Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Captain Davis' Nose Color Voter Results

First of all, don't forget this Friday's event for the Open Dress Rehearsal for the play "SuperMule and the Cookie Caper."

Secondly, the results of the votes are in:
1 for Brown, 2 for each Orange and Red, 3 each for Blue and Green, 4 each for Peach and Pink, and the winner by a total of 6 votes:

We'd like to thank the following for participating in the voting, all of whose names were put in a bucket to draw out one who will win the original orange nose and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Kevin L. Williams, Muley the Mule and Captain Davis:

DaMarco Randle, Beth Kelly, Danny Chamberlain, Matt Sinclair, Zachary Haumesser, Michael Armstrong, brandon Bennett, Matthew Krygier, Lisa McGeorge, Gabe Velez, Alexandria Millerick, Julio Robles, Bonnie Davis, Sam Davis (Captain Davis' namesake!), Charles Ettinger, Marvin Chevallier, Cindy Chapman, Trevor Hawkins, and Angela Freeman.

The discussions were interesting:  Blue to match the suit; red to compliment the blue and yellow, but not red because a red nose looks like someone who drinks a lot; not pink because with the brown mustache it looks like the Swedish Chef...lots of good points were made.  "Peach, because you can make peach fuzz jokes" or "Brown, because he brown nosed his way to the top" were fun jokes, but it all boils down to the votes being purple.

Now, all the names were put into a pot and the winner is:

Sorry, I got the paper wet, but it is for Matt, so...
Soon, Matt, but not before Superman Celebration, you'll receive the original nose with the Certificate of Authenticity.  We'll contact you soon.

Thanks for playing, gang!  See (most of) you Friday!

Monday, May 28, 2012

"SuperMule and the Cookie Caper": Open Dress Rehearsal

So, you are one of the unlucky few who can't make it to Metropolis, IL, for the Superman Celebration to see "SuperMule and the Cookie Caper?"  Well, fear not fair citizens as your hero of the hour, SuperMule, will fly in from Bonnieville bringing his 20 minute show to Memphis, TN, on Friday, June 1, 2012, in an Open Dress Rehearsal. 

Where is this great thing going to happen?  In the art gallery of West Memorials located at 2481 Broad Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112 at 6:30 pm (click here for map).  Before the show, we'll have a discussion about puppetry from Kevin L. Williams.  After the show we'll do a meet-n-greet with the characters and performers.   Bring your favorite snack food, drinks, and lawnchairs for this informal event.

What to expect: It's a dress rehearsal--we may be stopping the show mid-stream to correct some action or direction, there will be some live "flubs" here and there, props may break down...this is the FUN version of getting ready for a show and sometimes just as much fun as the actual show itself.

So, if you're free Friday, June 1, 2012, come on down at 6:30 to West Memorials located at 2481 Broad Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112 for this open dress rehearsal of "SuperMule and the Cookie Caper!"

Best of all, the ticket prices fit everyone's budget:  FREE!!   Hope to see you there, and stay...SUPER!

Door Prize!  A signed 11x17" print of the play poster--you can't beat that!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Introducing: Captain Davis!

Greetings, good-doers, and welcome to the site and the introduction to Captain Davis, a member of the Bonnieville Police Force who happens to supply SuperMule with details of activities that only a superhero such as SuperMule can attend.

Where can you meet the introduction of Captain Davis in person?  Why, at the premiere of "SuperMule and the Cookie Caper" in Metropolis, IL's, Superman Celebration!  You can find out more, including the schedule for Muley and Turra, by clicking here!

A bit of trivia:  Captain Davis is named after my stepfather, Sam Davis, who also provides the audio track for the character's performance.  Sam also appeared in a comic strip a while back as owner of "Sam's Quick Tune" to which Muley and Buford push a piano for the wrong kind of tuning.

UPDATE: After some discussion around here, the Captain Davis character looks too much like Bert from Sesame Street with his yellow skin and orange nose; so, we're changing that, and you get to help! Please comment (below) on your favorite nose color OR list your favorite nose color on the album comments by Wednesday, May 31, 2012, and we'll put all names commenting on this in a bucket to choose one participant who will win the original orange nose and receive a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Kevin L. Williams, Muley the Mule and Captain Davis himself!

 Original Orange, we're changing this

Don't forget to comment below.  You can also join the discussion at Muley's Facebook Page!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Superman Celebration 6/7-10/2012

Several things are about to happen, but first: Don't forget to click on the comic book cover below to order your own digital copy of the Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa - Beginnings Omnibus from MAW Productions!!  You want it, you know you do, so go get it!  Only $6.99 for 120 pages of full color glorious art! 

Coming up soon, you can find appearances by all your favorites at Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL!  June 7 - 10, 2012!

On hand you can find Kevin L. Williams and Muley the Mule, Martheus Wade and Janet Wade.  We'll also have Muley being supported by Richard Meeks on Friday and Saturday for a Meet-n-Greet on Friday and Saturday as well as Turra Shibata on the same days supported by Micah Riley.  Artist DaMarco Randle will be there as well with a live-painting demonstration, all watched after closely by our Guard at Arms, Cliff Riley.

So, what does our schedule look like?

Each day the Artist's Alley opens at 10 am, and you can find Muley and Turra there at that time.  Friday, you can meet Muley in is regular t-shirt; but on Saturday Muley will be donning his SuperMule suit for a visit!  Bring your cameras and autograph books!   Also, each day DaMarco Randle will be doing painting demonstrations that you can bid on while he paints LIVE for you!  All artists will be taking commissions for art throughout the weekend.  Artist's Alley closes each day at 6pm.

Friday, June 8th, we'll be there all day and working hard on art, sketches, and more, so be sure to swing by for a visit, except these times:
12Noon: "Marketing for the Pitch" featuring creator Martheus Wade! Planet Krypton, 719 Market Street.
2:30 pm: "SuperMule and the Cookie Caper" performance*  Planet Krypton, 719 Market Street.
4:00 pm: "Kids Superhero Costume Contest" at the Smallville Tent is where you can find Muley next.

The puppet show performance is "SuperMule and the Cookie Caper!"  Can SuperMule save the day when all the city's cookies are disappearing at the hands of an evil cookie thief?  You'll have to come to the show and find out!  Featuring Muley the Mule as SuperMule; his pals Buford the Dog and Roy Duck; the victimous Missy Mule; Santa Fish and Frankie Steinatra as the goons; Death as the heavy; and Captain Davis as Captain Davis.

Saturday, June 9th, back at the booth all day starting at 10 am for artwork, sketches, and other activities. 
2:00 pm: Comic Book Pencilling workshop with Martheus Wade at Planet Krypton, 719 Market Street.  It's a free class, and the best educational opportunity you can find for creating comics!  (The only other place I would suggest to go to learn anything would be at the MAW Studios website for the tutorials.)
7:30 pm: Come see the Memphis Blues Brothers - Soloman DH and Linwood Blues - as they come out of seclusion for a one-night-only celebratory song of Superman, introducing the annual Fan Film Competition! 

Sunday Morning at 10 am you can find us at the booth with your last-chance to purchase Muley/Jetta/Turra goodies and get art commissions ordered as usually we break down about noon.

Next up: Anime Blues Con June 15 - 17, 2012!  Stay tuned after Metropolis IL's Superman Celebration for more information and appearances!

For a comprehensive list of all the places where you can buy Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa - Beginnings, visit her official website by clicking here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Muley Fan Art

You can find more art by fans of Muley on his Facebook page (link is over at the right-hand side of the website under Mu-Links).  But, let's look at some new art we have.

First up is "SuperMule" by Tennesseean and cartoonist Michael Armstrong!

Next up is "My Little Muley" by prop master Judson Hudson from Alabama!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Donald "Duck" Dunn - November 24, 1941 - May 13, 2012

Everyone who knows us knows that our favorite music was brought about by having seen The Blues Brothers on SNL in the late 70's, and part of that musical heaven was Donald "Duck" Dunn, bassist for the band, with roots in Memphis, TN, from STAX with Booker T. and the MG's.  We're saddened to learn of his passing today, the first loss in the Blues Brothers band since Jake passed in 1982.

Bass will never sound as sweet again.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Muley's Watermelon-o-lantern

Sign in to Facebook, then click this image to see Muley's Watermelon-o-lantern!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Marvel's 'The Avengers'

We saw the Avengers and it is the most fun movie we've seen.  It's got everything you'd expect from a superhero movie, and we hope to see more of these characters working together as well.

But, as an observation of this movie, other superhero films, watching Smallville all those years (thanks for the lame-o season finale!)...

Never live in a city with superheros.  Lots of damage, collateral damage, death, bad politics, carnage, evil, and more.  And you just KNOW the insurance premiums are through the roof.

We'll just stay in Memphis for now, where there is only death, bad politics, and evil.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Blessings

Ever notice when people sneeze, they never really sneeze only once.  Usually, they sneeze twice or more.  Sometimes, from force of habit, we say, "Bless you."  Personally, I say "Bless you" once and "God bless you" the second time.  But, not quite sure what to say after the third one.  Hence, this comic strip.  Gesundheit.