O’Malley Picante and a Contest

July 22nd, 2011

The cartoonist O’Malley, who will be featured in the next few blogs, leads two lives.

In one of them of course, he’s my brother Michael (mice to you), one of the best, and best-known, of California’s plein air painters.

In addition to the landscapes and seascapes often associated with plein air painting, Michael  also does interiors and still lifes.  (Lives?)  And the picture above has just been featured as the cover (the whole cover) of Coast Magazine.

But even though he’s famous now, he’ll still be featured in his O’Malley incarnation on this here humble blog.

And you’ll have a chance to win one of three signed original O’Malley cartoons.

Ain’t I good to you?

9 Responses to “O’Malley Picante and a Contest”

  1. EverettK Says:

    Congratulations, mice, micael, O’Malley, aka Tim’s Smarter, Hansomer, More Talented Brother! 🙂

    (And yes, Tim, you’re good to us. At least you’re good for something.)

    Hope the new new-book is going well!

    (Heh, just looked down at the reCaptcha and it says “well, somsoc”. Surely that’s not a commentary on anything or anyone around here…)

  2. Malcolm Searles Says:

    I look forward to learning/seeing more of your brother’s talents …:-)

  3. Philip Coggan Says:

    The Hallinans are a talented family – and how exactly are we to have the chance to win this original OMalley?

  4. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    Everett, he is NOT handsomer, although his waist is a lot smaller. The book is coming along with the usual conflicting feelings of triumph and dread, thanks.

    Malcolm, coming right up. I’m a bit distracted, but maybe tonight.

    And Philip, thanks — I haven’t even had my other brother, Pat, on yet. He’s written and illustrated something like 100 nationally published childen’s books. And he’s a great guy.

  5. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    And Philip, to win an original O’Malley, you need to comment, answer a question or two, and (if there are multiple question-answerers) be pulled out of a hat.

  6. Larissa Says:

    Hehe, I can’t wait (c: Not only is your brother talented and helpful but he’s damn funny! (c: Congratulations to Michael for getting on the cover of “Coast”…the whole thing eh? I guess you can’t stuff talent in a corner for too long.

    And thanks Tim for giving us access to your brother’s wit and to your awesome writing. Way to hog all the talent genes in the pool. Jeez.

  7. Malcolm Searles Says:

    Hey Tim – off on vacation for two weeks now so won’t be able to check in ! Hold off on that O’Malley prize for a while will ya ?! LOL …

  8. Jinx Schwartz Says:

    So, when will O’Malley do an un-pc cover for a Tim book? Love the COAST cover. Are there posters available to purchase?

  9. Laren Bright Says:

    I get it — he changed his last name from Hallinan so no one would think he was Irish.

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