Mighty Muggs Artist Profile

Bonnie Burton | December 9, 2008

If you collect Star Wars and Indiana Jones Mighty Muggs, you may be wondering about the artist who gives them such character and whimsy. Blogger Darlene from Ursula and Olive interviews Mighty Mugg artist Chris Hicks about his job and what collectors can expect next.

How did you get such a cool job?
I honestly don’t have the slightest clue. The cliché answer would be “right place, right time” but that seems to slick and elegant. It’s more like a Mr. Magoo cartoon where I’ve bumbled and flailed around and somehow landed in a spot with a chance to do something awesome. The details are a blur!

Are there any new Mighty Muggs coming out soon that you can tell us about?
I was a HUGE Transfan growing up, back when Transfan wasn’t even a word. And I still am. So I was very excited about doing Transformer Muggs. I tried to pump as much of the detail and my memories of those characters as possible. Soundwave was my first Transformer, and still my favorite, so getting to do him as a Mugg was A LOT of fun!

Read the full interview here:
Chris Hicks – Sole Artist and Designer of the Mighty Muggs
(via Ursula-and-olive.blogspot.com)

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