Blogging...Studio Visit with Mel Kadel & Travis Millard

Blogging...Studio Visit with Mel Kadel & Travis Millard

Grace Shu
Feb 19, 2009

Two of our favorite LA-based artists recently gave a tour of their shared art studio/home located in the hills of Echo Park over at popular art site, Fecal Face. Talk about history--these cabins were once backdrops to Ernest Hemingway, Ayn Rand, the Hells Angels, Steely Dan, and Charles Bukowski. Mel and Travis' cabin is a great example of a free-wheeling creative environment, full of personality. A few more photos after the jump...


While Mel and Travis' home may not have any trendy furniture or any of the usual styles that are often featured on AT, I love that their home is pure reflection of who they are and their passion for their art. My only disappointment is that Travis shaved off the moustache he was growing a few years back (seriously, that thing had a life of its own).

The kitchen came from a...stage coach?

Living room area with a vintage fireplace. One of Travis' pieces hangs on the wall.

Their bulletin board holds their own drawings, photos, and notes.

Another work area.

More of Travis' work.

Check out the rest of the studio visit over at Fecal Face. To see more work by Mel Kadel, check out her site melkadel.com; and Travis Millard's Fudge Factory Comics.

[ Photos by John Trippe from Fecal Face ]

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