Mike And Melissa

Mike And Melissa

Lauren Hammer, Writer and illustrator

“Mike and Melissa” is a YouTube video made by a college student. The College student is named Mike, and he showed this video to the entire class for his animation project. It is an important milestone in the animation community, and it does not deserve as much hate as it gets. It really deserves love, because Mike ended up not making any more episodes. The cringe culture behind it is too mean to him, especially the stigma behind Melissa’s voice actor. Some people believe that Mike’s mother played the role of Melissa, which is just a gross misinterpretation of his passion project. I really think that “Mike and Melissa” deserves way more positive feedback, instead of focusing on the animation and story. I decided to redraw a scene from the start of the video, when Mike is next to the bus stop to signify how toxic people on the internet can affect people negatively.

this was edited from my original post, because I wrote it in a way that can be seen as hurtful to the creator and to the fans of “Mike and Melissa”. I really do love how Mike went through with his passions, and I terribly apologize for insinuating that I was making fun of the comic. In the future, I will do more research and better my articles, so that everyone can enjoy them 🙂