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