Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Cake Up!

Back in 2012 I had the pleasure to be involved in a wonderful project lead by Rodale publishing and art director Chris Rhoads. Rodale, based in Pennsylvania had heard that an Allentown PA twelve year old had been battling cancer for the third time and that his one wish was to be a comic book creator. Collaborating with Zachi Telesha during his ongoing battle, sugeries and chemotherapies  Rodale translated Zachi's ideas and stories into a comic book style book that I was privileged to illustrate in a classic Jack Kirby inspired style.

The book's printing, and all of Rodale's involvement was donated and copies of the finished Hero Up were given away to schools, as well as sold over the next couple of years to raise money for children with pediatric cancer in PA. Unfortunately Zachi lost his battle in 2013, but his story and the Hero Up book lives on inspiring others.

I recently ran across a great story about the nonprofit organization Icing Smiles who provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child. Back in 2013 when Icing Smiles was asked by the Ronald McDonald Camp in Greely Pennsylvania to come up with a special superhero hero themed cake for the children attending, they brilliantly decided on adapting Zachi's Hero Up book. Each child got a copy of the comic and a slice of the giant, 4 foot by 2 foot cake (350 servings) featuring the superheroes that a kid battling cancer, just like them, had created. Apparently it was a great success. 

Kudos to cake creators Janet Woudenburg, Kathie Shea and Moreen Pinto for all their hard work, and to Icing Smiles for making it possible. Seeing the characters I had brought to life on the page in three dimensional icing (fondant, I assume) form is really great, but the story behind the cake is even better. 

For those in the Victoria, BC area this Saturday I'll be showing some of my original art from the Hero Up project along some of my other comic book related projects at the Camosun Comic Art Festival. Hope to see some of you locals there!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy to announce two new additions to the Greek Gods series of prints at my shop... introducing Hestia, goddess of the hearth and architecture, and Ares, god of war! For local folks I'll have these and my other prints at the upcoming Camosun Comic Arts Festival in Victoria on April 11th!

Friday, January 9, 2015

I've just finished up the artwork for the Sept 2015 Fire Safety issue of Fun Times magazine. Here's a small spot illustration sneak peek! More info and illustrations to come once we're closer to publishing time!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hey folks, don't forget that there's a plethora of Holiday, Christmas, Winter Solstice, etc greeting cards available over at my online shop. All high quality, professionally printed, on heavy recycled cardstock, with matching colored envelopes. Don't delay, order your's today! (or tomorrow, I'm not picky).

Friday, November 7, 2014

Hey there rock fans! New up at my online store... The New PornographersLimited Edition Artist's Proof giclee prints. Get your retro 1970s Saturday morning sci-fi on with an official festival poster from that great rock band The New Pornographers!

Monday, October 6, 2014

 Hey there... do you have kids? Do you occasionally visit a McDonald's restaurant in the US or Canada? Do your kids like free puzzles, games and activities? If you answered yes to any of the above (or just want some free Glen Mullaly art) be sure to stop by one of the thousands of participating McDonald's this month and pick up a free copy of the Halloween issue of Fun Times magazine chock full of my art and, as it says on the tin... fun!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Contest Time! 

With the release of the 25th anniversary editions of the third and fourth books "My Teacher is an Alien" series by Aladdin / Simon & Schuster I'm holding another contest to giveaway one trade paperback copy each of these great YA books (two books in total) to one lucky follower of my Facebook page and the Glen Mullaly Illustration Facebook group. Just share or "like" the post there, or leave a comment - and one week from today (October 2nd at 9pm Pacific time) I'll draw a winner at random from all the eligible names. Family and previous contest winners not eligible. If you're not a fan of Facebook leave a comment here (with your name, of course) and you'll be added to those eligible to win. Good luck to all!

And if you're in the Victoria area be sure to stop by Victoria's Ultimate Hobby and Toy Fair Oct 5th were I'll be showing and autographing all four books in the series (as well as the hardcovers) along with my latest prints, greeting cards, Star Wars comics and original art! Other folks in artist alley for this show include the always amazing Gareth Gaudin and the legendary Ken Steacy!