Thursday, December 2, 2010

Animation Thursday!

Today we depart from our usual format of Glencentric self promotion to showcase some exclusive, rare, and unusual animation finds recently unearthed by yours truly.

We start off (above) with a still from the almost legendary short-lived GBS Saturday morning giant-transforming-robot show "Battle of the Truckbots™"(1984), an obvious rip-off of the highly successful "Convertors" series.
Only 12 episodes were broadcast before the 2" master tapes started breaking down (GBS was famous for cutting corners on their shows. This program had a budget of only $946.29 per episode, scandalous even in 1980s dollars!) Only 5th generation copies taken from old Beta tapes exist in the hands of the few collectors out there who still remember the show as horrible.

A rare frame from Chypco Pictures 1932 ground-breaking "Philo's Tele-Phunnies", the first animated short to be filmed in Flock-Tone. Unfortunately since there were few theaters equipped with Touch-O-Phonic sound it was a complete flop. This is the only print that survives.

"Abra-Cat-Abra" (1956) was the third in a series of light-hearted cold war shorts produced by Happy-Time Fun Films (a division of the US arms manufacturer Amalgamated Ordnance™), for viewing in bomb-shelters after a nuclear attack. The insipid cat and mouse type antics that filled this (thankfully) now-forgotten series were scientifically designed to keep your mind off your hair falling out.


then again these might just be illustrations from a new magazine spread I recently finished. More information on the full piece (more details below) when it hits the newsstands in January!

Monday, November 15, 2010


It's been a busy fall and things are ramping up for the holiday season here at As a sneak peak of some upcoming work here's an alternate version of the cover art for the new Kayak Magazine on the stands soon!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Summer Art Smoothie!

Things have been very busy around the assembly floor of Mullaly Industrial Heavy Illustration Arts Manufacturing Concern Ltd, LLC, Pty, BMOC, ICUP lately! First a month and a half of late nights working on magazine spreads, book covers, educational posters, character disigns and more! Then lots of August and early September fun activity outside the studio. The result?...

A lack of posting! So I thought I'd throw everything into the Waring Art-O-Matic Pulverizor 3000 and blend up a tasty smoothie of Glen art previews of a bit of that recent work. More info on these as they as they are released!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Kids Book July!

July was a very, very good month for kids book finds!

These (and 9 more not pictured) kids books and magazines were picked up in the last three weeks at a garage sale, a couple trips to our local swap meet, a thrift store or two, and from a local collector downsizing. Alice and Martin Provensen, Mel Crawford, Hawley Pratt and Al White, Art Seiden, Bernice Myers, JP Miller and Lowell Hess are just a few of the wonderful illustrators represented here.

Price paid?... 50¢ to $2 each!

I won't even mention the vintage department store catalogs, Elvgren playing cards, pulp paperbacks, vintage boardgames, Jack Davis Monster cards (1959), big stack of Jack Kirby 1970s comics and more that we found at the same time!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Here's a sneak peek at an illustration based on a magazine spread I've just finished. This is actually an alternate version of a detail from the illustration, but I liked the image and wanted to see what it would look like on it's own.

I'll post more about it when it hits the stands in a month or so.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I've just launched version 2.1 of the website! As well I'm splitting off a new blog... Glen Mullaly Illustration to focus on the illustration and work-related side of things.

This blog will still be active and updated (don't change that dial!), but I'm discontinuing links from my new site to here and to my Flickr photostream and making these mostly for friends and family. But these sites will still be here and updated, just not advertised as such on the main website.

These changes coincide with the announcement that I've signed with artist representative Deborah Wolfe Ltd and We're very excited about this big step and look forward to seeing where things go from here.

See you in the funny papers!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I'm a Wolfeman!

That's right... I'm very pleased to announce that I've recently signed with artist representative Deborah Wolfe Ltd and IllustrationOnLine! They rep a stable of amazingly talented folks such as Scott Burroughs and Amy Cartwright, some really top people in the industry. I'm proud to be the new kid on this all-star team.

And to coincide with this fresh direction expect in the near future to see some much needed improvements and changes at both this blog and my website hang onto your hats folks, the fun's about to begin!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Open House a Go Go!

Since Joanne and I were married in Florida with a VERY small wedding party we wanted to have a couple get-togethers with family and friends.

In February we traveled to Tennessee to celebrate with Joanne's extended family from Tenn., Indiana and Mississippi. Then a couple weekends ago we held an open house at our new home in Canada to share our happiness (and food!) with the north-of-the-border contingent.

This was the front of the invitation we mailed out, featuring us, our new house (that's Joanne attempting to evade the 1950s paparazzi on the front walk), our wedding rings (aircraft-grade titanium don'tchaknow!), and our cat.

We had a great triple-chocolate cake on the evening of our February wedding in Florida, but my mom pulled out all the stops and bowled us over with this cake the morning of the open house!

Marzipan robots based on Joanne's robot Christmas ornaments...

... fondant gears and cogs, cream icing and super-moist carrot cake. Needless to say it was a smash hit with us and the guests.

She also made a more traditional almond paste and icing covered dark fruit cake (which we love) that you can see in the upper left. It went quickly too!

Check out more photos of the open house and more of my mom's amazing handiwork at her Flickr photostream...

We went with a late 50's - early 60s theme for all the food (just a portion which is pictured above) my mom made for the open house.

With the exception of the veggie plate she was kept busy restocking all afternoon.

Butter tarts, lemon shortbread and sugar cookies all went over very well with the 40 or so people who attended.

Fruit Kabobs!

Joanne loved these Monkey Cookies! The guests must have as well since they didn't last long.

It was tough to cut this up, but delicious!

So a big thank you to everyone who was able to join us in our celebration. And best wishes to those who couldn't attend. Hopefully we'll be seeing you soon.

Glen & Joanne

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Back to Flickr!

After a LONG absence I've started posting vintage illustration to Flickr again. This batch is from a wonderful 1950 Little Golden book illustrated by JP Miller. For more images and info why not visit my photostream over... here!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New Mags for May!

With all the hubbub around these parts lately it plum slipped my mind to let you all know about the latest issue of Kayak Magazine that hit the streets a month ago! I'm finally starting to get the hang of drawing that dang moose!

As well, it's time to once again to plug my regular puzzles and fun feature in Know Mag, the science magazine for curious kids. This issue is all about backyard birds, so fly down to your local newsstand tout de tweet!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Big Day!

Eden Garden State Park, Florida, February 15th 2010.

I figured it was time to finally post some finished photos from our wedding in February!
This shot was taken in low light, so I enhanced the graininess and aged it for a vintage backstage look.

Photo taken by Karen Mullaly.

Eden Garden State Park, Florida, February 15th 2010.

The new Mr. and Mrs. Mullaly!

Photo taken by Karen Mullaly.

Eden Garden State Park, Florida, February 15th 2010.

Joanne's dress was a vintage 1954 Vogue pattern, custom made for her. My suit was custom made and styled after the suit worn by Dean Martin in 1960's (filmed in 1959) Ocean's 11.

Photo taken by Karen Mullaly.

Eden Garden State Park, Florida, February 15th 2010.

I married a movie star! The duo-tone red and green look of this effect perfectly suits Joanne's vintage dress, makeup and hair.

Photo taken by Karen Mullaly.

Eden Garden State Park, Florida, February 15th 2010.

Photo taken by Karen Mullaly.

Eden Garden State Park, Florida, February 15th 2010.

I'm not sure what I said to Joanne to get this look, but it worked!

Photo taken by Glen Mullaly.

Eden Garden State Park, Florida, February 15th 2010.

Off on our big adventure!

Photo taken by Karen Mullaly.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Happiest Day of my Life!

The geek-out honeymoon at DisneyWorld and Kennedy Space Center wasn't too shabby either!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

On Hiatus?!

Well... if it wasn't obvious from the scarcity of new posts here at GMDC...TB wonderful things have been occupying my time recently. Let's make a list, shall we?...

-Packed up all my worldly belongings (including my surprisingly heavy toy, book, vintage magazine, and vintage record collections) for the first time in twelve years.

-Moved to Joanne and my new (old) house. YAY! (I'm living out of boxes until Joanne gets here. See below for details).

- Crazily rushing around getting last minute travel plans made.

- Crazily rushing around getting last minute work deadlines done.

- Crazily rushing around getting last minute wedding preparations done.

Because... I'm off to Florida once again. This time though, I'm coming back with a wife. (I hope!)

So, the above reasons... plus the wedding, honeymoon, packing up the remainder of Joanne's house, a short road trip to meet the extended family, and a two-week road trip across the US and up to Canada I think are sufficient reasons to put the blog on hold for a bit.

I hope to still send off the occasional missive. But I expect they'll be few and far between for the next two or three months.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great late winter and spring, and see you soon!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Know for January!

It's that time again boys and girls... the new issue of Know Magazine has hit the stands and mailboxes of eager science-minded youngsters across Canada (and soon all of North America - details to follow in the future!)

This issue is focused on, not coincidentally due to the small sporting meet occurring in neighbouring Vancouver and Whistler next month, winter sports.

In November I posted a detail of some of the pencil roughs from one of the four puzzles I created for my regular Know Fun feature. So here's the finished images from the same game. (For the instructions and the whole Know Fun spread you'll just have to pick up the mag. I've got to make a living y'know!)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Post-Christmas Post

Christmas and New Years were fantastic with my sweetie down Florida way, but things are wrapping up for this, my last trip down that I won't be coming back with a new wife. So for the next few months the activity level here at ye olde blog will be even lighter than the light level it's been recently... with two moves (one of 3000 kms!), a wedding, honeymoon, immigration paperwork and all those minor details to deal with.

So thanks for your patience. I'll be checking in occasionally with updates on life, but it might be well into March before things pick up around these here parts.

In the meantime, and to cap off the holiday season, Joanne has posted the front of the Christmas card I made for her this year (we'll spare youse all the romantic mush from the inside!) over at her swellerific Flickr stream. Have a wonderful 2010!