In 2016, I decided I wanted to make a comic book - greatly underestimating the work and ability required to do so. However, I began the journey and, through patience and practice, began publishing my first comic online, CATFISH
From there, I set out to produce a print version and released the first issue of CATFISH in print in early 2020 with consecutive issues to be released later this year. My ultimate goal with this project is to release an entire 180+ page collected volume.
I also produce stand alone illustrations that have a comic art aesthetic. I love black and white line art and using pen and ink techniques to create value and depth in my images.
As a comic artist, I enjoy the process of sequential art and telling stories through imagery. I find that the beauty of creating stand alone illustrations is that I can convey a story and emotion from a single image rather than a group of images as I would when planning comic panels. When creating illustrations,  I like to imagine myself as part of the "scene" and create my own back story of sorts to help me create a piece that evokes emotion. 

Feel free to contact me for any reason regarding my work.  Just fill out the form below and I will get back to you ASAP.

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Mel attended college at Allegany College of Maryland and graduated with two degrees (one in Applied Technical Studies and another in Multimedia Technology). She received a Certificate in Graphic Design along with a Letter of Recognition in Photography.  
Her past work includes logos, business cards, and brochures for small local businesses as well as some interpretive design work for Lens Creek Studios (an exhibition design and fabrication company).

Copyright 2019 Mel McKenzie

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