MELLON

I do Storyboards for Archer on FX.
I make comic books for myself.

Atlanta by way of Kansas City.

Suicide Sisters vol. 1 Available Now.

ROZ KIRBY: Have you been satisfied with what you’ve done?

KIRBY: Have I been satisfied with what I’ve done?

GROTH: Yeah.

KIRBY: If I’ve done it myself, I’ve always been satisfied. If somebody interfered, it always created a bad period in my life.

GROTH: What was the most creatively rewarding period in your career?

KIRBY: I believe when I was given full rein on The New Gods. I was given full rein on The New Gods, and I was given full rein on Mr. Miracle. Mr. Miracle was a fine strip. I was given full rein on many other strips, which sold extremely well and made me very happy. I was happy doing them because as a professional, you’ve got to take the credit for it, or you’ve got to take the, beating for it. I don’t like to take a beating without being responsible.


GROTH: You don’t want to take somebody else’s beating.

KIRBY: I don’t want to take somebody else’s beating. That makes me unhappy. So right now, I can tell you, I’m a happy man because whatever I’m doing, I do for myself and I do a little creating here and there for others, and they work out very well. I feel like an independent man, and I am. This is the kind of feeling I always wanted. You can rarely get that… Well, I could rarely get that in the early part of my life.

GROTH: I think most people can rarely get that. You have to fight for it.

KIRBY: Yes.

Suicide Sisters Volume 2, issue 1 thumbnails.
Slow going, but it is going.

Suicide Sisters Volume 2, issue 1 thumbnails.

Slow going, but it is going.

Quick doodle between boards.

Quick doodle between boards.

New sketchbook doodles.

New sketchbook doodles.

Kitsune’s Tale.

Kitsune’s Tale.

WIP Wednesday and Kevin Mellon

by autodesk-sketchbook

Got a WIP to share? Let’s see it!

The August Hero Challenge is almost over - and there are hardly have any entries! Augh! I know designing dresses might be out of your comfort zone, but I’d love to see you try!

:devkevinmellon: has some awesome tutorials to show you how to use the new features in SketchBook Pro 7. Check them out! I think there’s some tricks that could help you design your dress.

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jakewyattriot:

I apologize as this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, or passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

More thumbnailing #suicidesisters

More thumbnailing #suicidesisters

punkstormrocks:

mellon:

Mohawk Storm (nycc 2012)

Scored this from Kevin at Heroes Con 2014! Super nice guy and incredible artist! Check out his book, Suicide Sisters!

punkstormrocks:

mellon:

Mohawk Storm (nycc 2012)

Scored this from Kevin at Heroes Con 2014! Super nice guy and incredible artist! Check out his book, Suicide Sisters!
Script doodles to layout.

Script doodles to layout.