This basset grew a mustache for MOVEMBER

This basset grew a mustache for MOVEMBER

Henry the Basset always fancied himself a bit of a lad about town.
This fetching handlebar mustache which he grew especially for Movember
proves his point in a dashing yet incredibly attractive way.

Movember 2013 Basset Dog with handlebar mustache


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Cartoon illustration by Ian David Marsden
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The Hungarian Lodger (from ‘Marsden Manor’) – Vector Illustration / Character Design

The Hungarian Lodger (from ‘Marsden Manor’)
Vector Illustration / Character Design

Fez Man

Ian David Marsden

November is MOVEMBER – Don Quichote Illustration by Ian David Marsden

November is MOVEMBER - Don Quichote Illustration by Ian David Marsden

OK. Let’s face it. Even though I am a grown man I still can’t grow a decent mustache. It gets all curly and fuzzy, and frankly annoying as hell.

I tried it once, lost the few friends I had, had a strange dinner with only mustachioed men all staring at each other’s mustaches, almost divorced myself from myself and then shaved that sucker off with mucho gusto. It drove me crazy. It didn’t help that I looked like a Norwegian porn star, and not the good kind of Norwegian porn star I might add. Oh how I wish I could sport a little David Niven pencil mustache, even just for a good cause. But I will not subject the world to the hideousness that will never again be seen unless I am stranded on a desert island, in which case it doesn’t get seen either – except by my lover, the coconut head lady (even her mustache will be nicer than mine).

However I wholeheartedly support the concept, the idea and the cause, so here instead is my Movember Mustache Illustration.

More about Movember below.



Movember - Mustache Cartoon Illustration
(click on the above small image to see it in various sizes including ‘humongous’)


During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

Once registered at, men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember.

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My name is Ian Marsden and I am a professional independent Illustrator, Character Designer, Logo Designer, Flash Animator and Cartoonist.
I am highly experienced in creating custom characters, illustrations, comic strips, mascots and animated video and flash elements for use on websites or YouTube. My full resume and a partial client list can be viewed by clicking on this link.

References are available upon request. I am completely reliable and deadlines are always met. Please contact me directly to discuss your design and illustration needs. I look forward to hearing from you. [email protected]