Melissa Mendes

Melissa Mendes was born and raised in Western MA. In 2010, after graduating from the Center for Cartoon Studies, she won a Xeric award to self-publish her book Freddy Stories. Since then, she’s worked with Anne Elizabeth Moore on Threadbare and Harvey and Me, published a graphic novel called Lou, and is now working on an epic family saga called The Weight, based on her late grandfather’s life. You can see more of her work at mmmendes.com.  

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