Birthday: June 23
From: California

Tools:
-Procreate on a iPad Pro 12.9" with an Apple Pencil
-Clip Studio Paint EX on a XP-Pen 22R Pro Tablet Monitor

Favorite Art Supplies:
Copic Markers & Multiliners, Sakura Micron Pens, Dr. PH Martins Concentrated Watercolors, Fabre Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils

"Wait... I gotta talk about myself...?"

Melissa McCommon is a freelance artist with a Degree in Illustration and Graphic Design, a certified Copic instructor, and has over 12 years of experience as a professional freelance illustrator and comic creator.

 

Melissa has worked on a number of projects for companies, and most notably providing coloring assistance for the middle school aged graphic novels by Svetlana Chmakova, including the Eisner nominated “Awkward”, “Brave”, Eisner nominated “Crush”, “Diary”, and “The Weirn Books Vol. 1 Be Warry of the Silent Woods”. She gained local fame in 2019 when she created the mascots Rosie, Manny, and Adriane the cow for Vaca-Con; the first pop culture convention Melissa helped establish in her hometown of Vacaville, CA.

 

When not working on freelance, Melissa can be found working on her own projects, such as her webcomic “Epic Chaos!”, and her Patreon only autobiographical series “Confessions of a Comic Artist”. Besides her obsession with all things comics and art supplies, Melissa enjoys fruity teas, cats, and going to conventions.


She is a proud scale mom to a crested gecko named Pita, two ball pythons named Precious & Skully, and has recently gotten into collecting isopods.


You can follow her online at @ArtByMelissaM

Bibliography

Self-Published Work

  • “Random Facts About Crested Geckos Zine” ; self published in print April 2023
  • “Epic Chaos! Vol. 1” ; self published in print September 2022
  • “Do You Spice? A Zine About Spicing Your Food” ; self published in print April 2023
  • “Oodles of D&D Doodles: Inktober 2019”; self published in print November 2019
  • “Oodles of D&D Doodles: Sketchtember 2019”; self published in print October 2019
  • “Non-Sequential Vol.1. Oodles of Doodles By Melissa McCommon”; self published in print July 2019
  • “Epic Chaos! Chapter 4: Two Of A Kind”; self published in print in  2015
  • “Epic Chaos! Chapter 3: The Mysterious Mark”; self published in print in  2014
  • “Epic Chaos! Chapter 2: A Lot Of Questions And No Answers”; self published in print in  2013
  • “Epic Chaos! Chapter 1: The Commission”; self published in print in  2012
  • “Epic Chaos!”, started publishing on smackjeeves.com and deviantart.com in August 2011
  • “Carnation”; self published in print 2011
  •  “Guardian”; Independent story that won 2nd place in the SacAnime Winter 2011 Manga Contest

Work For Hire

  • “The Weirn Books, Vol. 1. Be Wary of the Silent Woods” by Svetlana Chmakova; Published by Yen Press in July 2019 (Coloring Assistant)
  • “Diary” by Svetlana Chmakova; Published by Yen Press in October 2019 (Coloring Assistant)
  • “Crush” by Svetlana Chmakova; Published by Yen Press in October 2018 (Coloring Assistant)
  • “Brave” by Svetlana Chmakova; Published by Yen Press in May 2017 (Coloring Assistant)
  • “Awkward” by Svetlana Chmakova; Published by Yen Press in May 2017 (Coloring Assistant)
  • “Comics Vs Manga Volume 1” by Jason Dube; Published by Scattered Comics in 2012 (Hired for a comic in the book)
  • “Caffeine Poisoned Series 2 Issue #1” Written by Jason Dube; Published by Scattered Comics in 2012 (Artist for the book)

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