Thursday, 30 October 2014

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2014

On the 18th and 19th October MULP visited Kendal for The Lakes International Comic Arts Festival! As always I was accompanied by Matt Gibbs and sharing our table for this event was Sally Jane Thompson!
Along with MULP: Sceptre of the Sun #1, Knight and Dragon and the Jack and Moreau character prints, our table sported fantastic works by Sally including; Atomic Sheep, Now and Then and her newest book, Scars!

Matt, Dan (the man with the camera) and I arrived in Kendal a day ahead of the convention so were lucky enough to have a bit of time to explore. It was fantastic to see that the whole town had embraced the event, there were so many shop windows that sported a geeky makeover and children's artwork! There were events happening in several venues across the town, however Matt, sally and I were in the Clock Tower, and what a great venue it was.

As always, once the convention got started I settled into drawing, this time I themed my Mousey caricatures a bit closer to home and actually drew furry portraits of Matt, Dan and I. It seemed fitting that the Mouseketeers got a rodent makeover!

I had an absolutely fantastic weekend at the Lakes, there was so much going on and I'm so glad that I went along a day early as I got to check out these amazing views!

Along with the gorgeous scenery, my highlights of the weekend were catching up with friends I hadn't seen in ages and meeting those who I'd only been introduced to previously online! I'll look forward to seeing all of you again! 
Dan and I also got to hold some beautiful owls in the Elephant Yard!

And a very big thank you aught to go to the organisers and staff who looked after us all so well, providing us with water and fruit! You guys were awesome!

Next month on the 15th and 16th Matt and I will be at Thought Bubble in Leeds! Hope to see you there!

Mad Apple Circus Stickers!

Do you remember this fella?? He's been spotted around Bristol, dotted on lamp posts and crossing lights, well he'll soon be joined by a few others!
Those Mad Apple Circus guys have commissioned me to create a few variations to this logo to suit seasonal or themed gigs their playing, so look out for these stickers in the near future!

Souffle Mouse!

It seems to have become a running trend for me to draw little Mousey caricatures at the conventions I visit. Jeremy Briggs, Doctor Who fan and reviewer for saw these and had an idea of his own!
Let me introduce you to the cute and furry version of Oswin Oswald from Doctor Who's Asylum of the Daleks episode in series seven! She is of course sat comfortably on a soufflé.

I am open to commissions, so if you've a favourite character you'd like to see get a rodent make-over, or if you're a fan of MULP then please get in touch!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

MULP at Lakes International Comic Arts Festival 2014

Matt and I are very excited to be attending The Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal, Cumbria this weekend! Our table buddy this time will be the lovely Sally Jane Thompson (Atomic Sheep, Now and Then, The Way We Sleep).   
Matt, Sally and I will be in the Comic Clock Tower on Saturday and Sunday, so come along and say Hi!

Along with MULP: Sceptre of the Sun #1 we will be bringing character prints of Jack and Moreau and copies of Knight and Dragon from Improper Books.

Sally will also have a range of her books including Atomic sheep and her latest work, Scars. Both Sally and I will be sketching away at the table and taking commissions, so if you're attending LICAF we'll look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Themed Portraits - How to Train Your Ratties

Here was a fun commission to do.

Lizzie commissioned me to draw birthday boy Blaine as Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon with a flock of flying rats!


Friday, 19 September 2014

MULP - Latest News!

Want to know what's been going on in the MULP-verse? Here's a little re-cap of all the latest news, reviews and interviews!

Gosh! and Orbital Comics

Orbital Comics in London are now stocking copies of MULP: Sceptre of the Sun #1, and Gosh! have recently got new new stock in! So if you're in London and still not picked up your copy yet, go check out these fine retailers!

Geek Native Review

Andrew Girdwood very kindly reviewed MULP #1 for Geek Native.

"Just a few panels later and we see the gentlemice have unearthed a large - and clearly human - skeleton. It is funny how one panel can change your perception of a comic book. All of a sudden I was intrigued."

Thank you Andrew!

Sci-Fi Pulse Review

Over on the SciFi Pulse Website, Raissa Devereux reviews MULP #1

"Writer Matt Gibbs did a marvelous job tying the mythologies of three different cultures — Egyptian, Greek, and Incan, into the story. Artist Sara Dunkerton superbly drew the mice throughout. I was especially impressed by how she drew the archeological dig to mouse scale, highlighting the huge human skull relative to them."

Thank you Raissa!

Sci-Fi Pulse Radio ep.23 - Creator Interview!

Matt and I natter away with Ian Cullen from SciFi Pulse radio podcast about MULP #1, our creative processes, inspiration and influences!
Our interview begins around [00:22:00]

MULP at CamCon

Also if you missed it Matt and I took MULP to Cambridge's CamCon at the end of August., check out my write up of the event.
The next convention we'll be attending will be The Lakes International Comic art Festival in Kendal in October! Hopefully catch some of you there!

Friday, 12 September 2014

CamCon 2014

MULP and the Mousketeers visited CamCon in Cambridge on Saturday 30th August!
I was accompanied by my partner in crime, Matt Gibbs and that cheeky chappie Chris Wildgoose! As with Bristol, our table sported works from Improper Books that the boys had contributed to, Chris' Porcelain prints and of course MULP: Sceptre of the Sun #1!

Despite being only a one day convention CamCon didn't disappoint, we all had a fantastic time! The staff organising the event were very helpful, the people were incredibly lovely and the Cosplayers were on form, just look at these great costumes!

As with Bristol Expo back in May, I settled down to sketch at the table. I finally finished the Mousified drawing of Uncle and Child from Porcelain, which I gave to Chris. I also drew a mousey Hogwarts student inspired by our table neighbour, Hannah, who was dressed in Hufflepuff robes. As Hannah kindly bought copies of our comics I gave her the Hogwarts mouse as a thank you!

I was also very excited to be given the finished piece of custom MULP jewellery, which I'd previously worn at Bristol Expo. Vicky Cox hadn't been able to set the stones in time for the previous con, however here is this gorgeous piece of MULPy jewellery in all it's glory!
Thank you so much Vicky, it is perfect!

It's a shame that CamCon was only a one day event, I had a brilliant time and MULP was so generously received! I think my convention highlights were geeking out over Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures up in the tabletop gaming area, chatting with some amazing people and of course sharing the table with Matt and Chris! It was great seeing you again, Sirs!

Our next convention will be the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, in Kendall on the 18th and 19th October, I can't wait!