Rodney RopeBeard

© Mulga 2012, Rodney RopeBeard, Acrylic paint and Posca on Paper, 30 x 40 cm

An Ode To Rodney Ropebeard

Rope Beard Rodney is an old sea salt
His poison of choice iswhiskey and malt

He nearly met his maker, sent by Moby Slick
The great grand whale of Moby Dick

This whale was a zombie beast stained red
From the blood of the men upon which it has fed

Rodney tried to harpoon this deathly whale
But the odds were against him he was doomed to fail

It’s skin was as strong as a golden orbs web
Harpoons were useless even to the head

Moby Slick devoured the entire stinking crew
Gobbled them up like some putrid human stew

Rodney did escape and he’ll tell you the tale
Of his high seas adventure with Moby Slick the whale

Snake Turban Steve

© Mulga 2012, Snake Turban Steve, Acrylic paint and Posca on Paper, 30 x 40 cm

An Ode to Snake Turban Steve

Snake Turban Steve is a weird and dangerous chap
His headwear of choice is the deadliest form of hat

If you give him any cheek his serpent will pluck out your eye
Then the beast’s deadly venom will make you slowly die

But if you carry a flute you know you’ll be alright
The snake will be yours and you’ll have no fight

Herman the Hipster

© Mulga 2012, Herman the Hipster, Acrylic paint and Posca on Paper, 30 x 40 cm

An Ode to Herman the Hipster

Herman the hipster is as smooth as butter
His yellow beard makes him seem real clever

His hipster goggles give him x-ray vision
And also allow him to read with precision

He reads in the park and sits under a tree
His favourite number is the number three

Larry the Lion King

© Mulga 2012, Larry the Lion King, Ink on Paper, 13 x 20 cm

An Ode to Larry the Lion King

Larry the Lion King
Just likes to say rah
He says it so much
He sounds like a galah

Down at the shops
And up on the hill
It’s over the top
He sounds like a dill

It’s rah this
And rah that
Can I have a burger
And some rah with that

That’s what he says
When he goes to lunch
His friend got so angry
He gave him a punch

The End

Fernando the Feral Laser Beam Possum Wolf Bat

© Mulga 2012, Fernando the Feral Laser Beam Possum Wolf Bat, Posca and acrylic paint on Paper, 30 x 40 cm

If you like what you see you can buy a print at My Magical Online Shop

An Ode to Fernando the Feral Laser Beam Possum Wolf Bat

Of what I am not sure is this mammal
But one thing I know he’s one freaky animal

He eats a warm meal every single night
Heated up by his mutant laser eyesight

Then he heads out to the mutant discotheque
And dances the night away looking the best

The End
See you next time

Zombie Reece

© Mulga 2012, Zombie Reece, Acrylic paint and Posca on Paper, 30 x 40 cm
Zombie Reece prints available at My Magical Online Shop
An Ode To Zombie Reece
His name is Reece and he had a beard
So damn bushy and so revered
Then one day he made a decision
To cut that beard with a blade of precision
Everyone was sad and asked him why
He simply said “It was hot and in the summer I’ll fry”
The End
See you next time

Mr Magic Aztec Sun Face

© Mulga 2012, Mr Magic Aztec Sun Face, Acrylic and Posca on Canvas,50 x 50 cm
Buy a print of this for $20 at my Magical Online Shop.
An Ode to Mr Magic Aztec Sun Face

Oh Mr Magic Sun Face
With a lovely mo and a grin so huge
Where is thy grace
When you ride the luge

You sit in the atmosphere
Collecting the asteroids and dust
From out of space
Your happiness is a must

2012 is your fateful year
Like a deer on the road
Something is shifting
Like a plague of cane toad

Boom boom go the drums
Clash bang the cymbals too
Everyone elongate your thumbs
And dip them in the magic brew

Colour and mystery
Is your cloak in the dark
Sometimes a great moustache
Will only get you so far
The end
See you next time

Fozzie Bear

© Mulga 2012, Fozzie Bear, Posca and Acrylic Paint on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm
This is a painting of the hilarious Fozzie Bear I did for the upcoming Good Jelly sketchbook exhibition in Wollongong. He says Wocka, wocka, wocka after he tells a joke!
If you like what you see you can buy a print at my online store (

See you next time
– Mulga

An article Bearded Gentlemen Music wrote about me


In case you have been living under a rock somewhere, we have made some sweet logo and design changes to the site and our various social media outlets. We now have a new custom designed logo / artwork from an Australian artist named Mulga.

I randomly discovered Mulga’s art when I was searching the term “afro with a beard” on Google images (I’m strange I know, I just REALLY love Afros and beards are magical) . In my search I discovered this amazing drawing called “The Majestic Afro and Beard of Jungle Man” which was a piece that Mulga had created based on a picture of Tunde Adebimpe from TV on the Radio.  The intricacy and line work of the drawing were mind blowing and upon visiting his blog I also discovered that he was also obsessed with the mystical power of beards (see our first post) and zombie’s (two of my favorite things) so I began internet stalking him for a couple months.
After all of the stalking and admiring of all his new art he was creating, I finally got in touch with him and asked if he would be willing to create us an amazing piece of bearded art. He accepted and created us “Harry The Hipster”. Now, I know I am bit biased but “Hairy the Hipster has to be one of the greatest pieces of all time, far surpassing “The Mona Lisa” or “The Scream” or any other sub par paintings of that sort. I mean look at that picture, isn’t that insanely awesome!?
So, to tie this all back into music. I would like to mention that Mulga is also a musician and performs in his band Mulgas Room. They make some cool songs. Their latest “O’er the Hills” is a pretty catchy and well written tune.

The band has a bunch of other sweet tunes as well on their BandCamp, go check them out.
I also got our Australian friend to send us a list of some of his favorite tunes:

Here are a few other of my favorite pieces of art that Mulga has created.
Mulga also designs t-shirts as well as skateboards and stuff like. So if
you dig any of his stuff get in touch and I’m sure he would be stoked to hook you up, or sell you a print of any pieces that you like.
If you look around on the internet there are a bunch of independent artists out there creating a lot of really great and interesting art work. When you get some time to waste I encourage everyone to hop on the ol’ net and do some searching. That’s how I found Mulga and my life and everyone else’s life that’s associated with BGM has taken a turn for the better. Because music, movies, and art are gifts from the gods. Haha.

Harry the Headphone Hipster

© Mulga 2012, Harry the Headphone Hipster, Acrylic on Canvas,30 x 40 cm

This is a recent commission I completed.

An Ode to Harry the Headphone Hipster

Hipster Harry liked the song
That was sung from his beard
He listened in all day long
Until he turned so weird

His hair turned a tone of green
His nose a shade of yellow
His moustache curled towards the sky
And his eyes became all mellow

He floated in the cloud of buzz
That his DJ beard turned out
Thus became his magic facial fuzz
As colourful as a trout

Green and blue and blue and green
Like the colours of the sea
Orange, pink and yellow
And anything in between

Roll up your trousers
Grab some loafers
Grow that fringe all out
Don some over sized headphones
And do the hipster flout

The End

See you next time

Gary the Gorilla

© Mulga 2012, Gary the Gorilla, Coffee and Ink on Paper, 15 x 21 cm

Gary the Gorilla will be sitting in my sketchbook which will be at the Good Jelly sketchbook exhibition on the 3rd of September at Wollongong. 
There will be 29 other pages with Gary’s friends in the sketchbook. Yew!

An Ode to Gary the Gorilla

Gary is a Gorilla
A big beast of a thing
He lives in Manilla
He loves to sing

He is a superstar in Manilla
The biggest ape in town
He drinks a milkshake of vanilla
He can kill with his frown

Some call him the Gorilla Beiber
For his fame and his songs
The female chimps really love him
Even though he wears thongs

The End

See you next time.

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