Why "Wasted Talent"?
Because it's the story of my life. What art talent I have is wasted in my engineering career; but had I pursued art, I would have wasted my engineering talent!
I've been drawing comics in some form or another since I was in grade three. When I got to engineering school, it all had to be put on hold. In 2004, I started drawing stupid little comics on spare sheets of looseleaf... mostly to de-stress and make my friends laugh. Eventually, the "Wasted Talent" section of my binder was crowding out my other notes! I decided to scan them all and put them online, on a simple site Trevor made for me, so my friends still had a place to find them.
This site has been online since February 2005. As I kept putting my comics online throughout my schooling, it turned out that there were others who liked my silly stories! After I graduated, I decided to start putting actual effort into the strips, mostly for the readers who had been so kind to my terrible art and supportive throughout the years, but also because I had really come to enjoy sharing my silly stories. These days, I update weekly on an undetermined day. I draw my comic on bristol, ink with brushes and microns, and colour with marker. I hope you enjoy my wasted talent!
Angela "Jam" Melick
... was born in 1984. Her father is an engineer and her mother is an artist. She's been drawing and solving problems since forever, and she can't cope to part with either side of herself.