Author Archive | Mulga

Ned Kelly Was a Hipster

© Mulga 2012, Ned Kelly was a Hipster, Ink on Paper stained by coffee, 30 x 40 cm
Prints available at my magical online shop.

Did you know Ned Kelly was a hipster?

This drawing is based on a photo of him the day before his execution and I was struck by how fashionable he would look today. He would fit right in with the hipster vibe.
An Ode to Ned Kelly the Hipster Bushranger
A hipster was Ned Kelly
A notorious bushy ranger too
His favorite food was jelly
He rocked a hipster do
The End
See you next time

Rastabeard Skate deck

© Mulga 2012, RastaBeard Skate deck, Acrylic and Posca on skateboard

This is a skate deck I painted for my buddy Jerry, it is a rastaman just like Jerry. I call it Rastabeard.

An Ode to Rastabeard

Rastabeard is a jolly chap
With a smile on his face
And hands that clap
Like home there is no place

Where good times cannot be had
Singing and jiving all night long
Always happy and never sad
Rastabeard is full of song

The End

See you next time


© Mulga 2012, Fever, Highlighter and Ink on Paper, 22 x 30 cm

This is the illustration I did for the latest issue of Untold Method Magazine (a cool online mag with awesome art and words and stuff). 
My drawing is in Issue 4: Infestation, on page 11, go there to find out what it means!
See you next time.

Jelly Bean Zombie

© Mulga 2012, Jelly Bean Zombie, Ink on Paper, Digitally Colored, 18 x 14 cm

An Ode to the Jelly Bean Zombie

Jelly bean zombie
Liked to play
In the lolly jar
Night and day

He ate so many
He turned into
A jelly bean head
Through and through

The End

See you next time

Viking Valgerd The Sad

© Mulga 2012, Viking Valgerd The Sad, Acrylic Paint and Posca on Paper, 30 x 40 cm

This is my latest submission for CreatureMag as part of Mulga’s Zombie Zoo.

An Ode to Valgerd The Sad

Sourced from the depths within these rainbow coloured tears
Gather in the many hairs of Val’s chinny chin chin

And without this magic liquid that from his eyes doth flow
This zombie vikings beard would all but fail to grow

And without the beard Val would lose his strength
Which is proportional to the beards girth and length

So to be strong he must be sad and cry like a child
That has lost his mummy in the supermarket aisle

See you next time

Diamond Head Knows All The Answers

© Mulga 2012, Diamond Head Knows All The Answers, Acrylic on Canvas,34 x 45 cm

This is Diamond Head and he knows all the answers.
He is kind of like the Key Master out of The Matrix although I never knew what Mr Key Master exactly did, he had a bunch of keys and they opened all kind of doors if I recall correctly. That is what Diamond Head is like except instead of doors he can open answers to any questions you may have.

This original “Diamond Head Knows All The Answers” painting is for sale for $150. Email me if you want it.

It would really brighten up your lounge room or dining room or bedroom or bathroom or kids room or games room or sitting room or rumpus room etc.

Here is a picture of me and the painting so you can see it in a real life setting.

As an added feature this painting has diamond shapes on the sides as shown in the picture below. This is a truly special feature and is worth the price of admission alone.
See you next time

We Know/See Everything

 © Mulga 2012, We Know Everything, Ink on Paper, Digitally Colored, 18 x 14 cm

© Mulga 2012, We see everything, Ink on Paper, Digitally Colored, 18 x 14 cm

These are 2 zombies that have special powers.

The first zombie dude reckons he know everything and this is signified by the diamond that he holds above his head.  The diamond sparkles and is ever so pretty. He wears a pretty cool singlet with nice stripes and a fish on it. Fish is his favorite food to eat after human brain.

The second zombie dude has a star on his forehead with little dashes coming out of it which alludes to the fact that he can see everything. Maybe he can maybe he can’t, no-one really knows. He also has a ponytail that is too big for his head. That is because I drew the pony tail first and the body second, not the best way to do things.

See you next time

Fish Beard Phil

© Mulga 2012, Fish Beard Phil, Acrylic and Posca on Paper, 30 x 40 cm
This is my latest post for CreatureMag
An Ode to Fish Beard Phil
With a beard so wet and blue as this
It’s no surprise it’s home to fish
Bass and marlin and tuna too
Even a few whales big and blue
When Phil needs a feed he casts a net
Into his beard and his need is met
It’s fish for breakfast, lunch and tea
That’s fine with Phil the sea zombie
See you next time

Magic Lion

© Mulga 2012, Magic Lion, Acrylic and Posca on Paper, 30 x 40 cm

Magic Lion

This here lion
Is magic indeed
His roar is special
And he likes to feed

On zebras and beef
And goats and sheep
But the village people
Call him a thief

Whenever he roars
People run away
The roar is magical
That’s what the people say

It’s said he runs like a leopard
And flies like a bird
Swims like a gator
With colours absurd

He is as strong as a rhino
Has vision like an eagle
As cunning as a fox
And teeth so lethal

Magic Lion rules supreme
King of the jungle
Ruler of the pride
And he likes to rumble

See you next time
– Mulga

Let Them Try

© Mulga 2012, Let Them Try, Ink on Paper, 18 x 14 cm

His name is Bonzo
He is large and mean
His style is gonzo
He eats a mung bean

He lives in a cave
Dark and deep
Full of gold
He wishes to keep

He has regular visitors
To his place
Those thieves and bandits
All meet the mace

“Let them try”
He’s been known to say
And”Gives me some exercise”
“Make my day”

Boom, bash
Crash and boom
“Invade my cave
And meet thy doom!”

The End

See you next time

King Herman the Third, Zombie King

© Mulga 2012, King Herman the Third, Zombie King, Ink on Paper and digitally coloured, 9 x 14 cm

King Herman the Third, Zombie King

This is King Herman the Third, king of the modern day zombies.
He rules with an iron glove and eats people like there’s no tommorrow.

He once ate a dude for breakfast with some honey on top.
It’s been rumured that he has zombiefied over 10,000 persons all due to his humungous appetite for human flesh and world domination.

The quote in the picture relates to the fact that the zombie army is growing and that the zombie apocolypse will soon be upon us and that the world as we know it will come to an end and King Herman the Third will assume control of the population of Earth.

He plans to eat all peoples so that the whole Earth is only made up of zombies then he wants to build a big spaceship and fly to the moon and live there because after the taste of human flesh cheese is his second favourite flavour.

Time will only tell if he succeeds, but I have been hearing stories of increased zombie attacks in the news, so it looks like the time to freak out could be upon us.

See you next time.

Mr T Bird Beard the Zombie

© Mulga 2012, Mr T Bird Beard the Zombie, Acrylic Paint and Posca Pen on Paper, 30 x 40 cm

I painted this dude for my fortnightly feature in CreatureMag called Mulga’s Zombie Zoo in which I post a new zombie painting every 2 weeks.

An Ode To Mr T Bird Beard

He’s a tough looking zombie with a look that strikes fear
But under the surface he’s a sweet old dear

The birds really love him and nest in his beard
They know in their hearts there’s not a thing to be feared

If everyone had a beard that was this fully grown
Every little bird would always have a home

See you next time.

Mousetrap Board Riders Surf Club Logo

© Mulga 2012, Mousetrap Board Riders Surf Club Logo, Ink on Food Dyed Paper, 30 x 40 cm

My good friend Stuart McKerihan suggested I  draw the logo for the legendary Mousetrap Board Riders Club. I finally completed it. Do you like it Stuart?

An Ode to the Mousetrap Boardriders

They’re rats on traps

Hairy little beasts
Doing carves and snaps
It looks funny from the beach

Upon rat traps
They surf like pros
A couple of them
Like to surf on the nose

An agent of death
They’ve used for their means
A death trap transformed
Happy as mung beans

Their club house is located
In the sewer at Cronulla point
A dingy dungeon of a place
But they’re home in that joint

When the tide is low
And they hear the sea roar
They scurry from their lair
And tubes they score

They got no rules
It’s every rat for himself
It’s drop in central
On that rock shelf

The End

See you next time

Skateboard Art – Bright Bearded Beanie Man with Curly Mo

© Mulga 2012, Skateboard Art – Bearded Beanie Man with Curly Mo, Acrylic and Posca on skateboard
This is a skate deck that I painted on with paint and then went over it with black posca pen.
He is a happy curled mustache wearing colourful bearded displaying beanie wearing dude.
An Ode to Bright Beard
His beard is bright
His grin is nice
He sleeps at night
His food has spice
Many colours did
His beard become
When in Madagascar
He ate chameleon
It’s magical powers
Upon his beard unleashed
Like a bouquet of flowers
Or a whale beached
When he’s sad it’s blue
And angry it’s red
Orange it turns
After butter chicken he’s fed
When he’s happy
That’s what you now see
Many magical colours
Bright beard that’s he
The End
See you next time

Skate Deck Art – Knight Beard

© Mulga 2012, Knight Beard, Acrylic Paint and Posca Pen on a Skate Deck
This is Knight Beard. He likes doing knighty stuff like jousting and wearing bits of metal on his body while riding a horse in the forest and chopping peoples heads off and eating a roast pig with an apple in it’s mouth and going on crusades and being in Dan Brown books.
I drew him on a skate deck for Lodown my local skate shop.
He is for sale for $300 in aforementioned shop or email me.
Did you see I am in the running for a t-shirt design comp. See my last post for the details. Please vote for my design or Knight Beard will come and joust ya! Nah just joking, Knight Beard is friendly as a turtle.
See you next time.

I need your help to win the Little Help Project 3

Late last year I entered a few designs in AS Colour’s A Little Help Project. This is the tee company where I source my blank tees from. I forgot all about it until I received an email saying I was in the top 10 as picked by a panel of tee design experts YEW!!!

The prize is a package worth $10,000 to the most popular t-shirt design as determined by Facebook-likes and sales in their retail shops in Auckland, Wellington and Sydney.

To win, my design must be the most popular with the peeps that matter, you and your friends.

If you want to help me win the thing, there’s a lot you can do with little to no effort:


1. Like the design on the Little Help Project’s home page

2. Like the design on AS Colour’s Facebook page   

PS. Liking on both the above links will get me 2 votes 

3. Buy the shirt in AS Colour’s retail stores in Auckland, Wellington or Sydney
Street) or online (soon). Preorders can be placed

Thanks friends!!

Magic Beard

© Mulga 2012, Magic Beard!, Ink on Paper then digitally colored

This is a little sketch I did of magic beard.
I am thinking of doing a painting like this and the beard will have different colored geometric shapes a be nice and bright.
Here’s a poem about magic beard

An Ode To Magic Beard

His beard is magic
It performs many feats
His skin is yellow
From the sand at the beach

When his beard enters
Any kind of room
It lights up the place
Like a nuclear mushroom

The world becomes brighter
The colours have a zing
The birds of the air
Cannot help but sing

They sing
Magic Beard
Magic Beard
Magic Beard
(you have to sing that last bit with increasing pitch and loudness for it to work, try it with me now
 – magic beard, Magic Beard, MAGIC BEEAARRDD!)

See you next time