Mel has been a busy guy. Members of the Integrity Gene Club got "Mel Mail" today and one of his announcements was about his new paper doll book coming out in August.
Here's the description from the manufacturer's site:
Lavishly illustrated in Jim Howard's beautifully artistic style, "Gene and her Friends" features 5 dolls and 8 pages of stylish outfits based on the popular fashion dolls created by Mel Odom. The beautiful Gene doll is joined by chic villainess Madra Lord, Gene's leading man Trent Osborn, her fashionable best friend Ivy (Vee J.) Jordan, and the sultry Violet Waters.This fabulous authorized edition will be available in August 2009. Advance orders are welcome.
There is another paper doll book by Mel on that same site.
This one was illustrated by Marilyn Henry with actual outfits belonging to Gene. Manufacturer: B. Shackman.
Mel also told us about a teddy bear makeover design contest he has entered.
You can find his entry here: http://www.tedde.com/store/index.php?main_page=wordpress
The name of his bear is "Lovey-Glovey." The winner will have his entry manufactured.
Vote for him!