PEPE MELAN lives in southern California and has worked as a freelance artist since 1987. He describes his style as mix of grit, surrealism, and urban art. Over the years his talent has earned him credit on among other things, the cartoon P.J. Funny Bunny and as a graphic designer for the musical artist Prince. Pepe's work continues to be enjoyed on everything from children's books to CD covers. Currently, he is working on expanding his company Unique Realm by producing the supernatural comic book series TALES OF BLOOD & FIRE along with other comic book series in development.