Mr Mummific appeared on my sketch pad one day when I was taking a break from writing an essay for my Certificate in Egyptology studies at the University of Manchester. A little cheeky mummy figure with a rather high opinion of himself. He told me all sorts of things about life in ancient Egypt to put on my website www.ancientegypt101.com, and I was never quite sure if he was pulling my leg or not. So I decided to write both his version and the facts-only version of all he told me.
And then he decided to write a book. He wanted to tell the story how he became a mummy, He thought it beneath his status as a king to act as a mere scribe, so he graciously appointed me to do the writing. And the artwork as well. He told me all about how he was made into a mummy, and I drew 80 illustrations for the book. Yes, with all the details of slitting, gutting, wrapping and burying the king that would become Mr Mummific.