Charles P. A. Melville

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Charles P. A. Melville
Charles P. A. Melville photo.jpg
Other names Chuck Melville, CPAM
Date of death August 20, 2022
Profession or hobby Furry author, artist
Cover to Zu #15, featuring Felicia

Charles P. A. Melville, better known as Chuck Melville and CPAM, was an American furry author and artist who lived in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Fandom involvemnent[edit]

Charles Melville first became involved with furry fandom upon joining Rowrbrazzle in 1987. From 1998-2004, Charles Melville served on Conifur's staff as head of the convention’s dealers den. He was a guest of honor at ConFurence 3 (1992), and at Conifur Northwest 2003.

In 1991 he moved from Rochester, New York to Seattle, Washington, becoming a part of comic publisher 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.


Charles 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 storyRiding The Lady in Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe #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; with the latter winning. 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.

Convention attendance[edit]

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Charles self-published Champion Of Katara in 1986. Over the years he has contributed to several APAs and fanzines, including Ink Spots, Q, Gallery, The Ever-Changing Palace, and Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe.


Main article: Charles P. A. Melville (Bibliography)


Charles Melville passed away on August 20, 2022, at 3:45 PM PT, from cancer.[1]


  1. Chuck Melville 8/20/2022 post by artist Mel White on Fur Affinity. Retrieved August 22, 2022.

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Contributors and members of Rowrbrazzle
Permanent Honorary Members
Ken Sample (1988 - onwards) · Fred Patten (2006 - onwards) · Marc Schirmeister ( ? - onwards)
Juan Alfonso · Robert Alley · Kaijima Appleseed · Kjartan "Karno" Arnorsson · Mark D. Ashworth · James Edward Babcock · Donna Barr · Greg Bear  · Mitch Beiro · James W. 'Tibo' Birdsall · James L. Brandt · Charles Brubaker · Andrea Cavallaro · Michael Campbell · Dan Canaan · Robert Carspecken · Jack Cavanaugh · Richard Chandler · Jimmy Chin  · Don Chisholm · Steve Corbett · John Cosgriff · Mike Curtis (often with Carole Curtis)  · Darin C. Davis  · Bernard Doove · David DuPerre · Eric Elliott  · Will Faust  · Timothy Fay · Bill Fitts · Dan Flahive  · Bill Fortier  · Brad W. Foster  · Mark Freid  · Jason "Jagafeh" Gaffney  · Carl Gafford  · Charles Garofalo · Roz Gibson · Sara K. Gray  · Jim Groat · William Earl Haskell · Robert S. Haynie Jr. · Cathy Hill  · Robert Hill · Garret Ho  · Tracy Horton · Zephery Hughes · Jenner · Mike Kazaleh · Shawn Keller · Mike Kelly · Steve Kerry · Paul Kidd · Kris Kreutzman · Dave Kuhn · Tom Linehan · Monika Livingstone · Scott Malcomson · Steve Martin · Jed Gary Martinez · Michael-Scot McMurry · Chuck Melville · Mark Merlino · Karl F. Meyers · Noah Miller · Tom Milliorn · Rusty Mills · Rudy Minger · Carolyn Mitchell · Wayne Modjeski · Jeremy Morales · J.P. Morgan · Phil Morrissey · Cindy Murata · Lex Nakashima · Per Okerstrom · Rod O'Riley · Tom Owens · Michael Oxley · Valerio Pastore · Roy D. Pounds II · James "Q" Price · Betty Roget · Melody Rondeau · Lance Rund · Stan Sakai · Chris Sanders · Chris Sawyer · Lou Scarborough · M. Schaefer · Steven F. Scharff · David Schneberger · Bob Scott · Axel Shaikman · Jay Shell · Ted Sheppard · James Smith · Terrie Smith · Wolf Smith · Chris Sobieniak  · John Speidel  · Mark Stanley · Joe Strike · Peter Stoller · Michael J. Susko Jr. · Henry Thiel · G. W. Thomas · Marc S. Tucker · Tom Verre · Diana Vick · Edd Vick · Mark Wallace · Wendell Washer · Taral Wayne · Deal Whitley · Colleen Winters · Jeff Wood · Zjonni
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