Melinda Tracy Boyce is a 26 year old comic artist living in Austin, TX. She paints diary comics, does commissioned portraits and is working on the serialized comic "Batcave Beach".

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Colorful Portraits only $50 a head!
You just email me a photo of yourself (or someone else) you’d like painted, a la melinda, and you’ll have an art piece you can keep forever! It could make a great gift or a facebook, blog or tumblr profile pic that really stands out! (USA Shipping Included)

If you've enjoyed reading my comics and have a little extra money to throw my way, I'd greatly appreciate it. I am a young, unemployed artist living in the city trying to scrape up rent money every month (no guilt trips here...), so any money you could donate would be great. If you have 10$ or more to send my way, I'll make it worth your while! Include your shipping address and I'll send you a small drawing or piece of art...each one will be unique. Thanks everyone!

My Links:
Batcave Beach
Gingham Ghost (Tumblr)
Aaron Whitaker

Links I Love
Tugboat Press
Vanessa Davis
American Elf
Erik Moore
Virginia Payne
Nate Beaty
Alec Longstreth


Send emails to melindatracy1(at)

I do freelance work!

11 Responses to “Contact”

  • Nicole:

    Hi Melinda! Your work couldn’t be any cuter! I’d like to get portraits done of my family – four of us, parents and two little girls. I was thinking I could send you our pics and you could do four separate ones – how large are 30 dollar ones?

    OR how large can you go? Could you put us all together in a photo if we sent you photos of us – even if we werent all together in a photo? HOw much would that be – for a very large size, like 16×20?

    Thank you!

  • serena:

    Hi Melinda,
    I just wanted to say I love your work. I wish I could donate some money to you, because I totally know how you feel. I am struggling art student, and I know once I get my degree it will still be impossible to get an income. I post your stuff on my tumblr sometimes and link to your website to try and spread the word about you. My birthday is in a couple of months so maybe if I am good, someone will buy me one of your books (although the ones I like are out of stock right now!) I hope your holidays are nice!
    Take care,

  • Melinda:

    Wow…thanks so much Serena. That’s really nice to hear. I really appreciate the promotion, and i’m sorry about the books not being in stock! Once i’m not flat broke I hope to reprint “Okay?, Okay!”, although I’m not sure if “Scarface” will make the cut. Seriously though, thanks for the encouraging words…they mean a lot.

  • SCOTT:

    Your work is amazing. “BSFS” will haunt me for some time. I’d like to know more about it….or did I not check the site thoroughly enough for the info?

  • Kevin:

    Hey, I love your comics. You’re so frickin’ good!

  • Regina:

    I found one of your drawings on tumblr and immediately became a fan of your journal. It made me do a few of my own and theyre really great fun exercises. I live in San Antonio, Texas but my sisters live in Austin. We go back and forth a lot. If you haven’t already been, I have to say the two places (since we were tiny kids) we’ve never missed going to are TOY JOY and MOMOKOS BUBBLE TEA. If you haven’t already been to either of these places you really should. I never get tired of going to either one. Momokos is the original Austin Bubble Tea Shop. They have the most AMAZING Rice Balls and sell lots of cute Japanese things. Try the Peach Spice bubble tea. Its my favorite. Just thought I’d let you know. Lemme know how you like it. :) I think we’ll be in town later this month to catch Joanna Newsom at the Paramount Theater and will of course, stop at both of these places. Cheers!


  • Melinda:

    Thanks Regina!
    When I read this last night, Aaron and I immediately remembered “Oh yeah! Toy Joy!”. We’ve gotten suggestions to go there before, but you reminded us, so…..we went! It was SO cool! Thanks so much for the suggestion, and I will have to try Momokos, because I do love me some good bubble tea.

  • Jennifer Cruz:

    By the blessing of the comic gods I found your work! Love Okay!Okay? & purchased AOA yesterday at Domy. Cute, and amazing work. Way to be an inspiration!

  • Collin Cannon:

    Dear melinda,
    as crazy as it may sound, it almost seams that your comics are very accurate depictions of a relationship i had a year ago. its scary cuz your cartoon depiction of yourself looks kinda like her. i just found your comic today, and i havent quite stopped crying yet. just wanted to say, you’ve done a great job at this, and keep up the good work! <-this is what i mean by close resemblance. i usually have a beard :P

  • Melinda:

    Thanks so much…I hope the comics don’t make you too sad!

  • Brandy:

    I don’t know you in the slightest, but I’m sitting here drawing in my cubicle when I should be working. I just wanted to say that I like your drawings, and good luck tonight. I just got the Domy email stating that you’re having your ultimate coming out art party. Be sure to wear your matching set of undies and bra. All art debutantes know it’s a must. I guess. I’m just going with it.

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