVD I sell:

HOW  the CHARACTER  "UNKLE PIGORS"  CAME ABOUT:

I dressed up as this character for Halloween {Pictured above} and I put a picture of it in my 1st art book.

My friends who I was working with on my Spookhouse show idea started caling me , "UNKLE  PIGORS" after those great magazines

 character Uncle Creepy we grew up with.

Hopefully this Show idea will be finished or turned into the Halloween special I would like to do before I lie my weary bones at my:

" ROT N CASKETS FUNERAL HOME "

*CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO SEE FOOTAGE OF MY ART SHOW AT HALLOWEENTOWN 2008*

I also love the holiday Halloween and every year  I build a lil Spookhouse in the garage at my moms or my house.

 Which you can see some of on my DVD also.

The past few years I have done a Limited Quanity Trick or Treat bag special.

They always sell out and come with a silk screened bag, sticker, pins, spooky cd etc...

and are usually For Sale from September  to  Halloween.

TOXICTOONS  HALLOWEEN  MASKS

I am really excited about  my 1st Halloween mask called, " GRUESOME" available thru TRICK OR TREAT STUDIOS 2010.

You can buy one now here on my site and look for more in 2011

CLICK ON THE  IMAGE BELOW TO PURCHASE ONE

Here are my 9  masks as of 2013 from WWW.TRICKORTREATSTUDIOS.COM  4 more new masks  coming in 2013

HERE IS A CHARACTER I DREW FOR THE STORE CREATURE FEATURES TO USE ON FLYERS BACK IN MID 90S

THEY MADE A COOL GARAGE KIT OF  "CREECH" THATS HIS MANE!

AND A LOGO & SHIRT  I DESIGNED FOR HALLOWEENTOWN  - BOTH STORES ARE IN BOOBANK CALIF.

 

 

ART I HAVE DONE FOR HAUNTED HOUSES & FX COMPANYS BELOW:

I also have created original art  for these  Haunted Houses  "NETHERWORLD"  located in Norcross, Ga. It's rated one

of the USA's best haunted houses. My wife and I have gone the past 3 years and dressed up & scare people & sell my merch.

As well as Nightmare New England,Terror on the Fox, Boneyard fx, Halloween Horror Nights

CLICK ON IMAGES BELOW TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITES AND GO CHECK OUT THEIR COOL HAUNTED HOUSES

 

clcik on the above images to see these Haunted Houses websites:

 

I also have created covers for the Horror comics magazine "FROM THE TOMB" below & Josh Haney's Horror of it all Book

Origuinal art i created for  shirts for Larry Bones and his Halloween Horror Nights Creature Crew at Universal studios

     

Original art i did for GIRLS AND CORPSES Magazine , original art  for Voltaires DEADY Comic Book

Original art i did for THE GRIMM BROTHERS STORE, MALICIOUS STUDIOS & MUNSTER KARAOKE

 

Original art i did for Gore Galore logo and spooky sounds fx album you can buy at link below

 

Original art i created and sent to the TAPS GHOST HUNTERS tv show,  & Original shirt design i did for 2006 Texas Frightmare Horror convention

 

Here is the original art i created for BATS DAY IN THE FUN PARK #7  back in 2005.

Fun show and all the Goths go visit Disneyland the following day,i think up to 3,500 goths one year!

 

I have created original artwork for these  bands, t-shirts, album covers and posters:

click on their images below to check them out 

Metallica, The Murderdolls, The Ghastly Ones, 69 Eyes, The Genitortures, Scum of the Earth, Psychocharger, Frankenstein Drag Queens, The Creeping Cruds, The Horrifics, Shadow Reicehstein, Creepsville 666, Laughing Dead, Cornbugs, Spider Mountain, Asrtrovamps, Dragstrip Demons, Order of the Fly, Metal Hammer magazine, Cirkus from Hell, Killer B-Movie, Vagabond, AND WHO KNOWS NEXT!

Below is a picture of JAMES HETFIELD wearing one of my TOXICTOONS SHIRTS on the cover of ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

click on the images above to go to these bands websites and check them out!

James and Kirk of  Metallica are both fans of my art and James even wore one of my shirts here on the cover of the Rolling Stone

And he wears 3 shirts of mine on the dvd that comes with ST ANGER CD/DVD.

That's when I did my shirts for their tour. These 2 guys are some of the nicest guys I have ever met!!!

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Here is Kirk wearing my DEVILBAT shirt that I used to sell. I still sell stickers of this design here on my website

 

MURDERDOLLS  BAND WEARING  MY  SHIRTS

Acey and the rest of the guys from the Murderdolls are fans of my shirts and art.

Acey was the one who got me the gig doing the Murderdolls shirt with the Siamese twins girls .

And both Acey and Wednesday 13 wrote some nice comments that are on the back of my "CRYPTIC ART BOOK"

 

TOXICTOONS T-SHIRTS

My t-shirt line is one of my best sellers and  I have done over 170 designs over the past 14 years.

Most the time I do a very LIMITED QUANITY and don't sell a lot of them ever again once they are all gone.

So if you see shirt you like grab it fast because it will more then likely not be reprinted again. Some are almost all gone now!

I  send out emails telling people when a NEW item is FOR SALE. It is best if you buy it then to insure you get one.

get on my email list by sending me an email and saying add me to your list - toxictoons@sbcglobla.net

 

TOXICTOONS  TOYS

Mezco Toyz put out a line of toys based on my Toxictoons art called, "LETS PLAY IN THE MORGUE"

These are long sold out but can still be found on EBAY

I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE TOYS IN THE FUTURE BASED ON MY TOXICTOONS CHARACTERS!

 my ROT toy below thats was knocked off by a company for Halloween

 

I signed a contract with POSTERPOP who have made over 40 stickers of my Toxictoons art. Here are just a few!

If you have a shop and want to carry them just click on the image below to go to Posterpops site and order them.

TOXICTOONS  ARTBOOKS

This book below is my favorite off all My artbooks and is 120 pages of art most people know me for:

Frankenstein - Monsters- Sexy VAMPS -Band art -Halloween art and more!

"PERFECT  FOR  GETTING  CREEPY  TATTOOS"

This book is getting low in stock and won't be reprinted when it's all sold out!

 

This book "DEATH'S CASKET" below will be my next book I will hopefully print in 2011

 

SEPT 1- 2011 www.aerfish.com  released my MONSTERPIECES App below.

You are in my secret lab and you get to build your very own Toxictoons creepy creations.

If you don't have it yet click on the images below to get one for only $2.99

 

I have done 4 featured artist shows at Hyeana Gallery in Burbank calif

and the "CREEPING BEAUTY SHOW"  I did with artist  Rick Dienzo where i did 13 pen and inks, and then he did 13 paintings based on my 13 pen and inks. It was featured in HORRORHOUND MAGAZINE & SAVAGE TATTOO MAGAZINE below.

 

Savage tattoo magazine i have been featured in 4 times and it was the 1st magazine to give me an article and international exposure.

   

I have been featured in these magazine:

Savage, Metal Hammer , International Tattoo, Hardcore Ink, Girls and Corpses, Gothic Beauty, Gore Nour , Horrorhound , Rue Morgue , Propaganda, Virus , 1313 magazine ,Carbon 14, Burn , Bad Taste , Rimfrost, Zero, Devolution , Car Kulture Deluxe , Scars, Destroy All, Prick,Tattoos for Men, Newgrave ,Bizzare, 

 

I also had a featured show at HALLOWEENTOWN Parlour gallery where i also have been part of their 3 Tribute to the Haunted Mansion ,Edgar Allen Poe & Classic Monsters group art show

click on the banner below to see what a fun night it was!

  

  

 

I also was part of 4 group shows at NIGHT GALLERY in Anaheim ,calif. The owner Robert made these cool custom frames below for my signed prints i sold at one show.

 

Here is an add i made for one of the many Fangoria shows i did, look at the great list of celebs.

I got BOB CLARKE to sign my CHRISTMAS STORY & CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS dvds at this show.

A few months later both Bob and his son i met there  were killed by a drunk driver on PCH .

I feel very lucky i got to meet him and tell him that CHRISTMAS STORY is my all time favorite film, yes a xmas flick, its just an awesome film! If it was about Halloween it would be even better!

 

   

If you have pictures of you wearing one of my shirts, masks or a Toxictoons tattoo please send me a picture.

I love seeing what you guys and ghouls get inked and pics of you guys wearing my shirts and masks.

 

I also do some local Horror & Hot Rod shows in California sometimes in Texas which I always will

 post in my NEWS section of the site .

Or if you wish to be added to my mailing list for future shows-signings & specials click here

 and say you would like more info on what's new with Toxictoons

toxictoons@sbcglobal.net

 

 I hope you will continue supporting Toxictoons

Thanx,   ERIC "UNKLE" PIGORS

 

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