Charles P. A. Melville

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Cover to Zu #15, featuring Felicia

Charles "Chuck" P. A. Melville is a furry author and artist. From 1998-2004, he also served on Conifur's staff as head of the convention’s dealers den. Over the years he has contributed to several APAs and fanzines, including Ink Spots, Q, Gallery, Ever-Changing Palace, and Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe. He was a guest of honor at ConFurence 3 (1992), and at Conifur 2003.

Chuck self-published Champion Of Katara in 1986, first becoming involved with furry fandom upon joining Rowrbrazzle in 1987. In 1991 he moved from Rochester, NY to Seattle, WA, becoming a part of MU Press, first as co-editor (and co-creator) of The Furkindred: A Shared World with Edd Vick, and then from 1993–1997 as editor of MU’s anthropomorphic books, such as Zu, Cyberkitties, Fangs of K'aath, and Corus. He also contributed short stories to some of the titles.

Chuck was nominated several times for an Ursa Major Award; first in 2002 for best illustration – the cover of Wild Kingdom #13 – and once in 2003 for best short story – "Riding The Lady" in Tales Of The Tai-Pan #33. In 2004, two of his self-published novelettes - "Felicia And The Dreaded Book Of Un" and "Felicia And The Tailcutter’s Curse" - were nominated for best short story; the latter won. Felicia, a supporting character from the Champion of Katara stories, was previously the protagonist of a long-running serial in Rowrbrazzle, subsequently collected in MU Press's graphic novel Felicia: Melari's Wish.

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[edit] Partial bibliography

[edit] Comics

  • Champion Of Katara (Crack O’Dawn; 1 issue)
  • Champion Of Katara (MU Press; 2 issues)
  • Champion of Katara: Dum-Dums & Dragons (MU Press; 3 issues)
  • Cyberkitties: “First Byte” (story by Paul Kidd; Cyberkitties #1; MU Press)
  • "A Fast Buck (Trying To Make A Little Doe)" (Art by Harrison Wood; Wild! #11; MU Press)
  • Felicia: "Deception" Mythagoras #1 (1989)
  • Felicia: Melari’s Wish (graphic novel; MU Press)
  • Felicia: "Rotten In The Stars" (Art by Bill Schmickle; ZU #13; MU Press)
  • Felicia: "A Bedtime Story" (Art by Bill Schmickle; ZU #14; MU Press)
  • Felicia: "Curse Of The Re-Possessed" (Art by Bill Schmickle; ZU #15; MU Press)
  • Felicia: "What Good Is Magic?" Furrlough #184; Radio Comix)
  • Felicia: "Day Of The Nibblies" Furrlough #185; Radio Comix)
  • Felicia: "The Vixen's Ears" Furrlough #186; Radio Comix)
  • Felicia: "The Bodyguard" Furrlough #187; Radio Comix)
  • Felicia: "Favors" Furrlough #188; Radio Comix)
  • Felicia: "Greymalkin Pass" Furrlough #189; Radio Comix)
  • "Lassie, Come" (Art by Urthwyse & Mike Butem; Wild Kingdom #4; MU Press)
  • "Payment In Full!" (Art by Joe Hu; Wild Kingdom #5; MU Press)
  • "The Pride Of The Serenghetti!" (Art by Richard Takagawa; Wild Kingdom]#8; MU Press)
  • Princess Karanam And The Djinn Of The Green Jug (adapted from "Fangs of K'aath" by Paul Kidd; inks by Marc Schirmeister and Mike Raabe; MU Press)
  • "Rick Redoubtable, Spook Evicter!" (Wild Kingdom #13; MU Press)
  • "SIM" (Skunk; MU Press)
  • "Stars & Stripes: Beans, Beans, The Musical Fruit" (In The Zone; Shanda Fantasy Arts)
  • "A Felicia Theriopanagram" (written by Fred Patten; Furrlough # 90; Radio Comix)
  • "Through The Net" (story by Fred Patten; Furrlough #74; Radio Comix)
  • A Whisper Of Wings: "Shadarii" (story by Paul Kidd; inks by Adrian Kleinbergen; ZU #13; MU Press)
  • The Furkindred
    • Furkindred: A Shared World
    • "The Furkindred" (art by Tom Milliorn)
  • "City" (prose story – illustrated by Roberta Gregory)
  • "The Power Of History" (art by Tom Verre)
  • "Wanting More Than Earth And Sky"
  • Furkindred: Otter Madness
  • "Wanting More Than Earth And Sky" (revised)
  • "The Claws Of Fear" (prose story)
  • Furkindred: Renewal Of Porpoise
  • "A Day At The Wire"
  • "Eat The Sky" (prose story – illustrated by Terrie Smith)
  • "Furkindred: Mercy To The Cubs" (prose story – originally published in Yarf # 37; reprinted in Best Of Show, published by Sofawolf Press, 2004)

[edit] Covers

  • Champion Of Katara #1 (Crack o’Dawn)
  • Champion Of Katara #2 (MU Press)
  • Champion Of Katara: Dum-Dums & Dragons #’s 1 – 3 (MU Press)
  • Felicia: Melari’s Wish GN (MU Press)
  • Princess Karanam And The Djinn Of The Green Jug (MU Press)
  • Rhudiprrt, Prince Of Fur #6 (MU Press)
  • Wild Kingdom #13 (MU Press) – nominated for Ursa Major award for Best Illustration, 2002
  • Wild! #11 (MU Press)
  • ZU #13 (MU Press)

[edit] Fanzines

[edit] Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe

[edit] Prose stories

Also, covers for issue #'s 9, 14, 16, 19, 28, 45

[edit] Illustrations for

[edit] Comic pages

  • no. 17: "And Now For Something Completely Different…" (dialogued by Jeffery Young)
  • no. 37: "Invasion Of The Iktome"

[edit] Books

  • "Felicia And The Dreaded Book Of Un" (self-published; 2004) – nominated for Ursa Major award, best short story, 2004
  • "Felicia And The Tailcutter’s Curse" (self-published; 2004) – winner of Ursa Major award, best short story, 2004
  • "Felicia And The Wrath Of The Elder Glops" (self-published; 2006) – nominated for Ursa Major award, best short story, 2006
  • "Felicia And The Cult Of The Rubber Nose" (self-published; 2007)
  • "Felicia And The Border Collie Patrol" (self-published; 2008)
  • "The Vixen Sorceress" (self-published; 2009)

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