MarPagel LLC

Marpagel sells pinback buttons, stickers and her children’s book McMurphy’s Law released in  May 2020. She offers custom buttons on her website for various occasions. Her ready-made buttons show her current series, Purrculiar Felines.

McMurphy’s Law


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A Children’s book based on a real animal that had resided at the Humane Society of Portage County (which 10% of profits of this product will go to)

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I am the author and illustrator of the book McMurphy’s Law. This story developed from my interest in animals and my love for illustration work. I’m always a big advocate for adopting animals instead of purchasing them from breeders because there are already so many animals that are already here that want and deserve homes.
The story is based on a real cat from the Humane Society of Portage County named McMurphy. Who arrived at the HSPC very late in his life (he was approximately 20 human years old) with the concern he had various illnesses, that he seemed to overcome with his wise eyes, so we thought “hey, he’s probably been through a lot, I wonder what those things were?” We worked together to figure out points that had to be true, like him being a farm cat, and that he loves dogs more than he likes cats.
The title McMurphy’s Law is a play on Murphy’s law which is an epigram that is typically stated as “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” I chose this mostly because of his name, and how it just looked like he had been through a lot when I met him. We could say that McMurphy’s Law is an epigram that we could state as “anything that may go wrong will go wrong, but you can overcome it.”

This bundle includes the book which is a 32-page hardcover 12in x 8 1/2in and 23 full-color illustrations and a bookmark with a random colored tail. (if you request a specific color These are the choices Light blue, Dark Blue, Green, Pink, and Red make sure to let me know in the note section when ordering!

10% of the profits from this gets donated to the Humane Society of Portage County.

**Deck of Cards is for size reference only**

Additional information

Weight .625 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 1 in


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MarPagel is a central Wisconsin who graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with a degree in Graphic Design. She wrote and illustrated a children’s book in her senior year and is now creating pinback buttons of her Purrculiar Felines series.

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