Saturday, May 24, 2008

Back from the dead


Holy crap in a hat, it has been way too long since my last post and I apologize. School was just way to crazy for my liking, BUT I managed to finish my senior project film, 'A Romance In Graphite', and once I get it on the film fest scene, I will make it available for some web viewing goodness. Although the insanity of school was difficult to bare, it was all worth it in the end because it landed me a super wicked job at House of Cool in Toronto. It is totally awesome there and the people I get to work with are overwhelmingly talented. And now I can put their link on my blog without looking like a totally obsessive fan girl.
Because I started work so shortly after school ended, I haven't had much Mel time, so I haven't managed to generate much original work, but here's a little something I did after I completed my film and before school ended. As you may have guessed by now, I heart dogs.

36 comments:

Cooked Art said...

Heh, nicely done Mel.

Evan Bonifacio said...

Sweeeeetness.. liking the look of the border collie.

congrats on the job at house of cool!!

amir avni said...

The house just got cooler

Joe Karg said...

MEL!!!! I've missed your posts so much. Good to have you back.

Peace,
Joe

Mitch K said...

Haha Your sausage dog is awesome. I love stubby little legs!

I've been in the House of Cool ONCE, and only once. It looked like one heck of a place to work. The exposed bricks in that building make my heart sweat with delight. SO: GOOD JOB.. getting a job there! :D

Howard Shum said...

Nice dogs. Congratulations on the new gig! Send me an e-mail if you're interested in doing a pinup for my new comic Hyperkinetic.

Eric Orchard said...

Great stuff Mel! I'm really excited to see your film!

Cooked Art said...

Lol Mel...

I use a blog (rss) reader, and I sit at a computer all day... so it told me the minute you updated your blog.

Urban Barbarian said...

Perfection. Why are you so good? It annoys me!

Sorrentino said...

These are great! Seems like you've been busy, thats always good! Good luck!!

messytimbo said...

wonderful dogs, these look like the kind that may "crap in a hat" :)

thanks for the comment.

it's great that you got a job right out of school, thats so cool! your film must have been good! arrrh i wanna see it now, when can i see it? put it up for all to view :)

Marcelo Braga said...
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Marcelo Braga said...

Just adding to your descriptionf: You draw Real Nice for a living... I just found your blog and I think it;s great.

Amanda said...

Melllll! Congratulations on the job! Your film was definitely one of my favorite and probably the sweetest one this year. I awed a lot.

Adorable dogs too <3

Dapper Dan said...

NICE, love the dog designs. That Pug is very cute. Congrats on the gig too. Glad to hear it's a good studio. Is it new? In ON too?

bog_art said...

Thanks for your comment my friend.. and well.. we all are really busy sometimes.. we will wait your "A Romance In Graphite'" =)

Alina Chau said...

Nice characters!

Antonio Fernandez said...

Thanks for your comment Mel.
The dogs are very nice.
I had worked in cartoons for a ten years and this is a good work.

Salutes

Bryan Wynia said...

Congrats! Looks like a fun place. Nice dogs as well. Always enjoy your work.

Edo Avenir said...

These dogs remind me of ppl from animation lol. The most obvious one to me is the Vlad looking one. How's house o' cool treatin ya?

Fabian Dores Pais said...

hey Mel, thanks for visiting, keep uploading more, I like your characters design, congratulation.

Boris said...

Aweosme Mel! and congratulations!
Amanda and I have thought about applying there for internships, so who knows, maybe we'll be co-workers next year.

Mark said...

Nice Dogs Mel.. But wheres Vida?? She told me she wanted to be in this group shot but you left her out?? LOL Nice post.

C.B. Canga said...

nice blog you've got her. like your style. much respect.

Matthew Kalinauskas said...

Hey Mel,

I updated some stuff... I think you'll like it :)... oh and your stuff looks cool too!

Just kidding, it's da best!

-Matt

GhettoFab said...

those are brilliant designs! congrats on the gig. man oh man thats oh so cool!

Marcos Mateu said...

Mel, I specially love the second to the right, I would like to know what he is thinking!

Andre Barnwell said...

The one that resembles vlad is my favourite.

Juanma said...

Alo, hola no sabia que trabajabas en house of cool
debes conocer entonces a lubomir

Pete Emslie said...

Ditto what Amanda said - your film was one of my favourites this year too. Simple, yet so delightful.

I'm very happy to hear you got picked up by House of Cool. Here's to the start of a long and successful career! But please drop into Sheridan to say hello to us old farts from time to time, okay Mel? :)

Mauro said...

Congratulations for your art! Really good lines, ill be visiting!

Mauro

Heidi Smith said...

These dogs are really cute, I like the first one on the left!

Gerald said...

Man, I totally dig your dog designs!

Nelson Luty said...

Muy Bueno lo que haces,estan geniales

Nelson Luty said...

very Great

Mark McDonnell said...

Great designs,

MAC