10/24/18 Ronald McDonald House of Los Angeles

10/24/18 Ronald McDonald House, L.A.


Our skin crawled with excitement as we and the wonderful the Ronald McDonald House kids had a spooktastic Halloween party in Hollywood! We all drew spooky pictures, made bat puppets, and painted some ferociously good faces.

We are grateful to our beloved volunteers who made all this come about: Jeremy Arambulo, Michael Daedalus Kenny, Christian Lignan, Joseph Scott, Ashley Simpson

The Ronald McDonald House provides a home-like environment for families with critically ill or injured children who must travel to fulfill their healthcare needs.

10/19/18 Gilda’s Club

10/19/18 Gilda’s Club


Gilda’s Club’s annual halloween party was frightfully fun! We face painted Darth Vaders, drew caricatures ghoul-ore, the kids fluttered about with their bat puppets and everyone left with arm fulls of art by the artists behind Ice Age, Marvel Comics, Mad Magazine, TED Ed Animation, Rugrats, The Venture Bros and much more!

Thank you, trusty volunteers who made this night possible: Ray Alma, Joan Chiverton, Barbara Garrison, Lisa LaBracio, Maria Scrivan, Ed Steckley, Elizabeth Winter. And thank you to the beautiful families and staff of GC, who always welcome us so warnly.

Gilda’s Club is open to children who have been diagnosed with cancer, have a parent or loved one who is living with cancer, or are grieving the death of a loved one to cancer.


Mount Sinai 10/17/18

Mount Sinai Hospital 10/17/18


What an honor to welcome the stupendous Peter Kuper of Spy vs. Spy, Mad Magazine, and graphic novel fame to our KidZone TV drawing show at Mount Sinai Hospital! He joined our indomitable host, Elana Amity, on our live, closed-circuit show that gets beamed to all the kids’ rooms at once. The kids are equipped with drawing kits and can call in with questions and comments as we “virtually” draw together.

This time, Elana and Peter drew Halloween-y scenes, including Spy vs. Spy characters that were stuck together by a pumpkin on their heads, a totem pole built by a robot out of cats, birds, and fish, and then they drew a talking tree.

All that great art went straight up to the kids for them to keep. Thank you, everyone, for another fabulous creative night together!