NEWS

August 31, 2014
THAT'LL BE THE DAY
A whole bunch of new work posted throughout the site including my finished portrait of PeggySue Suicide. If it's your first time visiting take a look around and explore. So over summer and ready for winter! Hello soy pumpkin spice lattes, cold weather and horror movies - how I've missed you so. I've finished all my commissions and am free if anyone would like to hire me to draw something. Drawings make great Christmas gifts...just sayin'. If not I'll continue to draw all the stuff I think is cool and share it with the world (even though I'm pretty sure my mom's the only one who likes my art...). Been listening to a lot of Top 40 pop stuff and This Wild Life. Lots of shows coming up so if you see me out and about in LA say hi! As usual you can stalk me on all the major social networks (links above). Now excuse me while I recover from this in 'N Out food coma and watch really bad 90's soap operas on YouTube.

June 13, 2014

SHE'S GOT A MINOR THREAT SHIRT AND A RAD TATTOO
Man I didn't realize I've gone this long without updating the news on this site, I'm sorry! If you want constant updates be sure to follow my Instagram and Blog. I've updated here with a lot of new work in every section so be sure to browse around. Can't believe Comic Con is only a month away! Oy vey!! Working on something really cool - let's just say Winter is Coming. Honestly have been listening to a lot of country, Say Anything and well Backstreet Boys lol. I have no shame! Oh yeah I forgot to mini The Lost Boys mini print and Cas sticker are now available in my Etsy shop so be sure to pick those up!! Super affordable I promise. Thank you to everyone who continues to support me and my work even when I doubt myself - it means the world to me! I'll try to post before SDCC and I will probably have some stuff on me if you can find me and are interested.

December 3, 2013
I LIKE THE WAY YOU WORK IT
Hey guys, I'm up for Best Article for my Relient K interview for the HM Awards! You can vote once a day so you should go over there and vote for me pretty please ;) Link ~~>Click here.

September 16, 2013
COME ON LET'S GO!
A big thank you to everyone that came out to the 1st annual Exceptional Ability Awards last night. A bigger thank you to everyone who stopped by and bought a print, poster, or just said hi! It was nice meeting all of you!! I put a whole bunch of stuff up around the site in both the Design and Illustration sections so take a look. I also have some left over posters from last night as well as new Gremlin and pug buttons up in the store now! You can check those out in my Etsy shop here. As always, to keep up to date please follow me on my social networks as sometimes I post things on there that I don't post on my site. Been listening to the new Perma single on repeat like crazy. Also spinning lots of Candy Hearts, Real Friends, Save Ferris and Girl in a Coma.

August 6, 2013
I DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT MY BAD REPUTATION
Hit Girl mini prints are now up in the store! Get yours now for only $2!!!

June 10, 2013
IT LIVES, IT BREATHES
Just put up a whole bunch of new pieces in both the Illustration and Design sections. You can check out new logos, web stuff and drawings.

April 20, 2013
WHAT COULD BE
New site and layouts with lots of updates.

February 20, 2013
I HAZ BUTTONS!!!!!!
I now have buttons for sale at my store. Pick one up pretty please?!


January 8, 2013
BEGIN AGAIN
Hope everyone had a good New Year's! I'm excited for the stuff coming up for me - new projects, new environments, new journeys - some I can't announce just yet! I am excited to say I'm now a part of Exceptional Ability Entertainment and am stoked to work with those guys over there! I have a new commissioned Boba Fett piece up in Illustration as well as some more designs and stuff. Been listening to a lot of Girl In A Coma, The Lumineers, The Runaways and The Starting Line. Currently checking out the new Blink ep while I type this. Here's to 2013 and all the excitement that's to come!


December 5, 2012
SOMETIMES WE TAKE CHANCES, SOMETIMES WE TAKE PILLS
Just put lots of new and old art up on the site so feel free to look around! It was a really rough November and I'm glad it's over. Been keeping myself busy making stuff. Hope to share it with everyone as each piece is finished. Adding new sections to the site too so look out for that! Don't forget you can click on the store link and buy some stuff! I'll give you brownies if you do! Been watching tons of Dexter while I work and listening to a lot of FOB, T Swizzle, Finch and Adele.


November 21, 2012
WILL SOMEONE PLEASE STEP UP TO THE PLATE?!
Starting tomorrow at 9am PST to Friday at 9pm PST all orders made in my Etsy store will ship free!. Use code: TDAY2012
Orders will ship starting Monday, Nov. 26th!


November 2, 2012
PUMPED UP KICKS
Tomorrow I will be a part of a Dia de los Muertos themed group show at DR96 Gallery in Gardena, CA. The address is 1510 W. 135th St. Stop by and say hi if you're in the area. Two new pieces will be on display and I will also have some new mini prints available for purchase.

I'll have some new stuff on the site in the next couple of weeks!


August 23, 2012
SUMMER OF '98
If you haven't already noticed, I now have a store link up where you can buy some of my prints. Keep checking back as I'll be adding new items in the future. and if you feel like, pick up a print or two!


July 9, 2012
IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
Well it's almost that time again! Comic Con is coming in just a few days. I am super excited to be selling some of my prints this year at the Geekscape Booth (#3919)!!! I will also be signing the limited edition posters I did for Geekscape from 1pm-2pm on Sunday at their booth. I've updated my site with a few new logo designs and some new illustrations. Any prints left over from Comic Con can be purchased on my new webstore I'm launching after this weekend! Hope all is well and if you're in San Diego this weekend come say hi!


July 1, 2012
YUP
Excited to announce that I will have some of my work available for purchase at Comic Con in a few weeks!!!!! I will be at the Geekscape booth #3919 and will be doing a signing on Sunday! Make sure to pick up a limited edition poster officially made for Geekscape at Comic Con by me as well!


June 16, 2012
I'M GETTING BETTER AT FIGHTING THE FUTURE
I've been working on quite a few things as of lately - some which are almost done and some that still have a long way to go. But I wanted to let you all know I've posted some old fan art up on my FB page and Tumblr if you'd like to check it out! You can find the links to these on my About page.


April 22, 2012
DON'T HATE ME FOREVER, I'M BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
Ahhhhhhhhh! I can't believe it's been this long since I've updated the website. I'm sorry. I really thought it wasn't that much time that has gone by. Anyways as you can see I've changed the layout a little bit of the site and there are a few new pieces up. I've been working like crazy and am ready to put up some more new art soon. Went to WonderCon and Monsterpalooza recently and seen a lot of rad art and met a lot of cool people. I can only hope one day I can have my art there. Getting ready for a trip to the East Coast in July that I'm super stoked on! Got a bird....sometimes he likes to wake me up when I'm not ready to get up - I like sleep. Been listening to lots of Mxpx, The Band Perry and....wait for it.....country music! GASP! I know. I told you I really do like all kinds of music. Anyways just wanted to check in and let you know I haz a new layout. Gotta get back to work and turn into a zombie.


December 3, 2011
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES THIS DIFFERENCE IN AGE MAKE?

So excited to say I've FINALLY finished the coloring on my old Shaun of the Dead piece!!!! Check it out in the Illustration section. I have another piece I'm currently working on that's almost finished and should hopefully be up this month. The Christmas cards with my "OH" drawing should be coming in soon too so when those do I will post pictures of them so be sure to check my blog regularly. It's been really cold and windy lately in CA and I've been busy with all kinds of projects that I can't wait till Christmas when I can finally take a mini vacation! Been listening to lots of old Brand New, New Found Glory and Top 40 music. Hope everyone's December's going well so far! Will post another update soon.


November 5, 2011
I'LL SEND THIS MESSAGE THROUGH THE SPEAKERS
It's been forever since I've updated and I apologize. I've been super busy beyond belief! As you can see though, I've changed the layout a little! I promise promise promise I am in the process of updating the site with new work! Lots of cool things I was lucky enough to be a part of and want to share with you all. Look for another update on here some time this week, but in the meantime if you wanna know the happenings of my every day life check the blog. Be back soon!!


July 29, 2011
YOU CAN'T FORGET THE MONSTERS IN YOUR BED
I know, I haven't updated in forever! Sowwies :( A lot has happened in the last few months including my birthday a few days ago! Working on a whole bunch of new stuff that I hope to have up soon. Also, expect a newly designed site in the future! Just wanted to check in though and let you all know I'm still alive (for those who care...which I only think is my mom, dog and maybe 1 or 2 random people who stalk me) and still making art! Been listening to lots of The Summer Set, Blake Shelton (yeah I know, blame The Voice), Cameron Mitchell (again with those music TV shows! But I mean come one, have you seen Cameron?! Swoon. <3 All my ladies know what I'm talking about. And if Cameron's not your cup of tea then I suggest drooling over Damian because who doesn't love a boy with an accent!?!!!), Sex Pistols, and ohemgee I cannot get that one Hot Chelle Rae song out of my head!....I woke up with a strange tattoo Not sure how I got it, not a dollar in my pocket And it kinda looks just like you Mixed with Zach Galifianakis. Well I better get back to work so until then....


May 31, 2011
AND TODAY WAS A DAY JUST LIKE ANY OTHER

The New Found Glory comic is now up in the Illusration section. Yay! I don't know if all the guys have seen it, but I know Chad has and he told me liked it! There's also something up in the Design section and a picture up in the Media section of a friend who got a tattoo of one of my drawings!!??!! It's pretty sweet so check it out yo. The SOD piece is coming along and I hope to have it done before summer. Been working on a lot of design stuff lately, hardly no time for drawing. Got a sweet care package from Man Overboard in the mail the other day with a whole bunch of cool merch and the shirts I designed for them. Been to shows here and there, and when I'm not stalking Andrew McMahon with my best friend I'm working. Listening to a lot of Mew, Muse, Max Bemis, Man Overboard - whoa with the M's! K well I gotta get back to returning emails. I'll be back soon!


April 18, 2011
AT LEAST I'M NOT AS SAD AS I USED TO BE
Wow, I didn't realize it's been that long since I've updated! I'm sorry. I completely made up for the past few months though by putting up a lot of old and new pieces. Doh! I just realized as I'm typing this that I forgot to put up the New Found Glory comic!! Sigh. Oh well, it'll get up eventually. Like I was saying though, lots of new and old stuff so just take a look around. Still drawing (for myself) any chance I get so I hope to have a lot of new illustrations up this year. Be sure to check my blog frequently as I update that almost daily. Lots and lots of Suburban Legends, Melee, You Me & Everyone We Know, Nightmares For A Week and I Call Fives have been blasting through my speakers lately. Oh and Steel Train! <3 Until next time....


January 26, 2011
WE'VE ALL GOT OUR JUNK AND MY JUNK IS YOU
The Man Overboard shirt is now up in the design section! And don't forget you can still buy it at their webstore. There's also a new illustration up based on The Movielife songs so be sure to check that out. I'm almost done with the New Found Glory comic so I will post that up sometime in the next few weeks. Been listening to lots of Wavves, Stay Ahead Of The Weather, Save Ends, The Promise Ring and Refused. If you want to know what's contantly going on in my head then follow my blog. You can find it by clicking the link above. Gonna try to post 1 new piece a month if not more. Until then Skins (Amercian version) sucks, I want Effy back, stoked for April and Scream 4, and might be heading out to music video shoot early next month. Oh and I'm obsessed with the Spring Awakening soundtrack!! <3


December 9, 2010
MY HEART CAVES IN WHEN I LOOK AT YOU
I know I know I haven't updated in a while, but I have an excuse! Besides being super busy my internet was down for a while (and it drove me completely insane. I don't wish this upon anyone lol) which is why I haven't posted any new works. But now I'm back online, and well I'm still not quite yet posting new works, but I wanted to tell you guys that the shirt I designed for New Jersey band Man Overboard is now up for sale on their webstore. You can check it out here. I'm super stoked on this being that MO is one of my favorite bands. I may not be the greatest artist and my work may not be up in galleries or people may not know who I am, but I love what I do when I get to do it. Be sure to buy the MO shirt, and if you do, send me a picture of you wearing it!
melissa@melissasanchezart.com


October 21, 2010
I DON'T THINK THAT I HAVE GOT THE STOMACH TO STOMACH CALLING YOU TODAY
New stuff in the Illustration and Design section. Sorry I don't have time to write anything lengthy. Working on lots of new stuff. Listening to lots of Balance and Composure, La Dispute, Touche Amore, Saves the Day, The Wonder Years, Four Year Strong, Say Anything. New Valencia album is amazing! Go pick it up. I'll update more soon!


September 9, 2010
YOU DON'T DO IT ON PURPOSE BUT YOU MAKE ME SHAKE
I know I haven't updated the site in forever with new work, I apologize. The last couple of weeks have been really busy for me. I spent a week in August following around Something Corporate on their reunion tour. 2 states + 6 shows + 8 days + my friend Chelsea and I = good times! I even got to show Andrew my tattoo (inspired by his lyrics for "Swim") so that was cool. One of the highlights of the week is we got to go to an after party and ran into Tommy Lee! Totally had an Almost Famous moment, you know, thinking you're super cool when you know you're really not that cool. Yeah. Once all that calmed down I began my super huge stack of work (which still seems like it hasn't shrunk) that included some logo designs, clothing and art prints. I also was inspired by the 3G art show going on at Gallery 1988 in L.A. right now to do my own ode to the classics. I just really wanted an excuse to draw some gremlins, that and I knew my friend Mitchell and Charlie would be the only other people as stoked as I would be to see the finished results! So you can peep those in the illustration section of the site. I didn't have a time to do a Goonies inspired print which I was pretty bummed about, but fear not, I promise I will return to the oh so amazing genre of 80's horror for future prints. I already have some ideas in my head for an epic homage to The Monster Squad! (Just thinking about it is making me nerd out!) Updated the links section of the site too with a few new ones so you can go bug my friends. Been listening to lots of Something Corporate (obviously), Man Overboard, I Call Fives, VersaEmerge, We Are The In Crowd and watching wayyyyyy too much Veronica Mars. Feel free to stalk me on any of the social networks I belong to, I enjoy hearing what people think about my art ya know so don't be shy, say yo.


July 31, 2010
I'M WRITING YOU A CHORUS AND HERE IS YOUR VERSE
Busy last couple of weeks. Comic Con was great as always! Got to hang out with some of my favorite dudes Brian Ewing and Jermaine Rogers for a little bit! Go check out their artwork if you don't know who they are. They're huge inspirations of mine and awesome guys for letting me bug them all the time! As always, those few days in San Diego left my wallet empty and I didn't even buy half of what I wanted. Checked out some cool panels (Always Sunny was amazing!) and hung out with some good friends. Then as soon as all that craziness was over, the fun continued with my birthday!!! To say I'm exhausted is an undertatement. During all this I did manage to do a simple illustration that you can all see now. Though it was finished last week, I decided to wait until today to put it up because today is the 1 year anniversary of my website! Happy Birthday www.melissasanchezart.com!! Small changes to the site for the occasion, nothing too big. Been listening to a lot of With The Punches, The Crosstown Rivalry, Four Year Strong and The Unlovables. I'll be at Warped Tour in Pomona in a couple of weeks so come say hi if you spot me in the pit or something. Hopefully I'll be working on a bunch of new projects soon that I can share with you guys. Thanks to the 4 people who check this site occassionally, you mean the world to me <3 Until then...


July 3, 2010
ON THE FOURTH DAY OF JULY, DEEP IN SUMMER'S EYE
Hello all. So I did a T-shirt design that I tweeted about a couple of weeks ago that I've yet to put up on the site. I apologize. I left the files on my work comp so come next week I'll grab those and throw them on here. I also was lucky enough to do another gig poster, this time for Unwritten Law. I'm pretty stoked about that! Listened to a lot of Nofx and Home Grown (That's Business era) while working on this. The show's tonight so if you're in the So. Cal area you should go! I would love to be there but unfortunately I had prior committments and I will be at Hootenanny today. Actually on my way as soon as I finish typing this. Gonna see Old 97's, Chuck Berry, and Jerry Lee Lewis! Excited!! The last thing is if you noticed I put a blog link on my page. Seems like everyone's about Tumblr nowadays. I've had one for a while but I was really bad at updating it. I decided to jump back on and post regularly. It's not all necessarily about my art, its more of stuff I'm into and me ranting about music. I will though post art related stuff. So if you're bored or wanna stalk me and know what I'm thinking then check out my blog at http://musicislove.tumblr.com or just click on the Blog link on this page yo! Go listen to Thrice, Alkaline Trio, and Four Year Strong 'cuz that's who I've been listening to lately. Have a Happy 4th! Till next time....


June 17, 2010
I'M SICK OF YOUR TATTOOS, AND THE WAY YOU DON'T APPRECIATE BRAND NEW, OR MAE

I'm stoked that I can finally announce that I just finished a poster for Authority Zero & AMI Productions. You can check it out under the Gig Posters section of the site. I listened to a lot of Finch while working on this. Not sure if this was because I was in a Finch mood, or because I was drawing birds like crazy and well, a finch is a bird. Anyways, I'm super excited about the poster. There's also a new logo I designed in the Design section. I should have a few more new things up by this weekend. Brand New (YFW era), Living With Lions and Senses Fail have been taking over my headphones, as well as New Years Day. Go listen to their song "Mrdr"!!!!


May 31, 2010
SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT
There is a new drawing up in the Illustration section. It's sort of a self portrait except for the fact that it looks nothing like me! I guess it's more of a representation of all my favorite bands/all the bands that made a difference or had some sort of impact in my life. There's actually A LOT MORE but I couldn't fit all of them into one drawing! Anyways I hope you like it. I'm hoping to be posting more new stuff here in the upcoming months. Been listening to a lot of Balance and Composure, La Dispute, Polar Beat Club and Heatmiser, as well as Allison Weiss, so you should check them out. Hope you all have a great Memorial Day! I'm off to San Diego for the day. Go play "Say It Like You Mean It" by The Starting Line today - good summer music.

May 7, 2010
POP ROCKS
I realllllllyyyyy suck at updating this so it's probably best to follow me on Twitter (@Melissa_Art) to keep up to date with stuff. I promise I am working on new stuff - I just haven't had time to finish things because I have what many artists know as a "day job" - gotta pay the bills! Anyways, I'm putting the finishing touches on a Movielife inspired tattoo for my friend so I'm stoked about it! Still haven't finished the NFG comic - it's taking a lot out of me on that one hah! As far as illustration goes, I've done some sketching here and there, and worked on a few personal pieces that I don't think I'll be putting up on the site. Don't take it personal though, I'm not showing anyone! Except maybeeee my dog. In the Design world though I've been pumping out stuff left and right - though that's because it has to do with my day job. At least it keeps me busy. Still going to shows when I get a chance. Been listening to a LOT of The Spill Canvas and The Wonder Years! Other than that nothing much going on. Comic Con soon!!! Stoked. Until then....

March 23, 2010
CRASHING PARTIES
So there's a couple new pieces up in the Illustration, Design and Misc sections. I've been working on a lot of web stuff lately so I really haven't had time to draw. I'm trying really hard to finish that New Found Glory comic. It looks so cool, I can't wait to show you guys!
Melissa


February 24, 2010
YEAH YEAH YEAH.
Took forever but the site is finally up. Nothing special, just a simple layout to showcase my work. Lots of new things coming in the next few months! Enjoy for now.
Melissa