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Glen Hanson

Email: glenhansonla@yahoo.com
Websites: www.glenhanson.com, www.chelseaboys.com, www.myspace.com/gmanla

Bio: Originally from Toronto, Canada, Glen Hanson is an award winning illustrator, art director & writer. His illustrations have appeared in magazines around the world including L'uomo Vogue, GQ, Maxim, and the New York Times on clothing for men's wear designer Andrew MacKenzie and for advertising clients like BOD, Grand Marnier and Timex. He has designed animated characters for TV's Babar, Beetlejuice, Daria, Spy Groove, "Crescent Hollow" promos for Soapnet and the interactive game "Naughty America".

His first venture into comics was as the Art Direction half of the team "PHOTOGRAPHICS". Together with photographer Dan Couto, they produced a photographic cover & mock movie poster for the independant comic Mr. X created by Dean Motter and the duo self published their own PhotoGraphic Comic story called Diatom all back in the early 90's.

The LGBT community may be more familiar with his G-Man and Chelsea Boys ventures...

His sexy "G-MEN" images have been featured all over the world and the first hardbound collection book, appropriately entitled, G-Man was published by Bruno Gmunder in 2004. More of his "G-MEN" appear on the cover and throughout Gmunder's new Stripped: The Illustrated Male gay erotic illustration compilation book.

Over the past eight years, Glen, along with Allan Neuwirth, has co-written and illustrated the syndicated comic strip Chelsea Boys. The first Chelsea Boys book was published in 2003 by Alyson books and the latest addition, Chelsea Boys: Steppin' Out! in hardcover has just been released. Entertainment Weeky called it "memorable", "vividly drawn" and gave it a B-! Glen and Allan also co-wrote the "Realworlds" graphic novel Wonder Woman Vs. the Red Menace, which came out in 2000.

And speaking of books that gay folks will LOVE, Alyson's Q Guide to the Golden Girls, that details tons of behind the scenes stuff about everyone's favorite classic sitcom, is now on shelves and features Glen's cover caricature! Other Q Guides Glen has done covers for include Designing Women, Buffy, Wonder Woman, Charlie's Angels and Will & Grace.

Now based out of Los Angeles, Glen is currently designing promo characters for Disney TV, developing a new line of toys with Mattel, illustrating a new shampoo ad campaign for Sunsilk and in preparing a host of other projects including animated music videos, books and more! GlenHanson.com as well as profile name gmanla at myspace.com.


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Chelsea Boys: Steppin' Out!
Chelsea Boys
G-Man
Stripped: The Illustrated Male


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