A Mascot Maker's Musings:

National Mascot Association

There are a lot of mascots running around, but there’s no central spot where mascot people can check in and come together… ….That is, until now! INTRODUCING THE NATIONAL MASCOT ASSOCIATION At AvantGarb, we are big fans of everything mascot. All … Continue reading 

With Mascots is it ROI or ROL?

We are all looking for the Return on Investment (ROI). While there are there are ways to measure ROI, the mascot is rarely understood as a factor. The mascot falls into that great unknown category called, “other”. Rather than look at … Continue reading 

JJ Jumper - NCAA Official mascot

Additional, Duplicate Mascots?

Why would you need 2 duplicatel mascots? Mascots lead VERY busy social lives. We made a bunch of identical mascots for the NCAA. J.J. Jumper is the official mascot for the NCAA. There are a lot of schools in the NCAA. J.J. needed … Continue reading 

Add a New Mascot to the Mascot Mix

With mascots, it’s true, the more the merrier   When one mascot shows up, you know you’re going to have fun. When more than one mascot shows up, it’s going to be a blast! Branded products, schools and teams add mascots, beyond … Continue reading 

Wally Wabash – Updated College Mascot

We got the call awhile ago from Wabash College. They wanted a new, updated, Wally Wabash mascot. Alumni of Wabash College sport the special Wabash College license plate – and that license plate has a wonderful drawing of Wally. AvantGarb … Continue reading 

Biz, Blessings & a Martini

AvantGarb has been a growing, productive business for a really long time. I started AvantGarb in my Berkeley, California garage when my youngest daughter was about 3 months old. From the start, AvantGarb has been profitable and the dollars have … Continue reading 

Mascotland on TV

We’re colorful, buoyant and a bit show-y off-y …and when a stylish, lively interviewer with a TV camera comes into the studio it brings it all up to a new level. It’s MascotLand on TV! Lauren Casey, from WRTV6 came by the other day. She … Continue reading 

Mascot in a Minute

We Thrive on Deadlines! When we are working on a tight deadline, the Mascot Mavens here at AvantGarb get pretty excited. We call the tight deadline mascots, “Mascots in a Minute”. The secret to making a deadline, is putting enough … Continue reading 

The Best Mascot Company

Are we the best mascot company? We’re awfully good at what we do. We have to be. We’re not a mascot factory. We are a mascot studio. What we do is custom, custom, custom, custom. We make sure all of the … Continue reading 

Mascot Safety – Vision and Ventilation

Breathing and Seeing It may seem obvious. Breathing and seeing are the most important parts of mascot design and creation. A mascot performer’s safety is supreme – most important – paramount! Yes, a mascot must look great and it’s really wonderful if a performer … Continue reading