February 05, 2015

BIG PIG INK, LLC was founded in 2014 by John & Heather Mueller. 

We created BIG PIG INK with the belief that people of all walks of life are at their best when they are truly independent. This means we steer the ship of our own little empire (be it ever so humble). Our goals are simple to build a sustainable business making the art and products that we love and want to share with the world.

John Mueller is an illustrator and  game developer he is the creator of OINK and the video game BEDLAM (both shipping in 2015). OINK is John's creator owned series of graphic novels released in the 90's, now once again in early 2015 OINK will be on book shelves with a completely new vision of the story that put him on the map. This new edition  brings all of Mueller's experience to bear on a 120pg TPB and Hardcover. John spent 5 years working on this new edition which he describes as 'The most Epic thing I've ever done." He was a pioneer in the field of digital art, and has worked with some of the biggest studios in game development. He likes making cool stuff and plans to do that until his hands and his brain are no longer responsive.

Heather Mueller keeps the lights running at BPI. She is the heart of the operation and makes sure every package gets to you in a timely fashion. Prior to her role as General Manager at BPI Heather worked for Johnson & Johnson for 14 years where she helped manage studies for the FDA in clinical research. She is one of the most organized and lovely people planet Earth has ever known.





I am starting my 100 SHIRTS Campaign to raise awareness about my 100% creator owned book OINK. There are two goals- The first is obvious, promote OINK! A hero for the downtrodden fighting dogma and toxic ideology at every opportunity! The second and maybe more important is to raise capital to create merchandise that I can bring to shows and grow this little business so I can make more books the way I want. My hope is that this is really a beginning of something much larger, and you can be part of that story. Selling books is hard but the one thing I know to be true is everyone dislikes being naked and shirtless in public...it's a fact!  I have a modest goal with a clear vision of how to grow my little empire but...who knows. If we sell 200, 400, 1000 shirts! What then? MORE BOOKS! Less people being NAKED?!

I have two shirts available at the moment which you can purchase directly through my store (that little button up top)


So what else do we have planned? One of the things I’m MOST excited about is to have a Cast statue that the amazing Francesco  Fabiani who spent most of last year making all the  materials to make the OINK statue, but it will be expensive to mass-produce, but possible with your help. He's invested his time and the expense of producing the original sculpture. I'm going to find a way to make it happen. You can help by picking up a a shirt!

This is a great way to support independent artists. I’m running a small business, making art driven books, if you want to see me make more books like OINK a simple T-Shirt is the BEST way you can support that effort, buy one for a friend and tell them that wearing it makes them a patron of the arts and less naked...because it totally does! 

This is mostly your fault anyway, all your 'liking' and 'following' me, it's got my head all big thinking I might be able to actually make a living from this. It’s because of you that I believe this is even possible! You gave me the spark which started this fire! Let it burn!

John Mueller

Austin, TX