About the Creature Before You
Melissa Louise is a small sea creature native to California. She attended the graduate writing program at the California College of the Arts and can now call herself a MASTER of Fine Arts. Her poetry and creative non-fiction tend to revolve around her obsession with the ocean, her awkward childhood, and a wide variety of melancholy topics.
Melissa also loves to make things. As the EmoSeal, she sews plush creatures, does silly drawings, binds books by hand, makes comics, screenprints, and takes up any other craft she gets the chance to try out.
When she's not properly occupied, Melissa can be found laughing too much, trying to convince someone that right now is the perfect time for breakfast foods, or singing to her succulents. Her fondness for bright colors, strange monsters, and the tendency to stick out her tongue were inherited directly from her father.
Melissa is a Dark/Water-type Pokemon.
Some cool accomplishments:
Featured reader for ABBW's "Through the Concrete: Poetry Inspired by the Bay Bridge 25" reading, the Nomadic Press Get Lit Series, the "Make it So: Sci-Fi Reading" at Scarlet City, One Lone Pear Tree, and The Grinder Series
Published on the Samizdat Literary Journal website and Vol. 2 of their print journal
Part of the Plush Stories show at Grumpy Bert's New York shop/ art gallery
Created plush fan art of Finchy from the IGN UK Let's Play series Prepare To Try, created by the now-independent RKG Video. He has regularly been featured in videos and taken along on travels. Also created the art for the first official PTT merch - the Slug Life shirt, available as a limited run on Everpress.com
Featured in D-Piddy's San Diego Comic-Con 2017 cosplay round-up video
Guested on the SomeGoodShows podcast The Video Game Robot Show in the episode "Civilization: Amazon Prime"