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Saturday 24 September 2016

12 Curly Questions with Mulga the Artist

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2. What is your nickname?
Mulga, I recited the poem Mulga Bill’s Bicycle by Banjo Patterson when I was in year 5 and Mulga became my nickname from that day forward.

3. What is your greatest fear?
Getting bitten in half by a shark.

4. Describe your illustration style in ten words.
Wacky wonderful colourful weird hairy magical intricately detailed fun humorous

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as an illustrator.
Fun, weird, wacky, hairy, detail orientated.

6. What book character would you be, and why?I would be fishes in ponchos plucking guitars, prancing around under the stars. I can relate to those guys.

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why?
I would go to the future in 200 years to see what the vibes would be then.

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now?
Follow your heart bro.

9. Who is your greatest influence?
My dad.

10. What/who inspired you to start drawing/painting?
I have always been drawn to it, I just like the idea of creating something without there being any rules.

11. What is your favourite word and why?

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
The Bible.

Mulga is Joel Moore, a Sydney-based artist, freelance illustrator and poet who paints murals, designs t-shirts and runs the Mulga clothing label. His first book, Mulga's Magical Colouring Book, was an instant bestseller. His latest picture book is Mulga's Magical Musical Creatures, published by Lothian Children's Books, an imprint of Hachette. Visit Mulga's website and Facebook page for more information about his books, art, and creative projects.