New Licenses for ‘Moovie Nights’ and ‘Cat & Dog’

MGL Licensing is proud to announce the launch of the new calendar ranges for Nick Hannaford-Hill’s humour brands ‘Cat & Dog‘ and ‘Moovie Nights

Carousel Calendar will be the first UK licensee for Cat & Dog, a cartoon that attempts to shine a light into the mysterious minds of our beloved pets. This new range will be available at high street and independent retailers throughout the UK and Europe in 2016.

Simultaneously, the Moovie Nights licensing programme continues to expand with a new range of calendars available from Brown Trout publishing.

With Nick’s flair for funny illustrations these are definitely very unique properties perfect for publishing, calendars, apparel, greeting cards and gift items.

Cats and Dogs

 Moovie Nights

Art Licensing Newsletter – November 2012

This month’s newsletter features information on Reilly’s new brand ‘Tan-Tan’, new artist Sarah Beise, new images from Bill Abbott’s humour range, ‘Spectickles’ and Gavin Reece’s new stationery range.

New Property
‘Tan-Tan’ by Reilly


Young British graphic artist, Reilly, continues to be a hit with licensees and retailers worldwide! Having previously worked with prominent fashion brands such as Jimmy Choo, Ray Ban and LVMH, MGL is pleased to represent Reilly’s newest licensing brand: Tan-Tan. His edgy motifs and graffiti designs are perfect for teens!

We are now looking for partners to produce stationery, homeware, clothing and more.


New Images
‘Spectickles’ by Bill Abbott

Bill Abbott

Humour cartoonist, Bill Abbott has just submitted new images to his ‘Spectickles’ collection.

Bill’s images have already been licensed with UK card manufacturers Hallmark UK. We are looking for partners to produce gifts, homeware and more.

Please click here to review the ‘Spectickles’ image collection.


New Artist
Sarah Beise


Sarah Beise has been illustrating professionally for the last 20 years. Her whimsical characters have appeared on many products including books, game boards, greeting cards, fabric and tableware.

Sarah’s extensive collection of artwork features a mixture of seasonal subjects and sending situations. It is perfect for greeting cards, gift wrapping, posters and more.

Please click here to review Sarah Beise’s full image collection.

New Products
Gavin Reece

Gavin Reece

We have recently received a selection of great product concepts from Buro Link featuring Gavin Reece’s acclaimed fashion illustrations. 2012 was a busy year for Gavin’s licensing career and we hope to see more for 2013.

We are now looking for more stationery, calendar and gift companies in selected territories to increase his range.

Please click here to review Gavin Reece’s full image collection.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Art Licensing Newsletter – April 2012

This month’s newsletter features information on our upcoming trade show attendance, our new humour range ‘Imagine That!’, new artist Mimi Jobe and new images from Haruyo Morita and Mark Gregory.

Trade Shows

MGL will be attending the following trade shows:

20th – 22nd May 2012
Walking the Show

29th – 30th May 2012
Booth 609

12th – 14th June 2012
Booth 5329

We would love to meet you there! Please call +44 20 7593 0510 or email us to arrange a meeting.


New Humour Collection

MGL is pleased to introduce our brand new humour line, ‘IMAGINE THAT!’ by Nick Hannaford-Hill.

Nick is a happily married cartoonist living near Bristol, UK. Here are a few of Nick’s likes, dislikes and inspirations:

Inspirations: Bill Watterson, Gary Larson and Peter Withe for scoring the winning goal in the 1982 European cup final!
Hobbies – Making pies
Interests – Eating pies
Dislikes – Dog poop and Morris Dancers
Likes – Pies
Fears – Clowns, Sharks and his ultimate fear that one day they will combine to create the dreaded ‘Clown Shark’!
Personnel Info – Enjoys dancing like Mick Jagger after a few drinks.

We are actively looking for licensing partners in all key product areas including cards, publishing, calendars, apparel and gift items.

Please click here to review Nick’s full image collection.

Please contact us to find out more about the range and check availability for your product and territory.


New Artist
Mimi Jobe

Mimi Jobe was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a child she was encouraged to paint and supplied with all the necessary materials. At the age of nineteen she began working in the demanding world of women’s and children’s fashion illustration where she forged a highly successful career for ten years. She has been working on her personal collection of paintings ever since.

Mimi paints large floral and fantasy designs featuring fairies and unicorns against misty backdrops. Her beautiful watercolour images are perfect for a range of products aimed at children and adults alike.

Please click here to review Mimi’s full image collection.


New Images
Haruyo Morita

Japanese artist, Haruyo Morita, has just submitted new Geisha and floral images. Morita is renowned for having worked as a kimono painter and designer until 1972 before turning to painting. Now an acclaimed painter, her work has been exhibited and sold worldwide.

Her work can already be found on a series of cards, jigsaws, stationery, needlework kits, calendars, and more. Please contact us to check availability for your product and territory.

Please click here to review Morita’s full image collection.


New Images
Mark Gregory

Specially commissioned by MGL, Mark Gregory’s images feature original and colourful images for children. Inspired by nature, wildlife and the jurassic age, Mark’s pictures feature dinosaurs and animals from around the world.

These pictures are perfect for the kids market and are sure to never go out of fashion.

Please click here to review the Mark’s image collection.

Hallmark UK Signs Histericals and Spectickles


We are pleased to announce Hallmark UK has just signed two of our humour lines for two exclusive card ranges.

The ‘Histericals’ by Peter Adderley and ‘Spectickles’ by Bill Abbott are due to be released in the coming months and will be distributed throughout all the key retailers in the UK.

Daniel Grant, Senior Licensing Manager at Hallmark UK says ‘We are very pleased to introduce the Histericals and Spectickles into our Hallmark license portfolio. This exciting acquisition will help to increase our offering in the humour related greeting card sector, which continues to prove a successful area of our overall card business.’


The Histericals by Peter Adderley

Peter, known for over 20 years for creating wonderful limited edition prints has always been keen to develop a humour range using a very different style and subject matter to that found in his gallery.

The ‘Histericals’ is an original and hearty collection of images featuring everything from relationships, marriage, sports, beer to office jokes. Peter mentioned he was “thrilled to be working with such a leading publisher as Hallmark UK and looks forward to seeing how this range develops.”

We are looking for partners to cover more product areas including publishing, gifts, homeware and apparel.

Please click here to download the Histericals collection.


Spectickles by Bill Abbott

Bill Abbott, the latest humour artist to join the MGL team, has been creating cartoons for as long as he could hold a pen. Bill’s work has appeared in numerous magazines and books throughout the US, with his fan base growing day by day.

Bill’s ‘Spectickles’ range covers all aspects of daily life from marriage and work to the inescapable aging process. With over 80 cartoons available so far, Bill’s collection is guaranteed to keep you chuckling!

“Hallmark is such an iconic name throughout the world,” says Bill, “having my ‘Spectickles’ characters associated with that name is a thrill and an honour.”

We are looking for opportunities to work with additional partners in the publishing, apparel, gifts and homeware markets.

Please click here to download the full Spectickles collection.

Art Licensing Newsletter – January 2012

MGL would like to wish you all a Happy New Year!  This month’s newsletter features information on our upcoming trade show attendance, new artists Steve Skelton and Judy Mastrangelo, as well as new images from Bente Schlick and Dominic Davison.


We are starting the new year with a long list of trade shows.  MGL will be attending the following trade shows:

  • PAPERWORLD, Frankfurt: 30th – 31st January
  • TOY FAIR, Nuremberg: 3rd – 5th February
  • SPRING FAIR INTERNATIONAL, Birmingham: 6th – 8th February

Please call +44 20 7593 0510 or email us to arrange a meeting.


New Artist
Steve Skelton

We are pleased to welcome new artist Steve Skelton to our group! Steve is an American illustrator and cartoonist specializing in designing quirky, fun and humorous images. Every image contains a range of details, caricatures and little stories. Steve’s images are perfect for children and adults alike. Each image will keep you entertained and searching for more.

Steve has worked for a number of big companies in the past including Hasbro, Fisher-price, Levi Strauss, McDonald’s and Hallmark.  His work is ideal for jigsaws, murals, posters, cards and more.

Please click here to download Steve Skelton’s full style guide.


New Artist
Judy Mastrangelo

American artist and former teacher, Judy Mastrangelo, holds fairytales, myths and fantasy close to her heart. A great lover of nature, Judy’s imagination is inspired by life’s simple pleasures such as walking through idyllic woodland & peaceful gardens. Judy seeks to impart the wonder of nature in her work and has illustrated several children’s books.

With many more images to come, Judy’s collection of  images are perfect for many product areas from jigsaws to greeting cards.

Please click here to download Judy Mastrangelo’s full style guide.


New Images
Bente Schlick

Our German artist, Bente Schlick continues to be a hit with jigsaw puzzle, card, calendar and apparel companies. Bente has recently submitted a series of new images to add to her collection of fantasy images. Her distinguishable style and skills continue to be reflected in these inspirational images.

Please click here to view Bente Schlick’s full style guide.


New Images
Dominic Davison

Dominic Davison’s beautiful and detailed images continue to be a hit with the jigsaw and gift market. Dominic has just submitted some new images featuring beautiful Italian landscapes and cities to add to his growing collection of cottages and Victorian houses.

The images are perfect for calendars, cards, stationery and more.

Please click here to download Dominic Davison’s full Style Guide.

New Property – She’s SO Creative

MGL is pleased to present our brand new humour line, ‘She’s SO Creative’, produced by the talented Stephanie Orma.

San Francisco based Stephanie Orma is an accomplished graphic designer and illustrator. Combining her passion for words, typography, humour and cartoons, Steph created this line to stretch the limits of everyday life with her fresh, witty artwork. Her clean illustration-style allows her outrageously clever characters – from wiener dogs to vegetables – to snag centre stage.

Stephanie’s work offers fresh and original images for a range of product ares including calendars, cards, diaries, stationery, homeware, apparel and more.

Please contact us to check availability for your product and territory.