After studying animation at Sheridan College, Glen went on to design characters for TV's BABAR, BEETLEJUICE and DARIA cartoon shows. In 2000 he was nominated for an ANNIE AWARD for his art direction and design on MTV's internationally syndicated SPY GROOVE series. He has since developed shows for NICKELODEON, FILM ROMAN, STUDIO B, DISNEY and co-wrote, designed and storyboarded a series of animated promo spots for SOAP NET entitled “CRESCENT HOLLOW”.
Glen's illustrations have appeared in a variety of publications around the world including BRITISH VOGUE and GQ, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, NEWSWEEK, THE WALL ST. JOURNAL, MAXIM, FHM and VARIETY. Celebrities like CAROL BURNETT, ROSIE O'DONNELL, BILLY CRYSTAL, MARY TYLER MOORE and TOM CRUISE all own original caricatures created by Glen.
His roster of advertising clients includes TIMEX, GRAND MARNIER, MATTEL, McDonald’s, and most recently SUNSILK shampoo. His work can be seen on illustrated book covers for RANDOM HOUSE, KENSINGTON, HARLEQUIN, BRUNO GMUNDER, ALYSON BOOKS, the poster for the Off-Broadway hit play “ALTAR BOYZ” and on CD covers like BLINK 182's "THE MARK, TOM and TRAVIS SHOW" for which Glen was awarded a certificate of excellence from the AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GRAPHIC ARTS.
Across the US, Glen’s images adorn gift set boxes and print ads for BOD men’s and women’s fragrance products. They have also appeared on the runways of Milan on a series of t-shirts as part of the spring and fall ’05 collections of European men’s wear designer, ANDREW MACKENZIE. Ads designed by Glen for those collections were featured in both L’UOMO VOGUE and FLAUNT magazine.
In the world of comics, Glen art directed both a best selling photographic comic cover and poster based on legendary underground character, Mr. X. This award winning poster has been included in “The Mr. X Archives” published in 2008 by Dark Horse Comics. He has written and illustrated numerous stories for DC’s Flintstones and Jetsons comics and co-wrote, along with Allan Neuwirth, DC COMICS' "WONDER WOMAN VS. The RED MENACE" graphic novel.
Glen currently lives in Los Angeles and has most recently combined all his talents to direct, design and storyboard the new animated music video for Shiny Toy Guns’ “GHOST TOWN”.
In 2004 Bruno Gmunder released G-Men: Provocative, wicked, sometimes obscene, Canadian all-round talent Glen Hanson draws his sexy dream guys in brilliant colors. Different kinds of men, daddies, college boys, athletes or hip hoppers, all very American, will leave you wanting more. They play boldly with gay fantasies and unfulfilled longings.
While Chelsea Boys and the following ... were co-authored with Allan Neuwirth: Chelsea Boys is a collection of Glen Hanson´s and Allan Neuwirth's popular comic strip known from magazines and newspapers throughout the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. The strip follows the antics, wild sexcapades, and everyday heartbreaks of three gay roommates: cuddly Nathan, gorgeous, buff Sky and the fabulous black club diva Soiree. Filled with humour, humanity, and wry observations of modern life, Chelsea Boys presents a family you've never seen before, and storytelling that speaks the truth rather than playing to stereotypes.
Amazon: Chelsea Boys
Amazon: Chelsea Boys Steppin out
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