Mel Stringer is a Freelance Illustrator and Visual Artist from Brisbane. She uses her pen and paper like a butterfly net to capture and document various things that happen in her life.
She is the author of the comic ‘Girlie Pains’ that appeared in the late RAVE magazine. Often she brings out a new self-published art zine full of her drawings, sketches and writings. She has worked with clients such as Frankie Magazine, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sony, Bonds, HOW Magazine, Finders Keepers, Stone and Wood, Mjolk Clothing, The Big Issue, VICE Magazine, Etsy, Ask Alice Stationery and more.
Mel is inspired by everything kawaii: food, baby animals, fashion, girls, old films, brats, babies, Japan, cooking, pastel colours, new and old cartoons, sisterhood, sassiness, mellow jazz, art zines/comics, sweet things, kooky stuff and whatever is cool.
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What's the most important object in your studio?
My couch. It helps me relax.
Paper or Plastic?
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
I want to have coffee with someone living.
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
Just being honest!
Favourite client so far?
Too many nice ones.
Favourite imaginary client?
The Amazing Holographic Puffy Glittery Shiny Sweet Sticker Company
How does your mother describe your profession?
She thinks I'm cool.
Coffee or tea?
Coffee if it's a strong puddle mixed with milk in the day. Tea if it's in the evening.
What's your earliest drawing memory?
Sitting next to my Dad while he worked on his newspaper comic strip and I drew and ruined his Artliner markers.
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
In the sun with something nice to eat and drink, checking my sites, writing notes. Feeling good.
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