About Me

Mel is a Filipina-Australian-American freelance illustrator and comic artist based in St Louis Missouri with her husband.

Some of her published works have been namely Fart School (Silver Sprocket), I LOVE SUZY (Tiny Splendor), North Bound (Burn All Books), Shit Dates, Broken Branches (Ripley Raccoon) and Flowery diary comics.

Mel's work focuses on cute curvy women, subtle humor, autobiographical themes and expressive visuals.

She also creates portraits, commissions and has a Patreon.

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    Strange requests

    I have asked Mel to make several portraits for me from a present for my gals groups incorporating mud, headbands and pups to a surprise Christmas present for my mom. She also created a portrait for two that
    never got to meet - great gram and her great grandson creating a family
    portrait as a memorial gift. From the colors on that portrait which needed to be specific to honor their culture to hiding a platypus in a photo Mel not only takes my strange requests in stride - she has fun with them! I love working with her because she listens, she creates with joy and she really captures the essence of people - some who are no longer with us even.

    Her communication is top-tier. She is quick and fun and responsive and just a joy to work with on anything. I absolutely love giving something special and personal as a gift and Mel's art is my favorite way to do
    that.



    Pleasure to work with

    It was an absolute pleasure to work with Mel. I have been wanting a
    portrait from her for so long and I just knew my partner would appreciate so much a family portrait of us w/ our dog & cat.

    He got a little teary when he opened it Christmas Day. Love keeping up with her Instagram, she is so fun and real with her content ♡ Thanks again Mel! ♡

    You won't regret it

    Mel is the one kindest and most talented people ever! I’ve gotten a couple of portraits done by her - one of my pup and I and one with my boyfriend. Both were amazing and I couldn’t be happier with them! The attention to detail is so great and she takes the time to send drafts to you so you can see the progress and you can make changes if you’d like.

    I’m so so happy that I went through with getting them. I hold both pieces near and dear to my heart!If anyone is on the fence about getting any kind of portrait drawn by Mel, I will tell you that I 100% recommend it. You won’t regret it!

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