We are excited to announce the return of the Muggles Market, just in time for Valentine’s Day! This year’s theme is Muggles Market: Love and Plunder, combining our adoration of pirates and love. As usual, you have a wonderful opportunity to get to know our artists, writers, artisans, and entertainment through our Muggles Market Spotlights.
Greg Russell Graphic Design and Illustration is a long time friend and participant in our Muggles Markets. Greg has created glorious designs for many of our Geek Galas and Muggles Markets, including this one! We asked Greg a few questions about his life, his work, and what treasures he’ll be bringing to Muggles Market: Love and Plunder.
Please tell us all about the plunder you’ll be bringing to Muggles Market.
I will bring my original art prints, stickers, magnets, buttons and t-shirts featuring superheroes and monsters as well as free copies of Inx comic book/’zine.
How did you get started making your glorious plunder?
I started drawing superheroes as a child and soon began drawing caricatures as well. I was inspired by Marvel and DC comics as well as Mad magazine and Famous Monsters of Filmland. I grew up to publish Tangents magazine in the 1990s and now publish Inx comic book/’zine. My full-time job is drawing cartoons for NASA.
What’s an item you are bringing that you are really excited about?
I will have new art prints created especially for the 2023 Muggles Market.
What else would you like everyone to know about your wares?
They were all inspired by restless nights, long, hot showers and monotonous road trips.
What’s your favorite love or pirate story and why?
I really like the movie “Amelie,” but that’s not a healthy way to court someone, is it? I would like to see a part two about how similarly stalky and passive-aggressive Amelie is in married life.
Greg also accepts pre-orders and commissions. Please send requests for commissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. He draws caricatures, comic book and movie characters and illustrations.
You can find Greg on the interwebs!
His website: https://gregrussell.us/
And, of course, you will meet him in person at Muggles Market: Love and Plunder on Sunday February 5, 2023 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM at Queen’s Sports Complex, 2229 Tyvola Rd. Charlotte, NC 28210! It’s always a good time for pirates! So dress in your finest, sea-worthy garb, and come check out these awesome treasures!