Things have changed since last year and I'm excited to be posting some new things on my Website including new pictures and cartoons.
Things have change due to my last blog posted from the past 4 months or so. I know I haven't added recent updates for my website for those who are fans of my work, mostly due to my absence and a huge re-renovation for my apartment after a massive storm flooded my whole basement.
But since thats cleared up now, I am excited to introduce to you all about some brand-new updates for the rest of this year and next year.
I have some more old and new artwork to post in my gallery pages
a new set of artworks in development right now that I like to give you details on.
One of my new developments is a set of original inspiration pieces of my own which is about Mexican cultural (both realism and cartoons), and are all inspired about the nationality. One of them includes a Cartoon-Set which I came up with so for those who enjoy all my cartoons in my gallery pages will enjoy this new set.
Also, I have other previous works which I haven't included yet in my website which will also be added for the new updates. Including some funny art sketches
and other fine pieces which I did such as a caricature of Famous Canadian Musician Steven Page from BNL who I actually got to sign his signature on my art-piece for me to keep which is a wonderful experience for me since I'm a huge fan.
Another thing I would like to mention is that there will be more upcoming Aspie Andy pieces along the way as well.
Thank you so much for you all for following me still as I love to share my work and along the way there will be some more information about these new updates for more previous works to be added.
And when will the new set of Mexican originals will be added which will be ...coming soon.. so I'll keep you all posted on that too.
Please fell free to leave me a question if you like and I will reply to you ASAP
Thank you, :)
Hope everyone had a great summer this year. Now with the whole summer vacation out of the way, things can get busy again.
So far this summer is becoming a good one this year, don't you think?. It's not as worst than last years with all that rain.
I would like to announce the Grand Re-Edition of the MARKDMULLENART website - now open.
A lot has been happening for almost 2 years now. My website was unavailable for the public but now it has been revived once more.
There has been many changes since the last version. It has now become a Portfolio website for I no longer do commissioned work. Once in a while, I will add a new piece to my new Portfolio Gallery.
I will also be blogging every now and then on my Blog Page. I will bring in more details about the new website contents and updates soon.
Feel free to check out my new website for now!!
I can’t believe it’s been 4 months since I’ve posted in my blog. It seems like a lifetime has passed with everything that has happened since August.
Summer was going great. I have been working hard on developing my main characters for The Adventures of Aspie Andy. I’m about to embark on a large scale project which will include Andy and his antics. I’m still going to keep it under wraps until the finished product is ready to unveil. I’m very excited about this as Andy is going to be the one who can speak for thousands of kids with Aspergers and will be helping those who don’t quite get it, have a better understanding on how we think and view the world.
The beginning of November brought a lot of changes to me and my family. I am proud to say that my little brother Mikel (affectionately known as Buzzy) has embarked on a life changing adventure. He has just finished his 6th week of basic training and working his way to graduating and becoming a Weapons Technician Specialist in the Canadian Navy. I’ve had the chance to talk to him a few times and I don’t think I could ever comprehend the training he is going through. It sounds rough but the pride in his voice is something I can hear. I can’t wait to see him at Christmas and see the transformation in him. I’ll be sure to post a picture of the two of us.
November was life changing for me as well. I became very sick and was hospitalized for a couple of weeks. Without getting into the nitty gritty, I have been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and ulcerated Colitis. Since my hospital stay I’ve moved back home with my Mom and find it less stressful on my life and I’m able to concentrate on my art and take on projects. I’ve created a few pieces since my last posting and have decided to sell copies of them. I’ll post the prices as well.
My 2 cats are now happily living at my Dad’s house. They still have each other but better yet, have a yard they can go out and explore. It was quite funny seeing them come nose to nose with their first squirrel. Being the city boys they are they had no idea that a country cat would immediately chase them. Their curiosity was in figuring out what it was and that’s as far as it went. They happily live in harmony with nature, especially the squirrels.
Now it’s December and Christmas is soon on our doorstep. I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all good health and happiness in 2015. I know I count my blessings every day and after a rough 4 months can hardly wait to see what exciting and new things the New Year will bring.
With warmest wishes from me, Mark.
It’s been a couple of months since I’ve written anything in my blog. My summer has been a pretty busy one. I’ve helped my brother move into his own place, my Mom and her husband move to a small town and me, still settling into my place and getting acquainted with the community.
One of the biggest changes, I’ve adopted 2 cute little fur balls that keep me busy and on my toes. These black kittens were picked up after an event I went to with my mom, a motorcycle ride for Autism. I donated a set of my limited edition Sons of Anarchy prints for their silent auction and set up a small tent to introduce myself. It was a pretty cool location called Docville.
A replica of a western town and it had everything, from a saloon to a livery stable. If you ever get the chance, check it out. It’s located in Newcastle Ontario.
I was only going to get one kitten but it didn’t seem right to leave his brother behind so off we went with Zoli (my Grandfather's name) and Curious George (George for short). I figured if I’m ever gone too long they would have each other. It was the best decision I made. They sleep together, eat together, sit in the litter together, but most of all roll around like a couple of demon cats together. They are into everything. They’re so bad, they’re cute, and they make me laugh. I can go out for a bit and come home to my pencils being knocked all over the floor, papers pushed off the table, and almost anything else they can muss up. The problem is I never catch them in action so it’s tough to discipline the boys when they’re always sleeping by the time I get home. No doubt from the amount of energy it took them to attack anything and everything in the apartment. I don’t feel lonely
when I’m home with them. One or the other is always getting my attention. I can't help but smile as I watch them.
There comes a time in life when you reach a crossroads and a state of confusion kicks in. I just experienced this myself. Most people who are in a position of authority have the upper hand and can make or break you. I always thought that those who are in place to educate were there to guide you and not knock you to the ground. I have experienced the latter. Not only do I feel like I was knocked to the ground, I was made to feel an outcast. I had 2 choices. I could accept the beating and hide away and think I was less than what I am, or I could plan a new route of possibilities. This is where I am now. I feel more independent, self aware and all around happier because I have chosen my own road to walk down and I'm not turning back or paying any tolls.
I was asked to be the inaugural court artist for the Partners in Prevention Health & Safety Conference and Trade Show which took place April 29 & 30 at the International Centre in Mississauga. The Ministry of Labour hosts a mock trial annually at this event. The trial is about a serious injury or fatality in a workplace and the actions taken. There is a Judge, Crown Prosecutor, Defence Lawyers and supporting cast who actually stage a full trial. Being an Aspie, it's not easy to sit in a crowd and there were almost 400 people in the room watching this. I sat at the front for 3 hours and focused on the cast. Having OCD and only 3 hours to draw is not an easy thing. This was great practice for me and I have to admit, the results are pretty darned good. I think I nailed it. From what I understand, WSPS who owns the show will be printing thank you cards with the drawing on the front. Once they've done this I'll make sure to post a copy on my site. I can only hope to be asked back next year.