Sunday, December 30, 2007

Looking Forward

As the New Year approaches I'd like to use this opportunity to thank everyone who's taken the time to visit GLENMULLALY.COM...The BLOG!

Since the launch of this blog in mid-June 2007, monthly visits have risen by over 800%, with the overall trend on an upward trajectory. Not bad for the occasional feature ( such as the two-part - and look for part three soon - focus on vintage animation backgrounds, the four-part Captain Canuck reminiscence , the Halloween kid Glen Costume Craziness, and the epic three-part Gerry Lazare and the Mean Old Courier Company tale ) plus bits of news interspersed by a lot of goofy links to my Flickr! ( like the vintage space illustrations that are up now ). Hopefully the feature content will increase along with the viewership in the near future.

So once again thanks for stopping by, and the all the best in 2008!


Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my readers!
As a present for all of you I thought I'd share a reduced size sneek peek at some of my upcoming Flickr posts. Don't open them all at once!

Alice & Martin Provensen.

Futuristic 50s space stuff from John Polgreen.

Plywood, Plywood, Plywood!

Kid Glen geeks out on late 1970s sci-fi TV!

More goodies from the Collector's Corner.

See you soon!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Spotlight on the Retro Kid!

Aurelius Battaglia is just one of the hundreds of wonderful illustrators that have been featured on the Flickr group Retro Kid. Helmed by animation ace Ward Jenkins, this pool of amazing vintage children's illustrations ( from kid's book, magazines, records, toy packaging and many other sources ) is added to daily by over 1,200 members who share some of their favourite images from their collections.
Two and a half years worth ( more than 4,000 images! ) including my latest batch of goodies ( one of which is pictured above ) awaits your perusal. So strap on those Lund's and schuss your way to the Retro Kid!

Monday, December 17, 2007

One Thumb Up!

Mr. Muscle Mug gives the thumbs up to my new batch o' pics posted at the photo sharing site Flickr. So mosey on down and say hi!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

In this corner... The Whitman Kid!

Advertising character booster Waffle Whiffer's running a little "Color Your Own Whitman Kid" dealy over at his Flickr right now. Check it out for a groovy gander at some varied takes on this advertising icon of the the late 60s, 70s and 80s. I, for one, remember his smiling, letter-bedecked visage adorning a multitude of my 1970s birthday presents - from books and puzzles to comics and card games. Above is my quick go at GlenMullalifying WK from my Flickr.
For more info on the Kid be sure to stop by Waffle Whiffer's blog. For more wonderful Whitman memories why not check out the Witty Whitman Flickr group.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Cheep, Cheep!

That's right- it's cheap ( well... actually free! ) to enjoy some newly posted work from the always popular illustrator Charles Harper over at my Flickr. Wonderfully stylized birdies, crawfish, people and kangaroos - what more could you ask for?!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

In The Centre Ring!

That's right ladees and gentlemen, boys and girls! The circus has come to Flickrtown so hurry, hurry, hurray and step rrrright up! Yes, you sir - in the back don't be shy! Come one, come all, under our gigantic tent and see three rings of death-defying, exotic, funny and strangest sights you have ever seen!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Go Fly A Kite!

One of my favourite illustrators of children's material is Jerry Smath. I recently came across a large collection of vintage kid's magazines chock-full of his stylized, two-colour work and will be featuring some of it on the ever-so-addictive photo sharing site Flickr.
See you there!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

It's Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Christmas...

... or at least winter. To celebrate the first day of December and the first snowfall in these here parts why not visit my Flickr and enjoy some classic Christmas-time Jim Flora and a couple of swell Dan Lawler kid's magazine covers. Dress warm!