Vancouver Mountain Majesty

Since I’m in Vancouver for the week, I’ve been thinking about my favorite Vancouverite cartoonist, Angela Melick of Wasted Talent!

Copyright Angela Melick

Copyright Angela Melick

This is kind of like New York last week, nasty winter suddenly giving way to mild spring…  Though we don’t have the same sort of majestic natural setting…  One stereotype I’ve formed about Vancouver thanks to Angela is the importance of extreme outdoor sports…  so will bust out my hiking boots!  Or walking boots at least…

Maybe she’s the only Vancouverite cartoonist I know, actually…  But you can see her depiction of her town by looking through her Vancouver tag!

Live-in Library

Who doesn’t want to be surrounded by books they love?  Actually, I’ve recently been meaning to minimize the books in my life…  Library card for infinite free borrowed books, not picking up free books even though librarians are free book magnets, etc…  But I get Angela Melick‘s obsession…  books are excellent decoration if nothing else!  😉

Talent Put to Good Use!

Wasted Talent job searchCopyright Angela Melick

Ironically, when I first blogged about Angela Melick‘s adorably chipper autobio webcomic Wasted Talent, that day’s update informed us she’d just lost her job…  But luckily, her latest “informational update” shows the successful fruits of the job search, so all is well again!

I’m trying to apply to jobs and internships for next semester en masse right about now, so I can relate to the frustration of the job search…  Another inspiring thing about Melick to me is that she has these really intense-sounding engineering jobs, but still makes time for her comics.  Gives me hope that I can juggle some sorta librarian position with art someday myself…

Start your Week with Wasted Talent

Mondays can be awful, but one bright side is that it’s when Angela Melick updates her adorable weekly hand-colored diary comic, Wasted Talent!  Angela works as an engineer and still finds time to make these lovely comics.  Expect cutesy observations about work, life with the hubby, friends, mountain biking, Vancouver, etc.  Today she gets back from a two-week hiatus while she went off to Peru, so it’s a good time to check her out!

Wasted TalentCopyright Angela Melick

In some blog news, I’m finally including the names of creators involved in all my Comics posts.  However, I seem to repeat cartoonists less often than composers, so none appear in that tag cloud to the right just yet.

That being said, I also added a new tag to highlight women making comics and (less often) opera, and that’s looking quite notable in the tag cloud!  I was inspired by some recent controversy over sexism in the nerd world, especially since there are so many female cartoonists that I love and feature here.  I’m hopeful that this kind of sexism isn’t as strong among indie and webcomics, but it’s still nice to have them all in one place, I guess…  It’ll come in handy come Women’s History Month    : P