Friday, 18 December 2015

MULP: News, Reviews and Interviews round-up

Hey Everyone!

There has been a bit of a buzz in the lead up to and following the launch of MULP: Sceptre of the Sun issue #2 at Thought Bubble last month!
Here's a handy re-cap of all the links where people have spoken about our comic!

Comics Anonymous: MULP #2 preview and Creator Interview

In the pre-lude to the MULP #2 launch Matt and I were interviewed by the lovely Gary Watson for Comics Anonymous about our creative process.

Gary also reviewed Issue #1 and Issue #2 on the Comics Anonymous blog! 

"The glorious character designs from Sara keep each of them individually recognisable which is no mean feat for a cast of mice and the muted tones in the colouring seems to emphasise that pulp theme which I’ve always been a sucker for. "

"The glorious artwork keeps the narrow streets & caves claustrophobic, the wide landscapes suitably epic and the face off’s between both parties just as action packed & full of energy as they need to be."
Thank you for all of your support Gary! - Six Questions Creator Talk

Matt and I were also interviewed by Jeremy Briggs for about our work and creative influences.
Like Gary, Jeremy also wrote a kind review for the downthetubes blog of Issue #2 in the run up to it's launch at Thought Bubble.

"Sara Dunkerton’s lovely art rises to the challenge of a whole new civilisation in the Andes, whose buildings are rather less iconic and well-known than issue 1’s pyramids and Egyptian statues, and it is noticeable that there are more larger panels in this issue than before which perhaps shows a growing confidence in her artistry." 

Thank you for the lovely words Jeremy!

MULP #1 International Release!

In lieu of our exciting news that publisher Improper Books were taking MULP on as one of their titles, MULP #1 will be available internationally from the 10th Feb 2016!

It is currently available to pre-order using Diamond Code: DEC151416 

The Awesome Comics Podcast, Ep 22

The lovely lads over on the Awesome Comics Podcast have reviewed MULP #1! The review begins around [00:11:00] 

There are some truly lovely things said about the artwork in MULP. And seriously guys thank you so much for all the Improper Books coverage! You Rock! 

Also mentioned in the podcast is an interview I did with the chaps when I bumped into them at Nottingham con! You can find my bit on Episode 17 of their podcast at around [00:11:30]

Comic News Insider, Ep 661

MULP #1 gets a mention as one of Jimmy Aquino's top 3 picks of the week on the Comic News Insider Podcast. 
You can find out what Jimmy has to say at [00:30:00]

Thanks so much for the review Jimmy!

Geek Syndicate, Ep 257

Over on the Geek Syndicate podcast, Monts and Nuge give a rather giddy shout out to MULP #2!
You an hear what they have to say at around [00:43:00]

Cheers guys, you've made me rather giddy with your words! 

ConSequential Podcast, Ep 50 - Best of 2015

Roger shares his top picks of 2015 of which MULP is one! You can hear what he has to say from around [00:45:18]

Thanks guys!

You can catch up with all the news at it happens on the MULP website, or give @MULPcomic a follow on twitter!

Monday, 7 December 2015

Themed Portraits - Spider-Man #1

Morning everyone,

This blog has been a bit quiet in lieu of Thought Bubble, but as always I have been busy. The flood of christmas commissions has come to a head and I've been catching up with the backlog so that their all done in time for christmas!

In the new year you'll be able to see what I've been up to, but for now take a look at this Themed Portrait that was specially commissioned by Malwina for her brother who is a massive Spider-Man fan!

This commission is a pastiche of the cover for Spider-Man #1, original art by todd McFarlane, even down to the lettering and the actual size of the illustration, but of course with Henryk making a special guest star appearance. It's coloured using Copic Ciao markers.

If you know someone who would like something like this as a gift then drop me an email:
If you intend for a request to be a christmas present, please allow for plenty of time for commissions to be completed and posted or the recipient won't get it in time! 
Christmas commission requests will be closing soon because of this, however if you have an idea get it in quick!