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©2019 by Bloody Samoan Art Studio Ltd

About Me

Hello and welcome to the obligatory section where I talk about who I am and what I do.

My name is Michel Mulipola and I'm a self taught Samoan comic book artist from Auckland, New Zealand. I've been immersed in the world of comic books from the tender age of five and I've wanted to draw comic books from that moment on.

I've illustrated work for BOOM! Studios' line of WWE comics, various anthologies and am currently working on the U.S comic book, Headlocked: The Last Territory.

When I'm not drawing comic books, I am a semi -competent Tekken player having made the top 12% at EVO in 2018 and winner of the Zowie BenQ EVO2018 Tekken 7 Ladder Tournament. I am currently a member of the HP Omen Squad.

I can also be found peddling comic books at 
Arkham City Comics - a comic book store I helped a friend establish.

During the weekends, I spend my time dropping people on their heads as a professional wrestler for 
Impact Pro Wrestling.

I am also a proud Duffy Books in Homes Role Model. I have shared my work and story at many schools around New Zealand. If you want me to visit your school, hit me up in the contact form below.



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Professional works:
 

2012 - Current - Headlocked graphic novel series
2015 - Current - Duffy Books in Homes Role Model
2019 - Spider-Man: Far From Home sketch trading cards - Upper Deck
2019 - The Choice NZ School Journal story - Lift Education
2019 - Marvel Premier sketch trading cards - Upper Deck
2019 - Marvel 80th Anniversary sketch trading cards - Upper Deck
2019 - Once a Panther NZ School Journal comic - Lift Education
2019 - Tangata Beats poster art - Smokefree Rockquest
2019 - WWE The Sami & Kevin Show TPB Samoa Joe story - BOOM! Studios
2019 - WWE Then. Now. Forever vol. 3 TPB Stone Cold & Bret Hart stories - BOOM! Studios
2019 - WWE John Cena minicomic Walmart giveaway - BOOM! Studios
2019 - WWE Forever 2019 Special #1 Bret Hart story - BOOM! Studios
2018 - Marvel Avengers Infinity War sketch trading cards - Upper Deck

2018 - Oh Boy! A Storybook of NZ Men illustrations - Penguin Books NZ

2018 - Fanene Peter Maivia: Son of Samoa book illustrations - Reading Warrior
2018 - WWE Attitude Era 2018 Special #1 Stone Cold story - BOOM! Studios

2018 - WWE WrestleMania 2018 Special #1 Miz story - BOOM! Studios

2017 - Marvel Premier sketch trading cards - Upper Deck

2017 - WWE #13 Samoa Joe story - BOOM! Studios

2017 - Cook Islands Heroes book illustrations - Reading Warrior
2016-2017 - Altered Egos art exhibition - Mangere Arts Centre

2016 - Supershow trading card game art - SRG Universe
2016 - Tongan Heroes book illustrations - Reading Warrior
2016 - Breathless School Journal Story Library book - Lift Education

2016 - Graphic Journey #7 web comic

2015 - The Rules story, School Journal Oct 2015 - Lift Education

2015 - Rugby: The Players, The Skills and The Style book illustrations - Reading Warrior

2015 - Sky TV 25th Anniversary ad campaign illustrations - Heroes & Villains

2015 - Samoan Heroes book illustrations - Reading Warrior

2015 - EvolOcean comic (unpublished)

2013 - Raggamuffin poster designs (unused)

2013 - Frogs School Journal comic book - Learning Media

2012 - T-shirt designs for Nesian Street Clothing (unused)

2011 - The Gutters #197 online comic strip - guest artist

2011 - DbMan online comic strips for Dbvisit software company

2011 - Artist for Inspiration Duncans comic book - Beyond Reality Media (pages unused)

2010 - T-shirt designs for Overstayer Clothing

2010 - Comic strip for V Energy Drink Competition (winner)

2008 - Lucha-a-Koko comic strip for New Ground anthology - Dealer Man Comics

2008 - T-shirt design for Samoan K1 champion, Mark Hunt

2008 - Emerald Justice online comic strip for Impact Pro Wrestling

2007 - Storyboard for Waikato Draught Beer billboards for Colenso BBDO

2007 - Storyboard for Memphis Meltdown advertisement for Colenso BBDO

2007 - Knuckles the Malevolent Nun: She Might Get Rather Crude #1 - Guest Artist

2007 - Lucha-a-Koko comic strip for New Ground anthology - Dealer Man Comics

2005 - Sesame Street Fighter comic strip for New Ground anthology - Dealer Man Comics

2004 - Sesame Street Fighter comic strip for New Ground anthology - Dealer Man Comics

2004 - Smacktown! comic strip for New Ground anthology - Dealer Man Comics

 

Awards: 

2018 - Winner - Zowie BenQ Tekken 7 Ladder tournament at EVO2018

2013 - Finalist for Secret Walls X Aotearoa Live Art Battles

2011 - Top 25 finalists for Stan Lee Foundation Create a Superhero competition

2010 - V Energy Drink’s Pimp My Life competition winner

2006 - Gibson Award for Best New Zealand Comic Book Artist

 

Media: 

2019 - RE: feature #1 - Oct 17
2019 - RE: Duffy Books in Homes feature - Aug 19
2019 - Lani Wendt Young Our Storytellers interview - June 4
2019 - ComicFest 2019 - 5 minutes interview - April 14
2019 - The Spinoff Two Sketches episode 1 - March 26
2018 - Stuff.co.nz Lords of the Ring article - Dec 27
2018 - Radio New Zealand Eye of the Liger article - Sept 24
2018 - LetsPlayLive Nite Squad Season 2 premiere - Sept 5
2018 - Radio New Zealand interview - Aug 26
2018 - Mangere Otahuhu Arts Mapping Creative Hustle interview - Aug 15
2018 - Stuff.co.nz Liger interview - August 5

2018 - Syfy.com ECCC interview - March 2
2018 - Stuff.co.nz interview - Jan 14

2017 - Newsroom interview - Nov 10

2017 - The Big Idea interview - May 1
2017 - Stuff.co.nz Animation College interview - April 14
2016 - Stuff.co.nz Altered Egos interview - Dec 21
2016 - Coconet TV Altered Egos exhibition spotlight, Nov 30
2016 - FRESH Keepin' It Fresh segment, May 14
2016 - Tagata Pasifika, April 9

2015 - Radio New Zealand Samoan Heroes interview, June 16

2015 - Tagata Pasifika interview, May 1

2014 - NZPWI.co.nz interview, Oct 24

2014 - Sunday Star Times interview, Sep 21

2014 - Radio New Zealand interview, June 26

2012 - The Good Word Jnr Series 1, Episode 4

2012 - FRESH Series 2, Episode 5 – Creative Native segment

2011 - NZ Herald Online article, Feb 15

2010 - Pacific Beat Street Episode 193 – Interview

2010 - Studio 2 – Awesome Jobs segment

2010 - NZ Herald – Entertainment section article, July 24

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