Making Things


The art blog of Melissa Mariko Kieselburg.
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some robo

Hey, I finally finished my last backer reward illustration, so I figured I’d post all the ones that haven’t been on my blog yet. 

Here’s a link to my webstore where you can buy my book also:


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The library robot seems to be a fan favorite, despite only being in one panel, so I really wanted to draw it again. 8 days left to fund my Kickstarter campaign! $40 or more will get you a 9”x12” gouache illustration like this one ($10 for a 4”x6” illustration, $15 for a copy of the book).

More Kickstarter reward art! Some examples of 9”x12” illustrations in the $40 tier. (Note: the greys and blacks are actually a little bit sparkly. Actually, all the colors in the top one are a bit sparkly.) 

Thanks everyone who has already pledged/shared! I’m at 24%, let’s keep it up!

Working on some of the reward art for my Kickstarter campaign.  A pledge of $10 or more will get you a shiny 4x6 illustation like these! (And they are literally shiny, that is some sparkly silver gouache) Oh, and if you happen to have your eye on one of these in parlicular, go ahead and send me a message to claim one after you’ve made your pledge.

Hey everyone, I just launched the Kickstarter for the print run of my comic Edit! Check it out if you like comics, robots, or comics about robots. I appreciate any support you can give, even if it’s just sharing this link. Thanks!

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New cover art! I’m finally putting together a print run for this project, Kickstarter campaign is forthcoming. If all goes well, I’ll have books ready for Autoptic. It’ll be a bit of a time crunch, but so far it looks doable, so I’m gonna go for it.

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space robo

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Oh yeah, so I’m done with this comic now, aside from lettering, which will hopefully be done tonight. Just thought I’d share some bits since I’ve got it scanned now. I don’t know if I’ll upload the whole thing once it’s all done and together, or just select pages or panels or what. But here’s a panel from my first page.

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I just wanna paint robots, but I still have so many backgrounds to do.

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Currently my favorite page.

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Haven’t posted in awhile, so I thought I’d share some progress.

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Paint study/promo image for Edit. Definitely need to do more environment studies and get a better handle on that neutral gray #3.

New character designs for Whys.

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Thumbnails/sketches for my senior project.