Tuesday, 10 June 2014

MULP - More News, Reviews and Interviews!

A lot has been going on in the world of MULP in lieu of Bristol Comic Expo! 
Here's a handy re-cap of everything for you!

DownTheTubes: Rats in (cool) Hats review!

John Freeman was kind enough to cover the release of MULP, including the free 12 page online preview!
Thanks John! :)

Geek Syndicate podcast review - episode 220

The Geeks themselves, David Monteith and Barry Nugent, are joined by Stacey whittle in the 220th episode of Geek Syndicate. Included in the topics that they discuss is MULP: Sceptre of the Sun! Thanks for the wonderful review guys, such a joy to listen to!

The MULP review begins around [00:56:00]

HereBeWords MULP review!

Over on his blog Andy Haigh wrote an incredibly lovely review of MULP #1

"To go with Gibbs story there's some gorgeous art from Sara Dunkerton. there's some great character designs and the action is handled brilliantly but what really stands out is the little details which add to the world. Details like "Acorn Airways" being emblazoned on the side of a plane seen in one of the first panels, the numerous real world landmarks that feature int he story like The White Cliffs of Dover and The British Museum and loads of other things, like a Rhinocerous Beetle being used like an ox to pull a cart in the background of one panel and mice riding lizards like horses. It's great world building which makes a great setting for the story.
MULP is a brilliant example of what comics are about."

Thank you Andy!

A Flash of Midnight review - MULP Fiction

Alister Davison, a fan of anthropomorphic comics kindly reviews MULP: Sceptre of the Sun #1, here is a bit of what he had to say:

"MULP hooked me from the very first page and didn't let go until the last. Sceptre of the Sun is an Indiana Jones-esque style of adventure that not only introduces its reader to an array of wonderful characters, but does the job of setting-up the world without ever feeling like the exposition gets in the way of the story. It's an entertaining plot - one told brilliantly by writer and artist alike - with every panel leaping from the page to capture the reader's attention; there's an intricacy to almost every panel that keeps the eye on it long after the words have been read." 

Thanks Alister, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Geek Pride Interview with Matt Gibbs and myself!

Finally we end on an interview Matt and I did with Daniela from Geek Pride, where we waffle on about our creative processes and love for anthropomorphic comics!

Stay tuned for updates as they happen on the MULP website, or if you have Twitter follow @MULPcomic for all news!

Pet Portraits - Kaylee the Rat!

Since I'd had a bit of practise drawing rodents of late I'd been meaning to draw my pet rats as their namesakes. A while ago I got round to drawing one of my pair, and now I'm finally getting round to blogging it!

Firstly let me introduce you to my 'lil Kaylee! She's a champagne hooded, ruby eyed rat, currently 6 months old! She's named after Kaywinnet Lee Frye from Firefly!

So I have drawn her in Kaylee's trademark overalls, sporting her paper parasol and sat atop a strawberry, which as anyone who watches the show would know, Kaylee is rather partial to!

I used Copic Markers to colour this piece and as always took progress photos from each stage. I'll blog those up at a later date as I have done before, so if you want to know how I coloured that strawberry keep an eye out!

I am actually very keen to start a Pet Portrait commission going, wether it be a straight up drawing of your beloved pet or a caricature as this one is, based on their name or temperament. 

If anyone is interested then please drop me an email: sara-dunkerton@hotmail.com