Kris Mukai draws stuff

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Suuurrvey pics!

Survey is when everyone in my major (Communications Design i.e. advertising, graphic design, and illustration) displays everything they worked on over the past three months.

it's DAAANK.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


My fall term senior show is tomorrow! here is a sneak peek of what I'll be exhibiting... more photos when everything is hung...!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

peeing myself

AAAAAAAHHH The Static Fish crew and I just got an email from our awesome printer-liaison Michael Quinn with photos of the finished print of the next Static Fish issue, they look AMAZING. I cannot wait to get my hands on them and rub them all over my face.

Projected arrival date is Monday!!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

more riso projects

OK this art isn't mine, but I printed it~~~ It's the art of Maritsa Patrinos, she draws the web comic Seasonal Depression!

basically I am just trying to become really familiar with the risograph and practice using it a lot. for this book Maritsa wanted some sections in blue and some in purple, so the challenge for me was to make sure the pages and colors matched up back-to-back and color-to-color (since you can only print one color at a time on a risograph).

it went pretty smoothly! the book is about 24 pages so I thought it would take a long time and that I would mess up a lot of test pages, but actually it went a lot faster than I anticipated and with few scrapped paper.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

mini zine

Sometimes I have to take a break from drawing angry animals, and instead draw stressed out animals....

Here is a small zine of brush and ink cartoons in two colors, blue on one side and purple on the other. They are Risograph printed!

My favorite is the larger picture of the wolf brushing his teeth (i brush my teeth when i'm stressed out). Actually I'm always shocked when people call it a wolf since it was supposed to be a horse, but I didn't give it a mane or hooves so of course now it looks like a wolf!!!

About 20 were printed on pink card stock that you see in the corner of the first image. The card stock is too heavy to keep printing on though..really gave me a lot of trouble, it kept jamming the riso and then to fold it I had to score and double-fold all the folds, time-consuming! They look super good though...!!!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

more WIPS

verrryyyy small print I'm working on for an exchange folio with my classmates. This is Peter in his role as Eddie from the movie Funeral Parade of Roses. Funeral is a great, twisted movie about Japanese Queens in the 60s, lots of drama~~

you can see some mini books hiding underneath the print there... I made them to give out at the Brooklyn Comic and Graphic Festival tomorrow! (though there's only maybe 30 copies) I'll be volunteering... I'M SO NERVOUS.....

more photos of the mini zines after the show..~~
and I finished the tiger print! but forgot to get a photo, so that will be later this week...!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Today I printed! I'm pretty psyched that I was able to lay down all these colors in one go, woo! This is still unfinished since I am thinking of adding a red layer around his mouth. I'm also still not sure what to do about the eyes, my original intent was to draw them in with pencil, but I sort of like how they are looking now...

Thursday, November 25, 2010


attempting to blog more with in-progress pieces... can I follow through!? no idea. these are separations for a 3-color (or 4-color?) screenprint. hopefully I can put ink to paper this weekend!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

i play pokemon

Pokemon is the only videogame I play.

This is Ho-Oh, the legendary rainbow Pokemon! Ho-Oh is the only Pokemon that can hold the item 'Sacred Ash', it's a draw-string bag of ashes that heals your entire party. Instead of holding a lumpy bag, this Ho-Oh is holding a branch from an ash tree, hahaha!

anyway this is a medium screenprint, about 16"x21" printed on this interesting/annoying fabric-like rice paper. you can see that I still suck at registration.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

find your pack

This tiger really wants to hang out with these zebras, but he has no idea what he's doing. I feel like this a lottt.
Anyway, this is a 5-layer print with two split-fountains, my first split-fountain!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Salmon Days

When it's summer, this song is always running through my head: Do As Infinity - Summer Days
When I was younger I really disliked eating salmon, but this summer I became very interested in eating salmon whenever possible....a trend towards eating healthier? anyway, I really like summer, these cooler days are unsettling and I've already started coughing.

Picture Book Report

a little while back I was featured on Meg Hunt's sweet Picture Book Report project. The page is here and this is the book excerpt:

“I often crouched down and watched with bated breath as a scrap of paper or a leaf writhed and changed its shape within the flames. The bonfire reminded me of when I had seen my father’s bones at the crematorium, and as the sight had not alarmed me, I began to think about his bones every time we burned the leaves, rerunning the memory over and over again in my mine until my father’s bones gradually became divorced from other memories and simply remained a close and familiar thought.”

Thursday, September 9, 2010

MAGGOTS reprint

I reprinted copies of MAGGOTS this week. printed them in PURPLE from the sweet, sweet sweet risograph at my work place, so now they feel velvety and delicious and will get purple ink all over your fingers, you know you love it!!!!! Anyway I'll be selling these at the Small Press Expo this weekend along with my Static Fish and Slow Youth crew (it's like the same people, different name..) anyway, TABLE B9, GUYS. B9.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

smoke signals

These are submissions for Desert Island's Smoke Signal publication. The first comic was published in Issue 5 and I'm crossing my fingers that the second one will get into Issue 6. these comics are always super awkward to show people because everyone assumes that one of the bunnies is me and the other is my sister and that the stories are true and they actually aren't and you leave my sister out of it.

I made a grid for the second one, look at how much better it looks!! Hahahahah

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Even though I wouldn't describe myself as insectophobic, lately I've been having a lot of nightmares and paranoia about bugs.
This zine was made for the NY Mini Zine festival last Saturday, it was a fun event! It was very intimate, only about 20 people had tables so I got to chat it up with almost everyone. Andrew Hoepfner, Katie Haegle, Kenan Rubenstein, and Joseph Carlough's work particularly stood out to me.

sister of mine

Last month my sister was hit by a taxi while biking and broke her collar bone. She's completely fine now and back to her usual routine of working out all the time.
The last page was drawn by Tony Cudahy