February 10, 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.




Panel of the Day II

This is a good example of one of my favorite parts of doing this project. Taking something that I was never happy with both conceptually and artistically and having the time and experience to clarify the thought. I wrote OINK when I was very young, I hadn't really experienced very much and so I knew very little about loss and grief. Conceptually the idea of this sequence was OINK standing before god and being judged. I think I really hadn't given God much thought at the time at 22 to really see him the way I wanted OINK to see him. I love the way the final sequence came out, and it's one of my favorite moments in the new book.


The difference between these panels pretty much sums up the overall changes with the new edition. I feel with the new book I pulled it all together into a seamless experience for a reader of words and pictures...I hope you will agree.

John Mueller