Charles P. A. Melville
|Charles P. A. Melville|
|Other names||Chuck Melville, CPAM|
|Date of death||August 20, 2022|
|Profession or hobby||Furry author, artist|
Charles P. A. Melville, better known as Chuck Melville and CPAM, was an American furry author and artist who lived in Seattle, Washington, USA.
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 story – Riding 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.
- ConFurence - 1992(*)
- Conifur Northwest - 2003(*)
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.
- ↑ Chuck Melville 8/20/2022 post by artist Mel White on Fur Affinity. Retrieved August 22, 2022.
- Charles P. A. Melville on Fur Affinity
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- Chuck Melville on Patreon
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