New Year, New Stuff

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To start the new year we had an art show in my hometown of Auburn Washington at the Auburn Events Center. Jan - March. 

Also, trying out some new methods. Looking at new t-shirt designs this year as well as laser etching. Exciting stuff for sure.

That is all.

Have a fantastic 2017!


Jet City Comic Con Submission

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Hey O!

Working on a program cover for the Jet City Comic Con here in Tacoma. It's a contest. I usually don't do contests, but I had some time to play around. Had a blast channeling my best Michael Cho and trying out this style of 4 colors. It was a fun experiment regardless. Enjoy and keep your fingers crossed.


What a busy friggin year!

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Dearest friends and clients, thanks for this crazy year. I have been busy. Very busy. The good kind of busy. That might be why I haven't updated this blog since December. 

Ok, I gots Thank You cards to the printers and they will be in the mail soon. So look for it and feel loved.

I'll try, not promise, to update this blog more, soon, soooooonnnnn.

Merry Christmas & New Year email card!

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You better watch out, you better not cry. This is why!!!! Robot Santa Claws is coming to town! Run!

Ok, so I know I picked a page from Futurama's playbook, but whatever. 

I hope all of you, friends, clients and both have yourselves a lovely and very, merry Christmas. My hope is is that you enjoy your families and friends this holiday season. Give them an extra hug and an extra round of nog because you can.

So this is my first, of many I hope, Christmas cards to you to say thanks for your kindness and your business. Some of you have hired me to work for you, for which my family and myself are very grateful. Some of you will be hiring me soon, for which we will be grateful. And some of you are thinking who the heck is this?  

Well, if you don't know me I am Danny Schlitz, an illustrator, designer and animator living in the Grand Pacific North West. I do a bunch of work for Microsoft, Samsung, Honda and Amazon to name a few. You can see my work at Please reach out if you think I could help you make some magic this new year. 253.335.0698.

For the rest of you I wish you a wonderful and successful year in all of your endeavors.

And don't forget to keep your bunker in tip top shape just in case Robot Santa comes for an unexpected visit.


Danny Schlitz



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Hello friends. 

Check out these new paper crafts from Proyetco Ensamble in Chile I made. This one will fit right over your head, plus turn your cool factor up to 11. And you might get called "foxy". Which would be compliment.

I'll let you know when these are available to purchase. Probably not in time for Halloween unfortunately. Next Halloween, yes!

Microsoft Easter Egg

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On we made an easter egg for 8 bit day! We wanted to celebrate Developer's Day, 8 Bit Day and 30 years of Mario without interfering with the homepage content. Someone on our team suggested the Konami Cheat Code (Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A) to activate the hidden page. It was only online for 2 days on the weekend (9/12-14).

The response from the internet was rad. The Verge, Business Insider, Softpedia, Tech Times and more.

Special Olympics

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I had a pleasant surprise the other day when I received a email from the Microsoft Brand Team including a video from the Los Angeles Special Olympics. I created a group of special athletes for banners and animations. We got a nice little compliment from the announcer about our banners - or murals as he described.

Merry Christmas!

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Wrap your gifts with this handy wrapping paper! Yes. Because there's not a day that goes by that you shouldn't mention Danny Schlitz to someone. Anyone! 

Imagine. They see your gift under the tree with this lovely wrapping paper! Wow. As they open the gift and immediately drop it to the ground to admire your choice in wrapping paper stock.

So Happy Holidays and a Somber New Year from the crew of one, Danny Schlitz!

PS: Leave some cookies and milk out for me tonight.