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Michel Mulipola

Illustrator Michel Mulipola is an Auckland-based self-taught comic book artist and illustrator.  He has been immersed in the world of comic books from the tender age of five and wanted to draw comic books from that moment on.He has illustrated comics for the WWE as well as Marvel Comics trading cards. He is currently working on the US comic book, Headlocked: The Last Territory.

When he is not drawing comic books, Michel can be found peddling comic books at Arkham City Comics in Royal Oak, Auckland

During the weekends, he spends his time in a mask and tights as a professional wrestler for Impact Pro Wrestling.


Selected bibliography:

  • Once a Panther, School Journal comic written by Victor Rodger illustrated by Michel Mulipola (Lift Education 2019)
  • Undrafted, WWE #13 written by Samoa Joe and Michael Kingston illustrated by Michel Mulipola (BOOM! Studios 2018)
  • ‘Breathless’ School Journal Story Library, written by Bernard Beckett illustrated by Michel Mulipola (Lift Education 2016)
  • Samoan Heroes, written by David Riley illustrated by Michel Mulipola (Reading Warrior 2015)
  • The Rules,,written by Maria Samuela illustrated by Michel Mulipola (Lift Education 2015)
  • ‘Frogs’, School Journal comic, written by Paul Mason illustrated by Michel Mulipola (Learning Media 2013)


  • Storylines Notable Book Award 2016 for Samoan Heroes
  • 2006 Gibson Award for Best New Zealand Comic Book Artist

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