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MeSseD Comics by Creative Mussel Portfolio

MeSseD, the nickname for the Metropolitan Sewer District, brings sewer management to science fiction. The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) processes over one billion gallons of wastewater from over ten thousand miles of pipes a day. Tough sewer worker Lilliput is our guide to the wet, weird and wild world under our feet.

Launched in November 2016, MeSseD has become one of the most popular comic books in the Greater Cincinnati area.


Cincinnati Citybeat named us 2017 Best of Cincinnati Staff Pick: “Best Reason to Get Your Mind in the Gutter.”


The Cincinnati Enquirer wrote,"Lilliput... is tough and enterprising. She is fearless and unflappable... a hero for all of us."


MeSseD an original comic written by Jay B. Kalagayan (Columbus, Cincinnati) with illustrations by Dylan Speeg (Cincinnati). The books are printed in Ohio by Seemless Printing.


"I was inspired by my daughters to create a strong character that happens to be female and happens to be Asian," says creator Jay B. Kalagayan, "So when I bring my daughters to the comic book store they see someone who looks like them on the shelves."

MeSseD Comics has printed four volumes (seasons) with over 21 chapters. Here's a link to our store!


Here's what they are saying about us ... click here for our more media reviews!

Creative Mussel travels to different shows to talk to fans, meet new readers and bring MeSseD Comics to the masses. Here is a picture of our table set up.

Creative Mussel has appeared at Motor City Comic Con (MI), Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (Ohio), Cincinnati Comic Expo, Anime Ohio, Indiana Comic Con, Gem City Comic Con (OH), NOICE: Norfolk's Original Indie Comics Expo (Virginia), Lake Erie Ink's 10th Annual Kid's Comic Con (Ohio), Fan Expo New Orleans (Louisiana) Crafty Supermarket (Ohio), Ohioana Book Festival, Tidewater Comic Con (Virginia), Cincinnati Book by the Banks, Genghis Con (Cleveland, Ohio), the Cincinnati Fringe Festival and the WWETT Show - Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show.

Creative Mussel tries to bring our stories to life with from our Lilliput character model doing cosplay at cons, immersive tunnel tours five stories underground, selfies with sewer worms, character models sharing playlists and weird photo ops like our filament filter!

Still thinking outside the box, Creative Mussel collaborated with Heavy Hinges to create an animated video for their song Ms. Right.

We have commissioned other artists for their unique interpretation on our original IP including renowned artists like David Mack and Kevin Necessary as well as up-in-comers like Clint Basinger, Jme Foronda, Michelle Littlejohn, Zakiyya, and many others.







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