He is a Filipino freelance artist. He does illustrations, comics, visual arts, designs, murals and caricatures. His independent comics Baboy, Dogstyle and MLU won as Best Entry at Komikons Comics Creation Contest on 2008-2009. His Comics Mukat, Baboy and MLU also won as Best grassroot on Komikon awards, 2011.
Mel is a graduate of Industrial Education major in Drafting Technology. Mel uses different styles of illustrations to fit the need of clients. He can draw well traditionally and digitally on his works. He recently published his independent comic book anthology “Lingon” a collection of his short stories from the past to present. He is also the creator of #cheesyfit booklet, a collection of cheesy one-liner and Pick-up lines.
Mel is very active on local and some international comics conventions. He frequents Komikon and Komiket and some appearances on comics related events in the Philippines. He is also participating regulary on Biskeg Artist Collective a Pangasinan Artist group on their arts activities in the Province of Pangasinan and Metro Manila. Every year, his group Pangalatoons, a comics group of Pangasinense comics creators publishes “Sikami” a Comic Anthology.
Mel’s dream is to be recognized as one of the great artists in the Philippines. He is presently doing freelance works for both local and international clients. He is also collaborating with local comics creators for comics projects.
Feel free to contact Mel for commissions.