I will be at the 14th annual Mothman Festival this weekend, Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20, 2015. I will have for sale my five coloring books, including my latest, Big Monsters & Aliens, plus posters, postcards, trading card sheets, and notecards. Also for sale: all three issues of Five Star Comics, the first of which features a story about the Mothman creature and Moth Man, the 1940s superhero now in the public domain! The Mothman Festival is free and takes place in downtown Point Pleasant, West Virginia, home of the Mothman!
Friday, September 18, 2015
Monday, December 8, 2014
Every year for the last three years, I have gone to the East Elementary Holiday Shoppe at East Elementary in Athens, Ohio. The Holiday Shoppe gives children the chance to buy gifts for their friends and family from local artists and craftspeople. It also offers them lessons in counting, spending, and budgeting their money. The Holiday Shoppe is great fun and very rewarding. This year's East Elementary Holiday Shoppe will take place on Friday, December 12, at East Elementary School, 3 Wallace Drive, Athens, OH 45701. I hope to see you there.
Copyright 2014 Terence E. Hanley
Friday, September 19, 2014
My new coloring book, Big Monsters & Aliens, is out and available for purchase, just in time for the Mothman Festival! Big monsters and aliens need a lot of headroom and they've got it in this extra-large coloring book and poster book. Spiral-bound at the top, Big Monsters & Aliens is 11 by 17 inches and includes all of your favorite oversized entities, plus some you may never have heard of before. And once you have colored them, you can remove the pages from the book and hang them on your wall as posters. They will also fit in a standard-sized frame. Click on the tab labeled Coloring Books above or click here to see more!
Text and artwork copyright 2014 Terence E. Hanley
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
TRADING CARDS, POSTCARDS, AND GREETING CARDS--My page for cards is now up and running. Click on the Cards tab above for a better look.
UFOlogist and Cryptozoologist Trading Cards--Eighteen cards with portrait drawings of prominent UFOlogists and cryptozoologists on the front and biographies on the back. These cards are printed on a ledger-sized sheet (11 x 17 inches) on cardstock. They can be framed in a standard-sized frame or cut into standard-sized cards (2-1/2 inches x 3-1/2 inches).
Mothman, Flatwoods Monster, and Flying Saucers Postcards--Four designs in full color showing Mothman (two different designs), the Flatwoods Monster, and the First Flying Saucers. The Flatwoods Monster and Flying Saucer cards are anniversary cards, while one of the Mothman designs sends greetings from Point Pleasant, home of Mothman.
Monsters of West Virginia Greeting Card--This is a standard-sized greeting card showing an interlocking design of Mothman and the Flatwoods Monster, West Virginia's two most famous monsters. The inside is blank and the card comes with a blank envelope as well.
Text and artwork copyright 2013, 2014 Terence E. Hanley
Monday, February 11, 2013
MOTHMAN '66 is now on my blog. I have created a new page for my poster designs. Click on the Posters tab above to see my Mothman poster. Mothman is a child of the 1960s, so I figured he should have his own sixties-style poster. All the venues shown are from John Keel's book, The Mothman Prophecies. I will offer Mothman '66 at all my events this year. I hope to see you soon.
Copyright 2013 Terence E. Hanley
Sunday, February 10, 2013
HELLO AGAIN and welcome to my new blog. As you can see by the big letters at the top of the page, I am an artist and a writer. Although I have been drawing and writing ever since I could hold a pencil, my professional career began less than four years ago with my first coloring book, Mothman, Aliens, and Flying Saucers (2009). Since then I have drawn two more coloring books, several comic book stories, and other smaller projects.
I PUBLISH AND SELL MY BOOKS MYSELF, so in addition to being an artist and a writer, I am a business manager, designer, production manager, editor, publisher, distributor, and retailer. It doesn't matter which hat I'm wearing, my overarching goals remain the same:
My goal as a publisher is to produce books and other publications of the highest quality and durability.
My goal as a business owner is to provide the best service I can to my customers.
I AM LEARNING AS I GO and I will admit to making mistakes along the way. No matter what happens, I will continue to strive towards my goals of beauty, quality, and durability. I will continue to combine the tried and true methods and materials of the past with the limitless possibilities of the future.
MY MODELS ARE THE GREAT ART AND ARTISTS of the past and present. One factor in the equation for greatness is a quality of timelessness. Trends are fine and can result in some really interesting and attractive art. Trends pass away, though, forever giving way to new trends. Good art transcends trendiness. I hope to create good art, regardless of trends. If I could sum up my goal in a single phrase, it would be that I seek to create things imbued with an indefinable cool. You can't name it or describe it. You just know it when you see it.
Copyright 2013 Terence E. Hanley
Thursday, February 7, 2013
I HAVE POSTED two new pages, one for my coloring books and one for my comic books. Just click on the tabs above to see pictures from and descriptions of:
- Mothman, Aliens, and Flying Saucers Coloring Book
- Monsters and Aliens of America Coloring Book
- Monsters from the Mountains Coloring Book
- Lucky Girl #1
- Five Star Comics #1
- Five Star Comics #2
I'll keep working on my new blog and have more things up before long.