Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Desk Shot 12-30-09

finished inking a page of Stretch of the Imagination today, and starting on another. Pretty soon I'll have to start the finished artwork for the READING WITH PICTURES anthology, which means I'll be setting this aside for a week or so.

I'm learning how I'm approaching this as I go. Most (97%) of the b&w line-work will be traditional, with the other 3% being mostly borders and text I didn't want to fudge with in brush. I am using a gel pen as well, but due to the drying time it needs I only use it on the areas that really need a hard-straight-edge.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

deskshot 12/17/09

I figure, "Kevin Mellon does these all the time, seems like fun, why not." So here is a deskshot of a page I'm inking on my massive light table/layout table. The pencils were done digitally, and the inking will be done mostly in brush with a little office max gel pen mixed in.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Act-I-Vate Experience

The ACT-I-VATE Experience from Carlos Molina on Vimeo.

Just finished watching it, and I haven't been this jazzed to get to work in a long time. I've been excited about web-comics for a long time... now it's like my head wants to explode with candy and streamers flying out.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thumbnail for RWP anthology

Looks like I'll probably be doing a story for the READING WITH PICTURES benefit anthology. Figured I would show folks a thumbnail of a page from my story.

still playing with the dialogue, so thought balloons and captions are just hints at the moment.

Monday, December 7, 2009


I'm in competition over at ZUDA again, and this time it's with my buddy, Josh Hechinger. Our story is THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS or THAW... a horror/mystery mix that is free to read, cuz we like you that much.

If you like it... or even if you just like us (I'm not a proud man), then give us a vote. I've copied and pasted Josh's instructions on signing up and voting (this bit also contains info about a contest we're running).

So, the Zuda contest relies on votes. Not unlike American Idol, actually. And if we win, we get to do the comic as an ongoing series that we get paid for and everything. Which would be great, I tell you what.

So, here’s what we need from you:

1) Go to

2) Either sign in, or make a new account at

2a) If you’re signing up, just fill out all the required (red asterisk) fields.

3) Go back to once you have an account, and sign in.

4) Go to:

5) Click the button marked “Favorite” on the sidebar.

6) Click Five Stars on the “Rate this Comic” section, also on the sidebar.

7) Finally, click the big “Vote!” button; again, right column. That, Favorites, and the Rating all count towards our winning the contest.

8) Feel free to leave a comment as well. I don’t know if it counts for anything, we just like hearing from folks.

Actually, wait, speaking of comments: we’re also running a little side contest. Basically, whoever gets the most votes for us gets drawn into the series as a victim of the ghost.

First prize is that and a copy of the Eisner and Harvey Awards-winning anthology Comic Book Tattoo, signed by me and John (we were both in it). Second prize is just you being in the comic.

So if you get other people to vote on our behalf, make sure they leave a comment saying it was you who got them to do it.

Hope you enjoy it, and THANK YOU!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

couple O' sketches

did these between working on other things over my thanksgiving travels.