Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Picasso & Chagall Stolen

Only a short distance from my home two thieves (caught on a surveillance camera) broke into Modern Masters Fine Arts Gallery
(Palm Desert, CA) and within two minutes had made off with Pablo Picasso's linoleum cut Femme Regardant par la Fenêtre and Marc Chagall's lithograph Twelve Maquettes of Stained Glass Windows forJerusalemm: The Tribe of Dan which mirrors one of the twelve stained-glass windows he created for Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

One of the owner's of the gallery, Michael Gudelauski, said that the gallery had procured the two works of art in June of 2005, only 6 months ago. The two pieces are worth about $100,000.
A sporty late model Mercedes was seen in the area.

The works would be difficult to sell on the open market, art thefts are rather rare because of their high profile but thieves persist regardless. The more incredible theft of the 2.5 ton Henry Moore sculpture, Reclining Figure (1970), on December15th has experts reeling. Authorities say that a crane and a lorry (coincidentally a Mercedes) were used to abscond with the $5.3 million dollar sculpture.

Someone is getting some expensive Christmas gifts this year.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Star Trek Poster - Sold Out

This item may be sold out.

Please, email to see if there may be another copy.

Thank you,

L. Mangue Art

The White Album - Sold Out

This item is sold out.
But, please email me and check to see if there may be a copy available.

Thank you!
L. Mangue Art

Monday, May 23, 2005

Copyright Protection

Don't take/copy/derive images from this site, please.

Copyright Protection Is Automatic

Under the present copyright law, which became effective Jan. 1, 1978, a work is automatically protected by copyright when it is created. A work is created when it is “fixed” in a copy or phonorecord for the first time. Neither registration in the Copyright Office nor publication is required for copyright protection under the present law.

Copyright Notice

Before March 1, 1989, the use of a copyright notice was mandatory on all published works, and any work first published before that date should have carried a notice. For works first published on or after March 1, 1989, use of the copyright notice is optional. For more information about copyright notice, request Circular 3, “Copyright Notice.”

Moral Rights for Visual Artists

For certain one-of-a-kind visual art and numbered limited editions of 200 or fewer copies, authors are accorded rights of attribution and integrity. The right of attribution ensures that artists are correctly identified with the works of art they create and that they are not identified with works created by others. The right of integrity allows artists to protect their works against modifications and destructions that are prejudicial to the artists’ honor or reputation. These rights may not be transferred by the author, but they may be waived in a written instrument. Transfer of the physical copy of a work of visual art or of the copyright does not affect the moral rights accorded to the author.

You may do the following:

* View the pictures (images) and/or other content on-line, without restrictions.
* Make single printouts, or save pictures (images) and/or content to a local hard drive for your own personal use. You may of course not sell or redistribute these pictures (images) or any other content in any way.

The following you may not do, unless you get permission:

* To sell copies of the pictures (images) and/or content (that is, to hand it over against payment)
* To post or distribute a modified version of the pictures (images) and/or content.
* To include or use the pictures (images) and/or content on any webpage, guestbook, chatroom or in a book or journal that is to be printed.
* To use whole or parts of the pictures (images) and stories (documents) , in any way, with or without your own modifications, while pretending that it is your own or someone else's work.

To use the pictures (images) and/or content in any other way, a written agreement from me, L. Mangue, is needed.
To obtain such permission, please apply to the copyright holder as defined in the previous section.

If you would like to publish a work from me then please ask, otherwise any publication made without permission is, and will be, considered a copyright infringement and you will be asked kindly to remove it.

Thank you so much for your patronage and support.

L. Mangue

Stuff I've Done

My Informal Resumé
San Diego Comic Con International (Artists Alley) 2009
San Diego Comic Con International 2008
Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo 2007
Juried into the La Quinta Arts Festival 2006
COMMERCIAL and LICENSED Illustrative services to:
Topps, Inc - Star Wars Galaxy IV
Topps, Inc - Indiana Jones Masterpieces
Topps, Inc - Star Wars: Clone Wars (The Movie)
Topps, Inc - Heroes II
Topps, Inc - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Chicagoland Entertainment and Collectors Expo - Chicago, IL - Cover Illustration for program book.
Topps, Inc. - Indiana Jones Heritage
Topps, Inc. - Lord of the Rings Masterpieces II
Topps, Inc. - Heroes (NBC TV, bottom row, 2nd from left)
Strictly Ink - London, Eng, UK:
  • CSI: Miami
  • CSI: NY
  • Hammer Horror
  • Harryhausen
  • Big Screen Doctor Who
Topps, Inc - Star Wars 30th Anniversary collector's card series
Breygent Marketing - Marilyn Monroe/Movie Poster Cards
Breygent Marketing - Vintage Poster Cards/Wizard of Oz II cards
Topps, Inc - New York, NY - Lord of the Rings Masterpieces
Seaside Gas - Santa Barbara, CA
One Beach Road - Palm Desert, CA
The Bath and Turtle - Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour, Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, BVI
Mad Dog's at the Baths - Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, BVI
MACV Productions - Santa Barbara, CA
My Pool Cleaner - Santa Barbara, CA
Wish Bone (band. Not the Hip Hop group) - Los Angeles, CA
State Arcade/State Entertainment Center under Bernie Stolar (former president of both Sega and Sony Computer Entertainment America, Playstation launcher) - Santa Barbara, CA
State Street Arcade under Nolan Bushnell (Atari founder, Pong launcher and Chuck E. Cheese founder) in Santa Barbara, CA
Published in:
Non-Sport Update Magazine Volume 18 #5 - Non-Sport Spotlight: Girl Power
Learn how female artists are closing the sketch card gender gap in this exclusive NSU interview.
Star Wars Insider #97
Star Wars Insider #90
San Diego Comic Con Souvenir Program 2006
Welcome to Santa Barbara Magazine.
PERSONAL Illustrations:
George Burns, Fran Drescher, Vicki Lawrence, Brinke Stevens, Yeardley Smith, Robert Goulet, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Mandrell, Mr. van DeKempenaar (former UN rep Netherlands), Gerald Home, Mark Dodson, Guillermo del Toro and many, many others.
Other Stuff:
I Madonnari Festival artist - Santa Barbara
Big Dog© Parade - Santa Barbara
World Horror Convention - Nashville, TN

Education/Life Experience:
WEV (Business)
Santa Barbara Museum of Art (docent studies)
Century 21 (Real Estate)
UCLA (Brief attendance only)
SBCC (Art history/Fine Arts)
Santa Barbara Senior High School (AP program)

Life Experience:
Business owner, Pets Illustrated, started officially in 1995 (unofficially since the 1980s)

Featured on FX Network's The Pet Department (hosted by Steve Walker, New York City, NY),

Businesses that Work (KEYT 3 News, Santa Barbara, CA)

Manager of an upscale retail furnishings store - Palm Desert, CA

Model (fashion - Commercial, Film, Print, Runway, Tea Room) - Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, Barcelona.
State Arcade/State Entertainment Center under Bernie Stolar (former president of both Sega and Sony Computer Entertainment America, Playstation launcher) - Santa Barbara, CA

State Street Arcade under Nolan Bushnell (Atari founder, Pong launcher and Chuck E. Cheese founder) in Santa Barbara, CA

Fun/Other Stuff
Victor Layne Interview (video) from Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo
Developed, created and edited Nerf-Herders-Anonymous, the largest Star Wars reference and Star Wars Actors Databases in the world.
Featured at or in: - read interview (link no longer available) (link no longer available)

Was filmed as part of Discovery Health Channel's series Babies: Special Delivery (episode: Fragile Lives) - the episode still airs on a rotating basis from time to time on The Discovery Health Channel.

Worked on various independent film projects (acting to storyboarding) and was included in a feature article in Cinemagic magazine on The Perfect Robot Baby. I also worked in front of the camera (uncredited and mostly unseen) in several film and TV productions including: Robocop, Promises to Keep, Paint It Black, Santa Barbara (the soap opera) and a commercial for Freixenet (sparkling wine) in Spain.


My name is Leah Mangue (pronounced MANG). I'm an artist, as may be evident by the pages of this site.

I was born in Santa Maria, California (famous for Tri-Tip!) two days before the Beatles kicked-off their first U.S. tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA.
From Santa Maria, we made a short stop in Lompoc, CA, then a "big" move to Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara is a wonderful seaside town nestled into the base of the Los Padres National Forest and the Santa Ynez mountain range. Santa Barbara is a gorgeous city known for its Spanish influenced architecture, art, and year 'round mild climate...a superb place to be raised. I took a short break in 1986 and traveled to Barcelona, Spain (only steps from Gaudí's Parque Guell/Parc Guëll) to live and work, then returned to Santa Barbara to go back to school. I remained in Santa Barbara until 1998 when I moved to my current home in Palm Desert, CA in the Coachella Valley.

Santa Barbara, Barcelona, and Palm Desert have a few things in common - all are known for their mostly mild climates, beautiful bodies of water and/or mountains, palm trees and the most incredible views. They are also partially responsible for my love of art since each of these cities has a rich history of art and artists.

My mother told me that one of the few activities that kept me fully entertained, from toddlerhood onward, was a box of crayons and paper. That never left me, though I prefer the more tailored colored pencil to crayons. My exposure to arts, culture, animals and nature at an early age was almost certainly the catalyst for my artistic exploration and what ultimately shaped my career as an artist.

My focus as a professional entity (full-time since 2000) has been on animals (domestic and wild), but I enjoy drawing all manner of subject matter ranging from floral and landscape to fantasy and science fiction (pop culture) illustration, I am also an official licensed artist for  and including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Heroes, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who and many others.
I work entirely in colored pencils, graphite and Copic/Prismacolor markers at my studio in Palm Desert, CA.

Thank you for visiting!
Leah Mangue

Saturday, May 21, 2005



Prices current as of May 16, 2016

Personal Art Card Offerings:

The SUPER SKETCH is a highly detailed card, with one-two characters, in full color

*2.5" x 3.5" Personal Art Cards (PACs) - $100'ART CARD LITE' (not available for limited edition cards)

Simple pencil sketch, not sprayed with sealant (for upgrading to full color at a later date)
*2.5" x 3.5" Personal Art Cards (PACs) - $25

Dusted Chocolate Flannel PAC

White pencil - $40
Full color - $65
Limited Edition 'Charcoal Black' PAC (limited to 100)
White pencil - $40
Full color - $65

Limited Edition Swirl PAC (limited to 100)
Pencil - $40
Full color - $65



Pencil - Single Subject

Personal Art Cards:
*2.5" x 3.5" Personal Art Cards (PACs) - $40 (except those noted above)
*$10 for each additional character on sketch cards (limit 2)White Bristol Board5" x 7" - $100 8" x 10" - $200 ~~ Colored Pencils and Marker and Colored Pencil - Single Subject White Bristol Board and Brand Art Cards: *2.5" x 3.5" PSCs - $65 *$10 for each additional character on art cards (limit 2) 

White Bristol Board or Grey Brown Flannel Mi Tiente: 
5" x 7" - $250 **$65 
8" x 10" - $355 **$90 
9" x 12" - $500 **$125 
**each additional subject (no background) 

Multi-Subjects and Special Requests Each drawing/work is a little different, any work beyond simple single or double subject work will require communication. I will work out an estimate based on your requirements/details via concept sketch - stick figures OK! - or email details. Prices vary for size and depth of detail. Email your request and I'll send you an estimate. 

*Your name, phone number, email address, and mailing address. 

*No nudity, no sexual situations, or pornographic poses, no exceptions.
Email me and we can work something out. 

*Detailed info: written/sketched description and screenshots/photo references are required. I will choose the reference otherwise. 

*Commissions are subject to my availability during the high season (September - May) 

* Christmas orders are accepted between July 1, and October 5. Any orders after that time will be wait-listed to the next available date in the new year. 

*Turn around times for sketch cards varies from 2 - 8 weeks. Larger commissioned artwork 8 -12 weeks. These times are approximate and can occasionally be less and sometimes be more depending on the work commissioned and my schedule. 

*US funds only, in advance, work is started when payment is received/cleared. 

Wait-listed orders are the exception, funds are requested when you've been taken off the wait-list and work has started. 

Visa/Mastercard/American Express/Discover accepted through PayPal at pets dot illustrated at *
Square or other paypoint system will be available at conventions/art shows.

NO PERSONAL CHECKS, no exceptions. CASH should not be sent through the mail system. I will accept CASH for orders at convention or special event appearances.