Since his creation by Morgan Taylor in 2005, Gustafer Yellowgold has become an international phenomenon, acclaimed by The New York Times as “A cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” Entertainment Weekly praised “…The most infectious original songs. It’s like tapping into some pleasure center in the brain- both adult and kid…absurdly appealing.”
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show is a funny and touching multimedia performance of live music, colored-pencil animations and storytelling. With its unique crossover appeal, the show has been the wild-card opening act for Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree. Gustafer has appeared off-Broadway in his own productions of Gustafer Yellowgold shows and across the U.S. with 60 piece symphony orchestras. Gustafer the character is a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun and is living out an explorer’s life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods.
The award-winning Gustafer Yellowgold releases include DVD/CD sets, Music-only CDs and narrated Audiobooks. The titles include; Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wide Wide World (2007), Gustafer Yellowgold’s Have You Never Been Yellow? (2007), Gustafer Yellowgold’s Mellow Fever (2009), Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock (2011), Gustafer Yellowgold’s Year In The Day (2012), Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom (2014) and the Grammy™ nominated Gustafer Yellowgold’s Dark Pie Concerns (2015) and 2017’s Grammy™ nominated CD-only release Brighter Side. Voted Audible‘s Best Childrens’ Audiobook of 2018 - “Im From The Sun - The Gustafer Yellowgold Story” (2018) and its Audible exclusive follow-up “Minnesota Chronicles - "The Gustafer Yellowgold Story Part 2” (2019). With strong, character-driven content, Taylor also produces an ever-growing line of plush action figures, including Gustafer and Slim the Eel, and the first two members of the “Evilhood of Mean Foods” - Cakenstein and Baconstein!