Invincible Summer

by NJG

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Studio!

Dear Friends,
After 4 years of working in the closet nook of Little House, I've moved to greener pastures along the Willamette River!
Break a cyber champagne bottle in honor of my new studio!
I'll be sharing it with zinester and co-author of the Tell It Like It Tiz senior citizen zine/project, Marc Parker.

The dogs even like it here.

For a little perspective, here is my old drawing space:

...And my new drawing space:

Very psyched.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Stumptown Comics Fest Nametags

I had some fun at Stumptown this year, getting to table with my great friends Alec Longstreth, Claire and Tugboat Press.

I have some photos from a panel I was on with Trevor Dodge, Diana Schutz, Brian Michael Bendis ,and Patrick Rosenkranz.

Here's a photo in which you can catch a glimpse of Brian yawning as I spoke.
These photos were taken by a very patient 6 year old who sat through the entire 2 hour panel on college-level comic classes without so much as a whine or a sniffle.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How People See Me, part I

Here is some feedback from two people, circa 2008.

One is a portrait by my friend (writer, blogger, comedian) Tara Jepsen, drawn while on vacation in New York City.

The second is a quote from a drunk guy to me at El Rio in San Francisco, California.



Sunday, April 10, 2011

Oldies Harass Marc

As you may or may not know, I've been doing a zine workshop with senior citizens for the past four and a half years. We go weekly, and in recent years the most consistent volunteer & closest friend to the seniors has been my friend Marc. The ladies LOVE to give him a hard time. Read on.

Click to enlarge.

OH! By the way! Marc is going to be my new studio-mate!
After four years of working in the closet nook in my home, I'll be packing up and moving in to a historic building on the Willamette River. Photos to come.

We hope to get a new issue of our senior citizen zine, Tell It Like It Tiz', completed before the 2011 Portland Zine Symposium.
Cross your fingers!


How to Cross Stitch

I did this how-to comic a couple of years ago for Modern Seamster magazine. Click to enlarge!

Food My Dog Family Eats

Hello! Stay tuned as I post new bits & pieces I found in my comic artist/hoarder spring cleaning today!

*Note: Beija does not eat as many kale stalks as she used to, as Jeb pointed out a certain gastrointestinal issue they were causing. Ahem. BUT! she still comes running for broccoli stalks.


I will be at STUMPTOWN COMICS FEST next weekend.

I'm sitting at table C-16 with Clutch/Tugboat Press & Alec Longstreth (Alec shown here, in 2009)!
Come see me and buy something. I'll have prints and zines, etc.
I'll try to wear a booth babe outfit but no promises.

I'll also be speaking on two panels on Saturday:

The IPRC Comics Program Info Meeting

and a Teaching College-Level Comics panel.

IF YOU ARE WOMANLY & a comic artist,
come to this :

Drink & Draw Like a Lady: West —
Things From Another World - Hollywood
4133 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR 97212
Friday, April 15th

That's all I have to say for now. I was just cleaning out my pantry room (again????) and found almost a literal ton of unpublished comics which I will slowly scan and post for you here.

Take care. Have a nice Sunday.