Melinda is a cartoonist and painter living in Los Angeles. She is the author of the comic series, "The Melinderly", and the owner of print & stationary company, Cactus Club.

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Great Gift for any Kitchen!

Check out my awesome “Veg Seasonality” print from my Etsy shop! The perfect gift to hang in any kitchen! For a limited time i’m offering 10% off all my prints with the coupon code: CHRISTMASCACTUS.

All my pieces are professionally printed on sturdy watercolor paper and will fit in any standard 11” x 14” frame.

Whale Sandwich Print!

Looking for a great holiday gift? Why not an awesome “Whale Sandwich” print from my Etsy shop? For a limited time i’m offering 10% off all my prints with the coupon code: CHRISTMASCACTUS.

All my pieces are professionally printed on sturdy watercolor paper and will fit in any standard 11” x 14” frame.

Bacon Social.

Hey guys! Tonight at 7pm till late Aaron and I will be showing our art at the BACON SOCIAL! There will be free bacon, drinks, bands and rad art to buy! What more could you ask for on a saturday night? If you’re in the LA area you should totally check it out. I’ll have my paintings from Nature club up as well as some comics and prints to sell. See you there!

Unsolved Mysteries Preview!

Hey guys,
There’s a preview of my comic I did for the “Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends: a collection of unsolved mysteries” anthology coming out from Hic & Hoc Publications up on! Check it out, and get that book in February when it comes out! It’ll be featuring Aaron Whitaker, William Cardini and Sam Spina as well so you know it’ll be AWESOME!

New Prints for Sale!

Hey guys! If you don’t live in Austin and can’t make to Paper Party to buy my art, I just set up an Etsy shop with my new prints for sale! We’re moving in 13 days, so now would be a great time to buy! Check them out at my Etsy shop!

Nature Club!

I have an amazing friend named Glade.

She is the definition of a rad lady. In addition to her badass handmade cards (you can see them here), she recently opened up an AMAZING shop within Domy Books in Austin called Paper Party.

Paper Party sells the cutest gifts, stationary, and party supplies in Austin. You need to check out her store if you haven’t been!

My show “Nature Club” is hanging there from now until October 18th! It’s my first solo show, and I was so happy to paint my heart out this past few months. You can see all my paintings and a price list here. Most of these paintings are much bigger than anything i’ve done before, so there’s lots of little details that I had fun with! Check them out!

The opening for the show was last weekend. I had such a great time…here are some pics I snapped!

In other news…

Yes, it’s true. We’re gettin’ out of Austin, and our next home will be in LA. We’re actually moving in 2 weeks, which is pretty stressful, but I think it’ll be great.

That said, anyone with any LA advice? Places to live, work, eat, shop? I’ll be looking for a waitressing job to start with, but my dream day job is to work on storyboarding for an animated show…so if anyone knows of any leads, hit me up:!

Where have I been?

Hey Everyone!
Soooo…as some of you may have noticed, it’s been forever since I posted here. I have been busy, busy, busy the last couple of months, and unfortunately my diary comics have been something that I haven’t had time for recently.

I will start posting them again soon, I promise!

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been busy at work putting out my first full color, subscription based quarterly comic “The Melinderly”!

It was funded through Kickstarter, and it is my most rewarding project to date! Most of the comics are autobiographical, but i’m branching into some fiction too…and none of them will be posted online, so your only opportunity to see these will be to buy a subscription of “The Melinderly”. A subscription costs only $40 for 4 issues (a full year) of “The Melinderly”, which you can buy HERE! I think those of you who enjoy seeing my comics on this site will love being able to actually hold them in your hands even more!

Here are a couple preview pages (pardon the crappy pics):

Stumptown Comic Fest in Portland, OR

I’ll be in Portland, OR for the STUMPTOWN COMIC FEST this weekend with Aaron Whitaker. We’d love for you to come say hi.

We’ll have copies of:
– The Melinderly #1 (brand new!)
– The City Troll (brand new!)
– AOA #1
– Awkward Quarterly #2 (brand new!)
– Awkward Quarterly #1
– Future Ghost

The Melinderly / Vortex #2 Release Party!

Hey y’all! I am super proud and excited to announce that the release party for ‘The Melinderly’ is tomorrow night, Wednesday April 25th at Domy books!!!  I am joining forces with the extremely talented and wonderful William Cardini (one of my favorite Austinites) to simultaneously present our new comics together at a fun party!  Cardini is debuting his new comic Vortex #2, an amazing sci-fi comic.  We’ll be doing an awesome comics reading with visuals, and FREE BEER!  Oh yeah!!!  So if anyone lives in Austin, loves comics and wants to have fun on a Wednesday, please come and check it out!

p.s. also, if you want to pick up your copy of ‘The Melinderly #1′ hot off the presses tomorrow night, you TOTALLY SHOULD!

p.p.s. and ALSO, we got this nice little write up on!

Domy Books

913 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702

7-9 pm

Wednesday, April 25th

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