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.