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

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Happy Halloween from MGL

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Wishing everyone a very ghoulish Halloween from MGL Licensing!

This image has been taken Sarah Beise’s portfolio. Click here to see the whole collection.

Art Licensing Newsletter – July 2013

This month’s newsletter features new additions to Andy McKay’s cartoon humour line and SHU’s cute animal designs.

New Artist
NAF


NAF

Andy McKay, aka NAF, produces some of the funniest and freshest cartoons around. Andy started his career working for magazines, before moving on to greeting card companies and renowned illustration houses. His collection features a variety of subjects such as relationships, family, work, and even Facebook. With a large collection of images, NAF is perfect for calendars and gifts and retail card ranges.

Please click here to view NAF’s portfolio

Artist
SHU


SHU

Japanese digital graphic artist, SHU, worked as a graphic artist for an entertainment software company before opening his own graphic art studio. SHU offers a very unique style of images mixing fairy tales and beautiful settings with elements of sci-fi. His range of cute animal art is perfect for stationery, calendars and giftware.

Please click here to view SHU’s portfolio.

Happy Easter from MGL

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Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter from MGL Licensing!

This image has been taken Mindy Pierce’s portfolio. Click here to see the whole collection.

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

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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


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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 – September 2012

This month’s newsletter features information on our upcoming trade show attendance, new artist Albert Lorenz, and new images from “Imagine That!” by Nick, Haruyo Morita and SHU.

Trade Shows

Brand Licensing Europe – London Olympia – Booth E130

16th – 18th October 2012

MGL Licensing are excited to be once again exhibiting at Brand Licensing. We look forward to seeing to seeing you there!

To arrange a meeting at our booth, please email us or call +44 207 593 0510

New Images

“Imagine That!” by Nick


Humour cartoonist, Nick Hannaford-Hill has just submitted new images to his

‘Imagine That!’ collection.

Nick’s images have already been licensed on a successful range of greeting cards, with UK card manufacturers Paper Rose. We are looking for partners to produce calendars, gifts, homeware and more.

Please click here to review the ‘Imagine That!’ image collection.

New Images
Haruyo Morita


Japanese artist, Haruyo Morita, has just submitted new Geisha images. Her work can already be found on a series of cards, jigsaws, stationery, needlework kits, calendars, and more.

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

New Artist
Albert Lorenz


The work of Albert Lorenz is recognized for its unique style and extraordinary detail. Born in 1941 and raised in New York City, Lorenz studied Architecture before moving on to a prolific illustration career.

Over the years, Albert Lorenz has produced a wide spectrum of art including illustrations for advertising, newspapers, magazines, editorials, children’s books and book covers. Lorenz gradually evolved his singular style by combining his knowledge of architecture with his imagination as an artist.

Albert’s collection of artwork features a mixture of educational subjects, history and myth. It is perfect for posters, jigsaws, calendars and more.

Please click here to review Albert Lorenz’s full image collection.

New Images
SHU


Japanese artist, SHU, has just submitted some new Alice in Wonderland images. His images are perfect for posters, stationery, cards and jigsaws.

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

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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:

SURTEX & NATIONAL STATIONERY SHOW, New York
20th – 22nd May 2012
Walking the Show

PROGRESSIVE GREETINGS LIVE, London
29th – 30th May 2012
Booth 609

LICENSING INTERNATIONAL EXPO, Las Vegas
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
IMAGINE THAT! by Nick


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.

Happy Easter from MGL

Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter from MGL Licensing!

Our office will be closed on Friday 6th April and Monday 9th April.

This image has been taken from the Paws For Thought range by Lisa Jane. Click here to see the whole 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.