Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Page for Cards Is Up

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.

I'm planning to create more card designs this year. Keep checking back.


Copyright 2013 Terence E. Hanley

Monday, February 11, 2013

New Page for Posters Added

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

My Goals as an Artist, Writer, and Publisher

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 an artist and writer is to create works of lasting quality and beauty.

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

Two New Pages Up--Have a Look

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.

Welcome to My New Artist's and Writer's Website

HI AND WELCOME to my new artist's and writer's website. I have moved to Blogger because of the ease and flexibility of using a blog versus using a regular website. I hope it will be easier and more convenient for you too.

THIS IS THE PLACE. This is where you will find my books, posters, and other art and writing. I'll also offer news and updates on all my projects and publications. You can check the tabs above for specific interests or just browse through my blog. I hope you will find something you like. If not, please ask and maybe I can draw or write about something of interest to you.

MY NEW BLOG is to take the place of my old artist's website, www.hanleyart.com. I will continue to maintain that website because that is where many of you will find me at first. But all traffic comes here. You can still contact me at:

hanleyart (the "at" sign) yahoo (dot) com

In addition to my website, I have too many blogs for any sane person to maintain:

Tellers of Weird Tales

Indiana Illustrators

Hoosier Cartoonists

Five Star Comics

Book Jacket Bios
www.bookjacketbios.blogspot.com

My artist's and writer's blog makes six!

This new blog is still under construction. Please bear with me as I begin and thanks for looking.

Copyright 2013 Terence E. Hanley