Sunday, January 21, 2001
Mural painting event in the Aventura Mall in South Florida ! This was our second event in this huge mall and we met some wonderful people. Guest artist Jed Martinez joined us for the fun.
Friday, January 26, 2001
Celebration of the arts at the Governor's House in the Cayman's Islands. This 2nd annual event was open to the public and we had a wonderful crowd come out and join us in painting 2 murals with local artist Wray Banker of The National Gallery. Governor Peter Smith came by and painted a duck on the mural! Artists from all different media were on hand to demonstrate their work to folks of all ages. It was a tremendous fun event and our first in the Caribbean. Thanks to Leslie Bigelman, the Director of The National Gallery in the Cayman Islands.
See the pictures here.
Sunday, January 28, 2001
Mural event at the high school on the island of Cayman Brac (one of the three islands that make up the Caymans, British West Indies). The kids worked hard all day with Phil's guidance and the help of their teacher Petrina Roper.
Tuesday, February 13, 2001
School assemblies at Oakley School in Santa Maria, California. We also did a special assembly for the parents in the evening and had a fantastic turnout for this night time event. Many of the parents were Spanish speakers and Phil always has fun with his Spanish (and every other language) -- lucky for us, there were excellent translators.
Friday-Sunday, March 2-4, 2001
MegaCon, a pop culture convention, at the Orlando Convention Center, invited us to paint a mural and we had the entire Florida crew out to help us led of course by Danny DeAngelo ! Thanks to Tim Winstead, Rob Smith, and all the artists who helped us at this show and at the Family Expo which was held downtown Orlando the exact same time - Phil and Jesse flew out for these events and split their time between the two shows! It was tiring but worth the effort. We introduced the 8th issue of The Winged Tiger Comics & Stories at both shows with Danny's Major Impact on the cover.
Monday March 19, 2001
We were at the Boston Public Library for our second mural event and the debut of The Winged Tiger Comics & Stories #8 which featured Boston and other cities in Massachusetts as well as the whole country.
Tuesday March 20, 2001
Newark Public Library event with 1000 kids from local schools organized by the Newark Literacy Campaign. A truly incredible event in one of the most beautiful libraries we have seen in our 16 years of travels.
Wednesday March 21, 2001
South Hadley Middle School assemblies about the creative process.
Saturday April 21, 2001
Santa Maria Mall event in the central coast of California - we painted from 11 am to 5 pm and everyone was invited to join in the fun.
Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2001
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at UCLA - our booth was in 111 in Zone A and we painted a huge mural for this incredible show. Among our special guests were Stefanie Michaels - Adventure Girl, Kevin Eastman, co-creator of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many other artists, musicians, and friends. It was an event to remember. The whole family was invited.
Read the press coverage here.
See the pictures here.
Thursday, May 10, 2001
Westfield Shoppingtown Solano in Fairfield, California for a wonderful all day mural painting event. The whole community was invited and we had some special guest artists as well!
See the pictures here.
Saturday, May 26, 2001
Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines, Iowa with special guests Geoff Bevington, Wendi Lee and Terry Beatty! This was the biggest mural painting event we have done so far in the state of Iowa.
Friday-Saturday, June 1-3, 2001
Bookexpo America Trade show in Chicago --- our annual mural event for the book industry.
See the pictures here.
Tuesday, June 5, 2001
Weberstown Mall in Stockton, California for a mural painting event. This event was from 11 am to 5 pm and the entire family was invited. It had been 10 years since we last painted a city bus in Stockton. That bus traveled around the area for years afterwards promoting the local literacy program and reading to all ages. This event was geared towards families and we had our new Winged Tiger Issue #9 to distribute!
June 8-20, 2001
Our annual European tour with three mural events in Germany and visits to the local schools:
Friday, June 8, 2001
We did a mural event in the Löhrhof Center in Recklinghausen, Germany. Stephanie Gladden, the creator of Hopster's Tracks and who has also worked on The Simpsons and The Powerpuff Girls was the special guest as Jesse Yeh and Phil Yeh joined the European Office of Klaus Leven and Ruth de Kleijn for another year of events in Germany.
Saturday, June 9, 2001
First mural event at City Point Center in Bochum, Germany.
Monday, June 11, 2001
We visited local schools in Germany to talk about the importance of arts and literacy.
Tuesday, June 12, 2001
Mural painting event in the Glass House Cultural Center in Herten, Germany. The media coverage for this year's German events was more than outstanding with 10 newspaper articles and 2 TV stations covering the tour. Stephanie was kept very very busy drawing The Simpsons for her many fans! Klaus organized a wonderful poster featuring original artwork by Klaus Leven, Stephanie Gladden and Phil Yeh and colored by Lieve Jerger.
Friday-Sunday, July 6-8, 2001
Conque in Mexico City, the best and most fun comic convention in Mexico ! This is our annual trip to Mexico City and we have built a great following in this country.
Thursday-Sunday, July 19-22, 2001
San Diego Comic Con International - the biggest comic book and pop culture convention in the United States and our annual mural there always brings out some really incredible artists.
Friday-Sunday, August 17-19, 2001
The Rosemont Convention Center at Chicago O'Hare Airport for the annual Wizard World - pop culture convention that draws more than 35,000 fans! Geoff Bevington from the Chicago office will join Phil and Jesse Yeh in creating a very special mural at this show and we will have lots of famous guest artists join in the fun as well. We will debut the 10th issue of The Winged Tiger Comics & Stories at this event and lots more wonderful surprises. This kicks off a nationwide tour that will bring us to 20 states through October. Please check in on the website as these events are confirmed in the coming months.
Friday, August 24, 2001
A mural event celebrating the arts in Rowe, Massachusetts right near the Vermont border.
Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26, 2001
Phil is doing another mural event in
You can find more info on this event
Saturday, September 1, 2001
Sunrise Mall mural painting event in Massapequa, New York - that's on Long Island folks!
Sunday, September 2, 2001
Greenbriar Mall in Chesapeake, Virginia - a fun day of mural painting for the entire community.
Friday, September 7, 2001
We will be painting a mural to celebrate International Literacy Day at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. This event is part of the International Literacy Network's Celebration. The actual International Literacy Day falls on Saturday the 8th of September. This weekday event will give us a chance to get more media attention for the advancement of reading all over the planet.
Saturday, September 8, 2001
First ever National Book Festival on the East Capitol grounds in Washington, DC. This event is hosted by First Lady Laura Bush and we are one of the 60 organizations that have been invited to participate in a special pavilion called "Great Ideas for Promoting Reading, Literacy & Libraries". The event will be from 10 am to 5 pm and celebrates the International Literacy Day.
You can find more information on the National Book Festival events at www.loc.gov/bookfest.
Thursday, September 20, 2001
Weequahick Branch Library in Newark, NJ from 11 am to 5 pm. Another great mural event with local students.
Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7, 2001
Los Angeles Times Festival of Health and Wellness on the USC Campus for two days of celebrating health and the mind. The Times has asked that we paint a mural celebrating the theme, "Read. Exercise Your Mind."
Thursday and Friday, October 11-12, 2001
Our second annual event at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. This was one of the best events we have ever done in 16 years and this time we are doing two days with even more kids!
Friday, October 19, 2001
: Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21, 2001
: Friday, October 26, 2001
: Saturday, October 27, 2001:
Phil will be the Toastmaster for SiliCon which features Sergio Aragones among others. You can find more information about the SiliCon convention here.
Northwest Bookfest in Seattle for the debut of a very special Seattle issue of the Winged Tiger Comics & Stories at this great show. Guest artists include: Donna Barr, Roberta Gregory, Jason Lutes, Tom Hart, Craig Thompson, Elizabeth Pankey, Jennifer Daydreamer and many many more.
School events in Hawaii with cartoonists Jon Murakami and Phil Yeh.
Westside Youth Festival 2001 with the theme: Victory Over Violence at the Wainaae Shopping Mall on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. Cartoonists Across America's Vice-President Jon Murakami was the lead artist with Phil as we created another mural for the local schools. Students and local artists joined us for a day of fun as we painted at the event. Jon and Phil spoke at the local schools the day before and many of the kids came by to help create this colorful mural. Sponsors for the mural included The United Nations Assn.-USA Hawaii, SGI-USA Westside, Ala Moana Hotel, Rainbow State Paint Company, Hawaiian Graphics, and Papa Johns Pizza Hawaii. We will have photos from the event up on the site soon.
Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21, 2001
Friday, October 26, 2001
Saturday, October 27, 2001:
Saturday, November 3, 2001:
Join us as we paint our first mural at the Lompoc Public Library from 10 am to 5 pm. The event is open to the public and we encourage everyone to come help us paint in our headquarter city of Lompoc, California in the beautiful central coast.
Thursday and Friday, November 8 and 9, 2001:
Mural event at the Casa Blanca Community School in Bapchule, Arizona. Phil visited this school a couple of years ago and we'll be painting murals with all the students over two days.
Saturday, November 10, 2001:
The Central Library in Phoenix for our first mural event in that city ! We will be there from 11 am to 5 pm and everyone is invited to join in the fuin as we create a mural promoting reading and creativity for Arizona!
Friday, December 7, 2001:
Mural event from noon to 6 pm in the Eastworks Building in Easthampton, Massachusetts. The finished mural will be donated to the Emily Williston Public Library after the event. The public is invited to come help us paint.