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Back Talk with Mel Kadel

Juxtapoz // Monday, 10 May 2010

Today, I feel:


If you had three wishes, what would they be?

I don’t want to say, since I’ve heard that would jinx it.


Do you consider yourself a funny person?

I make my mom laugh, does that count?



If you had one magic power, what would it be?

A spring water sprinkler system in my fingertips.


Something that makes you happy?



Something that makes you mad?

Wounded birds.

What was your favorite subject in elementary school?





If you feel a creative block, what do you do to jumpstart inspiration?

Make a ‘zine, or something like that.


When someone is taking a photo, do you smile for the camera or turn your head?

I’m pretty uncomfortable with cameras, so I kind of black out.


Are you a social network enthusiast?

I’m not on Facebook, but I like to be social.


What is a quality you don’t like about yourself?

I blush for no reason.


Last good book you read?

Tortilla Flat, by Steinbeck.




Who has had the most impact on your life?

Travis Millard.


Are you spiritual?

I believe.


One word to describe your artwork?



What’s missing in your life?

A swimming pool.




Are you a pet person?

I spoon with my cat every night, so yes.


Is your artwork understood?

I don’t know…that’s up to the people that care to look at it.


The most trouble you’ve ever gotten into:

I drove on some train tracks years ago, and got into some big bad trouble.


Where do you imagine yourself in five years?

In a very similar spot to where I am now, but hopefully a little bit better. Baby steps.



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