Thursday, September 4, 2014

Meet Melissa Pagluica at Creative Women Mini-Con 2014

Melissa Pagluica is the gifted storyteller and artist behind Above the Clouds, a "'silent comic' about a girl, a broken heart, and an unfinished story" (Source: A StoryforgeProductions.com interview).

Melissa has worked the comic conventions circuit, including San Diego Comic-Con, Stocktoncon, Big Wow ComicFest, and Wizard World Sacramento. She's been featured on Comic Book Resources, Comics Bulletin, Bleeding Cool, Capital Public Radio (article | interview), Geek Life (podcast at Pandamanga), and Sacramento's own Junior & Leo Show.

Melissa is 'primarily a digital artist but has a background working with mix media.' She's worked with musicians, video game developers, and comic book studios.


Her recent variant cover portfolio includes 2014's Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy, and Adventure Time: Flip Side #5 Variants for Boom! Studios. Recently, in collaboration with Sacramento's 916 Ink, Melissa drew a comic book story written by grade-schooler Araya Hamilton.

"I draw a lot of inspiration from fairy tales, Norse mythology, and as a kid growing up... magical girl power," says Pagluica.

And the fact is, her works have inspired us. We're excited and proud to have her return to Creative Women Mini-Con.

Creative Women Mini-Con
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.
An Empire's Comics Vault production (map)

View Creative Women Mini-Con's complete line up.