Thursday, October 29, 2009

That Krazy Kayak!

As November approaches it's time to welcome the cooler weather (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, of course), the slightly less busy downtown streets (until the inevitable Christmas crowds take over) and the new issue of Kayak, Canada's History Magazine for Kids.

Since those of you living in Canada can see the final cover on your newsstands, or in your mailbox, and the rest of you (albeit very small) on their website - I though I'd share this alternate colour version.

I have a predilection for limited colour palettes so I sometimes prepare two mock-ups of an illustration - one in full colour and one a la Glen. Usually, as in this case and with good reason, the more colourful will win out. But it's still fun to share the "might have beens" as well.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Monster Head Races Finale!

If, like little ol' me, you're a big fan of the spooky person behind the soon-to-be-related (legally!) Yay, It's Another Blog then you should take a ghoulish gander over at my pal Neato Coolville's wonderful Weird Hollow blog.

Besides the unending stream of vintage, haunted Halloween-themed nuttiness that pervades the fog-filled atmosphere in that neck of the electronic woods - last night was the grand finale championship of the Monster Head Races, a yearly video showdown of movie monsters racing for their fans. With online voting, a swanky prize package and fun galore!

Most importantly though, don't miss the always entertaining Vlad the Impaler's deadly draw for the wacky winner of the pulchritudinous prize package. You'll be on the edge of your electric chair!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Look, blog, look - see Dick & Jane!

If I had been presented with the opportunity as a ten year old to see two of the stars of 1978's Battlestar Galactica in person, in my town, I would have been beside myself with geeky glee!

Now, thirty one years later, not quite so much.

Still, Jane Seymour and Richard Hatch will be in Victoria for unrelated public appearances on Halloween weekend. So I guess that's something.

Now if Ed Begley Jr were to also make a stop here on his book tour that weekend? That'd be a whole 'nother kettle of fish...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Good Morning, Glen!

After twelve hours of heavy rain, look who ventured up three floors of the outside of my apartment building to greet me as I pulled back my living room curtains this morning!?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Diggin' Through the Vault: Pt. 5 "Curse of the Unwanted Facial Hair!"

I've noticed a startling element of similarity amongst (and throughout. Also, between and betwixt) many of my illustrations that get revised by art directors on magazine or advertising jobs. I don't know whether it's a subconscious decision, or a sinister AD plot cooked up at their secretive annual A.D.M.A.N (Art Directors for Malevolence And Nogoodnikness) meetings, held in an underground lair buried hundreds of feet beneath the statue of David Ogilvy at the corner of 11th & W47th in downtown Manhattan, just to drive me crazy.

But here it is...

Facial hair.

They don't like facial hair.

Case study #1: The illustration at the top of this post? Turned down in favour of altering this nutty professor-type character to a female nutty professor-type character.

No facial hair.

Case study #2: This early astronomer guy for an online ad campaign? Changed to a British sea captain guy with, yes, a powdered wig, but... NO facial hair. See where I'm going? Huh? HUH?!

Case study #3: This be-goateed bebop professor for a kid's book cover? Replaced by a MOUSE! Okay... arguably the mouse has some hair on it's face, but since it's the same hair that covers the rest of it's scrawny little body I say it's categorically NOT facial hair!

So... what have we we learned today? That I only came up with this theory whilst searching for a thread to tie together these three examples of unused illustrations I randomly pulled out of my files, and which has no basis in reality?

I think not!

"Youse draws yer beards, youse takes yer chances."
Take it to heart my friends... take it to heart.

Friday, October 9, 2009

All Skyped Up

I LOVE Skype. I really do.

It allows people (me) to talk (ramble on) and see (in a pixelated way) across long distances (from British Columbia to Florida) for free (free!) to friends and relatives (my fiancee) in a futuristic videophone sort-of-way that was still sci-fi for most of us 20 years ago.

But sometimes it goes bad.

Very bad...

Yikes! I think that's the worst picture of me on the intertubes since this one!

At least the digitallizerated version of me below is more colourful...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Completely Random Image Post of the Month!

Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man as scanned from my copy of a late 1977 issue of "Super Mag".

Monday, October 5, 2009


Image courtesy Keystone Blog


I guess one of the side-effects of having a blog getting SLIGHTLY more popular (in relative terms anyway) is unwanted attention. I'm currently down in the bunker in the middle of my first big Spam attack!

Oh, sure... I've had a handful of people post thinly veiled ads as comments here and there over the life of this here electronical-newsletter-type-dealy. But some fine folks are letting me know how much they like my blog by repeatedly commenting "Credit Society" over and over ad nauseam in Simplified Han Chinese on many of my current and past posts. So I'm spending my time right now taking out all the garbage.

I have word verification, but I guess it's not good enough. I've added comment moderation for older posts, but I hope not to have to add it to new ones. We'll just have to wait and see.

Thanks for all those non "Credit Society" comments though! Keep 'em coming!

Flickr Fill Up!

Once again unto the breach!

Of course, the "breach" in this case is Flickr, where you can find another exquisite exhibition of excitingly excellent illos from the 1950s and '60s culled from the pages of Humpty Dumpty and Children's Magazines.

And don't forget to check the oil!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Cool & Crazy Canadian Collection Cull Continues!

I'm still weeding out large parts of my collection in anticipation of an upcoming move. On the slate right now?... part of my vintage tiki / Hawaiiana collection including mugs, glasses, shirts, records, figures, and more. Photo above only of a portion.

And the record riddance rolls on relentlessly as my Cool & Strange collection from the 1950s-1970s gets pared down by 1000 albums or more!

For all the details, more photos, and pricing check out these ads. And thanks for shopping at Glen-Mart!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


NGC 1300, a barred spiral galaxy. Courtesy of the always rockin' Hubble Space telescope!

1971 Morris 1300 Estate. Courtesy of

Founding of Bilbao, Spain in 1300 A.D.

WXRL 1300 AM Super Country! Buffalo, NY. "We've Doubled Our Power to Double Your Listening Pleasure!"

A big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by GLENMULLALY.COM... The BLOG! in the month of September for pushing the number of visits to a new record high of 1310. The previous high was 1,272 in August, but things had been slower over the late spring and summer due to a dearth of posts while in Florida (a choice I'd make any day!)

So mucho appreciandos to all you... hmmm... I just got an idea for a contest! Come up with a name for the people who enjoy and visit regularly GLENMULLALY.COM... The BLOG!

No... "misdirected", "losers", "Glen Mullaly" and other such entries will not be accepted!

I'm looking for a name for fans of this site. Along the lines of "Wreck Fans / Wreckies" for devotees of Cake Wrecks. Or "Boingers" (I may have just made that up) for followers of Boing Boing. Enter via the comments section at the bottom of this post.

The prize?! The undying thanks of the 1300 visitors (or 130 visitors who check back 10 times each if you want to sound less dramatic) to this site each month for having a name they can call themselves in public now.

Contest ends October 6th! Now... have at it!

*Note new contest end date! Get those entries in now!