Melchor Prats is a Spanish cartoonist and comic strip artist from Cádiz, who publishes under the name Mel. He draws a daily cartoon in the local paper Diario de Cádiz since 2004. His comic strip 'Genaro, la brasa en casa' runs in the satirical magazine El Jueves since 2005, and has been collected in several books. In 2009 he started a second feature, '5 Asaltos'.
Prior to El Jueves, Mel drew the comic '¡Mi padre!' in the children's magazine Mister K, by the same publisher. He has also made comic strips for the fantasy and sci-fi website Bibliopolis, and the Spanish edition of the 'Fantastic Four' comic book published by Planeta-DeAgostini.