My work has been collected largely in North America by individuals of every walk of life. With many more portrait commissions my style and workflow for that has streamlined. My long-awaited graphic novel, book one of Trinadot, is in the works with a release date sometime in 2023. If you are here to support me, become my patron on Patreon or buy a piece from my available body of work. Commissions are appreciated but extremely limited.
My first graphic novel, In the Hands of Boys, written by my mother, Janet Tangirala, won a Xeric Grant. I organized two issues of The Baltimore Time Travel Anthology and illustrated for Amazing Forest, 1001 Knights, and Corpus. I’ve exhibited on walls in Washington DC, Baltimore, Upstate New York, Brooklyn, Illinois, and LA. I have murals in the Maryland Science Center, Station North Arts District, and Ithaca.
“Melody was so pleasant to work with and proceeded to do awesome portraits of seven eight-year old girls. The way she connected with each girl was amazing as were the portraits. She was a delightful addition to the party and I highly recommend her. Both for her personal style and her work as an artist. She deserves more than five stars!!” -Linda Macaluso via Gigsalad, November 2018, Caricatures
“Melody prepared excellent sketches and renderings ahead of schedule, and adhered to all of the guidelines put out by the City. In addition, when another artist backed out of the project mid-way through, Melody absorbed that artists portion of the work, and doubled the number of mini-murals she was creating. It is not any artist who can perform and produce high quality artwork in public view, let alone during a very hot, very populated street festival in the middle of July. Melody did so without issue, spending extra hours to make sure each site was prepared, mural completed to the top quality, and then sealed for protection. Throughout the weekend, the beauty and quality of her work attracted the attention of on-lookers and fans who would sometimes decide to stop and chat with her for hours. Melody conversed with these folks in a friendly manner and never once complained about the process or circumstances. Beyond her friendly disposition, the style and quality of her artwork is generally inviting and attractive to the general public.” -Ryan Patterson, Public Art Administrator, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, 2015 Artscape Festival, Storm Drain Murals
“A fresh, gorgeous and unique voice that stands out in the testosterone-flooded field of American comics. … combin[ing] the best of Eastern and Western traditions of sequential storytelling.” -Jose Villarubia, Colorist & Professor, Commenting on In the Hands of Boys, Illustrated Comic
“[Her] artwork is a joy to look at… alternating between both rich and subdued colors and an attractive visual style. Shadows are used sparingly, and only seem to exist to emphasize emotion… the pinnacle of the collection.” -Kevin Murray, Review on Popimage of “The Coupling” in Young Bottoms in Love, Illustrated Comic
“[Her] artwork is reminiscent of manga, European artists, and the expressionism one finds in great animation.” -Filip Sablik, Review in Previews of In the Hands of Boys, Illustrated Comic