Sunday, December 26, 2010

New Editorial 'Toons for the Sovereign January 2011 Issue

I have a lot to learn about getting color artwork ready for reproduction, but a I am learning.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

SPX 2010

Here's Melvin at SPX in September 2010 holding up Papercutz Slices#1 with his creation in the double page spread of their new Harry Potty Graphic Novel.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Shmuck Comix No. 16 - Why Halloween is Better than Christmas

I kinda whipped this out last week and gave it away to the kids in the drive-through at "Burger Girl". They went nuts over it! I am convinced it's time to have a line of kid's comics!

New Editorial 'Toons for the Sovereign November Issue

The awesome guys at the Sovereign have reached new levels in production, newsprint is the best way to print comix.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Another Lesson Learned

Well, I almost did it again. I let somebody lead me along thinking I would have some money coming sometime. Although they never PROMISED to pay me, they kept hinting about financial backing, etc.. and mentioning getting me a scanner (mine is not compatible with my re-vamped kick-ass eMac). Recently they said they were gonna fly me to NYC to appear at a really (they are a non-profit organization, actually just two unemployed nuts driving around in a van) and play my song. I would have to miss 2 days, unpaid, of work to do that. I thought getting me a scanner and paying me a few bucks was a better way to spend the time and money going to NYC and back, fool a that I am, they said no So I respectfully quit.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Shmuck Comix No. 15, THE 24-HOUR COMIC for 2010

On Saturday, 10-2-10, at 845am, I started my second 24-hour comic. 23 hours and 58 minutes later it was done. Last year I took 25-1/2 ours! This years comic is a lot better than "The 24-Hour Melvin", from '09, and is a FAMILY FRIENDLY comic. Only a few of my 15 comix are for all-ages.

New Editorial 'Toons for the Sovereign

Not only has "The Sov" gotten INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION and been picked up by Books-A Million, they are now going to be archived at the University of Michigan Library Special Collection, and, most importantly, THEY ARE PRINTING MY CARTOONS LARGER! WOO-HOO!

Friday, August 13, 2010

"Toons for the Sovereign, Sept. 2010 issue

As much as I love my blog, nothing can beat ink on newsprint!

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Words of Wisdom

"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." Groucho Marx

Mr. Job Creation Part 3

Monday, August 02, 2010

More Good News for the Sovereign!

My 1st major client, the "The Sovereign" Newspaper is getting stronger, a new account in Wisconsin. The Southern Wisconsin News has placed an order for 150 copies. I better pitch my new Serialized Graphic Novel to them ASAP! Now to FINISH Mr. Job Creation Part 2.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New(ish) Commission

To be framed and displayed at Thomas Video in Royal Oak, MI ASAP. A full piece of illo board big, watercolor, watercolor pencils, markers. Thomas is the BEST video store in the Metro-Detroit area. SUPPORT YER LOCAL BUSINESS!

I used a digital camera for the 1st time photographing this, still getting used to it...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Why Haven't You Watched This AWESOME Movie?!?!?!?!

I still can't post links properly. Please cut and paste
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus trailer

Melvin's Studio, 7/10/10

The Fast-Food Funnies Blue Plate Special

The first four pages,,,

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Melvin Without Mel-Tones Live

THis day will be a good strip someday, in the meanwhile...

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Rejected T-Shirt Design

This was supposed to be the design for The Foundation for Job Creation comic, Mr. Job Creation. They rejected it, but I like it.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Introducing Mr. Job Creation

I was contacted recently by the Foundation for Job Creation and asked to develop a new strip for their efforts to get America back from a service based economy to a "making things" based economy. Having been downsized myself and badly needing the exposure, I jumped at the chance. This is the introductory strip. THOUSANDS of these were distributed during a rally on Wall St. recently!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

More Media For Melvin

Sorry, having trouble with"blogger" for reasons unknown.

I finally found the interview with yours truly from SPACE 2010!
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