Biography: Jim Mellett
For most Pittsburghers, the Immaculate Reception is the biggest scene in sports history. For James Mellett, it's about the size of a postage stamp. Jim, born and raised in the 'Burgh, has shrunk thousands of cultural icons into
White Mountain montage puzzles
working as a freelance illustrator. He's also designed Pittsburgh Penguins tickets; drawn a head of lettuce for bags of salad; exhibited work at the Heinz History Center; and won sports art awards from Beckett Magazine, among other adventures. His BFA from IUP and an Associate's Degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh led him to be a founding member of the
Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators,
where he's slaved as its secretary for a decade. A white, fluffy Pomechon named Lizzie often distracts him in his home office, as does his 14-year-old daughter,
and loving wife, Jan.
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