About Me

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

My name is Michel Mulipola and I'm a self taught 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 done work for various anthologies and am currently working on the U.S comic book, Headlocked: The Last Territory.

When I'm not drawing comic books, I can 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.

If there's anything else you want to know about me, feel free to drop me a line via the CONTACT links.

Professional works:

2012-Current - Headlocked: The Last Territory graphic novel

2016-2017 - Altered Egos art exhibition at the Mangere Arts Centre

2016 - Supershow trading card game art

2016 - Tongan Heroes book illustrations

2016 - Breathless School Journal Story Library book

2016 - Graphic Journey #7 web comic

2015 - The Rules story, School Journal Oct 2015

2015 - Duffy Books in Homes Role Model

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

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

2015 - Samoan Heroes book illustrations

2015 - EvolOcean comic (unpublished)

2013 - Raggamuffin poster designs (unused)

2013 - Frogs School Journal comic book for 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 by 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 Dealer Man Comics anthology, New Ground

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 Dealer Man Comics anthology, New Ground

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

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

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

 

Awards: 

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: 

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