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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.

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

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.

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.

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

They’ve Drunk Our Blood Now It’s Time To Die!

 © Mulga 2012, They’ve Drunk Our Blood, Ink on Paper,9 x 14 cm
© Mulga 2012, Time To Die, Ink on Paper,9 x 14 cm

These are 2 artworks I completed in my notebook.
They are freaky characters.
Here’s a poem I wrote about them and as usual it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. 
If any one wants to write their own poem I can put it up on the blog.
An ode to these two freaks
They’ve drunk our blood
We have no food
Our bellies do grumble
That is quite rude
We will arise
With pitch forks raised
Our rage intense
And justified
We’ll gut those pigs
Who caused this mess
Dues will be paid
Of this we stress
Now it’s time to die
There’s no place to run
Only charred bones will remain
When we’re done
Justice will be served
Just like a cake
At the birthday party
But it’ll be your wake
The End
See you next time

Ratus Got a New Board

© Mulga 2012, Ratus Got a New Board, Watercolour and Ink on Paper, 20 x 30.5 cm

An Ode to Ratus

Ratus is stoked
He got a new board
It’s a speedy fish
And shan’t be ignored

His stance is funny
And he has one eye
He got knifed 
By some very angry guy

Then Ratus got mad
So he used his tail
To choke the guy
Like a big white whale

Oh the horror
Oh the pain
To have lost thee eye
So totally in vain

He keeps the wound covered
Like a tent in the rain
But every night
Ole Ratus feels the pain

It pulses and pounds
Inside is his brain
Keeps him awake
Till he turns insane

His surfboard is now new
And now he surfs everyday
Still with one eye
But with a feeling of gay

The End

See you next Time

Surf Ratus

© Mulga 2012, Surf Ratus, Watercolour on Paper, 13.5 x 19.5 cm

Buy this original painting of Surf Ratus for $40 or buy A4 prints for $10 or A3 for $20.

Email me at mulgasroom@gmail.com to buy.

Here’s a poem about Surf Ratus

An Ode to Surf Ratus

He is a rat
He is yellow
His tail is purple
He eats raspberry jello

He surfs the sewers
Among the turds
Kinda like Nulla
But without the birds

He reached great heights
In the surf sewer arena
But he never did beat
Sneaky Ratty Slater

The picture you see
Is before his last heat
Located beneath
Jabba the Hutts toilet seat

The log was so large
It set off a wave
The likes of which
Sent this rat to his grave

The wave in question
Could give him the score
To show Ratty Slater
The proverbial door

So he turned and burned
And dug his claws in deep
Gathered the speed
To conquer the beast

He made the drop
And pulled under the lip
Only to see
Jabba’s log do a flip

It flipped in the air
Like a thrown cat
Came down on his head
And squashed him flat

He died that day
In Jabba’s log entombed
Never did beat Slater
And forever perfumed

The End

See you next time.

Hanging Ratus and Haka Ratus

 © Mulga 2012, Hanging Ratus, Watercolour on Paper, 13.5 x 19.5 cm

© Mulga 2012, Haka Ratus, Watercolour on Paper, 13.5 x 19.5 cm

It’s fun drawing rats
Probably better than cats
Dog’s could be cool
Or a pig in a pool
But I pity the fool
Who steps in a stool

See you next time

Winter Surfer Zombie

                          © Mulga 2012, Winter Surfer Zombie, Ink and texta on Paper, 21 x 30 cm

This is the winter surfer zombie.

A Poem About the Winter Surfer Zombie

He likes his hood
When the waters cold
It goes really good
It makes him bold

He surfs the Antarctic
On his single fin
With the penguins and seals
He likes the waves big
He lost his fingers
And all his toes
From a real long session
He even lost his nose
He’d do it again
It was that good
It’s etched in his memory
Under his hood
See you next time.
– Mulga