Friday, February 3, 2012

Muley's all about "Drawing Inspiration"

So, you say to yourself, "I want to meet Muley!"  Or, you may say to yourself, "I want to see how a Muley comic strip is completed."  Well, now you can do BOTH!  And, we hope you'll draw your own inspiration from the show.

February 11th from 5 - 7 pm, you can come down to the DeSoto Arts Council and see the art show "Drawing Inspiration" where you can meet Muley in a limited-time appearance and, during a demonstration, see creator Kevin L. Williams as he completes a comic strip from concept to inks.

The special thing about this show is "the process of cartoon as art" so you get a behind-the-scenes look at the way comics are created...hence the demonstration.

On display at the show will be acrylic on canvas paintings: Muley the Mule as SuperMule ($150, 16x24"), "Meep, Beaker!" ($35, 5x7") and Little Big Bird ($35, 5x7").  You also see an original, inked page from the short story "Eddie Bubba's Baby Brother" which appears in Muley's Comix and Stories.

The art show will be held at the DeSoto Arts Council, 564 W Commerce Street, Hernando, MS 38632.  Also on display will be DaMarco Randle, artist and performer of Muley's pal, Roy Duck.

Here's a little video giving a 'head's-up' process of puppetry construction featuring Muley the Mule and Buford the Dog.

While not a process piece other than to show how artists change over the years, here is an original comic strip of Muley from his creation year in 1980, recreated in 2007.

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