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January 27, 2009
Introducing our brand new cartoon map series, Paradise Travel Maps. Each map in the series will feature an exotic locale such as the above map of Rarotonga, a fantasy island in the South Pacific. Last year we flew down to Rarotonga to research the island. I wanted to have a first hand knowledge of this Heaven on earth location before I began work on the poster. Wow! What a place.
December 17, 2008
Most people aren't aware that, though cartoon maps are my specialty, I also draw realistic-style maps...like this one for Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. It looks a bit unfinished because of the empty outlying areas. They were later filled with text by the college graphics department, but I have yet to see the finished map. The one thing I will always remember about this map is the hours that I spent drawing trees, trees, and more trees.
November 02, 2008
This is my second map for the little Washington State town on North Bonneville. The first one was to promote the town itself. This new map is to promote their Heritage Trail system. You would enjoy visiting this scenic little village on the banks of the Columbia River, just below the mighty Bonneville Dam. What really makes North Bonneville different from other towns is that it looks like one big park...and there is no typical main street with downtown buildings. It's a planned community that was relocated downriver to make room for the dam. Somehow in the relocation process a typical main street never happened.
October 04, 2008
Over the years, we've created cartoon maps for the entire Washington Coast and Oregon Coast (twice). Now, for your viewing pleasure, we bring you West Marin County, California, one of California's most scenic stretches of coastline.
One of the things I enjoy about creating my cartoon maps is how much I learn about each area that I map. I learned a lot of amazing things about West Marin on this project. Sir Francis Drake, famed English sea captain and explorer stopped here during his circumnaviation of the globe between 1577 and 1580.
September 07, 2008
Large format cartoon maps are always a challenge. The Lancaster County Map is 18 x 24. It took up a big chunk of the summer of '08, working seven days a week to meet the tight deadline. There are two sides to the map, with two maps on the other side. I put 82 hours into the map. Some real war stories came out of this one. If I ever wrote an Adventures in Mapland book, this map would take up a whole chapter. Some of our maps are as small as 8.5 x 11, some are giant poster size. Whatever the size, we can draw it for you. Contact us and we'll be glad to answer your questions.
September 02, 2008
After many years of waiting in the wings, Fun Maps USA finally got that long-awaited call from Hollywood. We've hit the big time! I just created this Hollywood cartoon map for Doug Fregolle Promotions.
We also recently created a map of the United States for a television special that aired in July on
E! Entertainment Network.
July 10, 2008
Does your resort, or resort town need a map makeover? That's why the Aberdeen Daily World newspaper in Aberdeen, Washington called us. They wanted to employ our unique cartoon cartographic perspective to depict the nearby resort town of Ocean Shores. Throughout the summer season all of the merchants in Ocean Shores will now have copies of our maps to give away to visitors. Oceans Shores is the second biggest tourist attraction in Washington State, second only to Seattle. Contact us if you would like to see your resort on the map.
Thanks for stopping by. Check back soon for more fun stuff from the outer edge of my ever expanding Cartooniverse.
May 27, 2008
Do you live in a tiny town out in the middle of nowhere? Would you like to put your little town on the map? That's what Perry, Kansas did. And just look at them now! Give us a call and we'll do the same for your little town...or large city. All you need is for some of the merchants to get together, as Perry did, and "chip in" to fund the project. Then we're off and running.
March 05, 2008
Would you like your business or organization to STAND OUT in your town or city? That's what Seattle's Union Gospel Mission wanted, so we created a cartoon map of Seattle that highlighted all of Union Gospel Mission's facilities spread across the city. We can do the same for YOUR business in YOUR city. Contact me, and I'll be glad to answer your questions.
February 08, 2008
I was recently commissioned to create this new cartoon map for Centura Health, Colorado's largest family of hospitals and health care services, for their upcoming convention. The reviews have been glowing: "Bron, my friend, this totally rocks!!! I couldn't be happier. I love it...AND you are way ahead of schedule!"
January 19, 2008
Our cartoon maps make the perfect finishing touch to the perfect wedding. If you have wedding plans in the offing, we'll be glad to answer your questions about having a custom cartoon map created to commemorate your grand event.
November 28, 2007
Remember listening to the Chicken Man radio series when you were a kid? ("Bok-BOK-Bok-BOK...He's everywhere! He's everywhere!") I listened to it on Armed Forces Radio when I was overseas in the army. Dick Orkin created and starred in the renowned radio show. Today Dick owns The Famous Radio Ranch, a radio commercial production house on Ventura Boulevard, just north of Los Angeles. The Famous Radio Ranch commissioned me to create a cartoon map of the their neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley.
October 10, 2007
Cartoon maps aren't just for paper anymore...now they're on the home page of a web site near you! This is the brand new cartoon map that we created for the home page of OurGreatCity.com in Southlake, Texas. It's the number one rated high school sports town in America.
September 08, 2007
My new Cayman Islands Map is one of my favorites. In the future I hope to create more maps of exotic islands. Before I started this map I knew little about the Cayman Islands. Now I have a thorough knowledge of this beautiful Caribbean archipelago, having done extensive research to accurately represent the islands. If you would like me to draw a cartoon map of YOUR paradise island, click "Contact".
June 12, 2007
Here is yet another USA map...this time for Western Recreational Vehicles, makers of Alpenlite and Alpine Coach RVs. Later in the summer I'll be trekking down to Junction City, Oregon, to autograph the cartoon map posters for all those RVers nationwide who participated in the Alpine RV Run.
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