Hello, my name is Melissa "Gigi" Almariei from Gulfport, Florida.
I noticed some members going to the ISCA Convention 2019 that aren't in the Facebook group so I wanted to introduce myself.
I started drawing caricatures in 2000, my first ISCA con was in 2003 (it was NCN back then). I took a break from caricatures and in 2011 I went to the ISCA convention on St. Pete Beach and started drawing again.
I am married to another caricature artist, Dan Almariei. In 2013 I told Dan I always wanted a wedding with Elivs there and he said “okay”. I was like “is that a proposal?” LOL, we later married in Vegas 2014 and had a Zombie Elvis, acrobats and a vampire minister.
When I found out the convention was in Memphis, I was like OMG yes! Elvis, we have to go!
Dan and I work events together. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.
Please feel free to introduce yourself too!